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BALBER, LUCY
Lucy Balber, 89, of Fresno died Friday. She was an assembly line worker. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass: 11a.m. Friday, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church . [Fresno Bee, Feb 9, 2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

ANDRE, THELMA ELAINE
Thelma Elaine Andre, 84, of Fresno died Saturday. She was an administrative assistant. Memorial: 10 a.m. Saturday, East Princeton Baptist Church. Arrangements: Abbey Funeraria.  [Fresno Bee, Feb 9, 2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]


ALEC, LEROY GENE
Leroy Gene Alec, 65, of Selma died Sunday. He was a maintenance mechanic for the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. chapel: 10a.m. Saturday, Salvation Army Chapel in Fresno. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home in Fresno. [Fresno Bee, Feb 9, 2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

LAZALDE, RAYMOND
Raymond Lazalde Jr. October 19, 1944 - January 10, 2010
Raymond is survived by his wife Connie; four sons; two daughters; 19 grandchildren; his father; and five brothers.  A Graveside Service will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA. on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 2:00 p.0pm.  A Memorial Reception will be at VFW Post 8900 in Fresno, CA. on Saturday, February 6, 2010, at 1: p.m. [Fresno Bee, Jan 31, 2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

AGLIANA, BRENDA GUNN
BRENDA GUNN AGLIANA, 43
Memorial services for Brenda Gunn Agliana, were held Friday December 6,
2002 in Clovis, Calif. Survivors are her husband, David and two sons, Jonathan Agliana of Calif. and Trent Roberts of Lexington, Tn.; one grandson, Ethan
Roberts of Lexington, Tn.; mother, Ellen Helton of Jackson, Tn.; father, James Gunn of Medina, Tn.; sisters, Dorothy Acuff, Shelia Butler and Karen Rose, all of Jackson, Tn.; brother, Darryl Gunn of Clifton, Tn.; grandmothers, Betty Trull of Jackson and Sue Gunn of Medina, Tn.; numerous nieces and
nephews. She will be loved and missed by many.[The Jackson Sun (Jackson, Tennessee), December 8, 2002 - transcribed by Amanda Jowers]

CHURCH, FIERMAN

Fresno California.

Fresno CA. Dec. 18,1899.

Fierman Church, aged 73 yrs, died in this city today from a complication of ailments. He was a practicing attorney in Chicago before coming West, being associated with Lyman Trumball. He lived in LaPorte and Valparaiso, IN. for years, and represented his district in the legislature. He came to Los Angeles  in 1885, afterward removing to Fresno, and was district attorney for 4 years, and for 2 years at the same time ex-officio mayor of this city as chairman of the city trustee. Surviving here are the widow and 1 son, beside his daughters Mrs. C.A. Harding, of Chicago, and Mrs. Sarah A. Fisher, of Lansing Mich. Indiana State Journal Submitted by Barb Z.


PEAK, HENRY
Henry J. Peak
Porterville- Graveside services for former police officer Henry J. Peak, 77, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mr. Peak died Sunday. He was a native of Tennesee and had lived in Porterville 58 years. He was an officer with the Porterville Police Department for 13 years. He also was employed at Procters Cleaners for 15 years. Mr. Peak was a member of BPOE # 1342. He is survived by his wofe, Florence of Porterville; a son, Doug of Fillmore; two daughters, Sharon Tyler and Judith Thomason, both of Porterville; and a sister, Mary Sue Savory of Fresno. Myers Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Fresno Bee, 5/11/1980. Submitters Name: Brenda W.


ROLLIN, CHARLES
Died at Fresno, Cal., Aug. 3d of suppuration of the spine, Charles Rollin, 22 years, 9 months 27 days, son of Mr. J. C. Moodey of this city.
 The Henry Republican, Henry Illinois August 17, 1882. Submitted by Nancy Piper.


SOLEDAD, AN OLD INDIAN
An Indian over 100 years old, named Soledad, died Friday, near Fresno, Cal. He was a native of Old Mexico. He used to be a scout in the Mexican Army and as such came to California before the State passed into the hands of the United States. For the last forty years he has lived near Fresno, and a few days before his death walked a distance of forty miles. Salt Lake Tribune, Oct. 28, 1893. Submitted by Robyn Greenlund.


CARMICHAEL, PEGGY
Peggy A. Carmichael September 30, 1935 – January 11, 2010
Peggy passed away on Monday, January 11, 2010, at the age of 74. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Elsie Brown, her husband Raymond “Mike” Carmichael and her youngest daughter Mitzi Carmichael Edwards.
Peggy is survived by her children, Michele Carmichael of Fresno, Melodie Pierce and Her husband Eugene from Hawaii, Michael Carmichael of Vancouver, WA, Mark Carmichael and his wife Cindi and their daughters Sandra and Katelin of Fresno.
A Memorial Service will be held at Tinkler Funeral Chapel and Crematory on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 11: a.m.
Remembrances may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory 475 N. Broadway St. Fresno (559)233-2101
[Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

GILBERT, ANNIE MAE
Annie Mae Gilbert, 66, of Fresno died Saturday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Bethesda Apostolic Church.
 [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin..]

GARCIA, CHARLES GORDON
Gordon Charles Garcia, 84, of Hanford died Wednesday. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church
of Hanford. Arrangements: People’s Funeral Chapel.
[Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

FLORES-CASTRO, JOSE GUADALUPE
Jose Guadalupe Flores-Castro, 82, of Fresno died Thursday. He was employed in retail. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. today. Thomas-Robinson Funeral Home in Selma. Rosary and Mass: 6 p.m. today, St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Selma.
[Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

GARCIA,CONSUELO DAVILA
Consuelo Davila Garcia, 73, of Clovis died Friday, She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Boice Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church
. Remembrances: American Heart Association, 7425 N. Palm Bluffs Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711 or American Diabetes Association Memorial & Honor Program, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandra, VA 22312. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

GAMBILL, THOMAS R.
Thomas R. Gambill, 70, of Fresno died Sunday. He was a truck driver. Private family services. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

FRENCH, RUTH
Ruth L. French, 93, of Fresno died Saturday. She was a sales representative for 50 years. Inurnment in Killingworth, Conn. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home in Clovis. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


FIGUEROA, PEDRO G.
Pedro
G. Figueroa, 81, of Fresno died Saturday. He was a teacher. Services are pending. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
[Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

 CARMODY, JO ANN
 
Jo Ann Carmody, 80, of Clovis died Jan 2. She was a Systems Technician. Family services were held. Arrangements: Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Fresno. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

CALLAHAN, FLORENCE J.
Florence J. Callahan, 85, of Fresno died Wednesday. She was an accounting technician for the Internal Revenue Service. Remembrances: Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Suite C-1, Fresno, CA 93711
.. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

BURSON, DONALD H. 
Donald H. Burson, 88, of Fresno died Feb. 2. He was a retired adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 .am.  to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.  to 1 p.m. Friday, chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Graveside: 2 p.m.  Friday, Belmont Memorial Park. Remembrances: Disabled American Veterans Charities of Fresno County, 701 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


BOUGHEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM
Frederick William Boughey, 73, of Fresno died Wednesday. He was a biochemist for 45 years. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. today, Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


BENNETT, CLIMITEE
Climitee Bennett, 78 of Fresno died Friday. She was a retired secretary. Visitaion: 4 to 8 p.m. thursday, sterling & smith Funeral Directors Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Friday at the chapel. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


MEDICO, TOM
Tom Medico of Laton passed away on Friday, February 5, 2010, after a well fought battle with cancer. Tom worked many years in the auto industry, retiring from Linenbach Auto Parts of Clovis.
Tom enjoyed watching his grandchildren play in his yard and barbequing with friends and family. Tom was the son of Leslie and Wanda Medico; wife Brenda; and children, Chad, Kelley and Kaylee Medico of Laton.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Laton Lions Hall on Thursday, February 11, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
Neptune Society of Central California 1154 W. Shaw Avenue Fresno
(559)222-7764 [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


SCOTT, ROSS R.
Ross R. Scott, of Fresno, died on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the age of 77.
Mr. Scott was employed by the Health Department for 30 years. He retired as Supervisor of the Air Pollution Control District in 1987.
As a young man, he enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard and achieved the rank of Lt. Colonel, United states Air Force. He was Security Officer for the Air National Guard 144th Fighter Interceptor Wing at Fresno. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbye Scott.
He is survived by his wife, AnnaDell White; his sons, Douglass Scott and Jeffrey Scott; and his granddaughter, Megan Scott-Sofia. He is also survived by his former wives, Gerrye Scott and Marylen Karsted.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel, 202 N. Teilman Avenue, Fresno, CA, on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Valley Caregivers Resource Center, 3845 N. Clark St, Ste. 201, Fresno, CA., 93726, the Alzheimer’s’ Foundation of Central California ,  or a charity of  the donor’s choice.
Stephens & Bean Chapel 202 N Teilman Avenue, Fresno (559)268-9292 [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


CROCKER, MYRON DONOVAN
Our Lord called Don to his heavenly rest on Tuesday, February 2, 2010. He left us very peacefully in his sleep at home at age 94.
Don was born on September 4, 1915, to Myron and Ethel Crocker in Pasadena, Ca. In 1918 the family moved to Caruthers and then to Fresno in 1921. He attended Fresno Normal Training School (a school where teachers finished their training), Alexander Hamilton Junior High and graduated from Fresno High School in 1933. In 1937 he received a degree in political science from Fresno State College. He attended Boalt Hall Law School at University of California, Berkeley graduating in 1940. He passed the California Bar in October 1940, and joined the FBI. He was assigned to  Albany, N.Y. where he specialized in deciphering codes and espionage. He was transferred to the Los Angeles Bureau in 1945. In 1946 he resigned from the FBI and moved to Chowchilla to open a law practice and worked as Assistant District Attorney. He was elected to the Justice Court in Chowchilla in 1953. Five years later Governor Knight appointed him to the Madera County Superior Court. He was only the third judge to serve in that capacity in the history of Madera County.
President Eisenhower appointed him to the Federal Court bench in 1959. He was Fresno's first federal judge and the youngest judge in the United States at age 44. For 21 years he was the only full-time judge in Fresno. He continued to try cases until his full retirement at age 87. He served under ten United States Presidents.
He met Elaine Jensen on a blind date in law school and they were married in 1941. they were blessed with 68 years together. she preceded him to heaven in July, 2009.
Don touched many lives in 64 years in Chowchilla. He was very active in Lions Club, coached Little League baseball teams, helped start Trinity Lutheran Church and supported Elaine in her many community projects and activities.
He loved his garden, golf and playing bridge with friends. His family and friends were very important to him. His one-liners and subtle words of wisdom will always be cherished and remembered by those who knew him.
Don leaves on earth his sister, Janice Ahif of Capitola; his son Glenn Crocker of Bend, Oregon; his daughter and son-in-law Holly and Robert Longatti of O'Neals; grandchildren Donovan Crocker, Justin Crocker and his wife Heidi; nieces and nephews and their families.
A celebration of Don's life will be held at Cornerstone Community Church, 208 Fig Tree Road in Chowchilla on Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that any remembrances be made to an organization or charity near to your heart. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]


MOORADIAN, MOSE
Mose was born November 3, 1916, to parents Tatiros and Sharistan Mooradian. He was the youngest of seven children. He lived on the outskirts of Fresno during the difficult years of the Depression.
Mose served proudly in World War II as a Master Sergeant. He was a patriotic soldier who experienced the war through homeland service at Camp Roberts and overseas to liberate prisoners of war. He spoke rarely of the historical events and atrocities but with emotion and vivid recall. 
After the war Mose worked for a few local businessmen in the automotive industry. His ambition and mechanical inclinations led to the opening of his own business, "Globe Auto Wrecking". He soon became know fondly and accurately as the "The Tansmission King".
Mose married and had two children. There were many gatherings of  family and friends at their Sunnyside home. Mose's focus and passion became his business. When retired he was the oldest and longest participant vendor in the state wide automotive swap meets.
Mose was an over 50 year member of the Triple XXX Fraternity, Fresno Chapter. He loved his backgammon games, but mostly there was his love of fishing for relaxation and pleasure.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Harry and Charlie; and his sisters, Agnes, Mary, roxie and Dorothy.
Mose is survived by his son, Don Mooradian; daughter Marsha; and son-in-law, John Langford; and several nephews and cousins.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Pilgrim Armenian Congregation Church of Fresno, 3673 North First Street, on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., Internment will follow in Masis Ararat Cemetery.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to The American Veteran Dogs, 371 NY 11787 or Hinds Hospice Inc., 1616 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite C-1, Fresno, CA 93711
Jay Chapel 1121 Roberts Avenue, Madera, CA (559)674-8814. www.jaychapel.com. [Fresno Bee, 2/9/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

SANCHEZ, JOHN D.

John, a resident of Sanger, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2010, at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving partner, Anna Evans of Fresno; sons, George Lewis Sanchez of Fresno, Larry Sanchez of Modesto, and John Sanchez, Jr. of Fresno; daughter, Roseanne Sanchez of Fresno; daughter-in-law, Pat Rubalcaba of Fresno; brother, Raymond Sanchez of Sanger; sister, Carmen Ozuna of Sanger; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home on Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Church Service will be held at New Life Apostolic Church in Sanger, on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sanger Cemetery. WALLIN'S Sanger Funeral Home 1524 9th Street Sanger (559)875-6555
[Published in the Fresno Bee on December 15, 2010 . Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

PEREZ, PETRA LUERA

Petra was born on October 20, 1928, and passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2010, in Fresno, Ca. Petra is preceded in death by her husband Demetrio B. Perez. She is survived by her loving children, Reynaldo Perez and his wife Carmen, Gloria Acosta, Mary Lou Renobato and her husband Fidencio, Olga Perez, Yolanda Ortega and her husband Peter, Anita Renobato and her husband Reynaldo, Richard Perez and his wife Margaret, Karlos L. Perez and his wife Suzanna, and Amparo Perez; her brothers, Guadalupe, Pedro and Jesus Luera; 28 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren. Vistitation will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Thursday, December 16, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, December 17, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. CHAPEL OF THE LIGHT Funeral Home 1620 W. Belmont Avenue Fresno (559)233-6254
[Published in the Fresno Bee on December 15, 2010 . Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

WONG, DARLENE
WONG -- Darlene Wong, 76, of Madera died Monday. She was a retired manager-hostess of the Village Restaurant. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jay Chapel. Services: 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Remembrances: Madera Animal Shelter Humane Society, 14269 Road 28, Madera, CA 93638-5799; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265- 0309.  [Fresno Bee 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin. ]

FOGAL, GEORGE VERNON

George Vernon Fogal was born in Fresno on October 19, 1926, and passed away with family members by his side on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. George was a Navy man who went into the service in 1944. He served on the USS Butler DMS29 as a mine sweeper, and on the USS Koontz as a gunner. It was while on the Koontz that he shot down an enemy plane headed toward them. He received the Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with one Battle star. George retired from the City of Fresno in 1981 after 35 years of service. He worked his way up from working with his dad at the sewer farm where he drove a Fresno scrapper, to grader operator, street sweeper operator to Supervisor of the Street Division. With his family, George loved camping and bought many trucks and trailers to enjoy. George and his wife Gloria spent time in BenBow, Ca. where he played golf and enjoyed the surroundings. They also spent 9 years working at the Morro Dunes RV Park as they both loved the ocean and people. More travels lead them to Clear Lake for a time as they now had a boat to spend time on the lake with family and friends. George was a devoted husband, supportive and caring father, grandfather, and great grandfather. George was helpful to all with his outgoing personality and love for people and friends. He never met a person that he didn't have something in common with. Many thanks to Dr. Wingert and staff for their personal care and concerns and to the friendly people at Yosemite Falls Cafe. George's smile and laughter will be greatly missed. George is now reunited with his parents, Earl and Matilda Fogal; infant son James Earl; brother Bud; and sister Clara Laub; first wife Gloria of 47 years; and second wife Bette of five years. George is survived by his brothers Louie and Ed Fogal; daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and Jeff Settle; daughter Kristeen Daniels; granddaughter Kimberly and husband Jason Engle; grandson Jason Settle; and granddaughter Lauren Payne; and great granddaughter Sasha Engle. He also leaves behind numerous brothers and sister!
s-in-laws;, nieces, nephews and family friends. A Celebration of George's Life will be held at the Chapel of the Light Funeral Home, on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Military Honors will follow. A Celebration Luncheon will follow at the Settle Residence, 5239 N. Van Ness Blvd. Fresno, Ca. CHAPEL OF THE LIGHT Funeral Home 1620 West Belmont Avenue Fresno, Ca (559)233-6254 [Fresno Bee 12/4/2010. Submitted by E. P. Martin]

RAMOS, ANDREW

Andrew Ramos was born on January 2, 1928, in New Mexico, and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, in Fresno, CA., at the age of 81.  Andrew lived in Fresno and worked in the outdoors, and took great pride in his plants and fruit trees.
As a young man he also fought as a professional prizefighter, and enjoyed watching this sport on television. He enjoyed his trips to San Jose with his grandson Jesse Anthony to attend fight night at the Pavilion.
Andrew is preceded in death by Elvira, his wife of 56 years.
Andrew is survived by six children, Margaret de La Cruz, Manuel Ramos, Mary Helen Dirlam, David Ramos, Christine Castillo, Andrew Ramos Jr.; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Sunday, September 27, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
A Funeral Service will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home on Monday, September 28, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
WHITEHURST, SULLIVAN BURNS & BLAIR FUNERAL HOME 1125 East Saginaw Way Fresno, California (559)227-4048 [Fresno Bee Obituary Sunday, September 27, 2009. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

RENDON, RALPH

Ralph I. Rendon, our beloved father, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2010, at the age of 93. He will be greatly missed by his children, Ernest, Vera, Robert, Frank, Gloria, Genevieve, David, Anita, Richard and Vicky; 35 grandchildren; 66 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Bruns & Blair Funeral Chapel, on Monday, December 13, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. WHITEHURST Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home 1525 E. Saginaw Way Fresno, Ca 93704 (559)227-4048 whitehurstsullivan.com
[Published in the Fresno Bee on 12/11/2010. Submitted by E.P. Martin.]

CARDENAS, MARY NEGRETE
Mary Negrete Cardenas was born a twin in Williams, Arizona on September 18, 1923. She passed away at the age of 87, on Wednesday, December 29, 2010.  Mary attended school in Williams, AZ.  The family moved to Fresno, CA in 1941 where she graduated from Edison High school. During her long and beautiful life she worked at the National Dollar Store for many years and then at her brother’s shop, Bernard’s Cleaners, before retiring.  She was a very creative person with many diverse talents. She often made quilts and crafts for St. Mary’s Alter society and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. She was a member of the Guadalupana Society at St. John’s Cathedral.  Mary is preceded in death to Our Lord’s House by her parents, Hipólito L. and Juanita Negrete Cardenas; her brothers, Jose Hipólito N., Daniel, Bernard, Frank; and her sisters Refugio, Maria De Jesus, and Virginia.
Mary is survived by her sisters, Armida Moreno, Cecilia Rodríguez, Raquel Roman; and her brother Guillermo Negrete.
Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by recitation of the Holy rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Remembrances may be made to St. Mary’s Queen of Apostles Building Fund or Optimal Hospice.  WHITEHURST, SULLIVAN, BURNS & BLAIR Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw, Fresno, CA (559)227-4048.
[FRESNO BEE,  JAN 2, 2011. Submitters Name: ESTHER PEREZ MARTIN]

MEDINA, LOUISE
LOUISE "Louisa" MEDINA
Louisa, age 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 13, 2010. She was the oldest of five children and was born on August 19, 1924, to Primitiva and Lorenzo Contreras. Louisa attended Clovis High School where she excelled as a student in math and science. Her passion for the two subjects later guided her to a career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the former Valley Medical Center. She was a giving and humble person who often put others before herself. Louisa welcomed everyone to her home with a smile and her home cooked meals. She was very active in community and civic organizations such as the Mexican- American Educational Committee, Catholic Daughters, Women's Club, AMVETS Women's Auxiliary, and as a Cub Scout Den Mother. Louisa's greatest passion was spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by Edward U. Medina, the love of her life, to whom she was married for 62 years. Louisa and Edward shared the love and passion that many hope for and together they raised a wonderful family which includes their children, Susan, Albert, Richard and David Medina; their grandchildren, Sara, Rebecca, Evan, Michael and Connor; and great-grandchildren, Edward, Madyson, and Payton Belle. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Tinoco; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church on "O" Street in Sanger, on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sanger Cemetery. WALLIN'S Sanger Funeral Home 1524 9th Street Sanger (559)875-6555 Published in the Fresno Bee on December 15, 2010
[Fresno Bee ,December 15, 2010 .Submitters Name: ESTHER PEREZ MARTIN]

 CERVANTEZ , RAYMOND CRUZ
Ray passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2010, in Fresno, Ca. He was born in Fresno on May 7, 1930, to Marcelino and Gregoria Cervantez. He proudly served for the US Army and served in the Korean War. Ray was employed at Shenley Winery as a Foreman for 35 years, Ray will be greatly remembered for his aggressive, gritty racing spirit while on the NASCAR Hardtop/ Modified circuit. Ray was and will always be competitive with or without his wings. Ray is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Annie Cervantez. He leaves behind his two sons, Larry Cervantez and his companion Juanita, and Arthur Cervantez and his wife Mary; his grandchildren, Randy and Dorothea Cervantez, Nicole and Robert Gonzalez, and Jenna Cervantez; along with five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Robert, Frank, David, Tony and Freddy; along with sisters, Margaret, Virginia and Lupe. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Veterans Medical Center. STERLING & SMITH Funeral Directors 1103 'E' Street Fresno (559)266-9711
[Published in the Fresno Bee on December 15, 2010 . Submitted by Esther Martin Perez.]

 CARRASCO, GUADALUPE
GUADALUPE CARRASCO “LUPE”
APRIL 17, 1914 – NOVEMEBR 25, 2010
At the age of 96, Lupe passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010, after a brief illness.  She was born in Monrovia, California on April 17, 1914.  She moved to Fresno, California to live permanently in 1968. Lupe is survived by hr brother, Manuel Carrasco of Visalia; sister-in-laws; many nieces and nephews and their children.
In honoring Lupe’s wishes no services were to he held.   Lupe will be resting near her beloved sister Mary and other family members. Chapel of the Light Funeral Home, Fresno, CA 233-6254.
[Fresno Bee, Dec 5, 2010. Submitters Name Esther Perez Martin. ]

 GARCIA, CARMEN GLORIA
CARMEN GLORIA GONZALES GARCIA
Carmen was born on November 4, 1929, in Watts, Los Angeles, California and passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Thursday, December 2, 2010, in Fresno, CA, at the age of 81. Carmen has gone home to be with the Lord now and we miss her strength and Love immensely.
Carmen was three years old when she moved with her family to Madera, CA, in 1932. She attended Ripperdan Elementary School. She met the love of her life, Nash García in 1944, in ripperdan, CA, and they were married on December 11, 1949. Carmen and Nash moved to Fresno, CA in 1954 with their daughter Gloria.
Carmen was active with the Sain John's Altar Society for about six years. Carmen also volunteered at Lane Elementary School, had community meetings with Chief Dyer, Council members Dages & Sal Quintero. Carmen was excited about meeting Mayor Alan Autry, she loved to participate in events that improved the community.
Carmen helped start the "Old Friends Reunion" of Madera, CA. Carmen was 'MOM' to so many, like Shorty, Ron, Carlos, the children of her compadres and family members. She was a GREAT cook and homemaker. She loved her nieces and nephews, and she was loved by many, especially when she made her tamales.
Carmen was preceded in death by her parents, Jesus & Katie Gonzáles ; hr brothers Freddie & John Gonzáles . Carmen is survived by her husband Nash García, of 61 years; daughter, Gloria García Bargas & son-in-law Ray Bargas; son Gary García; grandson Ray Bargas Jr.; brothers & sisters: Helen, Vera, Lupe, Esther & frank.Visitation will be at Jay Chapel in Madera, on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, from2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Rosary will be at Jay Chapel on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joachim Catholic Church, on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. Entombment to follow at Calvary Mausoleum in Madera.
Remembrances may be made to St. John's Altar Society, 2814 Mariposa St., Fresno, CA 93721; or American Diabetes Assn. P.O. Box 11454, Alexanderia, VA 22312.
Jay Chapel 1121 roberts Avenue, Madera, CA (559)674-8814.
[FRESNO BEE, DEC 5, 2010. Submitters name  ESTHER PEREZ MARTIN]

 KLAMM, LORAINE IRENE
KLAMM -- Loraine Irene Klamm, 92, of Sanger died Monday. She was a secretary. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Lisle Funeral Home in Fresno. Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Lisle Calaveras Chapel in Fresno.
[FRESNO BEE, DEC 4, 2010. Submitters Name: ESTHER PEREZ MARTIN]

 PERRY, JAMES A.
PERRY -- James A. Perry, 84, of Three Rivers died Wednesday. He was a retired teacher. Church services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Three Rivers Community Presbyterian Church. Arrangements: Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin.]

 HAGEDORN, DOROTHY
HAGEDORN -- Dorothy May Hagedorn, 83, of Fresno died Thursday. She was a retired restaurant manager for Sierra Sky Ranch. Private arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

 GOULD, JOYCE LORRAINE
GOULD -- Joyce Lorraine Gould, 86, of Fresno died Monday. She was a cook. Graveside services were held. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

 Dos SANTOS, VANESSA CHIES
DOS SANTOS -- Vanessa Chies Dos Santos, 36, of Fresno died Nov. 24. Memorial Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 MARTIN Sr., ALEXANDER HERRERA
DER HERRERA MARTIN Sr.
Alexander passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the age of 88. He was born in Cutler, California on February 20, 1923, and raised in Dinuba, California. He was the loving son of Jesse J. Martin of Texas and Jovita Herrera of Mexico. He enlisted in the United States Army and was assigned to the 42nd Rainbow Division, Artillery Unit from 1944 to 1946 during WWII. Upon discharge he worked throughout Central California in agriculture as a farm laborer until his retirement. Alexander was a member of the American Legion Post 55 and volunteered placing flags on veteran's graves until he was unable to physically do so. His life centered on his faith in God and a deep love and commitment to the well being of his family. Fishing was a passion that he greatly enjoyed sharing with his grandchildren. He touched us all with his kindness and generosity and will be enormously missed. Alexander was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Salvador Martin and Jesse Martin. He is survived by Sally Perez Martin, his loving wife of 67 years; and his sisters, Esther Espino and Margie Cruz. He is also survived by his nine children and their spouses, Alexander and Mary Martin, Linda and Danny Smith, Daniel and Esther Martin, Frances and Darrel Hammers, Mike and Carolyn Martin, Ricky and Terri Martin, Rosie and Joe Carranza. Sally and Darrell Winter; and Rita and Frank Gonzales; 21 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Visitation will be held at Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home, on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Chapel Service will be held at Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Washington Colony Cemetery. WALLIN'S Fowler Funeral Home 302 E. Merced Street Fowler (559)834-2531.
[ Published in the Fresno Bee on April 17, 2011. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

 PROPPS, KIRBY JACK
PROPPS – Kirby Jack Propps, 82, of Fowler died Saturday.  He was a salesman for Sirman & Warren Wholesale. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Fowler Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers: Fowler Presbyterian Church 408 E. Merced St., Fowler, CA 93625, or donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements: Sunset Funeral Services.
[ Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 PEREZ, FRANCISCA
PEREZ-Francisca L. Perez, 80, of Hanford died Friday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 8:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Service in Hanford. Rosary: 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass: 1 p.m. Thursday, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 RICHARDSON, FREDERICK MADISON
RICHARDSON -- Frederick Madison Richardson, 88, of Del Rey died Sunday. He was a tree fruit farmer. Memorial graveside: 2 p.m. Monday, Sanger Cemetery. Remembrances: Sanger Masonic Lodge Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 396, Sanger, CA 93657. Arrangements: Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

 ROSETH, STEVEN HENRY
ROSETH -- Steven Henry Roseth, 61, of Fresno died Wednesday. He was an owner of Master Craft Packaging Corp. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Peoples Church G.L. Johnson Chapel. Remembrances: American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther Perez Martin]

 SMITH, LUCILLE
SMITH -- Lucille P. Smith, 94, of Fresno died Nov. 8. She was a caretaker. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, Serenity Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Clovis Cemetery.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Esther P. Mart]

 STEELMAN, JUDITH
STEELMAN -- Judith L. Steelman, 64, of Sanger died Wednesday. She was a manager for AT&T. Memorial: 3 p.m. today, Eagle's Hall. Arrangements: Serenity Funeral Services in Fresno.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 ABBATE, MATHEW SGT.
SGT. Matthew Abbate 
Matthew was born on September 10, 1984, in San Francisco, Ca. and passed away tragically serving his country on December 2, 2010, at the age of 26. He was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Matt served three tours of duty-in Iraq, Japan and his ultimate tour in Afghanistan. Matt was a Marine with the "Darkhorse", 3rd Battalion 5th Marines Regiment. Matt is survived by his wife, Stacie Rigall; his son Carson Abbate; parents, Karen Binion and her husband James, and Salvatore Abbate and his wife Jane Whitfield; his siblings Dominica Abbate, Elliot Abbate, Valerie Binion and Kelly Binion. He is also survived by his grandfather, Dominic Abbate and many friends, extended family members and his comrades in the USMC. "All Gunz Blazin" Semper Fi Visitation will be held at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Peoples Church, 7172 N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, Ca. 93720, on Saturday, December 11, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Snelling District Cemetery in Snelling, Ca. Remembrances may be made in Sgt. Abbate's honor to the Toys for Tots Drive, c/o United Way, 4949 E. Kings Canyon, Fresno, Ca. 93727. CHAPEL OF THE LIGHT Funeral Home 1620 W. Belmont Ave. Fresno (559)233-6254
[Fresno Bee, 12/9/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 GERMAN, RODOLFO T.
RODOLFO T. GERMAN
Rodolfo passed away peacefully on Monday, December 6, 2010, at the age of 84, surrounded by his loving family. He lived in Fresno for over 60 years. He was a tailor of men's clothing for over 50 years and retired from Sears. Visitation will be held at Palm Memorial Chapel, on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. PALM MEMORIAL CHAPEL 2983 Tulare Street Fresno (559)233-7267
[Published in the Fresno Bee on December 12, 2010 . Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 MONIS, JOHN
JOHN MONIS
John Monis, was born on December 8, 1929, in Fowler, Ca. He passed away on December 7, 2010, in Fresno, Ca, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease, with his wife and daughters by his side. His kindness, humor and honesty will be greatly missed by his adoring family and friends. John attended Fowler High School and served as class president. He later fought in Korea, as part of the Army's 25th Infantry. Upon returning home, he married Shirley. They were married 56 years and raised three children. John owned Sunnyside Plaza Barber Shop for 40 years. John is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Richard Monis; daughters, Diane Thornton and husband Don; Doreen Monis-Wright and husband David, brother Manuel Monis; granddaughters, Leiah, Alyssa, Spenser and Hunter; five great-grandchildren; and many loving relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial United Methodist Church, 1726 Pollasky Ave., Clovis, Ca, on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. In Lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY, 10008-0870. (800)708-7644. WHITEHURST Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home 1525 E. Saginaw, Fresno (559)227-4048 whitehurstsullivan.com
[Published in the Fresno Bee 12/11/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 STEINBOCK, JOHN T. Rev.
MOST REVEREND JOHN T. STEINBOCK   Fresno Bee on December 12, 2010: Bishop John and Pope John Paul II in 2004 John T. Steinbock, Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno, passed into eternal glory on Sunday, December 4, 2010. Bishop Steinbock learned in early August 2010 that he had stage three cancer in his lungs and lymph nodes. Bishop John passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, friends and his pastor. A Vigil Service will take place on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral in Fresno. His body will lie in state in the Cathedral, with public visitation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., except during the vigil service. Rite of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fresno, California. Graveside services will follow immediately thereafter at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery on Blythe Avenue in Fresno. KNXT TV will carry the vigil and funeral services live. Other local stations plan to give live and/or expanded coverage to the services. Bishop Steinbock expressed a desire that, in lieu of flowers and gifts, remembrances be sent to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno, 149 N. Fulton Street, Fresno Ca. 93701, Attention: Catherine Manfredo, Executive Director. Bishop John was born on July 16, 1937, in Los Angeles to Leo Emmet and Thelma Steinbock. He entered St. John's Major Seminary in 1957. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 1, 1963. (Bishop John followed his brother Leo into the priesthood.) Bishop was assigned to Santa Isabela parish and St. Vibiana's Cathedral in Los Angeles. He served as Associate Pastor in East Los Angeles for ten years. His ministry took him to some of the poorest and most dangerous streets of East Los Angeles. He was consecrated Bishop on July 14, 1984, and assigned as Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Orange. Bishop John was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa in 1987. At age 54, Bishop Steinbock was appointed Fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Fresno on October 18, 1991. The Diocese of Fresno contains some 88 parishes, 20 parochial elementary schools, two high schools, about one million Catholics, and over 36,000 square miles of territory spanning eight California counties. The Diocese of Fresno is the 14th largest diocese by population in the United States, according to the Official Catholic Directory. After his ordination to the priesthood, Bishop Steinbock served as an Associate Pastor in East Los Angeles for ten years. His assignments included Santa Isabela Parish. and St. Vibiana's Cathedral in Los Angeles. Bishop John became accustomed to celebrating Mass and the other sacraments in Spanish, in addition to preaching and conversing in Spanish. Bishop John also liked to learn phrases and words in the cultures found in the Diocese, such as Hmong and Portuguese, which he often used in homilies. During Bishop Steinbock's 19 years of service to God's People in the Diocese, he ordained more than 60 men to the priesthood; established the Permanent Deaconate Program (41 currently ordained, 17 to be ordained in January 2011); expanded the viewing audience and programming of the Diocesan TV station (four languages); placed the diocese on firm financial footing; established programs and strategies that boosted morale among Priests, Permanent Deacons and Religious; rejuvenated and fully staffed the Office of Ministries; expanded the annual Diocesan Religious Ministries Congress; increased parish construction and growth in a declining national economy (18 churches enlarged or built; six churches planned for construction); Diocesan Catholic population grew to about 1.1 million (2.7 million general population); conducted a capital campaign that has raised $38 million (which returned over $14 million to parishes, $5 million to construct Santa Teresita Youth Center, purchase of St. Anthony Retreat Center, funding for Catholic Charities, and created Catholic school tuition assistance endowment and parish assistance funds); oversaw the production of a Diocesan long term plan (Our Vision for the Future) by lay and clerical committees; remodeled and upgraded Pastoral Center complex; established a Distance Master's Degree program; established a Diocesan Video Conference network in Fresno with regional sites in Bakersfield, Visalia, Bishop, Lemoore, and Merced; and renovated historic St. John's Cathedral in Fresno. Bishop John was an avid golfer who was looking for his third "hole in one" on the golf course. In 2003, Bishop Steinbock published Ministry of Presence: Vignettes of Skid Row and East L.A. Ministry (Nedder Pub., Tucson, Az.). In it, Bishop John recalls 100 brief stories in just 78 pages of his experiences while ministering on skid row and East L.A. as a young parish priest. Bishop John adopted the personal motto, "All for the love of God." The motto epitomizes the motive for Christian Life. It symbolizes the offering of our lives to God, in a spirit of love and thanksgiving. Throughout his life as priest and bishop, Bishop John lived by this motto. His motto reflected his pastoral approach. His unique style of ministry used technology and innovation (e.g., Internet, videoconferencing and television) as means to communicate, evangelize, teach, and form ministers. Bishop John did not used digital communication as a substitute for personally ministering to the many communities of Faithful in the Diocese. Bishop John personally celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for virtually every young adult in the Diocese, except in a handful of all the 88 diocesan parishes-traveling tens of thousands of miles yearly just to celebrate Confirmation and visit all the parishes. He also recognized the need to have a personal and genuine love and concern for his brother priests, who were never far from his thoughts and prayers. His favorite saying was: "We have the best priests in the world." Bishop John was approachable and light-hearted in dealing with people. He lived out the 25th .
[Fresno Bee 12/12/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin.]

 MEYERS, DONNA E.
MYERS -- Donna E. Myers, 66, of Lemoore died Thursday. She was a homemaker. Graveside: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Lemoore Cemetery. Arrangements: Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 VILLARREAL, FRANCIS
VILLARREAL – Frances “Kika” Villarreal, 83, of Fresno died Nov. 9. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. today, Palm Memorial chapel. Rosary: 4 p.m. today at the chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, St. Jude Catholic Church in Easton.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 TORREZ Jr., FIDEL
TORREZ- Fidel A. Torrez Jr., 53, of Selma died Thursday. He was a warehouse manager for Tom’s Foods for 25 years. Memorial: 6 p.m. Monday, Page Funeral Chapel in Selma.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]
 
 TAYLOR, ROBERT STEVE
TAYLOR – Robert “Steve” Taylor, 61, of Fresno died Tuesday. He was a sales representative. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. today, Clovis Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 11 a.m. Monday, Clovis Cemetery. Remembrances: Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Suite C-1, Fresno, CA 93711.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 HOLMES, CLARENCE BUD
HOLMES -- Clarence "Bud" J. Holmes, 86, of Lemoore died Friday. He was an assistant postmaster. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lemoore Cemetery. Remembrances: Lemoore High School Softball, 101 E. Bush St., Lemoore, CA 93245.
[Fresno Bee, 12/4/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 WEST, MARY LOUISE
Marie-Louise West (nee Doss), 88, of Kerman, began her new journey on Sunday, November 28, 2010. She passed from this world, at her home of more than 60 years, with family at her side. She is now reunited with Owen, her loving husband of 53 years, parents, Anna and Friedrich, brother, Fredrick and sister, Anita. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Marie came to San Francisco with her parents at the age of one. Following high school graduation, she entered nurse's training at Mt. Zion Hospital. After receiving her R.N. degree in 1944, Marie joined the Army Nurse Corps and received certification as a nurse anesthetist. In 1945 she wed her fiance of four years, Owen West, and together they moved to his family's farm in Kerman, trading her heels for irrigating boots. Marie continued her nursing career, first in Fresno, then in Madera. She hung up her nursing cap in 1984 after dedicating over 35 years to the profession of healing.
Halleluiah, Mom, you finally made the paper! Marie's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the Hinds Hospice for their support and guidance. Marie will be sorely missed by her son, Jerry West and his wife, Lynne of British Columbia; daughters, Judy Fleming and her husband, Forrest of O'Neals, Ca.; Jill Fry and her husband, Paul of Wellington, Nv.; and Kiyoiko West of Kerman; nine grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, 5022 N. Madera Ave. in Kerman, on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, it was Marie's desire that donations be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, Hinds Hospice or a favorite charity. NEPTUNE SOCIETY OF CENTRAL CA 1154 W. Shaw, Fresno (559) 222-7764
[Published in the Fresno Bee on December 2, 2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 JOHNSON, RITA MULLARNEY
Rita Mullarney Johnson, 91 years young, passed on peacefully to be with her heavenly Father. She was born and raised in Newalla, Ok. as one of eight children born to Calvin and Audie Whitlow. As a young woman, Rita left Oklahoma to work at the Pentagon. She married Bill Mullarney after WWII and moved to Fresno in 1951 to start their family. She was a devoted wife and mother and loved to cook, sew, garden, can vegetables, and make everyone around her happy. She tirelessly served others in organizations from school PTA, The Church of Christ and The American Legion Auxiliary where she was president in 1987 and had been a member for over 40 years leaving behind many dear friends. Rita was widowed in 1974, and married Leary Johnson. She loved spending time with her family and friends and greatly adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was high spirited and always loved having fun! She was an inspiration to all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Rita is survived by her sisters, Ina May Gage and Maxine Mitchell; brother Troy Whitlow; daughter Pati Burdick; sons Gary and Greg Mullarney; grandchildren Valerie, Vanessa, Gary II, Kevin, Joe, Joel, Laura and Leah; and great grandchildren Alyssa, Ashtyn, Brayden, Sarah and Leah. Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, followed by a gathering at the American Legion Post 509. LISLE FUNERAL HOME 1605 "L" Street Fresno, Ca(559)266-0666 lislefuneralhome.com
[Published in the Fresno Bee from November 30 to December 1, 2010 . Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 WILEY, GRACE
Grace Wiley
Grace, passed away on Friday, November 26, 2010, in Madera, at the age of 99. She was born in Purcell, Ok. on April 9, 1911, and had resided in Fresno since 1942. She was employed in the maintenance dept. for Fresno County until her retirement. She was a Member of The Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Wiley; son Richard Wiley; and great-granddaughter Alyssa Wiley.
Grace is survived by her daughter Patricia Wiley Siebert, of San Luis Obispo, Ca; and son Jerry Don Wiley and his wife, Peggy; grandchildren, Jolene Apodaca and her husband, John; Greg Siebert, Terri San- chez, LeAnn Siebert, Tom Wiley and his wife Rene, Tim Wiley, Johnny Ray Wiley and his wife, Arleta; 13 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home, on Thursday, December 2, 2010, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be held at Odd Fellows Cemetery, on Friday, December 3, 2010, at 11:00a.m. Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA. Lisle Funeral Home 1605 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721 | 559-266-0666
[Fresno Bee, 11/27/2010. Submitted by Esther  P. Martin]

 LUCERO, LOUIS E.
Louis E. Lucero
It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of Louis Eugene Lucero in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 13, 2010, in the arms of his loved ones. Louis was born in Colorado and resided in Fresno for over 50 years. He loved to train, work and ride horses. A born entrepreneur, Louis owned a number of businesses including a horse tack store in Sonora and most recently a tow trucking business in Fresno for the past 20 years. He was a loving husband, father, brother and friend. The family would like to thank the staff and doctors of the cardiac wing at St. Agnes Medical Center for their dedication and compassion in treating Louis. A Funeral Services for Louis will be held at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" St., Fresno, Ca. on Friday, November 19, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Fresno Memorial Gar- dens, 175 S. Cornelia Avenue, Fresno, Ca. Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.  Lisle Funeral Home 1605 L Street, Fresno, CA 93721 | 559-266-0666 .
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/201. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 FLORES , DANNY
Danny Flores was born on Wednesday, February 13, 1935 in Firebaugh, Ca and passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in Fresno, Ca. at the age of 75.
Danny is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rosie; son, Juan; sister, Tini; and brothers, Joe, Jesse and Magrilio.Danny is survived by his daughter, Alicia Vasquez and her husband, Frank; their children, Elias, Valvina, Freddie and Ginger; and grandchildren, Rene, Jessica, Frankie, Erika, Serena and Alicia. His late son Juan's children, Jack, Isaac and Jesse; and grandchildren, Jack Daniel, Ashley, Julian, Jacob, Andrea, Valerie, Isaac, Alissa, Jesse, Nathaniel and Josiah. His son, Danny Flores Jr. and his wife, Isabel; their children, James and Michele; granddaughter, Rozale; and a grandson on the way. His daughter, Emma Villa and her husband, Nick; their children, Nicholas and Sierra; and grandson, Nicholas III. His daughter, Yvonne Cruz; her children, Cynthia and Phillip; and granddaughter, McKayla. His daughter, Penny Miranda and her husband, Dennis; and their children Dannielle and Michael. Danny is also survived by his two brothers, Louie and Robert; his sister, Dora; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A Funeral Service will be held at the Lisle Funeral Home Calaveras Chapel, 1605 L Street, Fresno, on Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. followed by interment at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 S. Cornelia Ave., Fresno.
Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
[Fresno Bee, 10/21/201. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

  SAMNANG, CHANBORIN MOK
SAMNANG – Chanborin Mok Samnang, 60, of Fresno died Monday. She was a missionary and musician teacher. Visitation: 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Boice Funeral Home in Clovis. Remembrances: Trinity Southern Baptist Church, 4890 E. Holland, Fresno, CA 93726.
[Fresno  Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 ORTA, MICAELA
ORTA- Micaela Orta, 86, of Madera died Thursday. She was a sorter for Oberti Olive Co. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jay Chapel in Madera. Rosary: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joachim Catholic church in Madera.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 MARTINS, WALTER
MARTENS- Walter Martens, 89, of Fresno died Friday. He was a retired splicer for Pacific Bell. No services. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther Martin]

 HOLMSKOG, NORMAN
HOLMSKOG- Norman Holmskog, 80, of Kingsburg died Nov. 3. He was a teacher and coach. Memorial: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Kingsburg community Church. In lieu of  flowers, donate to World Vision clean Water fund, P.O.Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063; or to the Kingsburg Community Church Youth Ministry, 1532 Ellis St., Kingsburg, CA 93631. Arrangements: Creighton Memorial chapel.
[ Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 GODFREY, DONALD
GODFREY-Donald M. Godfrey, 77, of Fresno died Wednesday. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Graveside: 2 p.m. Dec. 3, San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 BORDEN, IMA L.
BORDEN-Ima L. Borden, 86, of Clovis died Friday. She was a cook and homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Stephens & Bean Chapel. Graveside: 11 a.m. Thursday, Belmont Memorial Park.
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin]

 BALLATYNE, ROBERT
BALLANTYNE, Robert “Bob” Ballantyne, 73, of Fresno died Nov. 3. He was a retired retail sales manager. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Church Street Station, P.O. Box 780, New York, NY 100008-0780. Arrangements: Neptune society of Central California
[Fresno Bee, 11/14/2010. Submitted by Esther P. Martin.]

WOOD, PROF.
It is reported that Prof. Wood, the blind musician, who recently gave a concert in Lakeview, died a short time ago in Fresno, Cal., of heart disease. Prof. Wood was the oldest continual traveling musician on the Pacific Coast. [Thursday, September 27, 1900 - Lake Co. Examiner (Lakeview, OR) -- Jim Dezotell ]
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