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

Obituaries

  Iyone Yvonne Jorgensen of Three Rivers passed away Friday, March 16, 2018. She was 88.    A graveside service will be held at Three Rivers Cemetery on Saturday, April 21, at noon, with a celebration of life to follow at the Fleeman home in Three Rivers.   Iyone was born to Viola and Bassil Rohweller on June 27, 1929, in Los Angeles. She was raised on California Street in El Monte, Calif.   ...
  Gregory Mendoza Jr. died Saturday, March 3, 2018, at his Three Rivers home. He was 68.   A celebration of Greg’s life will be held Thursday, April 5, at 3 p.m., at The Gateway Restaurant and Lodge in Three Rivers.   Greg was born July 16, 1949, in Sacramento to Gregorio “Jorge” Mendoza and Esther Martinez Mendoza. He was raised and educated in Sanger.   Around 1990, Greg settled in Three Rivers...
  Douglas Stewart Long died Friday, March 2, 2018, at his Visalia home, surrounded by family. He was 66.   Doug was born January 28, 1952, in Tulare to Walter and Betty Long. He attended Tulare Union High School where he was class president.    After refusing to cut his hair, which jeopardized his college funding, he left school to  pursue a career in music. With friends, he formed a rock-n-roll...
  Leroy Jesse Maloy of Woodlake died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at Kaweah Delta Transitional Care in Visalia. He was 83.   A celebration of Leroy’s life will be held Saturday, June 2, at Foothill Bible Church, 37721 Road 200, Elderwood.   Leroy was born May 14, 1934, to Lee Maloy and Blanche McKee Maloy of Three Rivers and raised on the family ranch. He was the eldest of three children.    Leroy...
  Doris Ann Burris, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Friday, March 2, 2018, in Redondo Beach, Calif. She was 95.   A service will be  held Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m., at White & Day Colonial Mortuary, 901 Torrance Blvd., Redondo  Beach.   Doris was born March 22, 1922, in Bentonville, Ark., to William Ray Bright and Edna May Bright. She was raised in Ojai, Calif., and attended schools...
  R. Olin Lambert died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at his Three Rivers home. He was 81.   Olin was born December 18, 1936, in Imperial Valley, Calif., to Ulysses and Ocie Lambert. He was raised and educated in Avenal, where he graduated from Avenal High School in 1954.    He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Coalinga for 28 years as a letter carrier. Following that, Olin was the postmaster at the...
  Greta Heidi Zurcher of Clovis and beloved member of the Silver City community passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Clovis. She was 80.   Heidi was born in San Gabriel, Calif., and graduated from Rosemead High School in 1953. Her mother and father, Clara Reinhart-Pfarrer and Frederick Pfarrer, both immigrants from Switzerland, raised Heidi and her brother, Fred, in San...
  Jimmie (James) McWilliams died at his Three Rivers home, surrounded by his family, just after midnight on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. He was 80.   He leaves behind his son, JD McWilliams, of Bozeman, Mont.; daughter Teresa Henschel of Pismo Beach, Calif.; son John McWilliams of Three Rivers; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, 15 years ago...
  Kenneth Donald Bachmeyer, a former resident of Three Rivers and Sequoia National Park, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Visalia, surrounded by his family. He was 89.   Ken was born November 22, 1928,  in Philadelphia, Penn., to Addie Lavina Bingenheimer and William Leonard Bachmeyer. After graduating from Thorp High School in Wisconsin in 1947, he was recruited on a football scholarship to the...
  Schatzi Lovett, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Bakersfield. She was 90.   A private burial will be held today (Friday, Feb. 9) at Three Rivers Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m., at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel, 127 E. Caldwell Ave., Visalia. A luncheon reception will follow.    Schatzi was born July 16, 1927, to...

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