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Merlin L Carlson

Aged 87, passed away in Rockford, Illinois, March 20, 2015, after a lingering illness. Longtime resident of Turlock from 1962 until 2006, Merlin Carlson is survived by his spouse Marianne (Dickow), two daughters; Deborah Carlson, Dana (Robert) Randel, granddaughter Miranda Randel and numerous step-children and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Marilyn (Lembke) and son Daniel Carlson. Merlin was born and raised in Rockford, IL and farmed in the area until he moved his family to Turlock in 1962. He managed Arlinda Holsteins Dairy for many years and then started his own auction business (Merlin Carlson ...

March 20, 2015 | | OBITS


Pauline Morais

Pauline Morais, a longtime resident of Turlock, passed away peacefully at her home on March 19, 2015. She was born on October 21, 1935 in Gustine, CA and was the fourth of five children born to Manuel and Marie Alves. She graduated from Orestimba High School in 1954. Pauline married her high school sweetheart, Sarafin Morais, in 1955. They were married for 56 years.

March 20, 2015 | | OBITS


Nov 1935 – March 2015

Sandra "Sandy" Rae Hanson was born on November 10, 1935 in Stockton, California, and entered into final rest on March 10, 2015, after a year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Anna L. Ivey

Anna is survived by her husband Steven Ivey; sons James Lee Jones and Dillon Patrick Ivey; parents James (Linda) Lopes and Sharon Medeiros; brothers Jeff Lopes, Michael Lopes and Michael L. Lopes; special niece Elaine Mendoza; special cousin and friend Laurie Oates; parents-in-law Dale and Yvonne Ivey; brother-in-law Harlin Ivey; and 4 grandchildren.

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Paul George Arakelian

Paul was born and raised in Turlock. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1969. He graduated from Armstrong business College in Berkeley, CA. Paul worked locally and resided in Modesto. In retirement he moved to Boise, ID, where he enjoyed friends and neighbors. Paul leaves behind 2 brothers in Turlock; Stephen (Noma) Arakelian and Brian (Phoebe) Arakeliean. He also leaves behind 5 nieces and nephews. His humor and insights will be greatly missed by all who knew him. No services are scheduled.

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Kayla Lauren Bernardi

Born in Tucson, AZ to Joe Bernardi and Cathie Hansen Bernardi. Kayla passed away with family close by her side. Kayla had spent months battling leukemia, and this final battle was more then she was able to overcome. Kayla spent twenty years teaching all of us how to live, love, laugh, and embrace life with more intensity then most of us are capable of. Kayla had many special friends, "sisters", and family that encouraged her as she achieved milestone after milestone. We watched as Kayla learned to read, ride a bike, sing, and graduate from high school. Our "Busy Bee ...

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Meet Kaur Lea

Meet was born in Fiji Islands and passed away at the age of 61 in Modesto. In 1966 her family moved to Winters, CA where she graduated from Winters High School in 1972 and began working at Blueberry Hill Restaurant in 1973. Meet worked for A&W in Turlock, Cindy's Restaurant, Almond Tree Restaurant and later for Creative Alternatives as a Special Education Aide. On June 8, 1991 she married Keith Lea. Meet belonged to the Sikh Temple in West Sacramento.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Valeri Anne Klimbal

Valeri Anne Klimbal (Miss Willett) of Henderson, Nevada passed with peace and grace, with her husband at her side, March 7, 2015. Valeri was born Feb. 16, 1956; to Charles and Annette Willett in El Paso, Texas. Valeri married Gerard Klimbal on June 29, 1985 at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock Ca. and was blissfully married for almost 30 years. Valeri was a wonderful and loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Valeri loved to teach and touched many souls as a wonderful and gifted teacher. She was always giving to her students supplying food, clothing and whatever they needed, to ...

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert F. Barragan, Sr.

Robert F. Barragan, Sr., age 89, passed away peacefully at home in Turlock on Friday, March 6, 2015. He was born in Mexicali, MX and immigrated to Brawley, CA at a young age. Robert attended school only till 8th grade, noticing that contributing to his family was precedent. A man who appreciated hard-work and dedication to craft, Robert enjoyed physical labor and taking care of his family, attributes that would continue throughout his livelihood. Robert and his wife moved to Turlock, CA in 1957 making it their permanent residence.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Eugene Walford Pearson

Eugene (Gene) was born in Turlock, California, on October 25, 1920, to Mr. Noah W. Pearson and Mrs. Eva Charlotte Pearson. Gene attended Turlock grades schools, and graduated from Turlock High in 1938. He then went to U.C. Berkeley and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering (with a Chemistry minor) in 1943. From there he went to Cornell University for his Commission as Ensign USNR. Then on to active duty with the Fleet for 2-1/2 years as Engineering Officer of the Destroyer, USS Edison DD439, in both the Mediterranean and Pacific action.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Kenneth “Ken” Charles Rose

Kenneth "Ken" Charles Rose, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 1st, 2015.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Jamshid Ghardashem

Jamshid Ghardashem, age 75, passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was a gentle, patient, kind, generous, and compassionate man, loving to all those who crossed his path, and with a delightful sense of humor.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Janice Ilene Atwood

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.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert James Harris

Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Julia Tapia

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.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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Sadie Butler

Sadie outlived her two husbands Orville Lee and Boyd Butler, her son Jerry, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann Sisk of Denair, son Gary (Charlene) Lee of No. Highlands, CA, step-son Glenn (Hui Yop) Butler, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Joyce Anne Graham

Joyce is survived by her husband, Archie Graham of Delhi; two sons, Jim (Jeanne) Graham of Paradise and Jerry Graham of Delhi, CA; three siblings, Dolores West and Dale West both of Delhi, and James West of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and six grandchildren, Justin Graham, Kendall Graham, Kylie Graham, Brooklyn Graham, Jade Shadrick, and Amanda Graham.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Elfie E. Maddox

Elfie Maddox, Turlock resident, passed away at the age 95. She is survived by her daughter Linda (John) Kleiber of Tracy; grandchildren Jennifer (Tripp) Torchia and Brian (Jennifer) Kleiber; one great grandchild Victoria and caregiver Marsha Barkhousen.. She is preceded in death by her parents Ben and Emma Larson; husband Willmer Maddox; son Darol Maddox and sister Ruby Frost.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Eleanor Ross

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and by a granddaughter, Robin Boyd, in 2011. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, James D. Ross Jr. of Hughson; children: Sharon (Duane) Meier of Truckee CA, Elizabeth (Dennis) Jones of Denair, and James (Claudia) Ross of Turlock, 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert M Thorpe

Graduated from Turlock High School,

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Earl Axel Johnson

Earl Johnson, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Paramount Court after an extended illness. Earl was born in Irwin City to Axel and Esther Johnson. He grew up in Hilmar and attended both Hilmar and Turlock schools. In Turlock he was a part of the famous class of '44. He completed his studies while in the Marine Corps. His military service was at the end of World War II.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Jessica Maria Barrera

Jessica was born and raised in San Jose California and moved to Stanislaus County, Turlock California in 1997. She is survived by her three children Petrita Gomez, Reggie Gomez , Davina Hernandez.; siblings Patrick G. Ledbetter Jr, Benjamin Gaddis, Charlie Hoey Jr, Jaime Barrera Jr., Miguel Jr., Adrian and Juanita Reyes. Jessica was preceded in death by her parent Petrita Reyes (Oriol). ; Grandparents Martha Romero and Felix Oriol.

March 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Adelina Frances Lemos

Adeline Frances Lemos died peacefully in her home on March 19, 2015. Adeline was born November 6, 1929, in Watsonville, California, the daughter of the late Mariano and Adelaida Santos.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Timothy Roger Farnam

Timothy Farnam, 66 of Turlock passed away on March 24th after a long illness.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Cheryl Hartvickson Breshears

Cheryl Breshears, 68, was born in Turlock to Norman and Alta (Ramey) Hartvickson. She died at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jessie Mickey Orosco

Jessie Mickey Orosco, age 76, of Turlock, CA was received by our Lord on March 22, 2015.

March 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Lois Brownlow

Lois is survived by her daughter Cindy Lou Brownlow; 3 grandchildren Kevin Shute, Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren. Lois is preceded in death by her parents Riley and Marvel Burrows; husband Jerry Brownlow; daughter Penny Irene Shute and granddaughter Lisa Sears.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Irene Guercio Cody-Flandera

She continues on in each of us: her partner of 20 years, Gary Mohr of Turlock, daughter Martha (Marty) Cody, grandson Ryan Cody-Berry of Turlock, and daughter Denise Cody of Liverpool, NY.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Angeline (Jelmini) Magniez

She was a devoted mother, a doting grandmother to five grandchildren, and took the greatest joy in her eight great-grandchildren.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Gurmej Kaur

She is survived by her four sons and three daughters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Makhan Singh in 1994.

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


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