Our Obituaries

Ilse G. Picard

September 10, 1922 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Kenny Kenyou Toyama

October 31, 1928 - April 16, 2017

Kenny K. Toyama, 88, of Fresno passed away on April 16, 2017. He was a truck driver for 37 years. Memorial Service at New Life Community Church on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 am. The Inurnment will be at Mt View Cemetery on May 20, 2017 at 11:30am.
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Shigeto Miura

March 28, 1922 - April 16, 2017

Shigeto Miura, 95, of Fresno passed away April 16, 2017. He was a gardener. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Lisle Funeral Home Chapel, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
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Selma T. Guerra

April 21, 1931 - April 15, 2017

Selma's life began in Brawley, California April 21,1931 and ended peacefully April 15, 2017 in Fresno, California. Selma worked at Del Monte Foods for 32 years were she retired. She loved both music and dancing and with this love she met Frank Guerra the love of her life for 67 years. She enjoyed life, and loved spending time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoyed trips, family...
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Yoshio Takayama

July 29, 1916 - April 15, 2017

Yoshio Takayama passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the age of 100. Yoshio was born in Kingsburg, CA, the eldest son of Yasaburo and Yoshi Takayama, and was raised in the Kingsburg, Del Rey and Selma areas. He graduated from Selma High School in 1935. Executive Order 9066 forced Japanese Americans to be relocated away from the west coast. His family was sent to Gila...
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Bradley Wayne Hufft

May 6, 1957 - April 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Tomiye Minabe

November 16, 1927 - April 13, 2017

Tomiye passed away peacefully on April 13, 2017 surrounded by those who loved her. She was born on November 16, 1927 to Kanshiro and Mitsu Yabuno and was a lifelong resident of the Fresno area. She was retired from the Department of Transportation, now Cal Trans, having worked there for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Shiro, loved to travel and spend time at their home in Cayucos.She was...
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Nellie Perez

April 11, 1919 - April 13, 2017

Nellie Perez was born in Caliente, NV on April 11, 1919 and passed away in Fresno, CA on April 13, 2017.She was preceded in death by her husband, Guadalupe Perez and her daughter Irene Perez.Nellie is survived by her daughter, Beatrice Gomez and her husband Ascencion; son Carlos Perez and his wife Marie; grandchildren Ron Castillo and his wife Diane: Jason Castillo and his wife Adriana and Joe...
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Kenneth Leland Lust

January 13, 1932 - April 12, 2017

Kenneth "Ken" Leland Lust, 84, of Fresno passed away April 12, 2017. He was an owner operator of Ireland Mfg. Company for 46 years. Memorial Service at Community United Church of Christ on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances: Community United Church of Christ, 5550 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93710 or Twilight Haven Memorial Fund, 1717 S. Winery, Fresno, CA 93727.
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Mary Ann Bianco Brase

April 8, 1915 - April 12, 2017

Mary Ann Bianco Brase age 102 of Fresno, CA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Fresno. Graveside Service will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Fresno Memorial Gardens 175 S. Cornelia Fresno CA 93706.
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Shizue Hatai

December 3, 1921 - April 11, 2017

Shizue Hatai, 95, of Clovis passed away on April 11, 2017. She was a homemaker. Funeral Service on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.Graveside service will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 am.
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Norma Taylor

June 16, 1925 - April 11, 2017

Norma J. Taylor, 91, of Fresno passed away April 11, 2017. She was a retired secretary. She was born on June 16, 1925 in Hanford, California to Gottlieb and Lois Hauff.She is survived by her husband Robert Taylor, daughters Sandra Hansford and her husband David, Barbara Kinney and her husband Richard, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.Graveside Service at Fresno Memorial Gardens,...
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Bauman Abbassis

February 18, 1958 - April 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Warren Urata

August 4, 1950 - April 7, 2017

Warren a resident of Fresno passed away on April 7, 2017 at the age of 66.
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Doris Martin Hargis

December 31, 1921 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Helen A. Storts

November 20, 1923 - April 2, 2017

Helen Storts was lifted home to be with the Lord on April 2nd, 2017. She was born Nov 20, 1923 in Durango Mexico to Francisco and Maria Del Cruz Anaya. She was the second of six children. She was married to Everett Storts for 55 years. She had a gracious heart and giving nature. She was employed as a waitress for many years until she furthered her education and became a certified L.V.N. Until...
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David Isaac Garcia

July 2, 1987 - March 26, 2017

"Bird Can Fly In Any Weather"David Isaac Garcia, age 29, of Fresno, CA, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in South Lake Tahoe, NV. Isaac was a fun lovingBig hearted person. He was known as "Bird" to friends and family, someone who would help you in anyway, and the life of the party. Heloved fishing, camping, music, movies, working on cars and hanging out with cousins and...
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Evelyn Nedra Price

December 2, 1918 - March 24, 2017

Evelyn was born in Tulare, California on December 2,1918 to Nels and Elsie Lange. They later moved to Fresno where she, attended school at Winchell Grammar School, Hamilton Junior High School and Fresno High School.As a young woman she worked at Woolworths. During World War I I she worked at Rohar Aircraft in Fresno. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" making parts for the P51 plane that was...
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Leland A. Bettencourt

March 21, 1939 - March 22, 2017

Leland Allen Bettencourt, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Boca Raton, Florida.Born and raised in Fresno, CA, he was a son, brother, husband, father, and friend. His life's passions were being a pan dragger, a Fresno Fire Fighter, and a retired Army Veteran. He leaves behind many friends and family with whom he shared his life.Please join his family and...
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Remy Costudio Larita Tucay

October 1, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Grandma Remy passed away at home, in peace surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old, and a World War II war bride. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry, a highly decorated combat veteran of the First Filipino Infantry Regiment and CMH nominee. Married in the Philippines during Japanese occupation, she fled to the United States and started a family. Mrs. Tucay is survived by her...
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Remy L. Tucay

October 1, 1928 - March 18, 2017

Remy L. Tucay, 88, of Fresno passed away March 18, 2017. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017 starting at 10:00 am and followed by a rosary at 7:00 pm at the Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA., 93721. Funeral Mass Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30 am at the St. John's Cathedral and interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
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Janice Fleming

December 8, 1937 - March 17, 2017

Janice Fleming, age 79, passed away March 17, 2017, in Fresno, CA. She worked 35 years for the USDA ASCS, and was a prolific painter in retirement.Jan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Tommy, son Brad, sister Susy Harbick, and brother John Harbick. Please send remembrances to your favorite charity.
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Pamela Lee Seymour

May 16, 1945 - March 15, 2017

Pamela Lee Seymour, 71, of Fresno passed away on March 15, 2017. She was a Fresno EOC senior accountant for 37 years. Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
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Jarrene Sue Higgins

November 23, 1939 - March 14, 2017

Jarrene Sue Higgins, was born November 23, 1939, at the home of her paternal grandparents, in Waco, TX, to Walter J and Flora "Norine" Pearce. Jarrene was raised a Southern Baptist, and participated in mission education programs. Through many years of hard work, she achieved the most prestigious rank, Girls in Action, Queen in Service. A remarkable accomplishment! Jarrene graduated Waco...
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Dan Daniel

May 11, 1938 - March 12, 2017

Dan Wendell Daniel, 78, of Selma passed away on March 12, 2017. He was a glass glazier for 37 years. Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home located at 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, California 93721.
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Ralph M. Calderon

October 24, 1928 - March 9, 2017

Ralph M. Calderon, 88, of Clovis passed away on March 9, 2017. He was a foundry worker for metal industry . He was born on October 24, 1928 in Redwood, Texas to Frank and Nancy Calderon.Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home, on Thursday, March 16, 2017 starting at 3:00 pm and then followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L"...
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Blanche L. Bolden-Greene

April 9, 1929 - March 9, 2017

Blanche Whiteside Greene Bolden was born on March 10, 1929 in Jones Prairie, Texas. She departed this earth on March 9, 2017 in Fresno, CA . She was the daughter of Albert Whiteside Sr. and Para Line Whiteside who both preceded her in death. In 1943 Blanche graduated from Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Jones Prairie, Texas. In 1947 she graduated from OJ Thomas High School Cameron, Texas. In...
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Barbara Ann Grenier

June 27, 1962 - March 8, 2017

Barbara Ann Grenier, 54, of Fresno passed away on March 8, 2017. She was a hospice caretaker . Visitation: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mar. 26 at Lisle Funeral Home.
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Richard Lee Ballinger

December 28, 1947 - March 7, 2017

Richard Lee Ballinger, 69, of Fresno passed away March 7, 2017. He was a teacher for the dept of corrections . Graveside service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Fresno Memorial Gardens 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno, CA 93706.
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Edward Louis Cotta

November 4, 1947 - March 6, 2017

Edward Louis Cotta, 69, of Fresno passed away on March 6, 2017. He was a truck driver for 32 years. Visitation: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Funeral Service: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial Mass: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017 at St. Peter of the Apostoles Catholic Church,...
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Elvira Rodriguez

November 28, 1922 - March 3, 2017

Elvira "Panchita" Rodriguez, 94, of Fresno passed away Mar. 3, 2017. She is survived by her children Clementina Ramirez and her husband Miguel, Frank Gonzalez and his wife Anita, Maria Mejia and Lupe Flores, Vera Leal and her husband John, Armando Gonzalez and his wife Laurie, 17 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m....
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Bernice Ford

December 19, 1918 - February 28, 2017

Bernice Ford was born in Louisville, KY, on December 19, 1918, and passed away on February 28, 2017, at the age of 98.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Marvin Ford; and all of her sisters and brothers. Bernice is survived by her children, Marlene Noorigian and her husband John, Marilyn Munoz and her husband Tony, Melvin Ford and his wife "Tee", and Marvin Ford and...
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Arlen Edna Jones

November 14, 1924 - February 28, 2017

Arlen Edna Jones, 92, of Kingsburg died Feb. 28. She was a retired church secretary . Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Lifeway Baptist Church . Remembrances: Lifeway Baptist Church , 4250 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93722.
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Ann Marie Jernagan

July 20, 1941 - February 27, 2017

Ann Jernagan, 75, of Fresno, died February 27, 2017. Devoted wife of Lawrence until his death in 1981. She worked as a nurse and then for Fresno County until retirement. She enjoyed traveling, handcrafting items for family and friends and was a lifelong Dodger fan. She supported various philanthropic causes. She is survived by her children Chris, Marnie and Evan. Funeral Services will be held at...
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Akira Tokubo

November 27, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Akira Tokubo, 85 passed away peacefully in his sleep, on February 27, 2017, after battling an extended illness. He was a bookkeeper and business owner for many years, last working at Ito Packing in Reedley. Aki was an avid golfer, card player, and sports fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers.He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Emler, son, Ron Tokubo, daughter, Karen Tonooka, three grandchildren,...
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Lillian Wein Kesselman

June 22, 1924 - February 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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James Anderson Ringgold

June 30, 1925 - February 26, 2017

Jim Ringgold entered into his heavenly home on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 91 years of age, after a short illness. Jim was born in Fresno, CA, where he lived until his passing.Jim graduated from Roosevelt High School and then served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He returned to Fresno, and married the woman he loved and cared for, Wyllma Lorraine Wirth, on November...
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Leslie Earl Mark

May 2, 1924 - February 26, 2017

Leslie Earl Mark, 92, of Fresno passed away February 26, 2017. He was a retired university professor. Memorial service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Bethany Mennonite Brethren Church located 9161 N. Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 93720.
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Fabiola M. Trujillo

May 23, 1926 - February 26, 2017

Fabiola was born on May 23, 1926 Albuquerque, New Mexico to Telesfor and Gertrude Marquez. She went to be with the Lord early Sunday, morning on February 26, 2017, in Fresno, California. She is preceded in death by her mother , father and three brothers. Her loving son Angel also went to be with the Lord be fore her. A loss Fabiola never forgot. Fabiola lived the majority of her life in Fresno....
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Tina Marie Schmidt

February 18, 1956 - February 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Sueanna Jauregui Acevedo

January 31, 1975 - February 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Sin Sui Mui Lee

November 10, 1937 - February 20, 2017

Sin Sui Mui Lee, 79, of Fresno passed away on Feb. 20, 2017. She was an owner of Sun Lok Kitchen. Funeral Service: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Fresno Betsuin Family Dharma Center.
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Margaret Moreno Guevara

June 11, 1954 - February 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Patricia Louise Rogers

April 1, 1937 - February 14, 2017

Patricia Louise Rogers, 79, of Selma passed away Feb. 14, 2017. She was a retired service counselor Fresno Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her children Daniel, David and Dick Petty, Rhonda Prince, Amir Navison, sisters, Arlene Adair, Gloria Christopherson, Joyce Jeffrey and brother Bob Gordon , 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.Visitation: 12:00 pm until 7:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17,...
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John Jeffrey Sanchez

June 18, 1965 - February 13, 2017

Sin Sui Mui Lee, 79, of Fresno passed away on Feb. 20, 2017. She was an owner of Sun Lok Kitchen. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Fresno Betsuin Family Dharma Center.
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Rosenda Garza Sanchez

August 25, 1926 - February 13, 2017

Rosenda was preceded in death by her son Jose Garza Sanchez, Jr. on August 5,2016. He was born on July 8, 1946 in Brownsville, Texas to Jose Sanchez Sr., and Rosenda.
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Sadano Abe

April 14, 1923 - February 12, 2017

Sadano "Sadie" Abe, 93, of Reedley passed away February 12, 2017. Sadie was born in Imperial Valley, California to Kyujiro and Tsune Kikumoto on April 14, 1923. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Masaru Abe, and her sister Michiko Tanaka.Sadie is survived by her sisters, Etsuko Nakano, Yasuko Nakahara, Fusae Nishina, Shigeko Hirai, brothers Ichiro Kikumoto and Hideo Kikumoto;...
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Rose Krikorian

April 16, 1920 - February 12, 2017

Rose Krikorian was born in Kars, Armenia as Goharig "Pearl" Garabedian. With her parents and sisters, she was hidden in the basement of a Turkish family who was friends of her father's, and eventually smuggled to Constantinople, and on to the United States where they settled in Los Angeles, CA. This made her one of the youngest and last survivors of The Armenian Genocide and the...
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Hazel Oliver

June 23, 1923 - February 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Shigeyuki Jofuku

November 17, 1923 - February 11, 2017

Shigeyuki Jofuku, 93, of Selma passed away on Feb. 11, 2017. He was a vineyard farmer. Visitation Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. Funeral Service: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721.
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Robert Ken Inouye

September 25, 1951 - February 9, 2017

Robert Ken Inouye, 65, of Visalia passed away on February. 8, 2017. He was a manager for irrigation company. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721 . Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the funeral home.
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Zimmie Willard

January 10, 1937 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Faye Kazuye Harada

March 19, 1922 - February 8, 2017

Faye Kazuye Harada, 94, of Clovis passed away February 8, 2017. She was born on March 19, 1922 in Sanger, California to Montaro and Rai Wada. Faye was a homemaker. Visitation: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home, located at 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Memorial Service on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Lisle Funeral Home....
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Ruth Ellen Ellis

November 26, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Ruth E. Ellis passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. She was 88 years old.She attended West Chester State Teachers College where she double majored in Voice and Piano.Mrs. Ellis was preceded in death by her husband, David Lloyd Ellis; son, David Edward Ellis; and second husband, Jim Condon.She is survived by her son, Lloyd John Ellis; three grandchildren, Brandon, Neil and Debra; and seven...
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Joseph Raymond Avila

May 26, 1957 - February 7, 2017

Joseph Raymond Avila, Sr., 59, of Fresno passed away on February 7, 2017. He was a cement finisher 25 years. Visitation: starting at 10:00 a.m. and followed by a rosary service at 7:00 pm at the Lisle Funeral Home, located 1605 "L" Street Fresno, CA 93721 Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. John's Cathedral. Interment of follow Fresno Memorial Gardens.
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Darlene Dee Tickel-Askeland

October 15, 1961 - February 6, 2017

Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain!The journey that life has led me on has been a fun & interesting one to say the least.But now has turned into the FIGHT for LIFE.Am I fearful? No NEVER! The uncertainty of tomorrow is always a given! Each and every day is a gift, Treasure It, Embrace It!For I have FAITH that by HIS stripes I am healed.I just have to...
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Marie Sally Ann Schneider

October 14, 1923 - February 6, 2017

Marie Schneider passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017, at age 93, surrounded by her loving family. Marie was born on October 14, 1923, in Fresno, CA, to Frank and Minnie Fusco. She attended Edison High school and was homecoming queen of 1941. She married Rogers Schneider on January 20, 1944. Marie worked at American Beauty Macaroni Co. for 25 years.Marie is preceded in death by her husband...
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May Chow Tong

January 11, 1925 - February 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Roberta Evelyn Badger

February 2, 1924 - January 27, 2017

Roberta Evelyn Badger, 92, of Fresno passed away January 27, 2017. She was a homemaker. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Celebration of Life: 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home.
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George Wayne Fisher

August 15, 1925 - January 18, 2017

George was born on August 15, 1925 in Long Beach, California to George and Edith Fisher. He passed away on January 18, 2017 in Fresno at the age of 91.
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Bobby Ray Clark

June 24, 1936 - January 18, 2017

Bobby Ray Clark, 80, of Clovis passed away January 18, 2017. He was a carpet installer 30 years. Graveside service 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at Fresno Memorial Gardens 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno, CA 93706. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.
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Allen Takashi Yamamoto

July 23, 1944 - January 17, 2017

Allen Takashi Yamamoto, 72, of Fresno passed away Jan. 17, 2017. He was a high school athletic director. He is survived by his brother Kenny Yamamoto of Chicago and nephew Stave Crittenden and his wife Chrissy of Reedley, California.Visitation: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30,...
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Leonard Albert

August 2, 1932 - January 16, 2017

Leonard was born in the Bronx on August 2, 1932 to Louis and Eva Albert and passed away in Fresno, CA on January 16, 2017. Leonard was the eldest of three children. Leonard's family moved to Brooklyn in 1937. He was in junior high school when he met Phyllis Oliva who would eventually become his wife of 47 years. Leonard graduated from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn in 1950 and joined the...
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John J. Ernst

April 23, 1938 - January 15, 2017

A 26-year resident of Fresno, CA, John Jacob Ernst passed away January 15, 2017 at the age of 78. John is survived by his loving wife Annette, of 59 years, his daughter Linda Milo and significant Peter Malloy, his sons Steve and wife Kelly, Kenny and wife Malou, Ron and wife Kristina, and nine grandchildren Bobby and John Milo, Hailey and Chloe Ernst, Morgan and Samantha Ernst, Ryan, Kayla, and...
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John Lopez

July 26, 1930 - January 15, 2017

John Lopez, 86, of Fresno passed away on Jan. 15, 2017. He was a retired truck driver. John was preceded in death by his wife Angela Camarillo Lopez.He is survived by his children Anna Castro, John Lopez, Mike Lopez, Betty De la Cruz, Dominga Lopez, Beatrice Morris, Velma Valenzuela, Stella Flores, Carol Gonzales. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home,...
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Fran Sandra Echeverria

May 19, 1951 - January 14, 2017

Fran Sandra Echeverria, 65, of Fresno passed away on January 14, 2017. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at St. Johns Cathedral.
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Kinuko Hayashi

January 29, 1923 - January 13, 2017

Kinuko Hayashi, a lifelong resident of Fresno County, passed away on January 13, 2017. She was born in Bowles, CA on January 29, 1923, the first of five children to Hideichi and Masako (Murade) Yamane, Japanese immigrants from Tottori-ken Japan. Kinuko attended Manning Elementary, Washington Colony Elementary School, Washington Union High School for two years and graduated from Fowler Union High...
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Douglas Andrew Galloway

October 12, 1963 - January 11, 2017

Douglas Andrew Galloway, 53, of Fresno passed away Jan. 11, 2017. He was an animal control officer for S.P.C.A. Visitation will be held at on Friday, January 27, 2017 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street , Fresno,CA 93721.Celebration of Life: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Fresno First Baptist Church Chapel, 1400 E. Saginaw Way, Fresno, CA 93704. In...
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Donald Moxsy

February 11, 1920 - January 11, 2017

Don was born in Fresno, CA on February 11, 1920 and passed away in Fresno on January 11, 2017. The life of Donald Moxsy began on February 11, 1920 and ended January 11, 2017 just one month shy to the day, of his 97th birthday.A lifelong Fresno resident, his family were recognized in 1985 at Fresno's Centennial Celebration, as a Pioneer Family. Fiercely independent, Don lived on his own until...
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Esther Freitas

November 6, 1925 - January 11, 2017

Esther was born on November 6, 1925 in Fresno, California and passed away in Fresno on January 10, 2017 at the age of 91. Esther attended Lincoln Elementary School and Edison High School. She married Tony Freitas on Feb. 22, 1957 and became a housekeeper and farmer's wife for 59 years. She worked at an airplane factory and as a bookkeeper for Rodder's Department Store in Fresno. She also...
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Leland Begg Gilstrap

September 22, 1924 - January 9, 2017

Leland Begg Gilstrap, 92, of Fresno passed away on January 9, 2017. He was a retired raisin farmer. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home located at 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Graveside: 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Fresno Memorial Gardens 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno, CA, 93706. Celebration of Life: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan....
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Catherine B. Miller

May 14, 1918 - January 8, 2017

Catherine B. Miller, 98, of Clovis passed away on January 8, 2017. She was a homemaker. Graveside service at Beth Israel Cemetery on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm.
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George Joseph Elliot

June 11, 1928 - January 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Michelle Goodman

September 24, 1971 - January 7, 2017

Michelle Sylvia Goodman, 45, of Fresno passed away on January 7, 2017. She was a billing accountant for 25 years. Michele was preceded in death by her father Valentine Lopez.She is survived by her husband Christopher Goodman, daughter Christa and son Christian Goodman, mother Anita Lopez, sisters Jo Ann Tesnear, Lisa Perez, Irene Amador, Valerie Lopez and numerous of nieces and nephews.Please...
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Rose Hatsuko Wakida

April 19, 1915 - January 2, 2017

Rose Hatsuko Wakida passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2017, in Fresno, CA, at the extraordinary age of 101 years old. She was the eldest of five children, born in Sanger, CA, to Mantaro and Rai Wada, both immigrants from Hiroshima, Japan, on April 19, 1915. She grew up in a tight knit Japanese community of mostly grape farmers, and remembered early life with its traveling tofu vendor and...
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Jessie Ortiz

March 3, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Jessie Ortiz of Fresno passed away on December 30, 2016 at the age of 89. Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home located at 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA., 93721 on Thursday, January 12, 2017 starting at 10:00 am and followed by the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Friday, January 13, 2017 at 10:00 am. Interment St....
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Katherine Ann Selzer

December 2, 1943 - December 30, 2016

Katherine Ann Selzer, 73, of Kerman passed away Dec. 30, 2017. She was a retired beekeeper. Graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at Belmont Memorial Park, 201 N. Teilman Ave, Fresno, CA., 93706.
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Carol Ann Brown

October 23, 1956 - December 29, 2016

Carol Ann Brown, beloved Wife, Mother, and Friend to all, Carol Ann Brown, 60, of Easton, California, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016.Born October 23, 1956 to Milo and Janice Jacobsen in Fresno and graduated WUHS, Heald College, Fresno State, and Fresno Pacific. She was a Math teacher at Edison High School and known for her love of animals.She is survived by her husband of 41 years,...
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Richard Vernon Rogers

June 6, 1933 - December 28, 2016

Richard Vernon Rogers, 83, of Fresno passed away Dec. 28, 2016. He was an owner of mobile home manufacturing company. Graveside Service: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Arrangements: Lisle Funeral Home.
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Kenneth Wayne Farr

April 17, 1956 - December 28, 2016

Kenneth Wayne Farr, 60, of Fresno passed away on Dec. 28, 2016. He was a registered nurse for 25 years. Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at Fresno Memorial Gardens located at 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno, CA 93706.
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Andy Reyes Salazar

November 30, 1941 - December 28, 2016

Andres Andy Salazar from Fresno, CA, was born on November 30, 1941, in Durango, Mexico, and passed away on December 28, 2016, at the age of 75.At the age of 17, he was a full time student and held a full time job. From a dishwasher to a cook, he found his passion at an early age. He was very well known in Fresno's finest restaurants while working with the best chefs and best places where he...
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Vincent E. Petrucci

July 13, 1925 - December 27, 2016

Vincent E. Petrucci, age 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, surrounded byhis family.He was born in Crockett, CA, on July 13, 1925, to Italian immigrant parents, Vincent C. Petrucci, andAssunta Spero, and raised on his family's farm in Escalon, CA. He entered the United States Navy duringWorld War II, and was preparing to become a naval aviator but the war ended. He then...
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Robert Conrad Schneider

September 30, 1948 - December 22, 2016

Robert Conrad Schneider, 68, of Kerman passed away on Dec. 22, 2016. He was a farmer for 50 years. Visitation: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Funeral Service: 11:00 am a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 at the funeral home.
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Belva Louise Schoell

October 7, 1922 - December 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Christine Christine Carpenter

December 22, 1927 - December 21, 2016

Christine Carpenter, 88, of Fresno passed away December 21, 2016. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Carpenter. Christine is survived by her daughter, Karen Carpenter; son Steve Carpenter and his wife, Connie; 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at...
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Eugene Englund

September 14, 1933 - December 21, 2016

Eugene Leroy Englund, 83, of Fresno passed away on Dec. 21, 2016. He was a truck driver for 50 years. Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Lisle Funeral Home. Graveside Service at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2017 at Fresno Memorial Gardens, 175 S. Cornelia Ave, Fresno CA 93706.
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Opal Akiko Kebo

October 28, 1921 - December 17, 2016

Opal Akiko Kebo, 95, of Fresno passed away on December 17, 2016. She was an adjustor for Time Warner. Memorial Service will be held at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721 on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am.
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Christina Duran

December 8, 1957 - December 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Lisle Funeral Home, Fresno, CA.
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Patricia Christine Hunter

September 25, 1951 - December 15, 2016

Patricia Christine Hunter, 65, of Fresno passed awayDecember 15, 2016. She was a Real Estate bookkeeper for 20 years."She was a kind and compassionate daughter, and mother of two. She touched the hearts of many and was loved deeply." Visitation: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 atLisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street, Fresno, CA 93721.Graveside Service will be...
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Eloise Thompson

January 11, 1951 - December 15, 2016

Eloise Thompson was born in Fresno, CA January 11, 1951 as the 4th of 12 children of Willie and Esther Thompson. She grew up in and attended Selma Unified schools. She attended Reedley College, San Francisco State University and received her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature from University of California at Santa Barbara. Eloise worked for the University of California for 31 years,...
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Inez N. Venner

June 9, 1922 - December 15, 2016

Inez N. Venner passed away on December 15, 2016 in Fresno at the age of 94. She was born on June 9, 1922 in Londonderry, North Ireland to Adam and Leah Neely. She was a retired hospital insurance billing clerk.Memorial Service on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11:00 am will be held at Trinity Community Church.Remembrances: Trinity Community Church, 12168 N. Willow, Clovis, CA 93619 or donor's...
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John Shizuto Kebo

August 21, 1943 - December 14, 2016

John S. Kebo, Jr., 73, of Sanger passed away on Dec. 14, 2016. He was an insurance agent for 40 years. Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Dec. 23 at Lisle Funeral Home 1605 "L" Street Fresno, CA 93721..
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Erma Madeline McGarrie

May 18, 1927 - December 14, 2016

Erma Madeline McGarrie, 89, a long time resident of Houston, Texas was born May 18, 1927 in Montreal Quebec, Canada. She passed away on December 14, 2016. The past 2 years she resided in the mountain community of Oakhurst, California, close to her son, Brian Charlesworth.She grew up in Quebec City and was 1 of 4 children. She married Edward Charlesworth in 1947 and had 2 sons, Brian and...
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Shari Lyn Shintaku

November 20, 1949 - December 14, 2016

Shari Lyn Shintaku, a longtime resident of the Fresno area, died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in Clovis, Ca. Born in 1949 in Fresno, Ca. Shari graduated from Mc Lane High School in 1967 and later earn her Bachelor degree in Accounting from Fresno State. She continued later in her professional career to earn her MBA. Shari was a senior accountant for the Counties of Fresno and Modesto starting in...
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Ruby Hiroko Matsubara

August 23, 1937 - December 12, 2016

Ruby Hiroko Matsubara at the age of 79 passed away peacefully with family by her side on Monday, Dec 12, 2016 at Somerford Place. Ruby was born August 23, 1937 to Joichi and Ayano Hirabayashi in Syracuse, Utah. She was the youngest of 6 children. In 1948, Ruby and her family moved to Lindsay, Ca. Ruby graduated from Strathmore Union High School in 1955 and from Fresno City College in 1957. After...
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Oreta Janell Daniels

March 3, 1923 - December 9, 2016

Oreta Janell Daniels, 93, of Clovis passed away December 9, 2016. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Visitation: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Lisle Funeral Home. Graveside Service at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at Belmont Memorial Park.
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Lois Joyce Mount

April 20, 1930 - December 8, 2016

Lois was born on April 20, 1930 in Hemet, California to Harvey and Dorothy Bruce.
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June Yukiko Aoki

June 19, 1937 - December 8, 2016

June Yukiko Aoki, 79, of Fresno passed away December 8, 2016. She was an office assistant for the State of California for 30 years. Memorial Service will be held at Lisle Funeral Home, 1605 "L" Street Fresno, California, 93721 on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
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Betty Mae Kennedy

March 14, 1921 - December 7, 2016

Betty was born on March 14, 1921 to Vada and William Henry Van Ness of the Captain William H. Van Ness Family of San Francisco, California. She passed away in Fresno, California on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, 2016 at the age of 95. Betty Mae Van Ness attended John Muir Elementary School, Fresno High School and Fresno State College. After college she worked at the Pacific Telephone Company until she...
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David Lee Metzger

February 5, 1944 - December 5, 2016

David Lee Metzger, 72, of Clovis passed away December 5, 2016. Visitation will be held at Lisle Funeral Home on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Graveside service Fresno Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
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