Death Notices

Obituaries for Wednesday, Feb. 24

ARMENDARIZ — Jose Jessie Armendariz, 65, of Madera died Feb. 1. He was a truck driver. Memorial: 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at New Harvest Church. Arrangements: Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

CEBALLOS — Miguel Ceballos, 65, of Porterville died Feb. 19. He was an agricultural laborer. Rosary: 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at Myers Chapel. Mass: 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Anne’s Church.

CHAVEZ — Maria “Cordy” Cordelia Chavez, 86, of Fresno died Feb. 17. She was a restaurant manager for Kasper’s Hot Dogs. Memorial: 3 p.m. March 26 at The Falls Event Center. Arrangements: Serenity Funeral Services.

CHUNG — Alvin Woon On Chung, 88, of Las Vegas, formerly of Fresno, died Feb. 8. He was a certified registered nurse anesthetist. No services will be held. Remembrance: Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation, 4141 Swenson St., Las Vegas, NV 89119.

CORONADO — Nellie H. Coronado, 78, of Sanger died Feb. 12. She was a teacher’s aide. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 12050 E. North Ave. Rosary: 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at the church. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors Inc.

CUEVAS — Jose Luis Cuevas, 61, of Madera died Feb. 19. He was a roofer. Visitation: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Jay Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at the church.

DAVIS — Joanna Davis, 71, of Springville died Feb. 22. She was a certified nursing assistant. No services will be held. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory in Porterville.

DOWELL — Robert Henry Dowell, 78, of Visalia died Feb. 22. He was a field engineer. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

ESPARZA — Lucy Esparza, 59, of Sanger died Feb. 18. She was a caregiver. Visitation: 1:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at The Worship Center. Service: 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at the church. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

FRIAL — Rogelio C. Frial, 71, of Orosi died Feb. 16. He was a production worker. Visitation: Noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at Sterling & Smith Funeral Home in Dinuba. Rosary: 3 p.m. Feb. 26 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Feb. 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cutler.

GARCIA — Edith Garcia, 89, of Fresno died Feb. 19. She was a homemaker. Visitation: Noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 28 at Lisle Funeral Home. Rosary and Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

GHIMENTI — Don Leroy Ghimenti, 70, of Fresno died Feb. 21. He was the retired owner of A & D Auto Parts. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the funeral home. Mass: 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church.

GRAF — Raymond E. Graf, 66, of Clovis died Feb. 21. He was a bartender. No services will be held. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations in Fresno.

HEDRICK — Margaret Hedrick, 74, of Porterville died Feb. 24. She was a citrus grader. Graveside: 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at Lindsay Cemetery. Arrangements: Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd.

HIGHTOWER — James Reid Hightower, 88, of Fresno died Feb. 20. He was an engineer. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 3 at Sanger Eagles Hall. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.

HODGE — Gilman Hill Hodge, 74, of Clovis died Feb. 18. He was a retired bricklayer for Masonry by Hodge. Graveside: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at Wagner Cemetery in Friant. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

HORN — Eulah S. Horn, 80, of Fresno died Feb. 22. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at New Hope Community Church. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.

HUFFMAN — Frances Marian Huffman, 95, of Clovis died Feb. 22. She was a citrus farmer. Services pending. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

INN — Haruo Harry Inn, 91, of Reedley died Feb. 19. He was a packing house fieldman. Memorial: 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Reedley Buddhist Church. Arrangements: Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel.

KARAGOSIAN — Irene B. Karagosian, 87, of Fresno died Feb. 21. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Northwest Church. Arrangements: Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

KING — Elaine Ellen King, 69, of Fresno died Dec. 28. She was a homemaker for 51 years. Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Feb. 28 at La Kebrada Restaurant in Clovis. Remembrance: Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home.

LANAS — Thomas Louis Lanas, 67, of Fresno died Feb. 5. He was a salesman. Visitation: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Apostolic Revival Center. Service: 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the church. Graveside: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

LANG — Jessie Elizabeth Lang, 93, of Santa Maria, formerly of Fresno, died Feb. 21. She was a medical technologist. No services will be held.

LOPES — Edward Thomas Lopes, 90, of Fresno died Feb. 15. He was a merchandise buyer at Coffee’s for 50 years. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at the funeral home. Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at The Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. Remembrance: Nazareth House, 2121 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93703.

LUPIAN — Ruby Lupian, 91, of Orosi died Feb. 17. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel. Rosary: 6 p.m. Feb. 25 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. Feb. 26 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church.

MARTINEZ — Catalina Martinez, 78, of Chowchilla died Feb. 21. She was a housekeeper. Visitation: 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Jay Chapel. Rosary: 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the funeral home. Mass: 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at St. Joachim Catholic Church. Remembrance: St. Joachim Catholic Church, 401 W. Fifth St., Madera, CA 93637.

MATHIS — Ryan Blake Mathis, 40, of Porterville died Feb. 21. No services will be held. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory.

MEIMARIAN — Sonia Meimarian, 83, of Fresno died Feb. 23. She was a retired clerk for the Internal Revenue Service. Visitation: Noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26 at Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at United Armenian Evangelical Church. Remembrance: United Armenian Evangelical Church, 3706 E. Butler Ave., Fresno, CA 93702.

NAKAMURA — Irene Miyeko Nakamura, 90, of Fresno died Feb. 23. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 3 p.m. Feb. 27 at Lisle Funeral Home.

NAVARRETTE — Moises “Blue” Navarrette, 71, of Fresno died Feb. 17. He was a machine operator. Visitation: Noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Fresno Funeral Chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. Feb. 25 at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church. Arrangements: Nova Cremation Service.

NOWELL — Michelle Rosemary Nowell, 67, of Fresno died Jan. 29. She was a homemaker. Graveside: 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Belmont Memorial Park. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel.

RODRIGUEZ — Jose Arellano Rodriguez, 71, of Avenal died Feb. 17. He was a farm laborer. Rosary: 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Mass: 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the church. Visitation: 6 p.m. Feb. 25 to 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at Bynum’s Pleasant Valley Mortuary.

RUIZ — Oscar Flores Ruiz, 89, of Visalia died Feb. 21. He was self-employed. Private service. Arrangements: Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel.

SIERRA — Michael Stephen Sierra, 62, of Strathmore died Feb. 4. He was a tattoo artist. Memorial: 2 p.m. Feb. 27 at residence: 281 Page St. in Porterville. Arrangements: Whitehurst-Peters-Loyd in Porterville.

THOMPSON — Norma Thompson, 65, of Fresno died Jan. 27. She was an analyst. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Yost and Webb Funeral Home.

VLOT — Dirk Jan Vlot, 82, of Chowchilla died Feb. 17. He was a dairyman. Service: 10 a.m. Feb. 26 at Cornerstone Community Church. Remembrances: Merced Rescue Mission, 1921 Canal St., Merced, CA 95340 or Cornerstone Community Church Youth Ministry, 208 Fig Tree Road, Chowchilla, CA 93610. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

WINTERS — Wilma Jean Winters, 93, of Kingsburg died Feb. 22. She was a food processor for Del Monte. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

WOODCOCK — Ottilie Woodcock, 93, of Dinuba died Feb. 19. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Rosary: 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Mass: 9:30 a.m. Feb. 29 at the church. Arrangements: Dopkins Funeral Chapel.

WOOTEN — Christine Wooten, 98, of Fresno died Feb. 16. She was a registered nurse. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Sterling and Smith Funeral Chapel. Graveside: 1 p.m. Feb. 25 at Mountain View Cemetery.

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