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Joseph Makita

Joseph Makita, 85, of Delhi, was born on April 20, 1925, in Cressey and passed away on March 11 in Delhi.
He was an auto mechanic for 63 years and Dow Hammond was his last employer. He was one of Jehovah Witnesses in Delhi. He enjoyed taking pictures, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Makita of Delhi; son, Joe Makita, Jr. and his wife, Melissa of Delhi; daughters, Paula Blumenschein and her husband, John of Goshen, Ky. and Jodi Dahlquist and her husband, Mark of Salida; sisters, Ellen ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Katherine Dolores Tarone

Katherine Tarone, 90, passed away at her home in Capitola. She was born to Albert and Clara Coker in Stevinson and grew up in Stevinson, where her mother, "Trixie," served as the postmistress. She graduated from Hilmar High School and married Natale Tarone in 1931. She kept their home while her husband went off to serve in World War II. She worked for 18 years as a ticket agent for the local Greyhound Bus depot. She also managed apartments both here and in the Santa Cruz area. Katherine was active in church activities throughout her life. Her husband passed away ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Felipe Garcia Maldonado

Felipe Maldonado, 44, of Turlock passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 26. He was born in Redwood City to Clementa and Nora Maldonado in 1966. In 1978, his family moved to Turlock, and he graduated from Turlock High School in 1985. He worked for Tri-Valley Growers. He enjoyed woodworking, building things and gardening.
Felipe is survived by siblings, Randy Beers of Woodland, Richard Beers of Turlock, Robert Beers of New Jersey and Jackie Durant of San Jose. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Jay R. Ramer, Jr.

Visitation for Jay R. Ramer, Jr. will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway in Turlock. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, also at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Please see for more information and to leave memories and condolences.

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

William “Bill” T. Butterworth

Bill Butterworth, of Turlock, was born in San Rafael to Mary and William Butterworth, Sr. on Jan. 27, 1933. He died at age 78 on March 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Bill's family moved to Turlock in 1942, and he attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After graduating in 1952, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he was stationed on the U.S.S. O'Brien DD725. After serving for two years he returned to Turlock and worked for Snider Buick Co.
Bill worked for Pacific Bell/AT&T for 39 years, where he met the ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Marjorie “Jean” Jensen

Marjorie Jean Jensen, she was known as Jean by her friends and family, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center.
Jean was a long time resident of Hilmar. She was president of the PTA, and belonged to several quilting groups for years. She was also a committed member of the Helping Hands Organization for over eight years. Jean was a great help to her husband on their ranch for so many years. Besides being an avid member of her church, The Assembly of God Pentecostal, she was a great cook and was always very welcoming to her friends and family. She ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Agatha L. Ware

A grave side service for Agatha L. Ware was held Friday, March 11 at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your condolences at

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Rosa da Silva

Rosa da Silva, 94, of Turlock, was born on Oct. 31, 1916 in Agualva, Terceira, Azores and passed away on March 5 in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 58 years and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by son, Jose da Silva and his wife, Isilda of Artesia; daughter, Grimoalda Dias of Turlock; brothers, Adelino Avila of Massachusetts and Francisco Avila of Brasil; grandchildren, Connie Galhano, Paulo Dias, Carlos Dias, Robert da Silva, Donald da Silva and Diane da Silva; and great grandchildren, Megan Dias, Lindsey Dias, Briana Dias, Chloe Dias ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Johnny Fay Seratte

Johnny Seratte, 82, of Delhi, passed away on Tuesday at Emanuel Medical Center. Johnny was born in Prairie Grove, AR to John and Bertha Seratte in 1928. In 1948, he joined the Navy and had served until 1950. Johnny lived most of his adult life in the Bay Area. In 1998, he and his wife settled in Delhi. He attended Valley Hope Community Church in Turlock and enjoyed fishing, camping and RVing. Family was his life.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife, Rachel Seratte; children, Mary Seratte of Lakeview, Donald Seratte of Union City and Walter Groff of Rocklin ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Consolacion Rose Hipolito

Rose Hipolito, 75, of Stockton, passed away peacefully March 2. She was born in Maui, Hawaii and moved to Delhi at the age of 19. She retired after 35 plus years from the San Joaquin County Social Services. She was an avid church volunteer and was always willing to help a person in need.
Rose is survived by her sister, Connie (Ralph) Kehano of Stockton; husband, Frank Hipolito, Sr.; sons, Frank Hipolito, Jr. of Stockton, Anthony Hipolito of Elk Grove and Danny Hipolito of Stockton; daughter, Catherine Rodriguez of Modesto; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Private services are being ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Stanley Powell Lundahl

"Turlock Journal, Dec. 17, 1909 . . .
. . . The stork was abroad Monday evening (12/12) and in his travels he left a fine seven-pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Lundahl . . ."
Stanley Lundahl, age 101, a resident of Oceano, was born at home in Turlock. He died in Oceano-Arroyo Grande where he'd lived for the past 45 years.
His parents were pioneer Turlockers C. V. and Clara Lundahl. Clara was born in the Mother Lode town of Volcano, Calif. and moved with her family to Turlock as a child in 1884. Charles came from Iowa with his ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Rebecca Elizabeth Huntington

Becky Huntington, 48 of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in San Jose and attended schools in Modesto and San Jose. After graduating from High School she completed further studies at a Career College for her work in medical records administration. She was a hard worker. In addition to working in radiology and admitting at Emanuel Medical Center, Becky worked a second job to help make ends meet and to take care of her boys.

Becky was also a positive, out-going, happy, fun-loving person. She enjoyed reading, playing games, going to the movies, supporting her ...

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

Marie Kennedy

On March 3, 2011, Marie Kennedy, beloved wife, sister, cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother left this world peacefully with family surrounding her. She was reunited in heaven with her parents, William Arvil and Robbie Marie Pratt and her youngest sister, Sue Pratt Ellis.

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

George Piro

George Piro was born on Nov. 27, 1955, in Tehran, Iran to Peiro and Zina Piro. As a young boy George often accompanied his father to work at Café Argentine, the family restaurant. Once there he would convince his dad to let him go to the movie theater right next door where his love of movies began.

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

Mario Santana Guillen

Mario Guillen Santana, 62, of Delhi, passed away on March 4, 2011. He was born in Timbineo los Contreras, Zitacuaro, Michuacan, Mexico to Ambrocio and Josefina Guillen in 1948.

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

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Marjorie Lorraine Miller

Marjorie Miller, 92, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Marjorie was born in Texas, one of 6 children born to Mr & Mrs Harrelson. She was raised in Missouri and attended schools in Missouri. She married Charles "Chuck" Edward Miller in Prineville, Oregon in 1945. Chuck and Marjorie and her family ran a commercial fishing business in Kenai, Alaska. She was a housewife and was involved with running the family business for 50 years.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Thomas Patrick Devine

Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.

May 19, 2015 | Nancy Angel | OBITS

Larry Tyrone Dinwiddie

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Carolyn, siblings Lloyd, Rose. He is survived by children Barbara Rodrigues and Gary Dinwiddie and siblings Marilyn, Bob and many extended family.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS

Donald Leon Swanson

Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS

Raymond Verner Larson

Raymond Larson, 75, was born in Turlock to Verner and Edith Larson. He died Saturday in Modesto.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


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