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Barbara Harris

Jun 11, 1937 - Aug 12, 2023

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King City, CA

Barbara Ann Harris, 86, was reunited with her husband, George Harris Jr. , in heaven on August 12, 2023. Born in Holtville, CA on June 11, 1937, Barbara was the oldest of 5 siblings. When she was a young child, Barbara and her family moved to King City and lived on the East Ranch for many years. She attended King City High School and then went on to Hartnell to obtain her AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. While pursuing her degree at Hartnell she met her future husband, George. They soon m...Read More

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Roslyn Eileen Stephens

Mar 10, 1940 - Feb 16, 2024

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King City, CA

Roslyn Eileen Stephens, 83 of King City, passed away on February 16, 2024. Her birth certificate shows that she was born on March 10, 1940, but her mother told her that she was actually born on March 12th. She used both dates throughout her life which proved both comical and challenging! Roslyn loved and enjoyed her family above all else. She was born in Fordville, North Dakota to Arthur and Odessa Pederson and grew up with four siblings; brothers Dwayne (Butch) & Ronald and sisters Kathryn and Ellen (Tudy). In 1957 she married Francis Dahlen of Dahlen, North Dakota. They moved to King City with their two young sons, Reg & Guy, in 1961 when Francis took a teaching position at King City High School. A few years later they were blessed with two more sons, Todd & Bret. With four sons in the household, Roslyn was very busy with their schooling, paper routes, sports (Little League, golf, etc.) and numerous, other extra curricular activities. Later, she added a job as a Santa Lucia School teacher’s aide. Roslyn was also an excellent baker and was regularly sought out to bake and decorate cakes for birthdays, weddings and other occasions. Roslyn was preceded in death by her husband Francis in 1973. A few years later she married Hurshel (Buck) Stephens who also had four children; Brenda, Richard, Eric & Darrell. The number of children “at home” quickly decreased from eight down to three as the older children went off to college and their work careers. “Buck & Roz” stayed very busy with their farm machinery repair, cattle and worm farm businesses. They also owned and operated the Country Cafe on Jolon Road for many years. Buck passed away in 2000. Roslyn was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers Dwayne and Ronald and stepson Richard Stephens. Roslyn is survived by her sisters Kathryn (Robert) Twaddle, Ellen McClure, sisters-in-law Nancy Pederson, Carol Jallo and Dorcas (Lloyd) Schmidt, sons Reginald (Annette) Dahlen, Guy Dahlen, Todd (Lisa) Dahlen, Bret (Paula) Dahlen, step daughter Brenda (Mike) Billingsly, stepsons Eric Stephens, Darrell (Laurie) Stephens, daughter-in-law Julie Dahlen, step daughter-in-law Lori Stephens, seven grandchildren Carly Dahlen, Will (Chelsea) Dahlen, Megan (Trent) Berg, Todd Dahlen, Zach Dahlen, Courtney Dahlen and Henry (Radha Yerramilli) Dahlen, nine step grandchildren Melissa (Chris) Barmes, Clay (Kim) Stephens, Rachel, Caleb & Joshua Billingsly and Doug, Jake, Nick and Thomas Stephens, as well as numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and unofficially adopted son Mike (Frankie) Hearne. The family would like to extend our sincere thanks to her caregivers at the Eden Valley Care Center, especially Hortencia, Marla and Joanna for the care they provided to her this past year and to the staff at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital for the excellent care they provided during her final week of life. A private family service will be held in the near future. Donations may be made to your charity of choice. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St., King City, (831) 385-5400

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William Todd Holsted

Jan 26, 1960 - Dec 30, 2023

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King City, CA

A man of many talents, William Todd Holsted, left this world on December 30, 2023 following a courageous battle with cancer. In his own words, Todd was ‘right with Jesus’ when he passed and we know he was greeted at the gates of Heaven by his dad, Ben, niece, Kelsey and so many others. Todd died peacefully with his wife, Vikki, son, Corey, and canine companion, Kona, by his side. Todd was born on January 26, 1960 at Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital. The eldest of three siblings, he was a long-time county resident and attended St. Rose Catholic School, Paso Robles High – Class of ’78, and Cuesta and Santa Barbara City Colleges. He lived in Paso most of his life but traveled to other areas, including Japan, with his art and gift for painting and design. Todd was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and talent for remembering trivia. Todd married the love of his life, Vikki, in a unique and totally ‘Todd’ setting in Las Vegas, NV. Yes, Elvis was there! This was the beginning of a marriage that would last 27 years, a true partnership that was meant to be. Todd and Vikki built a wonderful life together raising their son, Corey Michael, and always having a dog in the mix including Daisy, Tiki and Kona over the years. Todd had many interests and there was nothing he could not do. He enjoyed hunting and camping, was an artist, a musician, and a jack of all trades. If he didn’t know how to do it, he looked it up on You Tube. In the early 2000’s, he was one of leading web designers on the Central Coast, creating web sites for a variety of companies. This was followed by the opening of Mariposa Brewing and his career stint as a brewmaster. He was always the entertainer with his guitar and songs that he wrote himself. Despite the colorful language that may have been in the lyrics, the laughter was contagious. Always quick with a joke, a story from the past, and his signature smile, Todd was well, just Todd. Todd inherited his love of cars from his dad, Ben, and cherished Alice, his grandmother’s 1950 Ford, which they restored together. Todd and Vikki had joined The Golden State Car Club and spent many happy times taking Alice to car shows, parades, and other events. Family photos of Alice through the years will be cherished always… Friends were important to Todd from his early years growing up on Trigo Lane. With connecting back yards, he and his lifelong friend, Robert Freeman, built a fort where they shared many adventures. His musical connection with dear friend, Ted Cook, and friendship with fellow car enthusiast, Frank Rak, will never be forgotten. Todd is survived by his wife, Vikki Holsted of Paso Robles, son, Corey Holsted of Kansas City, MO, mother, Julia Holsted of Paso Robles, sisters, Suzie Roget (husband, Erik and son, Ben) of Woodbridge, and Sandy McCullough (husband Kelley, daughter and family Sara, Jeremy, Macy and Ryder Tisdale) of Las Vegas, NV, father-in-law Gary L Kessler of Big Timber, MT, and bother-in-law, John Gary Kessler (Michelle Burner) of Las Vegas. Todd was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin Holsted, niece, Kelsey Roget, and grandparents, Jim and Sibyl Holsted and Earle and Alice Conover. Rembrances in Todd’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society (donate.cancer.org), the Multiple Sclerosis Association (engage.mymsaa.org), or Woods Humane Society (woodshumanesociety.org). For additional information contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St., King City, (831) 385-5400

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Emma Brasier

Dec 22, 1922 - Dec 05, 2023

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King City, CA

Emma Elizabeth Brasier of King City passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at the age of 100. She was born December 22, 1922 in Yell County Arkansas. She married Claud Brasier September 7, 1940 and were married for 54 years until his death in 1994. Emma became a member of the Assemblies of God Church in 1951. Over the years she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Release Hour, and served as Deacon for a time and volunteered at Mee Memorial Hospital for 6 1/2 years. Emma enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, talking to just about anyone, and loved to cook pies and stuffing. She was a great mom. Emma is survived by her daughters, Peggy Benson (husband, Ray) of Stockton, Janey Richard (husband, Mike) of Salinas; brother, Donald McCoy of Birta, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Misti Varnell of Arkansas, Shannan Matthews of Hollister, Justin Brasier (wife, Sandra) of King City, Brandon Brasier of King city, Casey Yates of Salinas; six great grandchildren, Lauren Varnell of Arkansas, Jasmine Brasier, Louie Benitez, Vanessa Brasier and Justin Brasier II all of King City, Tucker Matthews of Hollister; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews as well as cousins and their families. She is preceded in death by her husband Claud; son, Tony; five brothers; one sister; and two sister-in-law's. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St. , King City, (831) 385-5400, www. EFS-Cares. com .

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Clara Hermosillo

Jan 15, 1944 - Nov 15, 2023

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King City, CA

Longtime resident of King City, CA. , Clara (Sandy) Mae (Reeves) Hermosillo age 79 passed away on November 15, 2023 in Oroville, CA. , Clara was born on January 15, 1944 in Harlingen, TX to Loring and Dovie (Bard) Reeves. She married Placido Hermosillo Jr. , on May 20, 1962. They had two children Paige Hermosillo and Christina Lee Hermosillo (John McDonald) from Oroville, CA. Grandchildren are Jordan (David), David, Joshua, Ryan and Haley of Oroville. Great-grandchildren are Conrad, twins, Mael, Rosey and Mateo McDonald. Clara was the Record Book Leader for King City 4-H. She was also a Cooking Leader. Plas and Clara purchased the Paint Center in King City, CA. Siblings are Loren, Charlie, Sam, Lottie and Lee all departed. A Graveside Service will be held at King City Cemetery TBA. Scheer Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Clara Mae (Reeves) Hermosillo, please

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Paula Martinez

Jun 10, 1948 - Oct 04, 2023

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King City, CA

October 04, 2023, Paula Gene Martinez, 75, of King City, CA, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her beloved family. Paula was born on June 10, 1948, to Walter and Virginia Tennant in Savannah, Georgia. Born into a Military family, Paula traveled and lived in various cities in the United States as well as in Europe before landing at Fort Ord Military base in Marina. Her family settled in Salinas, CA, where she attended grade school and graduated from Salinas High School. It was while attending Hartnell Junior College, where she met her husband, George Martinez. They were married on February 14, 1970, and were married for 53 years. Paula and George went on to have two children, Denise and Matthew. She spent her life-long career working for the US Forest Service as a Civil Rights Officer and a Public Information Officer on a National Incident Management Team. She retired after 30+ years of service. Paula spent her free time as a member of Sol Treasures Cultural Center, she was involved in The Stagehands Theatre Group as a prop master and set designer, and she also volunteered at various local community events. Above all, her most favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family. . . and of course Sammy, her West Highland White Terrier. Paula was an only child and is survived by her husband, her two children, and four grandchildren. They include her husband George, her daughter Denise, granddaughters Regina and Savana, her son Matthew (Sabrina), granddaughter Miranda, and grandson Jacob. A Visitation will be held from 5pm - 8pm on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Eddington Funeral Chapel, 429 Bassett Street, King City. A Funeral Mass is scheduled, 12:30 p. m. on Friday, October 13, 2023 at St. John's Catholic Church, 504 N. Third St. , King City. Burial will follow in the King City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made in honor of Paula to the American Cancer Society. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St. , King City, (831) 385-5400, www. EFS-Cares. com .

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James Merkle

Jul 16, 1950 - Apr 07, 2023

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King City, CA

Our Brother James Joseph Merkle went to heaven in the early morning hours of April 7, 2023. He was born in Colusa, California July 16, 1950. He was the oldest child of a family of 8 children. He grew up in Maxwell California, Greenfield, California, and King City, California. Jimmy graduated high school from King City High School in 1968. He loved sports. He played defensive back on the undefeated Mustang Football team at King City High School. They won the championship his senior year. He always claimed that they were the best team to ever play for King City High. He made the All League on the Varsity baseball team playing catcher. He was voted "most shyest" in his Senior year book. He went to Hartnell College, in Salinas California and Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, California, where he majored in accounting. He worked many years in casinos in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, Yakima, Washington, Florida, and New Orleans. He was very adventurous, even working in a fish factory in Alaska one season. Sports was his passion. He was a huge 49er fan. He loved to play golf and tennis. He dominated the tennis latter in King City many times in the 70's, and was #1 on the tennis team for 10 years in a row. When he played the game he played to win. He also played softball in King City with the infamous "Nina's Cantina" softball team. They won the championship 3 years in a row. He retired, and lived in Paso Robles, California for many years and worked part time at J-Lhor Winery and part time at the A. M & P. M Mini Market. In the final year and two months of his life he moved to his youngest sister's horse ranch in Aledo, Texas, where he lived and worked part time as the night manager on the horse ranch which he enjoyed. Jimmy loved to grow vegetable gardens, play chess, cards, and backgammon, and go see lots of movies, and spend lots of time with his family. He loved his family and friends a lot. He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Merkle (July 9,1997) his sister Susan Merkle Lopez (October 25,1997) his mother Wanda Tognetti (February 2, 2003) step father Elmer Tognetti (March 30, 2014) his father Joe Merkle (May 27, 2019) his step mother Gracie Merkle (October 13, 2020). He is survived by his sister, Karen (Dale) Borzini, brother Bob Merkle, sister Kathryn "Tina" (Rick) Machak, brother Jose (Carmen) Merkle, sister Sandra (Philippe) Nicolay, and many nieces and nephews, Denise, Doug, Taryn Borzini, Andrea, (Mark), Collin, Quinn Lopez-Villanueva, Lindsey Merkle, Leslie Merkle, Ophelia and Victor Aracely, Amanda and Alberto, Elsie and Martin, Guadalupe and Caesar Delia, Joane Merkle, and Diana Merkle. Godchild Elizabeth Nicolay, and niece Alexandra Nicolay. And his cat Jack. . . Meow! James Joseph Merkle was a very sweet, kind, humble, loving, Son, brother, and Uncle. You will be very missed. May you rest in peace dear brother. By God's grace we will see you again. RIP. We Love You! A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 1pm, Sunday, October 22, 2023 at Eddington Funeral Chapel. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St. , King City, (831) 385-5400, www. EFS-Cares. com .

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Lucille Raschella

Sep 25, 1926 - Sep 03, 2023

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King City, CA

Lucille Raschella, 96, of King City passed away September 3, 2023 at Mee Memorial Hospital of natural causes. Lucille lead a very active life. After graduating from King City High School she began a 55 year career at Tynan Lumber Company until her retirement. She was a member of the California Women's Bowling Association, member of the St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church. She was devoted parishioner of the church and member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Lucille also enjoyed making crafts for different fundraising events and for her great nieces and nephews. Survived by Nephew's Tom Raschella & Stan (Shirley) Tully. Numerous great nieces (Casey, Tara & Tasia) and great nephew (Clay Tully). Preceded in death by brother Norman (Orella) Raschella, nephew Jerry (Margaret) Raschella, sister Bernice Azcona, niece Rebecca (Roy) Tully, newphew Stephen (Linda) Tully Donations - One's favorite charity

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Barbara Harris

Jun 11, 1937 - Aug 12, 2023

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King City, CA

Barbara Ann Harris, 86, was reunited with her husband, George Harris Jr. , in heaven on August 12, 2023. Born in Holtville, CA on June 11, 1937, Barbara was the oldest of 5 siblings. When she was a young child, Barbara and her family moved to King City and lived on the East Ranch for many years. She attended King City High School and then went on to Hartnell to obtain her AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. While pursuing her degree at Hartnell she met her future husband, George. They soon married and had 5 beautiful children. Unfortunately, George passed away when he was far too young due to an accident. Barbara then proceeded to raise their 5 children on her own. This was a very difficult endeavor, but she persevered. Her children are testament to that. Barbara was a beloved preschool teacher for several decades. She was very dedicated to providing an outstanding preschool education to many young children in our community. She was ever so patient and kind. After retiring, Barbara volunteered at Mee Memorial Hospital and ended up running the gift shop. She loved it so much she decided to open her own shop in town called "Nooks and Crannies". She then moved her shop to San Juan Bautista for a brief time before coming back to King City. She was happily living her life until she suffered a debilitating stroke in 2016. For the last 7 years she has been in the care of Windsor Gardens in Salinas. We are very thankful to the staff who took very good care of her until her passing. Barabara is survived by her 5 children: Lynn Taylor (Mike), Rick (Maureen), Craig, Lori Wilson, and Ron (Wendy). She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren who meant the world to her! A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 24, 2023, in the King City Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at St. John's Parish Hall at Noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salinas Valley Fair Heritage Foundation or a charity of your choosing. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St. , King City, (831) 385-5400, www. EFS-Cares. com .

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Zona Olds

Apr 19, 1927 - Aug 05, 2023

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King City, CA

Zona Olds resided in King City for more than seventy years until moving to Lodi, California to be closer to family. Her passing was peaceful with family at bedside. She is survived by sons Kelly, and his wife Karen, son Randy, grandchildren Jennifer Good, Megan Storms, Sara Olds and Jason Olds. Also surviving are numerous great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarke and daughter, Connie Crane. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer Foundation are encouraged. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St. , King City, (831) 385-5400, www. EFS-Cares. com .

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Sylvia Hull

Jan 06, 1939 - Aug 01, 2023

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King City, CA

Our dear mom, Sylvia Maxine Hull passed away on Monday, August 1st, at the age of 84. She was a wonderful, loving mom, who was always there for us. She taught us her strong, independent morals and values. She is survived by her loving daughters, Sheri Hale of Yuba City, Shellie Silveira and husband Mark and granddaughter, Hailey Faith Silveira of King City. Her interests included shopping with her daughters and granddaughter; walking, traveling, cooking (her mom's famous spaghetti sauce), working in her yard and spending time with her family, friends and her pride and joy, her granddaughter, Hailey Faith. She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her dear, treasured friend, Aileen Brazelton. Sylvia graduated from Chaffey College in Upland, Calif. She started her career as a secretary to the CEO for New York Life. She ran the one girl office for the Monterey County Sheriff's Department in King City for 32 years. Our mom will be remembered as full of life and a loving, dedicated and treasured mom to her family and friends. A Celebration of Life is planned at a later date. For more information, please contact Eddington Funeral Services, 429 Bassett St. , King City, (831) 385-5400

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