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In the News - Friday, JANUARY 18, 2008

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Measure C makes

3R campaign stop

  It was a small but enthusiastic gathering that met on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at McDowall Auditorium with the Friends of Woodlake, a nonprofit group of Woodlake High School District supporters dedicated to making one of the best high schools in the Valley even better. The grade nine-to-12 school is among the very best if Woodlake High is judged on its record of sending a greater percentage (more than 50 percent) of its students to college.
   But given the recent record where a fiscally-strapped state government has significantly reduced its payments to small school districts, many of the larger expenditures that periodically go to physical plant upgrades just aren’t being funded. That’s why the Friends of Woodlake are on a mission to have 55 percent of the WHS District voters say Yes to Measure C on Tuesday, Feb. 5, so some of the most urgently needed improvements at the 800-student campus may be made.
   It was appropriate that the Three Rivers meeting began with a rousing performance by Woodlake’s Drumline. Four years ago, there was no Drumline but with the resurgence of the marching band program, more drummers were needed. Dozens more students were engaged after school to practice and perform, and some who otherwise would not have participated in any other extracurricular activity became involved.
   The Drumline has become a huge source of Tiger Pride, playing at football games, pep rallies, and the annual Career Day. It’s what being true to your school is all about… and the essence of what the Friends, like Superintendent Tim Hire, want to become synonymous with the school’s reputation and positive catchwords — “What do you expect? It’s Woodlake!”

  “We think our students deserve the very best,” Hire said. “When they step out on that football field, track, tennis court, or perform on stage we want them to feel that Tiger Pride.”
   Hire used the new track-and-field program to illustrate how some of the bond money would be spent. Last year, a track-and-field program was resurrected at the school after a 25-year hiatus.

  “We had 18 student athletes who came out to compete, and they had to train on a dirt track,” Hire said. “We couldn’t host meets, and when our students traveled they had to compete on an entirely different surface.”
   Woodlake is one of only three Valley schools that still run on dirt, Hire said, and when it rains it’s a muddy mess. If Measure C is approved, all that will change as more students will compete, and many, he said, will gain the skills and the determination to be fit for life.
   The tennis court upgrades are also urgently needed.
   A few years ago, the tennis program was struggling, Hire said. Now Coach Mike Judson has built a championship program, where Woodlake’s athletes compete for sectional titles.

  “We have 30 boys and 30 girls who are playing tennis year-round and we just don’t have enough courts,” Hire said. “And Coach Judson, who teaches at Woodlake’s middle school, knows that to build a successful program, we have to get the younger kids playing too.”
   In addition to all the upgrades to the sport facilities, Hire said, the bond money will also be used to permanently replace aging portable classrooms and build new restrooms. After undergoing an accreditation audit recently, Hire said, it was apparent that being involved after school in activities like drama, band, and athletics fuels academic achievement.

  “One of our goals after we went through the evaluation process was having 100 percent of our students involved in an extracurricular activity,” Hire said. “If the voters of this district approve Measure C, we can do it.”
   Propositions-- Bill Tidwell of Three Rivers, a retired college professor and former Sacramento lobbyist, also led a discussion on the seven propositions that are on next month’s ballot. All are complex, he said, and the aims of Proposition 91 have already been accomplished. Propositions 94 to 97 deal with adding more slots to a coalition of four Southern California casinos.
   Proposition 92, which deals with community college funding, has attracted a mixed bag of support, depending on perspective. On the one hand, Tidwell said, it creates an unnecessary administrative board. But it also lowers community college fees, making it easier for more students to attend college classes.
   The term limits initiative, Proposition 93, warrants careful consideration, Tidwell said. It stipulates that a state legislator could serve 12 years in the assembly or the senate, rather than being termed-out at 14 years — six years and eight years, respectively — as mandated under the current rules.

  “If Proposition 93 passes, it could affect assemblymembers like our own Bill Maze who is waiting to see the results of the February 5 election to decide whether to seek another term in the state assembly,” Tidwell said.

Two dead, two injured

in Highway 65 crash

   In the best of conditions, the two lane stretches of State Highway 65 between Porterville and Bakersfield are extremely dangerous. There always seem to be lots of truck traffic hampering visibility and one or more impatient drivers that must risk their lives and those in other vehicles by crossing the centerline to pass.
   It’s unknown what caused Sunday’s tragic head-on collision on Highway 65 near Avenue 12 that killed two Exeter women and injured the drivers of both vehicles. What is known is that the three Miranda family members from Exeter driving northbound in a 1999 Chrysler van had close ties with the Three Rivers community.
   The dead were identified as Miroslava Miranda, 44, and Librada Miranda-Barajas, 33. The two deceased women were sisters, and Miroslava was the mother of the driver, Rosalinda Miranda, 20. Antonio Miranda, Rosalinda’s father and husband of Miroslava (who was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash), is currently the maintenance supervisor at St. Anthony Retreat where he has worked for the past 17 years.
   The other two women and some other members of the family also work in Three Rivers at St. Anthony Retreat and the Gateway Restaurant and Lodge. A spokesperson for the retreat said it was Father John Griesbach who informed Antonio of the tragedy.
   Rosalinda Miranda was found laying on the road. She was transported by ambulance and treated for major injuries at Kern Medical Center and later released.
   Hardy Winualzif, 55, of Bakersfield and the driver of the other vehicle, a 1999 Ford Taurus, was transported via helicopter to the same hospital where he remains in a coma. According to the CHP report, Winualzif was heading south when for an unknown reason he went into the northbound land and collided head-on with the women’s van.

Looking back on

the year that was

   Ed. Note— This is the final installment of the annual year-in-review. This is the longest it has ever taken for us to complete this retrospect (three issues), and we still can’t fit in November and December. Hopefully, those happenings are a recent enough memory for readers to suffice. When we first started this feature, we were able to fit all 12 months in one issue, and that was because news was sparse during the first of the year, so there wasn’t much competing for the space. That is no longer the case as, these days, we usually have more copy than can fit within the confines of 12 pages. And that’s good news!

JULY 2007
   July 6— Christine Cooper, 38, of Brea collapsed Monday, July 2, at her campsite in Sequoia National Park. As she was being transported by ambulance from Dorst Campground to rendezvous with a helicopter, she died. The cause of death was suspected to be complications related to a known heart problem.
   ON SUNDAY, JULY 1, the Lemon Cove Fire Station reopened its doors after being closed in 2005. The community gathered to celebrate the return of the Tulare County Fire Department to town.
   THE SAN JOAQUIN Valley Air Pollution Control District announced its intent to join the State of California’s lawsuit seeking to set its own vehicle emissions standards. In a letter to the federal EPA in Washington, D.C., the organization states that despite significant progress in improving air quality in the Valley, the region faces a daunting task in meeting new standards for ozone and particulates.
   TWO “TRANSPORTATION INTERPRETERS” would be spending the summer in Sequoia National Park with the sole job of providing visitors with information about the park’s resources while emphasizing the benefits of alternative transportation through a series of programs and talks. They were two of 26 students who worked in 16 national parks due to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, the National Park Service, the Student Conservation Association, and the Ford Motor Company.
   AFTER BEING CLOSED for nearly three months to protect a nesting site for peregrine falcons, Chimney Rock, a popular climbing site in Giant Sequoia National Monument, was reopened.
July 13— A climbing team spent three days in the top of one of the world’s largest trees, inspecting and documenting the Robert E. Lee Tree in the Grant Grove area of Sequoia National Park to determine if the tree posed any hazard to park visitors.
   TWO LIGHTNING-CAUSED fires were discovered in the backcountry of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
   THE IPHONE WAS the must-have gadget of the summer, and Ryan and Heidi Sager of Three Rivers were among the first in town to own the multi-tasking cell phones. Ryan reported that he thought the local reception was much improved over his previous cell phone.
   July 20— This was the issue that contained the ninth annual BEST of Kaweah Country readers’ poll results. For a complete list of the winners, go to:
   July 27— Within one week in July, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s tactical enforcement team raided two marijuana-growing areas on BLM land near Three Rivers. One large complex was discovered in the Devils Canyon area within the South Fork drainage. More than 35,000 plants were discovered and eradicated. A smaller plot containing 1,600 plants was eradicated near Case Mountain in the East Fork canyon.
   THE FIRST BAPTIST Church of Three Rivers was targeted by vandals who broke into the church during broad daylight. The vandals made a futile attempt to access the church’s safe, but left a mess behind due to ransacked file cabinets and desk drawers and a kicked-in wall.
   SENATOR BARBARA BOXER (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to set aside as wilderness nearly 115,000 acres within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Nearly 70,000 acres of this proposed wilderness area would be named after John Krebs, a former Fresno County supervisor and U.S. congressman who led the effort to keep the Mineral King Valley undeveloped as a ski resort by transferring the land from the U.S. Forest Service into Sequoia National Park in 1978.
   FOUR HIGH COUNTRY fires were currently being watched by Sequoia National Park fire managers. Two fires were discovered earlier in July as thunderstorms passed over the Sierra, and in the previous week, two more lightning-caused fires were discovered in the backcountry east of Mineral King.
   NECTAR JAVA & Juice closed suddenly. The property was originally developed as The Cabin, a coffeehouse and used bookstore, by Ken Woodruff in 2004. It was purchased by Bryan Fields in 2006. Ted Berman, the current owner who resides in Southern California, bought the property in foreclosure late in 2006 and changed the name.
   THE FIRST EVER World Ranger Day would be celebrated July 31. World Ranger Day is an event that was conceived by the International Ranger Federation, a worldwide consortium of ranger associations. The inaugural celebration focused on the international release of a new ranger documentary, entitled The Thin Green Line, created by Australian ranger Sean Willmore. Local showings were scheduled as the film features scenes of Sequoia-Kings Canyon. It is planned to commemorate the world’s rangers each year on July 31 during World Ranger Day.

   August 10— An interagency task force led by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks rangers raided several large pot gardens on August 7 off the Mineral King Road, about eight miles up from Highway 198. During initial operations, shots were fired and may have been directed at a helicopter that was assisting the ground personnel. The Mineral King Road was closed, but no arrests were made. Rangers ultimately removed 5,432 marijuana plants. Cleanup and restoration of the site was expected to take months.
   DEB SCHWEIZER ASSUMED her new duties as fire education specialist at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. She transferred to the local parks after 12 years at Yosemite.
   RESURFACING OF A section of South Fork Drive was completed using Measure R tax dollars.
   August 17— A transient, who had been living in the Three Rivers area for quite some time, was arrested after several reports that he was exposing himself.
   A FALLEN OAK at the beginning of North Fork Drive caused a widespread power outage.
   THREE RIVERS SCHOOL was preparing to start its 2007/2008 year with two new teachers onboard: Rika Pearson, fourth grade, and Kris Axtell, sixth grade. In addition, James Irwin took over the maintenance and custodial duties upon the retirement of John Crabtree.
   August 24— Search teams looking for a backpacker who disappeared in Kings Canyon National Park two weeks previously found a body matching his description. Henry Nguyen, 39, of Garden Grove, was reported missing by family members when he failed to return from a solo backcountry trip. A body that matched Nguyen’s description was found by searchers in the Dusy Basin. Rangers deduced that the experienced backpacker died in a fall from Isosceles Peak, a 12,321-foot peak south of Bishop Pass.
   THE REMAINS OF what is believed to be the second of four crewmen who died in 1942 while on a training flight were found by hikers on a remote glacier on Mount Mendel in Kings Canyon National Park. The body was found 100 feet from where another body was found in 2005 by an ice climber. The first man was later identified as Leo Mustonen, 22, one of four fliers aboard an Army Air Corps AT-7 plane that took off from Mather Air Force Base on Nov. 18, 1942, and was never heard from again. The current remains were found by a hiker who was in the area to conduct research for a book he will be writing about the incident. The body was likely exposed because of the lack of snowfall during the previous winter.
   WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL administrators switched chairs as the Woodlake School District’s superintendent, Steve Tietjen, accepted a new position in Los Banos. As a result, Tim Hire, WHS principal, was promoted to superintendent; Nicole Hocker Glentzer, assistant principal became principal; and Tony Casares, athletic director accepted the position of assistant principal. In addition seven new teachers were on staff for the 2007/2008 school year.
   A DRIVERLESS DELIVERY truck with a suspected faulty parking brake rolled up-canyon from where it had been parked at Three Rivers Market and narrowly missed taking out a portion of the Mountain View Realty building before becoming hung up on a pile of boulders.
   CHP OFFICER Greg Fox of Three Rivers was honored by the community during a Lions Club dinner. He most recently had patrolled the highway in the Three Rivers area and beyond, but had protected and served as a CHP officer for 23 years.
   THE THREE RIVERS Village Foundation announced that it had identified a federal grant program called “Safe Routes” that could lead to some flashing lights at the Three Rivers School crosswalk and a solar-powered speed-feedback sign. A committee was formed to prepare the proposal that would then be submitted by Three Rivers School.
   August 31— An experienced climber fell 100 feet to his death while climbing Mount Russell, a 14,000-foot peak immediately north of Mount Whitney on the boundary of Sequoia National Park and Inyo National Forest. Authorities believe the victim fell due to an equipment failure when he tried to anchor himself to a rock.
   THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE of National Geographic magazine featured text and photographs documenting new species and other discoveries being found in the caves of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.
   GAS AT THE Three Rivers Market was sold for $1 per gallon until the line of vehicles became a traffic hazard. It was the owners’ fifth anniversary in Three Rivers and they wanted to say thank you to the community, so they hosted this great gas giveaway… for four hours.

   September 7— A summer’s end look at the business climate in Three Rivers revealed that some local operators, such as Efrain and Martha Ponce at the Sequoia Cider Mill, had a record-setting season. Then, again, others were a bust, such as the Hummingbird Café, which closed in August and whose owners filed for bankruptcy protection. It was also announced that some new businesses would soon break onto the scene, including the new Discoveries West Gallery and Archives and the reopening of what was formerly The Cabin coffeehouse.
   A HUMAN INTEREST story described how a man who was visiting family in Three Rivers lost his wallet, which contained $450 in cash, and had it returned by Three Rivers resident the very same day.
   September 14— Reports were received by Three Rivers residents of a traffic snafu in the road-construction section on the Sunday evening of the busy Labor Day weekend. One person reported waiting in line, which was being regulated by traffic signals, for more than two hours. The park determined that the signal lights were working properly. A spokesperson for the traffic-control company stated that the delay could have been caused by people who didn’t make it back to their vehicles in time to make it through the light and that there may have been a car with hot brakes that for at least one sequence may have been blocking the road.
   CRESCENT MEADOW ROAD would be closing early for the season because of scheduled construction to recondition and resurface the historic road. It had been more than 30 years since the road had received a major upgrade. The popular route will reopen when the snow melts in the spring.
   FIRE LOOKOUTS WERE the subject of a feature story that described how there were once more than 40 towers dotting the summits of mountains through the southern Sierra and today there are just 11 left in service. Three are staffed through the efforts of the Buck Rock Foundation — Buck Rock, Park Ridge, and Delilah. Volunteer lookouts may sign up to work as much or as little as their schedules allow; training, however, requires a commitment of two full (non-consecutive) days of orientation. All three lookouts are open to the public when staffed.
   September 21— After taking the four-mile hike from Cedar Grove to Mist Falls, a 65-year-old man stretched out for a nap on a rock near the Kings Canyon National Park attraction. He was awakened by yelling, which turned out to be directed at him by other hikers who were warning him of a bear’s approach. As he sat up, the bear bit him on his right thigh. In the two weeks preceding this incident, rangers had received reports of a small bear approaching people in this vicinity. After this aggressive act, park biologists made the decision to euthanize the young, underweight bear.
   A LOCAL COMPANY, United Priority Distributors, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with the Boy Scouts of America to produce a line of memorial urns for scouting families who have lost loved ones. The business is locally owned and operated by Susan Fraser of Three Rivers.
   WITHIN A SPAN of three days two separate accidents occurred on Highway 198. One accident occurred when an 18-year-old driver was attempting to locate her cell phone while driving around Lake Kaweah near the second boat ramp. Both the driver and her 18-year-old passenger were wearing seatbelts and suffered moderate injuries as the small car struck a rock outcrop and rolled over. The second accident occurred when a 20-year-old driver was driving eastbound and failed to react in time to avoid a vehicle stopped in the roadway, attempting to make a lefthand turn.
   BOB HARDISON OF Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, passed through Three Rivers and said hi to his cousin, Gaynor (Hardison) McKee, while in the midst of his latest adventure, which is car camping across the U.S. in his 1914 Model T Ford. His trip is scheduled to end in July 2008 at the Model T Ford Centennial Party in Richmond, Ind.
   September 28— An impaired 18-year-old driver was driving westbound on Sierra Drive (Highway 198) when she failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the highway, and ended up on the property of what used to be the Indian restaurant. The car crashed into the huge redwood slab that was a carved Indian-head statue and destroyed the local landmark. The driver did not appear to be seriously injured.
   IMPLEMENTING A COUNTYWIDE ambulance service was on the October town meeting agenda. This issue is important as it would ensure an ambulance with paramedics would be stationed in Three Rivers. Currently, some local patients have to wait for the Exeter ambulance, which requires extra response time that could mean the difference between life and death.
   SCOTT MULLIKIN, OWNER and operator of Sequoia Gifts & Souvenirs, celebrated the shop’s third anniversary by giving away proceeds from his retail sales to the Sequoia Natural History Association and Three Rivers School.
   WOODLAKE HIGH SCHOOL announced a new online program called “Parent Connect,” where families can log on and check on their student’s academic progress, attendance, and discipline. It was also reported that the Woodlake Library is now open everyday after school until 9 p.m. due to a grant that the YMCA received.

   October 5— A prescribed fire ignited by the Park Service in the Giant Forest area of Sequoia National Park caused plumes of smoke to rise on the skyline and many to wonder as to the cause. A press release was received too late for notice of the fire to be publicized so there was local concern that this may be a wildland fire.
   TWO SEPARATE BLAZES on consecutive days at the same address on North Fork Drive had firefighters coming and going and coming again. The first fire was a small grass fire caused by an errant spark from a fuel pump. The second time firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a small wooden shed burning. There were no indications that the two blazes were connected.
   A REPORT ON the ongoing ambulance crisis was provided at the Three Rivers town meeting by Allen Ishida, county supervisor. Currently, in Three Rivers, there are not enough trained volunteers to answer all the calls. It has been determined by longtime Three Rivers Ambulance volunteers that Three Rivers needs to have paramedics and an ambulance stationed in Three Rivers year-round.
   CALTRANS ENGINEERS WERE in the area to inspect the structural integrity of the North Fork Bridge. Engineers inspect all area bridges at least once every four years, they reported.
   October 12— In the previous week, Kaweah Country experienced four inches of new snow at 7,500 feet, a hailstorm at Pumpkin Hollow, and a quarter-inch of rain in other locales.
   A PRESCRIBED FIRE was ignited near the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. Upon its completion, the Valley View Prescribed Fire will have burned 226 acres.
   MEMBERS OF THE George T. Watkins Western History Group were in Three Rivers to visit the area’s historical sites.
   FIVE PHOTOS OF wildlife killed by vehicles on local roadways was an in-your-face way to urge motorists to slow down on local roadways and brake for animals as the editors embarked on a roadkill-reduction campaign.
   A GROWING PROBLEM at Lake Kaweah is the illegal dumping of residential and commercial trash and yard waste at the Slick Rock Recreation Area. It is illegal to dispose of trash this way and a citation, fines, and/or a court appearance await those who are caught.
   October 19— Local flu shot clinics were announced along with an in-depth article on the benefits of flu shots.
   THE PUBLIC WAS invited to observe cleanup operations on an eradicated marijuana site in the Monarch Wilderness of the Giant Sequoia National Monument. The cleanup was being conducted by the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew and would include removal of more than two tons of trash and debris, including hazardous chemicals and pesticides that were left at the site.
   AN END-OF-season assessment of the new Sequoia National Park shuttles revealed that the first year of the three-year pilot program exceeded most expectations. The shuttle service transported visitors from Visalia to Sequoia and back and also coordinated with the new in-park shuttle system.
   A THREE RIVERS “Environmental Weekend” was held that featured solar cooking and other demonstrations, information, and the showing of an educational movie. Participants also received a tour of the homes of six local residents who have taken a variety of approaches to be energy-efficient. The weekend was sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Visalia and many other local residents who became involved.
   THE LOCAL CHAMBER of Commerce announced that TOT monies collected in Three Rivers would be returned to the community to be used for the promotion of tourism. About 75 percent of the county’s transient occupancy tax (also known as TOT or bed tax) comes from Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park.
   October 26— At least 24 separate wildfires broke out in Southern California and were fanned by Santa Ana winds. Locally, Cal Fire, Tulare County, and National Park Service firefighters were deployed to the front lines, causing a shortage of coverage locally.
   TWO POWER LINES snapped after a wind gust, causing a brief power outage for residents and downed power lines in the parking lot of Reimer’s Candies store.

Chamber launches search

for regional photos

   Do you have an eye for capturing the best this region has to offer? If so, the Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce could use your help.
   As the Chamber grows, it is developing additional marketing pieces and expanding current production items like the Three Rivers website, brochure, phonebook, and other handouts.
   High-resolution digital photos are needed that capture events like the Team Roping, Jazzaffair, and Redbud Festival, as well as community concerts and performances, buildings and architecture, and outdoor activities and scenery from Three Rivers, Lemon Cove and Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Photo credit will be given when image size and publication layout allows.
   Please submit pictures to the Chamber via CD or email along with the name of the person or company that should receive photo credit. A CD of images can be dropped off at the Chamber office at 42268 Sierra Drive or mailed to P.O. Box 818, Three Rivers, CA 93271. Images may also be emailed to Johanna Kamansky, Chamber president, at
   Chamber Corner is a weekly update of Sequoia Foothills Chamber of Commerce activities and events.


Stuart Nuss
1955 ~ 2007

   Stuart Ragan Nuss, a former resident of Sequoia National Park, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2008, at his home in Columbia Falls, Mont.
   Stuart was born Sept. 17, 1955, to Dale and Bunny Nuss in Livingston, Mont. He was raised in Yellowstone National Park, where his father was a ranger.
   Stuart also was a former National Park Service employee. During his 20-year career, he worked in the maintenance and fire divisions, including assignments at Sequoia and Lassen Volcanic in California, Oregon Caves National Monument, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Ariz.), and Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site (Mont.).
   Stuart retired from Glacier National Park as the park’s roads supervisor. He was also a smokejumper for the U.S. Forest Service at West Yellowstone and the owner of Nuss Excavating in Columbia Falls.
   Stuart is survived by his wife, Mary; parents Dale and Bunny; and sisters, Cara Lee Nuss and Lori Nuss.
   Remembrances in Stuart’s name may be sent to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741 (phone 425-644-2001).

Jean Replogle
1925 ~ 2008

   Jean Replogle, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, at the Kaweah Manor Nursing Home in Visalia. She was 82.
   A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m., by Pastor C. Arlin Talley at the Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers.
   Jean was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Montclair, N.J., to Harry Hine and Gertrude Stone Replogle. She attended Abbot Academy (now Phillips) in Andover, Mass., and was a 1947 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass.
   Jean retired in 1987 as president of Davis/Replogle & Associates in Los Angeles, a company specializing in association and convention management. She was also an executive vice president of the Institute of Association Management Companies and presented with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
   Upon her retirement, Jean moved to Three Rivers. Several years ago, she relocated to Quail Park Retirement Village in Visalia.
   In addition to her parents, Jean was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Josephine Replogle Failmezger of Rochester, N.Y.
   Jean is survived by her niece, Laura Jane Failmezger Reinhard, and her husband Robert A. Reinhard of Savannah, Ga.; great-nephew David Reinhard and wife Catherine of Bristow, Va.; great-niece Linda Jane Reinhard Logan and husband Michael Logan of Chester Springs, Pa.; and two great-great-nephews and a great-great-niece.
   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 685, Three Rivers, CA 93271.

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