Erna Cabezut Obituary
 
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Erna Jo Cabezut

August 26, 1927 - July 20, 2014
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Erna "Ernie" Jo Cabezut was born the youngest of seven children to Everett Caleb and Hilda Jane (Cunningham) Coleman on August 26th, 1927 in Nocona, TX. She went to her final resting place on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at the age of 86. She married Reggie Cabezut and they had two daughters, Judy and Delores, before divorcing in 1952. They did, however, stay good friends for the rest of their lives. Ernie was part of the Snelling Women's Baseball Team in the 1950's. She loved the game and was an avid Yankees fan all her life. Erna Jo was a lover of horses and animals. During the 1960's Ernie was president of the Snelling Murietta Riders,...
Erna "Ernie" Jo Cabezut was born the youngest of seven children to Everett Caleb and Hilda Jane (Cunningham) Coleman on August 26th, 1927 in Nocona, TX. She went to her final resting place on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at the age of 86.
She married Reggie Cabezut and they had two daughters, Judy and Delores, before divorcing in 1952. They did, however, stay good friends for the rest of their lives. Ernie was part of the Snelling Women's Baseball Team in the 1950's. She loved the game and was an avid Yankees fan all her life. Erna Jo was a lover of horses and animals. During the 1960's Ernie was president of the Snelling Murietta Riders, a horse mounted group which rode in parades sporting turquoise, gold, and white riding outfits, went on trail rides, and held numerous events for the involved youth. Her house in Snelling was a gathering spot after the Friday night skating event at the Snelling Skating Rink. Erna drove school bus for both Snelling School and Merced High School during her bus driving career. Erna was also an avid outdoorsman, and she made many memories fishing and hunting. She enjoyed fishing at Cherry Lake where she and husband Frank Fragulia never missed the opening of trout season and deer hunting in both Colorado and Nevada before divorcing in 1967. Fresno Dome was a favorite camping spot and in later years she enjoyed all-girl camping trips with her daughter and granddaughters. Erna was a member of the Snelling Novara Rebekah Lodge Number 61, where she held a number of offices including multiple years as Nobel Grand.
Erna was preceded in death by her daughter, Judith Lee Cabezut in 1962.
She is survived by her sister, Marie Dennis in Portland, OR; daughter, Delores Cabezut-Ortiz (Carlos); her stepson, Stephen Fragulia (Sharlett); her granddaughters, Myshel Pimentel (Jarrod) and Keri Ortiz; her great grandson, Hudson Cole Pimentel and many nephews and nieces, especially Pam Cameron (Scott) of Tualatin, OR; Rick Dennis of Merced; Dianne McCrosky (Jim) of Kingwood, TX and Bill Garcia (Kevin) of Snelling, as well as numerous others.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00am at Evergreen Memorial Park, 1480 B St., Merced, CA.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Merced Historical Society, 21st & N Streets, Merced, CA 95340 in memory of Erna Jo Cabezut.
Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.

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