William Edward Gillis passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at his home in Lemon Cove, surrounded by family and friends. He was 81.
Bill was born June 7, 1936, in Sanger to Robert and Blanch Gillis. He attended Sanger High School.
On Sept. 16, 1956, he married his sweetheart, Velma Stone, of Reedley, in Reno, Nev.
Bill worked for four years with the U.S. Forest Service as a...
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Gary Alan Potter, a longtime resident of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia following a battle with lung cancer. He was 70.
Gary was born in Faulkton, S.D., on August 19, 1947, to Claire and Gwen Potter. At a young age, Gary moved with his family to Porterville.
Darla May Castro left this earth on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in the loving embrace of her family. Darla had just turned 80 years old in July.
Darla was pretty happy about reaching that milestone and called herself an “oxygenarian” since her breathing had recently become more difficult. Darla’s absence in the Castro family and the community of Three Rivers — her home for 53 years — will be...
Michael Lawrence Barrios, 69, of Three Rivers died Saturday, July 29, 2017, in Visalia. He was 69.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday, Aug. 13, noon, at the Three Rivers Memorial Building.
Mike was born August 11, 1947, in Glendale Calif., the youngest child of Joe and Thelma Barrios. Soon after graduating high school in San Fernando, Mike served from 1965 to 1969 in the...
Hilda May “Jackie” Maplesden, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. She was 91.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m., at Grace Community Church, 424 N. Lovers Lane, Visalia. A lunch reception will follow in the church’s Student Center, where Jackie’s artwork will be displayed.
Jackie was born May 2, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY, to...
Howard Ross Hill of Three Rivers died after a brief illness on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was 86.
A celebration of Howard’s life will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m., at the Three Rivers Memorial Building.
Howard was born February 22, 1931, in Glendale, Calif., to Ralph and Frances Hill. He was one of four boys raised on the family’s dairy in Southern California. In 1948, the family...
James Howard Menter Harrelson died in his Three Rivers home on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. He was 35.
A potluck celebration of his life will be held Sunday, July 23, 2- 6 p.m., at the home where he grew up: 41615 Sierra Drive, Three Rivers.
James lived a passionate and colorful life on his own terms. Born in Oakland, Calif., on October 30, 1981, his early years were joyful and energetic.
Bonnie Frances Good Nelson of Three Rivers lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Friday, June 16, 2017. She was 70.
Bonnie passed away peacefully at home on hospice in Camarillo, near her daughter and granddaughter, with a smile on her face. Bonnie was sure of what comes next and will be watching over her loved ones.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, July 8, 9:30 a.m., at...
Laraine Ann Williams died Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was 74.
Born Laraine Ann Moeller, she grew up in Spokane, Wash. She later lived in the Bakersfield area, Elk, Wash., and, most recently, in Three Rivers.
Laraine was a loving wife and mother to her husband Paul and her three sons, Robert, Teddy, and Tim. Four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive her.
Pamela Jean Clark of Fresno, a former resident of Three Rivers, died Sunday, May 21, 2017. She was 64.
Pam was born April 30, 1953, in Montebello, Calif., where she was raised and attended school. Pam lived in several places around California before ultimately settling in Fresno.
Pam worked for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks from the mid 1980s to the mid ‘90s. Her first...