Lillian Mae Callahan~ Aug. 22, 1930 – Oct. 20, 2016

Lillian Mae Callahan~ Aug. 22, 1930 – Oct. 20, 2016

Altaville, CA…me surrounded by family. She was 86. She was laid to rest in the Angels Camp Cemetery Mausoleum on Oct. 24, 2016, during a private family ceremony. Lillian was the only child born to Tony Tanko and Frances Bozich in Hibbing, Minn. She attended the historic Altaville School and Bret Harte High School. She […]

Janice Small Brethauer ~ June 21, 1953 to October 17, 2016

Janice Small  Brethauer ~  June 21, 1953 to October 17, 2016

Arnold, CA…Janice was born in The Dalles Oregon to Melvin Small and A. Victoria Small. Janice received her BA and her MA in education at San Jose State University and taught for 32 years. Teacher Janice concluded her career as a kindergarten teacher at Juana Briones Elementary School in the Palo Alto Unified School District. […]

Christopher Dunivant, 29 From Angels Camp & Ellen Carlson, 79 From Sonora Lost Their Lives In Murphys Grade Collision

Christopher Dunivant, 29 From Angels Camp & Ellen Carlson, 79 From Sonora Lost Their Lives In Murphys Grade Collision

Angels Camp, CA…CHP has released additional details on yesterday’s tragic collision on Murphys Grade Road. Christopher Dunivant, 29 From Angels Camp & Ellen Carlson, 79 From Sonora lost their .lives. Dunivant was driving eastbound on Murphys Grade Road, east of Fairview Park Court. Gates was driving westbound on Murphys Grade Road, east of Fairview Park […]

Mary Rita Campfield 1919-2016

Angels Camp, CA…Rita was born in 1919 to Irish Catholic farmers in Centralia, Kansas where she lived with her ten siblings. She also met her future husband Ray, in the same small community. In 1941 they moved to Northern California where they were married. In 1951 they moved their family to San Jose where they […]

Services For Monsignor Edward Donohoe 1925-2016

Services For Monsignor Edward Donohoe 1925-2016

Stockton, CA…Monsignor Edward Donohoe passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in Stockton, California, October 20, 2016, Monsignor Edward Donohoe. The son of the late Michael and Ellen Donohoe, he was born in Gortermone, Carrigallen, County Leitrim, Ireland on February 20, 1925. He graduated from St. John’s College in Waterford in 1944 and was […]

Jan Kevin Storm

Valley Springs, CA…Jan Kevin Storm, 66 of Valley Springs died at his home October 17, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Storm, sons Matthew & Mark Storm, daughter Ellen Storm, as well as his brothers Kim & Kyle Storm. A memorial service will be held Friday October […]

Ellen Belle Tower 1929-2016

San Andreas, CA… “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3. Kindness is something we tend to look over until we are the ones in need of it the most. Ellen Tower understood that simple fact better than most. She […]

Elsie Teale

Elsie Teale

Murphys, CA…Elsie Teale of Murphys, CA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday October 4, 2016 at her residence in Murphys. She is survived and loved by her husband Buron Teale, Sister in Laws Shirley Teale and Gay Teale, Sister Margaret Ragsdale , brother James Schultz and nieces Nephews. Elsie was born in Oak […]

Thomas William Stowe 1942- 2016

Thomas William Stowe 1942- 2016

Murphys, CA…Thomas ” Tommy Gun” Stowe was born in Redding, CA on April 8, 1942. Husband, dad, grandpa, “papa”, brother, uncle, cousin and friend – this “mountain of a man” – passed away peacefully in the early morning on October 1, 2016 under the rare Black Moon at Sonora Regional Medical Center after a long […]

Ellen Irene Drinkwine 1943-2016

Ellen Irene Drinkwine 1943-2016

Valley Springs, CA…Ellen Irene Drinkwine, age 73, passed away on September 30, 2016 in Valley Springs, California. She was born to the late Ellsworth and Thelma Cady on January 21, 1943 in Stockton, California. Ellen attended St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. Ellen was a wedding floral designer in Stockton for many years. Ellen met […]

Vernon Ratkovich

Angels Camp, CA…Few people go thought life being recognized for such simple things as driving down the road in a milk truck or riding a bicycle though town, but then few people were like Vernon Ratkovich. Vernon was a home grown son of Angels Camp who left an impact on many. Ask any long time […]

Janelle Ann Brown 1959-2016

Janelle Ann Brown 1959-2016

San Andreas, CA…Janelle was a beautiful daughter, sister, companion, and friend. She was called home to heaven peacefully on September 2, 2016 after a lifelong battle with chronic health issues. Janelle was a resident of San Andreas, CA and had lived in Calaveras County for over 25 years. Janelle was born on May 24, 1959 […]

Lonnie Ray Rasberry 1935-2016

Arnold, CA…Lonnie Ray Rasberry was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on June 10,1935 and died September 20, 2016 in Sonora, California. He attended school in Stockton, California and moved to Arnold in 1965, where he and his wife Nola had a successful contracting business (L & R Construction). He had a great sense of humor, loved […]

Herculano ‘Ralph’ Rafael 1949-2016

Herculano ‘Ralph’ Rafael 1949-2016

Herculano (Ralph) Rafael, born June 25, 1949, passed away on September 10, 2016, after a long bout with Alzheimer’s Disease. A resident of Arnold, California since 2006, he came to Calaveras County after retiring in 2004 from 36 years with USS Posco Steel Mill in the bay area. Ralph is survived by is wife Shirley, […]

Kathryn Elizabeth Ferrell 1928-2016

Murphys, CA…Kathryn Elizabeth Ferrell, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many, passed away on 9/18/2016. During her short stay in the hospital, her family gathered around her to pray, sing her favorite songs, and share beautiful memories as she let go of her beloved husband’s hand and placed it in the hand of […]

Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Ray Riedel 1923 – 2016

Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Ray Riedel 1923 – 2016

Murphys, CA…Libby was born on August 13, 1923 to Charles and Mary E. Ray of Frederick, Maryland. She departed us on the evening of Friday, September 9, 2016 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA at the age of 93. Libby met Gerhardt “Gary” Riedel at the Lutheran Center in Baltimore at a church dance […]

Investigation Underway In Deadly Rail Road Flat Motorhome Fire

Investigation Underway In Deadly Rail Road Flat Motorhome Fire

Rail Road Flat, CA…On 09-12-16 at about 0750hrs, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a structure fire on the 900 block of Ridge Road in Rail Road Flat. Upon arrival, Deputies observed a fully engulfed motorhome. Calaveras County Fire Investigation Unit and Detectives responded to the motorhome and located a deceased […]

Texas Woman Drowns At Lake Camanche

Texas Woman Drowns At Lake Camanche

Valley Springs, CA…On 09/10/16 at about 0015 hours, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office investigated a drowning incident at Lake Camanche Reservoir. Witnesses observed a female swimming with a floatation device in a cove located near the intersection of Arrowhead and Camanche Drive. The woman was observed going under the water and did not resurfaced. Witnesses, […]

Geraldine “Gerry” Wiggins 1923 – 2016

Geraldine “Gerry” Wiggins 1923 – 2016

Arnold, CA…Geraldine “Gerry” Wiggins passed peacefully Sept. 4, 2016 in Arnold, CA, the town she called home. Born on June 26, 1923 in Buffalo, NY, she retired to Arnold and lived there for 20 years prior to “coming off the mountain” to be closer to family. She was a long-time member of Ebbetts Pass Moose […]