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Marciano Virgen

Marciano Virgen, 79, of Patterson, died Jan. 22. He was a farm laborer for 50 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Patterson. He enjoyed spending time outdoors at his ranch in Mexico and especially spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Genoveva Virgen, of Patterson; 13 children, Socorro Salas and her husband, Juan, of Patterson, Magdalena Virgen of Mexico, Alberto Virgen and his wife, Marta, of Patterson, Alfredo Virgen and his wife, Celia, of Patterson, Ramon Virgen and his wife, Hilda, of Chino Hills, Jesus Virgen and his ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Edward Newton Davis

Edward Davis, 84, of Denair, was born in Anadarko, Okla. to Lee and Faith Davis. He started his schooling in a one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma. His family moved to California in the 1930s and he attended Turlock schools before being drafted into the Army at age 18. He was called to serve in World War II while he was still in high school. After the war he was working at Montgomery Ward in Turlock when he met and married the love of his life, Betty Mae Moore. They moved to Santa Cruz and Edward got started in the road construction ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Judith Marie Stapleton

Judith Marie Stapleton, 69, of Denair, passed away on Jan. 13. She was born in April 1941 in Minneapolis, Minn. She moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. as a young child. She graduated from high school in 1960, and went on to become an airline attendant. She later worked in collections for 25 years. In 1994, she moved to California to be closer to her family.
Judy enjoyed her family and friends. Her friendships were very dear to her and she found true joy in her grandchildren. She always called them her "precious moments." She will be missed dearly.
Judith ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Manuel Mendes Cota

Manuel Mendes Cota, 84, of Hilmar, died Jan. 22. He was a bartender for 36 years and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock.
He is survived by his wife, Noemia dos Milagres Mancebo Cota of Hilmar; sons, Joaquim Francisco Cota and his wife, Lania, of Brasil and Manuel Jose Cota and his wife, Nazare, of Oregon; daughters, Maria Noemia Cota Pereira of Brasil, Maria Nair Dinis of Hilmar and Margaret M. Cota of Brasil; grandchildren, Glaucio Cota, Kamila Pereira Camara, Mariana Cota and Amanda Cota; several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Services were held. Burial ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Jose Inocente Leal

Jose Leal was born in Mexico to Trinidad Leal and Ramona Salinas. Eighteen years later Jose came to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. Jose settled in Delhi in 1951.
He worked as a union representative and foreman at Foster Farms for over 33 years. Jose met and married Bertha Tamayo in 1982. He also enjoyed going to the casinos with his family.
He leaves behind his children, Karen Leal, Sharon Leal, Joey Leal, Tina Leal, Frank Leal, Norma O'Hanlon, Tony Leal and Michael Tilley; five sisters and two brothers; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Edgar “Eddie” Robinson

Edgar "Eddie" Robinson, 75, of the Central Valley, died Jan. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born in Oakland and lived in Southern California until he moved to Northern California in 1978. Eddie settled in Modesto in 1985 and lived just a few days in Turlock before he passed away. He was a carpenter for 35 years.
He is survived by his six children, Jeff Robinson, Lora Robinson, Robin Robinson, Lance Robinson, Liz Gessele and Scott Robinson; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Diane Guill or Orlando, Fla., Carol Looker of ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Nina Eloise McCulla

Nina, who went home to the Lord on Thursday, lived a very full 100 years. She was born in Adrian, Mich. and lived there until age 6. Her family had moves to Corona, Whittier, Los Angeles and Inglewood, Calif. After her marriage in the 1930s, they moved to Hollydale, Calif. Here she raised three children. She loved her family and was loved by them all. Her favorite times were birthdays and holidays, when she would prepare large meals and special deserts and birthday cakes. Everyone was her friend, as she was able to talk to everyone. She always had a ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


William Eugene Hill

William Hill, 88, of Turlock, passed away at his home on Tuesday. Bill was born in Marlow, Okla. as one of 11 children born to General and Mina Hill. He grew up and graduated from high school in Marlow, Okla. and later served in the Army overseas during World War II.
Bill is survived by his wife, Lee Hill of Turlock; and daughter, Jeanne Hill of North Hollywood.
His interment will be at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Oklahoma. Memorials may be considered for the SPCA of Stanislaus County, 4733 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA 95357.
Please leave memories and condolences ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Leroy Darin Frye

Leroy Frye, 46, of Turlock, passed away on Thursday. He was born in Sunnyside, Wash. to Melvin J. Frye, Sr. and Deana J. Frye. When he was 1 year old the family moved to Anderson, Calif., and then moved to Happy Valley when he was 11. As a teen Leroy responded to a challenge to learn auto mechanics. By getting a van running he was rewarded by his parents and was able to keep that van. That was the beginning of a career of driving and repairing trucks, especially diesel trucks. Through the years he received further training and certification ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Annie C. Ellis

Annie C. Ellis, 92, of Turlock, died Thursday morning after a long illness.
She is survived by her children, Roy B. Ellis and Joy Rinehart; and brothers, Eddie Homer and Bob Homer. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Burton Ellis; parents, John and Florence Homer; and sister, Lillian Conner.
An interment service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Chapel of the Flowers Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park.
Please share your memories and condolences at www.turlockmemorialpark.com.

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Robin Ashley Alves

Robin lived her life as if there was no tomorrow. She was versatile in her friends and relationships and moved easily between lifestyles – whether it was a cowgirl riding horses to a biker on the back of a motorcycle. Robin had a tight circle of friends that she loved to go out and spend time with.
Outside of her circle of friends, Robin touched the lives of many others. Family was a key aspect of her life and she always made an effort to stay close to those who mattered. After her father passed away, she rejuvenated her focus on ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Angela Jean Rodriquez

Angela Rodriguez, 42, of Ceres lost her valiant battle with sickness at Kaiser Permanente in Modesto on Wednesday.
She was born in Daly City to Jack and Claudia Hermann. After growing up and graduating from high school in the Pleasanton area, Angela was married to Humberto Rodriguez in Hawaii. She was known in this area for her love of life and for her work in the health insurance industry. Most of all, Angela loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, cooking for them and scrapbooking family memories.
Angela is survived by her loving husband, Humberto; sons, Samuel and ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


George Feland Shelton

George Feland Shelton, 82, died on Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. His family gathered around George and gave meaningful farewells to the much-loved patriarch.
George was born in Orrville, Ohio, the son of A.L. and Dabney Shelton. The family soon moved to Charleston, S.C., where George and his brother, Charles, grew up. George graduated from Porter Military Academy in 1946, and Clemson University in 1951, after which time he joined the military. While serving as an Army officer in Berlin after World War II, George met and married the love of his life, Mary Rose Swadell, daughter ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Ronald W. Jessee

Ronald W. Jessee was born on Jan. 2, 1952 in Turlock to Marion (Jerry ) and Marie Jessee. He passed away at the age of 59 on Jan. 20, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center.
Ron graduated from Denair High School where he loved playing football, basketball and baseball. He then attended Azusa Pacific University and CSU Stanislaus where he played baseball.
In high school Ron met his beautiful wife, Pamela Jessee, and they were married on June 29, 1974. Together they had two loving children, Jerry and Nicole.
For the past 35 years, Ron has worked as a glass installer and ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Lydia M. Gallardo

Lydia "Lily" M. Gallardo, 71, of Turlock went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lydia was born in February 1939 in Turlock to Lizandro and Francisca Meza. She married Augustine V. Gallardo in 1958. Lydia was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be greatly missed by her family members and many friends. Lydia had really strong faith in the Lord that sustained her throughout her life and was an active member of the Apostolic Assembly Church ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


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Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald loved life...so much so, that when an eager opponent, "Cancer" challenged him in the ring he willingly accepted and fought to knock out the Big C! Iron Mike continued to fight until the end and left this world surrounded by his adoring fans...his wife, Diana McDonald, brother David McDonald, daughters Michele (Ray) VanNieuwenhuyzen, Melanie (Brian) Krigbaum and Manda (Paul) Hardy, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. His legacy will live on every time his fans eat a wonderful meal, take in a local sporting event, support the arts, gather together for a cup of coffee, have ...

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Sol Mark

Sol Mark of Delhi passed away on January 22, 2015 at the age of 83 in Turlock, CA. He is survived by his loving wife Lema; his four children: Sherry, Karen, David and Steven; and his three grandchildren: Marissa, Megan and Mason. He was loved by many and had many friends. He will be forever in our memories as life will not be the same without him. He was our steadfast rock. We loved him and honor him.

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Martha Johnson

Martha Joan Johnson, age 55, of Turlock passed away due to Diabetes-related complications on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Doctors Medical Center.

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Cora Lee Bell

Cora Lee Bell, age 95, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Monday

January 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Loretta Jane Storment

She is survived by her husband John Storment; children Charlene (Wayne) Fry of Turlock and Cathleen Siler of Delhi; stepchildren Edward Storment and Jennifer Storment, both of Delhi; brother Ed (Alice) Suszynski of June Lake, CA; grandchildren Jaime, Kathryn, Eric, Kayla and Ricardo; great grandchildren Aleigha, Bryson, Ryleigh, Lauryn and Madison.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Douglas Ross Hake

He is survived by his son Benjamin Hake of Denair; siblings Robert (Vicky) Hake of Denair, Linda (Ted) Pinson of Ohio, Sandra (Allen) Niles of Wyoming; and two grandchildren Marcus and Nicolas Hake of Denair. Doug was preceded in death by his wife Josephine in 2004, his parents Leland and Margaret Hake, and sister Carol Alford.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Launa “Lee” Dixon

Launa was born in Hazard County, Kentucky to James and Cassie Begley and passed away at the age of 80 in Turlock, California. She was one of eight children who grew up in a modest home in Kentucky. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Oakland, California. She graduated from Biola University, where she also met her husband Ted Dixon; together they shared 45 years of marriage until he passed away in 2006.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Elaine Hritz

She is survived by her daugters Tamara and Kelin Hritz; adopted daughter Christine Alcantara; brother Ken Feliciano; Godson/nephew Carl Rose; nieces Megan and Kristin Feliciano; nieces/nephews William and Paula Fredson; cousin Kimberly Vally; her best friends Roxanne Grubb, Judi Price and Pamela McGuire, and her dogs Copper, Lucky, Puppy and Maggy.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Jonah Peter Parker

Jonah Peter Parker, son of Adam and Danae Parker, was born at 10:41 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2015 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, CA. He weighed 5 lbs., 4 oz. and was 17.5 inches tall. He spent his short time on Earth in the arms of his loving parents. Jonah passed into the arms of his Heavenly Father just one hour after he was born.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


William Cox Thornton Jr.

Survived by his children William Cox Thornton III (son), Kelby Thornton (daughter) Tamara Thornton (daughter in law) and Alina Thornton (granddaughter). He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Thornton.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Larry J. Smith

Larry is survived by his wife Beverley Smith, two children: Jenae Smith Worsham (Bill) and Byran Smith (Holly), grandkids: Dusty Worsham and Zane Smith, mother-in-law: Patricia Cash, sisters: Geneva Herrington Meza (Gil) and Kathy Smith Specker (Dan), parents: Charles Smith (Donna) and preceded in death by his mother Bernice Smith and father-in-law Bill Cash.

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Rinks Atushi Sano

Rinks Atsushi Sano was born on Bacon Island in the Sacramento Delta to Suyehichi and Tsute Sano. He passed away on Friday afternoon at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. His father moved his family to Yerington, Nevada when Rinks was a toddler to work as a sharecropper. After living in Nevada for a few years, the family moved to Livingston to work in farming for the Kishi family. Rinks graduated from Livingston High School in 1940. In 1942, Executive Order 9066 forced Rinks and his family first to the Merced Assembly Center at the Merced Fairgrounds, and then on to ...

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Marian E. Ciriscioli

Marian Ciriscioli, 90, of Turlock passed away January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving

January 27, 2015 | | OBITS


Warren Eugene Brown

Warren is survived by his two daughters Cheryl Santos of Newman, CA and Joanie Hall of Torrance, CA, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his second wife Margaret Brown and his son Gary Eugene Brown in 2006, one sister and one brother.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


Ann Marie Rochin

She is survived by her children Roxanne Eaves, Michelle (Jermaine Davis) Howard and Andrew Rochin; father Donald Rochin; siblings Donna Marr, Anthony Rochin and Mark Rochin and six grandchildren Tyler, Jacqueline, D'Mya, Janessa, Jasmine and Darwin. Ann is preceded in death by her mother and sister Janet Barrios.

January 22, 2015 | | OBITS


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