BALCH — Ruth Contreras Balch, 84, of Clovis died Jan. 14. She was a foreign language teacher for 40 years. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at Farewell Funeral Service. Service: 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at Calvary Chapel. Graveside: 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Redbank Cemetery.
BIRRENKOTT — Guy Lynn Birrenkott, 57, of Friant died Jan. 10. He was a billboard advertising contractor for 22 years. Memorial: 9 a.m. Jan. 23 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Arrangements: Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.
COLUCCI — Therese “Terry” M. Colucci, 60, of Fresno died Jan. 18. She was a retired teacher. Memorial: 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at The Well Community Church, Fig Garden Campus. Remembrance: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California, 351 W. Cromwell Ave., Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
DAVIS — Vanessa Alvarez Davis, 35, of Fresno died Jan. 18. She was a paralegal for a divorce center. Celebration of Life: 11 a.m. Jan. 26 at Mountain View Community Church. Remembrance: Mountain View Community Church, 3600 N. Fowler Ave., Clovis, CA 93611. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.
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KLINE — James Allen Kline, 55, of Fresno died Jan. 17. He was a boom pump operator. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.
LEON — Lorenzo Leon, 86, of Porterville died Jan. 19. He was a farm laborer. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at the funeral chapel. Mass: 9 a.m. Jan. 26 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
LOVELL — Lester Dean Lovell, 72, of Visalia died Jan. 16. He was a landscape gardener. Memorial: 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at New Life Assembly of God Church in Exeter. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel.
PALOMO — James Gregorio Palomo, 61, of Visalia died Jan. 20. He was a security guard. Memorial: 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.
PIELL — Ida Mae Piell, 85, of Porterville died Jan. 19. She was a secretary. No services will be held. Arrangements: Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd.
PRICKETT MARSHALL — Carol Anne Prickett Marshall, 65, of Sanger died Jan. 19. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at New Life Community Church in Clovis. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.
RADTKE — Robert William Radtke, 86, of Clovis died Jan. 15. He was a pastor. Memorial: 11 a.m. Jan. 23 at Bethany Church. Arrangements: Yost and Webb Funeral Home.
RODRIGUEZ — Heliodora Sandoval Rodriguez, 85, of Fresno died Jan. 21. She was a homemaker for 70 years. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home. Rosary: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the funeral home. Graveside: 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Remembrances: Optimal Hospice, 6780 N. West Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711 or Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001, www.alzfdn.org.
SHIELDS — Shirley Jean Shields, 91, of Visalia died Jan. 18. She was a medical records coder. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel.
STRAND — Rose E. Strand, 71, of Fresno died Dec. 13. She was a caregiver. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.
TANKHAI — Kham Tankhai, 100, of Fresno died Jan. 20. She was a homemaker for 80 years. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Laotian Catholic Service: 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the funeral home.
THOMAS — Russell Thomas, 96, of Fresno died Jan. 17. He was a refrigeration repairman. Graveside: 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at Clovis Cemetery. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.
TIETZ — Bertha “Bea” Tietz, 93, of Fresno died Jan. 14. She was a homemaker and retired beautician. Service: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory. Remembrance: Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037.
VAN METER — Gary Lane Van Meter, 59, of Fresno died Dec. 11. He was a property manager. Services were held. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.
VELA RODRIGUEZ — Maria Luisa Vela Rodriguez, 97, of Fresno died Jan. 17. She was a child care provider. Private service. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.
WHITE — Guadalupe Alica White, 76, of Porterville died Jan. 20. She was an electronics technician. No services will be held. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory.