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Pamela Brittsan Booth

Pamela Brittsan Booth, 62, passed away suddenly after complications with surgery on Jan. 9, 2018. Born on Oct. 21, 1955, in La Habra, California, she was the daughter of the late Donna Steiner Brittsan and Gary Thomas Brittsan. Pamela is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Charles Booth; brother-in-law, Charles Booth; and nieces Jennifer Prisco Randolph and Holly ...

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North Fork Rancheria Bids Farewell To Kelly Michele Marshall

NORTH FORK – The Board of Directors of the Sierra Mono Museum announced recently that Kelly Michele Marshall, 56, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 in her home. She was the wife of Jason Kaelii Marshall. They shared 24 years of marriage together. Marshall was long-time Sierra Mono Museum leader and distinguished North Fork Rancheria citizen. Kelly was born in ...

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Lenora Donovan Brotsis Deck

Lenora Donovan Brotsis Deck passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017, while in residence at the Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre. Lenora was born in Fresno, Calif., on Nov. 11, 1929. She moved to Oakhurst in 1991 and was very involved in volunteering throughout our mountain communities to include: MySham for the Love of Dogs training and care, The Red ...

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In Loving Memory Of Merle Hicks, Jr.

AUBERRY — Loving father, brother, and husband Merle Hicks, Jr. passed away Auberry, CA., on Oct. 19, 2017, at the age of 58. Merle leaves behind daughter Sarah Marrett, sons Merle, Danny, and Randy Hicks, and the love of his life, Sheryl Brown. The family is forever grateful to Merle’s brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Christine Hicks, who took care ...

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George William Mellon

George William Mellon was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1926. His parents William and Sarah welcomed him as their fifth son in what would become a family of eight children. The family struggled through the depression years and in 1944, an 18-year-old George enlisted in the Navy. He was trained to be a diesel mechanic at schools in Gulfport, Mississippi, ...

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Robert (Bob) Bartholomew

Robert (Bob) Bartholomew of Mariposa, passed away suddenly in his home from natural causes. Our treasured Father, Grandfather, loving partner, loyal friend, and dedicated public servant was born in Dallas, Texas, to Grant and Maureen Bartholomew on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1941. Bob was a joyful, charismatic, high energy individual with a huge heart and the gift of gab. ...

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Laura Irene Morgan

Laura Irene Morgan passed away on July 21, 2017, at the age of 80. Laura was a longtime resident of the mountain area who made her home in North Fork. Born in Macomb, Illinois, Laura moved to North Fork in 1961, where she worked as a postal clerk. After retiring, she enjoyed some of her free time doing sewing and ...

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Ronald G. Severe

Ronald G. Severe, 81, of North Fork went to be with The Lord on June 1, 2017, surrounded by his family. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, he had a love for the mountains, animals, gardening and most of all his family. He was born on Sept. 18, 1935, in Sanger, Calif., to Glen and Marie Severe. Ron ...

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Martha (Doonan) York

Written and submitted by the family of Martha (Doonan) York, 1923 – 2017 With a backward glance, a beaming smile, and a beckoning arm, Martha Christine Doonan York skipped through a line of high-fiving friends and relatives, grabbed the hand of her waiting husband, Dave, and flew into the welcoming embrace of her Savior and Lord, Jesus, the Christ/Messiah on ...

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North Fork Mourns The Loss Of Jimmy Quilter

The community of North Fork is deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend, neighbor and lender of helping hands, James Patrick Quilter. Jimmy passed away on June 17, 2017, surrounded by family. He was 65 years old. Born in Santa Monica, Calif., on Nov. 19, 1951, to James and Jean Quilter, Jimmy grew up in southern California in ...

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