Fernando Manuel Lindo, 34, of Turlock, died May 6 in Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias, 286 West Main St., Turlock. A mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Mildred Yvonne Cooley, 63, died May 1 at her home in Turlock. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 at New Beginnings Christian Church, 323 Columbia St., Turlock. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Belo was born in Ribeira Seca, Sao Jorge, Azores to Manuel and Maria Amaral. She married Joao Nunes Belo in 1944. She moved her family to the United States and came to Livingston in 1967. She resided there until 1983, when she settled in Atwater. Recently, she lived with her son, Emanuel and daughter-in-law, Sonia who cared for her the last years of her life.
Grady Baker, 85, of Denair, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Saturday, May 8. He was born in Panama, Okla. to Jasper and Nora Baker in 1924. Grady was raised in Oklahoma, and at the age of 19, he moved to Dos Palos. He lived in the Merced/Dos Palos area until he settled in Denair in 1981. In his younger years, he was a bartender. For 50 years, Grady was a cowboy. He managed Ken Morrison Ranch in Denair for many years. He enjoyed horses and rodeos. Most of all, he loved his family.
Linda Halsey, 59, of Turlock, passed away in Modesto on May 6 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ypsilanti, MI to Chris and Catherine Smith in 1950. Linda moved to California in 1980. She met Edward Halsey in 1981, and they married in 1984. They moved to Turlock in 1986. She owned and operated Reaching High Co-op, a learning center for children. Linda enjoyed Monterey Bay, kayaking, road trips, children, animals and gardening. She will be known for helping the needy, the elderly, single mothers, young couples and rescuing animals of all types.
Parkash Gill, 64, of Delhi, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on May 5. Parkash was born in India in 1946. In India, Parkash was a teacher and a block officer in the education system. She settled in Delhi in 2008. She was a member of the Livingston Sikh Temple. Parkash loved her grandchildren.
Ronald Lawrence Mead, 75, of Ceres, passed away peacefully on Wednesday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Mr. Mead was born September 1934 in Santa Ana, Calif. to Lawrence and Aldean Mead. He came to Turlock at the age of five, graduating in 1952 from Turlock High School. After he spent eight years in the National Guard, he became a rancher for 50 years. In the 1950s, he opened the Shell Service Station in Keyes. He was a Master Marksman in the Turlock Rifle Club, and was a firefighter for the Keyes Fire Department for 15 years. He enjoyed ...
Dorothy Lu Fern Headley was born at home in Meeker, Okla. She was the only daughter of Marvin and Pearl Kimbley. Though she was the only daughter, she was not the only child for the Kimbleys. Dorothy had five brothers, Carl, T. J., Leon, Roy and Harry.
Paul C. Zakel, 91, passed away on May 1. He was born Feb. 23, 1919 in Los Molinos. He was the youngest child of Paul and Margaret Zakel. He had three sisters and two brothers. Even before he was a teenager, he was working at various farm and ranch jobs to help his mother support the family as his father left to pursue work ventures in other parts of the state. At about age 12, he went to live with his sister and brother-in-law in Alameda. He stayed there long enough to graduate from grade school. He returned to Los ...
Cathie was born in Modesto to Vernon and Helen Wells on May 20, 1950. She was a lifelong resident of Stanislaus County, living in Modesto and later in Turlock. She was a graduate of Modesto High. After starting a family, Cathie attended MJC taking business courses. She worked for Stanislaus County as the evidence clerk of Superior Court from 1980 to 1991. In 1991, she returned to do what she truly loved, being a homemaker, mother and grandmother. Cathie's home was always open to friends or family who needed help. Her loyalty, honesty and capacity for unconditional love will ...