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John Galbraith
John "Kenneth" Galbraith, a resident of Porterville, died in Visalia Sunday, Dec. 10, 2000. He was 62. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodville Cemetery, with Marshall Brookey of Porterville officiating. 
Mr. Galbraith was born in Wasco. He retired from Lindsay Olive after working there 15 years. 
Survivors include his mother, Gordia Galbraith Campos, of Porterville; a son, John Galbraith of Porterville; three daughters, Pam Frasher of Woodland, Pat Kennedy and Paula Perria, both of Clarksville, Tenn.; three brothers, Fred Galbraith of Woodland, Aubrey Galbraith of Camp Nelson and Mitchell Galbraith of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; a sister, Marjorie Riddles of Visalia; and several grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service. 

Dolores Bourbeau
Dolores Bourbeau, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000. She was 63. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel, with a vigil at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Sister Patrick Malani of St. Anne's Catholic Church will officiate. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, with Father Scott Daugherty officiating. 
Mrs. Bourbeau was born in Providence, R.I. She was a resident of Porterville for 15 years. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church and the manager of St. Anne's Thrift Shop for 14 years. 
Survivors include two sons, Mark Ponte of Porterville and Richard Ponte of Calistoga; three daughters, Marie Pezzi of Terra Bella, Desiree Ponte of Porterville and Denise Coleman of Winston, Ore.; a sister, Lucille Adamo of Coventry, R.I., and nine grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Bourbeau in 1998 and a brother, George Kimatian Jr. 
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anne's Thrift Shop, 604 E. Date Ave., Porterville, CA 93257. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service. 

Effie Crawford
Effie Lee Crawford, a resident of Visalia, died in Porterville Monday, Dec. 11, 2000. She was 87. 
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery, with Pastor Donald Dyke officiating. 
Mrs. Crawford was born in Birmingham, Ala. Formerly of Lindsay, she was a resident of Visalia for nine years. She was a retired grader from Cal Citrus Packing Co. 
Survivors include a son, Tommy Ray Crawford of Ehringburg, Ariz.; two daughters, Effie Smith of Visalia and Ernestine Nelms of Porterville; two brothers, Perry and H.T Boddie, both of Texas; three sisters, Etnia Burtram of Goshen, Louella Bridges of Modesto and Annette Boddie of Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. 

Claudine Forner
Claudine "Sybil" Forner, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Monday, Dec. 11, 2000. She was 76. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m., with a vigil service at 6 p.m. Thursday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Anne's Cemetery, with Deacon Jim Dieterle of St. Anne's Catholic Church officiating. 
Mrs. Forner was born in Spearman, Texas. She was a resident of Porterville for 66 years, a homemaker and member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. 
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Max Forner; a son, Tony Forner; two daughters, Maria Forner and Becky Gregg, all of Porterville; three brothers, Dave Kirk of San Jose, Dale Kirk of Bakersfield and Walter Kirk of Grass Valley; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by a brother, James Kirk; and a sister, Mary Kirk. 
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anne's Church Building Fund, 378 North F Street, Porterville, CA 93257. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service. 

Earnest Hastings
Earnest "Dale" Hastings, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. He was 65. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Myers Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with the Rev. Ted Wuth of Henderson Avenue Baptist Church officiating. 
Mr. Hastings was born in Cribbs, Okla. He was a resident of Porterville for 60 years and was a member of the Henderson Avenue Baptist Church. He was a member of the Rolling Relics Club of Porterville and was an AFL-CIO union construction worker for 24 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Midge Hastings, and a daughter, Tammy Warden, both of Porterville; two sisters, Madgie Nyswonger of Bakersfield and Carolyn Thompson of Porterville; and three grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a son, Dale Ray Hastings. 
Memorial contributions can be made to the Porterville Little League Association, 1680 W. Kanai Ave., Porterville, CA 93257. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Iris Puls
Iris Patsy Puls, a resident of Lindsay, died in Porterville Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. She was 90. 
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Lindsay, with the Rev. Thomas O. Elson officiating. Interment will be at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery. 
Mrs. Puls was born in Dinuba. She was a citrus farmer along with her husband for 67 years. They farmed in Orange County until 1955, when they moved to Lindsay and continued citrus farming. 
She was a graduate of Anaheim High School and Fullerton Junior College. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Lindsay Hospital Guild, the Garden Club of Lindsay, and a member and past queen of Job's Daughters Bethel No. 8, Anaheim. 
Survivors include three sons, James G. Puls of Fort Worth, Texas, David H. Puls of Huntington Beach and Robert S. Puls of Lindsay; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Theodore C. Puls, in 1986. 
Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 351 E. Hermosa St., Lindsay, CA 93247. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. 

Chloe Lytle
Chloe America Lytle, a resident of Bakersfield, died there Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. She was 84. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Lytle was born in Cardwell, Mo. Previously of Visalia she was a resident of Bakersfield for a year. She was a nurse's aid for Cottage Hospital in Bakersfield for 10 years. 
Survivors include three daughters, June Evans of Valrico, Fla., and Carrie Stuck and Sondra Thompson, both of Bakersfield; two sons, Dale and Gale Davis, both of Bakersfield; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lytle on June 19, 2000 and a son, Gary Davis, in 1986. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Hoffman Hospice, 6501 Schirra Court, Suite 301, Bakersfield, CA 93313. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Vera Morris
Vera Maye Morris, a resident of Lindsay for 48 years, died in Porterville on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. She was 97. 
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Webb-Sanders Funeral Home, with the Rev. Trent Oelberg officiating. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Vandalia Cemetery. 
Mrs. Morris was born in Lindsay, Okla., and owned The Girls Cafe in Lindsay, Calif., with her sister from 1953 to the mid-1970s. 
Survivors include three daughters, Norma Bryan of Visalia, Loretta Loeber of Springfield, Ore., and Nancy Bessey of Lindsay; two brothers, Homer Taylor of Fresno and Jewel Earl Taylor of Visalia; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Sequoia Transcribers, P.O. Box 3435, Visalia, CA 93278. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. 

Elvira Gutierrez
Elvira C. Gutierrez, 72, a native and lifelong resident of Lindsay, died in Porterville on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. She was 72. 
Visitation was scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Webb-Sanders Funeral Home. 
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lindsay-Strathmore Cemetery, with Father Alex Ignacio officiating. 
Miss Gutierrez was a licensed vocational nurse employed at Lindsay District Hospital for 36 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lindsay. 
She is survived by a brother, Aureliano Gutierrez, and a sister, Tillie Avila, both of Lindsay 
Arrangements are under the direction of Webb-Sanders Funeral Home.

Barbara Schmid
Barbara Schmid was born Barbara Jane Frame on March 13, 1923 in Porterville, California. Her parents, Madge and Jesse Frame, built the beautiful two-story home just north of Myers Chapel and that is where Barbara enjoyed a happy childhood with her three brothers and three sisters. If you were ever lucky enough in the past few years to sit in on a gab-session with Barbara and her sisters, Irene Castle and Esther Martin, you were sure to be thoroughly entertained. The three of them have countless stories of small-town life in Porterville. 
In 1942, Barbara met a young man who had just arrived in town to play football for Porterville College from Nebraska. Loren "Dutch" Schmid made the best choice of his life when he and Barbara married in 1945. This happy marriage produced four children, Greg, Leslie, Rick and Steve. 
As the children grew, Barbara's hours were filled with P.T.A. meetings, sports events, Sunday School and 4-H projects. The time that Barbara spent with her family was precious to her. 
As the children entered college and high school, Barbara now had time for a career. In 1971, she joined her good friend Margaret Bennett and they created "Sierra West Travel". There were many hours of work involved, but her reward of extensive travel was treasured. 
Barbara has been active in the Zonta Club of Porterville for many years. She formed lifetime friendships with her fellow Zontians, all of them special to her, but none as dear as her long-time, best friend Vivian Lucey. 
In addition to her husband of 56 years years Loren, Barbara is survived by oldest son Greg of Woodland, CA and his wife Tammy and children Kristen, Eric, Suzanne and Chase; daughter Leslie Schmid of Visalia; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Beth Schmid of Porterville, their two sons Chad and Casey, and Barbara's youngest son Steve, who resides in Porterville with his wife Dolores and their daughter Amanda. 
Barbara is also survived by two sisters, Esther Martin of Washington D.C. and Irene Castle of Porterville, and numerous nieces and nephews and wonderful brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. 
Preceding Barbara in death are her parents, Madge and Jesse Frame, one sister Helen Hill, and three brothers, Howard, Neil and Carl Frame. 
There will be visitation from 2:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2001 at Myers Chapel. In celebration of her life, a service will be held for Barbara on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at Myers Chapel. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Daniel Castillo
Daniel Molina Castillo, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. He was 38. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Myers Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. John Eby of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Mr. Castillo was born in Lubbock, Texas. He was a resident of Porterville for 30 years and was self-employed as a mechanic for 20 years. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1980 to 1984. 
Survivors include his mother, Teresa Molina Castillo; four sisters, Alice Solis, Susan M. Castillo, Dahlia C. Flores and Sofia Castillo, all of Porterville; four brothers, Manuel Castillo Jr. of Fremont, Ohio, and Armando, Eduardo, and Alfredo Castillo, all of Porterville; and many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Manuel Castillo Sr., on March 16, 2000. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Ruth Garvin
Ruth A. Garvin, a resident of Kennewick, Wash., died in Spokane, Wash., Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001. She was 77. 
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Muellers Tri-Cities Chapel of the Falls in Kennewick, Wash. 
Mrs. Garvin was born in Henryetta, Okla. She and her husband Gaylard Garvin moved to Kennewick in 1948. 
She was a businesswoman and was accomplished at gardening, needlepoint and oil painting. 
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Ward-Verhey of Spokane, Wash.; and Gail Wagner and Dolores Gangl, both of Kennewick; four sons, Wesley, Johnny, Michael and Melvin Garvin, all of Kennewick; five sisters, Alma Jean Thomas Day, Nola Benton and Mary Shoopman, all of Porterville; Martha Dunn of Turlock and Nancy Berry of Thousand Oaks; a brother, Thomas Day of Tehachapi; 20 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Gaylard Garvin in 1975, and parents, Ruth Day in 1970 and Melvin Thomas in 1984. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Muellers Tri-Cities Chapel of the Falls, Kennewick, Wash. 

Veda Herbage
Veda Janet Herbage, of Porterville, died in Porterville Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. She was 96. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel. A service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Warren Taylor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Herbage was born in Porterville and was a member of the Priscilla Club, Neighbors of Woodcraft and Eastern Star Palm Leaf Chapter 114. She was a lifetime resident of Porterville-Lindsay area. 
She was a member of the First Congregational Church. She started banking in the early 1920s and became an assistant manager in the early 1960s. She retired from Security Pacific Bank in 1964. She was the first woman in Tulare County and the San Joaquin Valley to hold a management position in banking. 
Survivors include many nieces, nephews and stepchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bernie Schuler and Walter Herbage. 
Memorial contributions can be made to First Congregational Church, 165 E. Mill, Porterville, CA. 93257 or the donor's favorite charity. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Monico Cadiz
Monico R. Cadiz, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Monday, Jan. 29, 2001. He was 74. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel with a vigil service at 6 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. A Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, with Father Ignacio Villafan officiating. Interment will be at St. Anne's Cemetery. 
Mr. Cadiz was born in the Philippine Islands. He was a resident of Poplar for 20 years and was employed with Berra Farms as a laborer for 10 years. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. 
Survivors include his wife, Ferdelina Cadiz of Porterville; four sons, Raffy, Renie, Robinson and Rudy Cadiz, all of Poplar; five daughters, Raquel Galiza, Tuning Galla and Carlina Acio, all of the Philippine Islands; Fely Vendiola of Arizona and Rebecca Cadiz of Poplar; 32 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Bertha Pedersen
Bertha Pedersen, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2001. She was 90. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel. A chapel service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers Chapel. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Ms. Pedersen was born in Los Angeles. She was a resident of Porterville for 50 years and a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a library assistant for Porterville College for 15 years. She was a member of the Camera Club and the Garden Club. 
Survivors include a brother, Norman Thaxter of Ventura, a step-grandson, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces. 
She was preceded in death by husbands George Colon and Axel Pederson. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Frances Rist 
Frances Marydella Rist, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001. She was 59. 
Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at Myers Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Ms. Rist was born in Brea. She was a resident of Porterville for 28 years and a homemaker for 35 years. 
Survivors include a son, James Jones of Porterville; four daughters, Arpie Day-Barnes of Porterville, Edna Cochran and Frances Mae Floyd, both of Kelso, Wash., and Sonia Kemper of Grants, N.M.; a brother, Charles Thomas Rist of Ridgecrest; 23 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Robert W. "Bob" Edwards
Robert W. "Bob" Edwards passed away peacefully at his home in Porterville, CA, May 23, 2001. He was 91 years old. 
Bob was born in England and moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he married Helen and had a daughter, Roberta. He and his family moved to California in 1957. 
Bob was a gifted carpenter and a retired member of Carpenters Local #803 in Orange. 
Bob was living in Huntington Beach when his wife passed away in 1968. A few years later, he married Frances McCarl and moved to Porterville where they enjoyed traveling, playing cards and golfing with family and friends. Frances passed away in 1981. 
Bob enjoyed gardening, taking gambling trips with his friends and sports. His greatest passion was golf. Even in the last few days of his life, his dreams included giving golfing lessons to a group from the club. Bob was a member of the Porterville Men's Golfing Association. 
Bob did not want a memorial service; he knew you would remember him in your own special way. 
Bob is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Roberta and Ernest Schonert of Porterville; a grandson, Jason Collins of Albq., NM; a sister, Lillian Brummitt; two brothers, Jack Edwards and Harry Edwards, all of Vancouver, Canada; and many nieces and nephews. 
If you would like to make a memorial contribution, may we suggest Optimal Hospice c/o Owen Kim, M.D., 465 Putnam Ave., Porterville, CA 93257; or to your favorite charity. 
Bob will be missed, and we will cherish the memories that will keep him in our hearts. 

Jeffrey Schwin
Jeffrey Verne Schwin, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Wednesday, May 30, 2001. He was 47. 
A service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel, with the Rev. Larry Cluff of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Mr. Schwin was a lifelong resident of Porterville and the owner of the Porterville Drive-In. He was an agent and broker for Ennis Corp. for seven years. He was a graduate of Porterville High School and traveled throughout the U.S. playing the trumpet in Buck Shaffer's Fabulous Studio Band. He attended Porterville College and graduated from Chico State. He was a rafting guide and firefighter and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a president of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters and was involved in many community activities. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Schwin of Porterville; his mother, Maymie Schwin of Porterville; three sons, Robert and Gatlin Schwin, and David Williams, all of Porterville; four daughters, Sadie, Jennifer and Rachel Schwin, all of Porterville and Megan Masiel of Roseburg, Ore.; a sister, Janet Peterson of Sacramento; and one grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Verne Schwin in 1987. 
Memorial contributions can be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 2348 S. Indiana St., Porterville, CA 93257. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service.

Alice Russell
Alice C. Russell, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Friday, July 27, 2001. She was 70. 
Services will be private. 
Mrs. Russell was born in Portland, Ore. She was a resident of Porterville for 10 years and attended the Grand Avenue Methodist Church. She worked as a bartender for 10 years. 
Survivors include her father, Gene Young of Oregon; four sons, Shawn Meyers of Burbank, Richard Meyers of New York, Brandon Shoop of Porterville and, Eddie Meyers of Oregon; three daughters, Jerry Ann Meyers of Porterville, Diana Meyers of Georgia and Dawn Meyers of New Jersey; two brothers, James and Bill Young of Oregon; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
Arrangements are under the direction Myers Funeral Service. 

Dannie Hill
Dannie Ray Hill, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Monday, July 30, 2001. He was 50. 
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with Chaplain Bill Busch of Sierraview District Hospital officiating. 
Mr. Hill was born in Chickasha, Okla. He was a resident of Porterville for 46 years. He enjoyed fishing and country music. He was a welder for various employers for five years. 
Survivors include his wife, Linda Fossett of Porterville; two brothers, Gene Hill of Porterville and Bill Hill of Lindsay; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by two brothers; and a sister. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

James Coghlan
James Leroy Coghlan, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Friday, July 27, 2001. He was 42. 
Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel, with Pastor Johnny Searcy of Visalia officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Mr. Coghlan, born in Lindsay, was a resident of Porterville for a year and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was a member of E. Clampus Vitas; National Rifle Association, and was an avid competitor in trap shooting, winning many awards. He was a supervisor for plant operations for the California Department of Corrections in Fairfield for 12 years. 
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Kelly Coghlan of Porterville; two sons, Luke Coghlan of Hanford and James Coghlan of Porterville; a daughter, Sarah Coghlan of Porterville; two brothers, John Coghlan of Avenal and Daniel Coghlan of Porterville; three sisters, Alice Armijo of Avenal, Anne Coghlan of Porterville and Deirdre Yap of Fresno; his mother, Martha Coghlan of Exeter; and one grandchild. 
He was preceded in death by his father, John Coghlan. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service. 

Pedro Martinez Jr.
Pedro Martinez Jr., a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville Friday, July 27, 2001. He was 80. 
Visitation will be held from 12 to 8 p.m., with a vigil service at 6 p.m., today at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel, with Roberto Leyva of St. Anne's Catholic Church officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, with Fr. Ignacio Villafan of St. Anne's officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. 
Mr. Martinez Jr. was born in Monte Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He was a resident of Porterville for 40 years and a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. He was a farm laborer for 20 years before retiring and was a member of the United Farm Workers Union. 
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Manuela Martinez of Harlingen, Texas; six sons, Richard Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas, Gilbert and Camero Martinez, both of Porterville, and Pete, Roy and Leo Martinez, all of Harlingen, Texas; a daughter, Lidia Martinez of Harlingen, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service. 

Louellen Ward
Louellen Ward, a resident of Strathmore, died in Strathmore Friday, July 27, 2001. She was 83. 
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Vandalia Cemetery with the Rev. Don Roulsten of Grand Avenue Methodist Church. 
Mrs. Ward, previously of Porterville, was born in Stigler, Okla. She was a resident of Strathmore for three years. She was an orange packer for various packing houses. 
She is survived by two daughters, Terry Pullin of Porterville and Billie J. Corkill of Stonyford; a brother, Sam Pelham of Lake Isabella; a sister, Ona Mulhollan of Porterville; four grandchildren; seven great-granchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie "Lee" Ward, in 1992. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Gladys Treadwell
Gladys Treadwell of Lake Havasu City passed away, Friday, July 27, 2001, at home. She was 78. 
She was born May 18, 1923, in Jeruselum, Arkansas. She lived in Lake Havasu City, Arizona for 2 years moving there from the Porterville, Springville area of California where she had lived for the past 23 years with her husband Floyd Treadwell, who preceded her death. 
Married on March 23, 1940, in Conway County, Arkansas, she had been a homemaker most of her life. She served her country during World War II as a loving support for her husband away at war and by working in an airplane factory as a riveter. She loved gardening, painting, writing, and was a beacon of love and keeper of the faith for her family. 
She is survived by her children, Norma Anderson of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Linda Quintero and husband Fabio of Monterey Park, California, Floyd "Wayne" Treadwell of Springville, California, Jackie Middleton and husband Paul of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and Kim Ballard and husband Tim of Vista, California. She has 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and many who called her "grandma." 
Graveside services will be held at the Woodville Cemetery, Woodville, California on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. 
Arrangements were made by Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Webb-Sanders Funeral Home, Lindsay, California. 

James Thomas Wynn
James Thomas Wynn, former agricultural inspector for the state, died Friday, July 27, 2001. He was 74. Mr. Wynn was a native of Blocker, Okla., and a resident of Poerterville. In addition to his work for the state he was a television technician. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman. 
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Lily Wynn of Porterville; a daughter, Susan Haynes of Folsom; daughter-in-law, Kenya Wynn of Missouri; a son-in-law, Bob Haynes of Folsom, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by two sons, James Howard Wynn and Alfred Gordon Wynn and five brothers. 
Service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Hamilton Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel in Tulare. Burial will be at Tulare District Cemetery. 
Visitation is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Lorentzen Funeral Chapel.

Kimberly Kay Harris
Kimberly Kay Harris, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. She was 41. 
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Porterville Developmental Center. 
Ms. Harris was born in Lincoln, Neb. Formerly of Sonoma, she was a resident of Porterville for six years. 
Survivors include her father, George Harris of Oakland; her mother, Mildred Maxine Harris of West Hollywood; two sisters, Monika Lynn Harris of San Francisco and Stacey Marie Harris of North Hollywood; and a nephew. 
Memorial contributions can be made to E.C.F. Summer Camp, 3750 Martin Luther King Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

Wilma Dodd
Wilma Fay Dodd, a resident of Porterville, died in Porterville on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001. She was 63. 
Services to be held at a later date. 
Mrs. Dodd was born in Portageville, Mo. Previously of the San Fernando Valley, she was a resident of Porterville for five years. She was a baker for 25 years. 
Survivors include her husband, Willis Trueman Dodd of Porterville; a daughter, Michele Lynn Hempel of Porterville; a son, Rick Steven Dodd of Henderson, Nev.; a sister, Iva Jean Acord of Tulare; one grandchild; and a niece. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivan Lloyd and Leona Sweet. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service. 

C. D. Lady
C.D. Lady of Porterville died in Porterville on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001. He was 77.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. John Eby of the First Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Lady was born in Cordell, Okla., and lived in Porterville for 55 years. He worked for the Porterville school system as a custodian for 22 years. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and enjoyed golfing and traveling.
He is survived by sons Mike Lady of Arroyo Grande and Roger Lady of Porterville; brothers Lloyd Lady of Sacramento, Gene Lady of Sanger, Everett Lady of Tulare, and Bill Lady of Porterville; sisters Florene Schwartz of Oklahoma and Evelyn Barrett of Visalia; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Lady was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Lady, in 1989.
Arrangements are under the direction of Myers Funeral Service.


 
 

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