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Diana Rankin Memorial

MADERA COUNTY – It is with great sadness that Sheriff Varney announces the passing of the Sheriff’s Office’s longest serving employee. Diana Rankin passed away at her home last Tuesday. She had been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since February of 1975 and had worked in a variety of capacities including a Jail Matron, Dispatcher, and for the last 15 ...

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Agnes T. Constable

Agnes was the oldest living member of the Sunnyside Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Fresno, Calif. While still worshipping with Sunnyside Church, she delighted in having five generations fill several family pews. Her lifelong love of music portrayed her Celtic background of Glasgow, Scotland. Her “living memorial” is the organ she donated to her Sunnyside Church in Fresno. As a pioneer ...

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Edgar Allen “Al” Fitzgerald

Edgar Allen “Al” Fitzgerald died Aug. 20, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born Dec. 21, 1931 in Philadelphia, Penn., to Kathryn Stutts and Wyatt E. Fitzgerald. He joined the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, flying rescue missions in the Pacific, stationed in Alaska and Washington. After the service, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department ...

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Russel Wayne Loudon

Russel Wayne Loudon, longtime resident of Oakhurst passed away from natural causes on July 16th, 2015 at age 67. Mr. Loudon had recently retired from the Raymond-Knowles School District where he worked as a bus driver, coach, teacher’s aide and maintenance man. Previously Mr. Loudon worked with main frame computers in Salt Lake City Utah, was a painting contractor and ...

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A Life Well Served: Dale Dewey Miller

OAKHURST – Services have been announced for beloved area resident Dale Miller, now set for Saturday, August 8 at Mountain Christian Center at 2 p.m. A reception will immediately follow at the Oakhurst Community Center Pavillion Room. Proud American, dedicated firefighter/fire battalion chief, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Dale Dewey Miller, passed away on July 20, 2015, at the ...

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Grace Lee Whitney

COARSEGOLD – Longtime Coarsegold resident Grace Lee Whitney has passed away at the age of 85. Whitney started out as an actress playing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original Star Trek series (TOS) in 1966. Though her career was nearly derailed by addictions to drugs and alcohol, Whitney proudly reclaimed her life, spending decades as a substance abuse counselor in ...

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Clayton Ray Carpenter

Clayton Ray Carpenter (1957-2015) Clayton, beloved father, son, brother and uncle, passed away unexpectedly on April 22 in a traffic accident while working at his job with HP Water Systems, Fresno. He’d been a valued journeyman electrician with HEP Electric for many years. Clayton was born December 29, 1957, in Bremerton, Wash., second son and third child to Frank and ...

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Services And Celebration For Amy Fouse Schneider

OAKHURST – With heavy hearts buoyed by a tremendous outpouring of community support, the family of beloved Amy Fouse Schneider announces a funeral service will be held at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church on Thursday, Apr. 23, at 4 p.m. A Celebration of Life for Amy will be held the following day, Friday Apr. 24, at 6 p.m. ...

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Harold Tackett

Submitted by Tamara Tackett-Dent Harold O. Tackett left us peacefully, at his home in Coarsegold, California surrounded by his loving family, on February 23, 2015 at the age of 81. Harold was a quiet, humble man of many accomplishments that he would never mention. Instead he always chose to focus on helping those around him to feel good about what ...

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June Muller Vaughn

June Muller Vaughn, June 18th, 1920 – February 12th, 2015 June was born on June 18,1920, in Lacon Illinois to Ernest and Olive Butts. She was raised during the depression, and remembers her family growing their own vegetables, eating lots of potatoes, and her mother making mashed bean sandwiches to take to school for lunch. June married Theodore Schultz in ...

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