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Thomas Ramirez

Thomas passed from this earth on Feb. 4, 2011. He was born on Dec. 3, 1945, to Albert Ramirez and Liola Sears. Thomas was originally from Scottsbluff, Neb., but lived in Stanislaus County with his wife Laura for the past five years. They traveled around for several years before settling in Modesto.
Thomas, a man of very strong beliefs, kind, passionate and dedicated, spent most of his life as a plumber. He had many other passions and accomplishments throughout his life. He was a devout Catholic, a wonderful teacher and a strong leader. He is my guardian angel.
Thomas leaves ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Delton Dale Nyman

Delton Nyman, 70, of Hilmar, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at his home on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
He was truly a life-long Hilmar resident, since he was born on the south side of August Avenue and passed away on the north side. He was the third generation raised on the same dairy site and was in partnership with his brother Lloyd on the dairy since the early 1970s. He attended Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar High School in 1958. During school he played basketball and was active in FFA. He was an Army veteran ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Marina Kay Atherton

Marina K. Atherton, 60, of Modesto, was born in Inglewood and passed away unexpectedly Thursday at Doctors Medical Center.
Marina moved to Modesto in 1959, and attended local schools graduating from Davis High School in 1969. In 1970 she married George Atherton.
She enjoyed sewing and knitting, and baking throughout the year. Every holiday was made special by her artistic touch in the kitchen, making her treats unique and much appreciated by her loved ones. She also liked pottery-making and gardening with her grandchildren, especially in her strawberry patch. In recent years she enjoyed playing bingo on facebook.
Marina is ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Patricia Ann Pierce

Patricia Ann Pierce, 78, passed away Feb. 7, 2011, at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.
She was born in September 1932 to Ivan and Gladys Wilharm in Waterloo, Iowa. She lived in Plainfield, Iowa and married James Pierce in 1951. They moved to the Bay Area in 1959, then moved to Denair in
1971. She lived in Pine Mountain in 1993, before she settled back to Denair in 2000.
She was an instructional aide for Denair Unified School District from 1977 until 1992. She belonged to the Denair Friends Church, and was a volunteer for the AWANA Monte Vista ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Gailya “Gay” Carroll

Gailya "Gay" Carroll, 77, former Livingston resident from 1964-2007, passed away on Feb. 7, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. A private family burial will be held in Decatur, Texas and the memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Christ Church Assembly of God in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edwin G. Carroll; son, Steve Carroll and his wife, Julie of Modesto; daughters, Lory Leacock and her husband, Rob of Fort Worth and Gay Carroll and her husband, Ray Haring of Sacramento; grandchildren, Susan Leacock of Forth Worth and ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Wesley “Dick” Ernest Browning

Wesley Ernest Browning was born on June 3, 1916 to proud parents Tom and Lou Browning. He was one of eight brothers and three sisters.
He worked in the Texas CCC Camps. He proudly served in WW II. When he returned home he married Bernice Lillian Browning. They had five children, four boys and one girl.
Wesley moved his family to Porterville in the 1940s, and they lived there 20 years until moving to Modesto, where he lived for 40 years.
Wesley provided for his family as a self-taught butcher, a foreman on a cattle ranch for John Wayne, and ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Sandra Jane Burns

Sandra Burns, 55, of Turlock, passed away at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Beckley, W.V. to Charles and Alma Plumley in 1955. Sandra was raised in Shady Spring, W.V. She met Larry Burns in 1973, and they married in 1975. Larry was in the Marines, so they lived in many places, until they finally settled in Turlock in 1987. Sandra was a security guard for Crime Tex Security and a housewife. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, watching the SciFi channel and her pets.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 36 years, Larry Burns of Turlock; her children ...

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Mary Genevieve Pereira

Mary Pereira, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Elness Convalescent Hospital on Wednesday. Mary was born in Hughson to Casmiro and Arminda Espinola. She grew up in Hughson until her marriage to Marion Pereira in 1947. At that time they moved to Turlock. They have been members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was active in the Young Ladies Institute and the Sacred Heart Mothers' Guild. In addition to her homemaking, Mary enjoyed gardening and needlework. Her family has been a vital part of her life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Robert Mosher Disney

Bob Disney, 88, of Modesto, went home to be with the Lord after a short but brave battle with cancer, with his loving family at his side. Bob was born in Lewistown, Mont. to Charles and Evangeline Disney. He grew up in Ballico and graduated from high school in Livingston. He attended MJC, UC Berkeley, and Stanislaus State. After working at various jobs, Bob became an accountant for M&ET Railroad, retiring after 19 years of employment there.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Cheryl D. Collins

Cheryl Davis Collins, 62, passed away Feb. 1 with her family by her side at her residence in Modesto.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Don Louis Burnett

Don Louis Burnett passed away unexpectedly at the age of 75. He was dearly loved by his wife, Linda Stotts-Burnett; children, David, Christopher and Nancy; step children, Debbi, Robin and Stefani and their spouses; and many grandchildren. We love you and miss you.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Marjorie Alfrida Johnson Flood

Marjorie Johnson Flood was born to parents, Hulda Alfrida Mattson and Ernest Nathaniel Johnson, on a farm on Green Lake in Isanti County, Minn. Her four siblings preceded her in death, two in infancy, and adult brothers, Russell and Marvin.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Ruby Sue Stambaugh

Ruby Sue Stambaugh, 95, of Lodi, died on Tuesday. She was born in March 1915 in Norris, Okla.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Everette Franklin LaFollette

Everette Franklin LaFollette graduated from this life to Glory and into the presence of his Savior on Feb. 2 at age 84.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Jenny “Ruth” Waltrip

Ruth Waltrip was born December 1924 in Madera to the late Irving and Neva Moody. She was an office clerk for a printing company for many years. She settled in Turlock 13 years ago and passed away at Paramount Court in Turlock on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


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Gladys Sylvia Rodrick

Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

July 02, 2015 | | OBITS


William “Willie” C Sweeten

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Joe Mills

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


John Walter Guy, Jr.

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.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Leonard Caetano Mendonca

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Helen Cecilia Smith

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.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Elyn Jean Gregg

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.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Judith Dian Anderson

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.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Desirae Crystal Crittenden

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 ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Jose Natal Sousa

Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Acosta-Cornick

My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynjte Weeds

Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


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