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

Obituaries

  Kevin Canter of Three Rivers died at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. He was 55.   Kevin was born June 15, 1961, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was raised in Brooklyn and, later, Running Springs, Calif.   Kevin grew up in a small apartment in Bensonhurst, N.Y. He had one older brother and four younger sisters. He loved his role as big brother.   The family moved to the San Bernardino area when Kevin...
  Wanda Joy (Walker) Sweeney of Woodlake died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. She was 81.   Wanda was born January 9, 1935, in the Woodlake Hospital. She was one of nine children born to Freeman and Evelyn Walker of Lemon Cove.    Wanda graduated from Lemon Cove Elementary, Woodlake High School, College of the Sequoias, and California State University, Fresno.   On May 8, 1957, Wanda married Thomas O....
  Maxine Lillian Murry of Three Rivers died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, with her loving family by her side. She was 84.    A celebration of Mac’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Three Rivers Memorial Building.    Mac was born November 30, 1931, in French Camp to Marie and Eli Mines. She was raised in Fresno and attended Fresno High School and Fresno State. In 1954,...
  Mildred Maryetta (Pritchard) Steer died peacefully Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, in Spokane, Wash., surrounded by her family. She was 90. Millie was born September 27, 1925, to Lawrence “Ray” and Verna (Barton) Pritchard of Three Rivers. Millie was raised and educated in Three Rivers. She loved spending time in the Sierra, especially the Mineral King area. Millie was preceded in death by her parents...
  Robert and Marianne Smith, longtime residents of Three Rivers, both recently passed away. They were married for 63 years. Bob, who died in June at the age of 94, began his career with the National Park Service as a seasonal ranger at Giant Forest in 1948. He book-ended his career by retiring in 1986 as chief ranger of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Marianne, who passed away this month...
  Suzanne Constance Stedman, a 35-year resident of Three Rivers, died Saturday, Aug. 6, at her home. She was 76. A celebration of Suzanne’s life will be held Sunday, Sept. 11, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., at her home. All who loved her are invited to attend. Suzanne was born July 26, 1940, in downtown Los Angeles to Robert Selwyn Johnson and Alice Butler. She was raised in the San Fernando Valley...
  Margaret Jones, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Sunday, April 24, 2016, at her residence in Visalia. She was 93. Margaret was born May 21, 1922, in Katonah, N.Y., the middle child and only daughter of John and Dorette Busch. From the moment she entered first grade she wanted to be a teacher. And as she grew up, she proved to be musically talented, playing piano, organ, trumpet, and...
  Cecile Palmaro, a former 16-year resident of Three Rivers, died Friday, June 24, 2016, in Los Osos, Calif. She was 94. A memorial mass will be held at St. Clair’s Catholic Church on Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., there will be a graveside service at Three Rivers Cemetery. Cecile was born May 24, 1922, in Massey, Ontario, Canada, to Calixte and Marianne Lacelle. She was raised and...
  Denelle Perce Stroh, who lived in Three Rivers nearly all her life, died Monday, July 4, 2016, in Visalia. She was 88.   Denelle was born February 27, 1928, in Fresno, Calif., to Darrell and Nell Perce. She was raised in Ash Mountain and Three Rivers, spending her summers in the Lodgepole area of Sequoia National Park.   Denelle attended Three Rivers Union School, Woodlake High School, and...
  William Thomas Nunnelee died peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2016, in his Tehachapi home after a four-year battle with complications from cardiomegaly due to having scarlet fever as a child and Lewy body dementia. He was 79. Bill was born in Hanford, Calif., on May 15, 1937, to Bill and Leora (Lytle) Nunnelee. He was the firstborn of seven children.  After moving to Oklahoma for a short time as a...

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