Chano Tovar peacefully passed away January 7, 2015 at the age of 61. He is survived by his wife Diana Tovar, daughter Erica Tovar, son Lucas (Anna) Tovar, grandchildren Noah and Ayden, brothers Adam, Joe and Jeff Tovar, sister Michelle Johnson and mother Rachel Tovar. He is preceded in death by his father Adam Tovar and sister Sandra Medeiros.
Billy Worden, 62, of Ceres, passed away at home.
Laurence was born in Sioux City, IA and was raised on a farm in Waterbury Nebraska and attended school there. He was in the Navy for two years during World War II, when he returned home he farmed for 2 years and then came to California in 1956. In 1959 he married Eleanor Skiles and together they shared 56 years of marriage. Laurence worked for the City of Turlock for 16 years and Turlock High School for 12 years.
Walter Falke passed away peacefully in his home on January 12, 2015 at the age of 86.
Thelma Mae Caylor was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on Jan. 13, 1930, and passed away on Jan. 2, 2015, in Modesto.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her father Curtis Chastain. She is survived by her husband Rick Treat; mother Ila Chastain; sister Yonona Roach; daughters Sarah Wass (Jason) and Laura Treat; and grandchildren Sadie (8), Kallie (5) and Rhett Wass (3). A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Thurs. Jan. 8, 2014 at Merced First Assembly of God, 1350 Yosemite Pkwy, Merced CA 95341. A reception will follow immediately at the Elks Lodge 1910 "M" Street, Merced CA 95340.
Mary Kokal was called by Our Father in Heaven. She left us with love, laughter and peace in her heart at Paramount Court Senior Living where she was surrounded with loving care.
Born and raised in Turlock CA. Volunteered at 17 to serve in US Armed Forces in the Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He acquired his Master Degree at UOP and went on to work at San Quentin State Prison Stanislaus Sheriff Department, and later was a Director of Facilities in the hospital industry in Las Vegas, NV for 15 years. Gary is survived by his wife, Miko Spurlin of Stockton, CA., son, Zackary Spurlin of Stockton, CA., daughter, Christina Spurlin of Manteca, CA., and son, Nathan Spurlin of Turlock, CA., grandchildren: Clorissa Troche of Stockton, CA., Kristen Spurlin of ...
Katherine is survived by her children Jennifer Martinez, Jamie Martinez and Frank Martinez; siblings Kristen Skinner, Kimberly King and Mike Nielsen; grandchildren Jayden Llimet, Jasmine Martinez, Hailey Wilson, Jacob, Chelsea and Natasha Harris; great-grandchild Markie Wilson and numerous nieces and nephews. Katherine is preceded in death by her parents John and Paula Nielsen.
Kathy is survived by her adoring husband of 53 years, Floyd King; as well as her brilliant son, Brian King, of Columbia, Illinois and his son Justin and daughter Lauren; her obstinate daughter, Susan Carmon of Fair Oaks, California and her husband Joe and their children Samuel and Eric; her siblings Marv Anders of Fontana, California, Arlene Goldner and Vicky Draper of Clarkston Washington, Yvonne Roberts of Sheridan, Oregon, and Phil Bruni of Veradale, Washington (her baby brother Orlando Bruni was waiting for her at the Gates of Heaven); and enough extended family, friends, and fans to fill a good-sized ...
Lionel Gomes, 77, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Ceres. Lionel was born in Gustine, California to Henry and Mary Gomes, one of five children. He attended Monte Vista Grammar School and graduated from Turlock High School. He was a member of FFA and showed cattle while in high school. He joined the Marines in 1955 and served as a radio operator overseas during the Korean War. Lionel loved bowling. He managed the Divine Gardens Bowling Alley at one time. He owned the Olde Towne Bar in Ripon for 20 years. For the last 10 years he has hauled ...
Reuben Harold Spitsen, Jr. died Saturday, January 3, 2015 at his home in Turlock. He was born September 1933 in the family home in Hilmar on Riverside Rd. After he graduated from Hilmar High School in 1952 he was drafted into the United States Army and served from 1953 - 1955. He married Esther Tagge in 1956 and they lived on Riverside Rd. in Hilmar where they started a dairy with 15 cows. He then started a dairy on Crane Ave in Hilmar in 1963 where he started a pigeon hobby and joined Westside Pigeon Association. He and Esther belonged to ...
Melvin "Mel" Westbrook, of Turlock, died at age 92 on Dec. 22.
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.
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.
Adeline Frances Lemos died peacefully in her home on March 19, 2015. Adeline was born November 6, 1929, in Watsonville, California, the daughter of the late Mariano and Adelaida Santos.
Timothy Farnam, 66 of Turlock passed away on March 24th after a long illness.
Cheryl Breshears, 68, was born in Turlock to Norman and Alta (Ramey) Hartvickson. She died at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Jessie Mickey Orosco, age 76, of Turlock, CA was received by our Lord on March 22, 2015.
Lois is survived by her daughter Cindy Lou Brownlow; 3 grandchildren Kevin Shute, Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren. Lois is preceded in death by her parents Riley and Marvel Burrows; husband Jerry Brownlow; daughter Penny Irene Shute and granddaughter Lisa Sears.
She continues on in each of us: her partner of 20 years, Gary Mohr of Turlock, daughter Martha (Marty) Cody, grandson Ryan Cody-Berry of Turlock, and daughter Denise Cody of Liverpool, NY.
She was a devoted mother, a doting grandmother to five grandchildren, and took the greatest joy in her eight great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her four sons and three daughters. She is preceded in death by her husband, Makhan Singh in 1994.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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