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

Obituaries

  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...
  Betty Lou Powell died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 84.  Betty was born June 17, 1932, in Oxnard to James and Francis Rutherford. She was raised in Oxnard, and in her senior year of high school she met and fell in love with Charles Powell.   Betty and Charles were married September 3, 1950. Betty was a homemaker as well as a crossing guard in Oxnard.   She was a...
  Junior Theo “Ted” Faris of Three Rivers died Wednesday, July 6, at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia. He was 92. Ted was born April 14, 1924, at Fort Sill, Okla., to Theo Faris and Grace Gabbard Faris. In the early 1950s, Ted and his family moved to Southern California. He and his family attended opening day at a theme park called Disneyland. In December 1971, he married the former Carole...
Adrian Green in 1998.
  David Armstrong Adrian Gregory Green, a 60-year resident of Three Rivers, died peacefully in his sleep at his home on Sunday, June 26, 2016. He was 91. A celebration of Adrian’s life will be held Friday, Aug. 12, 5-8 pm, at St. Anthony Retreat. Adrian was born February 4, 1925, in Lindsay, Calif., to Eugene and Mabel Green. Adrian was a descendant of Nathan Dillon, one of Tulare County’s first...
  Herbert Dana Reed of Three Rivers died Tuesday, June 28, 2016. He was 76. No services are scheduled at this time.  Herb was born December 21, 1939, in Tulare, Calif., to Herbert C. Reed and Edna Mae McPhillamey Reed. As a young child, Herb enjoyed visiting his grandparents’ farm in Wyoming, spending his summer vacations in the beautiful outdoors and eventually working on the farm, bailing hay...

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