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Roy Bernell Hirschkorn

Roy Bernell Hirschkorn passed away Dec. 24, 2014 after a long illness. Roy was born July of 1938, in Turlock CA, and was a life-long resident. In his younger years Roy was a member of the Turlock Junior Marching Band and continued to play and enjoy music throughout his life.

January 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Naomi Shackelford

Naomi was preceded in death by her parents, her 5 siblings, and her son Rockie in 2013. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, J. Wayne Shackelford, her sons Gilbert Shackelford and Rodney Shackelford, both of Turlock, daughter-in-law Melanie Shackelford of Magna, Utah; 4 grandchildren: Tommy (Elaine) Shackelford of Sacramento, Erin (Kevin) Elser of Magna, Utah; Jack (Sarah) Shackelford, and Ruben Shackelford, both of Turlock; and 2 great-grandchildren: Olivia Elser of Magna, Utah and Clara Shackelford of Turlock.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Jacqueline “Jackie” Joy Wenstrand

Jacqueline "Jackie" Joy Wenstrand, age 71, died December 27, 2014, in Sacramento, California.

December 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Barbara Marie Miranda

Barbara Miranda, 77, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after an extended illness.

December 23, 2014 | | OBITS


Rodrigo Manuel Rodrigues

Rodrigo Manuel Rodrigues passed away on Wednesday December 17th, 2014. Rod was born on October 31st, 1952 in Pico, Azores. Moved to Tracy, CA with his parents and siblings in 1967, then made Modesto his permanent residence. One of his many accomplishments was managing their family dairy with his father as a young adult, which lead him to owning and handling many rental properties. Rod enjoyed working hard to provide for his family. He married Sylvia Cisneros-Rodrigues in 2000. Rod loved family, fishing, dancing and traveling. He also enjoyed being a foster parent; raising 31 boys since 2001.

December 23, 2014 | | OBITS


Lon Brunson

A Celebration of Life service for this gentle man of integrity will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Shelter Cove Community Church, 4242 Coffee Rd. in Modesto.

December 23, 2014 | | OBITS


Laura B. Coombs

Laura passed away in Hilmar at the age of 94. Laura was born in Arnesen, Rocky Point, Minnesota to Bernard and Agnes Arnesen. She graduated from business college in Duluth, Minnesota and moved to San Francisco. Laura worked as a personal secretary to the President of Garnett Young & Co. After marrying her Navy husband Arthur, they lived in Oakland for 12 years, then moved to Livermore where Arthur worked.

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Robert Melvin Caires

Robert M. Caires peacefully passed away quietly at Paramount Senior Living in Turlock at the age of 84. Born July 19, 1930 in Oakland, Bob served 4 years in the US Naval Reserve from 1948 – 1952, during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he attended business colleges, Foothill and San Jose State Colleges. He joined the Internal Revenue Service as an agent in 1960 where he worked for 36 years until retiring. Bob was a member of the National Treasury Employee's Union, the Rosicrucian Order AMORC, Fraternal Order of Eagles, California Notary Association, L.A., YMCA, Mountain View ...

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


John Gibson

John's life journey ended at home on Wednesday, December 17,2014 at 8:18p.m. He began a new life with those that preceded him in death; his beloved wife Imogene; daughter Brenda and his brother Paul.

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Lawrence “Carl” S. Carlton

Lawrence Sylvester Carlton entered his heavenly home after a 7-month battle with cancer.

December 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Joel Allen Burnett

Joel Allen Burnett passed away Thursday after a long illness. One of five children and born in Turlock, CA to John and Joan Burnett, Joel lived his entire life in the Central Valley. Joel started his career off as a carpenter in the construction trade. He was a strong individual with a fun-loving nature. Joel would give anyone the shirt off his back even if it was his last shirt. He helped many people through the lowest points in their lives. He was a good friend to all and a wonderful uncle and grand-uncle. Joel enjoyed riding his bike and ...

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lonnie Joseph Brunson

Lon Brunson was not so much a man of great faith…. as he was a man of faith in a GREAT GOD! He was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2014 and is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Arlene Annie Huber

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Huber. Arlene is survived by her children: George Huber, Gloria McCormick, Linda Stopher, William Huber, Robert Huber, Mary Vieira; and 19 grandchildren. She has one surviving sibling, Kenneth Troutman, whom she loved dearly.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Anne Shaw

Anne Shaw, 80, of Turlock, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born in Oronogo, Missouri August 27, 1934 to Carroll and Maude Weathers, she spent much of her childhood in Bisbee Arizona before her family moved to Los Angeles following the death of her father. There, She graduated from Manual Arts High School, and attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she began dating Donald Shaw. They married in 1955, and settled in Turlock in 1962 after Donald had completed his Masters at UCLA .

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lucille Joyce Wells (nee Schoonhoven)

Lucille Joyce Wells died December 7, 2014, at Brandel Manor in Turlock. Joyce, as she was known to her family and friends, was born February 4, 1933, to Henry and Marie Schoonhoven (nee Hoogeveen) in Steen, MN. At the age of 9, she moved with her family to Ripon, CA, graduating from Ripon High School, to begin work as a secretary and later an office manager for various locally owned companies.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


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Loretta Jane Storment

She is survived by her husband John Storment; children Charlene (Wayne) Fry of Turlock and Cathleen Siler of Delhi; stepchildren Edward Storment and Jennifer Storment, both of Delhi; brother Ed (Alice) Suszynski of June Lake, CA; grandchildren Jaime, Kathryn, Eric, Kayla and Ricardo; great grandchildren Aleigha, Bryson, Ryleigh, Lauryn and Madison.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Douglas Ross Hake

He is survived by his son Benjamin Hake of Denair; siblings Robert (Vicky) Hake of Denair, Linda (Ted) Pinson of Ohio, Sandra (Allen) Niles of Wyoming; and two grandchildren Marcus and Nicolas Hake of Denair. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2004, his parents Leland and Margaret Hake, and sister Carol Alford.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Launa “Lee” Dixon

Launa was born in Hazard County, Kentucky to James and Cassie Begley and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock, California. She was one of eight children who grew up in a modest home in Kentucky. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Oakland, California. She graduated from Biola University, where she also met her husband Ted Dixon; together they shared 45 years of marriage until he passed away in 2006.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Elaine Hritz

She is survived by her daugters Tamara and Kelin Hritz; adopted daughter Christine Alcantara; brother Ken Feliciano; Godson/nephew Carl Rose; nieces Megan and Kristin Feliciano; nieces/nephews William and Paula Fredson; cousin Kimberly Vally; her best friends Roxanne Grubb, Judi Price and Pamela McGuire, and her dogs Copper, Lucky, Puppy and Maggy.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jonah Peter Parker

Jonah Peter Parker, son of Adam and Danae Parker, was born at 10:41 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2015 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. and was 17.5 inches tall. He spent his short time on Earth in the arms of his loving parents. Jonah passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father just one hour after he was born.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


William Cox Thornton Jr.

Survived by his children William Cox Thornton III (son), Kelby Thornton (daughter) Tamara Thornton (daughter in law) and Alina Thornton (granddaughter). He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Thornton.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry J. Smith

Larry is survived by his wife Beverley Smith, two children: Jenae Smith Worsham (Bill) and Byran Smith (Holly), grandkids: Dusty Worsham and Zane Smith, mother-in-law: Patricia Cash, sisters: Geneva Herrington Meza (Gil) and Kathy Smith Specker (Dan), parents: Charles Smith (Donna) and preceded in death by his mother Bernice Smith and father-in-law Bill Cash.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Rinks Atushi Sano

Rinks Atsushi Sano was born on Bacon Island in the Sacramento Delta to Suyehichi and Tsute Sano. He passed away on Friday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. His father moved his family to Yerington, Nevada when Rinks was a toddler to work as a sharecropper. After living in Nevada for a few years, the family moved to Livingston to work in farming for the Kishi family. Rinks graduated from Livingston High School in 1940. In 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced Rinks and his family first to the Merced Assembly Center at the Merced Fairgrounds, and then on to ...

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Marian E. Ciriscioli

Marian Ciriscioli, 90, of Turlock passed away January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Warren Eugene Brown

Warren is survived by his two daughters Cheryl Santos of Newman, CA and Joanie Hall of Torrance, CA, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his second wife Margaret Brown and his son Gary Eugene Brown in 2006, one sister and one brother.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Ann Marie Rochin

She is survived by her children Roxanne Eaves, Michelle (Jermaine Davis) Howard and Andrew Rochin; father Donald Rochin; siblings Donna Marr, Anthony Rochin and Mark Rochin and six grandchildren Tyler, Jacqueline, D'Mya, Janessa, Jasmine and Darwin. Ann is preceded in death by her mother and sister Janet Barrios.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Don Sanford Green

Don is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie Ann Sorensen Green; two sons Roger (Nancy) Green of Modesto, and Douglas (Dee) Green of Vacaville, son-in-law Melvin (Barbara) Bradley of Oakdale, three grandchildren: Cheryle (Raquel) Fleming-Bradley of Clovis, Ryan Green and Jason Green of Modesto; a great-grandson Tanner Bradley, and several nieces and nephews.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Emama Atkins

Funeral service will be held at Mar Addai Church of the East on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10 am with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Baljit Kaur Sandhu

Baljit is survived by her husband Gurbachan Sandhu, and four children: Harjit Bhatti, Daljit Lehal, Parmjit Sanhu, and Gurdip Sandhu.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Fern Olson

She is survived by her children: Calvin (Eileen) Olson in Modesto; Kathy (Michael) Rossmann in Grand Junction, CO; Joyce (Mark) Koontz in Richmond, VA; and Dean (Joyce) Olson in Santa Clara; sister Ruth Rupel in LaVerne; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stanley Olson and four siblings.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


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