Weekly newspaper of Three Rivers, California, and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks

Obituaries

  Patricia Maynard Turner passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at her Three Rivers home.  She was 93.  A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony Retreat in Three Rivers. Pat was born June 8, 1922, in Sugar Grove, Ark., to Joseph Calvin and Mary Francis (Cobbs) Maynard.  She married Bruce Turner and had three children, Ron (Nina), Cheryl (Brian Ford), and...
  Longtime resident of Jackson Hole, Wyo., Maurice John Zardus died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, Payson, Utah, following a rapid onset of health problems. He was 87. Entering this life on July 7, 1928, in Darby, Penn., he was the first of three children born to Maurice John and Anne Purfield Zardus. He is survived by his younger sister, Joan Zardus of Silver Spring, Md.; his wife of 57 years, Shirley...
  Janine M. (Thornburg) Chilcott died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at her Three Rivers home. She was 85. A service will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., at the Three Rivers Memorial Building. Janine was born May 19, 1930. She married David Slater and had three children, Judy, Jeff, and Jack.  In later years, while living in Southern California, she met Robert Chilcott (1924-1997). The couple...
  Beatrice “Betty” Ann Gutierrez Peña, a lifelong resident of Woodlake, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Visalia. She was 90.  A viewing will be held on Monday, Dec. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m., with Rosary from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia. A Catholic Mass will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in...
  Cecelia Dawn Castillo-Ammi of Three Rivers died at her home Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, of breast cancer. She was 41. A service will be held Saturday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., at Living Christ Church, 2516 North M St., in Tulare. Cecelia was born March 7, 1974, in Hanford to Juan and Anita Castillo. She was raised in Tulare. She and her husband of six years, Elijah Ammi, moved to Three Rivers in 2013....
  Daryl Stokley Stokes, a former resident of Three Rivers died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was 92. Daryl was born in Elderwood on February 22, 1923. He was raised in the Visalia area and graduated from Visalia Union High School where he met the love of his life, Bonnie Anderson. They were married in 1943. Daryl attended Visalia Junior College (present-day College of...
Uwe-Jens Reimer with wife Nancy.
  Uwe-Jens Reimer of Three Rivers was born February 25, 1934, in Rendsburg, Germany. He passed away unexpectedly at his home in Three Rivers on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. He was 81 years old. We have lost this energetic, talented, challenging, and generous person. Uwe lived his life without compromise.  His high ethical standards flowed into his business and personal relationships. His talents in...
    Susan Jane Mills, an educational and cultural leader in Three Rivers for more than 40 years, died quietly at her home on the banks of the Kaweah River on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. She was 73. A community celebration of Sue’s life and accomplishments will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., in the Community Presbyterian Church’s Harrison Hall in Three Rivers. The High Sierra Jazz Band...
  Charles Pope Powell of Three Rivers died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, in Porterville with his wife and daughters by his side, and after fighting Parkinson’s disease for almost 30 years. He was 86.  Charles was born and raised in Hickory Valley, Tenn. He joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War.  During that time, he was stationed at Port Hueneme, Calif., where he met and fell in love...
  Timmy Ray Smith Jr. of Three Rivers died in a car accident on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. He was 21. A celebration of Timmy’s life will be held Friday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m., at Lions Arena. Timmy was born January 8, 1994, in San Bernardino, Calif., to Timmy Ray Smith Sr. and Kim Smith. When he was six years old, he moved with his family to Three Rivers. He attended Three Rivers Union School and...

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