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

Obituaries

  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...
  Keith Edwards, pastor at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers from 1995 to 2003, died Monday, June 6, 2016, at his home in Altadena, Calif. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, at 1 p.m., at Altadena Presbyterian Church, 2775 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena.  
  Gregg Allen Schultz died Sunday, April 3, 2016, at his Lemon Cove home. He was 54. Gregg was born February 10, 1962, in Hennepin County, Minn., to Gordon Schultz and Ellinor (Kieselbach) Schultz. He attended high school in River Falls, Wisc. On June 27, 1987, Gregg married his wife, Lisa. Gregg owned Smart Technical Systems, a commercial construction company, in Dallas, Texas. Gregg and Lisa...
  Loreta “Rita” Merle Tomlinson died Friday, April 1, 2016, at her Three Rivers home. She was 81. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers. A reception will immediately follow the service. Loreta was born May 19, 1934, in Maud (Pottawatomie County), Okla., to Leslie and Martha Dunn. Loreta moved with her family to California...
  Judy Carol Will died Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Three Rivers due to renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer).  She was 64. Judy was born August 30, 1951, in Long Beach, Calif., to Albert and Flora Onstot. She was raised in Long Beach and attended David Starr Jordan High School. Judy was a 38-year resident of Three Rivers. She was a food server, working at some of Three Rivers’s favorite restaurants...
  Melissa S. Doyle of Three Rivers died Thursday, March 10, 2016, at her Three Rivers home. She was 35. Melissa was born January 15, 1981, in Tulare to Simeon and Linda (Tonn) Anderson. She graduated from Golden West High School in Visalia and San Joaquin Valley College. Melissa worked as a server at several restaurants in the area. She was a dancer and a musician, a member of the Calvary Worship...
  Edith Pearl Bence, a former resident of Lemon Cove, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016. She was 95. Edith was born March 4, 1921, in Buffalo, Mo. She grew up in Missouri during the Great Depression. When she was 14, she moved with her family to Lemon Cove, graduating from Exeter Union High School in 1939. That same year, she married Charles Bence, a native of Lemon Cove, in Reno. For their honeymoon,...

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