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William "Lawlis" Pace

William Lawlis Pace died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, April 23, 2012. He had celebrated his 103rd birthday February 27th. Lawlis was born in 1909 in Burkburnett, Texas. He was the second son of Myrtle and William Pace. He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Onetia and their infant son, Daphael Gene, his parents, sister Audrey Erwin, and two brothers, Marvin and Howard.

April 24, 2012 | | OBITS


Vivian I. Johnson

Vivian I. Johnson passed the morning of April 10, 2012. She was the last surviving sibling of 8 children.

April 24, 2012 | | OBITS


James Mikel Alvernaz

James Alvernaz was born April 22, 1947 in Turlock, California to Alfred Alvernaz and Bernice Alvernaz. He attended Turlock High school and Modesto Junior College. He worked at Turlock Christian School and Turlock Transit as a bus driver. He was a bus driver for 23 years. James (Jim) also was a farmer and grew pumpkins, watermelon , and hay. In 2010 he married his loving wife Marilyn Scott. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, coaching, watching baseball, and service to his community. Jim belonged to Masonic Lodge #395 -Turlock and was a member of Eastern Star in Ceres.

April 24, 2012 | | OBITS


Pauline Myers

Pauline Myers, 80, passed away April 20. Born and raised in Turlock by parents Nettie and Thomas Mortimer, Pauline will be known as a proud mother, good friend, and loving wife. Pauline loved telling stories of growing up in Turlock with her sister Donna (Johnson) and brother William (Mortimer). She graduated from Turlock High School class of 1950 and later earned her Registered Nursing Degree from Modesto Junior College. She worked as a nurse for about 10 years. Pauline loved music, dancing, tennis, the beach and the company of good friends and family. After decades of living in the Turlock ...

April 24, 2012 | | OBITS


Robert L. Barragan Jr.

Born in Brawley, CA to his loving parents Roberto and Esperanza, Bob passed away on his birthday surrounded by his family and dear friends. On that day, family and friends celebrated his birthday as Bob would have celebrated any birthday. He had bravely undergone six months of intensive treatment for pancreatic cancer.

April 24, 2012 | | OBITS


Dorothy Lorraine Whittum

Dorothy Whittum, age 90 was called home to be with her Lord on April 16th, 2012 in Modesto CA. She was born and raised on a farm in Minnesota.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Paul Fowle

William Paul Fowle 60, of Denair, passed away at Memorial Medical Center. Paul was born in Turlock CA to Robert and Pauline Fowle. A Turlock High School graduate, he lived in the Turlock/Denair area his entire life.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Antonio D. Gregorio

Entered into rest at the age of 81 in Hilmar, California.He was born in Ilhavo, District of Aveiro, Portugal. He was a line-worker for Banquet Food for 20 years.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Virginia Candida Borges

Virginia entered into rest at the age of 89 in Chowchilla, Ca. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of St Columbia Catholic Church of Chowchilla and Luso American in Norco, P.F.S.A. Council 19 of Chino Ontario. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Elaine Weed

Elaine Weed, longtime resident of Turlock passed away in Concord, CA at age 92.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Tina Brandt

Tina Brandt, 78, passed away on April 18, 2012.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


John “Jack” Wheeler Bennett

Jack Bennett, 92, of Turlock, passed away at Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock. He lived in the Bay Area, Walnut Creek, and San Andreas before settling in Modesto in 1960 In 1941, he married Dorothy M. Wigell, and during WWII Jack served as an U.S. Army Tech Sergeant. . They moved to Covenant Village of Turlock in 1998. Jack was a salesman for most of his working years and attended Covenant churches of San Andreas, Modesto, and Turlock. He enjoyed dancing, golf, music, watching sports and loved spending time with family. Jack was known for his integrity and a ...

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Leon Brooks

Donald Brooks, 78, died April 14, 2012 at Forest Hill Health and Rehab, East Moline, IL. Donald was born on Oct. 10, 1933 in Missouri to Harvey George and Laura Anne Brooks.

April 20, 2012 | | OBITS


Piur Babajani

April 17, 2012 | | OBITS


Wilhelm Hack

April 17, 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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