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Obituaries for Thursday, April 27 - Fresno Bee

Monday, May 01, 2017

N. Palm Bluffs Ave., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93711. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.ERICKSON — Lavon Cyril Erickson, 87, of Fresno died April 23. He was a retired industrial engineer for California State University, Fresno. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. April 28 at Farewell Funeral Service. Service: 3 p.m. April 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Remembrance: Trinity Lutheran Church, 3973 N. Cedar Ave., Fresno, CA 93726. EVANS — Shayna Lee Evans, 32, of Fresno died April 22. She was an office manager for Ray’s Towing. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon April 28 at Yost and Webb Funeral Home. Service: Noon April 28 at the funeral home. HEREVIA — Oralia Ramirez Herevia, 82, of Orange Cove died April 25. She was a farmworker. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. April 28 at St. Isidore the Farmers Church. Rosary: 10 a.m. April 28 at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. April 28 at the church. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Home in Dinuba.JORGENSEN — Denton V. Jorgensen, 78, of Fresno died April 24. He was a co-owner of Jorgensen Battery. Private service. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.PEREZ — Raul Manuel Perez, 69, of Fresno died April 19. He was a bus driver for 20 years. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. April 27 at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. April 28 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. RODRIGUEZ — Maria L. Rodriguez, 96, of Reedley died April 23. She was a homemaker. Rosary: 6 p.m. April 27 at Cairns Funeral Home Chapel. Mass: 10 a.m. April 28 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Parlier. SEE — Nalee See, 30, of Visalia died April 25. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 1 to 5 p.m. May 1 at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Service: 9 a.m. May 2 at Grace Lutheran Church. SHIELDS — Michael Thomas Shields, 57, of Fresno died April 9. He was a computer technician. Services pending. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Directors, Inc.TORRES — Jean Rosalie Torres, 74, of Selma died April 17. She was a packer for Del Monte Cannery. Memorial Mass: 10:30 a.m. May 15 at St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Fowler. Arrangements: Farewell-Page Funeral Chapel.VIDALES — Del

Obituaries, Apr. 11, 2017 - Murray Ledger and Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Michael Neal Butler of Huntington, Tennessee, and Garry Laine Butler and wife Shirley of Murray; four grandchildren, Rhonda Durham and husband Jefferson of Murray, Michael Neal Butler II of Stockton, California, David Matthew Butler and Dustin Butler, both of Dexter; eight great-grandchildren, John Durham, Hamp Durham, Billy Butler, Amber Butler, Brandon Butler, Amberly Butler Phillips, Myles Guthrie and Weylin Cleaver; and one great-great-grandchild, Jaquelyn Phillips.The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home with Priestly Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at the funeral home.Online condolences may be left at & York Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Clarence ‘Sonny’ BrittClarence “Sonny” Britt, 66, of Farmington, Kentucky, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at his home.He was born Dec. 11, 1950, to Clarence L. Britt Sr. and Sue Keel Britt. He was a retired truck driver with Pittman Trucking and was a member of Coldwater Baptist Church.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Wade.Mr. Britt is survived by his wife, Kathy Britt of Farmington; two sons, Russell Britt and wife Amanda and Jason Sullivan and wife Michelle, all of Murray; two daughters, Shannon Ross and husband Randy of Benton and Rebecca Britt of Murray; three sisters, Jannene Britt of Puryear, Tennessee, Scherrie Robertson of Kirksey and Bonita Rhia Granger and husband Steve of Pensacola, Florida; and seven grandchildren, Austin Ford, Savana Rhae Fish, Morgan Shae Fish, Dylan Britt,

Obituary: Richard K. Davis - Malibu Times

Monday, May 01, 2017

Upon graduating, they moved to Hinsdale, Ill., where he worked for Touche Ross (now Deloitte & Touche). After two years, they returned to California so that he could go to work for North American Aviation. They took up residence in Malibu. In the early 1970s, he and his business partner acquired Performance Development Corporation. Over the next 40+ years, they would travel the U.S. and the world advising many of the Fortune 500 and various arms of the Federal government. Davis was a longtime board member and president of the LaCosta Homeowners Association, he was president of Malibu Coastal Vision and was an active alumnus backer of the New Mexico Military Institute. He was named the 2004 Citizen of the Year by The Malibu Times. More recently, he organized a concert in Malibu to raise funds for the homeless. In his spare time, he traveled the world, sometimes with his wife and sometimes to exotic surf spots with his kids and other surfing buddies. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sarah, and is survived by his wife of 59 years, five children, 11 grandchildren and one step-grandchild. The funeral mass was held on Saturday, April 1, at Our Lady of Malibu Church.

RIP Paul McKenna - Newport Buzz

Monday, May 01, 2017

March of Dimes. He greatly enjoyed traveling with family to New York City, Halifax, Montreal, California and his epic snowboard excursions to Wyoming and Colorado.Professionally, he was recognized as one of Aquidneck Island’s most skilled bicycle mechanics and builder of bicycles. He mentored numerous budding bicycle mechanics throughout the last three decades. He skillfully applied his crafts at Ten Speed Spokes, Island Sports, and Newport Bicycle. Paul administered an after school program on bike repairs for students at Sullivan Elementary School, and was he was the personal bike mechanic to numerous Newporters, including Senator Claiborne Pell.He had a passion for adventure sports. Paul was free and happy when car hopping, riding mini-bikes, skateboarding, mountain biking, snowboarding and ocean kayaking with friends. Throughout his life he loved attending rock and roll concerts – slam dancing in the mosh pit with his friends, siblings, nieces and nephews and his son, Kyle. But his most precious moments were spent with family in his home, Newport. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 1:00-3:00pm, in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, with a memorial service to take place at 3:00pm in the funeral home.Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the March of Dimes Birth Defects, Foundation of Rhode Island Chapter, 400 Reservoir Avenue, Providence, RI 02903, or to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.Share this:Comments comments

Everything You Need to Know About Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher's Public Memorial This Saturday -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fisher told attendees earlier this month at a screening of Bright Lights — the HBO documentary about his mother and sister — at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in California, according to Variety. “She was very connected to her fans and felt they were a part of her, so we’re opening it to the public.”Ron Galella/WireImageHere’s everything you need to know about the celebration of life service:Fans are gathering at the 1,200-seat theater within the Forest Lawn Memorial ParkThe public service begins Saturday at 1 p.m. PT at Forest Lawn’s 1,200-seat theater in Hollywood Hills.“We will be celebrating their lives with friends, family members and the people who loved them, you,” according to Reynolds’ official website. “The service will begin at 1:00 pm and immediately afterwards, those who want to walk to their final resting place are welcome to do so. There are a limited number of seats available, and it will be on a first come first come, first seated basis.”Arrangements have also been made to accommodate attendees who can’t find seats: “There will be room for overflow in the huge lobby as well as the outside with screens to watch and hear the service,” the website states.Fisher Family Archive/HBOForest Lawn — Hollywood Hills is also the final resting place of a number of other notable stars, and Todd Fisher told 20/20 after his mother and sister’s deaths that they will be buried “among friends.”Bette Davis — Reynolds’ onscreen mother in the 1956 drama A Catered Affair — as well as Reynolds’ dear friend Liberace are both buried at the cemetery. Michael Jackson‘s funeral was held there in 2009, but he was buried at Forest Lawn’s larger location in Glendale, California.Other stars laid to rest there include Lucille Ball, Sandra Dee, Buster Keaton, John Ritter, Paul Walker, David Carradine, Brittany Murphy and many others.COURTESY FISHER FAMILY ARCHIV

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Gregory Coleman - Coos Bay World

Monday, May 01, 2017

Scotty to his family, Greg to many, or simply by his last name Coleman. Greg started school in the North Bend area attending kindergarten at Sunny Hill School, after which the family moved to California. The family first moved to Grass Valley, then to San Andreas, and finally to Auburn, before returning to Oregon, where they would settle in Lakeside. Greg started the sixth grade when coming back to Oregon and would go on to graduate from North Bend High School, Class of 1988 where he played football and baseball in addition to wrestling. Greg followed his father’s footsteps for a time, working for Bohemia Lumber Company in both Lakeside and Gardiner. Greg met his wife Jenifer while working in Gardiner, and they were married Oct. 24, 1992 in Lake Tahoe. They moved to Eugene where he attended Lane Community College.In April 1993 Greg was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and underwent two surgeries and extensive chemotherapy. After five years of being cancer free, he received a clean bill of health in 1998. In July 2000 Greg and Jenifer brought their daughter, Mary, into our world. She would remain the light of his life until his passing. He loved going to her softball games. Greg became a journeyman plumber in Vancouver, Wash., in 1995 and worked in the profession until his illness prevented him from doing so. Greg was known as the plumber who other plumbers respected.Coleman was profoundly humble, intelligent, kind, hard working and selfless. Greg, Jenifer and Mary returned to North Bend in 2005 when his mother was diagnosed with cancer. Greg worked multiple jobs to put his wife through graduate school and

Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., Md. Republican who called for Nixon's impeachment, dies at 88 - Washington Post

Monday, May 01, 2017

In 1978, four years after his failed gubernatorial campaign, Mr. Hogan returned to public life by running for Prince George’s county executive. That year, inspired by California’s budget-cutting Proposition 13, Prince George’s leaders pushed through the Tax Reform Initiative by Marylanders, placing a cap on county property taxes.Mr. Hogan capitalized on that trend, making lower taxes and fiscal restraint the central themes of his campaign. Brandishing a report on how he could cut the county budget by $43 million, he castigated county leaders for lavish spending on schools, social programs and personnel. He was elected by a 3-to-2 margin over incumbent Winfield M. Kelly Jr.As county executive, Mr. Hogan eliminated more than 3,000 jobs, including those of more than 500 teachers. He slashed the budgets for libraries and schools, and infrastructure spending fell to a bare minimum.From the start, Mr. Hogan had a bitter relationship with the County Council, often battling over political appointments. Once, in a fit of rage, Mr. Hogan threatened to castrate Democratic Council Chairman Parris N. Glendening, who eventually succeeded him. Glendening served as Maryland governor from 1995 to 2003.Mr. Hogan’s strained relations with labor leaders helped precipitate a 1980 strike, in which 1,500 county employees walked off the job for 11 days. Amid the tumult, a prisoners’ riot broke out at the county jail. Mr. Hogan fired 121 jail guards, and the other employees went back to work without a contract.During his four-year term, Mr. Hogan reduced the county’s property tax rate by 20 percent, cut the county’s budget and eliminated 2,400 public employees from the county payroll. He was also credited with improving the county’s low-income housing program and with doubling the number of African American police officers, including naming the first black deputy police chief in Prince George’s.As the only Republican officeholder in a heavily Democratic jurisdiction, Mr. Hogan attributed many his problems as county executive to partisan rancor.The Fraternal Order of Police, which had supported Mr. Hogan’s run for county executive in 1978, turned against him after contract disputes and other quarrels. The leader of the police support group called Mr. Hogan “a little Napoleon.”Mr. Hogan’s final campaign

Obituaries for Wednesday, April 26 - Fresno Bee

Monday, May 01, 2017

Good News Ministries in Santa Maria. BURGESS — Charles Dana Burgess, 61, of Fresno died March 3. He was a private petitioner. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.BURGESS — Esther Johanna Burgess, 93, of Fresno died April 23. She was a retired ceramic shop owner. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.BURKET — Thomas J. Burket, 73, of Fresno died April 22. He was an aircraft engineer. Celebration of Life: 10 a.m. April 28 at Chapel of the Light Funeral Home. CASEY — Cynthia Louise Casey, 60, of Fresno died April 22. She was a teacher at Webster Elementary School for 31 years. Graveside: 1 p.m. April 29 at Belmont Memorial Park. Remembrance: Project Survival Cat Haven, 38257 E. Kings Canyon Road, Dunlap, CA 93621. Arrangements: Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel.CASTILLO — Virginia V. Castillo, 48, of Fresno died April 8. Graveside: Noon April 27 at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.COOPER — Jill Cooper, 88, of Fresno died April 21. She was a security specialist for the U.S. government. No services will be held. Arrangements: Serenity Funeral Services.GOMEZ — Ruben E. Gomez Sr., 59, of Fresno died March 30. He was a carpenter. Private service. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.GREER — Bruce E. Greer, 55, of Lemon Cove died April 15. He was a sales associate at Sears. Graveside: 10 a.m. April 28 at Exeter District Cemetery. Arrangements: Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.HARVEY — Doris Elaine Harvey, 79, of Oakhurst died April 18. She was a school teacher. Mass: 10 a.m

Obituary of Leal Marilyn Portis - The Union of Grass Valley

Monday, May 01, 2017

Leal PortisLeal Marilyn Portis, of Nevada City, California and previously of Sacramento, California, passed away on March 24, 2017. She was 83.Leal was born in San Francisco, California on May 15, 1933. She attended Piedmont High School and went on to Mills College, both in Oakland, California, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Therapy. She initially worked as a social worker for Butte County, where she met her future husband, Lloyd. They married and moved to Sacramento, where they lived for a number of years, and she became a stay at home mom, raising two daughters and teaching piano. She later renewed her OT license and went to work for UC Davis Medical Center Psychiatric Unit, and worked there until she retired in 1980. Over the years, she volunteered her service for multiple organizations, including but not limited to Grandmothers for Peace, Lions Club International, Hospitality House, Interfaith Food Ministry, League of Women Voters, local PTAs, among others. She was recently nominated for Senior Volunteer of

Allen Collins - The Ranger

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes in Cheyenne. Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, also at that location. Allen Collins was born Feb. 24, 1931, in Winchester, Indiana. His family moved to California in 1937. He attended Burbank High School, where he met his wife, Maxine Kensinger. They wed in 1951 and were married for 49 years. They had four children, Jeff (Kay), Andy (Teresa), Cheryl Forget (Mike), Patricia Haraldson (Mike).Mr. Collins served four years in the United States Navy during the Korean war. He worked 31 years for Mountain Bell. Loved ones remember him as "a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend."After his first wife's death, he married Rita Custer in 2002. She has two children, Joe Hesketh (Shannon) and Ricki Thompson (Charles). Allen Collins also is survived by 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren "who loved him tremendously," family members said. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Wendell Collins; his first wife, Maxine Collins; and a granddaughter, Mary Anne Collins. See for a full obituary and memorial information.