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Braden Varney – The Lives He Touched

Hard working, protector, giving, loving, sensitive, kind and quiet are a few words that describe Braden Varney. Son, brother, husband, father and friend explain the lives he’s touched. Braden was born to Gordie and Lynn Varney on May 12, 1982. At the young age of four, Braden operated his first snow plow that Gordie made him out of a riding ...

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Harriett Ann Miller Cozean

Harriett Ann Miller Cozean of Oakhurst, California, was reunited with the angels on July 3, 2018. She passed away in her own home, just as she wanted. She was 93. Her life began in Galva, Illinois on October 8, 1924, when she was born the only child to Edwin William Miller and Florence Dunn Miller. She met Rolla (Bud) Rutledge ...

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In Loving Memory: Juanita “Jane” Garcia

Juanita “Jane” Garcia passed away on June 30, 2018, surrounded by family while at Kaiser Hospital in Fresno, California, due to complications from pneumonia. She was 93 years old. Born in Belvidere, Illinois on May 11, 1925 to parents Rafael and Rafaela Huitzacua, she was the fourth of ten children. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of ...

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Kenneth D. Carlson Memorial Service

The life of Kenneth D. Carlson will be celebrated on Friday, June 22, at 11 a.m. at Mountain Christian Church. Pastor Terry Cederblom is officiating. Ken passed away on June 6, 2018, at the age of 93. Ken was born Feb. 14, 1925 to William and Hildur Carlson. Ken and his wife, Grace, retired to Oakhurst in 1988 and founded ...

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June Barnum Richie

June Barnum Richie was born Oct. 28, 1921, and passed away in her sleep in the early morning hours of Dec. 31, 2017. She enjoyed 96 full, good years. Quiet Sunday mornings were spent reading the Fresno Bee while she enjoyed her waffles and coffee. Her favorites were the comics celebrating the joys of life and the obituaries, celebrating lives ...

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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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