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Susan Ann Youngquist

Susan Ann Youngquist was born on Aug. 27, 1952, in Santa Monica, Calif., and passed away on Oct. 11, 2018, at the age of 66. Susan grew up in Southern California and moved to the Oakhurst/Bass Lake area in 1976. She was an Instructional Aide for the Bass Lake Joint Union School District for over 30 years. She graduated from ...

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Daniel R. Francoeur

Daniel R. Francoeur passed away Sept. 26, 2018, in Ahwahnee, Calif. He was born Dec. 18, 1944, in Camrose, Alberta, Canada, to Louis and Edna Francoeur, and was the second of eight children. Dan was a wonderful husband and family man. He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of nearly 55 years; two sons, Dean (Sharon) and Chris (Jodie) of ...

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Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas

Jonah Seth Mackenzie Thomas, 22, of Mariposa passed away on Sept. 28, 2018. Jonah was born and raised in Turlock. He was a hardworking devoted family man, known for his big heart and a personality that would brighten any room. Jonah is survived by his fiancé Ailene Nicole Hogan of Mariposa, their two daughters, Aaliyah and Jaycee and baby number ...

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Maxine Louise Brogdon

Maxine Louise Brogdon – March 19, 1929 – October 3, 2018 Maxine Louise Brogdon, nee Kindall, was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 19, 1929 to parents John Thomas Kindall and Lucile May Kindall. She was the second child, born one year and one day after her brother Harold. She passed away peacefully at the home of her son and ...

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Alan Edward Zendner

In honor of an amazing husband, father, and grandfather: It’s remarkable how the world around you can change in an instant. We go on with our daily lives and with a phone call – a breath – your world is turned upside down. Alan left us suddenly, but painlessly the morning of June 20. Alan was loved unconditionally by those ...

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John Douglas Owen

John Douglas Owen passed peacefully to the other side on July 8, 2018, at the home of his daughter Jo. Doug was born on Nov. 9, 1931, in Los Angeles to Erle and Florence Owen. He grew up in Los Angeles and joined the Navy in 1951 to serve his country in the Korean War. He met his beloved wife ...

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Local Legend Moves On – Benjamin “Buddy” Muller

The Sierra community celebrates the life of a true mountain man – Benjamin “Buddy” Muller – 1935 to 2018. This pioneering story begins on a wooded creek in Coarsegold, Calif., where Buddy and his three brothers grew up living above the Golden Nugget Bar that their parents owned. Childhood was full of fishing, hunting, and all the rugged adventures expected ...

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Lucille Kaye Burton

Lucille Kaye Burton passed away in the early morning hours of August 2, 2018. She was the office manager for the Sierra Senior Center in Oakhurst, Calif., for 28 years, bringing joy and helping the elderly. Lucille was a wonderful person every day of her life. She always had a thing for gardening and she could take a pile of ...

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Haroleen Sue Bethel-Bowlan

Cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, Haroleen Sue Bethel-Bowlan passed away on July 24, 2018 in Oakhurst California. Haroleen was born on January 10, 1949, the eldest child of Velma Chepo and Harold Bethel. She grew up in North Fork with siblings Sandra, Robert, and Brenda. Haroleen met Frank Smith at Sierra High School and together they had three children, Michelle, ...

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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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