Obituaries for Thursday, July 17

The Fresno BeeJuly 16, 2014 

ANDERSON — Merilyn Elaine Anderson, 95, of Perris, formerly of Fresno, died Sunday. She was a cook. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. today at Stephens & Bean Chapel in Fresno. Graveside: 11 a.m. Friday at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Remembrance: American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711.

ATENCIO GARCIA — Sandra Jean Atencio Garcia, 69, of Pinedale died Tuesday. She was a homemaker for 10 years. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home in Fresno. Private service.

BRADBERRY — Lawrence Gene Bradberry, 76, of Oakhurst died July 6. He was an X-ray film salesman for 30 years. Memorial: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bradberry residence. Arrangements: Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory in Fresno.

ELSE — Vernevia Ruth Else, 86, of Fresno died Friday. She was an instructional media clerk for Fresno Unified School District. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. today at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service Inc. Chapel. Service: 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

ESPARZA — Virginia Marie Esparza, 62, of Fresno died Sunday. She was a data processor for Sante Health Services. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Lisle Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church.

FURLOW — Birdie Mae Furlow, 79, of Fresno died July 7. She was a secretary. Visitation: 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at Westside Church of God. Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors.

HOLMON — DeRoyce Holmon, 66, of Corcoran died Monday. He was a computer program analyst for 25 years. Private service. Arrangements: Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service Inc. in Fresno.

HURD — John "JW" Hurd, 60, of Exeter died July 5. He was a retired U.S. Navy aircraft mechanic. Memorial: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hadley-Marcom Funeral Chapel in Visalia.

LOPEZ — Veronica Lopez, 32, of Fresno died July 9. She was a homemaker for 14 years. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mass: 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Cathedral.

PACINI — Deni John Pacini, 81, of Kerman died Friday. He was a farmer. Rosary and Mass: 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Remembrances: Karen E. Kister Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1232, Fresno, CA 93715 or donor's favorite charity. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel.

SULLIVAN — Cecil H. Sullivan, 90, of Porterville died Saturday. He was a milkman. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers Funeral Service & Crematory Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Cross Church.

TAYLOR — Vance Taylor, 84, of Coarsegold died July 9. He was a radiator repair business owner. Memorial: 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Creek Club House. Remembrance: Sierra High Booster Club, 33326 Lodge Road, Tollhouse, CA 93667. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno.

VILLALOBOS — Rebecca Villalobos, 45, of Pinedale died July 4. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 2 p.m. Friday at Reade and Sons Funeral Home in Fresno.

YBARRA — Elaine Ybarra, 87, of Madera died Saturday. She was a salesperson for 16 years. Graveside: 9:30 a.m. Friday at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Arrangements: Smith Manor Grace Chapel.

ZAHLIS — John William Zahlis, 77, of Sanger died Tuesday. He was a salesman. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno.

ZARATE — Juan Zarate, 63, of Clovis died Sunday. He was a handyman of 43 years. Visitation: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at Clovis Funeral Chapel. Service: 1 p.m. Friday at the chapel.

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