Jean Hilton, 67, of Modesto passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on Sept. 30. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, also at Allen Mortuary.
Richie passed away peacefully at the age of 45 at Emanuel Medical Center from complications of paralysis. Richie was born to Richard and Susan Dunn in Los Angeles, Calif. He was raised in Turlock, where he had many friends. He was known for his art work, and he enjoyed skateboarding, fishing and music.
Phil Short, 73, of Hughson, passed away at Doctors Medical Center with his family by his side. A memorial service was held at Centenary Methodist Church in Modesto.
Gilbert R. Valdez, Sr., 61, entered into rest at 11:50 a.m. at Valley Care Hospital in Pleasanton, Calif. Gilbert was born in San Jose, Calif. and moved to Turlock in December of 2000. He loved gardening and spending time with his nine grandchildren.
Visitation for Ruben Beltran, 79, of Turlock, is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. A vigil-rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, also at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A funeral mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock. It will be officiated by Father Luis Navarro. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Visitation for Filomena Aguiar, 79, of Livingston, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. A combined rosary-mass will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston. It will be officiated by Father Harvey Fonseca.
Catherine Guzman Robledo, a resident of Newman for 50 years, passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor of Emanuel in Turlock on Sept. 27 surrounded by her loving family and friends at the age of 84.
David Allain passed away at his home in Turlock following complications of multiple sclerosis. Born in Los Angeles to Lawrence and Mary Allain, he graduated from Royal High School in Simi Valley in 1973. He followed in the footsteps of his father's family in construction while taking courses at Moorpark College, and later worked in Yosemite National Park and Hawaii.
Mary Burt, 79, of Turlock passed away Sept. 23 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in May 1930 to John and Lillie Vines in Beaver Dam, NC. She lived in New York City from 1950 to 1984, before moving to California. She met Ken Klein while living in San Jose in 1987. They were companions ever since. They moved to Turlock in 1999.
Edward D. Hill, 78, of Merced, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Sept. 24. He was born in Muskogee, Okla. to Lola and Opal Hill. The family moved to the Modesto area when Edward was a young boy. He served in the Army during WW II and became an active member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. He loved his family, and he also loved to fish and play pool.
Phil Short, 73, of Hughson, passed away at Doctors Medical Center with his family by his side. Phil was born and raised in the Modesto and Hughson area. In 1953, Phil graduated from Hughson High, and moved forward to attend UC Berkeley, where he majored in Engineering and played football for the Golden Bears.
Jeanette I. (Breazeale) Zurilgen passed away at the Hospice House in Hughson after a brief illness. Jeanette was a Modesto native and lived here most of her life. She attended Modesto High School until she married her husband, Albert Zurilgen, and they moved to San Jose. They moved back to Modesto in 1980. She was widowed in 1986, after 30 years of marriage to her husband Bert. She worked for a time at Lee Brothers Stationery in Turlock after being widowed. She tried marriage once again to Theron Gilbert, who also left her a widow after four years of marriage.
Mildred Serpa passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2009. She was 92 years old. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service in Turlock. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the same location. Mass will start at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Rufino Guillen was called to his eternal life on Sept. 22, 2009.
Julia was born in Vermont to Joseph and Mary Spinelli. For 40 years of her life she lived in San Francisco. In 1998, she moved to Modesto, and for the last two years she lived in Turlock. She especially loved to read, watch all of her soaps, TV game shows, and do crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church of San Francisco.
Virginia Fay Black Domecq was born in 1917 in Goltry, Oklahoma. At the age of 9 months she moved with her family to Fairmont, Missouri, where the family resided until March of 1929.
Emma Alvarado, 80, passed away on Nov. 19, 2014 at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Jeffrey Lee Brown, 35, of Irvine, CA died November 17 from the devastating disease of ALS. He was born on February 19, 1979 in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from Liberty University Law School in May of 2013, passed the California state bar and started working as a lawyer in April of 2014.
Leona Dingler was born in Hilmar, CA to Marie and Gerald Wells on August 25, 1933. She was 81 years old.
Lillian Tamraz Babbitt Moore passed away on November 9th 2014, she was 86 years old.
Rodney Dean "Rod" Geving, 61, Dickinson, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., after losing his battle with cancer. Services for Rodney will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, New England, with Rev. Bruce Peterson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Rainy Butte Cemetery, south of New England. Military honors will be provided by the New England American Legion Anton Ulijohn Post 66. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Jared Collins, 15, of Turlock, CA passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from injuries he sustained from a dirt bike collision.
David N. Sondeno, 89, of Turlock passed away peacefully on Sat. Nov. 8th surrounded by family. David was born in Norway to John and Esther Sondeno, and as a young boy the family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Stanislaus Co.
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