The family of Doice McAlister announces his peaceful passing on April 27 in Turlock. He was 80 years old. Born in Asher, Okla., the family moved to California in 1946, where Doice graduated high school in Kerman in 1948. Later, he served in the Army and was a decorated soldier during the Korean War. Doice returned to Kerman where he met the love of his life, Deanna Reynolds. They were married on July 22, 1954.
Joe Lemos, 79, of Turlock, died April 13 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 3 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Rosary and Mass are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave., Hilmar. Burial will be at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Filomena Canto Lourenco, 66, of Atwater, died Wednesday in Atwater. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 6 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1799 Winton Way, Atwater. Rosary will be held Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Lena Mary Pulido, 81, passed away on Saturday, 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.
Loretta Zanos, 70, of Delhi, passed away at home on Sunday, April 25. She was born in Turlock to Harry and Lucy Carlson in 1940. Loretta lived her entire life in Turlock. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1958. In the same year, she was named Miss Turlock. Loretta was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Red Hat Society, Denair Lions Club, Denair Firecrackers and many others groups through the years. She enjoyed boating and fishing in the Delta and dirt biking. She will be missed by all.
Swrranjit Kaur Sidhu, 65, of Turlock, passed away at Brandel Manor after a short illness. She was born in India and moved to Dallas, Texas in 2001, and then moved to Turlock after learning of her illness. In her life, Swrranjit was a strong, capable person. She was a good cook, excellent organizer, a very social person, was well known, well loved and highly respected for her ability to show hospitality. She loved children and also had a heart for the homeless. She was known for knitting clothes for the homeless.
Herbert Leon Johnson, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Elness Convalescent with his loving wife by his side. Born in Oklahoma to David and Minnie Johnson, he moved with his family to California in 1937. Shortly after arriving in California, Herbert joined the Marines, serving from 1942 to 1945. Herbert, a Private First Class, was qualified as a rifle expert and ranked 3rd of 500 men in his platoon, the 10th Defense Battalion of the USMC. Most of his time was spent touring the South and Central Pacific Islands. After returning from the Islands, he worked as a military police ...
Judy Rodrigues, 39, of Delhi passed away on Friday, April 9 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in Hayward, Calif. to Manuel Rodrigues and Judy Grisham in 1970. She lived most of her life in Delhi. Judy was a member of the Livingston/Delhi VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Eastern Star. Her favorite spot to go was Disneyland.