George Julius Marquis, 85, died on his birthday, March 9, 2010, with his family by his side in Hilmar. He was born March 9, 1925 in Tarpley, Texas to Julius and Ima Marquis. He enlisted in the Navy after high school and was mostly stationed in Japan. After his 20 year career in the Navy as Specialist 2nd Class E-5, he worked for Hershey's Chocolate plant in Oakdale for 19 years. He settled in Hilmar 12 years ago. He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Turlock. He loved to walk and ride his bicycle all over ...
Ida Lee Coleman, 87, a long-time Turlock resident, passed away on March 10 at Doctors Hospital in Modesto, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 17, 1922, to Frank and Wilmina Norwood in Woodland, La.
Randy Gessay, 57, suddenly passed away at his residence in Turlock on Thursday. Randy was born November 1952 in Vernon Rockville, Texas to Thomas and Anna Gessay. He worked in construction most of his life and settled in Turlock in 1986. He enjoyed restoring classic cars, attending swap meets, and he was a big sports fan.
Visitation for Georgia Helen Passwaters will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 17 at Allen Mortuary, with burial to follow at Winton Cemetery. Allen Mortuary is entrusted with the arrangements.
Harjinder Kaur Dhaliwal, 73, of Ceres, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday. She was born in India to Labh and Lajwanty Johal in 1936. She was a dearly loved mother and grandmother. Harjinder was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Pakhar Singh Dhaliwal. She is survived by three sons and a daughter, Bhupinder Singh Dhaliwal, Jaswinder Singh Dhaliwal, Narinder Singh Dhaliwal and Ranjit Kaur Gill; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at noon on Sunday, March 14 at Allen Mortuary, with cremation to follow. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary ...
Sohan Singh Dhahoya, 82, died March 11 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock of natural causes. He was born August 1927 in Abhowal Hoshiarpur, India to Kala and Rudy Dhanoya. He moved to Yuba City on Jan. 1, 1985, and made Turlock his home in 1989. He was a member of the Turlock Sikh Temple, and enjoyed reading Sikh books and spending time with his children.
Mary Nancy Rockwood was born in 1919 to Mary and Joe Machado in California and settled in Stanislaus County 35 years ago. She was an excellent mother and loved and cared for her family. Her hobbies included reading, listening to music and walking. She was loved by her family and will be missed dearly.
Christina Lauren DeKelaita, 26, passed away on March 6 after being struck by an automobile, twice. Christina was born in San Francisco, but she was raised in Turlock until 16 years of age. She attended JFK School of Ceres. She moved to San Jose at 17 years of age until the time of her unfortunate death. She graduated from Achieve Kids School in 2007. She was both autistic and deaf.
Pauline Luttrell was born to Florence and Arthur Stevens on Jan. 21, 1923 in Tuckerman, Ark. She was one of four children. She came to the Bakersfield region during the depression era where she later met and married Raymond Luttrell in 1945. They moved that same year to Denair, where they resided for 64 years.
Mabel Baptista was born in Gilroy to Everett and Velma Beghtel. At age 2, her parents did not survive an automobile accident and Mabel moved to Waterford. She graduated from Hughson High School where she met the love of her life, Roy Baptista. They were married in 1949, and lived happily until Roy passed on March 10, 1986.
Audrey L. (Jacobsen) Clarke, respectively known as Grandma Peggy, was born in Pomona, Calif. on Oct. 5, 1929, and passed away gracefully on March 8, 2010. Traces of her unique lifetime participation, imagination, accomplishments and many dreams fulfilled will linger on forever. Peggy's hard working, courageous and charismatic energy was a blessing to all. She touched her kind hands upon many lives and was an inspiration to those around her. She guided her family with great strength, selflessness and held close to her heart the priorities of loved ones.