A private burial for Ella Bockrath was held at the Santa Rosa Memorial Park, where she was laid to rest next to her late husband. Ella Bockrath passed away at the Bel Air Lodge in Turlock on June 13.
Private services were held for Gerald Bishop, 85, of Grass Valley, Calif. Inurnment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. He passed away on Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center.
Graveside services for Velma Schachterle, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. July 14 at Resthaven Cemetery, 8426 South Hwy. 287, Fort Collins, Colo., where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband.
Visitation for Samuel Paul Samuel will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on July 12 at Allen Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. July 13 at the Holy Apostolic Catholic Church of the East, St. Zaia Parish, in Modesto. He passed away in Fontana, Calif. on July 7.
A memorial mass for Jonathan Michael Sullivan, 45, of Valley Springs, Calif., is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 11 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 162 Church Hill Rd., San Andreas, Calif. The mass will be officiated by Father Patrick Curran. Burial will be private. Jonathan died in his uncle's residence in Turlock.
Graveside services for Bill Watts, 67, of Modesto, are scheduled for 9 a.m. July 9 at Denair District Cemetery, 2501 East Zeering Rd., in Denair. Services will be officiated by Rev. Fred Bueto. Bill died in his residence on April 19, 2009.
Private services will be held at a later date for Jean James, 67, of Turlock. Jean passed away on Sunday at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital. She was born in Turlock to Manuel and Irene Silva in 1942. Jean graduated from Turlock High School in 1959. She lived in El Paso, Texas, Santa Cruz, and Modesto. She settled back in Turlock in 1993. She enjoyed the outdoors and birding.
Visitation for Benito Garcia, Jr., 47, of Turlock, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson. Inurnment/burial will be held at 10 a.m. July 15 at Patterson District Cemetery.
A funeral service will be held for Caroline De Salles, 90, at 9:30 a.m. July 9 at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. Interment will follow the service.
Services are pending at the Merced District Cemetery for Russell Loren Tolbert, 44. He passed away in Merced on June 15.
Services are pending at the Merced District Cemetery for Mark Shelby Tolbert, 45. He passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Merced.
Visitation for Norman Medeiros Sr., 77, of Hilmar, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. July 8 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. July 9 also at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. It will be officiated by Father Hilary Silva. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held for Eddie Breves, 70, of Patterson, at 10 a.m. July 8, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Patterson District Cemetery.
Visitation for Devona "Bonnie" Wickstrom, 82, of Turlock, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. July 10 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. July 11, also at Turlock Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private at Turlock Memorial Park.
A memorial service will be held for Lorene Gonzalez, 33, of Winton, at 3 p.m. July 11 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Whiteness in Winton.
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...
Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.
Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.
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