Death Notices

Obituaries for Sunday, March 13

ANDREWS — Dillard Ray Andrews, 71, of Fresno died Feb. 14. He was a retired butcher. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 20 at Clovis Veterans Memorial District. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

BREWER — Kennard Brewer, 63, of Fresno died March 6. He was a bus driver for the City of Fresno. Visitation: 2 to 8 p.m. March 15 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. March 16 at the chapel.

BROOKS — Aaron J. Brooks, 32, of Fresno died March 4. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 at Lisle Funeral Home. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 16 at Mountain View Cemetery.

BRYANT — Elizabeth June Bryant, 78, of Fresno died March 7. She was a homemaker. Services to be held at a later date. Remembrance: St. Agnes Hospice, 6729 N. Willow Ave., Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93710. Arrangements: Farewell Funeral Service.

BUCHTA — Kenneth Michael Buchta Sr., 66, of Madera died March 9. He was a cattleman. Private service. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

CARTER — DaRhonda Ann Carter, 59, of Fresno died March 7. She was a certified nurse’s assistant. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. March 17 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. March 18 at Saints Community Church of God in Christ.

COYNE — Joan LaRue Coyne, 91, of Fresno died March 3. She was a homemaker. Private service. Remembrances: St. Agnes Hospice, 6729 N. Willow Ave., Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93710 or Elder Paws Senior Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 5243, Fresno, CA 93755. Arrangements: Farewell Funeral Service.

ESCOBEDO — Robert Francisco Escobedo, 62, of Clovis died March 7. He was a janitor for the Internal Revenue Service for five years. Rosary: 10 a.m. March 18 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.

GARZA — Darren Garza, 41, of Fresno died March 4. He was a correctional officer. Service: 11 a.m. March 14 at Christian Temple. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

GERRINGER — Elizabeth Gerringer, 95, of Fresno died March 10. She was a homemaker. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 17 at Belmont Memorial Park. Remembrances: Donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Chapel.

GOLDEN — Stephanie Diane Golden, 61, of Fresno died March 5. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 26 at Stephens & Bean Chapel. Remembrance: Central California SPCA Animal Shelter, 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706.

GONZALES SINGH — Maria Adrienne Gonzales Singh, 61, of Fresno died Feb. 26. She was a former funeral home administrator. Graveside: 10 a.m. March 14 at Belmont Memorial Park.

GORE — Harold Eugene Gore, 89, of Fresno died March 7. He was a postal window clerk. Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. March 14 at Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. March 14 at the funeral home.

GRAYSON — Mary Lee Grayson, 74, of Fresno died March 7. She was a yard supervisor for Fresno Unified schools. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. March 17 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 10 a.m. March 18 at the chapel.

HALL — Elvin E. Hall, 69, of Fresno died March 4. He was an appraiser. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. March 16 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. March 17 at Family Community Church.

HELBERT — Ronald Guy Helbert, 89, of Fresno died March 10. He was a mason. Private service. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home.

HILDRETH — Frances Louise Hildreth, 77, of Reedley died March 8. She was a waitress. Service: 2 p.m. March 18 at Reedley Cemetery Pavilion. Arrangements: Cairns Funeral Home.

KAIA — Richard James Kaia, 58, of Fresno died March 10. He was a campus assistant for Fresno Unified School District for 25 years. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. March 15 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. March 16 at the funeral home.

KAUR — Gurmeet Kaur, 68, of Sanger died March 9. She was a homemaker. Service: 11 a.m. March 15 at Shant Bhavan Funeral Home in Fowler.

LEWIS — Patricia D. Lewis, 87, of Fresno died March 10. She was a retired principal records clerk with the Fresno Unified School District. No services will be held. Arrangements: Chapel of the Light Funeral Home.

LIZARRAGA — Jovita Lizarraga, 94, of Fresno died March 9. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. March 20 at Farewell Funeral Service. Rosary: 6 p.m. March 20 at the funeral home. Mass: 10:30 a.m. March 21 at St. John’s Cathedral.

LY — By Ly, 72, of Clovis died Feb. 24. Traditional Hmong service: 8 a.m. March 12 to 10:30 a.m. March 14 at Faith Community Religious Facility. Arrangements: Cherished Memories Memorial Chapel.

MAGARIAN — Charles Major Magarian, 84, of Fresno died March 7. He was a sheet metal worker for 41 years. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 14 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Remembrance: Donor’s favorite charity.

MASIELLO — Lawrence Edward Masiello, 83, of Fresno died March 5. He was a business owner. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 15 at Masis Ararat Cemetery. Arrangements: Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.

MEACCI — Marino John Meacci, 92, of Fresno died March 7. He was a retired owner of Meacci Farms. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. March 14 at Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. March 14 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. March 15 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

NAGATA — Jean Sakiko Nagata, 93, of St. Helena, formerly of Fresno, died Feb. 22. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 18 at Lisle Funeral Home. Service: 11 a.m. March 19 at the funeral home.

OWENS — Bill Roger Owens III, 43, of Fresno died March 9. He was a Yosemite reservations clerk for Delaware North Company. Private service. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

QUIROZ — Jose Mario Quiroz III, 36, of Fresno died Feb. 29. He was a maintenance worker. Visitation: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at Reade and Sons Funeral Home. Service: noon March 15 at the funeral home.

RIOS — Leonore Louise Rios, 88, of Fresno died March 9. She was a homemaker. Graveside: noon March 15 at Belmont Memorial Park. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.

ROBERTSON — Lynn Larraine Robertson, 73, of Fresno died March 1. She was a retired government worker for federal, state and local governments. Celebration of Life: 2:30 p.m. March 20 at College Community Mennonite Brethren Church. Remembrances: College Community Mennonite Brethren Church, 2529 Willow Ave., Clovis, CA 93612 or Mama Makela House of Hope; www.mmhhope.org, 4975 E. Butler Ave., Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93727. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

ROCHA — Merced Gamez Rocha, 81, of Fresno died March 8. He was a retired barber for Lemoore Naval Air Station. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. March 17 at Farewell Funeral Service. Rosary: 6 p.m. March 17 at the funeral home. Mass: 11 a.m. March 18 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.

SHARP — Derek Maurice Sharp, 23, of Fresno died March 3. He was a construction worker. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. March 18 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Wake: 5 p.m. March 18 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Madera. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 19 at the church.

TAYLOR — Margaret E. Taylor, 87, of Coarsegold died Feb. 28. She was a retired registered nurse. Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. March 21 at Oak Creek Clubhouse. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

TRISTAN — Matias Eligio Tristan, 65, of Fresno died March 6. He was a retired cook for Coney Island. Mass: 10 a.m. March 16 at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church. Remembrances: Children’s Hospital of Central California-NICU; www.valleychildren’s.org, 9300 Valley Children’s Place, Madera, CA 93636; Valley Animal Center, 3934 Hayston Ave., Fresno, CA 93726; City of Fresno Police Department, 2323 Mariposa St., Fresno, CA 93721. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

WAYNE — George Donald Wayne, 84, of Fresno died March 7. He was a contractor and owner of George D. Wayne Building. Private service. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

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