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Celebration of Life for Stanley Whitson

Stanley Gerome Whitson   August 28, 1928 to December 21, 2023 We lovingly remember Stanley Gerome Whitson, a beacon of joy and community spirit at Bass Lake, California. Born on August 28, 1928, in Bakersfield, Stanley’s journey led him to the tranquil beauty of Bass Lake following a distinguished career as an electrician. Stanley has been a part of the ...

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Celebration of Life for Jacob “Jake” Langley

Jacob Edward Langley August 14, 1985 – December 31, 2023 Jacob Edward Langley, 38, known to family and friends as Jake, passed away on December 31, 2023 in Oakhurst, California. He was born on August 14, 1985 in Riverside, California. The Langley family relocated to Oakhurst in July of 1994 and quickly became involved in local sports of all kinds. ...

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Celebration of Life for Mark E. Holland

Mark E Holland September 21,1978 – November 19, 2023 Beloved USFS Fire Captain/Patrolman Mark Holland passed away in a tragic accident on November 19th, 2023.   Mark is survived by his parents Carl and Laura Holland, Sister Carla Holland-Shuster, Nieces Hayley and Alison Shuster, Nephew Travis Shuster. Daughters Sadie Burrough and Kamryn Holland.  Step sons Skylar Neville and Tristan Killian. Fiance ...

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Celebration of Life for David and Joyce Larson

David Arlo Larson December 17, 1935 – October 17, 2023 Flavia Joyce (McClain) Larson March 24, 1937 – June 26, 2023 Dave passed away on October 17th, 2023 in Fresno, CA. Joyce preceded him in passing on June 26th, 2020 in Ashland, OR. Dave was born in Silverton, OR, on December 17th, 1935 to Arlo and Mary Larson. Joyce was ...

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Celebration of Life for Richard Lamontagne

RICHARD EUGENE LAMONTAGNE November 11, 1936 – October 26, 2023 Richard Eugene Lamontagne was born on November 11, 1936 in Providence, Rhode Island to Eugene E. Lamontagne and Annette E. Lalime. He died on October 26, 2023 in Fresno, California. Richard studied at the University of Ottawa in Canada receiving his Bachelor of Theology and Masters degrees. He was awarded ...

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Celebration of Life for Norma Rogers Local Business Owner and Artist

Norma Rogers passed away at age 91 in July of this year. She was a business owner and artist. Norma was born in Pleasant Hill Michigan. She graduated from the University of Michigan where she met and married her husband, John Rogers. Shortly after graduating the young couple moved to Santa Monica, California where their first daughter Carol was born. ...

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Heaven Gained a Woodcarver

Lawrence E. (Larry) Smith September 6, 1936 – July 1, 2023 On July 1, 2023, Oakhurst lost its resident woodcarver, and heaven gained an artist. Lawrence E. (Larry) Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by family after a lengthy illness. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 11 am at Oakhurst Lutheran Church, where Larry ...

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Celebration of Life for Bill (William) Christian

  William ‘Bill’ Gary Chrstian June 13, 2023   William ‘Bill’ Gary Christian passed to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 13, 2023. Bill was born in Nogales, AZ and was raised in Riverside, CA where he graduated with a degree in music education. He served in the U.S. Army as a sharpshooter, parachutist and musician and was deployed during ...

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Celebration of Life for Dianne Marie Ross

Dianne Marie Ross Dianne was born in Denver Colorado and moved around a lot as a child. Her family settled in the Alhambra, California area where she graduated from Mark Keppel High School. She was married twice and had one son, John. Dianne worked most of her life as an office manager for car dealerships but she also worked as ...

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Celebration of Life for Melissa Napier

Melissa (Monday) Napier January 21, 1952 – August, 2023 Melissa (Monday) Napier, who graced the world with her warmth and indomitable spirit, passed away at the age of 71 in August 2023. She was surrounded by family during her final moments. Melissa was born in Mooresville, Indiana, on January 21, 1952, to Richard and Geraldine Monday. In the late 1950s, ...

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