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Obituary: Ronnie Cardell (1958-2022)

Submitted by Bonnie Holder– Ronnie Cardell, a longtime resident of Citrus Heights, died on April 19, 2022 at Arbor Nursing Center in Lodi after a long illness. Ronnie was born on July 14, 1958 to Dock Shelton Cardell…

Obituary: Donna Barnes Lucas (1943-2021)

Obituary submitted by family friend– Donna Jean Murrill was born in Los Angeles on October 26, 1943 and passed away on December 25, 2021.

Obituary: Norma Claire Woodruff (1921-2021)

Submitted by Linda Glover– Norma Woodruff passed away peacefully in her home in Citrus Heights, concluding a life of remarkable achievements. Born in Upper Lake, she was a lifelong resident of California, witnessing dramatic growth and changes in…

Obituary: Jenny M. Jaime (1930-2021)

Submitted by Tony Maldonado– My mother’s life spanned through 3 major wars, the civil rights movement, a presidential assassination, and 9/11. Two marriages, ending in divorce, left her a single mother of 8 children. Whatever challenges, losses and…

Founder of Citrus Heights veterans center remembered by community

By Mike Hazlip— Community leaders and veterans on Saturday joined family members to celebrate the life and contributions of Citrus Heights Veterans Community Center founder Jim Rounsavell who passed away earlier this year.

Obituary: Betty Jean Parikka (1931-2021)

Betty Jean Manton Parikka, 89, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2021, due to heart failure and dementia. She was born in Pasadena, California on November 25, 1931, to James and Marie Manton. Betty was a life-long resident…

Citrus Heights couple passes away within a week of eachother

By Mike Hazlip— Theodore Slauson and his wife Janet were among thousands of military families who settled in sleepy suburbs like Citrus Heights in the 1970s. They remained residents for five decades, until their passing last month.

Obituary: Milton ‘Tom’ Vance, founder of Armstrong Plumbing (1933-2021)

Milton (Tom) Thomas Vance passed away peacefully in his home in Citrus Heights, California at the age of 87 years old on Jan. 18, 2021, after battling Parkinson’s disease and kidney cancer. He was surrounded by his loving…

First Honorary Mayor of Citrus Heights dies at 92

Robert “Bob” Stanaland was a six-decade resident of Citrus Heights and a leader in the tile industry who left behind a mosaic of friends and family with his passing.

Obituary: Eldena Faye Kelly Williams (1930-2020)

Eldena Faye Kelly Williams was born November 5, 1930 to the late Larry Allen Kelly and Kate Sarah Russell Kelly in Sacramento, California…