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Ruth DeRooy

Ruth "Woutje" DeRooy, 84 of Turlock, passed away from Alzheimer's disease. She was born in Waddinxveen, Holland to Jan and Willempje Van Elk in 1925. She married Art A. DeRooy following WW II, and then immigrated to Australia in 1954. Their only child, Arthur B., was born 1956 in Sydney. The family immigrated to Sacramento in 1958. Ruth worked clerical jobs, retiring from PERS, State of California, after more than 20 years. She served faithfully with the Sacramento Christian Reformed Church while pursuing hobbies of gardening, crocheting and ballroom dancing. Travel was also a deep love and was reflected ...

July 13, 2010 | | OBITS


Shirly Hulbert

Shirly Hulbert passed away on July 3. She will always be remembered by her riding buddies and missed by her family, friends and USDA co-workers. Shirly worked as a slaughter inspector for the USDA for 25 years in the red-meat plants in Modesto. She graduated from Live Oaks High School in Morgan Hill. She was a generous and cool mother, a dutiful yet ornery daughter, but most of all a true friend to those who knew her. Her sense of humor was one of the many things, besides stubbornness, that she passed on to her children. She was a devoted ...

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Soleman Betmerza

Soleman Betmerza, 71, of Turlock, died on July 8. He was born in 1938 in Oroumich, Iran. When he moved to California he became a plumber.

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Maria Gonsalves Avelar Nunes

Maria Gonsalves Avelar Nunes, 87, of Los Banos, passed away on July 7. She was born in 1922 in Ponta dos Rosais, Sao Jorge, Azores. She was a homemaker in California.

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary Katherine Ruff

Mary was born in Columbus, Ind. to parents Harry and Dorothy Vogt in 1934. She attended Lutheran schools as a child. In 1951, she married Vern Purtlebaugh and they had two children, Vern and Darlene. Mary and Vern divorced and she later married Bill Ruff in Indiana. They were married for 56 years. She enjoyed dancing and taking care of her home.

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Kenneth E. Middleton

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge." - Proverbs 24-10.

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Jayne Hougland

Jayne Hougland, 94, passed away on July 7 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. She formerly lived in Turlock until her recent move to the Samaritan Village in Hughson. Jayne was born Jan. 28, 1916 in Glasgow, Mont. to Melville and Bertha Walker. She graduated from high school in Montana and went on to graduate from the University of Montana with a BA in Fine Arts. Her hobbies included water color painting, playing bridge and reading. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Turlock, P.E.O., the Red Hat Society, and a volunteer at Emanuel Hospital ...

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Donald Calvin Yingling

Donald Calvin Yingling, 84, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Donald was born in Sandwich, Ill. to Oscar and Minnie Yingling. As a young man he entered the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific during WW II. He took great pride in serving his country.

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Barbara Dee Woodral

Barbara Dee Woodral, 66, passed away on July 7 in Crescent City after battling cancer. She was born on Aug. 3, 1943 in Durante, Okla. and resided there until the age of 13. Barbara then moved to California where she spent the rest of her life. She met her husband, Bob, in high school, and they later had three children together. Barbara was a homemaker for many years and worked 12 years prior to her retirement at Dairyland Market in Hilmar, where she was well known by many. She retired in Crescent City four years ago. Barbara loved her grandchildren ...

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Dennis Christopher Moore

Dennis Moore, 61, of Hilmar, passed away at home on Monday, July 5. He was born in Turlock to Jack and MaryEllen Moore in 1948. Dennis was raised in Modesto and graduated from Thomas Downey High School in 1966. In high school, Dennis was athletic and was on the football and track teams. He lived in the Modesto/Turlock area until 2000, when he settled in Hilmar. Later in life, he was an avid outdoorsman.

July 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Maria Camarillo

Maria Camarillo, 66, of Turlock, died on July 2 in San Francisco. She was born in Mexico. She was a homemaker for 30 years and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock. Maria enjoyed gardening, raising doves, and spending time with family and friends.

July 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Owen Pollard Ford

Owen Ford, 92, passed away at Emmanuel Hospital on June 30. He was born in Moody, Texas and was in the Army for 20 years. He was in the 5th Horse Calvary and served in George Patton at Ft. Clark, Texas and later under General MacArthur in the Pacific War. He then served in the Korean War. While stationed in Ft. Riley, Kansas and working with Olympic Team, he saw the horse Calvary disbanded. He retired as a Master Sgt., 1st Armored Division, Ft. Polk, La., at the age of 38. From there he worked in the Stanislaus County Juvenile ...

July 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Katherine Gonsalves Costa

Katherine Gonsalves Costa, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 30 surrounded by her family and close friends. Katherine was born on Feb. 4, 1934 in Hawaii. She came to California n 1962, where she settled into the Bay Area and raised her family. She worked 35 years owning and operating small family grocery stores. Katherine moved to Turlock in 1998. She was loved and admired by her family and friends. The loss is great but the memories and impact she had on our lives will live in us and be passed on to others. We love you and miss ...

July 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Walter Harvey Frank

Rev. Walter Harvey Frank, 95, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on July 4. He will be remembered as a faithful husband, loving father, and dedicated servant of the Lord whose kindness and warm sense of humor won him many friends around the globe. At the time of death, he was a resident at the Covenant Village in Turlock.

July 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Irving Elton Smith

Irving "Sonny" Smith, 96, of Hughson, was born and raised on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. He served in World War II and in the Korean War, and retired from the New York City Police Department after a 24-year career. He was married to his wife Helen for 67 years and had four children, 10 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

July 07, 2010 | | OBITS


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Billie Berniece Black

Longtime Denair resident, Billie Berniece Black, passed away on April 18, 2017 at the age of 101.

April 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles (Charlie) Edwin Johnson

Charles passed away on April 1, 2017 in Ripon, California at the age of 76. He was born in Merced on January 24, 1941 to ...

April 25, 2017 | | OBITS


Bobie Joe Briton

Bob was born in Oklahoma to Sam and Carrie Britton and passed away at the age of 77 in Modesto. Bob served in the United ...

April 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Elaine Erickson

After a long illness, Elaine Erickson entered heaven on April 14, 2017 at the age of 77. She was born Lillie Elaine Baker in Modesto ...

April 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Albina Parreira Lopes

Albina Parreira Lopes, age 75 of Turlock, passed away on April 18, 2017. Albina was preceded in death by her husband Frank B. Lopes, and ...

April 21, 2017 | | OBITS


Thomas Richard Hillsamer Sr.

Thomas Richard Hillsamer Sr. passed away on April 19, 2017 at the age of 90 in Turlock, CA.

April 20, 2017 | | OBITS


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