Karen L. Finley, born Karen Lee Pierotte, January 2, 1937, passed away on September 3, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joel, her daughters, Deborah Young, of Fresno, and Denise Crockett, of Washington, and their husbands respectively, Ted and Ken. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Christopher and Aaron Young, Thomas Crockett and Rachel
Pena and a great grandson, Calvin Pena. She also has one surviving sister, Sandra Lynn of San Diego.
Karen graduated from LHS, Class of '55. She was Class secretary and for 50 years planned all of their class reunions. She attended COS for a year and then worked as a Legal Secretary for the Kings County District Attorney. She met Joel in March of 1959, and they married in September, 1959: Love at "First Sight". When her daughters were in elementary school, she went back to work: PG&E, Lemoore Hardware, Les Brown, COS, and finally for a financial planner.
Karen was an extremely talented woman, the consummate homemaker, a gourmet cook, an expert seamstress, and later in life she did some beautiful oil paintings. Karen loved music, dancing, and traveling. There is no way to express how much she will be missed by all of her family and her many dear friends.
A Vigil Rosary Service will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Friends who wish can make donations in Karen's memory to Alzheimer's Foundation of Central California, P.O. Box 3438, Pinedale, CA 93650. Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore.
Juan Miguel Perez was born on December 10, 1977 and passed away on August 29, 2019 at the age of 41. Juan was born in Hanford, CA, to San Juana B. and Miguel P. Perez. He was the loving husband to Frankie Perez and the proud father of two girls, Jess and Sammy, who both share his love of music and his artistic talents.
Juan is survived by his wife, his daughters, his mother San Juana, and his siblings and their spouses; Mary and Robert , Alexandra Perez and Tammy Roberts, Leonisia, Luis and Eren, Enedina Pacheco, Antonio Pacheco, and Jose Pacheco, uncles and aunts; Yolanda, Alex, Sylvia, Marta, Gloria, Hector, and many nieces, nephews, Anika, Vanessa, Vincent, Isaiah Xavier, Luis, Mya, Jayde, Luke, Emma, Cristian, Natalie, Gia and cousins.
Juan was preceded in death by his sisters Naomi, Yolanda, and Veronica, his father Miguel, and his grandparents Francis and Alejandro. For those who knew him well, I say on his behalf, “And you Hatings!”
Services for Juan will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 beginning at 9:00am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 10355 Hanford-Armona Rd, Hanford. A Rosary will be said at 10:00am and Funeral Mass will follow at 10:30am all at the Church. Burial will be at Hanford Cemetery, 10500 10th Ave., Hanford.
Donations are being accepted at the Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Home at Bush St., Hanford, Ca.
Randy Lyle Van Zuyen was born November 15, 1960 to Lyle and Bonnie Van Zuyen in Hanford, CA. Randy was married to Charlene Van Zuyen for the last 35 years. The couple made their home in Lemoore, CA where they shared many good times and memories. Randy was a mechanic at Lemoore Tire and Auto for 40 years.
Randy is survived by his wife “Charlie”, brother Ronnie, sister Connie and his nephews, niece and great-nephews. Randy was preceded in death by his brother Scott Van Zuyen.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 21st at 3:00 P.M. at Childcare Connection, 255 Vine St., Lemoore, CA 93245 with a dinner and party to follow.
Nancy E. Griffin, born in Ashland KY on February 6, 1941, passed on September 8, 2019 after an extended battle with cancer.
Nancy married her husband, Wilburn Griffin, on June 16, 1962. They were married for 54 years prior to Will's passing in December 2016. They made their home in Hanford, California, raising three children there. Will retired from Pirelli Armstrong after 25 years and he and Nancy enjoyed their retirement years by traveling and spending time with their friends and family.
Nancy was active in Sweet Adeline's for several years. She loved to sing and perform. She also worked for many years in the property management industry.
Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Wilburn and two brothers, Glenn Whitt of Bakersfield, CA and Thomas Whitt of Fresno, CA.
Nancy is survived by three children, Joseph Griffin and his wife Brenda, of Hanford. Gary Griffin and his wife Cori of Hanford. And Betty Ann Griffin of Tushka, OK. Seven grandchildren, Robert, Brittany, Jake, Amanda, Ellason, William and Abigail. Three great grandchildren, Jayce, Audrey and Oliver. Two additional great granddaughters are due later this year. Her sisters Joyce Murphy of Idaho and Betty Ross of Nevada, one brother Wayne Whitt of North Carolina, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, remembrances may be sent to The American Cancer Society in Nancy's name.
Lemoore resident Shean Crose lost his long battle with cancer at home on September 4, 2019.
Shean was born October 15, 1952 to Chandler and Orma Crose in Hanford, California. The fourth of five children, he was raised on the family ranch to which he would later dedicate much of his life. Growing up on the ranch lead him to a deep love of farming and to become a highly skilled craftsman. Shean shared his love of fishing, camping, music, entertaining, and history with his three daughters and close friends. He was an intellectual that surrounded himself with books, studied history much of his life, and was always willing to share his knowledge.
Shean is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda Crose, as well as his three daughters and their spouses, Erin and David Boling, Kelly and Dave Breier, and Mary-Catherine and Ron Oxford. Erin, Kelly and Mary-Catherine will forever be grateful for the life lessons, resiliency, work ethic, and love he shared with them. Shean is also survived by his siblings Gail DeCampos, Adrienne Collins, and Jeff Crose. He leaves behind five grandchildren who will miss their grandfather: Karli Douthett, Kaytlyn Boling, Diane Boling, Ian Boling, and Emerald Oxford. Shean is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his brother, Charles Crose.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 25th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter Prince of the Apostle's Catholic Church; 870 N. Lemoore Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245. Burial will be held privately by the family at Lemoore Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude.
Lueciel Etramay Brewer nee Neely was born on July 28th, 1945 in Oakwood, Texas to Jim and Cedelia Neely.
She went home to her lord and savior on September 6th, 2019. She is survived by her seven children, Butch, Tiger, Robin, Karen, Kelley, Kim, 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings Donel, Shirley and Lois.
A memorial service will be held on Friday September 13th, 2019 at 10am. At AME Zion Church on Douty St. A reception will be held immediately following at the church.
Edward "Ed" Collins, of Lemoore, California passed away at the age of 51 on the 6th of September 2019 from complications after battling cancer. Ed was born on September 26, 1967 in San Diego, California to John and Gwen Collins. After being together for four years, Ed married the love of his life and soul mate Susan Silveira on May 16, 2019. Even though their time together was short Ed was an automatic father to Susan's sons Bradley and Tommy Mattos. Not having kids of his own, he took on the role of dad and never looked back. He was very proud of both boys and loved them like his own. He was a lover of the outdoors and animals. He cooked every chance he could and he was good at it. He loved playing golf and riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Collins, stepsons Bradley and Tommy Mattos, of Lemoore, parents John (Joan) Collins of Florida and Gwen Collins of Lemoore California. He is also survived by multiple siblings: Lori (Fred) Perez of Ventura, California, Angela (Dean) Lisk of Ashley, Illinois, Laurel (John) Watkins of Mission, Texas, Jonathan (Jamie) Collins of Rogers, Arkansas, Joann Anderson of Pace, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel, 420 W. "D" Street Lemoore, California on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Kings SPCA Halfway House 9071 16 l Ave., Lemoore, CA 93245 .
After a brief illness, Bonnie Marie Lindgren peacefully returned home to the Lord on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. She was born on November 22, 1935 in Lindsay, CA to parents Robert and Viola Raley. After graduating as a Cardinal from Lindsay High School, she moved to Pasadena where she attended Pasadena College.
In 1955, she returned to the Central Valley and settled in Fresno. She worked in the accounting department for McMahan's Furniture. It was during this time that she became acquainted with her next-door neighbor, Doug Lindgren. Their friendship quickly grew and they became destined to spend the rest of their lives together. On July 5, 1958, they were married in the Nazarene Church in Fresno. After a honeymoon in Carmel, they settled in Kingsburg where they would happily spend the next 61 years together. During this time, they welcomed their daughter, Lori, and sons Larry and Kent into the world.
In addition to being a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, Bonnie was the bookkeeper for Loretto Vineyards, which was the family farming operation. She continued in this role until her retirement in 2000.
Bonnie was actively involved in the Clay School Parents Teachers Club, the Tuesday Club, and California Women for Agriculture. She was the former Treasurer at Colony Covenant Church and frequently attended Grace Church of The Valley with her grandsons.
During her spare time, Bonnie enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and spending time with friends. Her main source of enjoyment, however, was her family and, more specifically, her grandchildren. She spent as much time as possible with them and was in constant attendance at their academic, sporting, musical, and social events. She took extra pleasure in supporting a multitude of Kingsburg Youth sports teams, Clay School sports teams, and Kingsburg High sports teams. Her consistent, energetic presence and smiling face at these events led her to be known by others simply as Nana, which was her favorite nickname. The family takes solace in knowing that she is now watching from above with her Lord while also enjoying the best seat in the house.
Bonnie leaves behind Doug Lindgren, her loving husband of 61 years; daughter Lori Williams and son-in-law Paul Williams, both of Fresno; son Kent Lindgren and daughter-in-law Tatyana Lindgren, both of Kingsburg; grandchildren Jacob Williams of New York, Alison Williams of Fresno, and Jonathan and Nicholas Lindgren, both of Kingsburg; sister Vonnie Collier of Porterville; and brother Robert Raley of Florida.
Services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 am at Salser & Dillard Creighton Chapel in Kingsburg. Interment will follow at the Kingsburg Cemetery.
Doña Louise Stout, 60, of Kingsburg passed away on Friday , August 30th, 2019. She was born December 12th, 1958, in Pasadena, CA.
Doña leaves behind her husband Darrel Stout; her three children Kenneth James Stout, David Nolan Stout and William Lloyd Stout; their spouses Shannon Elizabeth Stout and Shannon Marie Stout; and five grandchildren Jessica Marie Stout (15), Darrel Gregory Stout (13), Madison Jean Stout (12), Ashlynn Louise Stout (11), and Seth Orion Stout (9).
She was preceded in death by: Father, Robert Dean Karren, Mother, Janet Louise Podany, Step Father, Thomas Podany and Grandson, Zachary James Stout.
She lives on in the memories of her caring gestures, loving smile, and infectious laugh.
Graveside services will be held Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 10 am at Kingsburg Cemetery. A celebration of life to follow at Pub-n-Sub, Kingsburg.
In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to the: Kingsburg Cancer Volunteers. PO Box 26, Kingsburg, CA 93631
Marsino “Red” Salas was 55 when he went to be with the Lord on August 30, 2019 after his life was taken short by a drunk driver. He was born in Hanford Ca. on September 26, 1963 to Mariana Franco, Marsino Salas Sr.
He survived by his mother Mariana Fraco Diego and step dad Juan Diego, 5 sister's Rosalinda Salas, Yolanda Emery, Juanita Frias, Sylvia Torres, Adella Serna & his sons Angelo, Manuel, 3 grandkids. He was preceded in death by his father Marsino Salas Sr. and his son Marsino Patrick Salas.
He was the only uncle his family had to many nieces and nephews and countless cousins and many friends. His Facebook cover photo read from late June a very telling quote. "If you remember anything of me after I leave this world, remember that I loved even when it was foolish.That I cared even when it was unwanted. When my body is gone remember my heart” Marsino was an organ donor whose last request was fulfilled. He will forever be missed.
A Visitation People's Funeral Chapel on Friday September 13, @ 5-7pm and on Saturday September 14, @ 9:30am Services at People's Funeral Chapel graveside service to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford CA.
Norma A. Sanchez, 62 of Hanford, was called home on August 22, 2019 with her family by her side. Norma was born in Fresno, California, the older of two children to Roberto German and Juanita “Jennie” Sanchez.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Raul “Rene” Sanchez, two children Leticia (Tony) Navarro of Laton, Gabriel (Carina) Torres of Modesto; five grandchildren Crystal Celis, Kristain Romero, Zekey Gomez, Isaac Torres and Elias Torres; three great-grandchildren Jonathan Ridge Jr., Angelica Dominguez and Julian Cano, Sister Yolanda (Frank) Gonzales from Hanford and loving nieces and nephews.
Norma graduated from Lyles College of Beauty in Hanford where she went on to make a life time career. She opened her own salon were she met and made long lasting friendships which gave her the opportunity to expand and open a greater salon. Aside of her own business she managed to assist other hair salon entities in the community. After 30+ years in business her husband and herself in barked in a new adventure and founded the O.G. Styles car club. Their mission was to go out, support local car clubs and hold charity events such as; Toys for Tots and Valley Children's Hospital. Aside of her involvement in the community, she was a devoted Catholic at Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Brigid. Norma was the president of the Guadalupanos Society. She loved decorating thee alter for the Virgin Mary to celebrate and accompany in the processions at Saint Anthony's Cathedral in Fresno every 12th of December. Due to love of her Mexican culture, Norma was proud of bringing the Aztec dance tradition to Immaculate Heart of Mary where it is performed in honor of the Virgin Mary. She was also a member of the Legion of Mary where the members of the legion are primarily engaged in the performance of spiritual works of mercy.
Norma loved family time and enjoyed creating themed birthday parties. Her themed parties would bring family and friends together for fun and laughter. Music was always her great escape whether it was karaoke or listening to oldies, gospel or Mexican songs. In her spare time she loved to watch movies with her husband and grandchildren. She had the greatest sense of humor, loved to kid around and make anyone laugh. There was never a dull moment with the loving Norma. She lived her life to the fullest spiritually. Her greatest gifts were giving love, protection and support to her family.
The rosary will be held at St. Brigid Catholic Church; 200 E. Florinda Street Hanford, Ca 93230 on Saturday, September 14th from 11:30am-12:00pm followed by the funeral mass service starting at 12:00pm. After the mass, family and friends are invited to the reception to join the family and send their condolences.