Ralph C. Bowland, 91, of Modesto, passed away July 13. He was born in Fair Grove, Mo., and after graduating from high school in 1936, his family moved to Turlock. He played in the minor leagues for the Chicago Cubs in 1940 and 1941.
Mark was born in Chicago, Ill. to James and Lorraine Long. The family moved to Long Beach in 1957, and then to Turlock in 1962. He lived in Ceres when he passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He retired from the USDA in 2008, and enjoyed golfing and riding his motorcycle.
Paramjit Kaur, 50, of Ceres, tragically passed away July 20. She was born and raised in India and moved to Ceres less than two years ago. Her husband and son were planning to move here to join the family soon. She was a homemaker.
George Lucas, 85, of Ceres, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on July 19. He was born in Oklahoma in 1925 to Samuel and Sallie Lucas. His family moved to California when he was very young. He graduated from high school, married his lifelong companion, Lola Mae, and worked for 39 years as a refrigeration engineer at Merchants Refrigeration plant in Modesto.
Otto R. Zimmermann, 84, of Modesto, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after an extended illness. Otto was born in Lodi on June 3, 1926 to William and Anna Zimmermann. He lived most of his life in the Central Valley. After graduating from Lodi High School, he went on to study watchmaking and later, gemology. Otto graduated from the Strutz School of Watchmaking in Sacramento and became the first Certified Gemologist-Appraiser with the American Gem Society in the Central Valley. Near the end of WW II, he also served a time in the Army before receiving an early honorable ...
Jennie Houts, 97, of Turlock, passed away on Tuesday, July 20 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo. to James and Eva Buchanan in 1913. She married James Earl Houts in 1932, and they moved to Iowa in 1941. They moved to Santa Clara in 1959, and settled in Turlock in 1992. Jennie worked for Amway and Collegiate Manufacturing. She loved to travel, and she traveled to South Africa, England, Hawaii, and extensively throughout the continental United States with her motor home. She enjoyed canning and making clothes for her family, but most of all, she ...
Jeff Widdowson, 51, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Thursday, July 22. Jeff was born Dec. 9, 1958 in Monterey and was a resident of the Bay Area. He graduated from Sycamore High School in Danville in 1977. He lived in Antioch and Pittsburg before he settled in Turlock four years ago. He was a journeyman tile setter for 35 years. Jeff was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #3, and he enjoyed water skiing and boating.
Wayne C. Conner, 76, of Tracy, was enjoying himself on a family camping trip in Colorado when he became suddenly ill and passed away on Monday, July 19. Mr. Conner was a native of Turlock. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Tracy Skyliners, Society of Antique Modelers (SAM), and Model Engine Collectors Association (MECA). Mr. Conner worked at Lawrence Livermore Lab for 34 years until he retired in 1991. Mr. Conner enjoyed golfing, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family.
Subedar Sarwan Singh Lasher passed away on July 13 in Los Banos. He was born on July 7, 1930 in the Village of Kabulpur, Dist. Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He was a man of great honor and dignity, and he lived a fulfilling life.