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Elfie E. Maddox

Elfie Maddox, Turlock resident, passed away at the age 95. She is survived by her daughter Linda (John) Kleiber of Tracy; grandchildren Jennifer (Tripp) Torchia and Brian (Jennifer) Kleiber; one great grandchild Victoria and caregiver Marsha Barkhousen.. She is preceded in death by her parents Ben and Emma Larson; husband Willmer Maddox; son Darol Maddox and sister Ruby Frost.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Eleanor Ross

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and by a granddaughter, Robin Boyd, in 2011. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, James D. Ross Jr. of Hughson; children: Sharon (Duane) Meier of Truckee CA, Elizabeth (Dennis) Jones of Denair, and James (Claudia) Ross of Turlock, 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert M Thorpe

Graduated from Turlock High School,

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Earl Axel Johnson

Earl Johnson, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Paramount Court after an extended illness. Earl was born in Irwin City to Axel and Esther Johnson. He grew up in Hilmar and attended both Hilmar and Turlock schools. In Turlock he was a part of the famous class of '44. He completed his studies while in the Marine Corps. His military service was at the end of World War II.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Jessica Maria Barrera

Jessica was born and raised in San Jose California and moved to Stanislaus County, Turlock California in 1997. She is survived by her three children Petrita Gomez, Reggie Gomez , Davina Hernandez.; siblings Patrick G. Ledbetter Jr, Benjamin Gaddis, Charlie Hoey Jr, Jaime Barrera Jr., Miguel Jr., Adrian and Juanita Reyes. Jessica was preceded in death by her parent Petrita Reyes (Oriol). ; Grandparents Martha Romero and Felix Oriol.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Magic still alive in favorite fishing spot

Every angler has his or her favorite fishing spot, I'm no different. Last weekend while fishing Lake Pardee, which is full by the way, my son and I were struggling to get any bites. We moved around from spot to spot until I decided that we try an old spot that I've been fishing since I was a kid. There was a time when that spot was the only place that I would fish on the lake, but as my boats have gotten bigger and more reliable, I've since ventured out. After fishing a while, my son ...

March 27, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Births March 19 to March 26

• Sadie Taylor of Turlock is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce girl born March 19 at Emanuel Medical Center.

March 27, 2015 | | Births


Uncle Sam allows us to be ripped off $124B a year

It's tough to support one's self on $8,000 a year.

March 27, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


Assyrian New Year celebration postponed

The flags in front of the Turlock Assyrian American Civic Club are flying at half mast and the club's Resha'D Nisan Celebration, planned for today, has been postponed due to the passing of His Holiness Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Assyrian Church of the East.

March 27, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Adelina Frances Lemos

Adeline Frances Lemos died peacefully in her home on March 19, 2015. Adeline was born November 6, 1929, in Watsonville, California, the daughter of the late Mariano and Adelaida Santos.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Timothy Roger Farnam

Timothy Farnam, 66 of Turlock passed away on March 24th after a long illness.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Cheryl Hartvickson Breshears

Cheryl Breshears, 68, was born in Turlock to Norman and Alta (Ramey) Hartvickson. She died at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jessie Mickey Orosco

Jessie Mickey Orosco, age 76, of Turlock, CA was received by our Lord on March 22, 2015.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Voters can turn to social media for congressional art contest

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) opened the 2015 Congressional Art Competition via Facebook on Monday.

March 26, 2015 | | ARTS/LEISURE


Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


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Two men, one boat equals one great day

These past few weeks my older sister, her husband, and two boys were visiting all the way from England. I was able to take my brother-in-law out fishing with me twice. Both times we limited out and really had a great time.

April 17, 2015 | BY JAROD BALLARDO Fishing Columnist | Sports Columns


Trustees approve new Denair Charter Academy

The Denair Elementary Charter Academy is one step closer to reality after the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the school's creation on Thursday.

April 17, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education


Births April 9 to April 15

• April Wheeler of Atwater is the mother of an 8-pound-6-ounce boy born April 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 17, 2015 | | Births


About those 'evil' free range parents

There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.

April 17, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial


MJC programs to enhance irrigation systems, provide drought relief training

As the drought continues to parch the state for the fourth year in a row, Modesto Junior College is instituting new courses and programs that focus on irrigation and drought relief.

April 16, 2015 | | Education


Bill Green

Bill Green passed away in Marysville, Washington after a long battle with Cancer. Completing his Vietnam tour with the United States Army in 1969, he began a 30 year career in the electronics distribution industry. His work took him to Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and California. He spent 12 years in Turlock. While living there he held the position of Business Manager for The Turlock Salvation Army.

April 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Emogene Elmquist

Longtime Turlock/Hilmar resident Emogene Elmquist passed away peacefully at her home on April 12, 2015 at the age of 86, following a short illness.

April 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Turlock High grad to head Patterson police

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Local law enforcement joins state efforts to help at-risk youth

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson and Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II traveled to the state capital last week to join numerous other law enforcement officials in support of funding aimed at helping at-risk youth.

April 14, 2015 | | Local


Violet Ann Mc Laughlin

Violet was born in Idaho Falls, ID and moved to Arkansas as an infant where she spent her childhood before settling in California at the age of 13. On December 15, 1951 she married William "Pat" McLaughlin. She and Pat worked and lived in the Turlock and Denair areas for many years where she worked on the dairy and also for a hatchery. She enjoyed caring for her husband and four children and always treasured time spent with family. Violet worked for many years at Emanuel Medical Center until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her dear ...

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Jack A. Moore

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one son Dennis Moore. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Moore of Hilmar, 3 children: Darrell (Donna Bethel) Moore of Modesto, Marlinda (Joe) Inglima of Modesto, and Melissa (Glenn) Miller of San Antonio, TX, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Van Norman

Betty is survived by partner Esther (Rocky) Nelson, sister Bertha Tedsen and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Lily, and brothers Clarence R. Van Norman and Hiram O. Van Norman.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


James (Jamie) Mason

Jamie is preceded in death by his parents, Kay Mason Hammerquist and Bill Mason. Jamie is survived by a daughter Cherie (Brent) Charmbury and 3 grandchildren: Lindsey, Landon, and Elin Charmbury, all of Sacramento; two siblings: Jeffrey (Teresa) Mason of Napa and Kristine (Travis) Ledford of Turlock and his best friend Joey Novack II.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Verne Crowell

Verne Crowell died peacefully at home on April 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 8, 1916 at home on the corner of Monte Vista and Walnut Rd. and died in the home he built on the corner of Monte Vista and Crowell Rd.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Kevin Richard Stach

Kevin Richard Stach, 75, of Turlock, passed away at his home on April 12, 2105. He was born July 4, 1939 in Nezperce, Idaho. After graduating from high school in Olympia, Washington he came to California and worked at the General Motors plant in Fairfield. When the plant closed and moved to Missouri he relocated there and finished his career with GM. After retiring Mr. Stach moved to Turlock. Kevin was a dune buggy enthusiast and loved working on Volkswagens. He volunteered at the Turlock V.F.W. and enjoyed cooking for their dinners and events.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


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