Madison died at home in the arms of her parents on Sept. 29 after a brave battle with brain cancer. A celebration of life will be held to honor Madison at 10 a.m. on Oct. 10 in the Main Dining facility at California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock.
Viewing for Ralph "Mr. B" Bredenberg will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 7 at Allen Mortuary. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Crossroads Church.
Edward Woodward, 75, of West Fork, Ark. passed away at his daughter's home in Denair following a year-long battle with lung cancer.
Jean Hilton, 67, of Modesto passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on Sept. 30. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 4 at Allen Mortuary in Turlock. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, also at Allen Mortuary.
Richie passed away peacefully at the age of 45 at Emanuel Medical Center from complications of paralysis. Richie was born to Richard and Susan Dunn in Los Angeles, Calif. He was raised in Turlock, where he had many friends. He was known for his art work, and he enjoyed skateboarding, fishing and music.
Phil Short, 73, of Hughson, passed away at Doctors Medical Center with his family by his side. A memorial service was held at Centenary Methodist Church in Modesto.
Gilbert R. Valdez, Sr., 61, entered into rest at 11:50 a.m. at Valley Care Hospital in Pleasanton, Calif. Gilbert was born in San Jose, Calif. and moved to Turlock in December of 2000. He loved gardening and spending time with his nine grandchildren.
Visitation for Ruben Beltran, 79, of Turlock, is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. A vigil-rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 1, also at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A funeral mass will be held at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock. It will be officiated by Father Luis Navarro. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Visitation for Filomena Aguiar, 79, of Livingston, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. A combined rosary-mass will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 2 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in Livingston. It will be officiated by Father Harvey Fonseca.
Catherine Guzman Robledo, a resident of Newman for 50 years, passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor of Emanuel in Turlock on Sept. 27 surrounded by her loving family and friends at the age of 84.
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.
Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.
Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.
Murl is preceded in death by two loving husbands Norman Crowder (married 52 years) and Jack Norton (married 9 years).
After nearly 77 years of marriage, George and Polly Morgan died peacefully within three weeks of each other; Polly, on March 19 at the age of 96, and George on April 13, at the age of 98.
Delphina was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Troy Page in 1998, and siblings Delores Melton and James Joseph Mendonca. She is survived by her children: Jeffrey Allen (Christine) Page of Alta Loma, CA, and Melissa (Shawn) Wedertz of Bear Valley Springs, CA; niece Melanie Belew of Hughson, 9 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Brandy leaves behind her husband Bobby and her children Michael Osborne, Sarah Osborne, Valerie Osborne and Fallon Henderson. She is also survived by her mother Diane Keys; grandmother Marian Watt; siblings Gary (Christie), Lisa (AJ), Melanie (John), Autumn (Mario), Toni, Chelsea and Brianna and several nieces and nephews. Brandy is preceded in death by her dads Jimmy Keys and Gary Bird; granddad John Watt and sister Melissa Keys.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William. She is survived by her children: Gizelle (Warren) Sperry of Turlock and William Edward (Diana) Craig of Yountville, CA, her only brother Clinton Allison (Emma) of Boise, ID, and 3 grandchildren Daniel, Steven, and Renee. Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, April 24th, from 4 to 6 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 3 pm, at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave, Denair, CA. Private interment will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Richard is survived by his loving wife, Karen Orosco. Children; Richie and Athena Orosco of Hilmar, Kevin and Bernadette Orosco of Hilmar, and Lisa Ramirez and Shawn Jantz of Turlock. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Teven and Tara Orosco, Taylor Orosco, Corey Adams, Alissa Orosco, Trent Orosco, Nicholas Orosco, Joshua Ramirez and Kara Ramirez, Great-Grandchildren; Miss Emily, Nolan and Max. He was especially excited for the arrival of his next great-grandchild due in September. Richard also leaves behind two brothers; Ronnie Serna, Paul Grijalva Jr., two sisters; Susie Pulido and Paula Saldana. Richard is preceded in death by ...
Arthur Cloyd Hardin died peacefully April 18, 2015, age 76, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Art was born August 17, 1938 in Newman, CA. He graduated from Turlock High School and San Jose State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Art was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, a member of the Oddfellows and served as a volunteer firefighter. He was married to Lynnette Phippen in Ripon in 1967 and became a farmer of almonds and grapes in Merced County. Art was an avid golfer and square dancer. He was preceded in death by his ...
Bill Green passed away in Marysville, Washington after a long battle with Cancer. Completing his Vietnam tour with the United States Army in 1969, he began a 30 year career in the electronics distribution industry. His work took him to Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and California. He spent 12 years in Turlock. While living there he held the position of Business Manager for The Turlock Salvation Army.
Longtime Turlock/Hilmar resident Emogene Elmquist passed away peacefully at her home on April 12, 2015 at the age of 86, following a short illness.
Violet was born in Idaho Falls, ID and moved to Arkansas as an infant where she spent her childhood before settling in California at the age of 13. On December 15, 1951 she married William "Pat" McLaughlin. She and Pat worked and lived in the Turlock and Denair areas for many years where she worked on the dairy and also for a hatchery. She enjoyed caring for her husband and four children and always treasured time spent with family. Violet worked for many years at Emanuel Medical Center until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her dear ...
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one son Dennis Moore. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Moore of Hilmar, 3 children: Darrell (Donna Bethel) Moore of Modesto, Marlinda (Joe) Inglima of Modesto, and Melissa (Glenn) Miller of San Antonio, TX, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.
Betty is survived by partner Esther (Rocky) Nelson, sister Bertha Tedsen and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Lily, and brothers Clarence R. Van Norman and Hiram O. Van Norman.
Jamie is preceded in death by his parents, Kay Mason Hammerquist and Bill Mason. Jamie is survived by a daughter Cherie (Brent) Charmbury and 3 grandchildren: Lindsey, Landon, and Elin Charmbury, all of Sacramento; two siblings: Jeffrey (Teresa) Mason of Napa and Kristine (Travis) Ledford of Turlock and his best friend Joey Novack II.