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.
Gurmeet Atwal, 73, of Livingston passed away on Sept. 24 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Allen Mortuary, with cremation following.
Russell Walston, 76, of Turlock, passed away at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, with his family by his side. A viewing will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Allen Mortuary. A rosary will follow at 6 p.m.
Jose Vieira, 65, of Hilmar, died Sept. 19 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the same location. Burial will be at N. Hilmar District Cemetery.
Bob Raab, 74, of Modesto, passed away at home with his family at his side on Sept. 21. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Modesto.
A memorial service for Judy Givens, 70, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the First Baptist Church of Modesto on Needham Avenue. She died Sunday.
Karen O. Cox, 66, of Westley, passed away at her home on Sept. 19. There will be a celebration of life at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4 at College Avenue Congregational Church in Modesto.
Jose Borges died Sept. 19 in his residence in Hilmar. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave., Hilmar. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
ughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after complications from a recent illness. Janice was born in Turlock's old Emanuel Hospital. She grew up in the Turlock area, graduated from Turlock High School, and married Michael Atwood in 1974 in Carson City, Nevada. In 1978 she helped start the family business, Big Valley Pallet Co. She has worked their ever since that time. Janice loved her family and her cats. She worked with the Hughson Twentieth Century Club to raise funds for the high school.
Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jesus Tapia, and three children: Jose M. (Sophia) Chavez of Turlock, Rosa (Juan Pablo) Vallejo of Turlock, and Jesus Ventura (Josefa Sanchez) of Turlock; 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 7 grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
Gerita (Geri) Duree, age 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri.
Mary Lois Bare, 91, of Hilmar, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary Lois was born in Arkansas to Julius and Thelma Wegel. She attended schools in Arkansas. After High School graduation she married Charles Bare, a Seaman with the Merchant Marine. They settled in California, first in the Bay Area and then in the Central Valley in 1968. They were married nearly 62 years when he passed away in 2005.
Rodrigo Jose Ortegaray beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with Jesus this past Monday. Rodrigo was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Gustavo and Maria Ortegaray in August of 1954
She is survived by her sisters Loretta (Larry) Soares of Hilmar, Lorraine Vierra of Hilmar and Jeannie (Rick) Gonsalves of Stevinson; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Bobbie Cheves, 87, of Turlock passed away peacefully on February 18, 2015. Bobbie was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. When she was young, her family moved to Pittsburg, CA. As a senior in high school, Bobbie moved to Modesto where she graduated from Modesto High School. She married Gene in 1947 and they raised their family in Ceres, CA. After retiring from the Telephone Company, Bobbie and Gene enjoyed traveling and line dancing. She spent the last several years of her life in Turlock, CA. Bobbie will always be remembered for her warm and friendly smile. Bobbie was preceded in death ...
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