Rick Taylor 1948-2017

Rick Taylor May 24, 1948 - January 22, 2017.  

Long time South Lake Tahoe area resident and businesses owner Rick Taylor passed away on January 22, 2017 with his family by his side following a brief illness.

Taylor, 68, was a cherished husband and loving father.

Rick was born on May 24, 1948 in Long Beach, CA and was a resident of the South Shore since 1975. Taylor was the owner of South Y Fireplace since 1989.

He was a friend to everyone he met, passionate about antiques and classic cars, and truly lived life to the fullest. Once you met him and mentioned anything about cars, he would then be your best friend forever; and what a talker he was — he had that gift. Loved you all!

Rick is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Laray Taylor, son and daughter, Jackson and Lora Taylor, mother Joyce Northrup, mother-in-law Janet Schouweiler, brother Bobby Taylor, sister Tomi Lee Yee, brothers-in-law Kenny (Pam) Schouweiler and Steve Schouweiler, grandchildren, Marissa, Rachel, and Chase, nieces Jamie, Jenny, Ashley, nephews Jeremy and Zachary.

He is preceded in death by his son, Ricky Taylor and his father, Edwin Schmidt.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3 at Happy Homestead Cemetery. Friends are invited to gather at the Flight Deck immediately following.

Celebration of Life will be held at Edgewood Tahoe on March 18. Please RSVP at

YouCaring page has been set up to help the family with expenses for that event.



Raymond Franklin Barkley 1936-2017


Raymond Franklin Barkley , Pilot Hill, California 
July 28, 1936 - January 31, 2017


Dorothy Eloise Maylott 10-920-2017


Dorothy Eloise Maylott , Cardiff, California 
November 22, 1920 - January 28, 2017


Harry Verkuyl 1927-2017

Harry VERKUYL , Diamond Springs, California 
January 4, 1927 - January 27, 2017

Harry "Opa" Verkuyl

Harry passed away at Marshall Hospital in Placerville, at the age of 90, after a short illness on January 27, 2017. Harry leaves behind his loving wife of 54 years, Miep. Beloved father of Tonny (Lorie) Verkuyl, Annette (Mark) Young, Kathy (Eddie) Sota, andHarry Verkuyl. He was lovingly called Opa by his grandchildren Brieanna, Aidan, Matthew, Michael, Hailey, Alyssa, Christopher, Grace, Katherine, Becca, and Bobby.

Born in The Netherlands on January 4, 1927, Harry worked and lived in Canada and Arizona before moving to California. After living in Long Beach, CA for over 40 years, while working for Shell Oil Company as a pipe fitter for 28 of those years, he and Miep moved to Diamond Springs in 2003. Harry was a devoted member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Placerville where he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, a member of the choir, and involved with the Legion of Mary. Harry was also a volunteer with the El Dorado County Food Bank. He was an avid soccer fan and fisherman, but above all loved his family. They are going to miss his dry sense of humor and mischievous smile.

An 11:00 Memorial Mass will be preceded by the Recitation of the Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3109 Sacramento St., Placerville, CA 95667 followed by a reception at the church. Private inurnment will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Placerville. Donations in Harry's name may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church. Friends may sign a guestbook and leave condolences at


Bertha Samaniego 1930-2017

Bertha Samaniego , Placerville, California 
November 13, 1930 - January 26, 2017