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Celebration Of Life For Blake Ricker

Beloved son, brother, uncle and cherished friend Blake Ricker passed away at home on Dec. 31, 2018 at the age of 27. Born with a sunny disposition in Roseville on Feb. 27, 1991, Blake enjoyed the outdoor mountain life of camping, fishing, hiking, riding three-wheelers and spending time with close friends and family. Even as a child, he never knew ...

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Jetsetter Mary Lou “Lu Lu” Finley Gets Her Wings (1935 – 2018)

Personality plus! Prettiest girl alive! Human dynamo! That is how Mary Lou (Talbot) Finley – known to most of us as Lu Lu – is best remembered. A talkative and skinny-legged North Fork native, Lu Lu left her childhood home near Manzanita Lake when she earned silver wings from Western Airlines and began traveling the world as a charismatic flight ...

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Celebration Of Life For Jeffrey Lee Brannon

Beloved son, brother, father, and friend Jeffrey Lee Brannon left his earthly family on Dec. 2, 2018 at the age of 55. Born in Visalia on Oct. 23, 1963, Jeff is survived by his parents Connie Bomann Brannon of Yosemite Lakes Park and Dwaine Lee Brannon of Yuma, Arizona. Jeff will be forever missed by his sister Sharyl Brannon of Visalia, ...

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Services For B. Wilbur Rieke, Sr.

Beloved patriarch B. Wilbur Rieke, Sr. passed away on December 25, 2018, at the age of 90. He was an Oakhurst resident for the past 25 years. Wilbur will be deeply missed by his wife of 70 years, Leela Rieke, and their children Lelene Rieke, Bernie Rieke, Jr., Diana Gardner, Carissa Crain, Johnny Rieke, and Wayne Rieke. He also leaves ...

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Csilla Schulcz

Csilla Schulcz passed away on Nov. 26, 2018 at the age of 59. She was born on Aug 24, 1959, in Budapest, Hungary, to Eva and Gyorgy Enyedy. She grew up in communist Hungary and studied art and photography after high school. Csilla worked at Hungarian television as a movie editor until she moved to Germany and waited three years ...

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Edward Refugio Cruz

Beloved husband, father and grandfather Edward Refugio Cruz passed away on Dec. 9, 2018, at the age of 75. Born on Feb. 13, 1943, in Long Beach, California, Edward enjoyed baseball, fishing and traveling. He worked for the Los Angeles County Superior Court for 36 years. A resident of Coarsegold for nearly two decades, he was an active member of ...

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Richard F. Poitras

Richard F. Poitras passed away on Nov. 23, 2018, at Fresno Regional Medical Center of a heart attack. He was just shy of his 86 birthday. Dad served in the U.S. Navy on board the USS Essex as an Aviation Ordanceman (AO3). He was honorably discharged and worked as a log faller in Oregon and California. He drove more heavy ...

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Carolyn Anne Corn

Carolyn Anne Corn passed away on Nov. 28, 2018, in Clovis, Calif. She was 79. Born on Sept. 24, 1939, in the Panama Canal Zone, Carolyn excelled both in academics and sports. She competed in Track and Field in the Junior Olympics, but her passion was golf. After earning her Bachelor of Science from Oregon State, she went on to ...

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Paul Henry Abram

Paul Henry Abram passed away on October 19, 2018. He was 77 years old. Paul was born on March 22, 1941, in Los Angeles, Calif. He joined the Air Force after graduating from Loyola High School in Los Angeles, and was stationed on the island of Crete, Greece with the NSA. He was honorably discharged in 1963 and graduated from ...

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Celebration Of Life For Carolyn Enlow

Carolyn passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 15, at age 77. She was born in Oakland, the daughter of Hale and Janet Braae Enlow. As a teen her family was involved in stock car racing, where she occasionally competed. She graduated from Willits High School and married Robert Box. They moved to Ahwahnee in 1973 and opened Box’s ...

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