Joseph "Joe" Lema, 86, of Denair, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Dos Palos, Calif. to Manuel and Emilia Lema in 1923. At the age of 1, Joe's family moved to the Azores, returning when he was 5 years old. From then on, he lived in the Denair/Turlock area. Joe served in the Army during WW II. After returning home, along with being a dairyman, he was an owner/operator of a milk transport company for 40 years. He hauled milk cans for Golden State and Carnation creameries, among others ...
Maria Fernandez, 70, of Delhi, died Jan. 22 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the family's residence, 10067 Boxwood St., Delhi. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27, also at the family residence. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 28 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St., in Turlock.
Mamie Lee Long, 85, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Evergreen Convalescent Hospital where she had been residing for the last year. Her husband, Norman, preceded her in death last May. They were married for 43 years.
Charles Edward Wright was born in Beggs, Okla. to Noah and Bertha Wright. His family lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Arizona. They moved to Oakdale, Calif. in the late 1930s. He graduated from Oakdale High in 1946. After 27 years of marriage, his first wife, Viola, passed away in 1970. He married Reba Maxine Morrow in 1973. Maxine passed away in December 2009, after 36 years of marriage. Charles passed away on Jan. 21, 2010.
Frances was born in Calexico, Calif. to parents Levi and Olga Jacobson in 1919. In 1948, she moved with her husband and children to Denair and they later settled in Turlock. She worked for Turlock School District for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling and was able to visit England, Alaska and take many world cruises.
Linda Ann (Sigala) Lucas, 59, of Salinas enjoyed Scrabble, reading, sewing and spending time with her family. Her favorite things to do were going to the movies and taking family trips to Disneyland. She was an educator since 1987.
Elizabeth Bailey was born Oct. 4, 1913 in Berkeley, Calif., the elder daughter of a US Navy surgeon and a University of California instructor. Her father died when she was quite young. Betty took on adult responsibilities early, helping to run the household and look after her younger sister, Frances, while their mother became the breadwinner.