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

Obituaries

  James Allen Farkas of Three Rivers died Friday, March 31, 2017. He was 64.   Jim was born December 10, 1952.    A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, April 8, at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 42013 Eggers Dr., in Three Rivers.        
  Theodore Dave Ainley, 37, of Three Rivers died Tuesday, March 28, 2017. He was 37.    A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, April 9, at 1 p.m., at the White Horse Inn in Three Rivers.   Ted was born January 28, 1980, in Visalia to Frank Charles Ainley Jr. and Lori Helen DeBoer Ainley. He was raised on the family ranch in Elderwood.   Ted attended Woodlake Middle School and, in 1998...
  Earleen McKee Monaghan, who was born and raised in Three Rivers, died Saturday, April 1, in her home at Park Merced Assisted Living. She was 89.   A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 11 a.m., at the First Church of God in Atwater. Interment will be Wednesday, April 12, 1 p.m., at Three Rivers Cemetery.   Earleen was born June 20, 1927, at home in Three Rivers to Earl A. McKee...
  Loree Ann (Spotts) Poutre died Monday, March 13, 2017, at St. Peters Hospital in Olympia, Wash., after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was 62.   Loree was born July 31, 1954, in Visalia, Calif., to Earl F. Spotts and Mildred Maryetta (Pritchard) Spotts. Loree’s maternal grandparents were Ray Pritchard and Verna (Barton) Pritchard of Three Rivers.    Loree lived in Three Rivers during...
  Helen Dorothy “Kay” Plunkett, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Monday, March 13, 2017, in Visalia. She was 100.   A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 30, at 11 a.m., at St. Clair Catholic Mission in Three Rivers. For those wishing to pray the Rosary, a Rosary will be said at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will be served at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Three Rivers immediately following Mass...
  John Robert Schulz of Three Rivers died peacefully at his home on Sunday, January 22, 2017. He was 91.   John was born September 5, 1925, to Paul and Elizabeth Schulz in Fargo, N.D., where he was raised and educated. He graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.  He served in the U.S. Navy and was proud to be a veteran of World War II.   During...
  Cleo L. White, known to many just as Grandma White, a former longtime Three Rivers resident, died from natural causes Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Visalia. She was 101.   A viewing is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday, March 4) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Evans Miller Guinn Exeter Chapel (425 N. Kaweah Ave., Exeter).     A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 5, at 1 p.m., at Community...
  Betty Sami Ennis of Three Rivers died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Visalia. She was 85.   Betty was born June 6, 1931, in Missouri. She was a retired petroleum engineer.   A graveside service will be held today (Friday, March 3) at Three Rivers Cemetery.   Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com. */
  Shirley Lilly of Three Rivers died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, in Visalia. She was 85. Shirley was born May 19, 1931. A Celebration of Life service will be held for Shirley on Sunday, Feb. 26, at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers. There will be a light luncheon at noon. The service begins at 1 p.m. Shirley will be interred at Concordia Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill.  
  Jeanette Elizabeth (Tario) Barton, a longtime resident of Three Rivers, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at her home. She was 85.    A celebration of Jeanette’s life will be held Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m., at Three Rivers Arts Center, 41763 North Fork Drive.   Jeanette was born at home in Lead, S.D., on May 14, 1931, to Jacob and Jennie Tario. She was two decades younger than her three...

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