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Service With Military Honors For Tommy Duane Chance

Tommy Duane Chance, 77, of Ventura, CA, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2019 in North Fork, CA after a long illness. Tommy was born on August 27, 1941 in Richmond, IN, but soon moved to Berkeley, CA, where he spent most of his adolescent and teen years. In 1959 and with a patriotism typical of Tommy, he joined the ...

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Celebration Of Life For Betty Lou Moffitt

A resident of Mariposa since the early 1960s, cherished matriarch and beloved friend Betty Lou Moffitt passed away from complications of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in November, 2018. Betty Lou was an accomplished child prodigy, concert pianist and teacher, watercolor artist and photographer. Her artwork sold throughout California. She also was a gifted rider, trainer and breeder of Quarter Horses. ...

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Celebration Of Life For Katherine Lea Jones

Katherine Lea Jones of Oakhurst, California passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the age of 84. ‘Kathy,’ as she was known to her friends, was born in Oklahoma on July 28, 1934. She grew up in Tulare County, California, and graduated from Dinuba High School in 1952. Kathy was a resident of Oakhurst for 57 years. After a ...

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Celebration Of Life For James “Jimmy” Trimble

Sunday June 16th. Father’s Day. It began as a great day for many of us, until the news began to filter out that Jimmy Trimble had been killed instantly in a motorcycle accident near his home away from home in Baja, Mexico. Jimmy was a well-loved and deeply respected member of the foothill community for many years. James Trimble was ...

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Funeral Services For Yoko Savage

Yoko Savage, a long-time resident of Coarsegold and former proprietor of Oakhurst’s Kyoto Kafe — a Japanese “home-cooking” restaurant open from 2000 to 2007 — passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was a lovely, generous spirit who enjoyed sharing her delicious meals along with a hefty helping of Japanese hospitality and culture to her beloved customers. Yoko was ...

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Celebration Of Life For Charles “Chuck” Walling, Jr.

Loving brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Charles “Chuck” L. Walling Jr. passed from this life on April 4, 2019. Chuck was preceded in death by his older sister Jean Marie Peoples (Walling), his wife Helen Walling and his granddaughter Maegan Walling. He is survived by his four sons, nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Chuck was born in Tulsa, Okla. ...

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Services For Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach

Leroy J. “Lee” Adelsbach passed quietly into heaven on June 2, 2019. Born to Clarence Adelsbach and Julia Benham Adelsbach in 1929, he was raised by his father and stepmother Della Satterberg Adelsbach on a small farm in Kingsburg until his late teens. Having had enough of farming, he began a short career in midget racing with the likes of ...

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Funeral For Thomas Darby Barrans

Thomas Darby Barrans passed away on May 20, 2019 in Oakhurst, California, after battling a rare inoperable brain tumor diagnosed a year earlier. He was 75 years old. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 25, 1944 to James Barrans and Mary Barrans (nee Josick), Tom grew up in Southern California with his mother, stepfather Van Stewart and sister Marge. He ...

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In Memory Of Harry Martin Borrenson

Harry Martin Borreson, 89, of Santa Cruz, passed away on May 30 in his home in Coarsegold, California. Mr. Borreson was born in Osceola, Iowa to John Conrad Borreson and Caroline Edda Schotka on January 27, 1930. He married Mary Helen Valencia on September 27,1965 in San Diego, California. In 1974, he purchased a family grocery store, B&H Market on ...

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Memorial Service For Jay J. Johnson

Our beloved Miwuk/Paiute elder, Jay J. Johnson, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019, at his home in Mariposa, California, with family by his side. Jay was born on November 29, 1931, in Yosemite National Park, CA, his ancestral home, to Harry and Sarah (Tom) Johnson. Jay lived at the Indian Village across from Yosemite Lodge until he was sent ...

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