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Howard Burton Keup

Howard Keup, 77, of Turlock, was born in Nebraska to Louis and Lula Keup in 1932. He was raised in Nebraska and Wyoming. The family moved to Delhi before Howard started high school. He graduated from Livingston High School, and after graduation in November of 1953, he married Cleta Taylor. Howard was an outdoors-man. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed animals. His family has many good memories of "Papa" with his chickens and also his jelly beans.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS

Mary Patricia Liss Pitt

Mary Patricia Liss Pitt, 77, passed away peacefully with her daughters and son-in-law at her side on June 16 at Emmanuel Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis. in May of 1933 to Irene Theresa Jadzewski and Walter W. Liss. After attending Holy Angels Academy in high school, she earned her bachelor's of science degree at Milwaukee Donner College, now Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wis.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS

Edna M. Land

Edna Land passed away in her home on Friday, June 18. Land was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Dec. 23, 1919 to Gerrit and Jennie Helder. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II, achieving the rank of Corporal. She was the third child in a family of 12 children. Land was a member of the Disciples of Christ for over 65 years, and a member of First Christian Church for the past several years. She was active in youth leadership roles at churches in Sunnyvale, Seattle, Wash., South Bend, Ind. and Lake Camanche.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Hilda Mae Desper

Hilda Mae Desper was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on May 4, 1918. She was married to Sherm Desper a barber, for many years. Hilda worked for Armours and Woolworths before going to work at Penguins Ice Cream, where she worked for about 20 years. She moved to Iowa to take care of her sick father. After his death, she moved back to Turlock and went to work for the Senior Lunch Program and volunteered at the Salvation Army and other volunteer programs. She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. Hilda achieved many awards from ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Gurnam Kaur Dhaliwal

Gurnam Dhaliwal, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Sunday, June 20. She was born in Sujawal Pur, Rajistan, India to Bhagwan Singh and Kartar Kaur Chahal in 1921. Gurnam was raised in India and came to the United States in 1977. She lived in Turlock for the last 30 years of her life. She was a member of the Turlock Sikh Temple. Gurnam loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. God and family were her life.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Freda May Bromley

Freda Bromley, 79, of Turlock, passed away victoriously at Turlock Nursing and Rehab Center on Sunday with her family by her side. Freda was singing "Amazing Grace" at the time of her passing. She was born in Oklahoma to James and Hessie Whitsett and grew up in Van Buren, Ark. She graduated from high school in Van Buren, Ark. She married Billy Bromley in 1954, and with her new family, migrated back and forth to California for several years. She permanently moved to California in 1972. Freda was a strong, loving mother who faithfully raised and cared for her family ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Antonio “Tony” Toste

Tony Toste, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson with his family by his side. He was born in Tipton to Manuel and Maria Toste in 1923. In 1935 his family moved to the Azores. He moved back to California and worked for AC Transit before retiring at the age of 56 in Stevinson. He was a member of many Catholic organizations. Anthony enjoyed gardening, traveling in his motor home, and spending time with his family - especially his three grandchildren. Tony is survived by his wife, Adelina Toste; daughters, Brenda (Scott Norquist) Toste of Denair ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Arthur T. Weaver

Arthur T. Weaver, 87, died June 12 in Napa. He was born June 25, 1922, to Roy and Bernice Weaver of Turlock. He attended Turlock schools and Modesto Junior College before going to Stanford University where he was a member of Beta Theta Phi fraternity and studied business. Arthur went into the Navy as an ensign in World War II. He attended several colleges, including Colorado College, Ohio State and Columbia. He was a midshipman in Norfolk, Va. and was shipped out on the Tripoli to Brazil in the gunnery department. Arthur played basketball on-board and flew in a B24 ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Willie William Yeley

Affectionately known as Pug, Willie was born in Chicta, Texas on Aug. 28, 1920. He passed from this life in Turlock on June 20, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Pug moved to Arizona in 1942, where he met and married Alva Maxine (Myers) Yeley. Together they moved to Porterville and worked in the labor camps from 1944 to 1948. In 1948 Pug started working for Tidewater Oil until he retired. Pug and Maxine moved to the Delhi / Turlock area in 1979.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Charles Finny Woodward

Charles Finny Woodard, 87, passed away at his residence in Denair. He was born in Kansas to Elda and Frances Woodard. He was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 18 and was stationed in Hawaii. After his service he settled in San Diego where he met and married his wife of 63 years, Florence Berger. He was a rancher for over 50 years. Charles was a collector of vintage automobiles and had cars in prominent statewide car shows. He loved horses, and was a fabulous fisherman. Charles was known for his carpentry and enjoyed renovating old ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Donald Lynn Bradshaw

Donald Lynn Bradshaw, 39, died suddenly on Saturday, June 19 in Snelling. Donald was born in Fresno to Larry and Bertha Bradshaw. He was raised in the Merced area and worked in construction until an accident 10 years ago left him disabled. He enjoyed fishing, camping and doing anything outdoors.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Judith Louise McCarran

Judith Louise McCarran, 66, of Merced, passed away on Saturday, June 19 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Lucien Anthony Musso

Lucien Musso, 90, of Turlock, passed away in Turlock on Friday. He was born and raised in New York City to Anthony and Celestine Musso. He graduated from high school in New York City. As a young man, Lucien was a great athlete. He played baseball and football, but he achieved recognition as the New York State Overall Champion Bicycle Racer twice – in 1936 and again in 1939.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Shamoeil Younan-Sangar

Shamoeil Younan-Sangar was born in Iran and just recently came to this country. He married Mrs. Alis Mirzaei in 1957. Shamoeil was a very religious man who attended the Church of the East Mar Addai in Turlock. He enjoyed reading and gardening. Shamoeil was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

Haruko Narita

Haruko Narita passed away peacefully on June 19 after battling an infection. Haruko was born in Japan. She briefly lived in the Warm Springs area and then settled in Cortez in 1919.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS

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It's getting better all the time

In 1967 Paul McCartney wrote a song for the Sgt. Pepper's album called "Getting Better." Philips Electronics used it for a major marketing campaign ...

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Ellie shares her diabetes story

Type 1 Diabetes has changed Ellie Hart's life forever. Until February she didn't know she had the disease. With November being National Diabetes ...

November 25, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Education

Denair mourns sudden loss of two educators

Although Denair Elementary Charter Academy was not in session this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday, a number of students still received calls from Principal ...

November 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Education

The ridership fallacy of high speed rail

California is not Europe. Nor is the Golden State Japan.

November 24, 2015 | BY DENNIS WYATT Turlock Journal | Editorial

Why you should skip the turkey on Thanksgiving

Dear Editor:

November 24, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor

Californians gobble up Thanksgiving travel

This year's four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend reflects a steady increase of Californians projected to travel since 2009, according to the latest travel survey from ...

November 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local

Nikki Whittiker

Nikki Lynne Whittiker, 67, of Denair went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. Born in White Salmon, WA, September 4 ...

November 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Leonard Francis Pereira

Born in Escalon, California to parents, Carlos Pereira and Evangeline (Vieira) Pereira decedents of farming and whaling families in the Central Valley, Monterey Peninsula and ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Debbie Phillips

Debbie passed away at UCSF Hospital in San Francisco with her two daughters by her side. She lived in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Walter Lee Hotchkiss

Walter lost his battle with Leukemia on November 18th. He was born to Alva and Marguerite Hotchkiss in Hobbs, New Mexico on August 18, 1940 ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Ceres graduate to coach at Delhi

Brian de la Porte, a 1999 graduate of Ceres High School was named head coach of the Hawks' varsity boys' basketball program on Monday.

November 20, 2015 | By Dale Butler Turlock Journal | SPORTS


· Myla Mohssin of Hughson is the mother of a 7-pound-5-ounce boy born Nov. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center.

November 20, 2015 | | Local

Thefts rise on university campus

The past month has ushered in a rash of petty thefts on the California State University, Stanislaus campus.

November 20, 2015 | | Crime

City of Turlock restricts outdoor watering to one day per week

The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even ...

November 20, 2015 | | Government

Lawrence Douglas Schmitz

Lawrence passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at English Oaks Rehab Center in Modesto. He is survived by his son Douglas Schmitz ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS

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