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Lisbeth (Beth) Stauffer

Lisbeth (Beth) Stauffer passed away on Nov. 20, 2015 at the age of 73. She was born June 20, 1942 in Fresno to Judge Denver and Betty Peckinpah. Raised in Oakhurst, Mrs. Stauffer graduated from Sierra High. She had a private practice in hypnotherapy for 25 years, and enjoyed collecting rocks and crystals, studying the Bible, reading, and playing poker. ...

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Catherine Ann McGoldrick

Catherine Ann McGoldrick better known as Cappy, of Oakhurst, Calif., passed peacefully on Monday morning Dec. 14, at home surrounded by family. Cappy was born on May 5, 1933, in Providence RI. She entered the Sacred Heart Society of nuns when she was 23 years old. She had a Bachelors in English from Newton College which is now a part ...

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Celebrating The Life Of Ruth Catalan

MARIPOSA – A celebration of the determined and varied life of Ruth Catalan, who left us on October 30, will be held at the Mariposa Senior Center on Spriggs Lane on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., with a special memorial program from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Ruth retired to ...

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Edgar A. Wilkins

Edgar A. Wilkins “Ed” at age 83 passed on Monday, November 30th surrounded by family. Ed was born on December 25, 1931, in Sacramento, CA, and at an early age his parents moved the family to Fresno, both chemists, to work for Twining Laboratories. He attended Heaton Elementary, Hamilton Jr. High and Fresno High School. After his father passed away ...

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Kirby Edward Cairns

Kirby Edward Cairns passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 28, 2015, at the age of 56, after his courageous 2½ year battle with cancer. Kirby was born in San Francisco, Calif., on May 18, 1959, the second of three children to Ed and Pat Cairns. He grew up in Yankton, S.D., and Denver, Colo., although he spent most of his childhood ...

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David Allan York

David Allan York, part of the second generation of pioneers to settle North Fork, went home to be with the Lord at the age of 93 on Oct. 28, 2015. Dave’s Memorial will be held in North Fork on Friday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dress will be business casual. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating ...

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Volney Dunavan – A Celebration Of Life

NORTH FORK – A celebration of the life of Volney Dunavan will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the North Fork Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Volney lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 28, 2015, at the age of 74. The community is invited to share their stories and memories of Volney on Nov. 8 at ...

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Elise Flaherty

Our beloved Jacqueline “Jackie” Elise Flaherty went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 16, 2015 at the age of 19. Born on June 29, 1996, Jackie was a resident of Vacaville, California, at the time of her death. A 2014 graduate of Yosemite High School, Jackie was serving active duty for the U.S. Army National Guard 49th Military ...

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Volney Dunavan

The community of North Fork is saddened to learn of the passing of Volney Dunavan who lost her battle with cancer on Monday afternoon, Sept 28. Volney’s daughter Dyhana was with her and says her passing was peaceful. “Mama has passed and her journey is over,” Dyhana posted. “She’s reached her destination, she’s free and finally at peace, and no ...

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Frank Verduzco

North Fork is mourning the loss of a much-beloved member of this mountain community. Frank Verduzco was just 64 years old when he passed away on Sept. 23. Frank was a life-long resident of North Fork, who joined the North Fork Volunteer Fire Department at just 21 years of age. Since March 1972, he has been responding from Station 11, ...

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