Obituaries

Ernest Gray Depew

Ernest Gray Depew was born on June 15, 1931 in Follansbee, W.Va. and lived there until he was 10 years old. At that time he and his family moved to Van Nuys, Calif. He attended grammar school through high school in Van Nuys. Shortly after graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Burtonwood, […]

Patricia Sue Wolfe

Patricia Sue Wolfe was born Oct. 5, 1932 to Fred D. and Louise Brown in Circleville, Ohio. Growing up as an only child, Sue excelled in school and had an aptitude and passion for music. Sue particularly excelled in playing the piano. After high school, she was accepted at Ohio State University and majored in English and also studied and […]

Joe E. ‘Bubba’ Lang

Joe E. “Bubba” Lang, left on his final journey in life on May 13, 2018. Born on Sept. 26, 1949 in Oklahoma, Bubba lived a life of many journeys, from time spent in the Army, serving as an Oklahoma State Trooper, being a club doorman, owning a tire shop and his many thrift stores, Bubba was a man of many […]

Mark Beery

In loving memory of Mark L. Beery, who went to be with our Lord on July 29, 2018. Mark was the son of Rev. Neil and Thelma Beery, who built and pastored at the Ponderosa Basin Chapel. Mark is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pam; sons, Jeremiah and wife Julie and their four children; Jonathan and his wife […]

Donald Hedrick

Donald Hedrick, 85, of Mariposa, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa. Born Aug. 22, 1932 in Wheeling, W.V., he was the son of James Filmore “Phil” and Elnora “Nora” (Gallagher) Hedrick. Don graduated from high school in June of 1950 and joined the United States Air Force on June 27, 1950, two days […]

Mark Beery

In loving memory of Mark L. Beery, who went to be with our Lord on July 29, 2018. Mark was the son of Rev. Neil and Thelma Beery, who built and pastored at the Ponderosa Basin Chapel. Mark is survived by his wife of 44 years, Pam; sons, Jeremiah and wife Julie and their four children; Jonathan and his wife […]

Bradley Zollars

Bradley D. Zollars, 82, passed away at his home on July 11. Brad was born on Feb. 4, 1936 in Longton, Kansas, to Lois (Bryant) Zollars and Lawrence Zollars. He was the youngest brother to Waddie and Vernon Zollars. Brad moved with his family to Southern California when he was a toddler, and then to Mariposa when in grammar school. […]

Braden Varney

Hard working, protector, giving, loving, sensitive, kind and quiet are a few words that describe Braden Varney. Son, brother, husband, father and friend explain the lives he’s touched. Braden was born to Gordie and Lynn Varney on May 12, 1982. Braden, at the young age of 4, operated his first snow plow that Gordie made him out of a riding […]

Patrick T. Hanna

Patrick T. Hanna passed away peacefully at home on June 25, surrounded by family. Pat was 103 years old. He was predeceased by daughter Elizabeth. He is survived by wife Lee; son Terry of Nebraska; daughter Siobhan of Merced; and grandchildren Tyler and Justine. At a very young age, Pat joined the U.S. Cavalry. His unit patrolled the border in […]

Betty Lou Knell

Betty Lou Knell was born on Sept. 25, 1927 in Pennsylvania and died at 90 years old on June 20, 2018 in Fresno. Betty is survived by her daughter in-law, Dell; grandsons Jim (Char), Shawn (Kristin) and Erik (Shay). She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Charmaine, Ellura, Erik, Lilli, Michael and Toby; and great-great-grandson Castor. Betty grew up in […]


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