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Reverend Oren H. Geiger

Reverend Oren Geiger entered Heaven at the age of 94; he was born in Kankakee County Illinois and moved to Visalia California at the age of two. Oren graduated from Springfield Lutheran Seminary in Illinois in 1945 and was ordained in Pittsburg California that same year where he served Grace Lutheran Church for 9 years. He came to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in 1954 where he served for 30 years before retiring in 1984. He was honored as Pastor Emeritus in 1990.

August 16, 2013 | | OBITS

Harold DePalma

Harold DePalma, age 87, passed away on August 13, 2013. Harold was born on February 6, 1926 in San Francisco , CA. He lived in San Francisco until he was 12 years old, then moved to Ballico, CA where he farmed grapes, sweet potatoes, peaches, and almonds until his passing. Harold graduated from Ballico School in 1940, then from Livingston High School in 1944. He kept up his interest in his alma mater by attending many school events during his daughter's time as a student and as a teacher now. Harold served in the Army Air Corp from 1944-1946 at ...

August 16, 2013 | | OBITS

Ryan R. Kinney

Ryan's young, vivacious, Life ended suddenly due to a tragic ATV accident while visiting with his father in the Gualala Redwoods. Our Boys Carefree spirit now rests in the kingdom of Heaven with Our Almighty God. Ryan resided in Turlock with his mother and attended Turlock High School and was looking forward to his sophomore year. Ryan is survived by his mother Sandra Kinney of Turlock, His Father Kenneth Kinney of Fort Bragg, Ca. Brothers and sister-in-laws Tom Hawkins and Joanna Miranda of Fortuna, Ca. and Jeremiah and Kimberly Towns of Santa Rosa. Grandparents Jerry and Lois Criswell of ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

David Edward Oliveira

David Oliveira, 25, of Turlock, passed away as a result of a work accident on August 5, 2013. He was born April 29, 1988 in Watsonville, CA; the son of Mary Oliveira of Turlock and Manuel Oliveira of Hilmar. He attended Hilmar High School, graduating in 2006. In April of 2013 David graduated from Northwest Lineman College in Boise, Idaho, where upon completion he earned a position as an Aerial Lineman with Haverfield Aviation. David is survived by both his parents, Mary and Manuel; his sister Stacy Oliveira of Turlock, CA and his brother Michael Oliveira of Phoenix, AZ. He ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Dorothy Augusta Klee

Dorothy Augusta Klee, age 102, was born in Irwin, California to Enfred and Lettie Challberg. After graduating from Hilmar High School and Oakland Beauty Culture School, she then worked as a beautician in Oakland. In 1944 she enlisted in the Navy where she served in Washington DC. In 1948, Dorothy married Gerald J. Klee and made their home in Turlock. She continued working as a beautician in her home. Dorothy's passions included playing cards, traveling, framing, refinishing furniture, sewing, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She also volunteered for Nazareth Lutheran Church, Girl Scouts, and Meals on ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Paul Del Paso Hoffman

Paul was born December 26, 1912 north of Sacramento, near Dry Creek Station on the 44,000 acre Rancho Del Paso Mexican Land Grant. His father was a farmer and minister; his mother a homemaker. He was raised in Rio Linda, CA and graduated from Sacramento High School. He studied engineering at Sacramento City College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. As a young man he worked odd jobs to support himself and his family throughout college and the Great Depression. He did many things in his life. In the 1930s he was a produce broker and trucker ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Sally Fairbank

Sally Fairbank was born on October 28, 1954 in Visalia, California. She grew up on a ranch in Turlock, CA and attended school there. Sally had three children: Brandon and his wife, Becka, along with her two children, Cameron and Abby; Nancy and her son, Max; and Clayton and his wife, Elizabeth. While living in Turlock she was involved in numerous organizations from President of the Garden Club, member of the Turlock Horse Club, and an Awana Leader at Monte Vista Chapel. She was a passionate singer and once performed at the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, and after moving ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Sandra E. Olson-Musser

Sandra went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2013 at the age of 76. She was born to Jack and Dorothea Randle on July 14, 1937 in McPherson, Kansas. She graduated from McPherson High School and attended Brown Mackie Business College in Salina, Kansas. She married Thomas Olson of Bavaria, Kansas on November 30, 1957. They had a dairy and wheat farm with Tom's parents for 10 years, raising their 3 children on the farm until moving to Turlock, CA in May 1968 for Tom to become herdsman for Arlinda Dairy. In 1974, they began ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Stanley Irving Wilson

Modesto resident Stanley Irving Wilson died August 8, 2013 at Casa de Modesto. He was 90. Mr. Wilson was born in Madera. He was the youngest of four children born to Wilford and Ethel Clark Wilson. His sisters Ilene and Olive and his brother Wilford all preceded him in death. The Wilson family moved to Modesto in the early 1930's when it came time for his oldest sister to start college at Modesto J.C. Mr. Wilson completed all his basic education in the Modesto schools graduating from Modesto H.S. in 1940 and Modesto J.C. in 1942 ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Shamus Michael Byrne

Shamus passed away at a young 36 years old on the afternoon of July 4th at Doctor's Medical Center. He was the beloved son of Judy and Tom Byrne, Modesto and much loved brother of Sean Byrne (and his wife Rosie). Shamus was the cherished father of six year old Sha J (Shamus Michael Jr.) and is also dearly loved by Sha J's mom, Vanessa Castillo. Shamus was a graduate of California State University-Stanislaus. Shamus worked as an intern, general assignment reporter and Sports Editor at the Turlock Journal. He enjoyed his games of golf, playing and watching ...

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS


George "Allen" Atherton, 92, was born in Stockton to George and Arline Atherton. He died Tuesday in Modesto.

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS

Charles F. Corgiat

Chuck, age 88, WWII U.S. Navy veteran, passed away at Turlock Rehabilitation after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hilde, and his two children, Pat Staley (Doug), and Charles H. Corgiat (Vicki). He also leaves four grandchildren, Jennifer Corgiat, Toby Staley, Julie Freely, and Shelly Staley, and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Imelda, sister, Barbara Thrasher, and brother, George. A wonderful family man, he loved to go camping and traveling, especially cruises, and going to all of this ship, U.S.S. Ammen, reunions ...

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS


Alvin Joseph Perry, 84, a longtime Turlock resident passed away on July 23, 2013. Alvin was born in Modesto and raised in Gustine. He served in both the United States Army and Air Force during and after the Korean War. He married Freda Penner in 1972, they had been married 41 years. He was a retired business owner of Turlock Radiator and Muffler. He belonged to the Lyons Club and VFW. He was an accomplished artist and was a member of the Valley Sun Catchers. He loved camping, fishing, painting and spending time with his family. Alvin is survived by ...

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS

JM Moore

JM Moore, 83, passed away on Saturday. He was born to Floyd and Elizabeth Moore. He was raised on a farm in Berryville Arkansas. He was one of four children, three boys and one girl.

August 06, 2013 | | OBITS

Maria M. Jorge

Maria Magdalen Jorge was born to Cezar and Felicidade Almeida on a homestead in Byron, California and raised in Livingston and Turlock. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1943 after which she worked in Modesto at a children's clothing store, The Little Folk Shop. In 1953, she married Alfred John Jorge of Turlock, and was later employed as a floral designer at Turlock Flower Shop for 30 years. Maria's talents included sewing, crochet, gardening, and ceramics. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church for 75 years, a parent volunteer at Sacred Heart School, and a ...

August 02, 2013 | | OBITS

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Peggy May Woods

Peggy May Woods was born in Lancaster, PA. She was raised by stepfather Sterling Shupe and Mother Mildred along with sisters Mildred and Marjorie. She ...

November 27, 2015 | | OBITS

Nikki Whittiker

Nikki Lynne Whittiker, 67, of Denair went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. Born in White Salmon, WA, September 4 ...

November 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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