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Dorothy Gladys Ross

Dorothy Wire Ross was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6, 2014 just weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Dorothy was born in Chino, CA to Charles and Jo (Passmore) Wire. She attended high school in Chino and Chaffey College in Ontario before marrying Harlon Clyde Ross in 1932. Together they worked hard farming in the Pomona and Etiwanda areas before settling in Turlock in 1963. She helped feed chickens, clean eggs, smudge citrus, bottle feed calves and any other work that needed to be done on the ranch and in the home ...

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Edward Allen Aschwanden

Edward was born in Turlock where he lived all his life. He graduated from Turlock High School and drove truck for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and getting together with friends. He loved his daughters and one grandson dearly.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Jack Crawford

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and 8 siblings. He is survived by his wife Rella Crawford of Turlock; six children: Joseph (Sylvia) Crawford of Weleetka OK, Geraldine Crawford of Sacramento CA, Rhonda Crawford of Hawthorne NV, Rebekah Grover of Turlock, Patsy Wortham of Atwater CA, and LeAnn (Sonny James) Garman of Brownwood TX; one sister Fay Rountree of Oklahoma City OK, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Hiliwa D. Lang

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Adrian "Bud" Orange and her husband Dwight Lang. She is survived by her children: Renee (Jerry) Phillips and Robin (Tony) Garcia of Modesto, Roger Lang (Chris) of Vale, OR, and Rochelle Alexander of Reno, NV; her sister Karen Dempsey of Alaska; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Hijinia R. Maldonado

Hijinia R. Maldonado, our beautiful and beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, was called home to heaven on August 1st. She was born on January 22, 1928 in Jerez, Zacatecas in Mexico, where she met the only love of her life Jose C. Maldonado in 1946 and then married him on February 5, 1947. Hijinia was loving, kind, warm, hardworking, and loved her family with all of her heart. She and her husband were members of Sacred Heart Church in Turlock.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Timothy Charles Worsham

Tim Worsham, 46, of Turlock, passed away Tuesday, July 30th. Tim was born in Turlock to Dillard and Janet Worsham. He grew up in Delhi and graduated from Livingston High School in 1985. He got a double major degree from Cal. State Stanislaus in Math and Computer Science. In 2005 he married Janice Elrod. Tim has worked at Gallo Winery as Senior Manager of Applications Development. Tim enjoyed motorcycling, boating, and snow-boarding, but his first love was for his wife and family. He was very interested in education and technology, encouraging his children to further their education. Tim and Janice ...

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Shirley M. Hill

Shirley is survived by her husband Dean Hill, brother Robert Horine; daughters Judy (James) Allen and Kathie (Joseph) Wright; step-children Michael Hill, Linda Hill Mobley, Janet (Anthony) Watts-Clement; grandchildren Brian Allen, Shirley Spycher, Laura Allen, Sheri Icedo, David Worstell and Steven Worstell; step grandchildren Matthew Watts, Rachel Watts, Jessica Watts and Molly Mobley, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Pearl (Beth) Horine, and sisters Annetta Cochran and June Thomson.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gabriel Anthony Guerrero

Gabriel Anthony Guerrero was granted his angel wings on July 16, 2014.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Fredrick Yow

Fred Yow, 67, of Delhi, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Fred was preceded in death by his mother and a sister Janette Yow. He is survived by Pam Yow; children: Angela (Joseph) Matrisciano, Michele Yow-Thomas, Christina Yow, Fredrick (Jason) Yow, Niki Yow, and Joseph Yow, step-children Christina Andree and Jennifer Andree, his father LeBoyice Yow; siblings: Sherry Mingus and Gloria Yorston; and grandchildren: Arieonna, Mariah, Hayley, Gavin, Angelina, Adaline, Brayden, and Benjamin.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


David Arthur Sanchez

David was born in Turlock to Arturo Sanchez and Linda Cervantes and passed away at the age of 39 in Turlock. He was a caring man who would help anyone in need. He was apostolic and loved God as well as his children and family. David was affectionately known as "Uncle Donner" by his nieces and nephews. He was an avid 49ers fan, loved riding bikes and snacking on candy and sweets.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


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Elizabeth M. Barrett

Elizabeth M. Barrett, 80, formerly of Turlock and Modesto died on October 23 after an extended period of declining health. Liz was born, raised and married in Lowell, MA. She and her husband, Tom lived for a time in East Lansing, MI and then in Stanford, CA before settling in Turlock as one of the founding families of the new Stanislaus State College (now known as CSU Stanislaus). Liz was a member of the SSC faculty Wives Club, and the Turlock 20 Ands, but she is probably best remembered in Turlock for her tireless support of children at Turlock Aquatic ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Gladys Linnea Mathews

Gladys Linnea Mathews,99, was born in March of 1915 to Jonas and Elizabeth Nyman in Wausa, Nebraska. The youngest of five children, she came to California with her family as a young woman and met Carl in Oakland and they married in 1936. They were married for 50 years, ministering as church-planters to communities in the area and foothills. She was known for her kindness and generosity and welcomed visitors with coffee and her renowned baking and cooking. She loved music, travel, collected dolls and wrote poetry. She lived in the Turlock area for 69 years and was a ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Eleanor Angeline Brindeiro

Eleanor,94, was born in the Visalia area to Francisco and Leunora Cardoza in 1920 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 94. She married Albert Brindeiro and they had two children and shared over 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Together they owned a dairy which she helped manage for 62 years. In 1982, their son Glenn passed in a tragic accident; the loss of her son was very difficult and life was never the same for Eleanor.

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Judith Waterson

Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.

October 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Betty Danielson

On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Michael Wayne Blair

Michael Wayne Blair passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Born and raised in Merced CA, Mike was the fourth of ten children born to Ray and Juanita Blair. Mike was a Bee Keeper and many times traveled for his work.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Bonnie Belle Falke

Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Ernest Samuel Cross III

Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


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