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

Obituaries

  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...
  Meryl Lee Darsey left us to begin a new journey on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The longtime Three Rivers resident was 91 years of age.   A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., in Harrison Hall at the Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers.   Meryl was born July 28, 1925, to Cecil and Lois Caswell Darsey in South Gate, Calif. Pearl, his sister, greeted...
  Louis M. Seeberger of Three Rivers died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Prestige Assisted Living in Visalia. He was 95.   Lou was born April 11, 1921, in Oakland, Calif. He was raised by his grandparents in nearby San Leandro.   Early in his youth, Lou discovered he had an innate ability and talent for electronics. While in high school, he made wax recordings for school plays and also received his...
  Martha Ann Stout died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at her Visalia home. She was 89.   A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m., at Community Presbyterian Church in Three Rivers.    Martha was born January 27, 1927, in Oswego, Kan., to Lloyd Romine and Mildred Lee. Her childhood was spent growing up with her sister, Lottie, in Las Vegas, Nev., after the family moved there during...
  Gary Lynn Shadrick, a former resident of Three Rivers and longtime business owner, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. He was 71. A service will be held Sunday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m., at the Miller Memorial Chapel, 134 Cypress, in Woodlake.   Gary was born March 28, 1945, in Visalia to Lafe and Nellie Shadrick. He had two older siblings, Eunice (Atherton) and Donny Shadrick.   Gary was raised in...
  Dorothy Eleanor Newman of Three Rivers died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. She was 88.   Ellee, as she preferred to be called, was born May 2, 1928, in Los Angeles. As a child she traveled to Three Rivers many times with her family and fell in love with the area.    She always hoped and dreamed that she would be able to live here someday. Many years later, she, her husband, and youngest daughter Dana...
  Carole Danice Faris, who formerly was a Three Rivers resident for 27 years, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at the Banner Grandview Terrace Hospice Home in Sun City, Ariz. She was 79.   Carole was born June 11, 1937, in Denver, Colo., to Daniel W. and Fern L. (Henderson) Field.  At a young age she and her family moved to Texas and then to Whittier, Calif.    In October 1952, Carole married Edwin A....
  Bettie Michael Crowley Powert, a resident of Three Rivers for over 40 years, passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, in her home with family members by her side. She was 92.   A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at 11 a.m., at St. Clair’s Catholic Church. A reception will follow at St. Anthony Retreat.   Bettie was born in Aurora, Ill., on December 17, 1923, to Walter...
  Kevin Canter of Three Rivers died at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. He was 55.   Kevin was born June 15, 1961, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was raised in Brooklyn and, later, Running Springs, Calif.   Kevin grew up in a small apartment in Bensonhurst, N.Y. He had one older brother and four younger sisters. He loved his role as big brother.   The family moved to the San Bernardino area when Kevin...
  Wanda Joy (Walker) Sweeney of Woodlake died Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. She was 81.   Wanda was born January 9, 1935, in the Woodlake Hospital. She was one of nine children born to Freeman and Evelyn Walker of Lemon Cove.    Wanda graduated from Lemon Cove Elementary, Woodlake High School, College of the Sequoias, and California State University, Fresno.   On May 8, 1957, Wanda married Thomas O....

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