Obituaries for July 20, 2012

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Elizabeth Glenz Werning

March 12, 1937 - June 30, 2012

Former Sonora resident Elizabeth Glenz Werning died June 30 at a Fresno hospital. She was 75.

Mrs. Werning was born Brooklyn, N.Y., to Frederick and Henrietta Glenz.

She graduated from Valparaiso University in Indiana and later worked as a teacher, resource specialist, and piano instructor. She lived in Sonora since 1976 and moved Fresno in 2005.

She was a pianist, and member of Riverpark Bible Church where we she was a long-time participant in Bible study fellowship.

She enjoyed music, reading, stitching and sewing. In later years she enjoyed taking cruises with her elder sister.

Mrs. Werning was preceded in death by her former husband, Theodore Werning in 2001; her parents; and sister, Doris Jenkins.

She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Sharon and David Rivera, of Clinton, N.Y., Deborah and Dennis Morley, of Exeter, Carolyn and Donald Moeller, of Walnut Creek, and Cynthia and Brian Salomonson, of Fresno; her sister, Virginia Hoffman; and 11 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA, 98063.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Aug. 11 at Riverpark Bible Church, 7500 N. Millbrook Ave., Fresno.

Yost and Webb Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


HYDE - John Christopher Hyde, 50, of Jamestown died Wednesday in a motorcycle accident in Chinese Camp. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

IRWIN - Jean Irwin, 82, of Sonora died Wednesday at Sonora Regional Medical Center. Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

NEWLON - John Paul Newlon, 41, of Columbia died Wednesday at home. Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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