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Joan Marie Williams Galyan

Joan Marie Williams Galyan, age 77, of Oakhurst, CA, passed away on April 29, 2013. Joan was born on January 17, 1936, in Riverside, CA to Roy and Nellie Williams of Bass Lake, CA. Throughout her life, she lived in Riverside, Long Beach, Bass Lake, Bakersfield, and Fresno, before she retired to the Oakhurst area in 1996. Joan was a ...

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Laura Grace Wilkinson

At the age of 65, Laura Grace Wilkinson passed away, Monday Dec. 3, with the love of her life kneeling by her side. Dale and Laura were married for 44 amazing years. Laura was born in San Rafael, California. At the age of ten, she and her family moved to Sun Valley, California. There Laura was very active with 4-H ...

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Services For Avis Punkin Friday In North Fork

NORTH FORK – The community of North Fork and the Citizens of the Mono Tribe are saddened by the passing of Avis Punkin, North Fork Rancheria Tribal Coucil Treasurer and life-long resident. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov 16, at 10 a.m, at Jay’s Chapel in Madera. At approximately 1:30 p.m. there will be graveside services at the North Fork ...

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Coarsegold Historical Society Loses Beloved Founding Member

Marjorie Jane Jackson passed away on Oct. 6, 2012, at 3:55 p.m. at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her son Stephen Jackson, daughter-in-law Susan Jackson, granddaughter Stephanie Jackson, grandsons K. P. Morgan Jackson and six great-grandchildren. Marjorie and husband Philip Jackson (Aug. 3 1926 – Mar. 3, 2004) moved to Coarsegold 38 years ago. She was ...

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Frank Koop – Inspired Teacher & Coach

Written by Barbara Grow In a small town, tucked away in the Sierra Foothills, a swim coach, physics and chemistry teacher left a lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of students. Coach Frank Koop took a scrawny, sick little freshman and made a racer out of him, in the water and in the classroom. That’s the kind of man ...

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A Celebration Of Betty Lyon's Life

Grace Community Church in North Fork was overflowing on Friday, July 6, 2012, with friends and family in celebration of the life of Betty Lyons. The Citizens On Patrol were well represented at the services, as Betty and Ed spent almost 10 years volunteering in this organization.

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Forrest Kirk Lewis

Dearest Friends and Family, Our dear Forrest has died. He was brother, son, partner, father, friend, nephew, cousin, coworker, big help and smile bringer to many of us. He died suddenly, collapsing into Aimee’s arms. Although his time on Earth was way too short, he left from a place of good health and happiness, having achieved most recently great satisfaction ...

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Betty Lyons – A Life Remembered

Written by Barbara Grow If you were to Google “Betty Lyons, North Fork” and you might be surprised at the number and variety of pages that pop up. To those who knew Betty, it would be no surprise at all. She had her hand in anything that had to do with helping and reaching out to others. She had a ...

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Paul Barnes

Over 150 people gathered at the North Fork Town Hall on Friday, May 4th, to celebrate the life of a much-beloved member of the community, Paul Barnes. Paul passed quietly from this earth on March 19, 2012, surrounded by loved ones and under the care of Optimal Hospice. Paul is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ila M. Barnes, ...

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