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Lois Henry passed away quietly in her sleep in Napa, CA on October 29. She was born in Phoenix, AZ, on September 24, 1921 to Lawrence Murphy Stump and Irene Julia Luitjens . At three years of age, she moved to Angwin, CA so her dad could attend Pacific Union College. She loved to walk across…

Celebration of Life November 5th at 2 P.M, located at the St. Helena Fire Dept Training Room On Railroad Ave.

Dirk A. Vanderschuur Jr. Dirk passed away at the Veterans’ Home of California, Yountville, on September 23, 2017. He had been a member of the home since 2003. He was 84. Dirk was born on February 21, 1933 in Worchester, Massachusetts, to Hazel and Dirk Vanderschuur. He attended school in Mas…

Frank Henry Schnell, II died peacefully just shy of his 80th Birthday in Marin County on August 15, 2017. He was survived by his partner, Joanne Merjano, his brother, Paul M. Schnell, his three children, Frank Henry Schnell III of New Orleans ,his wife Nylene “Ginger” Schnell, his daughter, …

Elaine Angela Hudson, loving wife and mother, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2017, at her home in St. Helena. Elaine was preceded in death by her first husband William (Bill) Paine, her parents Albert and Asunta Paladini and her brother Dr. Reynold Paladini. She is survived by her husban…

As a reporter for the Napa Valley Register, for 50 years, L. Pierce Carson chronicled the evolution of an obscure agricultural valley into a world-renowned wine producer. He told the stories of the people who were drawn to it; vintners, chefs and artists, as well as those of the people who h…

Frank Roman, a resident of Calistoga Springs since 1998, passed away as the result of a stroke, hospitalized for seven months out of the Napa area, returned home for six days at Easter time, before his passing. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Judith “Judi” Roman; two siblings, Samant…

Todd is survived by his son Tye Wolfe and daughter Erin Noelle. You are invited to share pictures and stories on Facebook. Service information will also be found there.

A celebration of life will be held for Richard Duarte on Saturday, April 8 at 11 am.

Norma Parks was born to Roy and Della Walker in Blackfoot ID, in October 1922. Her father was a cheesemaker. Later they moved about in Oregon as her dad worked in construction, ranching, milling, and renovating homes.

Ethan Wade Robinson, age 36, was born in Crow Agency, Montana on June 7, 1980. He left us unexpectedly and much too soon, to begin his journey across the Milky Way on February 27, 2017, due to complications of Marfan Syndrome. Ethan, an enrolled member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Mont…

Jim Allen died peacefully on March 5th, at his home in Santa Fe, surrounded by his brothers and family. He is survived by his daughter Alicia, daughter-in-law Marcia, son Daniel, granddaughter Tyler, and his brothers Michael, Peter and Steve.

Howard Earl Fisher Jr., a joyful Calistoga lad who went on to manage four golf courses and embrace family, Rotary, abalone hunting, and ballroom dancing, died in a Sonoma care center March 6 after a months-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81.

William David Collins, Jr., born April 6, 1927 in Amarillo Texas, the eldest of seven children of William D. Collins and Florence Kelly Collins, passed away on February 1, 2017 at home in St. Helena, CA. He is survived by his wife Kathy, children Dave (Chris), Kitty, Hank (Nicky), Kelly, Pet…

Constance Burrow, long-time resident of Saint Helena and beloved wife of Frank, passed away Saturday January 14th in her home with friends and family around. She is survived by two sons, Jason and Adam, and one daughter Glee. She was also survived by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Our Mother, Sarah Marie (Dollie) Franquelin, 91, of Napa, CA passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, with her family by her side.

Born in San Francisco June 17, 1923, Bert was the eighth child of the late Thomas and Emma Callen (nee Hailer), the second born of a pair of identical twins. Pre-deceased by his wife Mary (nee Feigl), his twin Thomas, his sisters Elizabeth Treherne, Evelyn Farr, Emma Gugel, Rose Greene, Elea…

Diana Rose Pence; a beautiful soul, left this world on December 12, 2016, due to complications of cancer. She was an amazing wife, mother and extraordinary human being. Born in New York City, NY to Mercedes and John Vasquez. Her family moved to San Francisco in the 1960's, where she attended…

Peter Orzalli was born February 24, 1940 in Nevada City, CA and passed away on December 30 in Calistoga.

Charles Ray Sterling passed away December 20, 2016 at his home with his 3 children by his side. Charles was born on April 22, 1926 in Burbank California to Arthur Nelson Sterling and Ada (Patterson) Sterling. He had two brothers; Delbert and Murray Sterling.

Vera Louise Mitchell, a descendent of the pioneer Soquel Daubenbiss family, died December 10, 2016 at the age of 88. Vera Lou was born in San Jose to Louis and Vera Marsh. Her father Louis died unexpectedly in 1929 and Vera and Vera Lou moved to Santa Cruz to live with Vera Lou’s grandparent…

Alexandra (Zabuga) Lochanko, a Calistoga resident for almost ten years, passed away at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa on December 6th at the age of 93. She lived a full, rich life during which she selflessly cared for her family.

George John Faulds passed into eternal life on 9 November 2016, in the loving company of his wife Rosemary and caregiver Daoud Salameh.

Joe Birleffi said goodbye to this world at the age of 73 on October 21, 2016, after bravely battling cancer. Joe is predeceased by his parents, Gino and Mary Birleffi and son-in-law Brian Trainor.

Rosemary Brautigam Jackson, 88, born November 5, 1927 in Cincinnati, Ohio died October 23, 2016 peacefully in her home in Vacaville, California surrounded by her family.

Kate (Kathryn) moved to St. Helena with her family in 1965 and was a vibrant part of the St. Helena music and art world all her life. She passed away quickly after emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism.

Gladys “Kay” Orzalli, 74 of Calistoga, Ca., passed away at Kaiser Hospital in Vallejo due to a lengthy illness. Kay was born on October 21, 1942 in Ogden, Utah to parents

Karl J. Burgstahler left us on July 10, 2016 when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Pope Valley, Ca. Born April 16, 1988, he was 28.

Everett Lu Ball, a Knights Valley Lad who zoomed on to an engineering career in Silicon Valley but had time to lead the Calistoga High School Alumni Association for many years, died of heart failure May 28 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Palo Alto. Everett’s family joined in a pri…

Dennis P. Fife died on Tuesday, May 24th, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 70. Dennis, an engineering graduate of UC Berkeley, Stanford MBA and Lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard, had worked in the Napa Valley wine industry. Early in his career, Dennis became the youngest vic…

Mary passed away at the age of 92 on Friday, April 22, 2016. Mary was born Nov. 27, 1923 in Cloverdale to Nicola and Caterina (Pietronave) Montelli. When she was 7 years old the family moved to Calistoga. Mary graduated from Calistoga High School in 1941. During World War II she worked at Ma…

Mildred Fairchild Hagstrom passed away peacefully at home, at the age of 96, on the morning of March 20, 2016. She was born in Calistoga, California on May 4, 1919. She was the daughter of Edna Sherwood Fairchild, of Calistoga, and Theodore Tracy Fairchild, an Elko County Nevada cattle ranch…

What a life. It began on September 24, 1916 in Panhandle, Texas daughter of Rollie Guy and Malvina Jane Harmon. By her high school years, her family move to Amarillo, where she graduated from Amarillo High School at the age of sixteen. She attended Amarillo Junior College, before her family …