Our Obituaries

DeVern Franklin Pauls

December 10, 1932 - January 26, 2018

DeVern Franklin Pauls, age 85 passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in Fresno. He was born December 10, 1932 in Hooker, Oklahoma. DeVern is survived by his spouse, Agnes Faye Pauls; son, Rick Pauls; daughters, Verna Larson, Kristi Bell, and Sheryl Miller.A Graveside Service for DeVern will be held at Belmont Memorial Park on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.Remembrances may be made to...
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Irene Myrtle Huston

April 24, 1915 - January 26, 2018

Mrs. Irene Huston died at the age of 102 on Friday, January 26, 2018, in Clovis, CA.Irene is preceded in death by her only son, Dale Colin Delphia, and her husband of 37 years, Don Huston. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Chris Gates-Delphia of Red Bluff, CA, and four granddaughters: Tracy Delphia of Enumclaw, WA; Diane Alves (Brian Alves) of Ballico, CA; Robin Lewis (Alan Lewis) of...
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Betty Marie Simonian

July 6, 1929 - January 22, 2018

Betty M. Simonian was born on July 6, 1929 in Lyndon Kansas and passed away on January 22, 2018 in Fresno, CA. Betty attended Junior High at Roosevelt High School in Fresno. She graduated from HanfordHigh in 1947. After graduation she attended Central California Commercial College completing the general business course. Betty retired as a State Employee in 1988 from the Employment Department...
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Noe Rodriguez

December 28, 1933 - January 19, 2018

Noe Rodriguez, age 84 passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Noe was born December 28, 1933 in Edinburg, Texas. He was a welder for Fruehauf Trailers for 25 years.Noe is survived by his spouse, Maria Rodriguez; son David Rodriguez; daughters, Mary Alice Rodriguez, Joanna Rodriguez and Rebecca Martinez; sisters, Lydia Ribera, Elida Oraze, Mary Alice Alcantar, Hortensia Diaz and Minerva Garcia;...
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Judith Ann Agnich

January 25, 1937 - January 18, 2018

Judith (Judy) Ann Agnich was born on January 25, 1937 in Fresno, CA to Clarence (Larry) Wilmoth and Dorothy Sager-Wilmoth-Gilman. She went home to our Heavenly Father on January 18, 2018 following a eight month battle with cancer. Judy graduated from Roosevelt High School, where she was very active in club and school activities. She married Max Downs Jr. and was blessed to be the loving mother of...
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James Merrill Stoudenmire

July 14, 1927 - January 17, 2018

James M. Stoudenmire passed away on Wed. January 17 at the age of 90. He was born and raised in Fresno, spending 15 years living and working in Firebaugh and then returning. Jim was a graduate of Fresno Technical High School where he met Dorothy Etcheverry. After graduation in 1945 and as soon as he turned 18, Jim and Dorothy were married July 19, 1945.Jim worked in the dairy industry his entire...
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Willie Mae Roy

October 4, 1927 - January 13, 2018

Willie Mae Roy of Fresno CA. died peacefully, at 1100 Am on January, 13 2018. She was 90 years old. Willie was born on October 4, 1927 in Wampee, S. C. She was a retired Real Estate Broker. Willie was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn McCoy of 24 years and Louis Roy of 29 years and sons, Ron McCoy, William M. Roy and son-in law, David Ferry of Fresno, CA. Also, her Brothers, Clyde Inman,...
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Bernard Orville King

April 2, 1923 - January 13, 2018

Bernard Orville King, age 94 passed away on Saturday January 13, 2018. Bernard was born April 2, 1923 in Noblesville, Indiana. He was a construction employee for Suburban Propane.A funeral service for Bernard will be held Friday, January 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel. An inurnment will occur at Belmont Memorial Park. Contributions in Bernard's memory may be made to...
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Natalie Pestorich

May 20, 1925 - January 12, 2018

Natalie Pestorich passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018, surrounded by her family. Natalie was born to John and Mary Kurtovich on May 20,1925. She was the second of three children, and treasured her older sister, Milena, and younger brother Robert.Natalie attended Lowell Elementary School, Washington Jr. High School and Fresno High School where she graduated as class Valedictorian....
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Gerald Eugene Peters

January 12, 1930 - January 11, 2018

Gerald Eugene Peters M.D. was born during a snow storm in Fresno, CA, on January 12, 1930, and after almost exactly 88 years, he crossed over into Heaven on Thursday, January 11, 2018. We miss him dearly, but are comforted by knowing that his first heavenly birthday was so much more joyous and peaceful than his last few earthly birthdays have been. Gerald grew up in his beloved Fresno attending...
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Barbara Ann Hughes

June 25, 1933 - January 11, 2018

Barbara Ann Hughes, age 84, of Fresno, California passed away on Thursday January 11, 2018. Barbara was born in Fowler, California on June 25, 1933. She taught for Kerman Unified School District for over thirty years. She is survived by her loving daughter Cathie Cook of Carmichael, California.A Graveside Service will be held at Fresno Memorial Gardens on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:30 am....
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Dorothy Virginia Abercrombie

June 4, 1916 - January 11, 2018

Dorothy Virginia Abercrombie of Madera, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the age of 102. She held the honored position of homemaker.A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service will be held at Cedar Creek Senior Living, on Tuesday, January 16 , 2018 at 1:00 p.m.Contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to...
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Josephine Borrego

March 21, 1927 - January 9, 2018

Josephine Borrego, age 90 passed away on Tuesday January 9, 2018. Josephine was born March 21, 1927 in Fresno, California. She held the honored position of homemaker. Josephine is survived by; daughter Teresa L. Vasquez; daughter Patricia Gonzales; and daughter Susan Hodges; brother Gilbert Lemus and brother Larry Lemus.Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel on Tuesday, January 16,...
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Mildred Lucille McCoy

August 25, 1937 - January 9, 2018

Mildred Lucille McCoy passed away on Tuesday, January 9th at the age of 80. Mildred was born in Fresno on August 25, 1937 and was a lifelong resident of the Fresno/Clovis area. After graduating from Clovis High School, Mildred would marry Herman T. McCoy and together they would raise three daughters, Eva, Peggy and Lou Ann. After Herman's passing in 1978 Mildred would become an employee of...
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Jeanne Gong

February 18, 1931 - January 7, 2018

Jeanne Gong, age 86 passed away on Sunday January 7, 2018. Jeanne was born February 18, 1931 in China. She held the honored position of homemaker. Jeanne is survived by children, Dennis, Becky, Debra, Brent, Sandy and Marshal.A Wake will be held at Stephens & Bean Chapel on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Stephens &...
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Alice Mae Butler

August 13, 1920 - January 6, 2018

Alice Mae Butler, age 97 passed away in Boise, Idaho on Saturday January 6, 2018. Alice was born August 13, 1920 in Joplin, Missouri. She was a J.C. Penny Stockroom Clerk.She is survived by son, David R. Butler & his wife Susan; daughter, Sylvia A. Knight & her husband Bob and her sister, Leta Stanton, as well as twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and two great great...
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Sam N. Kwock

November 23, 1926 - January 5, 2018

We are here to celebrate the life of our dad, Sam Kwock Gong . Our father was born in China, in a small village near Canton in 1926. He was the first born son to a family that would include 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He was also the first of his family to come to the United States. He immigrated to the United States in 1941.He agonized about changing his family name from Gong to Kwock. When...
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Margie Marie Willis

September 16, 1934 - January 3, 2018

Margie Marie Willis passed away on Wednesday January 3, 2018 at the age of 83. Margie was born September 16, 1934 in Watsonville, California. She was a Grocery Store clerk and cashier.Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Washington Colony Cemetery, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m....
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Rick Tavares

March 26, 1949 - January 3, 2018

Rick Tavares, age 68, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in Fresno, CA.Rick was a life long resident of the Easton, CA area, where he dedicated his life to the family dairy. Rickserved as a board member of the Danish Creamery Association and the CPDES Portuguese Hall, andwas involved with the Central Valley Corvette Club.Rick was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed...
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Ha Nhoc Sy

November 11, 1919 - January 2, 2018

Ha Nhoc Sy passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the age of 98. Ha was born on November 11, 1919 in Guangxi, China to parents Sy Tin Ngai and Ho Ngoc Chan. Ha was an elementary school teacher before becoming a homemaker. She loved to travel to different countries and was an expert Mahjong player.She was preceded in death by her husband Van Cun Ung and her daughter Jenny Jang. Ha is survived...
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Kenneth Alfred Schmall

September 20, 1942 - January 2, 2018

Kenneth A. Schmall was born on September 20, 1942. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at age 75.Ken was born to Alfred and Florence Schmall in Fresno, CA. He graduated from Fowler High School in 1961, then attended Fresno State College. Ken met the love of his life, Kathy Metzler, and became her dreamy husband in 1964.Ken and Kathy built their lives around their love of family...
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Carmen Eubanks

May 15, 1951 - December 29, 2017

She was proceeded in death by her parents Natividad & Ignacia Montoya.Carmen was born in Fresno, California on May 15, 1951, and passed away in Fresno on December 29, 2017 at the age of 66.Carmen is survived by her loving and caring husband Barry, her only beloved son Robert Shawn Seward and his wife Alma, her sister; Mary Kroeker and her husband Dr. Roy Kroeker, her brothers Joe Montoya and his...
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George Pokorny

February 12, 1923 - December 26, 2017

George Pokorny, age 94 passed away on Tuesday December 26, 2017. George was born February 12, 1923 in Fresno, California. He was a mechanic for the Fresno Irrigation District.A graveside service for George will be held Monday, January 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Belmont Memorial Park.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Lois Juanita Holt

March 7, 1927 - December 24, 2017

Lois (Nita) Holt was born March 7, 1927, in Richmond, Mo. to Cleo and Margaret Keller. She passed away on December 24th at the age of 90. She was a retired cook for Valley Medical Center.She was proceeded in death by her husband, Harold Holt and her son, Jimmy Holt and grandson Sheldon Boydston.She is survived by her Son's Dale Holt and wife Betty, John Holt and wife Amy, daughters Sandra...
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M. Arnold Olson

March 29, 1918 - December 22, 2017

Arnold passed away quietly on December 22, 2017 at the age of 99. He was a man of simple means and few words but great accomplishments. A God loving man who lived life to the fullest wrapped in integrity and service. He was a self-taught builder of custom homes and dreams. He will be greatly missed.He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Elnora.He is survived by his children David,...
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Hazel Lavon Wallis

July 11, 1920 - December 21, 2017

Hazel Wallis went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the age of 97. She was born on July 11, 1920, in Delaplaine, AR. Hazel was a resident of Orchard View Senior Care in Chico, CA. Mrs. Wallis was preceded in death by her husband, R.G. Wallis; her son, Robert G. Wallis, Jr.; and two brothers, Dailey and James Wicker. She is survived by two daughters, Patty Westrick, and...
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Jose Samuel Castro

July 2, 1938 - December 21, 2017

Jose "Sammy" Samuel Castro, age 79 passed away on Thursday December 21, 2017. "Sammy" was born July 2, 1938 in Earlimart, California. "Sammy" is survived by; sister Lupe Amaya and brother Roque Castro; partner Greg Nicholson.A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Contributions in "Sammy's" memory may be made to Hinds Hospice, 2490 W....
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Glenis Pauline Comer

December 26, 1926 - December 13, 2017

Glenis Pauline Shrum Comer, of Fresno passed away on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the age of 90. Glenis was born December 26, 1926 in Tamaha, Oklahoma. She was Co-Owner of Courtesy Moving Co. In 1950 She was mother of the Year.Glenis is survived by; son Gary & Desi Comer; son Ronald Comer; and daughter Judy & Lupe Ramirez.Glenis also leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to...
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Chong Kong

January 24, 1930 - December 8, 2017

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Carlos Pinon

September 22, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Carlos Pinon, of Sanger passed away on Friday December 8, 2017 at the age of 95. Carlos was born September 22, 1922 in San Felipe, Mexico. He was a retired Construction Worker.Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, December 13, 2017...
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Elvin Gardner Smith

September 14, 1932 - December 7, 2017

Elvin Gardner Smith, of Fresno passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the age of 85. Elvin was born September 14, 1932 in Eldorado, Kansas. He was a retired executive for Pacific Bell.Elvin is survived by; son Kevin G. Smith; and daughter Cynthia Olsen; brother Don Smith and sister Katie Nomof. Elvin also leaves two grandchildren and one great-grandchild to cherish his memory. A Graveside...
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Eliovardo Mendoza

January 21, 1929 - December 7, 2017

Eliovardo Leo Mendoza, of Fresno passed away on Thursday December 7, 2017 at the age of 88. Leo was born January 21, 1929 in Rio Hondo, Texas. He was a Farm Laborer.Leo is survived by; brother Joe Mendoza, brother Roy Mendoza and sister Herminia Gutierrez.A Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Funeral Service for Leo will be held Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Stephen & Bean Funeral...
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Manuel Aganza

October 1, 1957 - December 6, 2017

Manuel Aganza, of Fresno, California passed away on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at the age of 60. Manuel was born October 1, 1957 in Fresno, California. He worked as a Chef for Denny's Restaurant.Manuel is survived by his spouse, Bernadette M. Aganza; daughter Stacy Obrien; daughter Dilila E. Aganza; son Thomas Bagu; son Manuel Aganza; daughter Cristina Aganza; daughter Monique Moreno; and...
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Wade Allen Clemons

July 4, 1936 - December 3, 2017

Wade "Allen" Clemons, 81, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home in Clovis, California. Wade was born July 4, 1936 to Roy and Emma Lee (Bouler) Clemons in McAllen, Texas. Wade served in the United States Air Force in the Korean War and was stationed at Gimpo Airfield on the 38th Parallel where he was scrambling jet fighters at only 18 years old. He was extremely proud of his service...
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Margie L. Martin

December 15, 1927 - November 29, 2017

Margie Martin, age 89, of Fresno CA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Margie was born on December 15,1927 to Louis Merrill Kilner and Martha Sunshine Kilner. Margie attended Fresno High School, graduating in 1945. She went on to attend Four C's Business College, then went to work for her father's stationery store, Kilner's Stationery, in Fresno CA. Margie volunteered in the...
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Donald LeRoy Stanley

November 24, 1936 - November 24, 2017

Donald LeRoy Stanley, son of Frank and Maude Pearl Stanley was born November 24, 1936 in Los Angeles at home. He enlisted in the Navy and was Honorably discharged December 6, 1962. He was a farmer and plant manager of Christian Bros and then O'Neill Vintners & Distillers.Don grew up in Kerman and graduated Kerman High School 1954. He married his high school sweetheart Juanita Davis and had two...
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Cindy Lee Gerringer

July 14, 1973 - November 21, 2017

Our precious daughter passed away in sleep at her lovely home in Clovis. She had been battling cancer for the last six months. Cindy Lee was born in Fresno to William D. and Cynthia (Powell-Wren) Gerringer.Cindy attended Easterby Elementary School and graduated from Fresno Christian High. Cindy was baptized with her brother Bill at Peoples Church. She graduated from CSU Fresno with a B. A. in...
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Jeanette Scales

October 26, 1948 - November 17, 2017

Jeanette Scales, of Kerman, Passed Away on Friday November 17, 2017 at the age of 69. Jeanette was born October 26, 1948 in Kentucky to Daisy Watkins Quicksall and Troy Quicksall. She held the honored position of homemaker. Jeanette is survived by; daughter Brenda Payton; and daughter Mary Cottrell; sister Eileen Bowman, sister Imogene Jones-Redmon and brother Robert and Dorothy Quicksall;...
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Clem Joseph Faggionato

December 11, 1918 - November 16, 2017

Clem Faggionato was born on December 11, 1918, in Sandusky, OH, and passed away on November 16, 2017, just weeks before his 99th birthday. Not bad for a man who was given last rites three times while a young man. He was a child of the depression and began delivering newspapers, morning and afternoons, at age 11, to help out the family. He also worked setting pins in a bowling alley, in carnival...
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Bobby A. Bartlett

September 1, 1931 - November 16, 2017

Bob Bartlett was born second in a family with three boys in Hartford, KY, on September 1, 1931, to Forrest and Pauline Bartlett.On June 6, 1951, in Owensboro, KY, Bob began his career sweeping the plant at Modern Welding Company. The same year, he married Mary Louise Parker. In 1954, he became salesman in Burlington, IA. In 1960, he was promoted to plant manager. In 1970, he opened Modern Welding...
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Robert John Glim

November 22, 1915 - November 11, 2017

Professor Robert J. Glim 1915-2017 Professor Robert J. Glim, the last of the original Fresno State Agriculture Department members known as the "Twelve Disciples" of Dean Gene Egan, died November 11, 2017, at the age of 101 years and 354 days, surrounded by members of his family. Professor Glim taught thousands of students in a wide variety of subjects at the FSU Ag School, from animal husbandry...
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Donald Raymond Gaddini

March 31, 1955 - November 9, 2017

Donald Raymond Gaddini passed away at home following a yearlong battle with cancer on November 9, 2017 at the age of 62. Don was born in Oakland, CA on March 31, 1955 to Louis and Theresa Gaddini, and moved to Fresno, CA shortly afterwards. Don began his service career in the United States Army on September 28, 1973 at the age of 18. After serving 4 years of active duty which included the...
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Carmen Joy Marion

November 25, 1934 - November 8, 2017

Carmen Joy Marion, of Fresno, Passed Away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the age of 82. Carmen was born November 25, 1934 in Dinuba, California. She was an Educator.Carmen is survived by; son Bruce & Doreen Marion; son Jon & Shannon Marion; and daughter Jamie & John Dias; sister Gail Barnes.A funeral service for Carmen will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at First...
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Donald LeRoy Howard

October 24, 1928 - November 8, 2017

Donald LeRoy Howard, of Fresno passed away on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at the age of 89. Donald was born October 24, 1928 in Fresno, California. He was a lifelong farmer.Donald is survived by his spouse, Kimberlee A. Howard; son Thomas Howard; daughter Suzanne "Suzie" Ripley; and daughter Connie Reynolds.A Graveside Service for Donald will be held Friday, November 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM at...
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Dana Eldo Nickell

January 23, 1953 - November 8, 2017

Dana (Doc) Eldo Nickell, age 64, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at theVeterans Hospital in Fresno. His sudden death was caused by an aggressive lung cancer.Dana leaves his son, Kyle R Nickell; his stepchildren Thanhya Pierce of Tulare andMichael Wilson of Visalia; his five step grandchildren Brittany Gabbard, Cortnie Johnson, DannyPierce, Skylar Wilson and Hayden Wilson; his mother Joyce...
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Josephine Mary Bitter

August 15, 1921 - November 5, 2017

Josephine "Jo" Mary Bitter (nee Sulenta) passed away at her assisted living facility in Glen Carbon, Illinois on November 5, 2017 due to complications following a fall. She was 96 years old. She was a loving wife and mother, and prior to leaving Fresno spent time volunteering at her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fresno. She spent many of her later years caring for her husband, Ruben....
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Lori Renee Lum

January 15, 1965 - November 5, 2017

LORI RENEE LUM November 5, 2017 Lori was born on January 15, 1965 to Ted and Joyce Smith in Fresno, CA. While at Immanuel High School in Reedley, she did well in academics and learned to play the flute-which she still played each year in the family Christmas concert. Fascinated by children, she completed her certificate in Child Development from FCC. Although unable to have her own children,...
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Duane Donald Young

June 14, 1938 - November 4, 2017

Duane Donald Young, age 79 passed away on Saturday November 4, 2017. Duane was born June 14, 1938 in Fresno, California. He was a Transport Driver for Rainbow Bread.Duane is survived by his wife, Mary Young; son Steve Young; and daughter Sheri Liles; brother Tom Young, brother Roy Young, brother Ben Young, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.A Graveside Service for Duane will be held...
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Lawrence Morris Fischbach

April 18, 1930 - November 3, 2017

Lawrence Morris Fischbach, age 87 passed away on Friday November 3, 2017. Lawrence was born April 8, 1930 in Fresno, California to Leo and Clara Fischbach. He attended Fresno schools and graduated from Fresno High School. Lawrence was a veteran of the U.S Army having served from 1953 - 1955. He was also a proud Graduate of Stanford University, where he earned his Bachelors of Arts and Masters...
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Harold T. Gillott

August 11, 1919 - October 31, 2017

Harold T. Gillott, of Fresno, passed away on Tuesday October 31, 2017, at the age of 98. Harold was born August 11, 1919 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the owner of Gillott's Plumbing and heating Co.Harold is survived by; daughter Barbara & Bob Hamm and seven grandchildren.A Graveside Service for Harold will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Belmont Memorial Park, 201 N. Teilman Ave...
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Sera-Liza Ortiz

August 6, 1963 - October 29, 2017

Sera-Liza Ortiz, age 54 passed away on Sunday October 29, 2017. Sera-Liza was born August 6, 1963 in Manaoag, Ilocos, Philippines to Mercedes Ordona and Ricardo Ordona. She was a Data Entry Specialist for the I.R.S.Sera-Liza is survived by their spouse, Marvin N. Ortiz; son Marvin D. Ortiz; son Edwin Ortiz; and daughter Angela Ortiz; father Ricardo Ordona and mother Mercedes Ordona; brother...
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Lula Maye Smeltzer

August 12, 1920 - October 27, 2017

Lula "Lou" Maye Smeltzer, age 97 Passed Away on Friday October 27, 2017. "Lou" was born August 12, 1920 in Fresno, California. She held the honored position of homemaker. "Lou" is survived by; son Kirk Smeltzer; and son Kent Smeltzer.A graveside service for "Lou" will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Belmont Memorial Park, 202 N. Teilman Ave., Fresno, California 93706....
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Wanda Jean Lister

January 22, 1932 - October 26, 2017

Wanda Jean Lister passed away peacefully into the arms of God on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at the age of 85. Wanda was born in Bakersfield on January 22, 1932 to Charles and Alma Huffman and raised in Hanford. She graduated from Fresno State in 1953 with a degree in Education and began a long, distinguished career with Fresno Unified School District that spanned over 40 years. Earning a Master...
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Arabella Williams Bloise

September 19, 1921 - October 22, 2017

Arabella "Belle" Bloise, age 96 passed away on Sunday October 22, 2017. "Belle" was born September 19, 1921 in Newman, California. She was an antique dealer for 40 years.A graveside service for "Belle" will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hills Ferry Cemetery, 1334 W. Stuhr Rd., Newman, California 95360. A celebration of life will occur Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at...
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Alice Granger Garcia

April 3, 1934 - October 22, 2017

Alice Garcia Navarette, age 83 passed away on Sunday October 22, 2017. Alice was born April 3, 1934 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She held the honored position of homemaker. A Funeral Service for Alice will be held Friday, October 27, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, 202 N. Teilman Ave., Fresno, California 93706. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www...
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Bob Ed Wood

May 30, 1929 - October 20, 2017

Bob Wood was born May 30, 1929, in Houston, AR. He passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the age of 88.Born and raised in Arkansas for the first few years of his life, Bob and his family moved to Madera, CA on his eleventh birthday. He called the Central Valley of California home for the remainder of his lifetime.Bob was a proud member of the 1948 graduating class of Lemoore High School,...
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Mary Belle Egan

November 19, 1925 - October 16, 2017

Mary Belle Egan, of Fresno, passed away on Monday October 16, 2017, at the age of 91. Mary was born November 19, 1925 in Fresno, California. She was an Executive Secretary for Producers Cotton Oil Co.A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Remembrances can be made to the Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G St., Fresno, CA 93706. Arrangements...
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Mark Floyd Wingate

October 5, 1954 - October 15, 2017

Mark Floyd Wingate of Nipomo, formerly of Fresno, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 63. He was a fire prevention systems technician for over 31 years.A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Remembrances can be made to the Central California S.P.C.A., 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706. Arrangements under the...
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Sandra Lynn Kornoff

August 13, 1949 - October 11, 2017

Sandra "Sandy" Lynn Kornoff of Kerman, CA, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2017, at the age of 68.Sandy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She worked for 30 years for DR. David Urien O.D., and three years for Chris Fisher Signature Optometry.Sandy was preceded in death by her mother, Anna Bechkoff.Sandy is survived by her husband of 48 years, Steve Kornoff; her children, Shelley...
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Anne Simonian

May 13, 1926 - October 9, 2017

Anne "Tasie" Michaelides-Simonian passed away peacefully at the age of 91. She was born in Fresno , CA , where she lived most of her life. She later moved to Mukilteo, WA, to live closer to her daughter. As a young girl, Anne or "Tasie", as she was affectionately known by family, grew up surrounded by her close-knit Greek extended family. Most lived within walking distance of each other. Her...
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Tyson Jang

December 24, 1948 - October 8, 2017

Tyson Jang passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the age of 69. Tyson was born on December 24, 1947 in Taiwan. He met his wife still overseas before moving to Fresno in 1976, it has been his home since. Tyson was a local restaurant owner for 21 years and a loving husband and father to his wife and two sons.Throughout his life Tyson has always been an avid photographer. It was till later when...
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Daisy Desanka Vasilovich

August 29, 1917 - October 6, 2017

Daisy passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017. She was 100. Born on August 29, 1917, in Dinuba, Daisy graduated from Dinuba High School in 1935 where she excelled in softball and tennis. She starred with Bertha Petnak on Dinuba's women's softball team. She attended Woodbury College in Los Angeles from 1936 to 1938.In 1941, Daisy married Dan Vasilovich of Jackson, California. Later in 1941,...
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Dorothy E. Sunderland

November 7, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Dorothy Sunderland passed away on October 6, 2017 in Madera Ranchos to forever be with God. Dorothy was born on November 7, 1928 to Charles and Dora Hance of Fresno. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Fresno. Dorothy and Vincent Bruno were married in 1950, and had two sons, Philip and Curtis. She retired after 20 years from the Veterans Hospital in Fresno where she worked as a secretary....
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Artemis Kokinos

June 30, 1917 - October 6, 2017

Artemis Kokinos passed away at the age of 100 on October 6, 2017.She was a teacher in the Fresno Unified School District for 40 years, serving in the primary grades at Webster School, where she began her career, and later at Mayfair School. She also served as the school orchestra director and was an accomplished pianist herself, providing piano lessons for many private students.She was born in...
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Christine Hughes Toll

May 31, 1924 - October 6, 2017

Christine (Aunt Sue) was born in Pueblo, Co., to Tony and Lillian Pitson.She was preceded in death by Lieutenant Colonel Robert C. Hughes; Colonel Robert Toll; brother, Tom Pitson and wife Loretta; and nephew, James Giannopoulos.Sue and Bob Hughes spent a year in Japan and later on various military posts around the U.S. Years after his death, while working for the Bureau of Reclamation, she met...
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Jean W. Kiehl

October 17, 1928 - October 5, 2017

Jean passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the age of 88. Jean was born October 17, 1928, number eight of nine children, in Sanger, CA to GR and Mabel Worman.Jean attended Oakhurst Elementary and Sanger H.S., in Tivy Valley; and graduated from CSUF. She taught PE, retiring in 1990.Jean is survived by husband Robert Kiehl; daughter Kim; grandsons Robert and John; sisters Florine, Janet, Eloise...
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Anna Lee Mattocks

July 13, 1921 - October 5, 2017

Anna Mattocks, of Fresno, CA, passed away on October 5, 2017 at the age of 96. She worked for JC Penny for 17 years as a stock room clerk.She was preceded in death by her husband Ben and daughter Ellen Bell.Anna is survived by her son, Frank and daughter Denise.Visitation will be held at Stephens and Bean Chapel on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from Noon to 4:00 pm.A Graveside Service will be held...
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Janice Ilene Lawson

July 12, 1942 - October 3, 2017

Janice Lawson, 75, of Madera, CA passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 3, 2017 in Fresno, CA with her loving family by her side.Janice was preceded in death by her parents, George W Trader and Grace M Sanders and her brother, Carl E Trader and sister Imogene Coulter.She is survived by her children, Candice S Gilbert of Fort Myers, FL, Michele L Collins of Madera, CA, William D Clarkson of...
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Allie Lee Johansen

July 13, 1921 - October 3, 2017

Allie passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born in Tupelo, Oklahoma, to A.T. "Dick" and Johnie Stovall on July 13, 1921 and grew up in the Kerman area. She married Holger A. Johansen in 1939. In 1947 they settled in Madera with their six children and returned to Fresno in 1966. She was a Director of Food Service for Madera Unified School District for...
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Maria Trinidad Alcala Hurdado

May 7, 1936 - September 30, 2017

Maria Trinidad Acala Hurdado of Fresno, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the age of 81. She held the honored position of homemaker for over 63 years. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Funeral Service will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Francisco Armenta Robles

July 24, 1927 - September 28, 2017

Francisco "Frank" Armenta Robles, of Hanford, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the age of 90. He was a farm laborer for over 40 years.A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Ines M. Celedon

January 21, 1945 - September 24, 2017

Ines M. Celedon, of Fresno, passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the age of 72. She was a Caregiver. Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel...
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Mauricio Carreno Castillo

September 19, 1938 - September 23, 2017

Mauricio Carreno Castillo of Fresno, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the age of 79. He was a welder for Vendo for over 41 years.Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian...
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Morgan Vernon Patchin

August 21, 1926 - September 19, 2017

Morgan Vernon Patchin of Fresno, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the age of 91. He was a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years.Funeral Services will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.Interment will follow at Fresno Memorial Gardens.Remembrances can be made to the Woodward Park Church of Christ, 7886 N. Millbrook Ave.,...
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Lola Maye Willats

May 1, 1930 - September 18, 2017

On Monday, September 18, 2017 our beautiful and loving mother and grandmother, Lola Willats, passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. She was born in Osmond, Nebraska to Ferdinand and Bessie Schultze. One of twelve brothers and sisters, she was the youngest of the 7 sisters.Lola grew up in Nebraska and graduated from high school in 1947. While in high-school, she worked as an usher...
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Bob Deel

September 27, 1925 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Bob Deel

September 27, 1925 - September 16, 2017

Bob Deel was born on September 27, 1925, in Sedalia, MO. He passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, in Fresno, CA.A Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.Remembrances may be made to Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G St., Fresno, CA 93706 or Evangel Home, 137 N. Yosemite Ave., Fresno, CA 93701.Arrangements under the direction of...
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Stanley William Koehler

May 9, 1943 - September 16, 2017

Stanley was born in Vallejo, California on May 9, 1943 and died September 16 in Madera at the age of 74. He worked for the County of Madera for 37 years and retired as Chief Assistant County Administrative Officer in 2008. He was a musician in a Bay Area dance band on weekends for many years.He was preceded in death by his parents David and Irene Koehler.Stanley enjoyed league bowling,...
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Betty Grace Stevenson

October 3, 1926 - September 16, 2017

Betty Grace Stevenson was born on October 3, 1926 in Irwin, Pennsylvania and passed away on September 16, 2017 in Fresno, California.¬Betty was preceded in death by her father Hubert Long, mother Irene Long and brother Hurbert Long Jr.She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Harvey and Son-in-law Swentrol Harvey, grandchildren James Moshrefi, Robert Moshrefi, Christina Stevenson, Swentrol...
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Stephen Lee Larson

August 9, 1945 - September 13, 2017

Stephen Lee Larson, of Clovis passed away on September 13, 2017 at the age of 72. He was a Costco employee. Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral...
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Michael Leland Smith

September 21, 1963 - September 12, 2017

Michael L. Smith, age 53, of Fresno, CA, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.He is survived by his son, Steven Smith.Visitation will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.A Funeral Service will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.Remembrances may be made to Fresno Rescue Mission,...
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Elizabeth Kathryn Campbell

October 18, 1988 - September 8, 2017

Elizabeth Kathryn Campbell, of Fresno passed away on September 8, 2017 at the age of 28. Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.Remembrances can be made to the Arc Fresno, 4567 N. Marty Ave., Fresno, CA 93722 or...
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Raymond Saldaña

October 5, 1946 - September 6, 2017

Raymond Saldana, 70, of Fresno passed away September 6, 2017. He was a field foreman for over 30 years.A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella, CA.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Ernest Martin Seita

June 19, 1923 - September 5, 2017

Ernie Seita was born on June 19, 1923, in Mingus, TX. He passed away on September 5, 2017.He was preceded in death by his wife, Antoinette, in 2002.He is survived by his son, Ernest, Jr. "Sonny" and his wife Jeri; son John; grandchildren, Nicole and husband Karl, Chris and wife Tonya, Steve and wife Jennifer, and Moe and wife Lauren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Edith Romagnoli;...
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Gunnar Rasmussen Nielsen

October 27, 1932 - September 1, 2017

Born near Kolding, Denmark, Gunnar immigrated with his parents and sister to the United States in 1948. He joined the United States Air Force in 1954, and was stationed in Greenland, then met and later married the love of his life, Martha Wood.Gunnar's innovative nature and industrious personality were valued with managerial positions at various companies in the San Joaquin Valley, including...
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Dorothy Elaine Stumpf

September 30, 1932 - August 29, 2017

Dorothy Elaine Stumpf was born on Friday, September 30, 1932 to August and Katie Huber. She grew up on a farm in Fresno County west of Biola CA and later married Elmer Stumpf whom she had known for several years. Dorothy was a Homemaker and loving Mother, she passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at the age of 84.Dorothy enjoyed cooking, baking, teaching Sunday School and being with her family...
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Betty Jean Hale

June 8, 1931 - August 28, 2017

Betty Jean Hale, of Fresno passed away on August 28, 2017, at the age of 86. She was a Food Service Manager for Fresno Unified Schools. Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will be held at Fresno Memorial Gardens, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Memorial Services will be held at Trinity...
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Betty Alice Dunlavy

May 12, 1924 - August 26, 2017

Betty Alice Dunlavy, age 93, passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2017, in Fresno, CA.Betty was born in Fresno, the daughter of Edward and Pearl Long, and was the fourth of six children. During World War II, after graduation from Roosevelt High School in 1942, Betty began working at Hammer Field.Betty married Harry C. Dunlavy in December of 1945, and together they raised three daughters....
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Charles Richard Swanbom

January 19, 1922 - August 24, 2017

Charles Richard Swanbom, of Clovis passed away on August 24, 2017 at the age of 95. He was an Auto Parts Manager. A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Remembrances can be made to the Peoples Church, 7172 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93720.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Jaci Howery

March 15, 1923 - August 24, 2017

Jaci "Jac Gal" Howery Lazarus, of Clovis passed away on August 24, 2014 at the age of 94. She was an accounts payable specialist for Chevron for over 19 years. Visitation will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Peoples Church, GL Johnson Chapel, on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m...
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Melba Eva Skiles

July 2, 1925 - August 24, 2017

Melba Eva Skiles passed away on August 24, 2017 at the age of 92. She was born Melba Eva Campbell in Dallas, TX, and married Lemoin "Lee" Skiles on June 2, 1944 in Stamford, TX. The couple moved to Porterville, CA in 1951 and to Fresno in 1956. She was a homemaker until 1957 when she decided to attend Fresno City College and obtained an Associates degree. She worked as a bookkeeper and in various...
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Olivia Moreno

February 13, 1963 - August 23, 2017

Olivia Moreno, of Fresno, CA, passed away on August 23, 2017, at the age of 54. She was born on February 13, 1963 in San Diego, CA. She was a caregiver for over ten years.Olivia is survived by her companion, Jim Bargas; daughters, Adrianna Garcia and her husband Rene, and Rebecca Juarez and her husband Armando; parents, Rosalie and John A. Cabrera; sisters, Totie Moreno, Rosalie Mendez, Sonia...
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Bonnie Jean Clark

December 28, 1918 - August 21, 2017

Bonnie Jean Peverill Clark passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Mariposa, CA. Bonnie was born on December 28, 1918, in Fresno, CA, the youngest of three children. She married her beloved, Jack Clark, in Fresno on September 9, 1938. After Woirld War II, and Jack's service in the United States Marine Corps, they moved to Avenal, CA in 1948, where they raised their two daughters...
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Dorothy Ann Grogan

March 29, 1930 - August 19, 2017

Dorothy Ann Grogan, of Fresno passed away on Saturday, August, 19, 2017 at the age of 87. She was a retired teacher for Fresno Unified School District. A Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John's Cathedral on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean...
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Bradley John Penir

November 5, 1958 - August 16, 2017

Bradley John Penir was born on November 5, 1958, and passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the age of 58. He lived in Los Angeles, CA, but grew up in Fresno with his parents, John and Anne Penir. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Penir; and his daughter, Lindsay Martinez. He was a beloved husband and father. A Funeral Service will be held at Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel on Friday,...
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David Brian Cox

March 24, 1966 - August 15, 2017

David Brian Cox, of Fresno, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at the age of 51. He was born on March 24, 1966 in Orange County, Santa Ana, California. He was the ninth child born to Sydney Charles and Marcia Ann Cox. David lived in Santa Ana until he was 7 years old. He then moved with his family to Huntington Beach until the age of 12 and then the family moved to Silver Lakes. David&...
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Nancy Lee LaChance

January 13, 1941 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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Janice Diane Wood

December 3, 1936 - August 7, 2017

Janice Diane Wood, of Fresno, passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at the age of 80. She held the honored position of homemaker. A Graveside Service will be held at Belmont Memorial Park, on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Remembrances can be made to the Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel,...
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Linda Carole Dostinich

September 3, 1942 - August 2, 2017

Linda Dostinich passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the age of 74, after a two year battle with cancer.She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan, in 1997.Linda is survived by her brother, Gary Boyett; and stepchildren, Larry Dostinich, and Janet Mellon. She is also survived by five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a niece; a nephew; and three great nephews.A...
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David Reuben Perry

March 15, 1930 - August 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.
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