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Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Janet Morris

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NORTH FORK — Elizabeth Janet Morris passed away Dec. 29, 2019 in her North Fork home. Most knew her as Jan. She was born March 8th, 1929 in Stanbridge, Bedfordshire, England. Her parents Frederick and Gladys Eames were farmers in a small village called Leighton Buzzard. As a young girl Jan worked on the farm and was studying to be ...

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Celebration of Life for Everett H. (Krip) Krippner

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Everett Hale Krippner peacefully passed away December 7, 2019, in Clovis, CA.  He was 97 years old, born in Spokane, Washington, on Aug. 3, 1922. At a young age, his family moved to Seattle, where he attended local schools and was a charter member of Cub Scout Troop 144, founded by his father in 1929. He earned his Eagle Scout ...

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Celebration of Life for Cortland Arthur Johnson

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Cortland Arthur Johnson, born August 13th, 1938, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Elias Arthur Johnson and Nadine Isabel Freed, passed away at the age of 81 in his home in Oakhurst on December 20th, 2019. At the age of nineteen, Cortland enlisted in the Navy, where he served on the USS Stoddard until his last duty assignment on the USS Henderson. ...

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Celebration of Life for Richard Regert

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Richard Regert, 76, died Friday, December 13, at Fresno Kaiser Hospital following his ten-month fight with lung cancer. He was born September 7, 1943, in Granby, Missouri. He grew up in Merced. He is survived by his wife Sharon Regert; his sister Claudia Vest of Citrus Heights; his sons William Regert of Johnson City, Tennessee, and Christopher Regert of Coarsegold; ...

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Celebration of Life for Anne Leonard Bredon

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Anne Leonard Bredon died peacefully in her sleep in Clovis on Saturday, Nov. 9, following a brief illness. Anne was born in Oakland on Sep. 7, 1930, and was the eldest of the two daughters of Dr. Leonard Loeb and Lora Loeb (Lane). Anne attended schools in both Eureka and Berkeley. After high school she attended Humboldt State College, receiving ...

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Celebration of Life for Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr.

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Kenneth Bruce Upcraft, Sr. passed away on October 19, 2019, after a brief illness. He was born on July 13, 1928, in Minetto, NY, to Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Stevens) Upcraft. He grew up in Hannibal, NY, and graduated from Hannibal High School in 1945. Kenneth joined the U.S. Army on October 2, 1946, serving honorably with the 8th Army ...

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Celebration of Life for Sandy Baker

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Sandy Baker

Please join us in celebrating the life of Sandra (Sandy) Baker. Sandy was born on June 12, 1938, and passed away on November 2, 2019. Sandy has been a member of the mountain community for many decades. She was the first female little league coach in Coarsegold, she was a waitress in many local restaurants, and she was a long-time business ...

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Celebration of Life for Scott Burert Rankin

From everyone at Sierra News Online, our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Scott Rankin.

Scott Burert Rankin passed away on September 15, 2019, in Coarsegold. He was born January 27, 1961, in Inglewood to Norma and Wallace Rankin. Scott grew up in Cypress in Orange County until the age of 12, when the family moved to Oakhurst in 1973. He attended Oakhurst Elementary, Sierra High and then Yosemite High (Class of 1979). He held ...

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Celebration of Life for Gary Morris

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Gary Morris, a mentor to many and a friend to all, passed away on October 26, 2019, at the age of 80 from a brain tumor at his beloved home “China Creek Ranch” in Oakhurst. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Penny Flinn; daughters Paula Morris and Tracy (Morris) and Craig Taylor; stepchildren John Flinn and Stacee Flinn; sisters ...

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