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ASAKI, STANLEY KEITH -- Graveside services for Stanley Keith Asaki, 50, of Hanford will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hanford Cemetery. Mr. Asaki, a draftsman, died March 24. Arrangements are by People's Funeral Chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

BATES, ESTHER MARIE -- Services for Esther Marie Bates, 83, of Visalia will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Memorial Chapel. Ms. Bates, a teacher for Visalia Unified School District for 30 years, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

BREWSTER, AUDREY ODELL -- Graveside services for Audrey Odell Brewster, 79, of Bakersfield, formerly of Fresno, were held by People's Funeral Chapel. Mr. Brewster, a retired truck driver, died Monday.
(Published April 1, 2001)

BRYANT, EDWIN PIERCE -- Services for Edwin Pierce Bryant, 86, of Fresno will be held in New York by Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service. Mr. Bryant, a retired aircraft assembler, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

FELSER, DONALD FRANCIS -- A rosary for Donald Francis Felser, 79, of Fresno will be recited at 6 p.m. today and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at the Shrine of St. Therese. Mr. Felser, a fiscal manager for the Diocese of Fresno for 38 years, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. today at the church. Remembrances may be sent to Donald Felser Scholarship Fund, San Joaquin Memorial High School, 1550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93706; or St. John's Cathedral Restoration Fund, c/o Bishop John T. Steinbock, 1550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93706. Arrangements are by Farewell Funeral Service.
(Published April 1, 2001)

FRAZIER, ROBERT LEE -- Services for Robert Lee Frazier, 73, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Neptune Society Chapel, 1154 W. Shaw Ave. Mr. Frazier, a retired financial aid planner for Delana's College, died Friday.
(Published April 1, 2001)

HAMILTON, SHIRLEY R. -- Chapel services for Shirley R. Hamilton, 64, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Salvation Army Chapel, 1914 Fulton St. Ms. Hamilton, administrative chief for Fresno County, died Friday. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Arrangements are by Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.
(Published April 1, 2001)

LESTER, WILLIAM -- Services for William Lester, 94, of Burbank, formerly of Fresno, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Whitehurst Chapel. Mr. Lester, a retired dental technician, died Tuesday. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Remembrances may be sent to William, June and Tim Lester's Scholarship Fund, Deaf and Hearing Impaired Communications Dept., Attn.: Dr. Ogden of California State University, Fresno, Foundation, 4910 N. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, CA 93726.
(Published April 1, 2001)

MALNBURG, IRA CHARLES JR. -- A rosary for Ira Charles Malnburg Jr., 69, of Los Banos will be recited at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mr. Malnburg, a truck driver for Quality Assurance Transport, died Friday. Arrangements are by Whitehurst Funeral Chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

PACHECO, ROSE VIRGINIA -- A rosary for Rose Virginia Pacheco, 82, of Fresno will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Kerman. Mrs. Pacheco, a homemaker, died Friday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at Whitehurst Chapel. Remembrances may be sent to St. Patrick's Church Building Fund, 567 S. Sixth St., Kerman, CA 93630 or to the donor's favorite charity.
(Published April 1, 2001)

PATAPOFF, MICHAEL PAUL -- Graveside services for Michael Paul Patapoff, 80, of Kerman will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Molokan Cemetery in Kerman. Mr. Patapoff, a farmer for 62 years, died Friday. Arrangements are by Yost & Webb Funeral Home.
(Published April 1, 2001)

PETERSON, ALFRED 'DUCK' -- Graveside services for Alfred "Duck" Peterson, 89, of Farmersville will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Exeter District Cemetery. Mr. Peterson, who was retired, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Evans Miller Exeter Chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

RAGSDALE, YENTL MARY -- Services for Yentl Mary Ragsdale, 50, of Clovis will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at New Covenant Community Church. Ms. Ragsdale, owner of Mary's Plant Gallery, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Yost & Webb Funeral Home.
(Published April 1, 2001)

RAYMAN, JOHN C. -- Graveside services for John C. Rayman, 75, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Clovis Cemetery. Mr. Rayman, a retired senior deputy labor commissioner for the state of California, died Wednesday. Remembrances may be sent to Saint Agnes Hospice, 1111 E. Spruce Ave., Fresno, CA 93720. Arrangements are by Stephens & Bean Chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

SANDOVAL, VIRGINIA ROSE -- A rosary for Virginia Rose Sandoval, 80, of Pinedale will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 111 W. Birch Ave. Graveside services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Cemetery. Mrs. Sandoval, a homemaker, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the church.
(Published April 1, 2001)

SEE, LUNG -- Graveside services for Lung See, 45, of Visalia will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Visalia Cemetery. Mrs. See, a homemaker, died Friday. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Services.
(Published April 1, 2001)

STARKEY, TODD G. -- Services for Todd G. Starkey, 38, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cross Church. Mr. Starkey, a service route specialist for Industrial Supplies, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stephens & Bean Chapel.
(Published April 1, 2001)

STOECKLE, CHESTER HENRY JR. -- A rosary for Chester Henry Stoeckle Jr., 58, of Fresno will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whitehurst Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony of Padua Church. Mr. Stoeckle, owner and operator of Best Plumbing, died Friday. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Remembrances may be sent to St. Anthony of Padua Church, 5770 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704 or to the donor's favorite charity.
(Published April 1, 2001)

TORRES, RAMON -- A rosary for Ramon Torres, 95, of Reedley will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mr. Torres, a farm laborer for more than 40 years, died Friday. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday at Cairns Funeral Home.
(Published April 1, 2001)

YARDUMIAN, SELVI -- Services for Selvi Yardumian, 97, of Madera will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Masis Ararat Cemetery. Mrs. Yardumian, a homemaker, died Thursday. Remembrances may be sent to St. Paul Armenian Church, 3767 N. First St., Fresno, CA 93726.
(Published April 1, 2001)

ACOSTA, SILVIANO -- A rosary for Silviano Acosta, 60, of Selma will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thomas-Robinson Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mr. Acosta, a farm labor supervisor, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

BESSEY, RONALD STANLEY -- Memorial services for Ronald Stanley Bessey, 92, of Porterville will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Presbyterian Church in Terra Bella. Mr. Bessey, a teacher and principal at Terra Bella Elementary School, a rancher, and an employee of the county Office of Education for seven years, died Friday. Remembrances may be sent to United Presbyterian Church, 9282 Road 208, Terra Bella, CA 93270, or to the donor's favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service in Porterville.
(Published April 3, 2001)

BRAVO, ARTURO 'CHINO' GONZALEZ -- A rosary for Arturo "Chino" Gonzalez Bravo, 49, of Madera will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Madera Funeral Home. Mr. Bravo, a farm laborer for 34 years, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

BURGAMY, BERTIE T. -- Graveside services for Bertie T. Burgamy, 89, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Southern Baptist Church. Mrs. Burgamy, a retired secretary, died Monday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens and Bean Chapel. Remembrances may be sent to Trinity Southern Baptist Church, 4890 E. Holland, Fresno, CA 93726.
(Published April 3, 2001)

CASTELLANOS, TORIBIO BABRA -- A rosary for Toribio Babra Castellanos, 81, of Fresno will be recited at 7 p.m. today at Stephens and Bean Chapel. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mr. Castellanos, a retired laborer for Craycroft Brick Co., died Sunday. Visitation will be from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. today at the chapel.
(Published April 3, 2001)

CRAWFORD, BEATRICE MILAM -- Funeral services for Beatrice Milam Crawford, 88, of Madera will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jay Chapel. Mrs. Crawford, a retired caregiver for the William Venturi family, died Monday. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice, P.O. Box 1325, Madera, CA 93639, or to the donor's favorite charity.
(Published April 3, 2001)

DIAZ, GLORIA GOMEZ -- A rosary for Gloria Gomez Diaz, 95, of Reedley will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cairns Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mrs. Diaz, a homemaker, died Sunday. Visitation will be at the time of the rosary. Remembrances may be sent to Reedley Convalescent Hospital, 1090 E. Dinuba Ave., Reedley, CA 93654.
(Published April 3, 2001)

DODGE, ROBERT LEON -- Graveside services for Robert Leon Dodge, 78, of Fowler will be at 2 p.m. today at Fowler District Cemetery. Mr. Dodge, a maintenance employee for the city of Fowler, died Friday. Arrangements are under the direction of Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

DUNN, RUBY IRIS -- Graveside services for Ruby Iris Dunn, 86, of Lemoore will be at 3 p.m. Wed-nesday at Lemoore Cemetery. Mrs. Dunn, a homemaker, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel. Remembrances may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.
(Published April 3, 2001)

ERDELATZ, DAWN -- Memorial services for Dawn Erdelatz, 72, of Dinkey Creek will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Holy Names College Chapel in Oakland. Mrs. Erdelatz died March 15. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nautilus Society of Oakland and The Neptune Society. Remembrances may be sent to Children's Fairyland, Attn: Nancy Stark, 699 Bellevue, Oakland, CA 94610.
(Published April 3, 2001)

GALPIN, GLEN WALTER -- Graveside services for Glen Walter Galpin, 84, of Visalia, formerly of Fresno, will be at noon Thursday at Belmont Memorial Park. Mr. Galpin, owner and operator of a taxi company for 35 years, died Monday. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lisle Funeral Home. Remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 2222 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 201, Fresno, CA 93711, and to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93705.
(Published April 3, 2001)

GARDNER, BONNIE -- Memorial services for Bonnie Gardner, 75, of Springville will be at 10 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Springville. Mrs. Gardner, a homemaker for 58 years, died Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service in Porterville.
(Published April 3, 2001)

GIVENS, MAEBEL -- Funeral services for Maebel Givens, 86, of Selma will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Page Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Givens, a homemaker, died Sunday.
(Published April 3, 2001)

GONZALES, GAUDENCIO 'ANGEL' -- A rosary for Gaudencio "Angel" Gonzales, 71, of Dos Palos will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehurst Funeral Chapel. Mr. Gonzales, a retired farm laborer for 10 years, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel.
(Published April 3, 2001)

HANSON, MONA KRUEGER -- Graveside services for Mona Krueger Hanson, 83, of Porterville will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vandalia Cemetery. Mrs. Hanson, an electrician for Lockheed Aircraft, died Sunday. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service. Remembrances may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 9730, 1495 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.
(Published April 3, 2001)

HOERNER, J. EVERETT -- Memorial services for J. Everett Hoerner, 84, of Three Rivers will be at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Visalia. Mr. Hoerner, an architect and structural engineer, died Thursday. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia.
(Published April 3, 2001)

JACOBSON, LISA ANN -- Private services for Lisa Ann Jacobson, 33, of Porterville will be under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service. Mrs. Jacobson, a homemaker, died Friday.
(Published April 3, 2001)

JENSEN, NAOMI DEBORA -- Memorial services for Naomi Debora Jensen, 79, of Fresno will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton. Mrs. Jensen, an assistant administrator of Manning Gardens, died Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

MANCILLA, ROBERTO GOMEZ -- A rosary for Roberto Gomez Mancilla, 56, of Reedley will be recited at 6 p.m. today and Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Mr. Mancilla, an employee who assisted in planting new fruit trees at Gerawan Farms, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Cairns Funeral Home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

MAYES, ROBERT RAY -- Graveside services for Robert Ray Mayes, 66, of Goshen will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Floral Memorial Park in Selma. Mr. Mayes, a truck driver, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Page Funeral Chapel.
(Published April 3, 2001)

MILLER, EARL -- Funeral services for Earl Miller, 90, of Clovis will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Yost & Webb Funeral Chapel in Fresno. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton. Mr. Miller, a retired engineer for Brogdex Co. for 30 years, died Monday. Remembrances may be sent to St. Agnes Hospice, 1111 E. Spruce, Fresno, CA 93720.
(Published April 3, 2001)

MOWREY, DAVID MICHAEL -- Graveside services for David Michael Mowrey, 26, of Dinuba will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Kingsburg Cemetery. Mr. Mowrey died Sunday. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dopkins Funeral Chapel in Kingsburg.
(Published April 3, 2001)

PAGE, MARION EDWARD -- Chapel services for Marion Edward Page, 90, of Lindsay will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers Funeral Service in Porterville. Mr. Page, a tobacco farmer for 40 years, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

PRUNEDA, JUAN -- A wake for Juan Pruneda, 46, of Parlier will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Parlier Mennonite Church. Mr. Pruneda, a laborer in agriculture, died Monday. Arrangements are under the direction of Page Funeral Chapel in Selma.
(Published April 3, 2001)

REYNA, MARIA REYES -- Funeral services for Maria Reyes Reyna, 77, of Fresno will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Funeraria La Paz. Mrs. Reyna, a homemaker, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

SALMON, MICHAEL -- A wake for Michael Salmon, 14, of Exeter will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Exeter District Cemetery. Michael, the son of Rosalyn Salmon and a student at Wilson Middle School, died March 26. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
(Published April 3, 2001)

SANTOS, ARCELIA -- A vigil for Arcelia Santos, 46, of Porterville will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Myers Funeral Service. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Mrs. Santos, a packer for Sun Pacific for 20 years, died Saturday. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

SMITH, JEANNE FARIS -- Private services for Jeanne Faris Smith of Madera will be under the direction of The Neptune Society. Ms. Smith, a real estate agent for Pro-Hicks Realty for seven years, died Sunday. Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Suite B-6, Fresno, CA 93711.
(Published April 3, 2001)

SMITH, PATRICIA ANN -- A rosary and Mass for Patricia Ann Smith, 76, of Fresno will be said at 9 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sanger. Mrs. Smith, an advertiser for Stuart V. Smith Co., died Friday. Visitation will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. today at Wallin's Sanger Funeral Home.
(Published April 3, 2001)

STOKES, DOVIE -- Graveside services for Dovie Stokes, 98, of Dos Palos will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dos Palos District Cemetery. Mrs. Stokes, a retired restaurant owner for 25 years, died Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Funeral Chapel in Dos Palos.
(Published April 3, 2001)

THOMPSON, CHARLES 'CHUCK' H. -- Memorial services for Charles "Chuck" H. Thompson, 66, of Fresno will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Mr. Thompson, a retired training supervisor for the Association of Retarded Citizens, died Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of The Neptune Society.
(Published April 3, 2001)

VAN TASSEL, JUNIOR FRED -- Graveside services for Junior Fred Van Tassel, 57, of Chowchilla will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chowchilla District Cemetery. Mr. Van Tassel, a rancher, died Thursday. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Worden Funeral Chapel.
(Published April 3, 2001)

VASQUEZ, ARACELI NUNEZ -- A rosary for Araceli Nunez Vasquez, 30, of Fresno will be recited at 6 p.m. today and Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Mary Claret Catholic Church. Ms. Vasquez, a farm worker, died Thursday. Visitation will be at the time of the rosary. Arrangements are under the direction of Abbey Funeral Services.
(Published April 3, 2001)

VIERHUS, THELMA SHORT JONES -- Graveside services for Thelma Short Jones Vierhus, 96, of Stratford will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lemoore Cemetery. Mrs. Vierhus, a homemaker, died Friday. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Remembrances may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.
(Published April 3, 2001)

WINZER, ROSIE -- Arrangements for Rosie Winzer, 91, of Fresno are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home Inc. No public services will be held. Ms. Winzer, a homemaker, died Friday. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
(Published April 3, 2001)


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