Julia Cerda of Parlier, died on June 15, 2023. She was 74 years old. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 3 p.m. at the family residence with a Rosary said at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows in Parlier. Wallin’s Parlier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was the son of Emilio DeLaRosa Sr. who was born in Donna, Texas and Maria Leticia Roman Padilla DeLaRosa who was born in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Elias Moises (Monche) DeLaRosa is survived by his five brothers, Rey, Eduardo, Emilio, Eric, and Enrique and his beautiful one-year-old baby girl Olivia Emilia DeLaRosa.
He was an uncle, a nephew, a cousin, and a great friend to many. He was an avid Raiders fan and was well known as a hard worker, delivering pizza from Me-n-Ed’s for many years, then went on to continue working as a driver at FedEx. He was a lover of nature, a lover of music, a lover of life itself. Many people remember him as a “river rat” during the summer seasons, always cruising on the river singing country music, Tejano music or blasting corridos! He saved many lives on the King’s River, too, helping those in danger to get safely to shore on his boat, a truly selfless man. If he wasn’t on the river or adventuring through the mountains, he was enjoying life with his friends or family and he always insisted that he played the music, setting the tone to whenever he was at. He could go into a place filled with sadness and brighten up the room while putting a smile on everyone’s faces. He was that ray of sunshine that we all needed.
The tragedy struck on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The world went dark that day. We all heard and felt our hearts break when we got the news. He was taken from us so young; he still had so much left to do here. We were so blessed to have him for the time being, but now he is in heaven with both his mom and dad.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary said at 5 p.m. at Dopkin’s Reedley Funeral Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with interment at the Reedley Cemetery District.
James H. Hunt
James H. Hunt of Clovis, died on June 15, 2023. He was 100 years old. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lee Alvin Leonard
Lee Leonard, age 80, of Squaw Valley, California passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2023. Lee was born on October 16, 1942 in Conneaut, Ohio, to his parents John William Leonard and Dorothy Blanche (Gilliland) Leonard. He was raised in Conneaut and Bellevue, Ohio, and he graduated from Bellevue High School. Shortly after he graduated, he enlisted in the military, served four years and was honorably discharged in February 1967.
Lee is survived by his loving wife Barbara Leonard of 58 years. They have two children. Carrie (Leonard) Guy his daughter married to Tim Guy of Orange Cove. Matthew Leonard his son married to Samantha (Ingrao) Leonard of Squaw Valley. Lee has seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He also has a sister Loretta Garrett of Squaw Valley and one niece in Ohio.
Lee was preceded in death by his mother and father as well as his first-born grandson Michael Christopher Guy.
A service of honor for Lee Leonard will be held Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Full Gospel Tabernacle of Reedley, Calif. A celebration of his life will follow immediately after in the church’s annex at 519 E. Eleventh Street in Reedley, Calif. Services will be officiated by Pastor Ron Robertson.
Lupe D. Negrete
Lupe D. Negrete of Dinuba, died on June 16, 2023. She was 91 years old. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church with interment at Smith Mountain Cemetery. She is survived by her two sons, two daughters, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Valentina Olvera of Reedley, died on June 8, 2023. She was 80 years old. Mrs. Olvera was an administrative secretary. A funeral Mass was held on June 19, 2023 at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church. Burial will be at a later time. She is survived by her one son, two daughters, three brothers and four grandchildren. Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Kevin Reilly of Exeter, died on May 31, 2023. He was 66 years old. Mr. Reilly was a pressman. He is survived by his two sons, one daughter, one parent, one brother, one sister and one grandchild. Sterling & Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gilbert Loma Romo, Sr.
Gilbert Loma Romo, Sr. of Del Rey, died on June 19, 2023. He was 79 years old. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Katherine Catholic Church. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
Elsie Helen Silva
Elsie Helen Silva of Sanger, died on June 13, 2023. She was 95 years old. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 9 a.m. at the Lemoore Cemetery. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patrocina Bulosan Tubon
Patrocina Bulosan Tubon of Dinuba, died on June 15, 2023. She was 93 years old. Mrs. Tubon was a farm laborer. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023 from 9 to 10 a.m., a Rosary will be said at 10 a.m., and the funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Cutler. Interment will be at Smith Mountain Cemetery. Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Fred Allen Tuttle
In loving memory, Fred Allen Tuttle, 81, of Dinuba passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 12 p.m. at Smith Mountain Cemetery.
Pamela “Pam” Viar
Pamela “Pam” Viar, formerly of Sanger, was born to Havely “Ted” and Clover Green Harris on April 23, 1954 in Fresno, California and the youngest of four children. She is preceded in death by her father and mother, brother Hal Harris and brother-in-law Bradley Viar.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Mike Viar; daughter Christina Jolliff and husband Wayne; Hollie Hudgins and husband Kevin; daughter Monique Williams and husband Ryan; six grandchildren, Stone, Piper, Harlan, Tamzin, Noah and Lana; sister Arlene Rowan; sister Linda Mitchell and husband Brad; and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.
Pam was a woman who gave greatly to her family, community and loved ones. She led by faith and example in her roles of mother, wife, sister, church member, colleague and community member. Pam retired from Clovis Unified School District in 2013 and continued working with school districts and agencies throughout the country to develop and implement better financial systems and processes. She loved working with people and traveling to new places. This did not stop her from being an active member in Sanger Rotary, advocate and participant in Relay for Life and the Leukemia/Lymphoma foundation, active member of Quail Lakes Community Church, and of course, grandmother. Pam loved spending time with her family and grandchildren more than anything. Camping, traveling, backyard cookouts, her grandchildren’s classroom and working in her flowerbed were just a few of the many things Pam enjoyed doing most with her family.
Pam was also a fighter. When diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she vowed to beat cancer and fought with everything she had. Pam never complained, never questioned why, but instead relied on her faith and praised God each day for her many blessings. She fought with faith, positivity and determination.
Services will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023 at Quail Lakes Community Church, 10 a.m. A reception will directly follow.