Opal Lorene Southwood, 89, died Jan. 20, 2014.
Born on Oct. 20, 1924, in Oklahoma, Mrs. Southwood was a resident of Oakhurst for 53 years.
Prior to moving to Oakhurst, Mrs. Southwood was a registered nurse in Bakersfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 60 years, Robert, and her son, Daryl.
She was an avid follower of national politics and finance, and enjoyed traveling in her RV.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Jr., of Fresno, Steven of Ahwahnee, and Ronald, of Fresno; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Viewing will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at Palm Memorial (Sierra Chapel), with graveside services to follow at 2 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery.