James Mitchell, 72, of Ceres, passed away at his home on Tuesday. Born in Kentucky, James grew up and graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Ind. He married Carol in 1978 in Bakersfield and they returned to live in California in 1990. James was a welder and maintenance worker. He worked for a feed mill and for Con-Agra for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, but his greatest enjoyment came from spending time at home with his family.
At 96 years young, our beloved and amazing Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and friend went to be with God, quietly falling asleep with a tired heart. Born Elsie Marie Kipping on July 2, 1913 in Borna, Germany, she was the firstborn child of the late Friedrich Gustav Kipping and Emma Petersen
Patricia Simpson, 79, of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at Doctors' Medical Center in Modesto. She was born in Ventura to Clareton and Lila Simonson. After growing up in the Pico Rivera area, Patricia graduated from Whittier High School. Through the years Patricia has been a faithful homemaker and loving friend. She was a patient, compassionate person who cared deeply about people and animals. It was joyful just to be with her. She loved to bring joy and laughter to friends when they spent time with her. She was inseparable from her dog Roxie and had other dogs and cats that ...
Richard Nix, Jr., 27, of Turlock passed away on Monday, May 17 in an automobile accident on Hwy. 99 in Delhi. Richard was born in Klamath Falls, Ore. to Richard and Kathy Nix in 1983. In 2001, Richard graduated high school and then settled in Turlock in 2005. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. He enjoyed snowboarding, wake boarding, working on cars and welding. Most of all, he loved his family.
Danny entered into eternal life on April 12, 2010. Danny was born in Modesto to Estevan and Ruth Godinez. The family relocated to Turlock in 1935. He attended Turlock Grammar School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1952.
At the age of 89, our beloved mother, Irene Franklin, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Although a native of Oklahoma, she became a long time resident of the Merced area, living close by those she loved and cherished. She was the heart of the Franklin family, dearly loved by us all, and will be deeply missed.