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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


Jimmy Dale Francis III

Jimmy Dale Francis III, 27, of Hilmar, passed away March 24, 2015 after fighting a lifetime chronic lung disease. Jimmy was a proud graduate of Delhi High School, Class of 2006, and up untill his passing would still be seen at Delhi High sporting events on a regular basis. A sports fanatic, Jimmy loved his teams; The Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and 49ers

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


David (Ted) Theodore Hoy

David (Ted) Theodore Hoy passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on January 29, 2015 at the age of 48. Ted was born on September 3 1966 in Santa Clara, CA to his parents, Hugh Thomas Hoy and Anna Marie Melvin (nee Farr). He graduated from Turlock High School in Turlock, CA, received his undergraduate from California State University, Stanislaus, and subsequently earned his MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


David Cannon

Lifelong Turlock resident David "Dave" Cannon, 59, passed away on Friday March 20, 2015 at his home in Turlock, CA. He was born on January 1, 1956 to Paul and Victoria (Elia) Cannon.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lucille Anita Greenlee

Lucille was born in Turlock and passed away at the age of 87. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Turlock and enjoyed gardening and taking care of her dogs.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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


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Carol Hawkins

Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lilly Mae Cole

Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lucy “Murl” Crowder Norton

Murl is preceded in death by two loving husbands Norman Crowder (married 52 years) and Jack Norton (married 9 years).

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


George & Polly Morgan

After nearly 77 years of marriage, George and Polly Morgan died peacefully within three weeks of each other; Polly, on March 19 at the age of 96, and George on April 13, at the age of 98.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Delphina Page

Delphina was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Troy Page in 1998, and siblings Delores Melton and James Joseph Mendonca. She is survived by her children: Jeffrey Allen (Christine) Page of Alta Loma, CA, and Melissa (Shawn) Wedertz of Bear Valley Springs, CA; niece Melanie Belew of Hughson, 9 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Brandy Henderson

Brandy leaves behind her husband Bobby and her children Michael Osborne, Sarah Osborne, Valerie Osborne and Fallon Henderson. She is also survived by her mother Diane Keys; grandmother Marian Watt; siblings Gary (Christie), Lisa (AJ), Melanie (John), Autumn (Mario), Toni, Chelsea and Brianna and several nieces and nephews. Brandy is preceded in death by her dads Jimmy Keys and Gary Bird; granddad John Watt and sister Melissa Keys.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Barbara Jean Craig

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband William. She is survived by her children: Gizelle (Warren) Sperry of Turlock and William Edward (Diana) Craig of Yountville, CA, her only brother Clinton Allison (Emma) of Boise, ID, and 3 grandchildren Daniel, Steven, and Renee. Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, April 24th, from 4 to 6 pm. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 3 pm, at Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene, 3200 E. Monte Vista Ave, Denair, CA. Private interment will be at Turlock Memorial Park.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Richard Orosco

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Karen Orosco. Children; Richie and Athena Orosco of Hilmar, Kevin and Bernadette Orosco of Hilmar, and Lisa Ramirez and Shawn Jantz of Turlock. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Teven and Tara Orosco, Taylor Orosco, Corey Adams, Alissa Orosco, Trent Orosco, Nicholas Orosco, Joshua Ramirez and Kara Ramirez, Great-Grandchildren; Miss Emily, Nolan and Max. He was especially excited for the arrival of his next great-grandchild due in September. Richard also leaves behind two brothers; Ronnie Serna, Paul Grijalva Jr., two sisters; Susie Pulido and Paula Saldana. Richard is preceded in death by ...

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Arthur Cloyd Hardin

Arthur Cloyd Hardin died peacefully April 18, 2015, age 76, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Art was born August 17, 1938 in Newman, CA. He graduated from Turlock High School and San Jose State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering. Art was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, a member of the Oddfellows and served as a volunteer firefighter. He was married to Lynnette Phippen in Ripon in 1967 and became a farmer of almonds and grapes in Merced County. Art was an avid golfer and square dancer. He was preceded in death by his ...

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


Bill Green

Bill Green passed away in Marysville, Washington after a long battle with Cancer. Completing his Vietnam tour with the United States Army in 1969, he began a 30 year career in the electronics distribution industry. His work took him to Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon and California. He spent 12 years in Turlock. While living there he held the position of Business Manager for The Turlock Salvation Army.

April 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Emogene Elmquist

Longtime Turlock/Hilmar resident Emogene Elmquist passed away peacefully at her home on April 12, 2015 at the age of 86, following a short illness.

April 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Violet Ann Mc Laughlin

Violet was born in Idaho Falls, ID and moved to Arkansas as an infant where she spent her childhood before settling in California at the age of 13. On December 15, 1951 she married William "Pat" McLaughlin. She and Pat worked and lived in the Turlock and Denair areas for many years where she worked on the dairy and also for a hatchery. She enjoyed caring for her husband and four children and always treasured time spent with family. Violet worked for many years at Emanuel Medical Center until her retirement. After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her dear ...

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Jack A. Moore

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and one son Dennis Moore. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Ellen Moore of Hilmar, 3 children: Darrell (Donna Bethel) Moore of Modesto, Marlinda (Joe) Inglima of Modesto, and Melissa (Glenn) Miller of San Antonio, TX, 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Van Norman

Betty is survived by partner Esther (Rocky) Nelson, sister Bertha Tedsen and numerous nieces and nephews. Betty is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Lily, and brothers Clarence R. Van Norman and Hiram O. Van Norman.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


James (Jamie) Mason

Jamie is preceded in death by his parents, Kay Mason Hammerquist and Bill Mason. Jamie is survived by a daughter Cherie (Brent) Charmbury and 3 grandchildren: Lindsey, Landon, and Elin Charmbury, all of Sacramento; two siblings: Jeffrey (Teresa) Mason of Napa and Kristine (Travis) Ledford of Turlock and his best friend Joey Novack II.

April 14, 2015 | | OBITS


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