Empty Saddles

Empty Saddles - Obituaries

Debbie L. (Stuart) Burner, beautiful wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, and friend, went to Heaven on December 12, 2012, at the age of 55.

Debbie was born in Tulare, Calif., on July 30, 1957. She called Tulare “home” her entire life, and had hundreds of friends both in her hometown and all around the country. She never knew a stranger, as she made friends wherever she went.

Encell O. Kenner, “Papa Curley,” was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend. Curley was surrounded by loved ones when God called him home Dec. 28, 2012. Curley was born on June 16, 1930, in Cloud Chief, Okla., to William and Ruby Kenner.

Curley served two years in the United States Army in Japan. After the military he came back to Selma and married Betty Helm, and they were married for 25 years and were blessed with three beautiful children.

Mrs. Tracy Leigh Malone, age 37 of Cedartown, Georgia, passed away Dec. 21, 2012. She was born Dec. 26, 1974, in Cobb County, Georgia.

She was above all, a loving mother of four wonderful children, devoted wife and daughter. Her love for life was unmistakable through her kind smile, encouraging words and her will to live. Her battle with cancer touched many lives and will continue to encourage many more through her foundation. She enjoyed many things in life but nothing more than hearing her children laugh and seeing them smile.

Mr. Virginio “Gene” Correa Aguiar, Jr., 70, of Ninole, Hawaii, died at the Hillside Care Manor in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 26, 2012. He was born in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii in 1942, and was the owner of American Pacific Inc. – Intl. (Ampac), Agee Inc. and A&A Trucking. He founded the American Cowboy Team Roping Assoc (ACTRA) in Hawaii and served on the national board.

Mark David MacKenzie, 61, husband, dad, brother, and uncle moved to heaven on Dec. 14, 2012. He was born Dec. 20, 1950 in Berkeley, Calif., and passed away in Moss Landing, Calif.

Mark lived his whole life in the Salinas Valley but took his seasonal trips for produce at winter destinations. His love for produce ran through his blood from his father, Harry MacKenzie. After 45 years of walking in the fields, doing inspections, seed research and development, sales and much more, he retired and decided to work on the 4M family ranch full time which he started. He was always a hard worker, loved animals and nature.