Obituaries

Carole King

Early in the morning on May 13, 2019, Carole King entered into perfection in the presence of Jesus and now eternity is hers. After a brief encounter with a very aggressive cancer, she took leave of this world. Always a small-town gal, Carole Radanovich grew up in the Gold Rush town of Mariposa, Calif., helping inventory at her father’s Fremont […]

Alan Haigh

Alan Glenn Haigh was born on Jan. 1, 1931 and died peacefully on May 9, 2019 at the age of 88 in his home on the Haigh Ranch in Coulterville, Calif. He lived a full and adventuresome life as a fourth generation cattle rancher, Sonora police officer, Mariposa County Sheriff’s Posse member and Greyhound bus driver. He became a private […]

Kathleen Wass

Kathleen Laura Wass was born on Oct. 25, 1943 in Bell, Calif. She passed away May 8, 2019 in Walla Walla, Wash. In the early 1980s, Kathy Wass moved to Alaska, where for the next 10 years, she worked on the North Slope then for the next 20 years, she worked various jobs. After 30 years living in Alaska she […]

Bettyle (Youd) Carpenter

Bettyle (Youd) Carpenter, 95, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2019 in her apartment at Orchard Valley in Wilbraham. Bettyle was daughter of William and Bertha Youd, born on June 24, 1923 in Maripo­sa, Calif. She graduated high school in 1941 and went on to continue her education at Modesto Jr. College. In 1942, she was employed by the National […]

Janet Wight

Janet Adele Wight (Williams) passed away in Merced surrounded by her children on April 19, 2019. She was proceeded in death by her father, Harold (Doc) Williams; mother, Adele (O’Connell) Corbin; sister, Diane Stickles; brother, Merle Williams; and step-sister, Maureen (May) Hornsby. Her great-grandparents were from the Hart family in Catheys Valley and the McNally family in Mariposa. Janet is […]

Bobby Gene Riggins

Bobby Gene Riggins was born in Kensett, Ark. on June 5, 1926 to Andrew and Mae Riggins. He was the youngest of four children. He lived in Indiana when he joined the Navy from 1943-1949. He had three children: Nancy, Sandra and Steven. On July 28, 1953 he married Lillian Fern and was married almost 66 years, raising two daughters […]

Laurali Campbell

Laurali Campbell was born on Oct. 15, 1943 in San Francisco to Ester Grider-Richey and Herman Grider. Her adopted mother/aunt was Marie Anne Grider-Weber. She died in Roseville, Calif. on March 30, 2019. She served in the United States Air Force and reserves for three years, was a care taker and independent Mariposa business owner for 16 years. She was […]

Margaret A. (Hall) Ogden

Margaret A. (Hall) Ogden of Mariposa was born to the late Richard and Laila (Howard) Hall on Aug. 24, 1948. She died March 29, 2019 and was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest D. Ogden. She is survived by her son, Chance Ogden, of Hayden, Idaho, his wife Anne and children Derek, Jacob, Jordon, Shandi, Chance Jr. and son […]

Janet Ludolph

Janet Ludolph passed away peacefully at home on April 4, 2019. She was born on Aug. 14, 1932 to William and Elyse (Remily) Gleason in Turton, S.D. Her sisters are Donna Shanholtzer and Yvonne Sues. She was married to the late Raymond Ludolph, with whom she had three children: Michael Ludolph (Debbie), Arcadia, Calif., Cheryl Wright (Alan), Mariposa and Connie […]

Walter Bruce Roland

Walter Bruce Roland passed away peacefully at his home in Mariposa on March 27, 2019. He was an only child born on April 22, 1939 to the late Bruce W. Roland and Fern Keim of Reading, Penn. He resided in Reading until his graduation from Reading High School. In 1957 he joined the United States Marine Corps., at which point […]


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