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Celebration Of Life For William J. Schlichting

Bill Schlichting

NORTH FORK — William J. Schlichting passed away August 21, 2019, with his family by his side. Bill lived in North Fork for 70+ years until recently moving to Fresno. After graduating from Sierra High school, Bill enlisted in the Navy and was a Korean War veteran. Once home from the Navy, he worked at the North Fork lumber mill. ...

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Celebration Of Life for Kenneth P. Kirby

Kenneth P. Kirby, 91, a long-time resident of Oakhurst, passed away on August 23, 2019. Ken was born on April 30, 1928, in Ventura, California. He was well known to the community, especially for his 55 years of volunteer work at the Oakhurst Community Center, Sierra Mountaineer Days, and the Sierra Oakhurst Lions Club. Ken is survived by his wife ...

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Celebration Of Life For Fred Borland

Born May 9, 1947, in Newport, Rhode Island, Fred grew up in a military family along with his two sisters. His family came out west to the Bay Area when he was a kid. He was always ambitious…riding his bike to the baseball field to manually change cards during a game. Delivering newspapers and even managing a movie theater, all ...

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Remembering Glen C. Dibble

Glen C. Dibble of Kamiah, Idaho, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 12:09 p.m. after every life saving measure was taken. He died after being diagnosed with a liver infection that lead to a multi-organ failure.  His loving wife was at his side every chance she could get.  Glen was 78 years old. Glen is survived by his ...

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Celebration Of Life For Sam Krucki

Beloved by family and cherished by friends, Samuel Lee Krucki passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2019. His loss has had a profound impact on those who knew and loved him. Sam was born on February 22, 1997 in Fresno, California, to Micheal Allen and Launa Lee Krucki. He grew up in Oakhurst, California where he lived with his grandpa ...

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Celebration Of Life For William “Bill” Reetz

Beloved father, grandfather and friend William (Bill) Reetz, 75, passed peacefully on July 23, 2019, at his cabin in Cedar Valley, Oakhurst, CA. Born on December 3, 1943 to Maurice and Margaret Reetz, Bill graduated from Fresno State and, in the foothills, was a member of the local Mason Lodge and Rotarian group. Bill proudly owned and operated the local ...

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Celebration of Life Today For Ruby Pomona And Gaylen Lee

NORTH FORK — A Celebration of Life for Ruby Pomona and her son Gaylen Lee will be held today — Monday, July 22 –beginning at 11 a.m. at the North Fork Recreation Center. The event is open to the public and all community members wishing to pay their respects are invited to attend. Pomona was an expert basket maker and ...

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Celebration Of Life For Roberta Lee Gonzalez

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend Roberta Lee Gonzalez passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 26, 2019. Born to Eugene and Winette Scott on October 10,1957, Roberta served Oakhurst and the surrounding communities for 30 years with her warm and friendly nature and her passion for developing relationships. She is survived by her children Melissa Gonzalez, Elizabeth Pond ...

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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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