Death Notices

Obituaries for Tuesday, Jan. 5

ALVAREZ — Valerie Ann Alvarez, 60, of Fresno died Dec. 20. She was an environmental investigator for the state of California. Mass: 1 p.m. Jan. 11 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Remembrances: Cat House on the Kings, 7120 S. Kings River Road, Parlier, CA 93648; Valley Animal Shelter, 3934 N. Hayston Ave., Fresno, CA 93726; American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93704, donate.cancer.org. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

BROWN — Peter James Brown Jr., 70, of Fresno died Dec. 26. He was a teacher. Visitation: 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Wake: 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at the chapel. Service: 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Fresno Temple Church of God in Christ.

CASSITY — Patricia Ann Cassity, 79, of Story, Ark., formerly of Fresno, died Dec. 27. She was a data entry clerk. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Graveside: 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Clovis Cemetery.

DAVIS — Roy Lee Davis Jr., 84, of Visalia died Dec. 27. He was a rancher. Services were held. Arrangements: Miller Memorial Chapel.

FENGTHONG — Chansy Fengthong, 93, of Fresno died Jan. 1. He was an auto mechanic for 10 years. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 5 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Traditional Christian Laotian Service: 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at the funeral home.

GONZALES — Juana Gonzales, 96, of Clovis died Jan. 2. She was an industrial laundry worker for 50 years. Rosary: 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Boice Funeral Home. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

HERNANDEZ — Armando Zamarripa Hernandez, 69, of Fresno died Dec. 20. He was a retired fruit inspector for the USDA. Mass: 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at St. Anthony of Padua, Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. Remembrances: American Red Cross, 1300 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711 or S.P.C.A, 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706, ccspca.com. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

KEMBLE — William Murray Kemble, 90, of Corcoran died Jan. 1. He was the owner and operator of Kemble Hydro Tech. Visitation: 3 to 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at Bledsoe Family People’s Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Mass: 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at the church.

KHACHIGIAN — Melvin Krikoris Khachigian, 82, of Bakersfield, formerly of Fresno, died Dec. 29. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 7 at Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel. Memorial: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7 at First Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield. Graveside: Noon Jan. 8 at Visalia Public Cemetery. Memorial: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at First Presbyterian Church of Visalia. Arrangements: Greenlawn Funeral Home in Bakersfield.

MARTINEZ — Abel T. Martinez, 90, of Parlier died Dec. 30. He was a farm manager. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at Wallin’s Parlier Funeral Home. Rosary: 6 p.m. Jan. 7 at the funeral home. Mass: Noon Jan. 8 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

MEDRANO — Matiana V. Medrano, 85, of Sanger died Dec. 31. She was a laborer. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 6 at Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Jan. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 828 O St.

MENDOZA — Salvador Mendoza Sr., 76, of Madera died Jan. 1. He was a retired farm laborer. Visitation: 2 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Jay Chapel and 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Rosary: 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the church. Mass: 1 p.m. Jan. 6 at the church.

PAULSEN — Robert Lamont Paulsen, 93, of Kingsburg died Jan. 2. He was a farmer. Graveside: 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Kingsburg Cemetery. Arrangements: Creighton Memorial Chapel.

PRATHINTHONG — Yong Prathinthong, 84, of Fresno died Jan. 1. He was a soldier for the Laos government for 20 years. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Traditional Laotian Buddhist Service: 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the funeral home.

SEMPLE — Dean Bruce Semple, 82, of Springville died Jan. 4. He was a music professor. Service: 1 p.m. Jan. 8 at First United Methodist Church in Porterville. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville.

SHIRIN — Mildred B. Shirin, 85, of Fresno died Jan. 1. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at Yost & Webb Funeral Home. Home Service: 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the funeral home. Service: 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church. Remembrances: Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 2226 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93721; Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School, 108 N. Villa Ave., Clovis, CA 93612; Syrian Armenian Relief Fund, P.O. Box 1948, Glendale, CA 91209.

SMITH — Ryan Thomas Smith, 29, of Fresno died Dec. 23. He was a mapping supervisor for PG&E. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Service: 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at South Valley Community Church.

SOLENO — Lupe Soleno, 91, of Orosi died Jan. 2. She was a homemaker. Rosary: 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Mass: 10 a.m. Jan. 8 at the church. Arrangements: Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

SORENSEN — Dennis Henry Sorensen, 74, of Fresno died Dec. 31. He was a ceramic tile contractor. Graveside: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Washington Colony Cemetery District in Easton. Memorial: 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Christ Lutheran Church in Reedley. Arrangements: Wallin’s Fowler Funeral Home.

TOELLEN — Leota Ernestine Toellen, 83, of Terra Bella died Jan. 1. She was a nurse practitioner. Memorial: 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at Myers Chapel in Porterville.

TRUJILLO-DE LEON — Gustavo “Juan” Trujillo-De Leon, 60, of Fresno died Dec. 31. He was a barber. Visitation: 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at Serenity Funeral Chapel. Rosary and Mass: 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

VALERIANO — Lourdes Anama Valeriano, 93, of Fresno died Jan. 1. She was a school principal. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Jan. 7 at the funeral home. Mass: 11 a.m. Jan. 8 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

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