It is with a heavy heart, that we are greatly saddened by the unexpected passing of Captain Peder McElroy. Captain McElroy was 48 years old when he passed away suddenly Saturday night. 

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Harriet M. Gustavson was born in Fresno, California to Grant Marden and Bernice Gibbs Marden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gus; son Richard; brother Bill; and sister Jean.

Long-time Boulder Creek resident William (Bill) Hilton passed away on March 29, 2016


Charles Douglas (Doug) Greer was born in Ottawa, Canada, and moved to Glendale, California in 1924. He began working in the film industry at age seven after winning a freckles contest. It was his many freckles that earned him the name, “Turkey Egg” given to him by Robert McGowan, director of…


The Rev. Don W. Munro, Jr. died on November 30, 2015 in Santa Cruz. A two-year resident of ScottsValley, he moved to ScottsValley after 48 years of living in Ben Lomond. He was pastor of Felton Presbyterian Church from 1965-85, building that church over two decades into an important communit…


Theresa Cummins, a lifelong ScottsValley resident passed away at StanfordHospital with her mother and daughter at her side. She is survived by her four children: Garrett, Bridget, Nevin, and Sean Herren and by her parents: Irene and Jim Cummins.

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Guy C. Earl often told his four children—Alice, Martha, Guy Jr. and Eleanor—bedtime stories about his own childhood in “The Enchanted Valley” of the Owens River. ”I had the great good fortune,” he believed, “of spending my boyhood in the midst of majestic surroundings and wondrous beauty —wh…


John “Jack” Ralph Hutchison, Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Soquel on October 18, 2015 surrounded by his loving wife, Alice Elizabeth, and four of his children. He was 96 years old.

Linda Blenio passed away peacefully on September 26, 2015, in the Felton house she called home for 30 years. She was surrounded by family and friends who showered her with love and appreciation as she drew her last breaths.

Jose Rafael Santiago (Col. U.S. Army ret.)-320

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Vern Billington was born on March 31, 1966, to Joan and Ron Billington. Raised in Boulder Creek, Vern graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School class of 1984. He joined the United States Army in 1985. He served at Fort Hood, Texas and Wurzburg, Germany. He was a Tracked Vehicle Mechanic …