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Jon J. Bohlender

Jon (Jonny Bo) Bohlender, 60, of Turlock, passed away Saturday. Born in Turlock, he was adopted by two of the greatest people, Drs. I.N. and Irene Bohlender.

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Donnel Gray

Donnel D. Gray, 84, of Delhi, passed away on Oct. 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Donnel was born in Arkansas in 1927, the fourth of nine children. In 1944 he moved to California and the following year he enlisted in the US Navy where he served honorably from 1945-48.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


Edward C. Backman

Ed Backman, 87, of Denair, passed away at Doctor's Medical Center after extended illnesses. Ed was born at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock to Pete and Ruth (Alldrin) Backman. The family lived on Golf Link Road when Ed grew up. As a young man he had a job as a farmhand and he walked to a neighboring farm to milk cows. After graduating from Turlock High School, Ed joined the Army and served in Germany during World War II. After the war Ed returned to Turlock and married the love of his life, Harriet Carlson. Ed and Harriet had grown ...

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Hedy Bucher

Hedwig "Hedy" Marie Bucher ~ 91, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday. Hedy was born in Switzerland to Plazi and Maria Giger-Marbach. After completing high school, Hedy put herself through business school, becoming a very successful in her career path. At 40, Hedy's life took a dramatic change; newly married to Hans Bucher, she traded in her big city life in Switzerland for life on a farm in Hilmar, California. Two years later they welcomed the birth of their daughter.

October 19, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Ferrari

Lifelong Ballico resident, Don Ferrari passed away on October 11, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House with family at his side. Donald, 84, was born and raised in the small community of Ballico where he later raised his own family. His father, Louie Ferrari, a native of Southern Switzerland settled in Ballico in 1921.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr.

Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr., 78 of Newman passed away Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Elton Euclid Sawyer

Elton Euclid Sawyer died Sunday, October 14th one day after his 96th birthday, peacefully at home. He was born to Curtis and Edna Sawyer in Norfolk, Virginia and led a full, active and zestful life until the very end. Elton was a police officer for the City of Los Angeles for 26 years. Upon retirement from LAPD, Elton and his wife Ulla Vivan (Vickie) had the opportunity to travel the high seas as staff for many cruise lines. Vickie entertained passengers with singing and arts and crafts while Elton repaired luggage and danced with the widows. They cruised throughout the ...

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Christina Jane Gallardo-Erwin

A much loved wife, sister aunt, cousin and friend, Christina 58 years old passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2012 with family and friend present.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


John H. Blomquist

John H. Blomquist passed from this life to be with our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, September 25th, after a long battle with cancer.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


Dorothy M. Audas

Dorothy Audas, 82, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Arkansas. She was one of six children born to George and Lillie Smith. The family moved to Gilroy, California in 1937 looking for a better life working with the WPA. Later they moved to Emeryville, Waterford, and then settled in Hughson. Dorothy worked for several years in the production of Mother's Cookies. Later she and her husband owned an optical shop in Hilmar. Dorothy was a beautiful person with a heart for God and for people around her.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


C. Ray Williamson

C. Ray Williamson passed from this life to be with the Lord on September 21, 2012.

September 25, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Wesley Overland

Don Overland, 83, of Castroville, CA, passed away at his home after an extended illness. Don was born in Yakima, WA to Nels and Agnes (Sveen) Overland. He attended schools in Washington including Seattle Pacific College in Seattle before joining the Navy. In 1951 Don married the love of his life, Della "Jeanne" Edgerton in Cupertino, CA. He served 9 years in the Navy and 12 years in the Air Force. After completing 20 years in the military he retired from the Air Force and moved to California. He worked 14 years at the Turlock Post Office. Don and Jeanne ...

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Silvestre V. Garcia

Silvestre V. Garcia, a longtime resident of Denair, CA passed away September 14, 2012 at the age of 81. He was a Forman in the Agricultural Industry for 35 years.

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Lloyd Donald Ballard

Lloyd "Don" Ballard, 85 of Turlock, California, passed away on September 6, 2012 due to a long illness. Don was born on January 25, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In January of 1945, he left school during his senior year to serve his country in World War II as a Navy Seaman First Class. After his service ended Don returned to Turlock High School and graduated with the class of 1947.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Lois A. (Decker) Miller

Lois Miller was welcomed into heaven following a heart attack on August 22, 2012. She was born to Sheldon and Paulyne Decker on November22, 1927 in Turlock.

September 11, 2012 | | 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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