Harlene Gallanger

Harlene Gallanger, 80, of Atascadero, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Harlene was born on Feb. 27, 1937 to Harlan and Gladys Ramage in San Luis Obispo.... more

Joyce Elaine Bond Tenney

Joyce Elaine Bond Tenney , passed away peacefully in her home on Jan. 20, 2018. Born in January 1929 in Oakland, to Arthur and Clara Bond, Joyce lived in Oklahoma for her early years. She returned to California with her family and settled in Redding.... more

Walter Leonard McCulley

Walter Leonard McCulley was born May 25, 1922 in Kansas City, Kan. He was the only child of Nellie Coss McCulley and James Claude McCulley. He spent his youth in Kansas City, graduating from Wyandotte High School and attending the local junior college. ... more

Patricia Elaine Gaylord Botts

Patricia “Pat” Elaine (Gaylord) Botts, 74, passed away peacefully into the arms of her heavenly Father on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at her home in Taft, surrounded by many of her loved ones. Pat was born in Paso Robles on Sept. 1, 1943 to Melvin and Doris Gaylord, who preceded her in death.... more

Eleanor Marie Shannon

Eleanor Marie Shannon, 85, of Atascadero, went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 17, 2018 after a nine year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Eleanor was born to Egidio and Sylvia Papa on Nov. 8, 1932 in Templeton.... more

Roger D. Mays

Roger Mays was born in 1921 in Los Angeles, and passed away on Jan. 18, 2018 in Anaheim, from complications related to a long term congestive heart failure condition. Roger was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Gladys Mays (nee Sawyer).... more

Daryl Stinchfield

Daryl Stinchfield, a lifelong resident of Paso Robles, and 2017 Pioneer Day Marshal, changed his residency to heaven on Jan. 21, 2018. He was born in Paso Robles on July 8, 1940 to Buster and Nancy Stinchfield. He spent his entire 77 years in his beloved Paso Robles.... more

Virginia Mae Jespersen

Virginia Mae Jespersen passed away Jan. 18, 2018. Virginia (Ginny) was born December 18, 1929 in Daly City, to Herbert and Petronella (Nell) Taylor. Virginia grew up in the Bay area with two brothers and three sisters. She was a resident of Atascadero for the past 64 years. Virginia along with her husband Chris Jespersen ran Jespersen’s Tire in Atascadero until 2006.... more

Alan Spievak

Alan (“Captain Al”) Spievak passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara on Jan. 13, 2018, with his loving and supportive wife, Nelly Spievak, by his side and holding his hand to the end. Al passed a year after suffering a debilitating stroke. Al was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Los Angeles to Louis (“Red”) and Elsie Spievak and grew up in Cheviot Hills with his sisters, Marilyn and Sherry. He attended Santa Monica City College and San Fernando College of Law. Al was married to Danleigh Sarnoff in 1962, with whom he had two sons, Matthew and Jason. Al later married Nelly, the light and love of his life, in 1978. They built a wonderful life together and retired to Atascadero in 2007. They bought their dream home, planted an orchard of fruit trees for friends and grandkids, and enjoyed the perks of being out of the big city.... more

Mike Anderson

Very few of us are lucky enough to have a family member that everyone only has positive memories of. Words like kind, honest, caring, outgoing, community activist, fantastic father, grandfather and husband are used to describe him. Our family lost such a man on Christmas Eve 2017.... more

Ron Hatch

Ron Hatch passed away suddenly on Dec. 27, 2017, at his home in Paso Robles. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1941 to parents Stanton and Norma Hatch. As a youth, Ron was active in Boy Scouts and achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. He also served as the Boy Scouts of America’s poster boy in their national advertising campaign. After high school, he attended Northern Illinois University where he joined the Army Reserves and served five years.... more

Ava N. Elliott

On Jan. 21, 2018, Ava Nell Elliott, aged 93 years, four months and three days, fell asleep and woke up in the arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Ava was born fair of face on Monday, the 18th of August 1924, the fourth child of Charles and Lillie Dale (Burns) Hutchinson. In early 1928, Ava proudly held her new baby sister, Mary Catherine, as the family made their way by train from Kansas to Paso Robles. She spent the rest of her childhood in the almond orchards and one room school houses of Peachy Canyon and Adelaida. ... more

Frank John Errea

Frank John Errea passed peacefully at his home on Jan. 16, 2018. Frank was born to Miguel (Mike) and Juanita (Echeberria) Errea on Sept. 18, 1938 in Coalinga. He was honored to be named after his Tio, Frank Echeberria. His father and maternal grandparents were born in Spain and he was extremely proud of his Basque heritage. Frank grew up on his family’s farms between Huron and Coalinga. He graduated from Coalinga High School in 1956 as a Horned Toad. He loved to talk about anything Coalinga.... more

Phyllis Joyce Taylor Todd

In loving memory of Phyllis Joyce Taylor Todd who passed away on Friday, Jan. 5 2018. Phyllis was born on Jan. 14, 1938 to loving parents Alvin and Phyllis Taylor in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was the apple of her Father’s eye and enjoyed camping, fishing and shooting. She was a great shot and earned awards for her marksmanship. She even had a trained horse that would do all sorts of tricks. She had a happy childhood and was blessed with many talents. She was a violinist, had a beautiful singing voice, an artist who always filled our home with her beautiful artwork. She played the piano and was a seamstress and athletic. She loved to play sports and got us all involved in sports either through city or Church.... more

Betty Jean Wofford Juhnke

Betty Jean Wofford Juhnke was born on July 26, 1927, in Taft, and passed away on Jan. 3, 2018, at home in Paso Robles at the age of 90. Betty was raised by her grandparents, Frank and Adeline Butcher. “Everything I hold dear, I learned from my grandmother: strong values, an undying work ethic, and an intense and lifelong commitment to marriage and family.” She spent her childhood in Los Angeles, attending Budlong Avenue Elementary School and Horace Mann Junior High, where two special teachers nurtured her and ignited her lifelong love of sports.... more

Frank Espinosa

Frank Espinosa was born April 30, 1935 to Frank and Clara Espinosa. He was baptized by the Dana Family from Nipomo. Frank was born in Santa Margarita and lived most of his life in Paso Robles. He passed peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Jan. 9, 2018. Frank loved horses and they were his passion. He rode in the Pioneer parade in Paso Robles and the Elks Lodge parade in Santa Maria. He was a tough old cowboy and when any of his friends needed help he was always there to lend a hand.... more

Timothy Loren Crouch

Timothy Loren Crouch, age 73, a longtime resident of Atascadero, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at Twin Cities Hospital after suffering a stroke. He will be forever missed, but never forgotten. Tim was born Aug. 27, 1944 in San Bernadino, and at age 17 joined the US Army where he tragically lost his right eye. He recovered at the Letterman Army Medical Center at the Presidio in San Francisco and then received an Honorable discharge.... more

Stephen Felton McFarlane

Stephen Felton McFarlane of Paso Robles passed away Jan. 8, 2018. He was born in 1939 in Glendale, to Felton (Mac) and Mary McFarlane. Mr. McFarlane attended one day only of public school, a standard practice at the time because of his intellectual handicap, autism, and cerebral palsy. His parents provided him extensive private education and were the founding board members for the Lowman School for Handicapped Children in Los Angeles which opened in 1952. This was the first school of its kind in Los Angeles. ... more

John Henry “Jack“ Robinson

“Jack” was born in Martinez and passed away on Jan. 7, 2018 in Grants Pass, Ore. He spent the majority of his life in Garden Farms in Atascadero. He enjoyed life to the fullest and will be loved and missed for a long time.... more

John ‘Jack’ Truman Worden

Jack passed on Dec. 27, 2017 at 10 p.m. peacefully and without pain after his sixth bout since Dec. 11, 2013 of UTI, with his son John Tim at his side. His miracle antibiotic, Cipro, that pulled him out of the first five episodes, couldn’t quite do the trick this time. Jack was born in Shandon near San Luis Obispo and grew up in the Atascadero area graduating from Atascadero High School in 1938, where he met his future wife, Donna Mitchell. ... more

Frank Boyd Baxter

Frank Boyd Baxter, passed away at Tuesday, Jan. 9 after a long battle with COPD; he was 78 years young. Boyd was born in Paso Robles on Sept. 20, 1941 to Orville and Arlene Baxter. He attended Paso Robles Elementary, where he met and fell in love with his wife, Kaye Ferry. ... more

Clara Mae Gilbreath Stewart

Peacefully in her home, with her daughters, Kris and Vikki, and son-in-law Pete at her side, Clara Gilbreath Stewart passed into the loving arms of Jesus in the early hours of Jan. 3, 2018. Clara was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Selma, to Max and Melva Myers. A few years later, the family moved to Arroyo Grande where she attended Elementary and High School. While at Arroyo Grande High she was a member of Rainbow Girls, active in her church youth group and was a majorette with the marching band. During high school, she met her future husband, Don Nelson. They married and had four children, Kris, Craig, Vikki, and Juli.... more

Charley Raymond Schmitz

Charley Raymond Schmitz, 77, a long time resident and excavator of Paso Robles, passed away suddenly on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. Charley was born Nov. 22, 1940 in Bakersfield to Marie and Burl Schmitz. Charley was one of four children. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Schmitz (Modesto), oldest brother John Schmitz (Ripon) and leaves behind sister Beverly Webster of Atascadero, wife Joanne; sons Mike, Clarence and will forever be missed by his youngest son Jim, wife Cindy and grandchildren; Charlie, Jamie, James, Julie and Johnny Schmitz.... more

Elwood Hud Banks

Hud Banks of Paso Robles, passed away Jan. 4, 2018 from complications of pneumonia. Born and raised in Paso Robles, Hud was the youngest son of Marie Weir Banks and Fred Banks. He was born on April 21, 1926 at Weidman’s Maternity Home on Park St.; delivered by Dr. Gif Sobey. Hud attended local schools and graduated from Paso Robles Union High School with the class of 1944.... more

George Miguel Carrari

George Miguel Carrari was born in Upland to two wonderful parents; Joe and Phyllis Carrari, on Oct. 20. 1957. George was named after his grandfathers, George and Miguel. It was the time of “Children should be seen and not heard,” but George never got that memo. It was a good thing too as George’s vocalization not only announced his ever rumbustious presence, but was the vessel for which he showed his dearest love. And an infinite supply of love did he give.... more

Joan D. Franscioni

Joan D. Franscioni, 83, long time resident of Paso Robles passed peacefully on Dec. 29 in her home surrounded by loving family. Born in Crawford, N.B. in 1934 to Matt & Anita Hunt. The family moved to Seal Beach, CA. in 1937 and then to Morro Bay in 1944.... more

Donald “Don” James Bedell

Donald “Don” James Bedell, 84 of Paso Robles, passed away on Dec. 22, 2017. Don knew Jesus and is now at home in heaven. A Celebration of Life will be held at Quail Run Estates Club House, 1400 Quail Run Avenue, Paso Robles on Jan. 20, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.... more

Betty Lou Ferguson

Betty Lou Ferguson passed away peacefully at her home in Atascadero, on Wednesday evening, Dec. 27, 2017. Amongst many things, she was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt - and a dear friend to many. Betty Lou was preceded in death by her best friend and husband of 42 years, Lorne Roy Ferguson. She is survived by her brothers, Harold and Donald, sisters, Nancy and Phyllis, - and her children; Mark, Scott, Dwight, Ross, Lynn and their families – 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and counting.... more

Gregory Randall “Greg” Wright

Gregory Randall “Greg” Wright passed away peacefully at his home in Atascadero on December 22, 2017 with his family by his side. Greg was born July 16, 1951 in Moses Lake, Washington, to Donna Knoph and Donald Wright; his father was killed in the Korean War while serving in the military before Greg was born. His family moved to the Bay Area shortly thereafter, and Greg was raised in Oakland, CA. Greg’s mother remarried and Greg was the second of four sons. The family moved to the Paso Robles area in the late 1960’s when they bought and operated a local motel.... more

Gary E. Morin

Gary E. Morin, age 80 of Northeast Minneapolis MN, passed away Monday Nov. 27, 2017. Survived by his beloved wife Maria Mancuso; sister Nancy Morin; cousin Ronnie Morin; daughters Wendy, Kelly and Sally Morin; granddaughter Jamaica Hines; and many other family and friends. Despite a long history of health challenges Gary never lost his upbeat outlook and creative, humorous spirit. A Minnesotan by birth, Gary was a Californian for nearly 20 years.... more

Shirley J. (Wilson) Antinoro

Shirley J. (Wilson Morgan) Antinoro, 85, was born June 15, 1932 in Central California. She died Dec. 26, 2017 in Paso Robles. Shirley moved with her family to the Paso Robles area as a young girl. She attended Paso Robles schools. ... more

Raymond Henry Verreras, Sr.

Raymond Henry Verreras, Sr., formerly of Atascadero, passed away at his home on November 15 at the age of 80. Raymond served in the United States Navy and the Army Reserves. He was a supervisor maintenance mechanic for college dormitories for 30 years. He was involved with the Loyal Order of the Moose in Morro Bay. Raymond enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing woodwork. ... more

Gloria Ann (Negranti) Watson

Quite unexpectedly and without pain and suffering, Gloria went to her Lord in Heaven on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. She was born as the third of four children to Marian and Mario Negranti on April 24, 1941. Gloria was born in San Luis Obispo, raised in Cayucos, and was a life-long resident of this area. She attended Cayucos Grammar School and then graduated from Coast Union High School in Cambria in 1959. She attended Cuesta College, and was employed as a stenographer at Atascadero State Hospital for slightly over one year. She and her husband of 58 years were married in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cayucos on Sept. 19, 1959. They made their first home in Templeton. They moved to their present home in Atascadero in 1962. ... more

Arlene Judy Jimeson

Judy passed away on Dec. 14, 2017 after a brief illness. She was born to Emory and Lydia Hart Sept. 13, 1939 in Coos Bay, Oregon. She spent her childhood in Monterey Bay and Santa Barbara, where she graduated from high school in 1957. As a young widow she returned to the Monterey Peninsula from the Bay Area and met Cliff Jimeson. They married in 1966 and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together last year. ... more

James (Jim) Rhea Robinson

James (Jim) Rhea Robinson was born in 1952 in Florida, and passed on December 12, 2017, in Creston. Jim lived and worked in San Luis Obispo County for 28 years. ... more

Joseph P. Peterson

Joseph P. Peterson died peacefully at his home on Dec, 3, 2017. He was 94. Joe was born on July 26, 1923, in Highwood, Montana. He grew up in Montana. During World War II, Joe was a member of the Navy Seabees construction battalion and was stationed in Subic Bay and other areas of the Philippines. He learned construction skills in the Seabees and later learned much more about construction and finish work from his future father-in-law Earl Lane. Earl and his wife Frankie became like parents to Joe. The Lanes were the only parents who loved and cared for Joe as a young man and they did so until their deaths. He loved them dearly and would do anything to help them. ... more

Henry Karl Trosset

Henry Karl Trosset, 88, of 920 Lenosa Lane, Atascadero, passed away on Dec. 13, 2017. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany on March 20, 1929 and raised in Austria. Henry graduated from college in Austria and received an Associate Degree in Business. Henry Karl Trosset, 88, of 920 Lenosa Lane, Atascadero, passed away on Dec. 13, 2017. He was born in Stuttgart, Germany on March 20, 1929 and raised in Austria. Henry graduated from college in Austria and received an Associate Degree in Business.... more

Jean Thompson

Jean Thompson passed away on December 5, 2017 at El Pomar Manor in Templeton. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, faithful Catholic, farm wife and creative artist. Jean was born Eugenia Ellenor Olsen on September 22, 1925, in Oxnard, California, to Oscar and Theresa Kelley Olsen. Her early years were spent riding her horse and exploring hills of the former Norwegian Colony on Olsen Road in Moorpark. She was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Moorpark High, where she excelled in math and science.... more

Rosemary Sczbecki

Rosemary Sczbecki passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in her home in Paso Robles. She was 92. A Celebration of her life will be held Dec. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Paso Robles at 4 p.m.... more

Norma Thomas

Norma Thomas passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 at her home in Atascadero at the age of 90. She was born in Prairie City, Oregon, but raised her family in southern California. She is survived by her children, Linda Sainz, Lisa Phelps (Dennis) and Bill Thomas (Joyce). She also leaves behind five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Norma had a long and distinguished career as an educator in the El Monte City School District. She served as a teacher, administrator and board member.... more

Margaret Landon

Margaret Landon departed from the presence of our Heavenly Father and came to earth to receive a mortal body on March 16, 1916. She was born in Ogden, Utah to Nellie Mae and Albert Schumann. She had three brothers and four sisters.... more

Charles Edward Hutchison

On November 30, 2017, Charles Edward Hutchison age 50 went to heaven. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Mary Lou and aunt, Jamie by his side. Charles was born November 28, 1967 in Huntington Beach and graduated 1986 from Atascadero High School. ... more

Cory Breck Rodriguez

Cory Breck Rodriguez, born August 25, 1991 in Santa Barbara and passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. Cory attended Atascadero schools and graduated from Atascadero High School in 2009. Cory was a Renaissance man with many interests and talents from mixing music, DJ, playing drums, and spinning fire POI balls for entertainment. He was very adventurous, loved the outdoors, traveling across the country, liked gardening, hiking, snowboarding, wake boarding, and target shooting.... more

John Noble Johnson

ohn Noble Johnson was born on April 13, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois, passed away on November 29, 2017 in Atascadero. He was preceded in death by parents, Mary Bessie Scheoch and James O. Johnson.... more

Robert Jim Owens

Robert Jim Owens born on Nov. 13, 1945, was a loving husband, father, friend and musician. He passed into the arms of God Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, after a short illness. ... more

Timothy Ben Williams

Timothy Ben Williams was born in Petaluma, on March 21, 1961 and passed into eternity in San Luis Obispo on November 28, 2017 after a brief illness. Tim and his parents Don and Lee Williams moved to Paso Robles in 1986. From 1988 until 2004, he worked at JJ’s Liquors/Texaco and became a beloved member of the Felgenhauer Family, celebrating most holidays with them and considering them his “second family.” ... more

Ines Martha (Busi) Bongio

Ines Martha (Busi) Bongio passed away peacefully on Nov. 30, 2017, after 92 fulfilling years. She was surrounded by family in her home, where she was the loving matriarch for 68 years. Family and faith were the immovable core of Ines’s being, and she enjoyed a quiet and profound devotion to both.... more

James “Jim” Robert Brainard

James “Jim” Robert Brainard born on April 7, 1934 in Springfield, Mass. Passed away on Nov. 28, 2017 in Atascadero.... more

Albert John Claassen

Albert John Claassen, a long time resident of Paso Robles, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at his home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. at Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. A reception will follow.... more

Hebert Alfred Kauhn

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear brother Herbert Alfred Kauhn on Nov. 17, 2017, at 11:40 p.m. He was a loving devoted brother, father, and grandfather. Born in Paso Robles on Oct. 22, 1954, to Walter and Gertrude Kauhn, longtime residents of Paso Robles. He graduated from Paso High in 1972 and lived in Paso Robles all his life. ... more

Robert M. Sparling

Robert M. Sparling was born to parents Francis Carleton and Bessie Ellen Sparling, Aug. 29, 1930, and passed away Nov, 14. 2017. After attending school from kindergarten through junior college in Hollister, he finished at U.C. Davis where he met his wife of 62 years, Wilma Harper Sparling.... more

Eric Lawrence McNeil

Eric Lawrence McNeil, 58, unexpectedly went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 31. He came into this world on Dec. 29, 1958, born to Jim and Lou McNeil.... more

Dorothy Holzer

Dorothy Holzer (nee Stonebarger) passed away on July 22, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was 93. Dorothy was born on February 4, 1924 in Los Olivos, to Harvey and Nellie Stonebarger. She met her love and life partner, Louie Holzer, when they were just eight years old, and the two married in 1942. ... more

Robert "Butch" Samp

Heaven has gained a new angel. Robert “Butch” Samp, 70, of Kingman, Ariz. passed away on November, 11, 2017. Butch was born in Paso Robles. He attended K-12 grades in Templeton and spent most of his life in this area.... more

Helen Ilene Bilbruck

Born on October, 5, 1931 in Sioux City, Iowa, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 in Atascadero. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years William Bilbruck who passed away on January 31, 1996. Helen is survived by her daughter, Jan Selder and step daughter Georgia Malcolm.... more

Annette Josephine Cassidy

On October 28, 2017, Annette Josephine Cassidy was called home to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ and reunited with her beloved husband, James and daughter, Shirley. Annette was born in 1924 on a farm in California’s San Fernando Valley to parents Joseph and Sima Leko. She was the youngest of seven children; two brothers and four sisters. During the 40’s, Annette met her soon-to-be husband, James while working at the Naval Post Exchange in Long Beach, California. For James, it was love at first sight. The couple soon married and had two wonderful children. ... more

Mike Dulitz

Mike was born in Hayward on March 22, 1957 and spent most of his life in Atascadero. Mike’s parents Don and Jean Dulitz were involved with the overseas mission in Vietnam, and the USAID mission in Laos during the 60’s and 70’s, so Mike attended the International School of Bangkok from 1966-69 for his middle school years, then 8th grade in Pakse Laos in 1970, and High School at the American School in Vientiane, Laos. He then returned to Atascadero where he became accomplished in the Upholstery business.... more

Cherish Marie Denlinger Childers

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Cherish Marie Denlinger Childers. On the evening of Friday, November 3, this beautiful young woman took the Lord’s hand and went home to her eternal resting place.... more

Charles Marcellus Bartley Sr.

Charles Marcellus Bartley Sr., aka “Chuck” or “Bart”, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Mission View Health Care in San Luis Obispo. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Catherine, their daughter Chandra and her husband Richard Pivo of Palm Springs; five daughters Valorie and husband Dave Warner of Sun City, Arizona; Victoria and husband Bill Beckel of Vista, California; Vanessa Bartley of Alabama, Venita and husband Greg Wilson of Roland, Oklahoma; Valinda and husband Rex Cranfill of Valley Center, California; and son Charles Jr. and wife Regina Bartley of Tempe, Arizona. He was the proud grandfather of nine: Josh Warner, Lindsey Good, Jason Nelson, Casey Bryce, twins Brandon and Zachary Cranfill, twins Tiana and Jeremy Cranfill, and Ashley Hess. Ten great grandchildren: Micah and Jonah Nelson; Noah Good; Payton, Skylor, twins Karsyn and Baylee Serjeant; Maveric and Quinnie Cranfill; and Urijah Hess. ... more

Irene Marie Morrow

Irene Marie Morrow, a resident of Paso Robles, California, passed away at her home on November 1, 2017 after a battle with cancer. She was 86 years old. She was born on January 7, 1931 in Wesleyville, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph Henry and Julia Anna (Schreiber) Thomas. Irene was baptized into the Christian faith on January 25, 1931 at the Saint James Church in Erie, Pa. as well as being confirmed there.... more

Irene Morrison

Irene attended K through 12 in the Templeton school system. She then attended Cuesta College and Cal Poly. Upon completion of her education in 1969 she moved to San Francisco where she started a thirteen year career with Bank of America at their World Headquarters. Irene advanced to a position as an assistant vice president.... more

Marilyn Aloyce Palla McWilliams

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marilyn Aloyce Palla McWilliams. A devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a Pioneer Roblan, Proud Bearcat and friend. Born in Paso Robles on August 2, 1925 to Brady and Ida Palla, Marilyn graduated from Paso High in 1943 and went on to study at Occidental College in Santa Barbara.... more

John Lee Wyant

John Lee Wyant, age 53, of Lebanon, formerly of Atascadero, died Friday, October 27, 2017 at his home. John was born December 13, 1963 in Paso Robles, California. He was raised in Atascadero, California. John moved to Lebanon, Oregon in 1992 from Paso Robles. He had worked as a carpenter as a young man and had worked as a heavy equipment mechanic the past 18 years. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cars and doing gun smith work. John was a man with a big heart that would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.... more

Catherine “Kay” Pauline McEwan

It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Catherine “Kay” Pauline McEwan, 94, our devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She was a 57 year resident of Camarillo and passed away peacefully in her own home early morning October 18 in the arms of her daughter, Karen. She transcended to Heaven when she was finally ready to be with the Lord for eternity and be reunited with her beloved husband of 49 years, John Raymond “Skip” McEwan, who passed away in 1989.... more

Anthony Joseph Azzari

Anthony Joseph Azzari, 82, of Paso Robles, died at home Friday, October 13, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born October 18, 1934 in Llanerch, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Lillian Azzari. He is survived by his wife and devoted caretaker, Georgene Franklin of Paso Robles; his children, Susanne, Victoria, Lorraine, Anthony, Annemarie, and Renee; his stepchildren, Earl, Lance, Neal, and Sondra; 12 grandchildren; his siblings, Louise and Charles; and his friend and caretaker, Cindy.... more

Mark T. Anderson

Mark T. Anderson passed away peacefully October 13, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. He was born March 31, 1961 in Houston, Texas. He is survived by: his father (Paul Anderson), mother (Antoinette Anderson), Uncles and Aunts from both Minnesota and Texas, brother (Trey), sister (Karen), his daughter (Tanjelique), nieces (Brandi, Kristina, Makila, Sierra, and Qadence), nephews (Adam and Trey Jr.), as well as many cousins in Texas and Minnesota.... more

Elizabeth (Betty) Rose Sharber

Elizabeth (Betty) Rose Sharber, 92, departed from us on Oct. 18, 2017. Betty was born on Sept. 24, 1925 in St. Louis, MO. Betty's family left St. Louis and moved to Los Angeles. She met her husband, Bill, there while he was serving in the Army. They eventually moved to Dallas, Texas after he was discharged and started their family. Years later they returned to California to live and stay.... more

Thomas Marvin Young

On Sunday morning, after a brief illness, Thomas Marvin Young of Paso Robles, passed away peacefully with family around him. He was born in Salinas, the son of Porter and Jenny Young of King City – the last of five children. His childhood was spent in King City, where he graduated high school in 1947.... more

Richard (Dick) Sauret

Richard’s family came to the Paso Robles area in 1885. His grandchildren are the fifth generation of Sauret’s to live in Paso Robles. Richard’s family planted almonds and Zinfandel wine grapes. In the 1970’s Richard removed the almonds and planted zinfandel wine grapes.... more

Richard Edward Ruiz

In life, Richard Edward Ruiz (Papa) was the embodiment of independence, unconditional love, protection, service, guidance and a mentor for those who favored a challenge. Richard Edward Ruiz, son of Joaquin and Consuela Ruiz was born May 6, 1929 in San Luis Obispo. Died in his home October 6. 2017 in Templeton.... more

Patricia Anderson Orcutt

Patricia Anderson Orcutt died peacefully in Ennis, Montana on October 8, 2017 five days before her 93rd birthday. Patricia was welcomed into the world on Oct. 13, 1924 by her parents, Harriett and Jesse Anderson. She was born in Sacramento, as there was no hospital in Rio Vista where her family farmed. She and her sister Audrey (Roe) and brother Jesse Jr. grew up in Hanford. While in school she won a gold medal in the California State Debating competition. She was also on the debating team at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She liked to tell stories of her train rides back to Stephens on the Wabash Cannonball.... more

Kathi Susan Agueda

Kathi Susan Agueda; she was Amazing Grace. Born Kathi Susan Ruiz on January 11, 1951 in San Luis Obispo. She was the second oldest child to Richard and Dorothy Ruiz. She has three sisters; Terri Franklin, Joni Dusi, Toni Clevenger, and one brother, Richard Ruiz Jr.. Kathi was a 1969 graduate of Templeton High School, the homecoming queen of her senior class, Jr. Miss of San Luis Obispo County, and champion tennis player! In her hometown of Templeton, she met the love of her life, Anthony Silviera Agueda Jr., when she was just twelve years old, and the man that she would eventually marry and have four beautiful children; Anthony Agueda III, Jodi Agueda-Kelly, David Agueda, and Juli Waterman. ... more

Donajean McMillan

Donajean McMillan was born in the old Paso Robles Hospital on August 4, 1922 to Don and Alta McMillan. She grew up on the family ranch in Shandon, raising cattle and growing hay. She told stories of riding her pony to school and spending lots of time with family. She was a Belle in the Pioneer Day Parade and loved everything Paso Robles.... more

Colleen Mary Verzi

Colleen Mary Verzi, age 83, of Atascadero CA passed away on October 20. She was born on January 17, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in San Francisco and attended Lowell High School. In Atascadero she was member of the Atascadero Republican Women’s Federated. ... more

Dr. Carrie Anne Estill

Dr. Carrie Anne Estill, 65, passed away on October 18, 2017 in Paris, France, after a courageous & valiant one-year battle with metastasized cancer. She was born to Silas and Jean Fisher Estill on October 22, 1951, in Camp Roberts, California, when it was an active Army base. Being a soldier’s daughter she lived in many different places during her childhood including France, Germany and Washington. It was during this time that she developed her love for foreign languages and world travelling. ... more

Jordan Marie Conklin

Our beloved Jordan Marie Conklin, age 28, left this earth to soon on October 13, 2017 in a tragic car accident in Santa Barbara. Jordan was born in February of 1988 in San Luis Obispo. She was very proud to be a 5th generation Cambrian and also of her father’s Native American heritage. She was a standout athlete in both volleyball and basketball, graduating from Coast Union High School in 2007.... more

Roy Guy, Sr.

Roy Guy, Sr., 88, born on February 10, 1929 in Santa Margarita, CA passed away and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2017 in a San Luis Obispo hospital. At his request, a small private family graveside service was held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery, lead by Chaplain Jim Wells of Atascadero Bible Church, where Roy was a member for many, many years. Roy loved his home in Atascadero and spent his lifetime in the area, only leaving to serve a tour of duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Many of his ancestors are recorded as being residents of the Central Coast as far back as the 1850’s.... more

Celeste Phyllis English

Celeste Phyllis English, 54, passed away on September 28, 2017, at home in Templeton, after a noble and courageous fight with metastatic breast cancer. Throughout her seven-year cancer treatment journey, she made it her commitment to share with others the importance of breast cancer awareness. Born to Angela Ortega and raised in Los Angeles, California, Celeste graduated in 1980 from Ramona Convent High School in Alhambra, Calif. After high school, she attended Whittier College, where she met the love of her life, Geoff English. They married in 1987 and remained together for 30 years until she went to be with the Lord.... more

Ross Roosevelt Davis

Ross Roosevelt Davis of Mapleton, Utah, age 84, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of September 28, 2017, on the birthday of his beloved wife, Mary Lyn Carter Davis, who preceded him in death in 2005. Ross was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Lorenzo Roosevelt Davis and Winona LaVon Davis on January 28, 1933. He lived in Salt Lake City, Utah; Park City, Utah; Long Beach; Templeton; and Mapleton, Utah. He was sealed to Lyn in the St. George LDS Temple on July 16, 1954.... more

Marilyn Jean Humphrey

Marilyn Jean Humphrey passed away September 18, 2017 from a stroke. She was 79 years old. She was born on January 28, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Iver and Evelyn Wahl. Marilyn was a very kind person and was loved by her family. She was always ready to do something with family and friends, as she enjoyed keeping busy during her day. She enjoyed playing games, shopping at antique stores, volunteering at the humane society, attending church, and walking around the pond near her apartment at Atria Senior Living. We will all cherish the wonderful memories of kindness and laughter she has left behind and we will never forget her famous chocolate chip cookies, Christmas cookies, apple pie, and fudge she so loved to make for us all.... more

Phyllis Jean Ullery

Born on May 6, 1929 in Tyner, Ind., passed away peacefully Wednesday Sept. 27, 2017 in Paso Robles, Calif. surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by the love of her life of 46 years, Ellsworth, her father and mother George and Lulu, bothers Clifford, Richard and Russell, and sister Jerry. She is survived by a sister, Barbara Thielke of Mishawaka, Ind. Two Daughters, Shelley Genteman of Vallejo, Nancy Franklin of Paso Robles, and son, Tom Ullery of Paso Robles. Four grandchildren, Jennifer (Jason), Amber (Alex), Tony (Beth) and Robin (Stephen), one great grandchild, Athena and her grand doggie, Dazzle of Paso Robles.... more

Susan Kay (Kennedy) Mason

Susan Kay (Kennedy) Mason, 81, daughter of Charles and Charlotte Kennedy, passed away Sept 6, in Peoria, Ariz. Born in Paso Robles, she spent much of her life in the Seattle area, but made Peoria, Ariz. her home over the past 17 years. Susan graduated from Denver Women's College and started a career as a Flight Attendant for United Airlines. Spending the majority of her life supporting, encouraging and loving her family and friends, an amazing wife, mother and homemaker, she will be greatly missed.... more

Robert Steven Dutra

Robert Steven Dutra, 66, of Templeton, passed away on Wednesday September 27, 2017 after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife Ida Holman Dutra, and his daughters Hanna Dutra Wackerman, and Shelby Dutra. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Friday October 20, 2017 at Arroyo Grande Cemetery and a celebration of life will immediately follow at the Arroyo Grande Hall. There will be an open viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services at Marshall-Spoo Funeral Home. ... more

Walter Leighton Cook

Walter Leighton Cook passed away in his beloved Atascadero on Aug. 1, just shy of his 94th birthday. He was born Aug. 17, 1923 to Lucien and Eulah Parks Cook, on his mother’s family farm in Tiptonville, Tenn. Shortly after birth, they went back to the Cook ranch in Magdalena, N.M. that Leighton’s grandfather had homesteaded. His grandparents also owned some property in Atascadero because his grandmother had read about E.G. Lewis’s vision of Atascadero, and in 1916 had bought some property on El Camino Real. She thought it would be a good spot for an auto campground naming it Camp Buena Vista. The name was later changed to Glen Oaks after the suggestion of author, Jack London. The first picture of Leighton in Atascadero is in 1924 sitting on the fender of a model T in front of this campground.... more

Joyce Lew-Harrison

Joyce Lew-Harrison passed away peacefully at Brookdale Senior Living Solutions in Paso Robles on August 31, 2017. She was 89. Joyce was born in May, 1928 in Santa Monica California to her parents Clinton and Bernice Monson. She worked at Hughes Aircraft for many years before moving to SLO County, where she lived for a large part of her life. She was a restaurant manager in Templeton and a realtor in the north county. ... more

Rodney ‘Rod’ Joe Peterson

Rodney ‘Rod’ Joe Peterson passed away unexpectedly on September 16, 2017, at his home in Loon Lake, WA. Rod was born September 27, 1953, in Kalispell, MT. He was the third son of Joe and Marie Peterson. When Rod was 11- years-old his family moved to Atascadero. Rod attended Atascadero High School where he wrestled and played football. He graduated Class of 1971.... more

John Andrew Hathaway

John Andrew Hathaway, born on July 9, 1952 in Pueblo, CO, passed away on September 24, 2017 in Templeton. Preceded in death by his parents Gail and Alice Hathaway. Survived by his wife Sue Ann, two sons: Johnathan and Cameron, a daughter Alicia, a stepson Joseph, three brothers: Jerry, Steve, William “Billy”, and five grandchildren: Johnea, Desmon, Charlee, Keilyn and Johnathan III.... more

Jane Ann Finley

Longtime Soldotna resident Jane Ann Finley (Janie), age 66, passed away on Sunday September 24, 2017. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held 3:00 pm Sunday October 1, 2017, at Peninsula Christian Center. Peninsula Christian Center is located at 161 Farnsworth Blvd in Soldotna, Alaska. Janie died peacefully after an enduring and valiant battle with cancer. Jane was a December baby born to Annie Marie Barnes and Franklin Babe Barnes. Jane was the youngest of the family and had two older brothers, Thomas and John Barnes. She grew up in the small central California town of Templeton. It was here during her sophomore year that she would first meet her future husband Warren Finley.... more

Anabel R. Lee

Born on January 13, 1928 in North Hollywood, went home to be with the Lord on September 7, 2017, in Atascadero. Preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Robert H. Lee, her brothers, Richard, Raymond, and Glenn Rediger. Survived by daughter Teri Contreras, son Robert G. Lee, and grandchildren Amy Contreras, Sarah-Rose Contreras, Stephanie Crespo, Garrett Mosier, and Karrine Mosier. Anabel loved her church. She spent many years in God’s service in many capacities, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, and leading Bible Study.... more

Carroll Gertude Humphries

Carroll G. Humphries, born on February 15, 1925 in Rumson, New Jersey, went to the Lord September 17, 2017 in Atascadero. Preceded in death by her husband of 33 years TL Pete Humphries. Survived by her three children, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Carroll was a faithful member of the Nazarene Church of Santa Maria and Paso Robles for over 50 years.... more

Clifton B Jimeson

Clifton B Jimeson known by many as “PA” passed away on September 14, 2017 with his wife and children at his side. He was 84 years old. Cliff was born in Lone Wolf, Okla., moved at age 3 to King City where he grew up. He moved to the Monterey area as an adult where he started his career with PG&E as a lineman. In 1978 he transferred to Paso Robles, built a home, and lived in the community for 40 years. Cliff retired from PG&E, was very active at Paso Robles ELKS Lodge #2364, Moose member, and loved to golf. ... more

Caroline Peterson Janney

Caroline Peterson Janney passed away at her home in Templeton in the presence of her husband Ron on September 13, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born Caroline Sue Peterson on August 1, 1942 to Floyd R. Peterson and Virginia Beach Peterson in Detroit, Mich. She graduated from David Mackenzie High School on June 24, 1960. She received an Associate in Science degree from Henry Ford Community College on June 14, 1963 and was certified as a Registered Nurse August 20, 1963.... more

Henry George Petrow

Henry George Petrow, 90, died August 8, 2017 in Peekskill, N.Y. His six children and three of his grandchildren were with him in his final days. Henry was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, on January 6, 1927, to George C. Petrow and Jennie W. Breitenkamp of Greek and German immigrant families. He grew up in Webster City, Iowa and Cambridge, Mass. He attended Cambridge Latin School and Harvard College (class of 1948). A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Pacific theatre during World War II as an Electronic Technician’s Mate. He completed his S.B. (1949) and A.M. (1950) at Harvard University, and Ph.D. (1966) at New York University.... more

Erich P Schwandt

Erich was born in Paso Robles, California, the second of five children and first son to Erich and Mary Schwandt. Erich was predeceased by his youngest sister Inga Claire Himes and is survived by his older sister Mary Anne Moss, younger siblings James William Schwandt and Martha Jeanne Chase, as well as 18 nieces and nephews and their families. Erich’s interest in education surfaced at an early age when he tutored the neighboring pastor’s child on the kitchen blackboard. His appreciation of music dates back to his early years in his childhood home, which held two pianos and an organ that he restored while in high school. ... more

Mary P. Studer Schwartz

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, for Mary P. Studer Schwartz, a longtime Paso Robles businesswoman, benefactor, civic booster and volunteer. She died June 23 in San Luis Obispo at the age of 90. Friends and members of the many organizations she supported are invited to the memorial from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Paso Robles Golf Club, 1600 Country Club Drive, Paso Robles. ... more

Jose Victor Fernandez Perez

Victor Fernandez was born on March 2, 1964 in San Mateo, Zacatecas, Mexico. Passed Away on July 15, 2017 in Valparaiso, Zacatecas, Mexico. He was survived by his wife Marina Fernandez Morfin, son, Gerardo Morfin, daughters Blanca Morfin Fernandez & Cristal Fernandez Morfin. He was a hardworking man who came from nothing and built several businesses in order to support not only his family, but all loved ones around him. Victor and his wife opened their first business over 20 years ago, La Mexicana Restaurant in Atascadero, and it continues to flourish. Later on he would go on to open a second La Mexicana in Paso Robles with a family partner, and then opened up Las Comadres Lavanderia in Paso Robles with a close family friend. Victor also supported his oldest and only son with opening Marina’s Cocina in Atascadero. ... more

William “Bill” Hobbs

William “Bill” Hobbs passed away peacefully on August 24, 2017 at home in Paso Robles with his “girls” at his side. Bill was born April 10, 1929 in Santa Maria to George Stowell Hobbs Sr. and Myrtle (Launders) Hobbs. Bill was the fourth of seven children and a fourth generation Santa Maria Pioneer.... more

Harold E. Ford

Born on August 15, 1922 in Otsego, Ohio, he went to the Lord on August 31, 2017 in Paso Robles. Survived by his wife Dolores Ford and his children, Shirley Todd, Ann Wright, and Mark Ford. He was married to Dolores Ford, the love of his life for 54 years. He was a hard working devoted family man. He was a proud veteran of both World War ll and the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed playing cards, trips to the casino, and fishing. He will be most remembered for his generous heart, kind spirit, and sense of humor. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass at Saint Rose Catholic Church in Paso Robles on Saturday, September 16 at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Wounded Warriors, St. Jude’s, or Red Cross.... more

Joann Dixon Morrow

Joann Dixon Morrow (“Joey”) passed away August 14, 2017. During her final days in this world, she was surrounded by family. Joey was born April 8, 1932, to Lester and Gene Dixon in Denver, CO. She graduated Mills College in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in botany. Despite the fact that Joey spent the last 55 years of her life in California, she was forever a proud and loyal Colorado native at heart.... more

Edward J. Delaney

Edward J. Delaney, passed peacefully on August 23, 2017, at his home in Atascadero, CA where he recently moved from San Luis Obispo, CA . He was born on August 22, 1924 to the late Edward J. Delaney & Marie Josephine Leary Delaney in Boston, MA. He proudly served in the U.S. Coast Guard in WWII aboard the LST170 (Landing Ship Tank) in the Pacific war front.... more

Ruth F Wing

Ruth F Wing 96, passed away at home surrounded by family on August 24, 2017 in Paso Robles. She was born on February 22, 1921 in Pavilion, Michigan. Ruth was a teacher in the Templeton, Atascadero and Paso Robles School Districts for many years and a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church since 1948.... more

Jack “Jason” Douglas Boonstra

Jack, “Jason” passed away on August 26, 2017. Born in Grand Rapids, MI in 1949, to Jack and Mary Boonstra. He is survived by his daughter Faun and son Lauren, his mother Mary Boonstra of Grand Rapids, MI; brother Rick and wife Elizabeth of Sparta, MI; sister Jan DeShazo and husband Robert of Kalamazoo, MI; nieces and nephews Amelia, Ross, Trevor and Jesse, grand nephew Andrew. ... more

Tonnia Marie Espinoza

Tonnia passed away peacefully while being read to by her husband from the journal she had written. She was 45 years old. She was preceded in death by mother Nancy Fay and grandparents Salvador and Beatrice Espinoza, and Patrick and Kathy Fay, all of San Jose. Tonnia is survived by her husband of 25 years Albert H Perez. Her father Joe Espinoza and her other mother Arlo Espinoza, Her brothers Max and Joey Espinoza, Isaac and Alex Gonzales, and sister Selena Mahoney and numerous nieces and nephews.... more

Margaret Ann Doherty

Margaret Ann Doherty passed away on August 10, 2017 at her home in Atascadero at the age of 73. Margaret was born on September 3, 1943 in South Gate to Arthur and Olive Norris. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1964 with a degree in Elementary Education. Her first teaching job was at Los Ranchos Elementary in 1964. She married the love of her life Mike Doherty upon his return from Vietnam in 1967. In 1968, they moved to San Dimas and she taught in the Glendora School District. In 1971, they moved back to San Luis Obispo where she taught at Creston Elementary when it had only one classroom. ... more

Loraine Pierina Fortini Martin

Loraine P. Fortini Martin of Paso Robles, was born May 21, 1926. She passed away at her home on August 21, 2017 at 91 years young. She lived in Paso Robles most of her life. She is survived by her son, Bob and wife, Nancy; daughter, Belinda; Granddaughters, Alicia and Chelsea; Great Grandson, Ezra; and the Fortini Family.... more

Dolores Spangler

Dolores Spangler, 91, passed away at home in Clovis on August 16, 2017. She was born in Fresno and moved to Santa Cruz at age 7 until marriage in 1946 to Robert Spangler. They lived for two years in Bend, Ore., before moving to Shandon, where they lived for 69 years. Throughout her life as a wife and mother of two, she loved to tutor reading at Shandon Elementary School, was a member of the PTA and enjoyed square dancing, photography, music, gardening, sewing and trailer-traveling.... more

Lorraine Ruby Davis

Lorraine Ruby Davis (Sullivan) was born Oct. 10, 1921 in Duluth, Minnesota to Dennis and Esther Sullivan. She was very close to her parents. ... more

Kenneth Morehouse

Kenneth Morehouse was born Dec. 25, 1923 in Paso Robles and died Aug. 22, 2017. His parents were Ambert (Bert) and Florence May (Heaton) Morehouse, both of whom were from pioneer families. Kenny was the youngest of nine children born on Christmas Day. He loved to joke that he was the best Christmas present his mother ever had.... more

Anne Nolan Battiste

Anne Nolan Battiste (nee Anne Therese Nolan) was born February 18, 1948 in Rochester, N.Y. to Robert and Helen Nolan. She graduated from high school in Victor, N.Y. where she played basketball and the clarinet in the school marching band. Anne earned a BS in Psychology in 1976 Psychology and an MS in Recreation Therapy in 1982 from the University of Utah. Her first professional position was held here at Atascadero State Hospital in from 1982-1983. She returned to Salt Lake City in 1983 and would work professionally in a variety of therapeutic settings in Othello, Wash.; Richland, Wash.; Yakima, Wash.; San Bernardino, and at the state level of policy in Sacramento before returning here to Atascadero and the state hospital. ... more

Lonnie Smith

Lonnie Smith passed away on August 11, 2017 at Modoc Medical Center, Alturas. He was born on May 8, 1940 in Inglewood to Margaret Nelson and Lonnie (Tex) Smith. Lonnie was raised in Rolling Hills in Southern California, attending grammar schools there, and graduated from El Segundo High School in 1958. ... more

Natalia Mercedes Baro Martinez

Natalia Mercedes Baro Martinez passed away on August 8, 91 years young, of complications from a stroke. The eldest of ten children, she was raised in Santa Margarita, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, David L. and Reynalda Baro of Santa Margarita, and siblings David A. Baro of Santa Margarita, Sage Baro and Irene Baro Lane, both of Atascadero. Her life was filled with family, music, community and church activities. ... more

Peggy Ellen Van Horn Rowlett

Peggy Ellen Van Horn Rowlett, age 54, passed away July 29, 2017, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington, after a long battle with Congestive Heart Failure. She was born February 6, 1963, the third child born to Bill and Vivian Van Horn in Paso Robles, California.... more

Edward Anthony Nolan III

Edward Anthony Nolan III, born in 1934 in San Francisco, passed away on August 6, 2017 at the age of 83 at his home in Atascadero. Preceded in death by wife of 46 years, LaDona; and brother, Michael. Survived by children, Elizabeth (Jens Schutt), Nancy ... more

John James Schuler

John James Schuler, Paso Robles, formerly of Monterey, passed away on Friday July 28, 2017, three weeks before his 85th birthday from advanced vascular dementia. John was born and raised in Ferguson, Mo.; graduating in 1950 from St. Louis University Hig... more

Robert Sidney Stoner

Robert Sidney Stoner passed away in Phoenix, Ariz., August 2, 2017 after a long illness. Bob was born November 25, 1933 in Perrysville, Ohio to Harry and Lausena Stoner. He graduated from Perrysville High School and joined the Marines in 1951. He serve... more

Beatrice “Bee” Glaser

Beatrice “Bee” Glaser made it to 102 1/4 years old! She led a long and fruitful life and passed away early Tuesday morning, August 1. She was residing at Paradise Valley Care, an assisted living facility in Atascadero. “Bee” was born on April 16, 1915 in... more

Mollie Jane Norton Treece

Mollie Jane Norton Treece, born on October 24, 1933 in Taft, passed away on August 6, 2017 in Paso Robles at home. She is survived by husband Robert Treece of 66 years; Daughters, Deborah Treece and Diana Stickley; Granddaughters , Teresa King, Kimberly ... more

Ralph Eugene McCarthy

Ralph Eugene McCarthy passed away on August 3, 2017 at the age of 88 at his home in Paso Robles in the presence of his family. Ralph was born in Faribault, Minn. to Claude and Helena (Quill) McCarthy on January 7, 1929. He attended schools in Faribault a... more

Frances “Sue” Brown

Frances “Sue” (Terry) Brown passed away Thursday afternoon August, 3, 2017 at Vineyard Hills Health Center in Templeton. Sue Terry was born to Clarice Christine Morton and Jesse Barnett Terry on December 26, 1932 in Bandana, Kentucky. She had 3 older ... more

Paula Dal Zakanych

Paula Dal Zakanych was born in New Jersey on December 29, 1938 to Paul and Irene Wintermute and died on July, 25, 2017. Paula was a grade school teacher. She often mentioned how much she loved all her students. They were her pride and joy. Paula start... more

Grant McAdams

Grant McAdams of Atascadero, passed away on April 29, 2017 in San Luis Obispo. He was 97 years old. He was born in Portland, Ore., on April 20, 1920. Grant graduated from USC with his D.D.S in 1951. He practiced dentistry in San Luis Obispo, for 30 year... more

Frederick Foss

Frederick Foss entered into rest on July 18 at French Hospital in San Luis Obispo, at the age of 70. He was surrounded by family. Frederick is survived by his wife, Janet, children, Gary and Natalie, and grandchildren, Sequoia, Nora, Dylan, and Kyle. Fr... more

Verona Rosina Wilson

Verona Rosina Wilson, age 92, of Atascadero passed away May 17. Verona was born August 13, 1924 to Lydia and Fred Fischer in Beulah, North Dakota. Verona was raised in Beulah and graduated from high school there. Verona married Ray Mattheis and began rais... more

Ella ‘Sue’ Dean Brazzi

lla ‘Sue’ Dean Brazzi born on July 20, 1935 in Council Hill, Okla. went home to Jesus on July 16, 2017 at home in Paso Robles. Mom came to California at nine-years-old when her father was stationed at Camp Roberts. She lived on San Luis Obispo County for ... more

Barry Lynn Haueter

In loving memory of Barry Haueter, Mr. Barry Lynn Haueter, son of the late Frederic Haueter and Barbara Fein, was born on January 21, 1947 in San Francisco. He attended Atascadero High School and quickly entered the service in 1964. In his early years ... more

Jerry Dee Criffield

Jerry Dee Criffield was born July 6, 1955 in Riverside to Frank & Charlene Criffield and brother, Jeff. He entered Riverside school system beginning with Liberty and graduating from Rubidoux. Jerry was an outdoor person and was active in water skiing, off... more

Clarence Marques

Clarence Marques, died July 11, 2017, at home in Atascadero. He was born Feb. 25, 1929, to John and Mary Marques. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Jean, and grandson Andy Marques. Clarence was a long time resident of San Luis Obispo Co... more

Elizabeth (Lyz) Hopper

Elizabeth (Lyz) Hopper passed away on Monday, July 10. She was a loving mother, wife and daughter. She is survived by her husband, James Hopper, son, Nicolas Hopper, parents, Randy and Dea Hartsell, brother and sister in law, Harold and Elena Hartsell, al... more

James (Jim) Steiger

On Monday June 5, the Father, brother, friend-to-all, living legend James (Jim) Steiger, aka Fred Skibba, aka the Reverend Little Jimmy Steiger, aka Opa, aka Jaime jaim-bones, aka Gus, left this life to be fully healed in heaven. As a father he was our r... more

Ralph Steele

Ralph Steele, born on May 27, 1927 in San Jose and was released into his final resting place on July 8, 2017. Ralph was married to his love Donna for and astounding 70 years. In his early years he was in the US Navy where he was deployed to Guam. ... more

Mamie Dirkx

Mamie W. Dirkx of Paso Robles died July 4, 2017 of Alzheimer’s disease. She was born March 24, 1932 in Idabel, Oklahoma, to James Edward and Molly Mae Woods. Mamie was 10 days old when her mother died, so she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Elizabeth an... more

Bess Irene Lilley Chundriek

Bess Irene Lilley Chundriek, affectionately know as Aunt Honey. Born July 24, 1930, Union City, Pennsylvania. Died June 24, 2017 in Brentwood, Tennessee at the age of 86 years, 11 months. She is preceded in death by her husband John Chundriek, parents C... more

Christopher James Melvin Greenman

Christopher James Melvin Greenman, age 31, of Rock Springs, Wyo. passed away after a valiant two year battle with bone cancer. He peacefully departed this life surrounded by the love of his eternal companion and family on July 6, 2017 in Rock Springs, Wy... more

William Wayne Tidwell (Billy T.)

William W. Tidwell passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in the comfort of his home and in the presence of family. There is no other place he would’ve rather been when his time came. “Billy T” was a lifelong resident of Paso Robles. He was born on July... more

Arlene J. Oster

Arlene Oster, a long-time Atascadero area resident, died 6 Jul 2017 in her home on Ardilla Road, Atascadero, California, 93422. Chapel of the Roses of Atascadero is in charge of preparations. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on 12 July in th... more

Michele Anderson

Michele Anderson born on September 2, 1961 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Passed away on June 8, 2017 in Templeton. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Anderson; father, Wayne Beranek; and brother-in-law, Michael Atta. She is survived by her mothe... more

Kenneth Gilliam

Kenneth Gilliam, age 95 of Atascadero ca. passed away Sat. June 10, 2017 at The Village at Sydney Creek in San Luis Obispo Ca. He was born June 9, 1922 in Turlock Ruben and Cynthia Gilliam. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 51 years Betty Gilliam.... more

Annette Reneé Mauer-Stemper

Annette Reneé Mauer-Stemper loved everyone. At first meeting, you became an instant friend. As if she knew her life may get cut short, she lived it with all she had, never one to turn down an invitation, and first to offer her help to anyone in need. An... more

Earl Alton Glidden Jr.

In loving memory of Earl Alton Glidden Jr., who passed away peacefully in his home on June 4, 2017. Born in Maine in June 1939 to Helen and Earl Sr. Junior was proud to be a Mormon for 60 years to the LDS Church in Atascadero. Remember Me Fill not y... more

Eileen (Hollingsworth) Hertz

Eileen (Hollingsworth) Hertz, 66 and originally from Atascadero, passed away peacefully in her home on May 24 after battling lung cancer. She was born on May 19, 1951 to Helen (McDaniels) Watson and John Hollingsworth. Eileen graduated from Atascadero Hi... more

Stephen Vito Russo

Stephen Vito Russo passed on Thursday May 25, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Stephen has lived in Atascadero for over 25 years. Stephen was known for his love of telling jokes and c... more

Gifford Bland

Gifford Bland, a lifetime Atascadero resident, died peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on June 5, 2017. Gifford (Giff) was born at the old Atascadero hospital in 1932. He attended school in Atascadero through 11th grade and graduated from Te... more

Daniel James Headland

Our beautiful son, Daniel James Headland, lost his battle with depression and took his own life Saturday, June 3, 2017. He was born December 9, 1990. He was a Templeton High School graduate. Daniel enjoyed reading about a variety of topics and would resea... more

Brendon Samuel Cortese

Brendon Samuel Cortese – beloved son, grandson, brother, cousin, nephew, uncle and friend – made his last wildly explicit and sarcastic comment on June 7, 2017. He loved with a passion – his family, his friends, his Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, and al... more

Mary Magdalene McConnell

Mary Magdalene McConnell, 67, daughter of Walter and Florence Chun, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2017 in her beloved home in Atascadero. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, William James McConnell; her three sons Jon (Dayna), Michael, and Chr... more

Richard “Rick” Lee Craker Jr.

Richard “Rick” Lee Craker Jr. passed away peacefully in Paso Robles on Sunday June 4, 2017. Rick was born on September 3, 1957 in Corry, Pennsylvania, where he was raised. Rick was a veteran of the United States Navy. He retired an Independent... more

Julien Steven Hinds

Julien Steven Hinds peacefully became an angel while sleeping next to his mother on June 1, 2017 after a short battle against Crohn’s Disease. We will always remember Julien for his eagerness to please, his willingness to laugh, and his desire to make o... more

Betty (Kendig) Rougeot

Betty (Kendig) Rougeot, age 94, of Paso Robles, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 22, 2017. Betty was born on November 25, 1922, in Atascadero, to Leon and Elizabeth Kendig. When they were both in high school, Betty met Richard (Squid) Rougeot of P... more

Gerald "JP" Eugene Perry

Gerald "JP" Eugene Perry, 63 of Atascadero passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 21, 2017. He was born September 4, 1953 in San Luis Obispo. Gerald was affectionately called "JP" by most who knew him. He attended numerous schools during his... more

Captain Gerald A. Hazelton

If the measure of a man is the mark he has left in the hearts of his family and friends, Captain Gerald A. Hazelton has left a wealth of love, honor and courage. Gerald was born 80 years ago in Leipsic, Ohio, and passed quietly, comforted by his family, o... more

Kenneth “Ken” R. Lee

Kenneth “Ken” R. Lee, age 69, of Columbus, OH and Paso Robles, CA, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Pickering House. He was born September 27, 1947 in Marietta, OH to the late Everett and Ruth Lee. Ken was a 1965 graduate of Linden McKinley High School; he... more

Judith Ann O’Brien

Judith Ann O’Brien (nee Jones) passed away peacefully at home on May 23, 2017. Judy was born in Winfield, Kansas in 1939 and moved with her parents, Carl and Maxine Ludeman to Paso Robles in 1949. She graduated from Paso Robles High School in 1957 and wen... more

Danita R. (Easterday) Raminha

Danita R. (Easterday) Raminha passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at her home after a strong and hard fought battle with cancer. She was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1972. A long-time resident of Atascadero, Danita enjoyed time spent with her family, watching h... more

Barbara Lee Clark

Barbara Lee Clark, age 76. Born on May 20, 1940 died on May 1, 2017. On May first, Barbara closed her eyes while sitting in her kitchen and opened them in the presence of the Lord- face to face with The God of the Universe! Barbara was an accomplished g... more

Maryann Rogers

Maryann Rogers born on February 18, 1928 and died on May 21, 2017 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was a Roman Catholic, Wife and mother in that order. She was the third of five children born to Tom and Verona Foster in Lincoln, Neb. in 1... more

James Maurice Hickok Sr.

James Maurice Hickok Sr. died on April 27, 2017 at the age of 81. Jim Hickok was born in 1935 in East Omaha, Nebraska. His parents were Charles Maurice Hickok and Thelma Walker (who was one of the first WWI brides from Liverpool, England). He was the y... more

Vic Kunze

Vic Kunze, born December 5, 1955, passed away unexpectedly with his children by his side at his home in Paso Robles on May 3, 2017. Vic was born and raised in Goleta to Herb and Ginny Kunze. He graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in 1974 and later at... more

Goldie M. Griffin

Goldie Griffin went home to be with the Lord on Friday, April 28. Goldie was born March 16, 1923 in Gravette, Arkansas to John and Mary Jane Parkhurst Cowart. She married William Griffin in 1942 and in 1948 they moved to California, locating in Atascadero... more

Margaret Louise Gonzales

Margaret Louise Gonzales passed away May 5, 2017 at the age of 91. She is survived by her sons Carroll Thomas (Dorothy) of Minnesota; Irwin Thomas (Suzi) of Paso Robles; Richard Gonzales (Tamara) of Templeton; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildre... more

Nicholas Wayne Fieguth

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of a beloved family member. Nicholas Wayne Fieguth was born on March 28, 1984 in Templeton and passed on April 19, 2017 at the age of 33 in New York City after a brief and sudden illness. Nicholas gre... more

Robert David “Bob” Brown

Robert David “Bob” Brown, 88, of Paso Robles, passed away Wednesday evening, March 29, 2017 at his home. Bob was born in Palo Alto to George and Winifred Brown. He was raised in Menlo Park and was the fifth of six children. Born in 1929 he grew up during... more

Karen Marie (Mililgan) Walraven

Karen Marie (Milligan) Walraven, born December 11, 1958. Karen passed away peacefully on April 6, 2017 with her family by her side, at the home of her parents in Atascadero, CA. Karen is survived by her parents Wallace and Mary Milligan, her brothers ED ... more

Dr. Mary Ann (Short) West

Mary Ann was born March 21, 1934 in Billings, MT. She passed away peacefully on April 18, 2017 in Redwood City with her daughter by her side. Mary Ann was born and raised in Billings, MT. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles to attend nursing schoo... more

Ruthie M. Vernoy

Ruthie Vernoy passed away on April 4, 2017 at her home in Paso Robles, at the age of 79. Ruthie is survived by her sister Virginia Murrell; daughter Rose Babcock and her husband Tim; daughter Ruthie Clark; sons Leroy and Johnny and his wife Ouida. She w... more

Juan Fernandez, Sr.

Born February 2, 1939 in a rural mining town in Central Mexico, Juan Fernandez, Sr. was the oldest of nine siblings and was thrust into a family leadership role at the age of 13 when his father passed away. He quit school to help support his family and be... more

Nick A. Kamp, Jr.

Nick A. Kamp Jr, 79 years old of Templeton passed away unexpectedly from heart complications with his three sons by his side. Nick was born September 13, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating high school in 1952, Nick joined the US Air Force Janu... more

John Lozano De La Torre

John Lozano De La Torre, aka “Brother John,” 90 of Paso Robles, went home to the Lord on Monday, April 17, 2017. John was born in Wilmington, Ca and grew up in San Pedro, Ca. In his mid 20’s, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, finally settling in R... more

Karin Amaral Vander Velden

Karin Amaral Vander Velden has left this world behind on Easter Sunday at the age of 80. Karin was born and raised in Germany, married Gene Amaral and had two children. She moved back from Europe in 2007. She leaves behind two children, Tina (Harry) Kar... more

Elvera Cecile Arebalo

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of a most beloved family member. Elvera Cecile Arebalo, who was lovingly known as just “Vera”, was born on January 19, 1960, and entered into rest, April 22, 2017. Vera was born in Santa Barbara, CA ... more

Cynthia Lee Seseña (Cyndi Walls)

Cynthia Lee Seseña (Cyndi Walls) passed away peacefully on April 21st, 2017 with her family by her side at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA, only 2 months after her 60th birthday. Cyndi was born February 21st, 1957 in Gardena, CA to Eleanor Lan... more

Edmond Franklin Johnson Jr.

Edmond Franklin Johnson Jr. of Atascadero passed away peacefully on April 21, 2017, at the age of 93 with his family at his side. He is survived by four sons, Edmond Franklin Johnson III and his wife Sharon, Raymond Johnson, Noble Johnson, and Davis (Dav... more

Patricia T. Hunt

Patricia T Hunt was born on February 15, 1929 in London Ontario, Canada. She was raised in a wonderful family with an older sister, Monica, and a younger brother, Dennis. She attended nursing school in Chatham, Ontario. She met the love of her life, Wi... more

Shirley M. Gray

Shirley M. Gray was born on May 10, 1929, in Brockport, N.Y. and died in Paso Robles, Ca, Friday, April 14, 2017. She was a college graduate with a Master’s Degree in Home Economics from University of Buffalo State. She was a teacher in the Paso area for ... more

Virginia Katherine Roberts

Virginia Katherine Roberts (“Gini”), age 92, went home to the Lord on April 18, 2017, passing away in her sleep. Gini was born March 24, 1925 in Haxtun, Colorado to Fred and Clara Swisher and was raised on a large farm with her siblings, Don, Joan and Shi... more

Dietrich Martin Von Dohlen

Dietrich Martin Von Dohlen, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on April 13, 2017, in Campbell, CA, after a year-long battle with cancer. Dietrich was born on February 18, 1940 in Modesto, CA to Louis and Ruth (Janssen) von Dohlen. He grew ... more