Francisca Carrasco Torres, 87, of Visalia died Tuesday, April 17, 2001.
She was a homemaker.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at the family's residence, 1823 W. Sanders Ave., Visalia.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Visalia Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Abbey Funeral Service, Fresno.
WOODLAKE -- Nabby Issac Velasquez, infant, died Saturday, April 14, 2001.
He was an infant.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. today at Visalia District Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia.
John R. Victorino
John R. Victorino, 55, of Visalia died Monday, April 16, 2001. He worked for Moore Business Forms in Visalia for 26 years as a maintenance mechanic.
John was born in Hanford. He was raised and attended school in Laton. He married Donna Costa in Santa Barbara in 1966. He enjoyed drag racing, sand drags, motorcycle racing scrambles and bow hunting for deer and elk in Colorado. He was a member of the Midnighters, a motorcycle club. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharlene Victorino Bate.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Victorino of Visalia; daughter, Derian Victorino of Visalia; two grandchildren, Paul Bate III and Shalaina Bate of Arkansas; his father, John Victorino of Riverdale; and a brother, Roy Victorino of Arroyo Grande.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. today at Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Visalia District Cemetery.
Leo R. Wilcox
ELDERWOOD -- Leo R. Wilcox, 64, of Elderwood died Saturday, April 14, 2001. He was retired.
Leo was born in Visalia on a ranch. He was a production line worker at the Cosart Packing House for several years. In his spare time, Leo loved to travel. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Survivors include two sisters, Marie Wilcox and Liza Humann of Elderwood, and 15 nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. today at Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia. Services will be at a later date at the Longview Cemetery
in Drum Valley.
Dr. Thomas Russell Felsted
On Thursday, May 10, friends and family witnessed the passing of a great man, Dr. Thomas Russell Felsted. Dr. Felsted practiced adult and pediatric urology as a resident of Visalia since 1970. He had served as an elected representative of District 4 on the Kaweah Delta District Hospital board since 1994. His tireless efforts as a physician and an administrator contributed to the wellness of our community and the development of Kaweah Delta District Hospital into one of the state's finest healthcare facilities. In this, Dr. Felsted took a tremendous sense of pride and accomplishment.
Dr. Felsted grew up in Heber and Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Ralph and Ruth Felsted. He returned often, visiting his younger brother, Dr. Robert Fuller. His fondness for the Hot Pots, a family homestead resort, was evident through his frequent visits to his childhood home. Dr. Felsted graduated from Salt Lake City's East High School in 1957. While there, he played varsity football for three years as a pulling guard on a two-time state championship team. He lettered in wrestling and swimming and competed for the United States ski team in 1957 in the junior division.
After graduating from East High School, he enrolled at the University of Utah. He earned bachelor of science degrees in zoology and forestry in 1961. Before graduating with his doctorate of medicine from the University of Utah in 1965, Dr. Felsted married Mary-Guinn Ahee, daughter of Dr. Carl and Lorraine Ahee of Torrance, whom he met while working for the U.S. Forest Service in Bridgeport.
The Felsteds moved to Rochester, Minn., so Dr. Felsted could complete his residency at the Mayo Clinic. During this time the couple had three children. Kimberly-Guinn was born in 1966, Thomas Jr. in 1968, and Katherine in 1970. Following this, Dr. Felsted partnered with doctors Vincent Dungan and James Rohn to form Visalia Urology, and the family established a home in Visalia. The Felsteds were blessed with another son, Michael, in 1973.
As the family grew older and became more involved in community activities, Dr. Felsted led the charge. He aided in the foundation of AYSO soccer leagues, timed for swim meets, served with the YMCA Indian Guides programs, Rotary International, and frequented the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains on innumerable excursions. Dr. Felsted was a member of the Tulare County Medical Society and American Medical Association. During this time and continuing throughout the length of his esteemed practice, Dr. Felsted benevolently assisted those that needed his expertise. His compassion for those who required his attention was matched only by his professional abilities and desire to do so.
At his passing, Dr. Felsted was married to Anne Felsted of Exeter. They married at the Presbyterian Church in North Lake Tahoe on July 15, 2000. The two shared much, including a love for raising reining horses. Dr. Felsted was an avid reader of historical documents and a meticulous gardener. He will be missed by those whose lives he touched.
Dr. Felsted is survived by his wife, Anne of Exeter, his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Robert and Colleen Fuller, and their family of Orem, Utah; his daughter, Kimberly-Guinn of Visalia; his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Jr. and Michelle of Visalia; his daughter, Katherine and her fiancÈ Kris Ratliff of Fresno; son, Michael, and his fiancÈe, Angela Elliott, of Sacramento; and grandchildren McKenzie Elizabeth Felsted, Jack Fraser Felsted, Max Raden Felsted, Alexandra Michelle Felsted, and Olivia Katherine Felsted, all of Visalia.
The viewing will be 3-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Hadley Funeral Chapel, 410 W. Center Ave. Services for Dr. Felsted will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Visalia United Methodist Church, 5200 W. Caldwell.
Kenneth Gene Snead
Kenneth Gene Snead, 59, of Visalia passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2001, in Tulare. Ken was born in Ventura on Aug. 2, 1941, to Ira and Lois Snead. As a small child, he came to Woodlake, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Woodlake High School and married Roberta Lee Macom on March 26, 1988, in Lake Tahoe, Nev. The couple made their home in Visalia. He was a self-employed plumbing contractor for 33 years. He attended the United Methodist Church in Visalia. His hobbies included garage sales, buying and restoring antiques, collecting and restoring cars and cooking. He was a great cook.
Survivors include his wife, Roberta Snead of Visalia; children Lesley Baer and her husband, Mark, of Visalia, Jason Snead and his wife, Tracie, of Visalia, Brian Snead of Visalia and Chris Willis of Visalia; a brother, Jack Snead, of Visalia; sisters Barbara McDonald of Vancouver, Wash., Kathy Pinheiro of Manteca, Gail Dunlap of Battleground, Wash., and Joan Rodela of Woodlake; grandchildren Thomas Baer, Jessica Randolph, David Randolph, Aaron Baer and Daniel Snead, all of Visalia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is pending. Arrangements are by Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia.
TULARE -- Yvette Contreras, 17, of Tulare died Wednesday, May 9, 2001. She was a clerk for Carl's Jr. in Tulare.
Evening services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Peers Lorentzen Chapel, Tulare. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tulare District Cemetery. Interment will be at Tulare District Cemetery.
Michael Ryan Craghill
DINUBA -- Michael Ryan Craghill, 27, of Dinuba died Wednesday, May 9, 2001. He was a construction worker.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. today at Dopkins Chapel, Dinuba. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dopkins Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Smith Mountain Cemetery.
Ryan William Evans
Ryan William Evans, 18, of Visalia died Thursday, May 10, 2001. He was born in Fullerton on July 24, 1982. Ryan attended St. Paul's School and was a senior at Redwood High School.
Ry will be remembered for his wit, random clothing collection and love of eclectic music. He attracted an amazing array of friends with his sense of humor, unique personality and genuine love of life.
He leaves behind his parents, Sara and Norman Evans; sisters Cate and Lauren; brother, Matty; and grandparents, William and Lorrie Green of Battle Creek, Mich. His extended family also includes aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial Mass will be 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers the family encourages contributions to the Donald M. Wahlen Youth Foundation, 909 N. Demaree St., Visalia, CA 93291.