Lucia Enriquez Garcia, age 66, passed away on February 6th, 2020. She was born April 4th, 1953 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Federico and Teresa Enriquez. She was the youngest of eight siblings and moved to California when she was a small child.
She spent her life as an LVN until health issues caused her to retire, but she continued to do her best in the roles that meant the most to her; Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.
Lucia, or ‘Lucy' as many called her, always had an open door to anyone who needed it. Her family, however, was the most important thing to her and she made sure that everyone knew it. She made sure everyone felt loved.
While Lucia is happy to finally reunite with the loved ones she has missed (her father-Federico, her mother-Teresa, her siblings-Jimmy, Joe, Fred, Manuela, Elena, and her grandson-Jason), she is survived by her two daughters, Teresa Lara and Monica Clayton, her grandchildren, Felicia Moreno and Cyriss Clayton, her son-in-law, Shellie Clayton Jr., her grandson-in-law, Andrew Moreno, and her four great-grandchildren, Ian Alexander, Trystan Alexander, Carson Moreno, and Zoey Moreno. She is also survived by her brother, Willie Enriquez and her sister, Carmen Franco, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Please join us as we say our final goodbyes on Thursday, February 13th, 2020 between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel, in Lemoore. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Donation Processing Center, P.O. Box 742030, Los Angeles, CA 90074.
Sharon Marie Austin of Hanford passed away peacefully January 30, 2020. She was born November 11, 1943 in Visalia, California to Charley and Noble Jones. Sharon attended Goshen and Lemoore Union Elementary Schools and was a 1961 graduate of Lemoore High School.
Sharon was a devoted mother actively participating in her children's activities where she was a Cub Scouts Den Mother and Girl Scouts Troop Leader, along with holding numerous roles with PTA throughout the years.
Sharon was a strong woman of faith where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, a Bell Choir Member and held many leadership positions at Central Community Church in Hanford. She was equally devoted to her community from the time of her youth up until recent months through her active participation as Junior Grange Leader along with other offices held with the Central Union Grange, including activities on the state level. She was also involved with the Salvation Army and a member of the Kings County Cabrillo Civic Club No. 9.
Not only did she spend her lifetime caring for her children, church and community, Sharon worked for 35 years as a school bus driver for the Kings County Office of Education driving special needs children and community school students. She also worked part time as an in-home health care provider for the elderly. For Sharon, serving others was a calling.
She will be remembered for her loving heart, always wrapped up with a laugh and a smile, her desire to help others and most importantly for her devotion to her most cherished role of mother and grandmother.
Sharon is survived by her 5 children, son Breck(Jacqui) of Vista, CA, son Paul(Mindy) of Colorado Springs, CO, daughter Deanna(Steve) of Diamond Springs, CA, son Charles(Veronika) of Arvada, CO and daughter Amanda(Levi) Kelsey of Corcoran, CA. She was a loving grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 3 brothers, John Jones, Leonard(Shirley) Brothers, Lester(Jan) Brothers and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Charley and Noble Jones(Brothers) and Frank and Thelma Brothers, an infant son Allen, brothers Jerry Jones and David Brothers and sisters-in-law Carolyn Jones and Diane Brothers and brother-in-law Robert Mares.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Central Community Church, 1100 N. Redington Street, Hanford.
Family and friends who wish to remember Sharon may do so by contributing to Central Community Church, 1100 N. Redington Street, Hanford, CA 93230 in her memory.
Jennifer Kelly passed away quietly surrounded by her family and friends Tuesday, January 28, 2020, after a long battle with ALS. She was 43 years old. Jennifer was a graduate of Lemoore High School, University of Davis, and the University of Maryland, College Park. Jennifer loved her family, the Lord and helping those around her maneuver through the educational process.
She leaves to cherish her memory a host of family and friends.
We will celebrate Jennifer's life Friday, February 14, at South Valley Community Church, 11:00 a.m.
Passed away February 5, 2020 in Bakersfield, CA Lynn was the daughter of Joseph Westmoreland and Erline Tallon in Hanford, CA.
She recieved her GED from Hanford High School. Evelyn was married to Charles Davis in June 2020. She was known to be a homemaker, making special crafts and sewing for her family and friends.
Lynn was a crafty woman and loved to create things for her loved ones. She would go out and always found a friendly face at the grocery store. Often talking to many on her outings, she often found the best in all she came across.
She is proceeded in death by her father Joseph, mother Erline, brother Jack and step daughter Marvena.
Lynn is survived by her loving husband Charles, her daughter Jesica, son in law Jason, Grandson Zachary. Step son Ranadall, daughter in law Tracey, grandson Jason.S tep son James grandchildren Jeremiah, Daniel and Jamie. Step son Michael, daughter in law Merlene, grand children Tina and Kara. Sister Jolene and Brothers Ronnie, Joseph and Rusty.
Lynn's services will be held February 12, 2020 at 10:00am at Greenlawn NE Cemetery. 3700 River Blvd. Bakersfield. Graveside services only.
Freda Mae McHone of Hanford passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Freda was born November 2, 1939 in Paden, Oklahoma to Mont and Sevella Miller. She and her family came to California when she was a teenager, where they settled in the Selma area. She graduated from Compton High School in 1958. She met and married the love of her life,Thomas McHone in 1961, and made a home in Hanford, CA.
Freda worked for over 30 years as an Escrow Officer before retiring. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading and playing card games especially Yatzee. She was a member of Church of Christ in Hanford and she loved spending time with her Church Family.
Freda is survived by her husband of 58 years, Thomas McHone and her daughter Lynette Lemos (Steve) of Hanford. She leaves her cherished grandchildren Jesslyn Clark (Josh) and Lauren Zimmerman (Mark) both of Hanford. Also surviving are her brothers; Monte Miller, Edward Miller, Robert, Miller, Leonard Miller, Phillip Miller all of Oklahoma and her sisters; Jane Shelton of Missouri and Elaine Speer of Hanford.
Visitation for Freda will take place on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 9:00-11 a.m. at Whitehurst McNamara Funeral Home, 100 W. Bush St., Hanford, CA. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, 19811 S. Cedar Ave, Laton, CA.
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, 9 decades of memories, a life well lived. Marion Pearl Koenigs, was born in Canada on August 30, 1922 to Frank and Martha Goodwin. She passed in peace on Monday, January 27, 2020 in her daughter's home in Lemoore, California at the age of 97 years.
Marion made San Diego, California her final home in her late 30's. Her interest included spending time with family, playing the guitar, swing dancing, fishing and she enjoyed spending time at the ocean.
She is survived by her son best known as Skip, daughters; Linda and Allison, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service on February 12, 2020 at 11:30 at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery 1700 Cabrillo Memorial Dr. San Diego, Ca 92106
Arrangements under the direction of Yost & Webb Funeral Care 213 N. Irwin St. Hanford, CA 559-582-5400
Thomas Bruce Kief, 77, of Hanford, California, passed away January 29th 2020.
Born as Thomas Bruce Dahlgren to Alice Louise McClelland and Ernest M. Dahlgren, Thomas Bruce Kief was born on September 27th 1942 in the city of Monroe, located in Snohomish County, Washington.
Adopted by Dorothy S. Kief and Alonzo “Lon” Kief, Thomas Bruce Kief would grow up in Florence, Oregon graduating from Siuslaw High School in 1960. After graduating, Thomas would enlist in the United States Navy on July 21st, 1960 beginning his longstanding career as a Quartermaster. After attending recruit training at Naval Training Center San Diego, Thomas would go on to serve on several U.S. Warships: USS Pyro, USS Takelma, USS Quapaw, USS Bolster, USS Grapple, and the USS Chipola. In September of 1969, Thomas would deploy to Vietnam onboard the USS Vesuvius until transferring to the USS Fortify performing coastal surveillance as part of Operation Market Time. Thomas would return to the United States in April of 1971 to begin his shore rotation. Thomas's shore tour began in 1974 at Naval Station Treasure Island in San Francisco, California and would later transfer to the USS Mars in 1976 for his last sea-duty assignment. His tour on the USS Mars would end in March of 1981 but he remained in active service until October of 1982. On October 31st 1982, Chief Quartermaster Thomas Bruce Kief retired from the United States Navy after 22 years of active service. Thomas was recognized for many achievements during his military career to include: The National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with one bronze star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 device, Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Fifth Good Conduct Award, and the Commendation Medal with Combat “V” device. As a civilian, Thomas worked for American Protective Services for over 10 years until his official retirement.
Thomas is remembered for his love of fishing and his passion for music. He loved being surrounded by nature and camping with his family. From a young age, Thomas learned how to play the guitar and even played for a band when he was in high school. His passion for music was shared amongst his family as he encouraged them to learn different instruments, but his lifelong love was playing the guitar, which he continued to play until his passing.
He is survived by his children: Rey Kief, Zaldy Kief, Cynthia Kief, Kimberlee Kief-Carroll, and Catherine Kief Belantes. His grandchildren: Jeremy, Jerissa, and Raeanna Kief; Valerie Hahn, Angelika Sison, and Tara Kief; Paxton Schwartz and Nicholas Kief-Filipenko; Kavina Kief; Jordan and Jesselyn Belantes; and six great-grandchildren.
We would like to thank the first responders and Adventist Health staff for all their efforts as well as their comfort to our family during this difficult time.
A Visitation will be held on Friday, February 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at People's Funeral Chapel; 501 N. Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date with U.S. Navy Military Funeral Honors at Pacific Sunset Cemetery in Florence, Oregon.
Family and Friends are invited to view Thomas's legacy at www.peoplesfuneralchapel.com and send condolences to the family in their family's everlasting memorial tribute book.
Margie, as most knew her went home to meet her Heavenly Father and reunite with the love of her life on February 1,2020 at the young age of 97. Peacefully and on her own terms, she said goodbye to this earth and to her loving family and walked into the arms of the ones that she loved that went before her.
Marguerite was born November 9, 1922 in Oklahoma. The oldest of 9 Children, with a tenacious spirit and kindest of souls, she walked this life loving God. She met and fell in love with her only love, Howard Speer . They married in 1946, and had three Children, Larry Raymond, Deborah Kay, and Keith Wayne. After loosing her husband in 1992, she surrounded herself with her kids, grandkids, great grandkids and great- great grandkids that kept her young. She left this life surrounded by love and with a peace that passes all understanding, excited to meet her King and kiss her love.
Marguerite is survived by her Sister Beatrice Wadkins, sister Barbara Sue White (Jimmy) Son Larry Speer (Elaine), daughter Deborah Solomon, son Keith Speer (Barbara) grandchildren; Aaron Speer, Lesley Speer, Rebecca Mathews (Cory), Joshua Speer (Michelle), Candace Solomon, Shara Speer (Chris), William Solomon, Ronald Dias (Heather), Frank Dias (Tammy), Andrea Denver, Willie Denver (Krystal), 24 Great grandkids and 7 Great Great grandkids.
She is preceded in death by her sister Faye Davis (J.C), sister Lorraine Andrews (Kenneth), brother Leroy Seaton, brother Doyle (Carol), brother Leon Seaton (Ruby), sister Virginia Teves (Sonny) and son in law Louis Solomon.
Viewing at Whitehurst McNamara Funeral home February 6, 2020 from 5-8pm
Graveside service will be held at Grangeville Cemetery 10428 14th Avenue, February 7, 2020 at 11 am.
Sharen Lynn Rose Christensen was born April 28, 1938, in Visalia, CA, and passed from this life January 18, 2020, at the age of 81. She was the daughter of Robert Wayne Rose and Lucille Denham Rose. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Christensen and her partner Bill Swanson and leaves behind: son, Ed Christensen, of Coburg, OR; daughter, Marcia Yoshida, son-in-law, Roger Yoshida, and grandson, Aaron Yoshida of Camarillo, CA; brother, Brian Rose and his wife, Tam, of Coarsegold, CA; brother-in-law, Carl Morgan, of Kingsburg, CA; sister-in-law, Marilyn Page and her husband, Jim, of Grantham, NH; and sister-in-law, Doris Anne Bragg, of Fresno, CA. She also leaves pseudo-daughter, Chris Diaz, of Reedley, CA and many nieces, nephews and friends who love her.
Sharen graduated from Selma High School with the class of 1956 and graduated, with her teaching credential, from Fresno State in 1960. While at Fresno State, she was an active member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She taught at Wilson School in Selma, CA, until the birth of her children, when she took over teaching them.
She was a member of the Selma First United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and small group. She also sang with Ecumenical Harmony for many happy years.
Sharen loved traveling and learning about new things. She made many trips up and down the West Coast, trips across Canada, trips across our nation, and visited England and Denmark in 2003. Her last big trip was with Marcia, to see the fall colors along the California Coast and up into Oregon to see Ed. She wanted to be sure to see the Victorian homes in Ferndale and Eureka and got to stay in the same place where she and Bill stayed in Bandon, with an absolutely breathtaking view.
Sharen loved to garden and fed both her family and her soul by doing so. She loved her cats even if they didn't usually get to come in the house. She loved her friends and family and treasured time spent with them. She loved music and was a long-time season ticket holder with the Fresno Philharmonic and Roger Rocka's Music Hall. She loved to visit with her classmates and spent many hours keeping track of them in preparation for Selma High Reunions.
Sharen loved life. She lived a good one.
A Celebration of Life will be held on February 22nd at 2:30 pm, at Bethel Village Commons Building, 1250 Rorden, Selma, CA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to Heifer International, a group she always admired for giving people all over the world a hand up. www.heifer.org or Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR, 72202 Phone (855) 948-6437.
May Laura Wood passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on January 25, 2020 with family by her side.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Robert Lee “Woody” Wood in 1995. They were married June 8, 1942 while Woody was serving in the Army. After the War they settled in the Hanford area near family and friends where they started a family with four children; Vernadene Estelle, Vernon Lee, Larry Leroy and Janna Sue. Woody held a few jobs before he took up roofing with May's brother Theofield “Joe” Crowe. He subsequently became a Licensed Roofing Contractor operating as Wood Roofing in Kings and Tulare counties which he continued until 1991. May remained a homemaker, a Great and Loving Mother and a very good cook. The family still uses her recipes. May and Woody traveled when they could and in retirement traveled in an RV.
May is survived by her children Larry Wood and wife Mickey of Colorado and Janna Hough and husband David of Visalia, California. May and Woody also had ten grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held February 7, 2020 at 11:00 am in the Visalia Public Cemetary.
Calvert “Cal” F. Clement 1940-2020, 79, of Hanford, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Cal was the second born of twin boys on November 14, 1940, in Hanford, CA to Portuguese parents Francis E. Clement and Evelyn A. (Pinheiro) Clement. Cal was raised in Hanford and attended grammar school at St. Rose-Thomas McCarthy Catholic School then graduated from Hanford High School in 1959. At Hanford High School he was an outstanding athlete, lettering in baseball, basketball and football. In 1959, he was voted outstanding athlete in all sports. He was very involved in Future Farmers of America. Cal and his twin brother Del, were on three state winning FFA judging teams; Land, Milks and Meats. In 1957, their Meats judging team won FFA's State and National Championships.
He continued his education at Allan Hancock College and then finished at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. While at school he worked at Surfies a meat market in Santa Maria, CA. In 1965, he returned home to help run the family business Clement's Locker Service. He also was enlisted with the California Army National Guard. With his passion and knowledge for the Meats Industry, he wanted to give back to the youth and had a vital role in starting the Hanford Chapter California Young Farmers Association. He taught classes at West Hills College and Reedley College throughout the 80's and 90's. Cal always had a passion for cooking. Between 1983 and 1989, he won several State, Regional and local BBQ contests. In 1984, he started Cal's Catering Service with business partner Vickie Brooks. Cal's passion for cooking was so great he wanted to share his knowledge with others by providing classes on how to BBQ. He was also a community supporter and helped fundraise for local sports and AG events. Throughout his lifetime he was an avid collector of antique lunch boxes, beer cans, railroad nails and bob wire. Cal did not know a stranger and everyone was a friend. He will be missed by many.
Cal is survived by his children Calvie Clement (Gary), Shawn Clement (Kim), Chandalin Champlin (Shawn), Brandon Clement (Maricruz) and daughter-in law Marcie Moody all of Hanford, seven grandchildren Jordan(Courtney), Kayla, Kelsey, Destiny(Deven), Christopher Clement and Logan, Grant Champlin, two great grandchildren Marcus Clement and Deagen Castaneda, brother Mark Clement (Cheryl), sister Vickie Brooks and numerous nieces and nephews. Cal is preceded in death by his son Lance Clement, Love of his Life Marcia Grooms, brother Del Clement, parents Francis and Evelyn Clement. His family will dearly miss a loving Dad and Vovo.
Vistation Friday, February 7th 5 – 6 pm followed by recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6pm St. Brigid Catholic Church. Saturday, February 8th Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am St. Brigid Catholic Church.
Contributions can also be made in Cal's name to Hanford FFA 1259 N. 13th Ave. Hanford, CA 93230.