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

Obituaries

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,...
  Evelyn Louella Thompson died Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Three Rivers. She was 74. A celebration of life will be held Friday, March 11, at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony Retreat, 43816 Sierra Dr., Three Rivers. Evelyn was born July 11, 1941, to Edward and Carrie Tweedt in Sioux Falls, S.D. She worked as a cosmetologist for 40 years. Evelyn and her husband, Don, have lived in Three Rivers since 1990. She...
  Lillie Belle Burford, a resident of Three Rivers for over 40 years, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Porterville. She was 85. Belle’s family — Matt, Beth, and Seth Jones of Three Rivers — invite those who knew Belle to a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Lions Arena. Belle was born May 14, 1929, in McLoud, Okla., to R.C. and Julia Burford. She was raised in...

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