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Madera Attorney Denslow Green Dies at 89

Madera - Local attorney Denslow Brooks Green, born February 4, 1922, passed away peacefully May 15, 2011.  He was a lifelong resident of Madera and graduate of Madera High. After graduating Stanford University and Stanford Law, he joined his father, Sherwood Green, in practice of law. He was married to Helen Jean Hosler. Denny was a Captain in the US Army in WWII, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal.

Former Madera Mayor Sam Armentrout Dies at 61

Madera - Former Madera mayor Sam Armentrout (61) lost his battle with leukemia Wednesday night at a local hospital. Armentrout who was in his fifth term on the Madera City Council recently retired from the Madera Unified School District as the director of transportation/security.  A position he has held since 2005. Sam last served as Madera's mayor in 2009; holding the position three times since first being elected to the council in 1992.

Lloyd Michael Ramirez (45)

Lloyd Michael Ramirez (45) affectionately known as "Cubby" a loving father, hard-working businessman who deeply dedicated to his friends and family, went to live with the Father Sunday, April 30, 2011.

For 15 years Lloyd was dedicated to his passion of mentoring young athletes as a coach for Bullard High Football. Lloyd worked for Pinnacle Amour and was owner of Trident Aviation and Paladin a personal security company. Lloyd was always true to his brothers of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

Thomas "Tom" Turk (70)

Thomas "Tom" Turk passed away on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the age of 70. He had a wide range of experiences in his life. Tom rodeoed at Fresno State College in calf roping, ribbon roping, and team roping. He majored in agriculture earning his Bachelor's Degree.

He rodeoed in the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) and went to the NFR in Oklahoma City in 1971 in team roping. Tom spent two years in the U.S. Army serving his country as a Military Policeman during Korean Conflict. He had a 30 year career in the Sheriff's Department of Madera County, California. Tom farmed a 45 acre orchard of almond trees for 25 years.

Sheldon Mensch: Former Action Committee Director & Police Volunteer Dies at 72

Sheldon Mensch, age 72, went on his last adventure on April 19, 2011 in Fresno, California. He was born April 24, 1938 in Jessup, Maryland to Albert and Miriam Mensch. He had seven sisters and four brothers. Sheldon attended Arundel Junior Senior High in Maryland and graduated from Golden State University, San Francisco with his Bachelors Degree.

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