Hank Adams age 92 passed away on February 3, 2017.
"For such a short little time, we were blessed with the love of our sweet little angels. Hudson Kennedy and Blake Logan, our precious twin baby girls, will live in our hearts until we see them again."
LeMarr passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House at the age of 71. He was a lifelong resident of Turlock and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from CSUStanislaus. He served in the United States Air Force for four years where he was stationed in North Dakota and California. He worked for many years as an electrician. LeMarr loved cars, sports cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed going for rides on his motorcycle.
Leontina Sousa passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017, surrounded by family at Memorial Medical Center of Modesto. She was born September 10, 1933 to Antonio Ferreira and Rosa Da Silva in Sao Joao, Pico, Azores. She worked alongside her husband building their dairy in Turlock for 23 years and prided herself in raising all baby calves. She had such a love for the dairy life that she continued raising calves to the age of 75.
Harriet was born in Chicago, IL to Eli and Clara Carlson and passed away at the age of 92 in Turlock. She settled in California at a young age and graduated from Turlock High School. At a church youth group she met her husband Edward Backman. Harriet was very active at the Evangelical Free Church in Turlock for many years. She worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses and later she and Ed worked together in both farming and construction. She enjoyed camping with Ed in their R.V.
"Gary" Gerard Grant Kerkvliet was born in Billings, Montana on March 13, 1949 and passed on December 28, 2016 in Turlock, California. He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Kerkvliet. He is survived by his mother Stella Kerkvliet, her partner Bob Gugler, his three younger siblings: brother Bernie and his wife Marianne and sisters Carol Kerkvliet and Dona Kerkvliet-Varin. He is also survived by his nieces Carla Garcia, Andrea Francis, Kyle Kerkvliet, Caleb Kerkvliet, Vanessa Varin and Elizabeth Varin. He is also leaves behind a growing number of great-nieces and great-nephews as well as numerous longtime friends.
Nageeba Baba Yonan, 88, of Turlock, California, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. A viewing will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the same location on Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m. in the chapel, followed by an interment at Turlock Memorial Park. A reception luncheon will be served at St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church immediately following the services.
Renie (Elmquist) Bergstrom, 72, passed away on December 27, 2016 at home in Redding, CA in the presence of her family from complications of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Born July 16, 1944 in Hilmar, California to Orville & Neomi Elmquist, Renie grew up attending Hilmar Covenant Church and Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar HS in 1962. She married Dick Bergstrom of Turlock, CA on September 11, 1965 and they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in 2016. Dick and Renie lived in Turlock, Lancaster, and Santa Barbara, retired to Grass Valley, and recently moved to Redding. Renie was actively involved in raising her ...
Gloria Pekema, 84, of Modesto, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 20, following a short illness.
Linda Lee Parmley died suddenly this week in Crows Landing, CA. She was 66. Linda was born in Turlock, CA to the late Manuel and Victoria Bettencourt in 1950. She is a graduate of Hilmar High School and was married to loving husband Ernie Parmley. Linda worked for the Stanislaus County Clerks Recorders Office for 19 years. Linda loved working outside in her garden, rooting for the 49ers, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a very kind, generous, and creative person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Billie Jo (Jody) Nickell, a strong-willed wonderful wife and mother was born in Jay, Oklahoma in the winter of 1932 to Willie and Elsie Goss. Billie was married to Joe, the love of her life for 61 years, and they had two sons Mike and Darrin.
Donald Paul Pendergrass, an amazing human being, husband, father and son, passed away after a tragic accident. Born in Modesto, CA, Donald never was seen with a frown on his face as he was always smiling. He was a hard worker and jokester who loved life. Donald would stop whatever he was doing to help anyone whether he knew them or not.
Hazel M. Rehana was born in the fall of 1938 in Hulburt Oklahoma. The youngest child to Joseph and Margaret Johnston, Hazel married the love of her life, William, in January of 1971 and together they raised their families. Hazel loved her family with all her heart and she will be deeply missed.
Joe was born in Oakdale and grew up on the West Side (Newman, Gustine and Stevinson). He served in the Navy during WWII, allowing him the privilege of seeing the flag raised on Iwo Jima. He married Loreta (Rita) Lowe in 1947 and raised four children while a mechanic for Nutcher's Tractor, Leduc Ford and Tri Valley Growers. In 1972, in addition to his mechanic duties at TVG, Joe began farming walnuts in Gustine, in 1999 Joe sold the walnut ranch and moved to Turlock to enjoy complete retirement.
Helen M. King Born in Vilas, Florida on February 29, 1924. She passed away on January 21, 2017. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and loved ones near & far.
Bob was born in Oklahoma to Sam and Carrie Britton and passed away at the age of 77 in Modesto. Bob served in the United ...
After a long illness, Elaine Erickson entered heaven on April 14, 2017 at the age of 77. She was born Lillie Elaine Baker in Modesto ...
Albina Parreira Lopes, age 75 of Turlock, passed away on April 18, 2017. Albina was preceded in death by her husband Frank B. Lopes, and ...
Thomas Richard Hillsamer Sr. passed away on April 19, 2017 at the age of 90 in Turlock, CA.
Gordon Lloyd Bonander passed away on April 15, 2017 at the age of 93 in Turlock, CA.
Born in San Mateo, CA. 5/16/1944; died in Oregon City, OR. 4/10/2017
Shirley Anne Patrick, Born on December 8, 1926 was raised just outside of Akron, OH to Dale and Lucille Dillinger. She graduated from Kenmore High ...
Roger Hughes passed away Saturday at age 66. He's predeceased by his father Paul Hughes, and his brothers Myke and Steve Hughes.
Dorothy "Dot" Dean Snow, a woman who loved her family dearly, passed away suddenly this week. Dorothy was known as a collector and yard sale ...
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