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Celebration of Life for Bill Snigar

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William “Bill” Daniel Snigar passed away at the age of 80 on April, 29, 2020. Bill was born April 9, 1940, in Nicholson, PA. Bill lived in Coarsegold for 25 years. He passed away at home from natural causes surrounded by his loving wife Becky Snigar and family. He loved motorcycles, cooking, camping, bowling, hiking and backpacking in the Sierra ...

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Celebration of Life for Karen Thomas

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Karen Thomas died April 12, 2020, at the age of 82. She grew up at Bass Lake and attended Sierra High School and Fresno State. She was a children’s librarian in Oakland, CA for many years. She is survived by her daughter Margaret and son-in-law Dave, grandchildren Karen and Thomas and sister Loretta.

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Celebration of Life for Brenda Cordes

Editor’s Note: Brenda Cordes passed away in March. Those of you who knew her, and many did, will not be surprised to learn that she wrote her own obituary. Here is what she wrote: “If I Should Die Before I Wake, I Pray the Lord my Soul to Take Brenda lived her life her way…giving of loving kindness, being with ...

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Celebration of Life for Susan Randall

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Susan Randall passed away March 26th, 2020, following a brief illness. Sue was born April 13, 1943, in San Bernardino. She leaves behind three children, Melinda Brown, Stacy Rankin and Eric Williams. She also leaves three grandchildren (Jade Luddy, Janice Brown, Boo Antoni) and four great-grandchildren (Ambrie Lawrence, Ashlynn Lawrence, Devon Lawrence, Destry Lawrence.) Sue spent much of her early ...

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Celebration of Life for Helen Ann Schuessler

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Helen Ann Schuessler, born October 16, 1942, a longtime resident of Oakhurst, passed away on January 12, 2020, in Redlands, California. She had survived many years of heart issues. Ann had recently moved to Redlands to be with her longtime schoolmate Donna and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband Ronald and survived by her brother Charles, ...

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Celebration of Life for Christina Lynn Stulce Smith

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Christina Lynn Stulce Smith was born April 17, 1968, in Walnut Creek, California. Christina passed away February 7, 2020, in Fresno. Christina Lived in Oakley, Brentwood, Antioch, Coarsegold and Oakhurst. She attended Edna Hill School and Liberty Union High School. Christina is survived by her husband Lonnie Smith, parents Roger and Joan Stulce, brothers Roger Stulce Jr., Jonathan Stulce, and ...

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Celebration of Life for Brenda Sue Foster

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Brenda Sue Foster (nee, Stout, Choin) passed from this world on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at her home in Coarsegold. She was the wife of Ronald Foster of 45 years. Brenda was born the second of two children to Sidney and Elma Stout on January 25, 1949, in Fayetteville, AR. In 1950, she and her family moved to Mountain View, ...

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Celebration of Life for James G. Zizzo

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James G. Zizzo died peacefully surrounded by his family on January 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife Linda Zizzo, his children Carol, David, Tom and Kenny Zizzo, and Sharon and Gary Clifford. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and his constant canine companion, Precious. He is preceded in death by his first wife Barbara ...

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Celebration of Life for Manuel Herbert ‘Sugarpine’ Jefferson

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Manuel Herbert “Sugarpine” Jefferson died peacefully on January 28, 2020, at Fresno Community Regional Hospital. Manuel is survived by his brother Roger Lewis and sister-in-law Connie Lewis of North Fork; his nieces¬† Elouise-Lewis of North Fork, Yvette Mays of Danville, Tiffany Lewis of Danville, CA, great-nephew Preston Roger Orozco of Bend, OR, Nicollette Mays of Danville, CA, brother-in-law Edward Polkenhorn ...

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Celebration of Life for Stephen Charles Stein

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Stephen Charles Stein was born on October 29, 1938, and passed away on January 24, 2020. “Steve” was a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Steve was born in National City, California, and graduated from Sweetwater High School. After high school he joined the California Division of Forestry (CDF) and spent the next 35 years with the agency, working in both ...

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