Death Notices

Obituaries for Friday, April 17

ANDERSEN — Ernest Keith Andersen, 59, of Porterville died April 14. He was a painter. No services will be held. Arrangements: Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Funeral Service.

ARNOLD — Frances Patricia Arnold, 68, of Madera died April 14. She was a medical office manager. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. April 19 at Jay Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. April 20 at the chapel.

BENNETT — Gail Maxine Bennett, 94, of Fresno died April 14. She was a retired accountant for Berven Carpet for 10 years. Private service. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.

DeBUSK — Wesley M. DeBusk, 29, of Palo Alto, formerly of Fresno, died April 12. He was an aerospace engineer. Memorial: 11 a.m. April 18 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.

ERWIN — Lois Irene Erwin, 94, of Visalia died April 11. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon April 20 at Myers Chapel in Porterville. Graveside: 1 p.m. April 20 at Vandalia Cemetery in Porterville.

ESPERSEN — Elisabeth C. Espersen, 96, of Auberry died April 11. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. April 19 at Boice Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. April 20 at Auberry First Baptist Church. Remembrance: Hinds Hospice Home, 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 94711.

GARCIA — Sisto Garcia Jr., 72, of Fresno died April 14. He was a retired fire fighter. Memorial: 3:30 p.m. April 17 at Dianna’s Studio of Dance. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

GARNER — Robert Paul Garner, 93, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, formerly of Visalia, died Jan. 6. He was a pipefitter. Graveside: 1 p.m. April 21 at Visalia District Cemetery. Arrangements: Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

GOFF — Michelle Lynn Goff, 49, of Clovis died March 31. She was a waitress. Memorial: 1:30 p.m. April 19 at Spiritual Life Center. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.

IBRAHIM — Mark Ahmad Ibrahim, 48, of Madera died April 14. He was a farmer. Memorial: 11 a.m. April 18 at Jay Chapel.

LABANDEIRA — Margaret Gloria Labandeira, 82, of Riverdale died April 6. She was a medical assistant. Visitation: 3 to 7 p.m. April 19 at Wallin’s Riverdale Funeral Home. Rosary: 5 p.m. April 19 at the funeral home. Mass: 10 a.m. April 20 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Remembrance: American Heart Association, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074-2030.

MARTINEZ — Gary Aranda Martinez, 49, of Fresno died April 14. He was a mail clerk for the Internal Revenue Service. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at Farewell Funeral Service. Memorial: 5 p.m. April 18 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sierra Ward, 3375 W. Sierra Ave.

MORITA — Elsie Morita, 98, of Reedley died April 13. She was a homemaker. Service: 11 a.m. April 25 at Reedley Buddhist Church. Arrangements: Dopkins Funeral Chapel.

OWENS — Tanya Lynn Owens, 44, of Porterville died April 15. She was a homemaker. No services will be held. Arrangements: Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd Funeral Service.

RACUYA — Juanita Riguera Racuya, 89, of Porterville died April 10. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. April 19 at Myers Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. April 19 at the chapel. Mass: 9 a.m. April 20 at St. Anne’s Church.

RODRIGUEZ — Rose M. Rodriguez, 83, of Fresno died April 14. She was a clerical worker for five years. Rosary: 8:30 a.m. April 17 at St. John’s Cathedral. Mass: 9 a.m. April 17 at the church. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light.

SMITH — Betty Jo Smith, 83, of Clovis died April 14. She was a file clerk for the IRS. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. April 20 at Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home in Fresno. Graveside: 11 a.m. April 21 at Fresno Memorial Gardens.

TOVAR MEDINA — Gerardo Tovar Medina, 43, of Tulare died April 12. He was a detail worker. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. April 21 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Home. No services will be held.

WEST — John Douglas West, 79, of Madera died April 14. He was a farmer. Memorial: 11 a.m. April 25 at Westside Christian Fellowship. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

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