A graveside service for Angelito and Arturo Lopez-Torres born, who were born and died Feb. 17, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Winton Cemetery, 7651 Walnut Ave., Winton. It will be officiated by Father Pedro Olmos.
Daniela Alejandra Ramirez, 13, was granted her angel wings on Feb. 20, 2010. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who Daniela had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. She was born in Mexico and lived in Turlock and then Patterson, before she settled in Ceres in 2007. She enjoyed music and attending school.
Fred Haney, 67, passed away Feb. 16, 2010, at U.C.S.F. in San Francisco. He was born December 1942 in Oakland to Mack and Juanita Haney. He moved to Modesto in 1963, before he settled in Turlock. He was a glazier for 33 years. He belonged to Glazier Union Local and Moose Lodge #1679. His interests included his grandchildren, hot rods, dune buggies and boating.
Midwesterners don't all know they live in a region where earthquakes can strike, but they got a small reminder of that simple fact earlier this month when a 3.8 Richter scale trembler struck in northern Illinois. Let's hope we can learn more from the event than just what the passing headlines might lead us to think about - because the center of our country is woefully under-prepared for what will come in terms of later, much larger quakes.
Stephen Smink, 69, of Riverbank, passed away at Avalon Care Center in Modesto. He was born in Hagerstowns, Md. to Earl and Ellenor Smink in 1940.
Franklin Lankford, born in Keene, Texas, passed away Feb. 20 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson at the age of 76.
Cliff McBeath, 88, of Turlock, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Lady, on Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was born in Humboldt, Kansas to James and Elsie McBeath. He lived most of his adult life in California. He lived and worked in San Bernardino for years as a carpenter. Cliff retired in 1982, after working as the head of maintenance for the California State Dept of Agriculture at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for 27 years. He was married to Esther Marion Markusen for 53 years before she passed away in January 1999. He married Lady Laudine Petersen ...
Robert H. Gomer passed away Feb. 16 at St. Francis Assisted Living in Turlock. Bob was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas to Robert Sr. of Tennessee and Myrtle ne Watson of Texas. He moved to Turlock with his wife, Winifred (Winnie), and his daughter, Roberta, in 1950, after serving in the Pacific as a gunner on US Navy Destroyer USS Sumner during WW II. Bob bought Turlock Marble and Granite Works after his father-in-law, Sam Thomas, retired. He operated the business for 40 plus years.
Emily M. Peera, 71, of Modesto passed away on Monday, Feb. 15 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Baghdad, Iraq to Samuel and Souria Peera in 1938. In 1962, she moved to New Britain, Conn. and settled in Modesto in 1995. Emily enjoyed arts and crafts, traveling and the arts.
Visitation for Elias C. Sanchez, 82, of Turlock, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St., Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Jesse Joe Gordillo, Jr., 11, of Newman passed away Tuesday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.
Paul Sanborn, 56, of Turlock passed away in Modesto at Doctor's Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 17. He was born in Turlock to Don and Helen Sanborn in 1953. Paul grew up in Turlock and graduated from Turlock High School in 1972. He worked as an electrician for 35 years. He enjoyed building model rockets, playing tennis and pitching in local softball leagues.
Typically, the first outdoor track and field meet of the spring is a small, intimate affair of former Warriors and local track athletes. But today's Cal State Stanislaus All-Comers meet, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., has attracted many more athletes - probably because it is the inaugural meet on the new Al Brenda Track at Warrior Stadium.
The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset the Humboldt State Lumberjacks 70-67 on Friday night at Warrior Arena.
Navigating around the Whitmore /Highway 99 interchange project is now more complicated, City of Ceres officials warned motorists.
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.
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 Wheeler of Atwater is the mother of an 8-pound-6-ounce boy born April 9 at Emanuel Medical Center.
There is a fine line between being cautious and paranoia.
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.
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.
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.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department has named Lt. Jeff Dirkse as the new Patterson Police Services Chief.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.