Lassila Funeral Chapels

The lovely Lassila Funeral Chapel and Lassila-Lincoln Funeral Home are conveniently located an hour from Sacramento. Our professional counselors are trained in providing your family with a wide variety of options including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals, as well as choices for flowers, printed materials and keepsakes. We can also help you select an appropriate location to celebrate the unique life of your loved one. We feel that serving you is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. At Lassila Funeral Chapel and Lassila-Lincoln Funeral Chapel, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. Whether you need immediate assistance or have questions about one of our affordable prearrangement plans, our knowledgeable and helpful staff members are here to help. We offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. Lassila Funeral Chapel (AUBURN) Lassila Funeral Chapel opened its doors to Auburn families in 1991. The funeral home is housed in a beautiful former church building, and is one of the most conveniently located chapels in the Sierra Foothills. Our spacious chapel seats up to 300 guests, and our Friendship Room has been the site of many community gatherings and after-service receptions. Our Waterfall Room, which features a working waterfall, is used for visitations and services, and offers a serene and calming setting for our families. We are proud to have earned the Best of the Best Award in our community for eight consecutive years, and we promise to continue our level of excellence in serving families. Lassila's dedicated staff brings years of combined experience in providing funeral services to those in need. We are available to help you create the appropriate tribute and location of service to meet your family's unique needs with respect, dignity and professionalism. We offer guidance and assistance in helping you provide lasting memories of an honored and cherished life 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You have our assurance that we will provide you and your family the very best of care. LASSILA'S-LINCOLN FUNERAL HOME (LINCOLN) Opened in 1930, Lassila's-Lincoln Funeral Home has become a landmark in the community. While retaining its cozy charm, the facility has recently undergone extensive renovations to re-allocate space to better meet the changing needs of those we serve. We feature a serene chapel setting for services, with seating for 100 guests, along with our Friendship Room, which many families choose for after-service receptions or as an alternative to the chapel for a service location.


Our Obituaries

JaNelle Grace McDaniel

June 25, 1935 - October 12, 2014

Jan McDaniel passed away peacefully at her Auburn home after a long battle with cancer. With her at the end was her husband Paul, daughter Caroline, son John and granddaughter Breanne. Jan was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 25, 1935 and passed on October 12, 2014. She came to the Auburn area from Southern California in the early 1970's. She was employed at McClellan Air Force Base until...
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Donna C. Wood

January 31, 1923 - September 15, 2014

Donna C. Wood passed from this life into the presence of our Lord September 15, 2014. She was born in Mason City, Iowa on January 31, 1923. Her husband, Pastor John Wood, preceded her in death in 1991. A pastor's wife for many years, Donna enjoyed serving The Lord through serving people. In her later years she served as prayer coordinator at Adventure Christian Church. Donna was the mother of...
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Jean Ann Healy

February 16, 1928 - September 7, 2014

Jean Hutchinson Healy February 16, 1928 - September 7, 2014 Jean began life's journey in San Francisco, CA. on Feb 16, 1928 and passed away on Sept. 7, 2014 in Auburn, CA. Jean loved family gatherings, especially holidays, crafting and cooking. Services will be at 11:00am on Tuesday Sept. 16th at Lassila Funeral Chapel 551 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn.
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John R. Risley

March 11, 1945 - September 2, 2014

John was born on March 11, 1945 and passed away on 9/02/2014. John was a resident of Foresthill.
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David Linden Gerrans

March 2, 1943 - August 24, 2014

David L. Gerrans 3/2/1943 - 8/23/2014 A very unique and gentle giant of a man passed away on August 23, 2014 at Mercy hospital in the Alex G. Spanos cardiac wing, at the age of 71. His family will celebrate his life with an informal non-denominational celebration of life at Lassila funeral chapel in Auburn. The service will be held on September 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm. We would love to...
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William L. O'Brien

April 6, 1925 - July 26, 2014

William L. O'Brien 4/6/1925 - 7/26/2014 Bill O'Brien has joined the love of his life in Heaven, Gloria married for 59 years, together they raised six children, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A Lake of the Pines resident for 27 years, an avid golfer, 4th degree Knights of Columbus at St. Teresa's, VFW member and one time post commander. Member of the Navy League,...
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Lewis L. Prewitt

December 19, 1926 - July 9, 2014

Lewis Leroy Prewitt 12/19/1926 - 7/9/2014 Lewis "papa," was born on December 19, 1926 in Portola, Calif. He passed peacefully in Auburn, Calif., on July 8, 2014. After high school he was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Japan. On December 10, 1950 he married Mary Louise Jovich. They lived in Portola, Calif.,where he drove and owned a logging truck. In 1962, he moved his family...
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Joanne M. Johnson

February 23, 1925 - June 27, 2014


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Betty Jane McBride

October 20, 1934 - June 18, 2014


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Jason Lennon Vian

November 23, 1980 - April 5, 2014

Jason Lennon Vian 11/23/1980 - 04/05/2014 Into His Father's Arms Forever. Jason Lennon Vian was born November 23, 1980 in Auburn, California. He was lost to an auto accident in Auburn on April 5, 2014 at the age of 33. A widower for three years after the untimely passing of his beloved wife Serena, Jason was the beloved father to his four children: Rebecca, 14; Katelin, 11;...
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Michael Robert Schlender

April 2, 1944 - December 5, 2013

Michael was born on April 2, 1944 and passed away on December 5, 2013. Michael was a resident of Applegate.
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Jessie F.L. York

February 10, 1922 - November 18, 2013

Jessie was born on February 10, 1922 and passed away on November 18, 2013. Jessie was a resident of Sacramento.
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Dorothy Colwell

April 25, 1924 - October 24, 2013

Born in San Jose, CA, on April 25, 1924, Dorothy Jeanne Colwell passed away peacefully on October 24, 2013 in Rocklin at the age of 89. She was the daughter of Robert E. Ryan, an honored WWI pilot who flew alongside Billy Mitchell as one of the very first American military aviators, and who later became a sports reporter and editor for the San Jose Mercury-Herald. Her mother was Elsie Knobel Ryan...
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Jereva LaDoris Archer Johnson

June 21, 1927 - October 3, 2013

Tribute to Great Grandma Jereva LaDoris Archer Johnson 1. My Great Grandma Johnson was born on June 21, 1927 in San Springs, Oklahoma. She was the only girl in the family and had three brothers. Sadly, her mother died when she was only 3 years old. 2. She was her high school's valedictorian, but was unable to give her speech and receive because her family moved to California a month before...
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Wendy Lynn Bast

October 28, 1968 - September 24, 2013

Wendy Lynn Bast (Einspahr) 10/28/1968-9/24/2013 Wendy Lynn Bast peacefully passed away on September 24, 2013, with her family and friends by her side. Born on October 28, 1968, Wendy was a lifelong resident of Auburn. She attended Placer High School, graduating in 1986 and continued her education at Sierra College. Wendy devoted 24 years of service to Placer County where she advanced to the...
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Philip "Gino" Maples

December 21, 1939 - September 1, 2013

Philip "Gino" was born on December 21, 1939 and passed away on September 1, 2013. Gino was a resident of Plymouth, California.
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Beata Teresa Olesniewicz-Owens

October 21, 1965 - August 30, 2013

Our beloved Beata was born in Warsaw Poland on October 21, 1965 and took her next step on August 30, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California. An unending light to all who had the privilege of knowing her, we will cherish the time we spent together and look forward to meeting her again. Though her graduation has been difficult on all of us, we are strengthened in the fact that she is free to...
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Michael Kevin Ryan

April 19, 1944 - August 30, 2013


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Ray Ely

August 17, 1921 - August 11, 2013

Obituary Guest BookBe the first to share your memories or express your condolences in the Guest Book for Ray Ely. View Sign Ray Ely 8/17/2013 - 8/11/2013 Ray Ely was born August 17, 1921 to Carl and Clara Ely in Meeker Co. and passed away peacefully in Auburn Calif., on August 11, 2013. He was a dedicated family man, an entrepreneur, and a truck driver which he enjoyed most in his life. ...
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Stewart Gordon King

July 28, 1921 - August 11, 2013

Stewart King of Auburn, California passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 11, 2013. He was 92. The most important thing in his life was his family. He is survived by his wife, Louise, of 57 years; 4 children, Robert, Fred, Marshall, and Lily; 14 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren. He was born on July 28, 1921 in Trochu, Alberta, Canada to Homer and...
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Jed Larimer

January 30, 1977 - August 2, 2013

John Edward Larimer 01/30/1977 - 08/02/2013 Our beloved Jed. Survived by parents, John and Laurel Larimer of Weimar and brother, Matthew Larimer of Rocklin. Memorial service will be Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Lassila Funeral Chapel. 551 Grass Valley Hwy., Auburn, Ca. Gone too soon. Loved forever. Never forgotten. .Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers from August 11 to...
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Claudia Anderson

November 17, 1939 - July 20, 2013

Claudia Anderson Doris "Claudia" Anderson, happily retired, a garden hobbyist, and an active member of her community, passed away in Auburn, CA on Saturday, July 20 at 2:25PM at the age of 73, following a short illness. Claudia leaves behind her loving husband, soul mate, and best friend of 7 years Donald C. Anderson. She is lovingly remembered by her brother Hugh Holloway and sisters...
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Bernadette Mary Fudge

March 19, 1966 - July 20, 2013


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Pamela Lee Simning

October 7, 1944 - July 18, 2013

Pamela Lee Simning 10/7/1944 -7/18/2013 Pamela Simning was born in Oakland California to Wallace and Lena (Stella) Simning. She passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Auburn Faith Hospital after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of California. After attending high school in Happy Camp she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Chico State. She taught...
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Bennie Lee Lovelace

March 14, 1933 - July 18, 2013


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Edward Francis Gilligan, Jr.

August 1, 1932 - July 7, 2013

Edward Francis Gilligan Jr. was born on August 1, 1932 in Alameda, CA, to Edward and Marie Gilligan. He passed away on July 7 at home in Auburn, CA. Edward graduated from Alameda High and U.C. Berkeley, where he received his teaching credential and Master's Degree. He received his Doctorate of Education from BYU. Edward was a teacher and vice principal in Alameda. Then was a principal in...
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Helen M. Straight

June 14, 1921 - June 18, 2013


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Clifford B. Hendricks

January 20, 1930 - June 14, 2013

Clifford B. Hendricks, a Civil Engineer and Master Mason, passed away June 14, 2013 at the age of 83 in Auburn, CA following a long illness. Cliff was born in Mahaska County, IA on January 20, 1930 to Curtis and Sina Hendricks. At the age of 13, the family move to Long Beach, CA where he completed his high school education. At the age of 20, he was drafted and served with distinction in...
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Gerald Arthur Frank

March 5, 1932 - May 22, 2013

Gerald ( Jerry ) Frank ( 1932 – 2013) In remembrance of Gerald Arthur Frank of Paradise, CA, Born March 5th 1932. He passed from this world on May 22nd, 2013. Jerry is survived by his 2 children and their families: Daniel and Kathy Frank, Patti and Bob Wallington and 6 grandchildren, in addition Jerry is also survived by 2 of his siblings and their families: Jack and Anita Frank and Jo...
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Mary Mariscal

December 20, 1944 - May 19, 2013

Mary was born on December 20, 1944 in Mexico and passed away on May 19, 2013 in Grass Valley, California. After moving to Colfax, California, Mary had 8 children; Ricardo, Elva, Gabriel, Carolina, Luz, Emma, Alfonso, and Angelique Mariscal. She was loved by all her children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed.
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Norman D. Heller

May 17, 1931 - May 18, 2013

Norman D. Heller, age 82, of Auburn, CA, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Auburn, CA. He was born on May 17, 1931 in New York to his parents, Louis Heller III and Ruth Mendelwitz. Norman was one of 2 children. He married Jill Nalbach in Kauai, HI on January 12, 1987. They had three children. He attended NYU and graduated with a MSE in Engineering and Management. He served in the U...
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Tory Robert Madrid

May 22, 1963 - May 16, 2013


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Rose Marie Folla

August 21, 1933 - April 4, 2013

Rose was born on August 21, 1933 and passed away on April 4, 2013. Rose was a resident of Auburn.
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Beverly May Smith

May 21, 1923 - March 30, 2013


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Fred Douglas Caesar

January 17, 1930 - March 23, 2013

Fred Douglas Caesar 1-17-1930 – 03-23-2013 Born in Arkadelphia, AR he is a 65 year resident of Foresthill. Fred was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Caesar and siblings Alfred Caesar and Gracie Caesar. He is survived by his children Alton (Mona ) Caesar of Penryn, Carey Caesar of Auburn, and Phyllis Caesar of Roseville, grandson Marques (Megan) Caesar of Folsom; brother...
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Curtis Dwight Staggs

June 22, 1956 - March 20, 2013

Curtis was born on June 22, 1956 and passed away on March 20, 2013. Curtis was a resident of Meadow Vista.
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'Coyote' Darrell Dwayne Suehead

March 8, 1965 - March 9, 2013

"Coyote" Darrell D. Suehead 3/8/1965 - 3/9/2013 "Coyote" was born March 8 1965 in Auburn, California. He lived most of his life in and around the Foresthill area. Coyote passed away unexpectedly at home near Foresthill March 9, 2013. Coyote is survived by his mother Lavina Suehead, aunts; Fern Brown, Margarie Cummins and Wyola Nichols of Foresthill and Dolly Suehead of Grass Valley, uncles; ...
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Janet C. Jones

September 30, 1933 - February 26, 2013

Janet was born on September 30, 1933 and passed away on February 26, 2013. Janet was a resident of Auburn, California.
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Gary M. Leland

March 26, 1948 - February 19, 2013


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John William List

July 11, 1925 - February 17, 2013

John W. List MD was born in Delano, California on July 11, 1925, and died in Sacramento, California on February 17, 2013. John was a general and vascular surgeon, as well as pilot, veteran, artist, woodworker and active church member. John was preceded in death by his beloved wife Elizabeth, son Brad and siblings Paul, Steve, Andy, Phil and Lydia. He is survived by his children Richard, Doug and...
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Norman Arnold Kelly

October 31, 1938 - February 9, 2013

10/31/1938 - 2/9/2013 Norman Arnold Kelly was born on October 31, 1938 in Newcastle, Calif. On February 9, 2013 Norman passed away. He was loved by many and will be missed. A gathering is planned for Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 4 p.m., until 6 p.m. at Lasilla Funeral Home in Auburn, Calif. for any friends or family members who would like to attend. Published in Gold Country Media...
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Robert C. Fisher

May 9, 1948 - February 6, 2013


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Matthew Martin Steele

October 5, 1992 - January 16, 2013

Matthew Martin Steele 10/5/1992 - 01/16/2013 Matt was born in Auburn and spent his whole life here. He graduated from Placer High School in 2010. He loved his family, the Giants, music, playing his guitar, and playing baseball. He is survived by: his mom, Lisa Steele, younger sister, Elena, his father, Daniel Halford, grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He had many, many friends...
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Arthur Ray Burden

May 3, 1931 - January 11, 2013

Ray passed away peacefully in Colfax on January 11, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the American Heart Association.
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Elsbeth Mueller

November 24, 1916 - January 11, 2013

Elsbeth Mueller, a longtime resident of 52 years living in Auburn passed away in her home on January 11, 2013 after a sudden illness. She was 96 yrs. old. She was born in Halberstadt Germany on November 24,1916 to Paul & Emma Kuehn. A survivor of the horrors and tragedy of World War 2, Elsbeth found new life and hope when she met the love of her life and dance partner, Oskar Mueller. They...
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Lucila F. Tabios

April 15, 1921 - January 6, 2013

Lucila was born on April 15, 1921 and passed away on January 6, 2013.
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Hannah Olson

September 19, 1998 - January 5, 2013

Hannah was born on September 19, 1998 and passed away on January 5, 2013.
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Florida Filomena Caselli

August 1, 1923 - January 4, 2013

Florida was born on August 1, 1923 and passed away on January 4, 2013.
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Charles W. Armstrong

November 20, 1925 - January 1, 2013


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Sumiko Kajimura

December 5, 1919 - December 30, 2012


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Yvonne Irene Smith

April 14, 1932 - December 26, 2012

Yvonne was born April 14, 1932 in South Dakota to Edmond Crane and Thelma Wolf. She passed away December 26, 2012 in Auburn, California surrounded by her loving family.
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Caitlyn M. Wilde

October 21, 1986 - December 26, 2012


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Jose Felix Plasencia

March 1, 1936 - December 16, 2012

Jose was born on March 1, 1936 and passed away on December 16, 2012.
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Buster Machado

September 27, 1991 - December 16, 2012

Buster Machado 9-27-1991 to 12-15-2012 Buster Machado, a lifelong Auburn resident, died in a tragic ATV accident Saturday night. The 2009 Placer High School graduate loved the San Francisco Giants, his family, motorcycles, hunting, fishing, camping and being with friends. He grew up helping his grandfather, Gil Machado, and father, Gary Machado, work at the family farm and store, Machado...
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Rodney Stewart Fierstein

December 21, 1930 - December 14, 2012

Rodney was born on December 21, 1930, in Campbell, Nebraska. The youngest son of John and Mary-Ola Fierstein Rod had three brothers and a sister. After graduating High School Rod joined the Air Force serving from 1950 to 1954. After leaving the service he went to work for Ford Motor Company at the San Jose, CA assembly plant. He met and married Barbara Bowman in 1956. Rod enjoyed camping,...
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Jack C. Pratt

May 24, 1928 - December 7, 2012


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La Veda Clark

November 27, 2012


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Danny Richard Dolezal

October 16, 1955 - November 26, 2012


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Fred Pitz

December 5, 1940 - November 23, 2012

Fredric William Pitz, age 71, entered into rest after a long battle with cancer on Friday, November 23, 2012 surrounded by loved ones at his home in Colfax, California. Fred was born in Nevada City, Calif. to Lillian and Fritz Pitz, their only child, and moved to Colfax at the age of seven where he lived the rest of his life. Fred attended Colfax Elementary then moved on to Placer High School...
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Richard Ivan Dunton

October 11, 1926 - November 18, 2012

Richard Dunton passed away peacefully at his home in Auburn, Calif., on November 18, 2012, having faced Parkinson's with courage and dignity. Richard was born in San Francisco to Melvin and Ruby Dunton. As a child during the Great Depression he climbed out of poverty to become a distinguished Naval Officer and served in World War II and the Korean War. Having served his country he laid down...
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Anna Elizabeth Huber

February 19, 1986 - November 14, 2012

Anna was born on February 19, 1986 and passed away on November 14, 2012.
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William "Bill" Mc Reynolds

September 28, 1931 - November 1, 2012

William "Bill" Neall Mc Reynolds 9-28-1931 - 11-1-2012 Born to Chester and Ethyl Mc Reynolds in Arbuckle, CA. The tenth child of a blended family. The family moved from Meridian, CA to Magalia, CA when Bill was 2 years old. Bill lived there and helped run the family sawmill until he left home to marry. Bill had 3 sons; Mike Mc Reynolds (Julie), Billy and Jerry Mc Reynolds (proceeded him...
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Richard Pitts

February 4, 1950 - November 1, 2012

Richard Pitts passed away peacefully at his home in Grass Valley in the loving arms of his wife Pat and his granddaughter Danielle.
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Margaret C. "Connie" Kostolefsky

June 28, 1930 - October 31, 2012

On October 31, 2012, Margaret C. "Connie" Kostolefsky left her loving family and friends behind to set out on a new adventure. At her request, no services will be held. The immediate family will come together at a later date to celebrate her wonderful life. Connie was born June 28, 1930, in San Francisco, California to Roberts and Viola Mainwaring. She grew up in the Castro District...
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John Alan Dosier

September 27, 1932 - October 27, 2012

John was born on September 27, 1932 and passed away on October 27, 2012.
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William Bruce McChesney

July 9, 1924 - October 9, 2012

William Bruce McChesney passed away peacefully on October 9, 2012 in Roseville, California.
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Naoma Evelyn Myers

November 23, 1924 - October 8, 2012

Naoma was born on November 23, 1924 and passed away on October 8, 2012.
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Shirley Delores Triano

April 6, 1928 - October 6, 2012

Shirley was born on April 6, 1928 and passed away on October 6, 2012.
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Betty Ann Hewett

May 16, 1934 - October 4, 2012

Betty was born on May 6, 1934 and passed away on October 4, 2012. Betty was a resident of Applegate.
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Clyde Edward Riddle

September 26, 1950 - October 3, 2012

Clyde was born on September 26, 1950 and passed away on October 3, 2012. Clyde was a resident of Pilot Hill.
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Deborah M. Bergh

September 15, 2012

Deborah passed away peacefully in Colfax on September 15, 2012.
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Ginny Mock

August 20, 1924 - September 5, 2012

Ginny passed away peacefully at her residence on September 5, 2012.
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Mary Brockell

September 3, 2012


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Verna Marie Trasatti

September 3, 2012

Verna passed away peacefully in Auburn on September 3, 2012.
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Wanda J. Miller

January 1, 1925 - August 29, 2012

Wanda passed away peacefully in Napa on August 29, 2012.
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Ramona "Lynn" Pratt

March 1, 1947 - August 20, 2012


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Paula A. MacDonald

July 7, 1948 - August 15, 2012

- 8/15/2012 Paula A. MacDonald, 64, passed away August 15, 2012, at home, in Auburn, Calif., with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer. Paula was born July 7, 1948 in Norristown, Pennsylvania to Earnest and Jane MacDonald. Paula and her older sister Jane spent their childhood summers in Barnegat Light, New Jersey. During these summers Paula developed a love for the ocean...
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Tyler Daniel Nickerson

January 1, 2000 - August 5, 2012


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Joy E. Williams

October 13, 1923 - July 30, 2012

Joy E. Williams 10/13/1923 - 7/30/2012 Joy passed away July 30, 2012 in Auburn, Calif. Born in Glendale October 13, 1923, Joy resided in Auburn over 35 years. As a bookkeeper, she was employed by several local businesses before her retirement. She was a 66 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, longtime member of the Auburn Garden Club and an avid clogger. She was preceded in death...
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Louis T. Roberts

July 19, 2012

Donations can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.
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Marjorie Helen Farris

November 17, 1919 - July 18, 2012

Marjorie was born on November 17, 1919 and passed away on July 18, 2012.
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Gary P. Portrey

February 11, 1941 - July 12, 2012

Gary Paul Portrey Passed away peacefully in Sacramento on July 12, 2012. Born February 11, 1941. Beloved husband of Janet Portrey. Cherished father of Stephen Portrey, Teri Etiz and Shawnda Burton. Grandfather of Jacob, James, Josh, Billy, Gary, Brandon, Charlie, Mickey , Hannah and Sarah. Great grandfather of Jacob, Joshua, Kaley, Karissa, Justin, Jaxton, Kassidy and Chase. Dear...
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Roland Pierre Champagne

March 24, 1940 - July 11, 2012

Roland was born on March 24, 1940 in the little town of Petite Couvey, Rouen France during WW II his Mother Rolande' Blanche Champagne lived in a small cottage with Family while Roland's Father Pierre Leon Champagne fought the Germans with the French Army. Their was little or no food most of the time so his Mother could not breast feed my Dad and he had to drink bioled potato water as an infant...
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James Wilson Greenhalgh

January 23, 1938 - July 6, 2012

James W. Greenhalgh, age 74 died at his Newcastle home on Friday July 6, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 23, 1938 in Bradenton Florida to the late Frank and Alma Greenhalgh. He graduated from Sarasota High School in 1956. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Firedrake as a machinist mate. After his discharge in 1960, he...
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J. Howard Staats

June 29, 2012

Howard Staats 4/21/13 - 6/29/12 Howard was born April 21, 1913 in Illinois to Peter and Hulda Staats. In 1929, at the age of 16, he moved to Nebraska and worked many jobs, and bought his first car, a "robins-egg blue" Ford. In 1933, he drove to California to visit friends in Grass Valley, where he stayed and started the Valley Taxi Company. He married Della Wellman in 1938. Howard served in...
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Richard Philip Berry

September 18, 1932 - June 18, 2012

Richard 'Dick' Philip Berry, of Meadow Vista, California passed away peacefully in the company of his children on Monday, June 18, 2012 after a trying battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in San Francisco, California in September, 1932 to James and Anne. Richard attended Bellermine Preparatory where he excelled in football. He received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the...
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Billy Carl Ahearn

July 31, 1951 - June 17, 2012

Bill was born on July 31, 1951 and passed away on June 17, 2012. Bill was a resident of Grass Valley.
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Richard Earl Shrader, Jr.

August 12, 1962 - May 27, 2012

Richard Earl Shrader Jr. Date of death 5/27/12, Weimar, California He leaves behind his wife, Miriam Shrader and their three sons, Harrison, Austin and Jackson Shrader. Preceded in death by his son, Larkin Shrader. Richard also leaves behind his parents, Richard and Barbara Shrader of Modesto, Ca; siblings Carrie (Rick) Eaton of Colfax, Catherine (Gary) Taylor of Coronado, Daniel (Cyndi)...
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Eubon Daniel English

January 21, 1922 - May 20, 2012

Eubon "Ed" English passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family in Cameron Park on May 20, 2012 at the age of 90. Ed is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Lori Kirby; son, Ed English; son-in-law, John Kirby; daughter-in-law, Denise English; and grandchildren: Gabrielle Kirby, Fallon Kirby, Logan Kirby, Branson Kirby, Shane English and Scotty English. Ed was born in Mena, Arkansas to...
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Mark A. Osweiler

February 9, 1915 - May 15, 2012

Mark A. Osweiler 97, son of Peter J. and Helena Osweiler. Born Feb 9, 1915 in Lewistown, Montana, passed away peacefully on May 15, 2012 in Auburn, California. He served with the 80th Inf Div in WWII wounded and was a POW in Stalag 17-B and received the Purple Heart. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Mae and daughter Judy. He is survived by children Kathy (Jerry Estes), Mark ...
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June Roberta Seney

June 11, 1922 - May 10, 2012

June was born on June 11, 1922 and passed away on May 10, 2012. June was a resident of Newcaste, California.
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Jerry Lynn O'Neal

April 19, 1968 - April 29, 2012

Jerry was born on April 19, 1968 and passed away on April 29, 2012. Jerry was a resident of El Cerrito, California.
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Edward T. Hackley

April 26, 1932 - April 27, 2012

Born on April 26, 1932 in Waterloo, Iowa to Floyd and Shirley Hackley. Passed away on April 27, 2012 at his home in Auburn, Calif., the day after his 80th birthday. Not only was his daughter Kathleen at his side, but so were his dogs Mandy, April, Lucky and Sandy, and his cats Smoky and Candy. He married the love of his life Clare Alice Heinemann on September 7,1954. They were married for 51...
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Fred Ernest Gordanier

November 27, 1949 - April 22, 2012

Fred E. Gordanier 11/27/1949 - 4/22/2012 Fred Ernest Gordanier passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his family on April 22, 2012 at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, following a courageous battle with congestive heart failure. Fred was born on November 27, 1949 in Glendale, Calif. He was living in Auburn with his mother, Mary Gordanier, who is 91 years young. He is also survived by his...
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