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

Obituaries

  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...
  Beverly Jane Seymour Cassaday Rice, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. She was one day shy of her 94th birthday.   A celebration of Beverly’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m., at the Gateway Church, 1100 S. Sowell St., Visalia. A reception will follow.    Beverly was born in Redlands, Calif., on February 1, 1924, to Basil (Jack) and Myrtle Seymour....
  The mother of Three Rivers resident Tim Landry, Dorothy G. Landry of Colorado Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, after a brief illness. She was 88.   Dorothy was the third of seven Depression-era children born to Etta Ruth Thomas and Elga Joseph Guillory of Natalbany La.   In 1953, Dorothy Beatrice Guillory married the love of her life, Preston Landry of Hammond, La.  The young couple had...
  Joanne Faye Fansett died Christmas morning, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at her home in Three Rivers. She was 81.   A celebration of  Joanne’s life will be held  tomorrow (Saturday,  Jan. 13), 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers with a luncheon immediately following.    Joanne was born September 29, 1936, in Verdugo Hills, Calif. She was raised in Sunland, Calif., and graduated...
  Ermogene (Jean) Herrin, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in Capitola, Calif. She was 87.    Ermogene was born September 17, 1930, in Lexington, Okla. In 1941, she moved with her family to the Imperial Valley  in southeastern California where she graduated from Brawley High School in 1948.    That same year, she married Odell Herrin. They were married for 65...
  James Seligman of Three Rivers died Friday, Dec. 21, 2017. He was 62 (born January 14, 1955).
  Karen L. B. Holland of Visalia died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, due to cancer. She was 60.   A  celebration of Karen’s life will be held tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018), from noon to 3 p.m., at Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W. Mineral King Ave., Visalia.   Karen was born November 12, 1957. She held a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in business, and she had recently...

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