Obituaries

Katherine Foster

Katherine (Kay) Foster of Mariposa passed quietly June 25 following a brief illness at John C. Fremont hospital. Born Katherine Ruth McDougal on June 1, 1923, in Chattanooga, Tenn., to Forrest McDougle and Viola Gravitt McDougle, Kay had five siblings, three sisters and two brothers, each preceding her in death. Surviving the Great Depression, Kay and family managed to continue […]

James Tresidder

James Malcolm Tresidder, 82, of Gilroy, Calif., passed away at home May 21, 2018. He was the son of the late James Tresidder and Violet Smith, and grandson of Bert and Rose Smith and Martin and Annie Tresidder. He is survived by daughters Kristi Tresidder and Janine Tresidder; son, Corey Tresidder (Patricia); sister, Vanessa Bevel (Elliott); nieces, Kristie Bevel, Tamra […]

Thomas Hudson Porter

Thomas Hudson Porter passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018. He was 87 years old. He lived the last years of his life in the home he and Peggy built in Lake Don Pedro. Tom was born to Grady and Ida Hamilton in Bethany, Okla. on Nov. 30, 1930. He was the second of six children. He is survived by […]

Dixie Bumgarner

Dixie Lee Bumgarner passed away in Fresno, Calif., on June 13, 2018 of heart-related issues. Born in Los Angeles on May 30, 1952, her family moved to El Portal in 1967. She graduated from Mariposa High School in 1970. She lived in Fresno for the past 20 years and spent a good deal of time in Mariposa and in the […]


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