Long-time Idyllwild resident, teacher and artist Thomas Alvin Fresh Jr. passed away Monday, July 25, 2005 in Ojai.

Mr. Fresh was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alvin Fresh Sr. of Stone Mountain, Ga.

He is survived by his daughter, Leslie E. Fresh of Albuquerque, N.M.; a son, Andreas T.F. Fresh of Lakewood; a stepdaughter, Cathleen Valenson of Upland; five grandchildren; a brother, Robert C. Fresh of Snellville, Ga.; and a sister, Mary E. Cushen of Dawnsonville, Ga.

A private family service is pending.

Donations in his name may be made to the A.E. Backus Gallery & Museum, 500 North Indian River Dr., Fort Pierce, FL 34950.