OBITUARY

Ida Delfin Duran

October 9, 1939February 7, 2021

Ida Delfin Duran, age 81, of Fresno, California passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Ida was born October 9, 1939 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

She is survived by son Ernest Duran and his wife Cheryl of Clovis, California; brother Henry Delfin of Fresno, California; and grandchildren Nicole Duran, Evan Duran, Larissa Duran and Nia Duran.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband Angel M. Duran; son Arthur Duran; brother Ray Delfin; brother Max Delfin; brother Joe Delfin; brother Armando Delfin and sister Corina Villigas.

Mrs. Duran also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

A visitation for Ida will be held Friday, February 12, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Stephens and Bean Funeral Chapel. Please note: Due to current statewide and countywide COVID-19 restrictions, the visitation will be capacity controlled.

A funeral service will occur Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Peter the Apostle Orthodox Church, 3502 N. First Street, Fresno, California 93726. Please note: Due to current statewide and countywide COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service will be capacity controlled.

Remembrances may be made to Noia Residential Services Inc, 606 E Belmont Avenue, Fresno, California 93701.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.stephensandbean.com for the Duran family.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 13, 2021

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Meg Smith

February 13, 2021

To my friend Ida,

Always generous, never afraid to tell it like it is, and among the most important people in my life. We talked about anything and everything. Every important decision in my life was discussed with her. She always told me, "don't worry, everything happens in it's time." I came to trust that saying and to stop worrying so much about things I couldn't control.

We traded stories, food (lots of food), many knitting patterns, yarn and so much love.

Ida, I will love you forever. 🧡💔
Meg

Delia Martinez

February 11, 2021

Ida, my heart is so heavy with grief that I cannot say goodbye to you at this time. Tell me how I am supposed to say goodbye to the person that has been so much in my life? To the person that has been with me in sorrow and in joy, that has shared laughter and tears with me so many times, that has been my companion and co-conspirator since our youth?

I am going to miss that hearty laugh and that mischievous twinkle in your eyes. I am going to miss that expression of genuine happiness when I came to visit you. Our closeness was that of giddy sisters and pranksters.

My fondest memory of you is your selfless generosity. For countless hours you knitted and crocheted gifts for so many people. Little booties and hats for new babies, shawls, sweaters, blankets and gloves for so many of your nieces, nephews and friends.

I cannot say goodbye so I will say farewell until I see you again.

Love is eternal,

Delia

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