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Refugio A. Avila

Refugio Avila passed away in Livingston on July 31. He was born in Tlatenango, Zacatecas on Sept. 7, 1920. He moved to the United States from Mexico, leaving behind his wife, Maria Abigail Del Real Avila and two children through the Bracero Program. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company that took him to Illinois, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and California. He later worked for the U.S. Forestry Department in Oregon. When he came to live in Livingston, he worked for Perkins Rose Company in Newman.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Schell

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.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Imogene B. Gross

Imogene B. Gross, 83, passed away peacefully at home in Castro Valley on July 31. She was the fifth child born to John and Myrtle Basden on March 23, 1927 in West Liberty, Haskel County, Okla. Mrs. Gross attended Livingston High School. After moving to Richmond, she worked at a gas station and also worked on World War II airplane parts at Point Richmond. She married Wendell Davis in 1948 and had three children: John Davis, Beverly Blair, and Debra Harrison. In 1960 she married Bruce Gross. She worked at National Welding in Richmond for many years until she became ...

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


More water flow needed for fish, finds delta report

More water should be allowed to flow through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and into the San Francisco Bay, according to a State Water Board report which was unanimously approved Tuesday.The 180-page informational report, required by the 2009 Delta Reform Act and not directly tied to any legislative action, establishes the volume, quality and timing of water flow needed to protect fish and wildlife."For the first time, the board has come forth with explicit estimates on flows needed to protect the estuary and the results are not surprising," said Bill Jennings, executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance ...

August 03, 2010 | | Local


Juanita M. Dye-Maxon

Juanita M. Dye-Maxon, wife of the late John (Jackie) Maxon, passed away on July 29 at her home in Castro Valley.

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Selina Mae Winters

Selina Mae Winters was one of eight children born to Patrick and Elsie Tobin. She was born and raised in Newport, RI and moved to Turlock in 1955 to be near her family. She was employed for several years by International Paper Plant in Turlock and in Southern California. Selina, who was fondly called "Nana" by almost everyone who knew her, loved her family. She especially loved her great grandchildren, and she was a friend to everyone. She had a full life and her share of tragedies, but she was strong and always positive. Her sense of humor and her ...

August 03, 2010 | | OBITS


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


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Hilda Tiido

Hilda was born in Tartu, Estonia to August and Alviine Silm and passed away at that age of 96 in Modesto. She will be remembered ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


David Loren Zollinger

David Loren Zollinger passed away on March 23rd, 2018 at Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock, California. He was born on April 2nd,1929 in San Fernando ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


‘Bus Stop’ in Denair

The Denair Gaslight Theater is raising the curtain on their production of "Bus Stop," which will run through April 21.

April 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Theatre


Classical music and comedy combine for TCA show

Violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi will combine their virtuosic musicianship, theatrical humor and pop culture for a performance hosted by the Turlock ...

April 13, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Music


Births April 5 to April 12

• Stephanie and Jose Garcia of Delhi are the parents of a 9-pound-1-ounce boy born April 5 at Emanuel Medical Center.

April 13, 2018 | | Births


Soiseth: No more kicking the cans down the road

In the 2014 campaign, I promised a line-by-line analysis of the city's funds. The central goals were simple: to pay down Turlock's debt ...

April 13, 2018 | BY GARY SOISETH Turlock Mayor | Editorial


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