Feb 2016 Death Notices in El Dorado County

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 04, 2016 / comments

"Ask not for whom the bell tolls for it tolls for thee"

Linda Jaye Brown , Placerville, California 
October 11, 1946 - February 28, 2016 

Gaye Marie Rasmussen , Greenwood, California 
August 2, 1936 - February 26, 2016 

Jessie Marie Samaniego , Placerville, California 
April 8, 1925 - February 26, 2016 

Leon Meacham , Camino, California 
April 7, 1945 - February 25, 2016 

Herbert Norton , Placerville, California 
August 26, 1928 - February 23, 2016

Marjorie Jean West , Placerville, California 
February 21, 1928 - February 19, 2016 

Ross Thomas Shields , Placerville, California 
March 27, 1930 - February 16, 2016 

Bette Ferne Sprayberry , Livermore, California 
January 11, 1926 - February 14, 2016

Petty Green Biano , Cameron Park, California 
February 26, 1924 - February 14, 2016 

Merrill Gunn , Placerville, California 
January 24, 1924 - February 14, 2016 

Marie M. Springer , Rancho Cordova, California 
December 31, 1927 - February 14, 2016

Leona Swanson Sabol , Sacramento, California 
April 4, 1932 - February 13, 2016

Harry William BROWN , El Dorado Hills, California 
December 4, 1925 - February 12, 2016 

Mahin Jadali , El Dorado Hills, California 
February 13, 1933 - February 11, 2016 

Margaret Ann Levasseur , Placerville, California 
December 29, 1939 - February 11, 2016 

Lucious Gilbert Powell , Placerville, California 
December 1, 1939 - February 8, 2016 

Etta Louise Beals , Placerville, California 
March 27, 1921 - February 7, 2016 

Carolyn Knutson , Georgetown, California 
October 7, 1936 - February 7, 2016 

Alda Gomes , Placerville, California 
August 17, 1925 - February 6, 2016 

Mary Charlene Hensley , Shingle Springs, California 
June 11, 1949 - February 3, 2016 

Grant Tueller , Diamond Springs, California 
October 18, 1952 - February 2, 2016

Mildred Marie Droste , Placerville, California 
April 13, 1922 - February 1, 2016 

 

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main... Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."  by John Donne

The toll for another’s death is also a reminder to the individual hearer to get his own affairs in order in the short time remaining before his own death. 

While we deplore the loss of our beloved brother, let us not forget, my brethren, that we, too, are mortal; that our bodies, now so strong and vigorous, must ere long, like his, become tenants of the narrow grave; and that our spirits too, like his, must return to the God who spake them into existence. 

"Man that is born of woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth as a flower and is cut down; he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." "Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return;" 

Seeing then, that life is so uncertain, and that all earthly pursuits are vain, let us no longer postpone the all-important concern of preparing for eternity; but let us embrace the present moment, while time and opportunity are offered, to provide against that great change when all the pomps and pleasure of this fleeting world will pall upon the sense, and the recollection of a virtuous and well spent life will yield the only comfort and consolation.