Obituaries

Robert Nordstrom

Robert Steven Nordstrom was born on Oct. 12, 1962 at St Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, Calif. and passed away in his sleep on March 5, 2019 in Mariposa. He attended school in Newbury Park and graduated with honors from Newbury Park High School in June, 1981. He attended California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, graduating with a bachelor […]

Tom Harris

Tom Harris passed away on Tuesday, March 5, at the age of 93. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him, his family and many friends. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Fosgate of Mariposa, daughter Cynthia Lenz and her husband Jerry Lenz both of Montague, Calif., and grandchildren David Lenz of Montague, and Hanna Linn […]

John William Hamilton

John William Hamilton was born Dec. 27, 1961 in Sacramento, Calif. to Robert S. Hamilton and Jan Doris Emerson Hamilton. When John was four, his father was transferred to Seattle, Wash., where John spent the next 45 years before giving up his construction business to move to the family’s Circle Nine ranch in Mariposa to care for his mother. He […]

Suzanne Dutton

Mrs. Suzanne Emilia Dutton was born in Kansas City, Mo., to Robert R. Fleisher and Louise Plath Fleisher on May 31, 1933. Suzanne passed away surrounded by family on March 15, 2019 in Merced, Calif., at the age of 85. Suzanne was a resident of Merced for the last four years. She was also a long-time resident of Catheys Valley […]

Wendy Bispo

Wendy L. Bispo, 60, passed away Feb. 25, 2019 of natural causes, at her home in Cottage Grove, Ore. She was born Dec. 12, 1958, in Livermore, Calif., to Richard and Margaret (Mackey) Worswick, the youngest of nine children. She married John William Bispo on May 16, 1994 in Mariposa. Wendy found her love for horses as a teenager while […]

Stanley Cram

Stanley “Stan” Richard Cram, 74, died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2019, at his home on Guadalupe Mountain, Cathey’s Valley, Calif. His funeral services will be held Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at Cathey’s Valley Baptist Church, followed by internment at Cathey’s Valley Cemetery, and a gathering at their home for all friends and family. Stan was born on Oct. […]

Letty Barry

Letty Barry moved to Mariposa County with her family in 1972 and resided in the Merced River canyon until her retirement in 2003. Letty passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Her fierce intellect and loving heart had long since been lost to Alzheimer’s disease and this second loss seemed a mercy to those who loved […]

Flora “Jean” Werly

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Flora “Jean” Werly passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Fresno. This last November her family and many friends celebrated her 99th birthday, and a life well lived. Jean was a great communicator and storyteller. At the age of 93, she realized her biggest personal accomplishment by completing her book “A Tent by the […]

Vynomma Brown

A celebration of life will be held for Vynomma “Nommie” Brown. She was born on March 27, 1936 and died on Jan. 21, 2019. The celebration of life will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall, 5158 Highway 140 in Mariposa. Persons are asked to RSVP by March 10 to Carl at (209) […]

Services, celebration set for Dion Lopez

Dion Luise Lopez died peacefully in Merced on Feb. 4, 2019. She was surround by her children and family during her final moments. Services for Dion will be held March 2, 2019 at Plainsburg Cemetery in Planada, Calif. at noon. Also, a celebration of life will be held March 3 at the Applegate Park, in the scout hut, at noon. […]


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