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

Obituaries

  James Paul Mathias, a former resident of Three Rivers, died peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. He was 80.  Jim was born January 4, 1934, to Lillian and Charlie Mathias in Tulare. He graduated from Tulare Union High School in 1952.  From 1952 to 1955, Jim studied pre-med at Occidental College (Los Angeles). This is where he met his wife and mother of his four children, Charlene.  Jim joined...
  William C. Brantley Sr. of Tulare died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, due to injuries sustained when he was struck by a car while walking in Tulare. He was 80. Bill was born February 25, 1934, in Tulare. Since 1990, Bill worked for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. For the past 22 years, he was the link between front-country and backcountry by providing park trail crews with their weekly...
  Richard “Riverman” Parsons of Three Rivers died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. He was 64. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 8, 1950, to Dorothy Oschea and Merrill Parsons, Ric had lived in Three Rivers for just over a year. Even though his time here was short, he considered his house on the river “home” and enjoyed being close to family and part of this community.     Ric will be remembered as a...
  Christina Lucille Perry, a resident of Three Rivers for 50 years, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 12:30 a.m. She was 90. Tina was born March 6, 1924, in East Liverpool, Ohio, to John and Christina Irene Sager. She was raised in West Virginia. After moving to California, Tina attended College of the Sequoias in Visalia, where she received her AA degree. It was while attending COS that Tina met...
  Loren Ray Murry, a former 40-year resident of Three Rivers, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Fresno County. He was 83. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ash Mountain Rec Hall in Sequoia National Park. Interment will be at Three Rivers Cemetery. Ray was born November 3, 1930. After graduating from Fresno High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard...
  Donna Louise Fuller Fairman, a former longtime resident of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Lompoc. She was 83.  Donna was born March 6, 1931, to Walter and Charlotte (Durr) Fuller in Los Angeles. The eldest of three red-haired girls, Donna was born into a family that had fallen on hard times during the Great Depression. Their father without work, the family survived only because...
  Jim Peters of Irvine died Tuesday, Oct. 7, surrounded by his family. He was 83. Jim and Joan were previous residents of the Three Rivers community, and many happy years were spent there with their family and friends.  James (Jim) Peters was born May 7, 1931, to Frank Peters M.D. and Helen Peters in Chicago, Ill. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War.  At age 20, Jim met...
  Barbara Ainley, a longtime resident of Elderwood, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, surrounded by her beloved family. She was 82.   A Celebration of Life service will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 4) at 3 p.m. at Woodlake Presbyterian Church, 600 W. Naranjo (at Cypress). A private family graveside service will be held at Three Rivers Cemetery earlier that day. Barbara was born May 16, 1932, in...
Robin Cree Kauling, a resident of Three Rivers for 27 years, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Visalia. He was 90. A celebration of Robin’s life will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, 3 p.m., at Lions Roping Arena. Robin was born March 21, 1924, in Louisville, Ky., to Joseph and Ruby (Hall) Goetz. By the time Robin was a year old, the family had relocated to California. Robin was raised in Escondido and...
One of the great lights of Three Rivers music in the 1970s and ‘80s has been dimmed. Steve Crawford, who headed bands Fair Game and Stoney Creek, passed away Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, after a two-year battle with cancer. Plans for a musical celebration in his honor, to be held in Three Rivers or Visalia, are pending.

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