TULARE -- Eulalia Hulbert, 97, of Tulare died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001. She was a homemaker.
At her request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Goble-Miller Funeral Chapel, Tulare.
Ella Jo (Roy) Kriedel
BELMONT -- Ella Jo (Roy) Kriedel passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at her home in Belmont.
She is survived by her husband, Karl Kriedel of Belmont; her father, Day Roy of Exeter; her sister, Suzi Macaluso of Visalia.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Exeter Memorial Building.
Mary D. Martinez
Mary D. Martinez, 81, of Visalia died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001. She was a homemaker.
Mary Martinez was born in 1920, in Quato, Mexico, and came to the United States at the age of 1 month, she was raised in Billings, Mont. She married at the age of 19 in 1939 to Salvador Martinez and came to California in 1943. They settled in Seville, where she raised her children. She loved music, crocheting and working in her yard.
Survivors include sons, Rulus Martinez of Hanford, Phillip Martinez of Woodlake, Sal Jr. Martinez of Arizona, Santos Martinez of San Luis Obipso, Gilbert Martinez of Orosi and Wally Martinez of Cutler; daughters, Angie Martinez of Exeter, Sandra Rocha of Herpisia, Annie Murrieta of Mt. Clair, Hope Raycraft of Visalia and Rosemary Martinez of Exeter; brothers, Frank Duarte of Montana, Joe Duarte of Sacramento, Tony Duarte of Sacramento and Simon Duarte of Sacramento; sisters, Tonia Baiza of Hanford, Rosie Gonzales of Sacramento, Judy Morales of Hanford, Vickie Rico of Visalia, Lydia Hernandez of Visalia and Terry Garcia of Madera; 34 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Two brothers preceded her in death, Jesse Duarte and Tommy Duarte.
Visitation will be noon to 6 p.m. today at Hadley Funeral Chapel, Visalia. Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. today at the chapel. Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Visalia. Interment will be at Visalia District Cemetery.
Wiley H. McCurley
Wiley H. McCurley passed away on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the age of 78. He is survived by Juanita, loving wife of 60 years. Four children, Janice Jasso of Visalia, Wylena Baird of Visalia, Pamela Bender of Covina, Robert McCurley of Clovis. Fifteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters and one grandson. Wiley was a veteran of World War II and received many commendations.
Wiley loved to hunt and fish and he loved to dance. He never found a motor he couldn't fix. If you said your car wasn't running right, you might come home with your car on jacks and him under it. More than anything he loved his family. He was always there for them. In fact, he was there for anyone with a need, even total strangers. But no one was a stranger for long. Once met, never forgotten. Everyone gravitated to him. He had a ready smile, a twinkle in his eyes, a giving heart and a funny story for all. We know you're in a better place, with no pain and two good legs, checking out the best fishing spots.
You will be missed by all whose lives you touched. You leave behind a legacy of laughter and love that will go on forever. You came into this world with nothing and left with a world of love around you. You taught us about life and love and in the end you taught us about death and dignity.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers Funeral Home in Porterville.
LINDSAY -- John G. Reyes, 82, of Lindsay died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001. He was a retired dairy worker for 35 years.
Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Thursday at Webb-Sanders Funeral Home, Lindsay. Rosary will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. There will be private family interment.
Travis Louis Smith
Troubleman for S.C.E.C
Travis Louis Smith, 41, of Visalia, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Travis was born in Twentynine Palms to R.L. "Bob" and Susan B. Smith. Travis graduated from Newbury Park High School in 1978 and met his future wife, April M. Jones. They were married in September 1980 in Thousand Oaks. Travis went to work for Southern California Edison Co. in 1982. The following year their son, Branden Louis, was born and their daughter, Ashley Marie, was born two years later in 1985. Travis transferred to Valencia as an Apprentice Lineman and became a Journeyman. In 1990, he transferred to Big Creek as an Electrical Foreman and in 1996, he transferred to the San Joaquin Valley as an Electrical Crew Foreman and later became a Troubleman. Travis enjoyed boating, water sports, was an avid NASCAR race fan and made various trips to NASCAR races in several states. Travis was one of those unique individuals who loved his family, his job and his life. He was very fortunate in this respect, and this love was returned by his family and those around him. He will be missed, but his memory will continue to inspire many of us. Travis was preceded in death by his mother, Susan B. Smith, in 1989, and his grandfathers, Louis Charles Smith and Al Blythe.
Survivors include his Wife, April M. Smith of Visalia; Children, Branden Louis Smith of Visalia and Ashley Marie Smith of Visalia; Father and Stepmother, R.L. "Bob" and Ellen Smith of Santa Paula; Sisters, Sarah Worley and husband, Steve, of Joplin, Mo., and Lisa Wilcox and husband, Steve, of Groton, Conn.; Stepbrother, Steve Kearney and wife, Laurie, of Ventura; Grandparents, Betty and Marvin Henry of Bandon, Ore., and Florence Blythe of Las Vegas; Grandparents-in-law, Jean and Frank Jones of Thousand Oaks; Stepgrandparents, Norm and June Martin of Visalia; Sisters-in-laws, Janine Jones of Newbury Park and Tina Kelpe of Fresno; Brothers-in-laws, Rick Jones and wife, Carol, of Spokane, Wash., and George Horton and wife, Dottie, of Kaui, Hawaii; six nieces; five nephews; a loving extended family.
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Ave., Visalia. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Calvary Chapel, 11720 Avenue 264 in Visalia. A reception will follow immediately at the church. Burial will be private.
Remembrances may be made to The Smith Family Trust Fund, c/o Southern California Edison Co., 2425 S. Blackstone St., Tulare, CA 93274.
Jean Ellen Babb
Jean Ellen Babb, 61, of Visalia died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
She was a sales representative.
Norma Lee Gill
FARMERSVILLE -- Norma Lee Gill, 63, of Farmersville died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001.
She was a caterer.
Estelle I. Grossfeld
Estelle I. Grossfeld, 96, of Visalia died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001.
She was a retired teacher.
LINDSAY -- Alonso Hernandez, 33, of Lindsay died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
He was a truck driver.
SAN DIEGO -- Clara Highfield, 82, of San Diego died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
She was a homemaker.
Paula Elvira Lucha
TULARE -- Paula Elvira Lucha, 63, of Tulare died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001.
She was a tie maker for 8 years for Wembly Manufacturing.
Anthony 'Tony' R. Maniscalco Sr.
EXETER -- Anthony "Tony" R. Maniscalco Sr., 74, of Exeter died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001.
He worked for the Tulare County Environmental Health Department for a number of years.
Rosa Maria Mota
Rosa Maria Mota, 64, of Visalia and formerly of Paramount, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001.
She was a housewife.
Lawrence E. Murphy Sr.
Lawrence E. Murphy Sr., 82, of Visalia died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001.
He was a farmer.
Theodore Peter, owner of Ted's Donut Kitchen for 20 years, passed away Aug. 30 at the age of 80 in Snoh, Wash.
Annetta Mae Shelley
Annetta Mae Shelley, 63, of Visalia and formerly of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001.
She was a waitress at Mearle's Drive In for 33 years.