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Celebration of Life for Peter Drost of Oakhurst

From everyone at Sierra News Online, please accept our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Peter Drost.

We are deeply saddened to report that Peter Drost of Oakhurst, California, passed away on September 30, 2019. Peter was born in Musselkanaal, Holland, on September 11, 1947, to John and Betty Drost (Zandbergen.) He came to California with his family in 1955 and grew up in Burbank. As a Marine in the Vietnam War, he was stationed in Hawai’i ...

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Celebration of Life for Cyndi Presho

Cyndi Presho of Oakhurst, 66, passed away in Oakhurst on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from breast cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Rick officiating. Cyndi Presho was born in Edgewood, California, to George Moorhous and Etta Moorhous on August 6, 1953. She graduated from Grant High ...

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Celebration Of Life Service Tuesday For Virgil Graham

Virgil Graham

Virgil Russell Graham passed away at his home in Coarsegold on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the age of 77. Virgil was predeceased by his loving wife Annabelle Lewis Graham, his son Sammy Hughes Graham, parents William Graham and Nelly Goodeye Graham, siblings Martha Graham, Solomon Graham, Al Graham, Delmar Graham, Ruth Graham, Lucille Graham, Paul Graham, Beverley Graham, and John ...

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Message of Thanks from Greenwood Heating and Air Conditioning

Dear Mountain Area Community, As you may or may not know, earlier this year, Ron Greenwood Jr. suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. As the owner and face of Greenwood Heating and Air Conditioning, conducting business came to a screeching halt with Ron’s passing. While efforts were made to continue to operate, ultimately, the decision to close our doors became unavoidable. ...

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Celebration of Life for Morrison “Morrie” Hale Williams

Morrison “Morrie” Hale Williams was born January 6, 1934, and died September 11, 2019. “Morrie” as he was so fondly known to everyone, died at the age of 85, with his devoted wife Katie by his side in their home in Coarsegold. He had battled with bladder cancer for several years and accepted that this final fight could not be ...

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Memorial Services for Steven Michael Barber

Steven Michael Barber, 64, of Oakhurst, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Oakhurst of Alzheimers. Memorial services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 5 at Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Rick Lemberg officiating. A celebration of life luncheon will be provided by the family immediately following the service. If Forest Service officials would like ...

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Celebration of Life: Samuel Allan Rosasco

Samuel Allan Rosasco was born April 9, 1998. Sam died September 11, 2019 at the young age of 21. He grew up on the family ranch in Oakhurst and thoroughly loved the outdoors. He was an adventure seeker and paid attention to the little things. He always had a smile and took joy in fishing, welding and riding motorcycles. He ...

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Celebration Of Life For Karina Rose Barnett

Karina Rose Barnett

Karina Rose Barnett of Ahwahnee, California, was born on March 9, 2002, to Jim and Bridget Barnett. She was the youngest of five children. Karina graduated with honors from Minarets High School in just 3 years. Karina was an excellent athlete and played soccer, softball, volleyball, and was an avid basketball player for the Yosemite High School Badgers’ JV team. ...

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Celebration Of Life For Joseph Brown

Joseph Brown

Joseph Paul Brown passed away September 3, 2019. Joseph was born August 14, 1952, in Phoenix, Arizona. He moved to Clovis, California, then retired to Oakhurst in 2014. He worked twenty-five years in the security business. Joseph loved music, sports, Bible study, classic movies, and history. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dianne Brown, his sisters Denise ...

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Celebration of Life for George “Chuck” Bredesen

There will be a Celebration of Life for George “Chuck” Bredesen on Saturday, September 7, at 11:00 a.m. at the Yosemite Lakes Community Church, 43840 Patrick Avenue, Coarsegold. Chuck was a long time resident of the Oakhurst and Coarsegold communities where he worked for and retired from the USFS. Remembrances should be given to a favorite charity.  

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