Death Notices

Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 14

AVILA — Richard A. Avila, 74, of Fresno died Oct. 9. He was a truck driver. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Helen’s Catholic Church.

CHRISTENSEN — Mark E. Christensen, 70, of Lemoore died Oct. 10. He was a baker for the Department of Corrections. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Arrangements: Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.

COUSINS — Earl Jesse Cousins, 91, of Fresno died Oct. 11. He was a grocery store manager. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Stephens & Bean Chapel. Graveside: 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Clovis District Cemetery. Remembrance: Shriners Hospital for Children-Northern California, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.

CRAIGHEAD — Mary Ann Craighead, 73, of Avenal died Sept. 8. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at Avenal First Baptist Church. Remembrance: Tehran Shrine Temple Children’s Hospital, 2525 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. Arrangements: Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.

DiLECCE — Mario Samuel DiLecce, 82, of Pleasanton, formerly of Fresno, died Oct. 8. He worked in sales and marketing in the food industry. Memorial Mass: 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Alameda. Arrangements: Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton.

EAKIN — Evelyn J. Eakin, 84, of Bakersfield, formerly of Stratford, died Oct. 10. She was a desk technician for PacBell. Graveside: 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Lemoore Cemetery. Arrangements: Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.

ESCALANTE — Johnny Pinedo Escalante, 67, of Fresno died Oct. 7. He was a Hilton Hotel chef. Memorial: 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Clovis Pentecostal Church of God. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.

ESTES — Glenda Goolie Estes, 52, of Tulare died Oct. 11. She was a care provider. No services will be held. Arrangements: Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel.

FERNANDEZ — Feliciano Daniel Fernandez, 87, of Fresno died Oct. 7. He was a chef for 25 years. Visitation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Rosary: 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at the funeral home. Mass: 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at St. John’s Cathedral.

GARCIA ARELLANO — Jose Guadalupe Garcia Arellano, 56, of Madera died Oct. 7. He was a cowboy. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at residence: 208 N. Lake St. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the residence. Graveside: 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

GREEN — Marilyn Jean Green, 86, of Dinuba died Oct. 8. She was a teacher. Service: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel.

HARPER — Martha Ellen Harper, 71, of Raymond died Oct. 8. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at Serenity Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at Mountain View Cemetery.

JOHNSON — Norma Jean Johnson, 81, of Reedley died Oct. 12. She was a homemaker. Service: 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at Reedley Cemetery Pavilion. Memorial: 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church. Arrangements: Cairns Funeral Home.

KIEHLMEIER — Cynthia Sue Kiehlmeier, 67, of Fresno died Oct. 8. She was a lighting consultant. Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. Oct. 17 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home.

KLIPPENSTEIN — Peter Klippenstein, 94, of Reedley died Sept. 7. He was a box maker for 28 years. Memorial: 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at Reedley Mennonite Brethren Church. Arrangements: Cairns Funeral Home.

LEE — Mary Ruth Lee, 74, of Clovis died Oct. 10. She was a hospital medical records supervisor. Graveside: 10 a.m. Oct. 19 at Belmont Memorial Park. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel.

LIZAOLA — Dora B. Lizaola, 71, of Reedley died Oct. 11. She was a homemaker. Rosary: 6 p.m. Oct. 15 at St. Isadore Catholic Church of Orange Cove. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 16 at the church. Arrangements: Cairns Funeral Home.

NERI — Adolph Rudy Neri, 70, of Fresno died Oct. 10. He was a construction worker. Private service. Arrangements: Edward A Cooper Cremation Society.

NEWMAN — Eugene John Newman Jr., 70, of Madera died Oct. 10. He was a disability analyst for the state of California. Rosary: 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at Jay Chapel. Service: 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Remembrances: Holy Family Table, 301 N. I St., Madera, CA 93637; St. Joachim School Scholarship Fund, 301 N. I St., Madera, CA 93637; donor’s favorite charity.

RODRIGUEZ — Mario Daniel Rodriguez, 13, of Fresno died Oct. 8. He was a student and the son of Mario Rodriguez. Mass: 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at St. Anthony Claret Catholic Church. Arrangements: Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel.

SANIKIAN — Garabed Sanikian, 83, of Fresno died Oct. 9. He was a retired machinist. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Yost & Webb Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Oct. 17 at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church. Remembrance: Armenian Relief Society-Sophia Chapter, P.O. Box 327, Fresno, CA 93708. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home.

SHELTON — Fred Ames Shelton, 80, of Visalia died Oct. 10. He was a certified public accountant. Celebration of Life: 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at residence: 1804 E. Tulare Ave. Arrangements: Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

THOENNES — Omar John Thoennes, 84, of Fresno died Oct. 12. He was a retired metal polisher and owner of O & J Metal Polishing. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home. Graveside: 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Remembrances: Valley Animal Center, 3934 N. Hayston Ave., Fresno, CA 93726; valleyanimal.org or Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G St., Fresno, CA 93706; fresnorm.org.

VELASQUEZ — Robert Carlos Velasquez, 23, of Visalia died Oct. 10. He was a waiter. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the funeral chapel.

WHEATLY-PATTERSON — Josephine Wheatly-Patterson, 81, of Fresno died Oct. 5. She was a postal service worker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at Bethesda Apostolic Church.

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