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Roy Victor Westin

Roy Westin, 97, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Friday, July 23. He was born in Rockford, Ill. to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Westin in 1912. Roy was raised in Aberdeen, Wash.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Gary Dale Smith

Gary Dale Smith was born on Feb. 11, 1943 in Modesto to Dale and Martha Smith and died July 23, 2010 in Fayetteville, Ark. at the Veteran's Hospital.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


A sign of the times

With a quick drive down Golden State Boulevard, Geer Road, or Monte Vista Avenue, the issue becomes crystal clear: the streets of Turlock are overflowing with unlicensed signs.Across the country, from Mesa, Ariz. to Forest Grove, Ore. and Los Angeles, municipalities are trying to stem the proliferation of unlicensed signs. The trend has been driven by businesses' needs to attract more customers, erecting flashy illegal signs to garner the attention of those driving by.The City of Turlock is just the most recent city to take a stand against these unlawful signs, hoping to cut down on the clutter ...

August 03, 2010 | | Local


Shirley Mae (Hawkins) Sperry

Shirley Mae (Hawkins) Sperry, 74, passed away peacefully in Modesto on July 29 after experiencing complications from a broken hip. Shirley was born in Missouri and moved to Livingston when she was four years old. She attended both elementary school and high school in Livingston. Early in life she was a mother, homemaker, bowler, and a cook. While her children were in high school, Shirley worked as a waitress at Livingston's famous Blueberry Hill Restaurant. She also worked at Tahoe Inn Restaurant in South Lake Tahoe, and at Lyon's Restaurant in Turlock for 23 years.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Journal welcomes new publisher

David A. Winegarden is the new publisher of the Turlock Journal.

August 03, 2010 | Special to the Journal | Local


Herbert Harvey Beckel

Herbert Harvey Beckel, 96, of Turlock, passed away on July 25 in Hughson. Herbert was born in Woodbine, Kansas in 1914. He was a cattle rancher for 20 years.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Earl Schell, Sr.

Jerry Schell, 79, of Denair, passed away on Thursday, July 29 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born in Rocky Comfort, Mo. to Earl and Mina Schell in 1930. Jerry was raised there until he was 13, when his family moved to Delhi.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Bonnie Willhite

Bonnie Willhite passed away on July 28, 2010. She was born Feb. 6, 1933 in Riverside to Done and Hester (Donnell) Lewis. Her mortal life on this earth ended with the promise of immortality given to her by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bonnie was a pioneer of the early Head Start Program for pre-school children at the Delhi Head Start for 17 years. She then worked in the field of data auditing for Blue Shield of California. She was forced into early retirement at age 56 due to chronic ailments from childhood.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Marsha Mary Resor

Marsha Mary Resor, 71, of Delhi, passed away Thursday afternoon peacefully at her residence surrounded by her family. Marsha was born in California in April 1939. She graduated from Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo. She married Joseph Resor after she graduated from high school. They moved around the Bay Area before settling in Delhi in 1997. She enjoyed painting, knitting, and belonged to the First Southern Baptist Church in Denair.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Blaze sweep Nuts with help from THS grad Mendonca

In a span of two days, Turlock High graduate Tommy Mendonca torched the Modesto Nuts before he sizzled down on the third day. Still, his Bakersfield Blaze took care of business.In three games this week against a team he was familiar with growing up, Mendonca - who gained national recognition for leading Fresno State to the 2008 College World Series title - had a 5-for-10 showing with one home run, four runs scored, one triple, one double, three RBIs and some heroics at historic Sam Lynn Ballpark in Bakersfield. In the third game, he went 0-for-3 but had one RBI.Mendonca ...

July 30, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Sports Professional


Lillian S. Freitas

Lillian S. Freitas, 97, of Turlock, passed away on July 26. She was a homemaker for 70 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, crotchet, embroidery and cooking. She gave many of her embroidery works to family and friends.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Ottis Cleo Hamner

Ottis Cleo Hamner, 100, passed away on Wednesday, July 28 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born in 1910 in Illinois to Noah and Pearl Hamner. He moved to Orange County in 1921, before he settled in Denair in 1942. Ottis was a self-employed plumber and farmer for most of his adult life. He was a past board member of the Modesto Gospel Mission and Heartstone Bible Conference. He was a member of the Independent Fundamental Churches of America, and also worked in the AWANA program at the First Baptist Church in Ceres.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Bert Silva

Bert Silva passed away on July 26 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

July 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Public supports high-speed rail project, survey reports

California's high-speed rail network can't get here soon enough, according to three-quarters of Californians polled in a survey released Wednesday – just in time for a California High-Speed Rail Authority lobbying trip to Washington, D.C. on Thursday and Friday.

July 30, 2010 | | Neighbor News


Integrity needed on Hughson council

Hughson faces a recall election on Aug. 24 because three of its City Council members have refused to follow the recommendations of the Stanislaus Civil Grand Jury and resign from office.The grand jury concluded that they broke several laws, that their conduct was unacceptable, and their continued presence did not serve the best interests of Hughson.Seven months have passed and they haven't budged from office. They've made some expensive mistakes and their presence continues to fuel chaos and bad feelings. It is notable that they tried unsuccessfully to appoint a personal friend as the new city ...

July 30, 2010 | | Letters to the Editor


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Doctor Walter Hunt

Our dad, Doctor Walter Hunt, completed his long journey home on April 5, 2018. Before turning the last bend in the road, he left another ...

April 10, 2018 | | OBITS


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