Gerald L. (Jerry) Pankratz went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 18, 2012. He passed away very peacefully, after a very short but fierce battle with cancer, with his family surrounding him at the Hospice House of San Joaquin County. Jerry was born October 16, 1937 in Herrington, Kansas to Walter G. and Lena M. Pankratz. He moved to Turlock, California as a sophomore in high school and graduated from Turlock High School in 1955. He attended Modesto Junior college after which he transferred to Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. He returned to Turlock after college and ...
Virgil Pereira, 91, of Turlock, California passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at his residence. He was born and raised in Turlock. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Virgil enjoyed reading, history, trains, clocks, and tractors.
Catherine "Cathy" Sue Tanner Atkinson suddenly passed away Tues., July 10, 2012. Cathy was born April 16, 1958 to James and Betty Tanner in Turlock, CA.
William "Bill" Nazar was a loving son, brother, father and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His friends and family will always remember Bill as a dependable, hard-working, and loyal man who took care of everyone around him. Bill was born in Sacramento, CA to Paul and Helen Nazar who in 1968 lived in Sutter Creek, CA and was the youngest of two sons. The Nazar family moved to Turlock July 4, 1970 to take over the family farm and Bill attended local schools. After high school, Bill joined the Army National Guard and ...
John Delgado, 53, of Delhi, died tragically in a motorcycle accident near his home in Delhi. John was born in McAllen, TX, one of twelve children born to Lazaro and Aniceta (Garcia) Delgado. The family moved to Turlock, CA when John was 6. He graduated in 1977 from Turlock High School and married his high school sweetheart Laurie Silva shortly afterward. John was a rugged outdoorsman. He enjoyed the mountains, four-wheeling, archery, motorcycling, and muscle cars. But, he truly loved his beautiful wife and family and his church.
Marjorie Ann Jones of Turlock passed away on July 17. She is survived by her son, Stan Jones, Jr. of Turlock; grandsons, Jonathan and Gavin Jones of Texas; and granddaughter, Hannah White of Denair.
Funeral Mass will be held today, 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd.
Jose was born in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico to Pilar and Julia Perez in 1936. He settled in Modesto in 1984, where he worked hard as a truck driver before becoming disabled. Jose was a kind person who cared for others and will be remembered fondly by those who knew him.
Evelyn N. Rocha, 86, of Hilmar, passed away Saturday peacefully with her family by her side.
Daisy Aleman Van Assen, 86, born February 26, 1926 in Managua, Nicaragua and passed away July 10, 2012 in McKinney, Texas.
Sharon Mohr, 65, of Turlock passed away after suffering unexpected complications during routine medical procedures. Sharon's family stood vigilant by her side through the weeks and days of illness and pain, until taking the grace of God's hand and the journey home to heaven.
Mark Rice, 51, of Turlock, lost a long battle with illness at his home early Monday morning.
Harley was born and raised in Turlock, California. He enjoyed reading, and making people laugh. He had a great sense of humor. He also enjoyed music, his favorite was Stevie Nicks. Harley had a heart of gold, a smile that lit up the room and was like a father to his nieces and nephews. In the end he gave the gift of life. He donated organs and saved 3 lives.
The lord has called Martha home. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband Donald Ruether, daughters Diana Cuevas, Monica Maxey, and Lindsey Ruether, granddaughter Makenzie Mason, parents Javier and Maria Elena Fuentes of Turlock, siblings; Maria Rubio of Paso Robles, Marisela Carranza of Denair, Robert Fuentes of Winton, Rosa Echeverria of Atwater, and Javier Fuentes Jr. of Livingston.
Terry Lee Antonides was born in Michigan. He was in the Air Force stationed in Atwater califiornia. He lived in California for over 40 years. He also lived in Arizona for two years. Terry retired from Leprino Cheese Company in Tracy, Ca.
Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...
John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.
Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...
Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.
Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.
Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.
Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...
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