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Emmie Rettig

Emmie Rettig, 83, died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 in Reno, Nev. She was born on Jan. 8, 1920 in Oakland.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. at Independence Cemetery in Rail Road Flat. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sharing Place, 5105 F St., Sacramento 95819.

Condolences for the family may be e-mailed to

Marvin Merlin Meisenheimer

Marvin Merlin Meisenheimer, 65, died on Friday, Dec. 5, 2003 at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson.

Mr. Meisenheimer was born on Dec. 7, 1937 in Brookings, S. D.

At the family’s request there will be no service. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Mary Kathryn Lemon

Mary Kathryn Lemon, 56, died on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003 at Mark Twain St. Joseph’s Hospital in San Andreas.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1947 in Oakland.

At the family’s request there will be no service. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amador P.O. Box 595, Jackson 95642. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Hazel Wilma Anderson Wolin

Hazel Wilma Anderson Wolin, 96, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 of natural causes in Elk Grove.

Mrs. Wolin was born on July 14, 1907 in Sacramento.

Hazel, was the daughter of Lilly Ball and Edward Anderson, granddaughter of William P. and Jennie Ball of Amador County and great-granddaughter of Jennetta Proctor Ball who traveled west to Amador County from Indiana in the 1860s by covered wagon. She was also a sixth generation of John Proctor, a veteran of the American Revolution. William Ball’s brothers were early settlers in Shenandoah Valley, Amador County and were engaged in mining and farming.

Her many childhood memories included riding the Amador stagecoach from Sacramento to Amador County and playing in the water of the Michigan Bar mining ditch on the family’s property

In 1925, Hazel married Ed A. Wolin, a native of Minnesota, in Sacramento County and soon afterward moved to Amador County.

For many years she was active in the Grange, the Amador County Fair and Willow Springs Community Club. Her many interests included ceramics, needlework, cooking and canning and spending time with her family at her home along the Cosumnes River.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Morley L. and Eunice Wolin of Plymouth, William E. and Sylvia Wolin, Robert H. and Thala Wolin all of Jackson; daughter, Beth Van Sickle of Fort Bragg; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchidren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Archie and Kenneth Anderson of Sacramento.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Amador County Fairgrounds in Plymouth. Friends and family are welcome to come and bring photos and memories to share. A private family service will be held at the family plot in the Michigan Bar cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 1212 Robinhood Dr., Ste. 5D, Stockton, 95207. Condolences may be offered to the family at

Shane Lee Layher

It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that the family of Shane Lee Layher, 64, of Sacramento, brings you news of his passing into the presence of his beloved Lord Jesus. Shane went home to be with his Savior and Lord on Feb. 20, 2004, at 2:15 p.m. He died at home, surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and other family members as the sounds of his favorite hymn filled the air. Following his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in 2001, Shane refused traditional treatment that would lower his quality of life, choosing instead to dedicate his remaining days to time spent with family and friends while serving his church and community. We are grateful to God that He allowed Shane to remain with us an additional two years beyond the initial prognosis of six months.

Shane was born on March 31, 1939 in North Loup, Neb., the oldest child of Merlin LeRoy and Nellie Lucile Layher. He spent much of his youth in Ione where his father still lives.

Following graduation from Ione High School in 1957, Shane enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Wadleigh as a fire control technician. During his military service he met and married Nancy Lee Schmidt of Waukegan, Ill., on April 15, 1961 and raised three children.

Moving to the Sacramento area in 1964, he went to work for PG&E as a journeyman electrician and electrical inspector in power plant construction before opening his own real estate company, Great North American Realty in 1976, which just celebrated it’s 28th year.

Shane was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Rancho Cordova with over 30 years of perfect attendance. He was a past president of the Rancho Cordova club and served as Lieutenant Governor of Division 44 in 1986-1987. His dedicated service to the community was recognized in 2001 when he received the Distinguished Service Award and again receiving the Kiwanian of the Year award for the years 2002-2003. He was again recognized when he was awarded the elite George F. Hixon Fellow Award in 2002.

He also enjoyed working with youth through the Kiwanis Key Club and involvement in scouting. He served as the District Chairman for the Boy Scouts of America and was active for several years in Girl Scouts. He participated n the annual “Grad Night” activities, providing high school graduates an alternative to alcohol-based graduation parties.

As a charter member of Bible Fellowship Baptist Church in 1984, Shane was instrumental in its founding. On the church’s 19th anniversary, his role was recognized when the church declared Nov. 9, 2003 to be “Shane Layher Day” and dedicated the auditorium in his name as “The Shane Layher Memorial Auditorium.”

A dedicated Christian, Shane delighted to share the Good News of Jesus with others. When people expressed sorrow about his cancer, he would reply, “I’m not afraid to die. Let me tell you why...”

Shane was passionate about learning and loved reading and poetry, along with the daily crossword puzzle. He dabbled in music, teaching himself to play the harmonica and accordion. His grandchildren loved to dance to his music. He was an exceptional carpenter and loved to work with wood. An avid hunter, Shane took many trips with his family, enjoying the great outdoors. He had a passion for cooking and was quite accomplished while wearing a chef’s apron. He was an incredibly talented man in whatever he did and was there for anyone at a moment’s notice to do anything that needed to be done. He was a very loved man.

Shane is survived by his father, Merlin LeRoy Layher of Ione; his very dedicated and loving wife Nancy Layher of Sacramento; daughter, Lisa Layher of El Dorado Hills; daughter, Shannon Rippetoe of Carmichael; son, Shawn Layher of Camino; son-in-law, Jason Rippetoe; daughter-in-law, Brenda Layher; eight grandchildren, Sarah, Emily, Caleb, Anna, Hudson, Eleyana, Nathaniel and Mikayla; three brothers and one sister, Henry Layher of Douglas, Wyo., Karen Mies of Shingle Springs, Terry Layher of Sheridan, Wyo., and Fred Layher of Glen Ellen. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie Lucile Layher on Sept. 30, 1988 and second sister, Justine Ann Layher on July 3, 1951.

As a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Viewing will take place on Friday, Feb. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bible Fellowship Baptist Church.

A memorial funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church, 9900 Horn Road at the corner of Horn and Fite in Sacramento. Arrangements are being handled by Daneri Mortuary in Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bible Fellowship Baptist Church Building Fund, 9900 Horn Road, Sacramento.

Edwin Aron Smith

Edwin Aron Smith, 92, died on Saturday, May 24, 2003 in San Francisco.

Mr. Smith was born on June 17, 1910 in Hepburn, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The funeral service was held Saturday, May 31, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer. Interment was at Amador Memorial Cemetery in Pioneer. Arrangements are being handled by McCrory’s Funeral Home in Pine Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, 22601 Highway 88, Pioneer 95666.

Rosine Laura Weir

Rosine Laura Weir, 83, died on Sunday, June 1, 2003, in Pine Grove.

Mrs. Weir was born on July 26, 1919, in Seattle, Wash. For 28 years, she worked as a electronic technician in California and resided in Amador County for 13 years.

Rosine was a member of the Jackson Woman’s Club, The Encore Club, Jackson Garden Club and the book club and a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish.

She enjoyed playing Bunco (Dice), Canasta (cards), and Bingo.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Stever of Pine Grove, Connie Weir of Jackson, Laurie Kursur of Pioneer; brother, Andy Columbo of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Joanne Boner of Chicago, Ill.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rosine was preceded in death by her husband, John Weir.

Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Pioneer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m. at the same location, followed by interment at Amador Memorial Cemetery in Pioneer. Arrangements are being handled by McCrory’s Funeral Home in Pine Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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