Cleo Shepherd, 93, of Modesto, was born in Tecumseh, Okla. to Laney and Cora Kindle. She grew up and attended school in Howe, Okla. She married Loyd Shepherd in 1936. They started their family and moved to Modesto, Calif. by train in 1942. Loyd was as an auto body worker in earlier years; and later a radio and television repairman (when TVs were the latest new technology!) Cleo was the faithful wife, homemaker and mom. They lived in the South Bay Area most of their married life. Much of their family life revolved around their involvement in their church, Fremont ...
Jose Maciel, 67, of Denair, died April 30 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Rosary/ Mass is scheduled for 9a.m. on Friday, May 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Wilma Grewell, 84, of Turlock, passed away on Sunday at Turlock Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Carter County, Okla. to Jesse and Lillie Boothby in 1926. In 1939, her family moved to Bakersfield. She met her soon to be husband, Ralph Edward Grewell, harvesting potatoes. They married in Reno, Nev. in 1941. They settled in the Turlock area in the early 1950s. Wilma worked for Hume Cannery and Shasta Motel in Turlock. She mostly helped run the family lumber and trucking business. She enjoyed gardening and always had the prettiest roses on the block.
Lena Mary Pulido, 81, passed away on April 25 in Hughson at Alexander Cohen Hospice. Lena was born October 1928 in Niles to Joe S. and Anna Pacheco from Santa Maria, Azores. Lena was the youngest of four children, speaking only Portuguese until the first grade. She lived on her family farm in the Hayward area and attended schools in the Bay Area
Margaret Gingrich, 94, of Turlock, passed away at the Covenant Village Care Center on Sunday. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. to Ashley and Margaret Pebbles. Ashley was a minister in the Salvation Army. After her schooling, Margaret spent her working days as a nurse, a teacher of nurses, and the director of the nursing program at Peralta Community College in Oakland. After World War II, Margaret met John Gingrich, a war veteran, in San Francisco. They were married in Oakland in May 1948.
Marjorie Montgomery, 93, of Modesto, passed peacefully in her home on Sunday. She was born in 1916 to Charles and Anna Davids in Red Lodge, Mont. She was a wonderful, kind and giving woman. Margie or "Grandma," as she was most commonly known, will be missed by her family and many friends.
Kenneth Carl Kollmeyer, 62, beloved son and brother, died Sunday in Turlock following a short illness. Born in Salinas, he was a lifelong resident of Ceres. He lived on the farm established and revered by his parents, Bernard Henry Kollmeyer of Buhl, Idaho (deceased), and Marie Kollmeyer of Concordia, Kansas.
Carl Albert Gebhardt, 79, died May 1, at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Gebhardt was born October 1930, in Chicago, Ill. to Herman and Marie Bohnert. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951, and was wounded in the Korean War. After discharge he moved to the Bay Area and later moved to Stevinson, before settling in Turlock in 1988.
Florence Louise Rauch was born in Flora, Ill. in 1917 to Walter and Anna Klein. She was an avid fisherwoman, loved to travel and enjoyed gardening. She was an excellent mother and homemaker and was a faithful Lutheran. She was a real estate broker and taught real estate for 10 years; she also worked as a substitute teacher for Modesto City Schools.