CHAMPION — Willie Champion III, 48, of Visalia died June 30. He was a warehouse deliveryman. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. July 7 at Myers Chapel in Porterville. Service: 1 p.m. July 8 at the chapel.
CODAY — Irene Elizabeth Coday, 96, of Visalia died July 2. She was a bookkeeper. Graveside: 10 a.m. July 8 at Exeter District Cemetery. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel.
DICOCHEA — Arthur Sesma Dicochea, 84, of Fresno died June 22. He was an equipment operator. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. July 8 at Reade and Sons Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. July 8 at the chapel.
ESPINO — Betty Ann Espino, 87, of Selma died July 2. She was a farmer. Visitation: 5 to 6 p.m. July 7 at Farewell-Page Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. July 7 at the chapel. Mass: 9 a.m. July 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Remembrance: Selma Cancer Support, 2128 North St., Selma, CA 93662.
FORISTIERE — Charlotte Ann Foristiere, 93, of Fresno died June 30. She was an office manager. Private service. Remembrance: Clovis Community Medical Center, 126 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93701. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.
GIEHLER — William Virgil Giehler, 89, of Fresno died July 2. He was a cotton merchant. Private service. Remembrances: Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave. Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711 or City of Hope, 1500 E. Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010. Arrangements: Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel.
GRIFFITH — Patsy Ann Griffith, 75, of Tulare died June 29. She was a facilities maintenance worker for E.M. Tharp for 20 years. No services will be held. Arrangements: Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service.
HALFORD — Rashad Dwayne Halford Jr., infant, of Fresno died June 22. He was the son of Keyona Chadman and Rashad Halford Sr. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. July 7 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. July 8 at Cornerstone Church.
HITCH — Dorothy Marie Hitch, 82, of Selma died July 3. She was an administrative assistant for Cathedral of Light. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. July 6 at Farewell-Page Funeral Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. July 7 at the chapel.
JIMENEZ — Vera P. Jimenez, 78, of Madera died June 14. She was a medical assistant. Memorial: noon July 8 at Veterans Memorial Hall, 2026 N. Granada Drive. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.
KOGA — Ben Tsutomu Koga, 95, of Fowler died June 30. He was an owner-operator of Ben’s Cafe in Parlier for more than 40 years. Graveside: 9 a.m. July 8 at Reedley Cemetery District. Memorial: 11 a.m. July 10 at Buddhist Church of Parlier. Arrangements: Wallin’s Parlier Funeral Home.
LOWE — John Chong Lowe, 95, of Los Banos died July 1. He was a butcher. Service: 11 a.m. July 11 at Stephens and Bean Chapel.
MCVAY — David L. McVay, 71, of Fresno died July 3. He was a locksmith. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. July 8 at Truth Tabernacle Church. Service: 11 a.m. July 8 at the church. Arrangements: Serenity Funeral Services.
MENDOZA — Nick Padilla Mendoza, 72, of Madera died June 29. He was a farm laborer. Visitation: 8 to 10 a.m. July 7 at Jay Chapel. Rosary: 10 a.m. July 7 at the chapel. Mass: 11 a.m. July 7 at St. Joachim Catholic Church.
NICHOLAS — Lyman Francis Nicholas, 75, of Madera died June 22. He was an almond farmer for 40 years. Memorial: 10 a.m. July 8 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella. Arrangements: Smith Manor Grace Chapel.
OSBORNE — Myrtle L. Osborne, 97, of Clovis died July 1. She was a mail sorter for the U.S. Postal Service. Graveside: noon July 6 at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Remembrances: American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., No. 202, Fresno, CA 93706 or Multiple Sclerosis Society, 770 E. Shaw Ave, Suite 217, Fresno, CA 93710. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.
PERRY — Marilyn Ann Perry, 78, of Fresno died July 3. She was a retired clerk for Knudsen Dairy Inc. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. July 11 at Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home. Graveside: 10:30 a.m. July 11 at Mountain View Cemetery. Remembrances: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation; www.msfocus.org, 7472 N. Fresno St., Suite 210, Fresno, CA 93720; Central California SPCA, www.ccspca.com, 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706; Valley Animal Center, www.valleyanimal.org, 3934 N. Hayston Ave., Fresno, CA 93726.
RICKS — Margaret Sue Ricks, 77, of Fresno died July 3. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. July 8 at Stephens & Bean Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. July 9 at the chapel. Remembrance: Calvary Worship Center, 4581 E. Dakota Ave., Fresno, CA 93726.
RODRIGUEZ — Robin R. Rodriguez, 60, of Fresno died June 29. She was a homemaker for 25 years. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. July 7 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Rosary: 6 p.m. July 7 at the funeral home. Service: 10 a.m. July 8 at the funeral home.
SIEBERT — Rosella Alvira Siebert, 98, of Fresno died June 28. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. July 7 at Lisle Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. July 8 at the funeral home.
TAYLOR — L. Irmadeen Taylor, 85, of Fresno died July 2. She was an elementary school teacher. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. July 10 at Farewell Funeral Service. Graveside: 10 a.m. July 11 at Belmont Memorial Park.
VALDEZ — Alberto Valdez, 53, of Porterville died June 27. He was a laborer. Visitation: 1 to 8 p.m. July 7 at Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. July 7 at the chapel. Mass: 9 a.m. July 8 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church.
WOODS — Ruby Woods, 86, of Sanger died June 28. She was a homemaker. Service: 11 a.m. July 9 at Boice Funeral Home. Remembrance: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 300 71st St., Suite 550, Miami Beach, FL 33141.