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Judith Ann Chance Stolp

Judith Ann Chance (Stolp) our beloved mother, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother passed from her earthly vessel to God’s Kingdom on April 6th, 2018. She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren as she went home. Born in Atchison, Kansas, in 1941, she moved to California in the early 1950’s. Judy attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School in Ventura, Calif., and graduated ...

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Memorial Service For Loretta McKee

OAKHURST – A memorial service for Loretta McKee will be held at Sierra Vista Presbyterian church at 2 p.m. on Saturday Mar. 24. Loretta was a long-time North Fork Resident and co-owner of North Fork Hardware for many years. She died at the age of 87 on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. In 2002, Loretta was honored as North Fork Citizen ...

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Loretta McKee

Written by Bob McKee — My mother, Loretta McKee, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 87 on Saturday evening, February 10, 2018. She was in her cherished mountain home surrounded by her loving family. Mom had a full life and is survived by her sister Jean, four sons, Matt (wife Wilma), Tim (wife Trish), Mike (wife ...

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Eugene Larner Gilpin

Eugene Larner Gilpin, loving husband, father, and grandfather, brother and uncle, passed away early Monday morning Jan. 22, 2018, following a short illness. Gene was born and raised in Fresno County. He served in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon and then returned to Fresno to begin private practice. For most of his career, Gene was a ...

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Edward C. Hardy

On Sunday Jan. 7, 2018 Ed Hardy passed in his sleep at the age of 83. The long time president of Yosemite Park & Curry Co. made Eastern Madera County his permanent home since 1995. Edward Clark Hardy was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Palo Alto, California to Edward Everett Hardy and Dorothea Clark Hardy – a Lawyer /Judge and ...

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Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr.

OAKHURST — Forrest Burrell Murlen Updike, Jr. passed away peacefully on Jan. 11, 2018 at the age of 70 in Oakhurst, CA.. Also known as Woody or Butch, Forrest was born in Tiffen, Ohio on Dec. 24, 1947 to Forrest Sr. and Margaret Marie. He grew up in Bloomington/Richfield, Minnesota, graduating from Richfield High School before enlisting in the Navy, ...

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Pamela Brittsan Booth

Pamela Brittsan Booth, 62, passed away suddenly after complications with surgery on Jan. 9, 2018. Born on Oct. 21, 1955, in La Habra, California, she was the daughter of the late Donna Steiner Brittsan and Gary Thomas Brittsan. Pamela is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ronald Charles Booth; brother-in-law, Charles Booth; and nieces Jennifer Prisco Randolph and Holly ...

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North Fork Rancheria Bids Farewell To Kelly Michele Marshall

NORTH FORK – The Board of Directors of the Sierra Mono Museum announced recently that Kelly Michele Marshall, 56, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 in her home. She was the wife of Jason Kaelii Marshall. They shared 24 years of marriage together. Marshall was long-time Sierra Mono Museum leader and distinguished North Fork Rancheria citizen. Kelly was born in ...

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Lenora Donovan Brotsis Deck

Lenora Donovan Brotsis Deck passed away peacefully on Dec. 10, 2017, while in residence at the Oakhurst Healthcare & Wellness Centre. Lenora was born in Fresno, Calif., on Nov. 11, 1929. She moved to Oakhurst in 1991 and was very involved in volunteering throughout our mountain communities to include: MySham for the Love of Dogs training and care, The Red ...

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In Loving Memory Of Merle Hicks, Jr.

AUBERRY — Loving father, brother, and husband Merle Hicks, Jr. passed away Auberry, CA., on Oct. 19, 2017, at the age of 58. Merle leaves behind daughter Sarah Marrett, sons Merle, Danny, and Randy Hicks, and the love of his life, Sheryl Brown. The family is forever grateful to Merle’s brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Christine Hicks, who took care ...

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