Obituaries

Obituaries

Obituary - Harold Swift

Harold Swift died May 13, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born in Tipton, Oklahoma to John and Emma, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and restoring Ford classics.

Obituaries

Obituary - Ralph Irvin Bissett

Ralph Irvin Bissett died April 30, 2017 at the age of 91. He was born May 3, 1925 a few miles above Oakhurst. He started school in a one room schoolhouse on the Bissett ranch and graduated from Clovis High School.

Obituaries

Obituary - Johnie Mae Henderson

Johnie Mae Henderson died May 6, 2017 at the age of 96. She was born in Boynton, Oklahoma, and lived in Salinas for 35 years before she moved to Oakhurst, where she lived the last 18 years.

Obituaries

Obituary - Arthur (Art) Icenogle

Arthur (Art) Icenogle died April 28, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born in Mattoon, Illinois, and was a Yosemite Lakes Park resident for nearly 12 years. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m., May 6, at Oakhill Cemetery.

Obituaries

Obituary - Suzan Christensen Farnsworth

Suzan Christensen Farnsworth died April 26, 2017 at the age of 78. She was born in Ogden, Utah in 1939, and was a retired public school teacher, teaching elementary classes at Sparks, Nevada, Salinas, Hollister and Coarsegold.

Obituaries

Obituary - Mattie Jo Baggs

Mattie Jo Baggs died April 26, 2017 at the age of 80. She was born in Parlier, and worked as a cafeteria worker for Coarsegold schools. She was active at Mountain Christian Center and XYZ Group.

OBITUARIES

Families are encouraged to submit detailed information about the life of relatives who have died. A special form is available for this purpose or, when possible, discuss the life with a reporter. Of special interest is information concerning the activities, hobbies and personal achievements. Information must include the date and city of death, and of birth.

Generally, your funeral director prepares an obituary form that includes basic information but usually does not include as much detail as we prefer. Please note that we have a general format for such stories and we cannot always exactly follow text that is submitted. (There is no charge for an obituary, but paid advertising can be used to assure exact language preferred by the family.)

A face photograph can be used; the photo will be returned as soon as we have processed it for use in the paper. (Processing does not harm the original picture.)

DEADLINE: Monday 12pm. It helps to alert the editor as early as possible that obituary information is coming, and it is sometimes possible to submit portions of information past deadline.

Downloadable PDF form - Obituaries

DEADLINE: Friday, 5p.m.

Videos

What do to if you meet a mountain lion

​​Mountain lions are generally calm, quiet, and elusive. People rarely get more than a brief glimpse of a mountain lion in the wild. Lion attacks on people are rare, with fewer than a dozen fatalities in North America in more than 100 years. But just in case you do encounter a mountain lion, this video will help you be prepared.
Colorado Division of Wildlife
What do to if you meet a mountain lion 4:18

What do to if you meet a mountain lion

Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods 1:17

Apartment complex in Oakhurst floods

Yurt floats away in Fresno River flooding 0:53

Yurt floats away in Fresno River flooding

Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines 1:39

Most babies should be exposed to peanuts earlier, according to new guidelines