Obituaries

Obituaries for Wednesday, July 9

FresnoJuly 8, 2014 

ACUNA PEREZ — Alfonso Acuna Perez, 51, of Kerman died June 26. He was a machine operator. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Church. Rosary: 6 p.m. Thursday at the church. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home in Fresno.

ALLEN — Rachel Carnell Allen, 81, of Fresno died Thursday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sterling & Smith Funeral Chapel. Celebration Of Life: 11:30 a.m. Friday at Westside Church Of God. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Inc.

APREGAN — Quin Clarissa Apregan, 90, of Fresno died Friday. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 2 p.m. Thursday at San Joaquin Country Club. Arrangements: Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

ARENIVAZ — Debra Ann Arenivaz, 56, of Tulare died June 16. She was a housekeeper. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Sterling & Smith Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Living Christ Church.

BLOSSOM — Martha Elizabeth Blossom, 72, of Fresno died June 30. She was a social worker. Services pending. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno.

COMSTOCK — Ruth LaMae Comstock, 89, of Reedley died Sunday. She was an accountant. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California in Fresno.

ENRIQUEZ LARA — Hermalinda "Linda" Enriquez Lara, 43, of Farmersville died June 30. She was a homemaker. Graveside: 10 a.m. Friday at Exeter Cemetery. Arrangements: Hadley-Marcom Funeral Chapel.

ESPINOZA ESPINOZA — Jovita Espinoza Espinoza, 73, of Reedley died Saturday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Espinoza residence in Reedley. Mass: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Of Padua of Reedley. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home in Fresno.

FIGUROA — Gloria Uribe Figuroa, 77, of Fresno died Sunday. She was a homemaker. Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Clovis Apostolic Church in Clovis. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors.

GONZALES — Jose Guadalupe Gonzales, 63, of Fresno died June 28. He was a dishwasher. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Friday at St. John's Cathedral.

HANKS — Bretney Dianne Hanks, 21, of Porterville died June 27. She was a student. Service: 11 a.m. Friday at Church of God. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory.

HAWKINS — Allen P. Hawkins, 93, of Madera died July 1. He was a retired lineman for PG&E Co.. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Remembrances: American Legion Post #11, 17408 Road 26, Madera, CA 93638 or St. Joachim Catholic Church Building Fund, 401 W. Fifth St., Madera, CA 93637. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

HENDERSON — Paul Lovell Henderson, 49, of Fresno died Thursday. He was president of Pro Travel Network. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Funeral Service Inc. Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Saturday at Witness of Jesus Christ Church.

HOLLY — Floyd Edward Holly, 89, of Reedley died Saturday. He was a union carpenter. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Friday at Cairns Funeral Home. Service: 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

LAIRD — Joan Joyce Laird, 88, of Fresno died Monday. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 11 a.m. Thursday at The Presbyterian Church of Fowler. Arrangements: Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

LAWSON — Harvey Tye Lawson, 91, of Fresno died June 30. He was a carpenter. No services will be held. Remembrance: Donor's favorite charity. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel.

MARTINEZ — Mary Esqueda Martinez, 91, of Sanger died Thursday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

MARTINEZ — Richard A. Martinez, 76, of Fresno died July 2. He was a landscaper. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yost & Webb Funeral Home Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at International Worship Center.

MARTINEZ — Hortencia Chavez Martinez, 70, of Fowler died July 2. She was a packer for Kingsburg Apples. No services will be held. Arrangements: Farewell Funeral Service-Fresno.

McGINNIS — Richard David McGinnis, 96, of Mendota died June 30. He was a Caltrans employee. Visitation: noon to 12:40 p.m. at Latter-day Saints Church in Atascadero. Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Graveside: 11 a.m. Friday at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Arrangements: Chapel of The Roses in Atascadero.

MURPHY — Ireneese Ednale Murphy, 77, of Fresno died July 2. She was a teacher for 45 years for Fresno Unified School District. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Jesse E. Cooley, Jr. Funeral Service Inc. Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Monday at Carter Memorial African Methodist Episcopal church.

NORMAN — Amos Samuel Norman, 96, of Fresno died Saturday. He was a residential builder. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Farewell Funeral Service. Graveside: 11 a.m. Friday at Belmont Memorial Park.

NUNEZ — Ofelia Nunez, 77, of Madera died July 1. She was a farm laborer. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. today at Smith Manor Grace Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. today at the chapel.

OLESKI — Irene Maryann Oleski, 99, of Fresno died July 2. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Farewell Funeral Service. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Remembrance: Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.

OLSON — Steven Ross Olson, 64, of Fresno died June 16. He was a major appliance salesman at Sears in Fresno. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Olson residence in Fresno. No services will be held. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home.

PENDERGRASS — Loren Lee Pendergrass, 96, of Fresno died Friday. He was a house painter. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Stephens & Bean Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Remembrance: Donor's favorite charity.

PIPER-HADLEY — Carolyn Jo Piper-Hadley, 79, of Tulare died Saturday. She was a bank officer. No services will be held. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Home.

RUBE — Irene Lydia Rube, 85, of Fresno died Thursday. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Stephens & Bean Chapel. Memorial: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Remembrances: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2101 N. Fruit Ave., Fresno, CA 93705 or Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.

SCHEIDT — Marvin David Scheidt, 78, of Fresno died Monday. He was a retired auto mechanic. Graveside: 10 a.m. Friday at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.

SISOUNTHONE — One Sisounthone, 89, of Fresno died Saturday. He was a captain for the Laos army for 5 years. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. today at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Traditional Buddhist Laotian Service: 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

SISTY — David S. Sisty, 45, of Fresno died June 23. He was a supervisor for Sunrise Systems, Sound and Communications Systems. Memorial: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Clovis Christian Church. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

SUAREZ — Rodolfo Suarez, 66, of Tulare died Friday. He was a farmworker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sterling & Smith Funeral Home. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rita Catholic Church, 954 S. O St. Graveside: 11 a.m. Monday at North Tulare Cemetery.

TASHJIAN — Goldie B. Tashjian, 91, of Madera died Friday. She was a retired buyer for The City of Paris in San Francisco. Services pending. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

THORNTON — Katheryne Louise Thornton, 83, of Fresno died Monday. She was a pastoral ministries associate. Memorial: 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Christian Fellowship. Arrangements: Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel.

TURNER — Robert Drew Turner, 53, of Exeter died July 2. He was a contractor. Services were held. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel.

VENTURI — Romolo William Venturi, 99, of Madera died Monday. He was a farmer. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Jay Chapel. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Remembrance: St. Joachim's Building Fund, 401 W. Fifth St., Madera, CA 93637.

WOOD — James Henry Wood, 77, of Fresno died Saturday. He was a baker. Memorial: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Clovis Senior Center. Remembrance: Animal Compassion Team No-kill Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, 2789 S. Orange Ave., Fresno, CA 93725. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

WOOTERS — Joan Wooters, 83, of Tulare died July 2. She was a teacher. No services will be held. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Home.

 

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