Obituaries

Patricia Turrell

Patricia Turrell, 89, of Mariposa has gone to join her beloved husband Robert Lee “ Fingers” Turrell, Sr. She was one of 11 children — 10 girls and one boy — and is survived by sister Ethel Howell of Wisconsin and brother Wesley McCoy of Idaho. She leaves behind four children: Nadine Gray, Barbara Reese, Robert Turrell, Jr. (Tina) and […]

Devin Orion

Devin was born on Dec.7, 1949, in El Centro, Calif. He was the precocious second son of John and Alberta Whitecar and younger brother to John Whitecar III. Devin passed effortlessly on April 27, 2020, at home with his beloved companion dog, Clark, laying in his lap, slipping away from this life on a Mariposa afternoon breeze. The long life […]

Charles Brazzel

Charles “Chuck” W. Brazzel passed away peacefully from health complications on April 17, 2020; he was 68 years young. He had a great sense of humor. Chuck was born and raised in Sacramento. He graduated from Casa Roble High School in 1969 in the school’s first graduating class. He loved playing on the basketball team. Chuck attended American River College […]

Barbara Mendez

Barbara “Bobbie” Jean Borba Mendez went into eternity with her savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. She was born in Modesto, Calif. on June 2,1937 to Anthony “Tony” Borba and Katherine “Katie” Coleman. She was the oldest of four sisters including Betty May Borba Donohoe, Bernice “Beanie” Ethyl Borba Birge and Bonnie Doreen Borba. She grew up in […]

‘Rainbow Man’ Paul Vasquez has died at the age of 57


In July 2010, Paul “Bear” Vasquez broke the internet with his “Mountain Double Rainbow” YouTube video. The video, which captured his delight over a double rainbow appearing in the sky over Mariposa the previous January, would eventually receive over 47,000,000 views. On May 9, Vasquez, 57, passed away from a non-coravirus related illness. Though he found internet fame, and appeared […]

Natasha Lopez

Natasha Monique Lopez, 31, passed away at home April 14, 2020 in Anacortes, Wash. Natasha was born July 9, 1988, in Anaheim, Calif., to Paul Lopez and Monika (Mayr) Brandle. She graduated from Mariposa County High School in 2006 and received her bachelors degree in Business Administration from South University on Feb. 1, 2017. Natasha moved to Anacortes, Wash. with […]


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