Ralph Wayne Estes died May 6, 2015 at the age of 76. He was born in Buelton Dec. 21, 1938 to William and Effie Estes.
A 26-year Ahwahnee resident, Mr. Estes worked as a retail clerk in produce, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and was a sports enthusiast. He also enjoyed traveling the Western U.S., was a member of the Mountain Amateur Radio Club, and was a volunteer for Fresno Wildlife.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joyce, children, Kevin of Ventura County, Randall of Ventura County, Armando of Oakhurst, Brysan of Oakhurst, Lisa Martin and spouse John of Ojai, and Sarah Kent and spouse Howard of Oakhurst; and four grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held 3 p.m., May 30, at the Grove Church in Ahwahnee. Donations in his name can be made to the EMC SPCA.