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Wife of Former Madera Judge Passes: Veronica A. Moffat 61

Veronica A. Moffat passed from this life into one with our eternal Lord on August 29, 2011. Veronica was preceded in death by her husband Honorable Judge Edward P. Moffat II, parents Marcelino and Ramona Ramirez and numerous Aunts and Uncles.

Born and raised in Madera, Veronica attended St. Joachim's Parochial School, Washington Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Jr. High and Madera High School. Upon graduation, she decided to explore the world of law where she went to school to become a legal assistant. She spent the majority of her career working for California Rural Legal Assistance helping the undeserved have a voice in the Valley as well as the Madera County District Attorney's Office where she began her career.

Kimberly McKinney

Kimberly McKinney, age 40, a native of Lancaster, CA and a resident of Madera, CA for 16 years passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with Melanoma Saturday, August 27, 2011 at her Madera home.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Harvest Community Church. Kim attended school at Herndon-Barstow Elementary and graduated from Madera High School class of 1989. She received her Associates from Fresno City College and attended Fresno State. Kimberly was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister.

Jerry Lee Butler (75)

Jerry Lee Butler, age 75, a native and lifelong resident of Madera, CA passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at his Madera home with his family by his side.

Jerry worked for the M.U.S.D. as transportation manager for 25 years and for J.W. Meyers as a truck driver. He was a graduate of Madera Union High School in 1954 and he joined the Army National Guard in 1954 where he served 9 years. Jerry married Patricia in 1958. He was a member of the Madera Elks Lodge for over 40 years and was involved with the Madera Police Auxiliary for 16 years.

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.

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