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Carroll, MaeRueMaeRue Carroll passed away peacefully at her Placerville home on Nov. 14, ending her struggle with cancer.She was born Dec. 12, 1932 in Lindsay, Okla., to Owen and Flossie Clark. She migrated to California in 1941, and she was married March 31, 1951 in Porterville, Calif. She moved to Truckee in 1970, and she worked as a teacher’s aide. While in Truckee, she was active in the Sierra Bible Church as the choir director and also directed the Truckee/Tahoe Christian choir and sang with the Tahoe Community Chorale, the Sierra Nevada Chorale of Incline Village and the University of Nevada, Reno Chorus.She moved to Placerville in August 1993 after her retirement.She was active in the First Baptist Church of Pollock Pines, singing solos, as a choir member and organizing-directing the children choir.MaeRue is survived by her loving husband of 54 and a half years, LaRoy; her daughter, Sabrina Carroll of Carmichael; her brother Dwight Clark of Modesto and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her brothers Elvis and Clifford, and her son Bruce.Viewing at Memory Chapel was held on Thursday, Nov. 17. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 18th at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Porterville, Calif. Memorial service will be at a later date at First Baptist Church of Pollock Pines.In lieu of flowers, please make donations in MaeRue’s name to the First Baptist Church of Pollock Pines Music Fund or to the American Cancer Society.Arrangements handled by Memory Chapel in Placerville.Harris, Roy Thomas Sr.Our beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather and great-grandfather passed into the arms of God on Nov. 4, 2005 a ten-year battle with the aftereffects of strokes.Roy was born on April 17, 1922 in Fort Worth, Texas, the youngest son of Zada and Elmer Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, a sister and his youngest daughter Colleen Harris Ibara.He served in the U. S. Army in World War II, landing in North Africa and spent time in Italy, France and Germany. He reached the rank of technical sergeant. Returning home after three years of service, he met his wife Lois. They married on Nov. 23, 1947 in Pasadena, Calif. Roy’s entire career was in the wine industry. During his time in Delano, he represented the industry in negotiating the first contract with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers and later went on to negotiate the farm workers contract in the Napa Valley. He came to the Napa Valley in 1970 to help start a vineyard management company for Heublein that continues today as Beckstoffer Vineyards. He retired in 1986 and later received a joint resolution from the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association and Napa Valley Vintners Association designating him a “pioneer” for the Napa Valley wine industry. He was responsible for mentoring many of today’s leaders in the industry.He was a member of Lions International in Kingsburg and Calistoga, serving as president in both towns. He was a member of the Kingsburg High School Board and the executive board of the Sequoia Council/Boy Scouts of America and received the prestigious Silver Beaver Award for his service to scouting. He spent many enjoyable hours on the golf course and was featured in a Napa Register story for his multiple aces on all the par-threes at Napa Valley Country Club. He also enjoyed relaxing in Kings Canyon National Park, which he first visited in his teens. Over the years he spent time there with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He started downhill skiing at the age of 62 and skied until the stroke in 1996.Harris is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lois; son, Tim, and his wife, Dianne, of Roseville; daughter, Kathy Harris-Hartmann, and husband, Steve, of Truckee, son in law Allen Ibara of San Carlos, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.A military funeral honors ceremony will be held at Tulocay Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Nov. 20. His family invites friends and associates to stop by their home following the ceremony for an open house in his memory until 3 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made, in his memory, to the Queen of the Valley Foundation, 1100 Trancas St., Napa, CA. Arrangements are by Tulocay Cemetery 411 Coombsville Road, Napa, CA.MacGregor, Mary BethMary Beth MacGregor passed away with courage, strength and beauty in Truckee on Nov. 5, surrounded by her loving family.Mary Beth was born in Napanee, Ind., on Nov. 13, 1923 to Charles and Olive Dimel and was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Patricia. She attended Brown University and worked as a bookkeeper in her father’s shoe stores. Mary Beth married Edwin S. MacGregor, Jr. on Nov. 14, 1946 in Springfield, Ohio and in 1954, made Santa Barbara, Calif., their home.After raising three children, Mary Beth returned to work in retail. Her final job, and favorite, was working at Abernethy Photography Studio.Mary Beth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by: her sister Barbara Krebes, of Santee, Calif.; her husband Edwin S. MacGregor Jr of Santa Barbara; her daughter Sandra Alvarado of Santa Barbara; her son Edwin S. MacGregor III of Santa Barbara; her daughter Pamela Gardner of Truckee; her grandchildren Karrinne Galle of Santa Barbara; Tamara Gardner of Lemoore; Jeff Gardner of Reno, Nev.; Meghan MacGregor of Santa Barbara, and great-grandchildren Livia and Ebin Galle of Santa Barbara.A private service was held in Truckee. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to cancer research.Mary Beth you are forever in our hearts, “just remember in the winter, far beneath the bitter snows, lies the seed that with the suns love, in the spring, becomes the rose.”