Obituaries

Edward Hardy

On Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 Edward C. Hardy passed in his sleep at the age of 83. The long time president of Yosemite Park & Curry Co made Eastern Madera County his permanent home since 1995. He was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Palo Alto, Calif., to Edward Everett Hardy and Dorothea Clark Hardy, both graduates of Stanford University. As […]

Gail Miller

Gail Miller, a lifetime resident of Mariposa County, passed away in his Bear Valley home on Jan. 8, 2018. He enjoyed activities like fishing, bow hunting and making Native American crafts such as masks and rattles. He spent a few years in other areas, but the mountains were always his home. Gail was a maintenance man for the Miner’s Inn […]

Memorial service set for Ronald Delong

Memorial services for Ronald DeLong will be at Grace Community Church in Mariposa on Saturday Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. The church is at 3367 Woodland Drive.

Cynthia Romero

Cynthia Lee Hammer Romero passed from this world in Fresno, Calif. with her family by her side. She is survived by her mother, Anne Hammer; brother, Thomas Hammer; sister, Becky Horen; children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephew; partner John Diaz; and lifelong friends, Pam Coats, Marsha McCarty, Kim Beck and Cindy Griffen. Cindy’s children and their spouses are Corinne Britt, […]

Manuela Aostri Ortiz

Manuela Aostri Ortiz was born on May 14, 1927, in Riano, Spain, to Angel Aostri Lopez and Candida Soto Alonzo. Manuela lived in Spain until she married Carlos Ortiz and came to America in 1948. The couple settled in Hornitos, Calif., where they owned and operated the Plaza Bar for over 60 years. Manuela was fun-loving and loved the bar […]

Matthew Richie

Matthew Thomas Richie was born July 28, 1975 and died Jan. 3, 2018. Matthew was a carpenter and will be remembered for his ability to see past the shortcomings of others and love them in spite of themselves. Matthew, having spent the earlier years of his life in Yolo Count, fell in love with and worked and lived along the […]

Bill Boyd

Bill Boyd, born Dec. 27, 1923, died on Nov. 15 in Newberg, Oregon. He joined the Navy during World War II and served in several big battles, including Iwo Jima, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Church of Christ and loved to tell people about Jesus. He was very active in […]

James Spacke

James ( Jim) Spacke, 78, of Mariposa, Calif., passed away peacefully at Saint Agnes Hospital, Fresno, Calif., on Jan. 5, 2018, with family by his side. Jim was born June 25, 1939 in San Diego, Calif. He was the proud son of the late William and Mabel Spacke. Jim is survived by his daughter, Terri Landy and husband Rick; son, […]

Samuel Ekstrom

Samuel Ekstrom born, April 5, 1944, passed away of natural causes on Jan. 2, 2018. He was born in Pasadena, Calif., to Carroll and Arvilla Ekstrom. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Donna, until her passing in 2005. He retired in 2009 from The Berry Man produce company in Santa Barbara, Calif., and moved to Mariposa to be […]

Service set Feb. 3 for Jefferson Venard

Services for Jefferson Allen Venard will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Mariposa. It will be at 10 a.m. at the church, located at 5005 Frank Wilson Road. He died on Jan. 6, 2018.


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