Obituaries

Edward Anthony Nolan III

Edward Anthony Nolan III, born in 1934 in San Francisco, passed away on August 8, 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 Ca.to 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