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BOHNER, JAMES EMIL - Fresno  
James Bohner, best known as Jim, Jimmy or Bones, was a hardworking, caring and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Born in Fresno, CA on January 21, 1940, he went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 10, 2014, at the age of 74. Jim graduated in 1957, from Clovis High School. At a young age, Jim took over the family business, Bohner Boat & Marine, which he continued to operate until his retirement. He created many strong and long lasting relationships while owning the company. After his retirement, he retained his passion with boats. Since his earliest years, he was involved in Pan Draggers, Fresno Street Rods, car owner and driver of race teams throughout the years, inducted into the Sprint Car Hall of Fame at Kings Speedway and attended numerous car shows. Jim had a passion for building racecars and hot rods. In his later years he enjoyed travelling, reading books, meeting new people, and spending time with his family and dogs. Jim had a strong commitment to Northwest Church in Fresno. He attended weekly bible study that helped strengthen his faith. We know Jim is in heaven waiting for a buyer for his 2002 Smokercraft fishing boat. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Elizabeth Bohner; daughter, Elizabeth Christine; and first wife Jan. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sister, Sharon Schutz and husband Denver; children, Kim Lacefield and husband Donnie, Jeff Bohner and wife Jennifer, Rick Hauff and wife Stefanie, and Bill Hauff; grandchildren, Jared, Ryan, Dusty, Trever, Samantha, Austin, and Maddy; great-grandchild Emmalyn; and his dogs, Lizzie and Katie. A Celebration of Life will be held at Northwest Church in Fresno, CA on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Northwest Church, 5415 N. West Ave Fresno, CA 93711; or Valley Animal Center, 3934 N. Hayston Fresno, CA 93726. Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns and Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California (559)227-4048
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 16, 2014
BROWN, DIANE LYNN (KINZEL)  
Diane passed away peacefully with her loved ones at her side after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Diane is survived by her husband Truman; her daughter Katherine Woods and husband Neil; son, Alexander Brown; her grandchildren, Bianca Brown, Lucas Woods, Ryan Woods, Nicholas Herrera, Anita Herrera, and Isaiah Herrera; and her sister and best friend, Elraine Mackey. A Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Cemetery, 1411 Belmont Avenue in Fresno on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church, 187 North Broadway. greenlawnmortuaryand cemetery.com
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 16, 2014
CARDONA, MIRIAM  
Miriam was born on September 11, 1940, in Fresno, CA, to Harry and Eleanora Bradley. She died surrounded by family and friends on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the age of 74. Miriam attended St. John's Grammar School and was a 1958 graduate of San Joaquin Memorial High School. She attended Fresno City College, and was employed by St. Agnes Hospital as a nurse's aide. She married George Cardona in 1960, and became a fulltime Homemaker. Miriam raised five beautiful children and treasured her vocation as a mother. Her Catholic Faith guided Miriam through her wonderful Journey of Life. Receiving the Eucharist was a priority for Miriam, and so was treating each and every person she came upon as Christ. She took joy in simple pleasures like the crispy taste of a golden delicious apple, a hot steaming cup of Starbucks coffee, listening to a suspenseful Mary Higgins Clark novel, chatting with her dear friends, tuning into EWTN's daily Mass, and cuddling with her precious "Katie". When Miriam became totally blind in 1993, she overcame her anxiety and fears by experiencing her blindness as a gift. She was a proud graduate of The Hadley School for the Blind. Miriam was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia, her grandson Alfredo, and her sister Roberta. Thank you, Dr. Plenys; Dr. Copeland; Dr. Ram; Dr. Cazzell; and Dr. Treva Lee, for your kindness to our Mother. Miriam is survived by her children Lourdene and Miguel, George, Anne and Ivan, Joseph and Angelica. She leaves her siblings Marylyn and Del, Vernon, Therese and Joe, Marianne and Scott. She loved spending time with her grandchildren: Annie, John, Brian and Becky, Miriam, Macario, Harry, Adam, Guadalupe, Enrique, and Juan. Miriam is blessed to be a great Nana too! Her nieces and nephews loved deeply their Aunt Miriam! Miriam leaves many dear friends! Visitation will be held at Our Lady of Victory Church on Monday, November 24, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. followed by internment at St. Peter's Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to Talking Book Library, 770 N. San Pablo Ave. Fresno, CA 93728; or Rachel's Vineyards, 808 N. Henderson Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406; or Xavier Society for the Blind, 154 E. 23rd St. New York, NY 10010. Jay Chapel, 1121 Roberts Avenue, Madera, California (559)674-8814
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 23, 2014
CHANG, ELAINE PARDUE  
Elaine P. Chang, beloved wife, mother of two, and grandmother of five, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 11, 2014, after being recently afflicted with myelofibrosis, a cancer of the bone marrow. Elaine was 77 years old. A native of Alabama who was raised in Florida, Elaine arrived in Fresno in 1966, when her husband, Sidney, was hired as a history professor at Fresno State University. Elaine worked part time at the Fresno County Library while concentrating on raising her sons, Jerry and Greg. In 1974, the family bought their first and only home in the Sungarden Acres area of Fresno. The family spent a year in Taiwan in 1976, where Elaine taught English. After returning to Fresno, Elaine earned a teaching credential. She taught at schools including, Turner Elementary School, Edison High School and Yosemite Middle School, before retiring in the mid 1990's. In retirement, Elaine volunteered at the Fresno Adult Literacy Council; the Politi Branch Public Library; Holland Elementary School; Lydia's House; and the Meux Home. She was also active in Questers, and Kaweah Kollectors; and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her fellowship with her many friends, and loved the arts, including concerts, opera, museums, poetry, movies and documentaries. Elaine was tickled by her granddaughters, Grace and Eleanor, and her grandsons Raqeeb, Ghouran and Hannan. She enjoyed her daughters-in-law, Santina and Saidah. She was an avid reader of books and magazines and started nearly every morning with the Fresno Bee newspaper. Elaine enjoyed clipping articles to send to her loved ones and later in life would e-mail electronic versions. Among her other joys were gardening and traveling. She was not the type to bring just one suitcase. Elaine was an outspoken person who wouldn't hesitate to say what was on her mind. If she observed something unseemly in her neighborhood or city, Elaine was proactive about informing her elected officials. Elaine was known for her sense of humor. Towards the end, she said that fighting cancer was nothing compared to child birth. Elaine Grace Pardue was born on May 25, 1937, in Montgomery, AL, in St. Margaret's Hospital, the first of two children of Lucile and Jerry Pardue. She was an 8 pound baby in transverse presentation which required a C section. Family lore has it that her dad was reading Gone With the Wind the day she was born. Prompted by her father's job with the Weather Bureau, she moved with her family first to Mobile, AL, and then to central Florida. Because of her father's job, her family alternated between central Florida and south Florida for years, spending six months at a time in each. In 1947 and 1948, while her father took part in a one year Weather Bureau study program at New York University, Elaine, her mother and brother lived with Elaine's grandmother in Montgomery, AL In 1948, her parents bought a home in Miami Springs, a suburb of Miami. She was thrilled to be able to go to the same school continuously after years of moving. Elaine graduated from Miami Jackson High School in 1955, and then attended Florida State University. She majored in history and after graduating went to the Florida State library school. While there, she met her future husband, Sidney H. Chang, a native of Hunan, China. Sidney and Elaine were married on September 15, 1962, in Champaign, IL. Her first job was in the acquisitions department at the Memorial Library at the University of Wisconsin. Elaine is survived by her husband Sidney; their sons Jerry, of Danville, CA, and Greg, of Richmond, CA; and her brother, Leonard Pardue and his wife Esther, of Asheville, NC. She also is survived by many brothers-in-law and sisters-in law; and nephews and nieces. Her family thanks Carla Hashimoto; Marissa Garcia; and Sandy Yahn; and other caregivers from AngeliCare; as well as Barbara Medina, for caring for Elaine in the last months. A Memorial Service for Elaine will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno, at 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., on Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. followed by a lunch. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fresno Rescue Mission, 310 G. Street, Fresno, CA, 93706; or Friends of the Leo Politi Library, The Moy Moy Exhibition, P.O. Box 4523, Fresno CA 93744-4523.
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 23, 2014
CUNHA, LENA MAE ALVES TAVARES  
Lena died on November 10, 2014, in Fresno, CA. She now joins her beloved husband Tony, who passed away in 2000. Lena was born on February 27, 1928, in Lenair, CA. to Manuel and Mary (Vierra-Dutra) Alves. She enjoyed growing up in Lenair with her brother Ed and loved attending Riverdale High School. She received happy news the day her mother went to the doctor after being kicked by a cow and found out she was pregnant with Lena's baby brother Richie. Lena loved him so much, even when he was a little stinker. She married Louie Tavares and moved to Caruthers to work on the Tavares family dairy farm. She was blessed with three children; Darlene, Stanley, and Sharon. In 1968 she moved to Easton and started a new chapter in her life. She worked at a few restaurants, including Milky Way Drive In. There she met her Tony when he stopped in and ordered an orange freeze. Not too long after that Washington Union High School asked her to be manager of the cafeteria, the Panther Patio. She was best known for her chocolate chip cookies. Lena and Tony were married for 32 years. While they were together they would take Cunha family trips to Pismo. No one left her home hungry. She always found something for everyone to eat. Lena loved her Portuguese heritage. She was a member of the C.P.D.E.S. Hall, the Cabrillo Club, and I.S.M.M. Lena had many friends she stayed in contact with over the years including, Bessie and Melvin Harris, Sam Ochoa, Steve Capps, Lena Toste and Rosemary Acosta. The family would like to thank Dr. and Mrs. Rasmussen for 30 years of care, and Home Health Care for taking care of her in her final years. Lena was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Cunha; brother, Ed Alves, Sr.; and nephew, Ed Alves, Jr. Lena leaves a loving family: daughters, Darlene Laird (Troy) and Sharon Tavares (Arnold Padilla); son, Stanley Tavares; brother, Richard Alves (Mary); sisters-in-law, Velda Alves, Tina Alves, Alice White, Vena Cunha, and Elsie Leal; brother-in-law, Al Cunha (Ruth); daughters-in-law, Elaine Blacksill-Mehrten (Mike) and Diane Laub; son-in-law,Ed Toste; grandchildren, Charlene Piepmeier, Michelle Rippee, Lynnette Laird, Wade Tavares, David Cunha, and Kevin Cunha. She also leaves ten greatgrandchildren, many nieces and nephews; and grandogs, Roxie Toste and Barbie Tavares. Visitation will be on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Easton, followed by Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. also at St. Jude's Catholic Church. Private Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery in Fresno. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Lena Cunha Scholarship Fund of the Fresno County Cabrillo Civic Club #10, c/o Rosemarie Huggins, 1542 E. Alluvial, Unit 115, Fresno, CA 93720. Jay Chapel, 1121 Roberts Avenue, Madera, California (559)674-8814
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 16, 2014
DELAO, DOLORES  
We gather here today in memory of our mother, Dolores "Lola" Delao, 92 years old. She passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. She worked at Roberts Fig Packing House. Mom has been reunited with her husband, Isaac J Delao; and siblings, Michael Aguilar, and Clementine Contreras. She is survived by her children, Ronald Delao, Sandra F. Valdez, Cynthia Delao, Denise Mercado, and Amanda Salazar; her siblings, Carmen Chavez, Ethel Medellin, and Phyllis Galvan; and 11 grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Selma. Visitation will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Selma, CA on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. followed by interment at Floral Memorial Park in Selma.
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 23, 2014
DIETZ, LARRY  
Larry Dietz passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at his home in Kingsburg with his bride of 44 years by his side. Larry worked in electrical construction for over 30 years. He always put his family first and loved them unconditionally. His love for racing, building hot rods and spending quality family time were his passions. Larry was kind hearted, respectful and always the gentleman. He was always looked up to and admired by those blessed to have spent any amount of time with him. He is survived by his wife, Pam, of 44 years; son, Shawn and wife Tina; his daughter, Stephanie and partner Ruthie Garcia; grandchildren, Camryn and Karsyn Dietz and Elise and Rachel Martini; parents, John and Betty Dietz; sisters, Diana Nelson and husband Gordon, Claudia Henley and husband Jeff; many nieces, nephews and friends whom he loved dearly. Visitation will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in lieu of flowers to the Neurology department at UCSF UCSF Foundation Box 45339 San Francisco, CA 94145-0339 Whitehurst, Sullivan, Burns & Blair Funeral Home, 1525 East Saginaw Way, Fresno, California (559)227-4048
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 19, 2014
FENLEY, MAURICE GLENN  
Maurice Glenn Fenley was born on July 12, 1939, in St. Joseph, MO to Jearylean and Delbert Fenley. He passed away from a sudden and devastating illness, Mesothelioma, on Monday, November 17, 2014. Glenn's family moved to Bakersfield, CA, and he attended Bakersfield schools through his graduation from Bakersfield High School, where he was active in student government and track. He was well known for his outgoing personality, sense of style, and his occasional willingness to participate in mischief. Continuing his education, he graduated from Bakersfield College, taking time off twice to work to earn money to continue his schooling. Glenn moved to Fresno in 1961, to attend Fresno State majoring in Business. He and Pat were married in August of 1962, and both attended Fresno State until his graduation in June of 1963, after which he entered the United States Army Reserve, committing to six years of service. Glenn worked in sales and sales management for his whole career for such companies as Sears, Burroughs Corp., Mid-Valley Business Machines, and Business Records Corp., making moves as the economy changed. He retired in 2001, and he and Pat enjoyed 12 wonderful years. He traveled, spent time with his family, kept up with technology on his computer, visited with friends, shopped at Costco, which he called "a grown man's Disneyland", exercised faithfully, read all his favorite authors, and learned to relax. Glenn is survived by Patricia Fenley, his high school sweetheart and wife of 52 years; son, Jeff and wife Claudina; daughter, Dana Kostyk and husband, David; and grandchildren, Alexa and Calista Fenley, and Matthew and Andrew Kostyk. His family was everything to him, and he kept us laughing up to his last moments. A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Remembrances may be made to Poverello House; Rescue Mission; or Hinds Hospice.
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 23, 2014
FRALEY, ROBERT  
Bob passed away on November 5, 2014, at the age of 85. Born in Atchison, KS on March 18, 1929, to Bernis and Louise Drimmel Fraley. When he was 12 years old, the family moved to Modesto, CA. He served in the United States Army from 1946 to 1947. He was married in 1949, to the former J. Jeannette Norman in Modesto, CA, celebrating 65 years this past April. He spent 43 years in the transportation business. He retired in 1991, from Suburban Propane. He was a 33º Mason. He was very active in the local Masonic affiliations having served as Master of Sun Garden Lodge in 1978, Past Venerable Master and Past Wise Master of the Scottish Rite. He served many positions in the Tehran Shrine, including President of the Tehran Novkeps, President of the Sanger Shrine Club, and Camaxtli of the Order of Quetzalcoatl. He was an Associate Bethel Guardian for Jobs Daughter's Bethel 197. Bob is preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Fraley. He is survived by his wife Jeannette; one daughter, Cheryl Cereghino and her husband Paul, of Dinuba; two grandsons, Jeff and his wife Ann of Tacoma, WA, and Mark and his wife Kara of Olympia, WA; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Phillip Fraley of Sacramento, CA. A Memorial Service will be held at the Scottish Rite Center, 1455 "L" St., Fresno, CA, on November 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to Robin Jean Fraley Memorial Scholarship, C/O SCCC Foundation, 1525 E. Weldon., Fresno, CA 93704; or California Scottish Rite Foundation, 1455 L St., Fresno, CA 93721. Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory, 475 North Broadway Street, Fresno, California (559)233-2101
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 16, 2014
GAVELLO, ANGIE  
Angie Gavello was born on September 11, 1923. She passed away peacefully on November 4, 2014, at the age of 91 after battling Alzheimer's disease. Angie graduated from Fresno Technical High School in 1942. She and her late husband Carlo were the longtime owners of Allied Paving Company. But her passion was working as a tour escort for Best Tours and Travel. She escorted many bus trips to the San Francisco Giants games, Reno, Carmel and Monterey, Laughlin, the Grand Canyon, Branson, MO and trips to The Price is Right where she was selected as a contestant in 1993. She was a homemaker who loved crocheting and was well known for her summer vegetable garden, homemade raviolis and homemade pies. Angie is preceded in death by her husband Carlo in 1984. She is survived by her son Bill and his wife Sandy; her daughter Pat; and sister Theresa Reynolds. Condolences may be conveyed at chapelofthelight.com
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Published in the Fresno Bee on Nov. 16, 2014
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