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Samuel Takahashi

Samuel Masami Takahashi of Modesto passed away on Sunday, July 18 in his home. Sam was born on Nov. 11, 1916 in Oakland. He was one of five children to Terumi Takahashi of Chiba, Japan and Kiyo Nobe of Yokohama, Japan. During WW II, he and his family were forced to sell everything and become imprisoned in the Japanese internment camps. Despite this racism, Sam proudly served in the United States Army during WW II as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Because of ...

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary Ruth Ashlock

Mary Ruth Ashlock, 57, of Turlock, passed away Sunday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Mrs. Ashlock was a native of Mineral Wells, Texas and a resident of Turlock for six years. She lived most of her life in Patterson and was a homemaker for 37 years.

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Samuel Roberto Cacho-Zamora

Samuel went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on July 14.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Lyle Lake Sr.

Lyle Lake Sr., 95, passed away peacefully on July 15 after a long and happy life. Lyle served his country during World War II as a Navy Seabee. After a letter-writing courtship with his sweetheart, he married Betty Ann Millard and continued their courtship for 59 years. He also played baseball for the Pacific Coast League and Alameda's Ben's Golden Glow. He was a loyal employee of Mobil Oil Corporation for 35 years. After retirement at age 63, he enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and the arts. Lyle had many friends and was loved by all.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Donald Harold Lumgair

Donald was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Jane and William Lumgair. He was known in Calgary for his athletic abilities on the football field of Western Canada High School. He moved to Oregon to further pursue his education and to play football for Oregon College of Education at Monmouth, Ore. After graduating from college, he attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Donald taught at Los Banos High School for 30 years, from 1962 to 1992. He coached football, swimming, and golf. He also coached the Los Banos Tiger Sharks swim team in summer recreation, and he ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Carmen Joyce Christoffersen Harris

Carmen Harris passed away and went home to be with the Lord on July 15. She was born in Turlock, and throughout her life she continuously resided in the Turlock area blessing the lives of all she knew for all her 78 years. After graduating Turlock High School in 1950, Carmen attended Modesto Junior College and worked as a clerk for Stanislaus County Welfare Department and Christoffersen Poultry / Valchris before marrying Monty Harris and raising turkeys near Hilmar. She then resided for over 50 years near Denair where she raised sheep. She was a member of Bethel Temple / Harvest Christian ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Wallace “Wally” Wilder

Wally passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was a kind and loving father, husband, and friend. He was born in Los Angeles County to deaf parents. His ability to communicate with sign language has touched many people, especially his grandchildren. He served in WW II in the United States Navy. He worked as a tank driver for Chevron Oil and retired as an insurance agent from Metropolitan Life Insurance. Following retirement, he was the manager of Pacific Avenue Bowl in Stockton for many years. Bowling and golf remained his passions throughout his ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Loretta Ruiz Moreno

Loretta Moreno, 52, of Merced, passed away at Merced Medical Center in Merced. Loretta was born in Merced to Louie and Mary Ruiz. She lived in Merced throughout her life, attending area schools, and raising her own family there. Loretta made many friends throughout her life, as one does when you remain in your hometown. She had a big heart, and her door was open to everyone - it was her nature to put others before herself. Loretta had a vibrant presence and infectious laughter that would fill a room, and she was always the life of the party. She touched ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Ralph Cecil Bowland

Ralph C. Bowland, 91, of Modesto, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


George Macias Rodriguez

George Macias Rodriguez, 59, of Hughson, died on July 12. He was born in Phoenix, Ariz. When he moved to Turlock, he worked as an auto mechanic for 20 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hughson. He enjoyed working with cars and going to car shows. He loved spending time with his granddaughters.

July 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Jesse Raul Garcia

Jesse Raul Garcia passed away in Merced on July 3. He was born June 2, 1943, in Merced, the son of the late Serapio Garcia and Isabel Bettencourt. He attended Livingston Schools and graduated from Livingston High. He served in the United States Army. After the Army he received his bachelor's degree from Utah State University. Jesse then played professional football for the Philadelphia Eagles. After his football career, he worked for Merced City Schools and then Modesto High and later worked for the Jamestown Correctional Facility. Jesse loved to listen and record music and also write poetry. His ...

July 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Peggy Vernon

Peggy Vernon, 84, of Turlock, passed away on July 12. She lived in Turlock since 1963. She was a secretary at PureGro Chemicals in Modesto and worked for CSU Stanislaus ordering books for the library for many years.

July 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Evelyn Fern Blakeman

At 12 a.m. on July 14, our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister left this life for a better place. She was born Oct. 10, 1920 in Merced, the third daughter to Ed and Minnie Campini of Cressey. She was a very proud resident of Merced County for most of her adult life and was a descendent of the pioneer Gamble and Campini families, making her a third-generation Californian. Family was always her number one priority, whether at the Old Campini cabin in the El Dorado National Forest or the houseboat "Beehive" on Lake McClure, family and our heritage ...

July 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Dominga Mary “Elva” Garcia

Dominga Mary "Elva" Garcia passed away on July 11.

July 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Seabron James Heaslet

Seabron Heaslet, 87, of Turlock, passed away on July 10. He was born in Texas in 1922 and lived in Turlock for nine years. Seabron was a commercial painter for 25 years.

July 16, 2010 | | OBITS


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Charles Walter Magneson

Charles Walter Magneson passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the age of 94. His family surrounded his bedside singing his favorite ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Velma Louise Deckard

Velma Louise Deckard, a loving and devoted mother, is now in the arms of her Lord. Born in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in the spring of ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Jimmy Con Torbett

Jimmy C. Torbett, 77 of Delhi, passed away suddenly. He was born to J.B. and Edith Torbett in Tennessee. He was a Merchant Marine ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Christian V. L. Chin

Christian V. L. Chin, 60, of Turlock died peacefully on Dec. 6, 2017 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto after battling liver cancer. His illness ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Dewayne Barker

Dewayne Barker, 81 of Turlock, died of cancer at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on November 26, 2017. He was born in Hilltop Arkansas ...

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Gus Thomas Mouzes

Gus was born in Bridgeport, Nebraska, the youngest of 3 sons in a family of 11. His parents Tom and Emphilia Mouzes moved the family ...

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig

Services are pending for Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig, 101 of Turlock, who passed away on November 19, 2017.

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


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