Obituaries: Nov. 2, 2023
By Mid Valley Times Staff
5:44 am,
November 2, 2023
Mary Antoinette “Toni” Shamoon Brletic

Mary Antoinette “Toni” Shamoon Brletic passed away on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023.

Mary Antoinette “Toni” Shamoon Brletic
1941–2023

Toni was born in Reedley, California on Aug. 9, 1941 to Edward George Shamoon of Zahle, Lebanon and Marie Ursulle Hebert of Rogersville, New Brunswick Canada. She was brought home to a small farm and grew up in a loving family with many neighboring relatives and friends. She attended Wahtoke School and graduated from Reedley High School in 1959. Toni had an interest in art. One of her drawings, a commemoration of the new statehoods of Alaska and Hawaii, was selected for the Reedley High Class of 1959 plaque. This plaque has been placed in front of the performing arts building at Reedley High. Toni met the love of her life, Mathew “Bo” Brletic, while attending Reedley College. They were married on New Years Eve in 1961.

Toni was a loving mother to her three children. She was very creative and loved to sew.

She also was a great cook-her Lebanese food was some of the best. Later, she worked as a real estate agent in Reedley. Toni loved to read and travel. She took numerous trips with her family to Boston, Pittsburgh and Canada. 

Toni was a wonderful and loving grandmother to her nine grandchildren. 

Toni was preceded in death by her husband Mathew Brletic; parents Ed and Margaret Shamoon; brothers John and Feris Shamoon. 

She is survived by her children Mathew (Christina) Brletic , Suzanne (Tim) Banach and David (Jean) Brletic; grandchildren Dominique, Mathew, and Anthony Brletic; India, Sam and Hannah Brletic; Hope, Faith and Elle Banach; nieces Melanie Shamoon, Jackie Walters, Aimee Shamoon; nephew Michael Wiegand; great nephews Andrew, Ahmad; great niece Jameel.

Arturo Gaona

Arturo Gaona of Sanger, died on Oct. 24, 2023. He was 78 years old. Visitation will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Wallin’s Sanger Funeral home, a graveside service will follow at 10 a.m. at the Sanger Cemetery District. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roye Jackson Harness, Sr.

Roye Jackson Harness, Sr., of Dinuba, died on Oct. 24, 2023. He was 85 years old. Mr. Harness was a truck driver. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023 with interment at Smith Mountain Cemetery. He is survived his wife, Barbara Harness, one son, one daughter and five granddaughters. Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Sharon M. LoBaugh

Sharon M. LoBaugh of Sanger, died on Oct. 28, 2023. She was 77 years old. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Sanger Cemetery District. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy D. McCracken

Jimmy D. McCracken of Sanger, died on Oct. 20, 2023. He was 88 years old. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sharrel Nyman

Sharrel Nyman of Dinuba, died on Oct. 23, 2023. She was 76 years old. Mrs. Nyman was an instructional aide. A celebration of life was held on Nov. 1, 2023 at the Tulare Baptist Church with interment at the Reedley Cemetery District. She is survived by her husband, Jeff Nyman, one sone and three grandchildren. Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Sarah S. Peters

Sarah S. Peters of Reedley, died on Oct. 13, 2023. She was 94 years old. Mrs. Peters was a homemaker. Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2023 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Dopkins Reedley Chapel. A Graveside service will be on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the Reedley Cemetery District. She is survived by her two sons, one daughter, one brother, eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Randell Allen Reed

Randell Allen Reed of Sanger, died on Oct. 21, 2023. He was 61 years old. A graveside service was held on Oct. 26, 2023 at the Sanger Cemetery District. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Anthony Rodriguez

Robert Anthony Rodriguez of Fresno, died on Oct. 22, 2023. He was 58 years old. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 from 4 to 7 p.m., with a Rosary said at 6 p.m. at Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2023 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sanger. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucing Teo-Anen

Lucing Teo-Anen of Dinuba, died on Oct. 19, 2023. She was 88 years old. Mrs. Teo-Anen was a homemaker. Visitation will take place on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023 from 8 to 9 a.m., a funeral service will follow at 9 a.m. at the Faith Bible Church with interment at Smith Mountain Cemetery. She is survived by her four sons, 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and four siblings. Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Emma C. Vasquez

Emma C. Vasquez of Fresno, died on Oct. 23, 2023. She was 79 years old. A funeral Mass was held on Oct. 31, 2023 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sanger. Wallin’s Sanger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Maricela Yanez

Maricela Yanez of Dinuba, died on Oct. 21, 2023. She was 63 years old. Mrs. Yanez was a recreational aide. Visitation took place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dopkins Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Dopkins Funeral Chapel with interment at Smith Mountain Cemetery. She is survived her husband, Armando Yanez, three sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and nine siblings. Dopkins Dinuba Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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