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

Obituaries

  A Celebration of Life will be held for Claude Denis, 55, a former resident of Three Rivers on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 2 p.m. The service will be held at St. Anthony Retreat, 43816 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
  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,...
  Ed Lafferty of Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley died at his home of 54 years of congenital heart failure on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, with his children at his side. He had just turned 81. On Saturday, March 7, at noon, a memorial service will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi Street, Porter Ranch, Calif.  A local celebration of life will be held in Three Rivers at a...
  Lenora M. Graves, a lifetime resident of Elderwood, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. She was 94.  A memorial service will be held today (Friday, March 6) at 2 p.m., at Woodlake Presbyterian Church. Lenora was born June 15, 1920,  to Emmett and Rhea McCarter in Elderwood. She attended grammar school in Elderwood and graduated from Woodlake High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1937. She...
  Howard P. Bleile of Three Rivers died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Visalia. He was 84. A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony Retreat, 43816 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Howard was born January 28, 1931, in Los Angeles. He attended Vallejo Junior High and High Schools. He graduated from Los Angeles State College with a B.A. in accounting. He was a retired...
  Lori De Boer Ainley of Elderwood went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. She was 56. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 1:30 p.m., at Woodlake Cemetery (Cypress Avenue at Naranjo). Lori was born January 9, 1959, in Visalia to Theodore and Claire De Boer. She attended elementary school in Visalia through fifth grade, then moved with her family to...

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