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

Obituaries

  Patrick James Hart died Wednesday, May 21, 2015, at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara while holding hands with his loving wife, Beth. He had suffered for many years from front temporal dementia. He was 64. Patrick was born March 5, 1951, to Charles and Arlene (Kitkowski) Hart in Milwaukee,Wisc. He had many fond memories of his childhood family trip to Cuba and the theatre productions his school...
  Gary John Bornholdt of Three Rivers died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Visalia. He was 72. A resident of Three Rivers for 25 years, Gary was retired from the National Park Service after serving as the safety officer at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks from 1992 to 2002. Gary is survived by his daughter, Mary Ladd, and husband Pete Ladd; granddaughter Janelle Bornholdt; two brothers, Richard...
  Dorothy Meaders of Three Rivers died Saturday, May 23, at 5:45 a.m., with her son, Mike Scott, by her side. She was 90. A service will be held Sunday, June 7, 1 pm, at Smith Family Chapel, 505 E. Pine Str., in Exeter. Dorothy Sara Hickam was born April 25, 1925. She was raised in Exeter by her mother and stepfather, Leola and Mike Girado. She was known as Dot by her close friends and family. On...
  The family of Miriam Ethel Sprague wishes to thank her friends and former students who responded to the announcement of Miriam’s 100th birthday celebration on April 11, 2015. Miriam was lively at her party, but declined rapidly and passed away Friday, May 15, at the Tender Loving Care Center in Visalia. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church...
  We will carry you with us until we see you again. Claude Gaetan Jean Paul Denis died suddenly on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. The former Three Rivers resident was 55. A celebration of Claude’s life will be held today (Friday, May 29), 2 p.m., at St. Anthony Retreat, 43816 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers. A reception will immediately follow. Claude was born in Montreal, Canada, on September 2, 1959. In...
  Gloria Joan (Hedderick) Layland, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Visalia. She was 84. Gloria was born July 17, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to Charles and Henrietta Hedderick. At the age of 4, she moved with her family to Southern California.  On May 13, 1949, Gloria married Richard Dean Layland.  In 1988, Gloria came to Three Rivers in order to live closer to...
  Charles Norman Kenwood, a resident of Fresno for 50 years, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family, due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 83. A family graveside service will be held Sunday, April 26, at 10 a.m., at Three Rivers Cemetery. Charles, also known as Norman or Chuck, was born August 6, 1931, in Exeter to Frank Lloyd Kenwood and Muriel Hope...
  A memorial service for David Ryan Biondich, infant, is scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 1 p.m., at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel, 127 E. Caldwell Ave., Visalia. David was pronounced deceased at birth on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, also his mother’s birthday. His parents are Ryan Biondich and Amber Quintero Biondich of Visalia (Amber is a former Three Rivers resident). His grandparents...
  Jacquelyn K. “Jaclyn” Johnson, 66, of Three Rivers died at her home on Monday, March 30, 2015. Jacquelyn had been ill with metastatic breast cancer for nearly 10 years.  A private family graveside service will be held today (Friday, April 3). A celebration of Jacquelyn’s life will be held tomorrow (Saturday, April 4) at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Three Rivers. During the time period...
  Roger Dale Fronce of Three Rivers died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). He was 76. Roger was born August 26, 1938, in Omaha, Neb., to Donald and Betty Fronce. He was raised in Santa Rosa and San Francisco,  graduating from San Francisco Polytechnic High School.  In 1976, he married his wife, Carolyn.  Roger was in the newspaper business for 25 years,...

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