Joseph Yacoub, 55, of Riverbank, died Nov. 21 in Los Banos. Visitation and services were held Nov. 29.
Jose Freitas, 62, of Turlock, died Nov. 26 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton, and Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St. in Turlock. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. A mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave., in Turlock.
Richard Vikjord, 66, of Modesto, passed away at Doctors Medical Center on Nov. 26. He was born in Tulsa, Okla. and moved to California when he was only three years old. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He married Lorna LeMonds in September 1968 in Bakersfield, Calif.
Felix Renteria, 78, passed away of natural causes on Nov. 26 at Memorial Hospital. Felix was born in June 1931 in Merced, Calif. to Joe and Ariana Renteria. After school he enlisted in the Special Services for the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He settled back to Turlock where he milked cows, then later owned a few trucks, driving for E&J Gallo Winery. Felix belonged to the Turlock V.F.W. and Teamsters Local 386. He really enjoyed fishing.
Donald Melvin Chronister, 79, of Merced, passed away Nov. 27 at the Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital in Atwater.
Jack Glenn Jr., 61, of Delhi, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center unexpectedly on Nov. 24.
Muriel May Brown Upton, 93, passed away at her home at Paramount Court in Turlock on Nov. 18.
Gregory Allen Van Dyke was born Dec. 13, 1958, in Modesto. He joined the Lord on Nov. 23, after a long battle with leukemia.
Parmodh was born in Wailasi, Naitasiri, Fiji to his parents Shiu Ram and Sumintara Devi. He later moved to the United States. He was a priest "pundit" and member of the Northern Sikh Temple and the Ram Nam Mandir Temple. He was a very religious person and he loved music. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also loved making memories with his loving grandchildren.
Linda Chandler, 59, passed away Nov. 23 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief battle with cancer. Her husband, Bob; daughter, Janielle; mother, Marie; brother, Richard; and sister, Judy of Kansas City, Mo. were at her bedside.
Wanda Mae Gunter Holder, 51, formerly of Turlock, died on Nov. 11, 2009, in Taos, NM, where she had lived for the past several years. She left behind two loving boys who she raised by herself - God bless her soul. She had liver cancer, along with other health problems.
Services for Thomas Adams will be held at 1 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 270 Weber Ave., Patterson.
Melvin Walker, 63, of Tehachapi, died Nov. 21 in Tehachapi. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Annie VonGunten, 80, of Delhi, died Nov. 20 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 at Winton Cemetery District, 7651 Almond Ave., Winton. Burial will be at Winton Cemetery District.
Connie Sue Copeland, 44, of Winton, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Merced, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Secondary Baptist Church, 501 Q St., Merced. Inurnment is private.
Bill Green passed away in Marysville, Washington after a long battle with Cancer. Completing his Vietnam tour with the United States Army in 1969, he began a 30 year career in the electronics distribution industry. His work took him to Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and California. He spent 12 years in Turlock. While living there he held the position of Business Manager for The Turlock Salvation Army.
Longtime Turlock/Hilmar resident Emogene Elmquist passed away peacefully at her home on April 12, 2015 at the age of 86, following a short illness.
Violet was born in Idaho Falls, ID and moved to Arkansas as an infant where she spent her childhood before settling in California at the age of 13. On December 15, 1951 she married William "Pat" McLaughlin. She and Pat worked and lived in the Turlock and Denair areas for many years where she worked on the dairy and also for a hatchery. She enjoyed caring for her husband and four children and always treasured time spent with family. Violet worked for many years at Emanuel Medical Center until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her dear ...
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one son Dennis Moore. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Moore of Hilmar, 3 children: Darrell (Donna Bethel) Moore of Modesto, Marlinda (Joe) Inglima of Modesto, and Melissa (Glenn) Miller of San Antonio, TX, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Betty is survived by partner Esther (Rocky) Nelson, sister Bertha Tedsen and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Lily, and brothers Clarence R. Van Norman and Hiram O. Van Norman.
Jamie is preceded in death by his parents, Kay Mason Hammerquist and Bill Mason. Jamie is survived by a daughter Cherie (Brent) Charmbury and 3 grandchildren: Lindsey, Landon, and Elin Charmbury, all of Sacramento; two siblings: Jeffrey (Teresa) Mason of Napa and Kristine (Travis) Ledford of Turlock and his best friend Joey Novack II.
Verne Crowell died peacefully at home on April 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 8, 1916 at home on the corner of Monte Vista and Walnut Rd. and died in the home he built on the corner of Monte Vista and Crowell Rd.
Kevin Richard Stach, 75, of Turlock, passed away at his home on April 12, 2105. He was born July 4, 1939 in Nezperce, Idaho. After graduating from high school in Olympia, Washington he came to California and worked at the General Motors plant in Fairfield. When the plant closed and moved to Missouri he relocated there and finished his career with GM. After retiring Mr. Stach moved to Turlock. Kevin was a dune buggy enthusiast and loved working on Volkswagens. He volunteered at the Turlock V.F.W. and enjoyed cooking for their dinners and events.
DeleteVerne Crowell died peacefully at home on April 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 8, 1916 at home on the corner of Monte Vista and Walnut Rd. and died in the home he built on the corner of Monte Vista and Crowell Rd.
Her parents, Gus Goza and Ruth Goza preceded her in death a number of years ahead of her. She leaves behind her husband Dave Zollinger of Turlock, CA; a son Robert Zollinger of Modesto, CA; a daughter Ruth Zollinger of Monterey, CA; and two grandchildren David G. Zollinger and Kara Zollinger. All of the family will indeed miss her. They so deeply loved their wife, mother and grandmother.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elsie in 2010, and a brother, Wallace Carlson. He is survived by his son Steve (Carmen) Silva of Delhi, granddaughter Ally Silva, and many extended family and friends.
Monica is survived by her three children Roxanne Jimenez, Lawrence Jimenez, Anthony and Martinez; and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Monique Martinez.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Fox; children, Dr. Donald (Brenda) Fox, Douglas (Kim) Fox, Richard (Sheri) Fox, Jean Costa, Jamie (James) Myers, Janae Costa, Justin (Ashley) Costa, as well as 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind siblings, June Vandergriff, Marian (John) Alves, Shirley (Kay) Kajiwara, David (Sandra) Fox, and Michael (Beth) Fox.
Cindy is survived by nephew Kevin Shute; nieces Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great nieces and nephews; 17 great great-nieces and nephews. Cindy is preceded in death by her parents Jerry and Lois Brownlow; sister Penny Irene Shute and niece Lisa Sears.
Barbara was born on the Lundell homestead in May 1919, to Henry and Lydia Lundell. She and her three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Glenn grew up on the ranch, riding in horse and buggies to and from school and church. They also formed a small band, since music was such an important part of their youth.
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