Dorothy F. White
Dorothy F. White, 83, of Visalia passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001.
Memorial Mass will be 8:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Visalia. Inurnment will be private. Arrangements are by Hadley Funeral Chapel, Visalia.
Rosalie A. White
CUTLER -- Rosalie A. White, 88, of Kingsburg died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001. She was a retired clerk for the U.S. Postal Service.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Dopkins Funeral Chapel, Dinuba. Interment will be at Smith Mountain Cemetery. Dinuba.
Ruby Mae Cook
Ruby Mae Cook, 69, died Jan. 19, 2001. Graveside services 2 p.m. at Visalia District Cemetery. Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia.
Marian Crandell, 78, died Jan. 19, 2001. Graveside services 11 a.m. at Kingsburg Cemetery. Creighton Memorial Chapel, Kingsburg.
Paulino De La Cruz
Paulino De La Cruz, 88, died Jan. 14, 2001. Rosary 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cutler. Dopkins Funeral Chapel, Dinuba.
Armando Ibarra, 28, died Jan. 17, 2001. Mass 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lindsay. Webb-Sanders Funeral Home, Lindsay.
Troy Jones, 79, died Jan. 17, 2001. Graveside services 11 a.m. at Tipton-Pixley District Cemetery, Tipton. Hamilton Peers Lorentzen Funeral Service, Tulare.
Catherine Marshall, 94, of Visalia died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001. She was a retired Realtor.
Catherine was born in Park City, Utah, to Chester and Ruth Marshall and grew up in Park City and Salt Lake City, where Catherine attended local schools and the University of Utah. Catherine was employed by Western Union and worked for the War Department prior to becoming a Realtor in Los Angeles' Westwood area from the early 1950s until she retired in the late 1970s. Catherine relocated to Visalia in 1980.
Survivors include her niece, Mildred Sargent of Visalia; a nephew, William Hayward of Bozeman, Mont. Her parents, Chester and Ruth Marshall, and her two sisters, Ruth Hayward and Dorothy Marshall, preceded Catherine in death.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. today at Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia. Services will be private.
Catherine requested memorials to either the Alzheimer's Association or Braille Association.
William 'Bill' McFarland
TULARE -- William Marcus "Bill" McFarland Sr., 63, of Tulare died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001. He was a maintenance supervisor for J.D. Heiskell Co.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today at Goble-Miller Funeral Chapel, Tulare. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Interment will be at North Tulare Cemetery.
Marjorie A. Miller
Retired registered nurse
Marjorie (Marge) A. Lane Miller was born on June 16, 1918, in Decker, Ind. She passed away Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001. She was the valedictorian of her senior class at Decker High School in 1936. She graduated from Vincennes University in 1938 and from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in 1940 as a registered nurse. She married Ray Miller in 1943 at Duncan Field Army Air Base in San Antonio, Texas. They settled in Exeter, where they owned and operated Paragon Cleaners for 30 years.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Ray Miller; daughter, Lana Miller Brown; son, Gary Miller of Visalia; and cousin, Sonny Howard and wife, Eva, of Sacramento.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lemoncove. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia.
Remembrances may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Lemon Cove.
Rupert Lee Mullins
Interior design sales
Rupert Lee Mullins was born on Oct. 9, 1931, in Witts Springs, Ark., and passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Visalia at the age of 69. He came to California in 1943 at a young age, settling, in Ivanhoe, where he was raised and educated.
He worked in furniture sales with Morris Furniture for 30 years and worked in interior design sales with Crossroads Furniture in Tulare, before retirement. Rupert married Barbara Minter in Visalia in 1954. The couple made their home in Visalia.
Rupert was a member of the West Visalia Church of Christ. He began leading singing in the church at the age of 12 and it became one of the great loves of his life. He also enjoyed golf, travel, camping, going to the ocean and especially being around his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Mullins of Visalia; children, Mark Lee Mullins of Galt, Steve Mullins and Judy Cornett of Visalia, and Jon Mullins of Lancaster; brothers, Kenneth Mullins of Tulare and David Mullins of Visalia; sister, Sylvia Wheeler of Visalia; and grandchildren, Jason, Darren and Hannah Morse of Visalia, Heather Ryan and Sean Mullins of Galt, and Brandon Mullins of Visalia. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Bumgarner, in 1998.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Services, Visalia. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Visalia District Cemetery
with a memorial service following at the West Visalia Church of Christ.
Memorials may be made to West Visalia Church of Christ Building Fund, 4525 W. Caldwell, Visalia, CA.
George O. Rumelhart
George Rumelhart, 74, passed away on Jan. 18, 2001, in Visalia. He was born to Dr. Guy and Monna Rumelhart on March 6, 1926, in Fullerton, Neb., and moved with his family in 1928 to Omaha, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Omaha North High School in June 1944, and entered the U.S. Navy six days later. He was assigned to the USS Rockingham, a troop transport, and served 18 months in the South Pacific during World War II. Mr. Rumelhart was discharged as a seaman first vlass in St. Louis in May 1946 and returned to Omaha, where he entered business college. During his life, Mr. Rumelhart enjoyed playing tennis primarily but also enjoyed bowling, basketball, softball and golf.
Mr. Rumelhart married the former Phyllis Mosier of Fremont, Neb., on June 29, 1947, at the Trinity Methodist Church in Omaha. They first met at church youth camp in Columbus, Neb.
They moved in 1954 to Fresno, where he worked in the payroll/insurance office of North American Aviation until it closed in 1958. He also attended Fresno State College. He worked for Security Pacific National Bank from 1958 to 1988, starting at the Fresno main branch and then working his way up through various positions, including bank manager at different locations including Porterville, Lindsay, Exeter and Visalia branches.
Organizations with which he was involved include the Porterville-Lindsay F&AM Masonic Lodge 303, Kiwanis, Rotary, Boy Scouts of America (treasurer for Mt. Whitney Council of Boy Scouts), president of Lindsay Chamber of Commerce, member of Exeter Memorial District Board, Lindsay Racquet Club and Visalia Racquet Club. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and was active in the church choir. He loved to sing, play piano and guitar and enjoyed singing harmony with barbershop choruses.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis; his two sons, Dave Rumelhart of Visalia and Jim Rumelhart of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughter, Karole Andrada of Visalia; and his sister Helen Warren of Raytown, Miss. He is also survived by three grandsons, four granddaughters and many nephews and nieces.
He was so loved and will be eternally missed by family members and friends.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. today at Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Visalia United Methodist Church, 5200 W. Caldwell Ave. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Fresno Memorial Gardens, Whitebridge Avenue at Cornelia Street, Fresno. Arrangements are by Miller Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the Visalia Community Tennis Association, c/o Youth Tennis Scholarships, 3738 S. Mooney Blvd., Suite 254, Visalia, CA 93277 or to the Visalia United Methodist Church Building Fund.