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George Espinola

George Espinola, 88, of Hughson passed away peacefully in his sleep at Country Manor Samaritan Village in Hughson. George lived in Hughson all of his life. He joined the Army and served as a Field Lineman in the 84th Infantry Division and the 335th Infantry Regiment in WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland Campaign and was instrumental in releasing POWs held in the concentration camps. Upon returning home from the Army, he stayed in Hughson where he farmed with his father for a few ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Donald Lee Warnke

Donald was born to Charles and Mildred Warnke in 1938. He was a mechanic all his life and for the last 20 years he worked as a mechanic doing maintenance at Turlock Country Club.
Don is survived by his siblings, Jean Posadas of Hayward, Jackie Rutherford of Lebanon, Ore. and Sherry Brace of Rocklin; companion, Sylvia Geddie; daughters, Angie (Jerry) Reed of Turlock, Cindy Wise of Tracy and Melissa Medina of Newman; grandchildren, Jeremy Reed, Cassandra Wise, Zack Wise, Christopher Medina, Aaron Medina, Jr. Medina, Marco Medina, Thomas Medina and Alyssa Medina; and great grandchildren, Javanni Medina and Zaiden Medina ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24 at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She recently lived in St. Thomas retirement center, which she enjoyed very much. Saundra was an artist with a passion for ballroom dancing. She enjoyed cats and loved to travel.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Anita Torres

Anita went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday in Livingston, where she was a resident for over 30 years. She was born on July 28, 1953 in Agrullo, Jalisco, Mexico. She was a caregiver for many children in the community. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, knitting, watching Western movies and fishing with her husband.
Anita is survived by her husband, Mike R. Torres; three sons, Richard Torres, Steve Torres and Bobby Torres; three daughters, Justine Torres, Michelle Torres and Susie Torres-Lohman; 13 grandchildren and two great grand children.
A public visitation for family and friends will ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Henry J. DeBoer

A memorial service for Henry J. DeBoer is pending at the First United Methodist Church. Allen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements; please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com.

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Carmen B. Estrada

Carmen B. Estrada was born into life June 28, 1932 in Fresno. She was the loving wife of John Estrada and is survived by eight children, 27 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Please leave your condolences with www ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


William Stanley Miller

On Nov. 30, 2010, William "Stan" Stanley Miller passed away in Turlock. He was just three months shy of his 90th birthday.
Stan was born in Escalon and proud of his Swedish and Lutheran heritage. He grew up in the San Jose area, attending San Jose and Campbell High Schools. Stan served in the National Guard for a period of six years, and saw combat in three major campaigns of World War II in the Pacific. Stan was actually on the beach in the Philippines when he witnessed General Mac Arthur's triumphant return in person. He left the military ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Patrick Alan Patterson

Patrick Patterson, 37, of Modesto passed away unexpectedly at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Thanksgiving Day. Patrick was born in Modesto and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from San Lorenzo High School in Hayward and studied Journalism at Cal State Hayward. Patrick was well known in the area as a sports writer for the San Francisco Examiner and as a blogger for the Oakland Raiders. His family knew him as a generous, loving man. He will be greatly missed.
Patrick is survived by his father, Michael (Sheila) Patterson of Oklahoma; mother, Patricia (Henry) Rodriguez of Modesto ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Ercil Earl Strong

Our beloved husband, father, brother, fishing buddy and storyteller, Ercil Strong, who was born in Ava, Mo. on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center.
He served in two branches of the military - the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He was a combat medic in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, Calif. as ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Richard Repke

Jerry Richard Repke, 56, of Sonora entered eternal life on Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center after battling a cancerous brain tumor. He was born in Superior, Wis. to Ronald and Norma Mae Repke. He moved to California in 1956 after the death of his father, Ronald Repke. Jerry loved the outdoors - camping, fishing, and gold panning. He especially liked sitting by the campfire.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Repke; brother, Ronald Repke Jr.; and sisters, Charlotte Woods and Linda Thoorsell. He is survived by his mother, Norma Klaschus; step-father, Irvin Klaschus; brothers, Daniel Repke and ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Josephine Clement

Josephine Clement, 85, of Turlock was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Los Angeles and passed away on Dec. 6, 2010, in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by Nance J. Clement of Turlock; son, Joseph Clement of Turlock; grandchildren, Jennifer Clement of Colorado, Kristy Pain of Modesto and Angelina Steel of Modesto; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Rosary ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then recently St. Thomas Catholic. Her interests included drawing and ballroom dancing.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira; and nieces, Julia Miles and Carrie Richards. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Maximiana Valdez Garcia

Visitation will start today at 8 a.m. for Maximiana Valdez Garcia, with a funeral Rosary to follow at 3 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary located at 247 N. Broadway, Turlock. Interment will take place in Jardin de la Esperanza, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
She is survived by her four children, Juana Valdez-Garcia, Eloiza Zazueta, Maria P. Carbollo and Jesus Francesco Valdez; four siblings; and 22 grandchildren.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Melville Andre Christiansen

Melville Andre Christiansen, 88, passed away Dec. 5, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (1995), devoted father of Pamela Christiansen-Colon, loving grandfather of Olivia Wetherbee and Vincent (Brodi) Wetherbee, cherished great grandfather of Wyatt and Evangeline Wetherbee, and fond uncle and great uncle. He was also a proud WW II Army veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, CA 95841. Interment will be private.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Otheo “LeRoy” Choat

LeRoy Choat, 62, of Turlock passed away at home with his family at his side on Friday, Dec. 3. He was born in Geary, Okla. to Otheo and Lula Choat in 1947. LeRoy lived in Linden, Tenn. and Turlock throughout his life. He was a master mechanic and at the end of his career he owned Tom's Creek Boat Motor Repair in Tennessee. He enjoyed gold panning and was an outdoorsman. He was a master at making moonshine.
LeRoy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula Choat; children, Otheo LeRoy Choat, Jr. of Washington, Karen Sue Navaro ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


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Joel Allen Burnett

Joel Allen Burnett passed away Thursday after a long illness. One of five children and born in Turlock, CA to John and Joan Burnett, Joel lived his entire life in the Central Valley. Joel started his career off as a carpenter in the construction trade. He was a strong individual with a fun-loving nature. Joel would give anyone the shirt off his back even if it was his last shirt. He helped many people through the lowest points in their lives. He was a good friend to all and a wonderful uncle and grand-uncle. Joel enjoyed riding his bike and ...

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lonnie Joseph Brunson

Lon Brunson was not so much a man of great faith…. as he was a man of faith in a GREAT GOD! He was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2014 and is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Arlene Annie Huber

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Huber. Arlene is survived by her children: George Huber, Gloria McCormick, Linda Stopher, William Huber, Robert Huber, Mary Vieira; and 19 grandchildren. She has one surviving sibling, Kenneth Troutman, whom she loved dearly.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Anne Shaw

Anne Shaw, 80, of Turlock, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born in Oronogo, Missouri August 27, 1934 to Carroll and Maude Weathers, she spent much of her childhood in Bisbee Arizona before her family moved to Los Angeles following the death of her father. There, She graduated from Manual Arts High School, and attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she began dating Donald Shaw. They married in 1955, and settled in Turlock in 1962 after Donald had completed his Masters at UCLA .

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lucille Joyce Wells (nee Schoonhoven)

Lucille Joyce Wells died December 7, 2014, at Brandel Manor in Turlock. Joyce, as she was known to her family and friends, was born February 4, 1933, to Henry and Marie Schoonhoven (nee Hoogeveen) in Steen, MN. At the age of 9, she moved with her family to Ripon, CA, graduating from Ripon High School, to begin work as a secretary and later an office manager for various locally owned companies.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


Jessie Faye Bertholf

Jessie Bertholf, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on December 6, 2014 at Paramount Court Senior Living where she resided for the past 3+ years.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


Joanne Miller

Joanne Miller (75) of Lathrop, CA, passed away November 29, 2014 in San Diego, CA. Born August 14, 1939 in Placerville, CA, She is predeceased by her parents, Robert A. Rushing of Tuolumne, CA and Alice D. Thomas of Stockton, CA, and her late husband, S. Ross Miller of Turlock, CA. Joanne went to Stockton College and graduated in 1957.

December 11, 2014 | | OBITS


June Jean Johnson

June Johnson, 88, of Turlock, passed away at home after a long illness. June was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Samuel and Merle Hawker. She graduated from Glenwood, Iowa High School at age 16. She attended business college in Omaha, then moved with her mother to Glendale California. At age 19 she placed her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior and then attended Biola College where she received her Bachelors' and LVN Nursing Degrees. She met Al Johnson while they were doing beach evangelism at Hermosa Beach. They were married in 1953. June and Al spent 39 years ...

December 09, 2014 | | OBITS


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