Death Notices

Obituaries for Thursday, March 17

BILLINGSLEY-PERSSON — Naomi Mae Billingsley-Persson, 86, of Hanford died March 13. She was a homemaker. Service: 11 a.m. March 19 at South Valley Community Church. Remembrance: Alzheimer’s Foundation of Central California, P.O. Box 3438, Pinedale, CA 93650. Arrangements: Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.

BORN — Raymond L. Born, 90, of Fresno died March 11. Mass: 11 a.m. March 18 at St. Anthony of Padua. Remembrance: Central California Blood Center, www.cencalblood.org. Arrangements: Yost & Webb Funeral Home.

BRADDY — Betty J. Braddy, 85, of Coarsegold died March 13. She was a school teacher. Memorial: 2 p.m. April 9 at University Presbyterian Church in Fresno. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.

CASTRO — Betty Castro, 84, of Fresno died March 14. She was an Internal Revenue Service clerk for seven years. Graveside: 11 a.m. March 21 at Mountain View Cemetery. Remembrance: American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 202, Fresno, CA 93726. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.

CHAPA — Roseann Chapa, 54, of Madera died March 13. She was a homemaker. No services will be held. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

CIACCIO — Joan Dianne Ciaccio, 75, of Fresno died Feb. 22. She was a mortgage banker. Memorial: Noon March 19 at Clovis Hills Community Church. Arrangements: Reade & Sons Funeral Home.

DARLEY — Fred Darley, 59, of Fresno died March 3. He was a drug and alcohol counselor for Westcare. Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. March 19 at Roeding Park. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.

FARINELLI — Dorothy Lee Farinelli, 95, of Madera died March 12. She was a retired account associate for Madera County Action Committee. Private service. Remembrances: California Parkinsons Foundation, 2444 Moorpark Ave., Suite 316, San Jose, CA 95128 or donor’s favorite charity. Arrangements: Jay Chapel.

GOMEZ — Maria Gomez, 86, of Tulare died March 11. She was a home health caregiver for 10 years. Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. March 20 at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Home. Service: 10 a.m. March 21 at New Life Worship Center.

GOMEZ LOPEZ — Alfredo Gomez Lopez, 83, of Visalia died March 3. He was an industrial worker. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Reade and Sons Funeral Home.

HUMPHREY — Annabel A. Humphrey, 101, of Madera died March 11. She was a retired photo colorist. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. March 18 at Jay Chapel. Graveside: 10 a.m. March 19 at Arbor Vitae Cemetery. Memorial: 11 a.m. March 19 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2112 Sunset Ave. Remembrance: Optimal Hospice, 6780 N. West Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711.

KEELING — Gary Ray Keeling, 58, of Porterville died March 11. Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements: Myers Funeral Service & Crematory.

PABOOJIAN — Shirley Shakae Paboojian, 96, of Fresno died March 11. She was a homemaker. Service: 10 a.m. March 18 at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church. Remembrances: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), 650 Harrison St., Suite 2, San Francisco, CA 94102; Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 2226 Ventura St., Fresno, CA 93721; Hinds Hospice, 2490 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home.

SIMPSON — John “Jack” E. Simpson, 88, of Fresno died March 15. He was a farm machinery mechanic for 60 years. Visitation: 1 to 4 p.m. March 19 at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory. Service: 2 p.m. March 20 at Sonrise Church. Graveside: 10 a.m. March 21 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Remembrance: Sonrise Church Mission Outreach, 3105 Locan Ave., Clovis, CA 93619.

TORRES — Andrew Edward Torres, 27, of Strathmore died March 12. He was a distribution laborer. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. March 20 at Myers Chapel in Porterville. Rosary: 5 p.m. March 20 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. March 21 at St. Anne’s Church in Porterville.

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