Lenore was born in the Windy City, Chicago, to parents Wright and Cleta Mae Butterbaugh. Oak Park, Ill. was her home through grade school and high school. She attended Manchester College in Indiana where she met her future husband, Gene Palsgrove. They were married June 1, 1946. After graduating from college in 1948, Lenore and Gene accepted a challenging assignment directing a community rehabilitation project in South Modesto. Daughters, Kathleen and Rebecca, arrived during this tenure.
Irene Velma Casey, 93, passed away with her family by her side. She is survived by her children, Gene Casey and Colleen Whitcomb, both of Hughson; brother, Alfred Black of Hughson; six grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
Diana Lee Pfeil, 65, of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at Emanuel Medical Center, with her family by her side. Diana has was born in Turlock and after moving away for some time she returned to Turlock, and resided here for the last 29 years.
Stewart Wells Bradley, 81, of Oakdale slipped away very early Christmas morning, at his Oakdale home after a very long illness. Stewart was born in Modesto on Aug. 11, 1928 to Owen and Adrienne Bradley. He was raised in Modesto and graduated from Modesto High School in February 1947.
On Jan. 1, 2010, Johnnie Lee Womack passed away suddenly in Merced. Mr. Womack was born and raised in Merced. He moved to Oklahoma and worked for an oil refining company for five years, until he was injured on the job. He then settled back to Merced, where he like to fish.
Terry Lynn Jones, 47, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Merced after an acute illness. She was a native of Santa Cruz and had only lived in Merced for about a year. She previously resided in Chowchilla for 22 years. She loved horses and her dog, Ziggy.
Retired teacher, Braille translator, and beloved wife and mother, Joyce Burton, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on Jan. 2, 2010. Aged 84, Joyce lived with her husband of 64 years, Donald Burton, at Covenant Village in Turlock for the past six years. Following their marriage in 1945, Joyce and Donald lived in the Northern California communities of Berkeley, Redwood City, San Bruno and Granite Bay. After her graduation from the University of Washington in 1945, Joyce devoted her time to raising her family. In 1965, she returned to school, earning her teaching credential and a MBA at San ...
Kenneth Jepson passed peacefully away in his sleep at the age of 80 in January 2010. Kenneth was born to Horace and Clare Jepson in Birmingham, England and moved to California in 1967 with his beloved wife, Jean. Kenneth was a mechanical plant and project engineer and lived in Modesto since 1970. He was a Toast Master for 11 years, belonged to the Handicapped Society and was a "Young at heart" instructor. Kenneth was always willing to assist in fundraising for the Modesto Symphony Guild and was an avid supporter of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. He enjoyed traveling and returned ...
Nova Menzies, 89, was born to Robert and Mary Wattle in Caruthersville, MO. They moved to Indio, Calif. after World War II and then soon moved on to Turlock. Nova worked in the food service industry and at a local doughnut shop for years. In 1976, she married Vernon Menzies and together they worked long days six days a week to keep the Penguin Ice Cream Company going. They traveled around in their own plane when they were able to take breaks from their work schedule. They belonged to the Turlock VFW.
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.
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.