A memorial service for Helen Walters, 92, of Modesto, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 W. American Ave., Hilmar. It will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Metcalf. Burial will be private.
A graveside service for Angelito and Arturo Lopez-Torres born, who were born and died Feb. 17, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Winton Cemetery, 7651 Walnut Ave., Winton. It will be officiated by Father Pedro Olmos.
Daniela Alejandra Ramirez, 13, was granted her angel wings on Feb. 20, 2010. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends who Daniela had touched in some small way throughout her short, yet very memorable life. She was born in Mexico and lived in Turlock and then Patterson, before she settled in Ceres in 2007. She enjoyed music and attending school.
Fred Haney, 67, passed away Feb. 16, 2010, at U.C.S.F. in San Francisco. He was born December 1942 in Oakland to Mack and Juanita Haney. He moved to Modesto in 1963, before he settled in Turlock. He was a glazier for 33 years. He belonged to Glazier Union Local and Moose Lodge #1679. His interests included his grandchildren, hot rods, dune buggies and boating.
Cliff McBeath, 88, of Turlock, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, Lady, on Tuesday, Feb. 16. He was born in Humboldt, Kansas to James and Elsie McBeath. He lived most of his adult life in California. He lived and worked in San Bernardino for years as a carpenter. Cliff retired in 1982, after working as the head of maintenance for the California State Dept of Agriculture at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for 27 years. He was married to Esther Marion Markusen for 53 years before she passed away in January 1999. He married Lady Laudine Petersen ...
Robert H. Gomer passed away Feb. 16 at St. Francis Assisted Living in Turlock. Bob was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas to Robert Sr. of Tennessee and Myrtle ne Watson of Texas. He moved to Turlock with his wife, Winifred (Winnie), and his daughter, Roberta, in 1950, after serving in the Pacific as a gunner on US Navy Destroyer USS Sumner during WW II. Bob bought Turlock Marble and Granite Works after his father-in-law, Sam Thomas, retired. He operated the business for 40 plus years.
Emily M. Peera, 71, of Modesto passed away on Monday, Feb. 15 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Baghdad, Iraq to Samuel and Souria Peera in 1938. In 1962, she moved to New Britain, Conn. and settled in Modesto in 1995. Emily enjoyed arts and crafts, traveling and the arts.
Visitation for Elias C. Sanchez, 82, of Turlock, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias, 286 W. Main St., Turlock. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St., Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Paul Sanborn, 56, of Turlock passed away in Modesto at Doctor's Medical Center on Wednesday, Feb. 17. He was born in Turlock to Don and Helen Sanborn in 1953. Paul grew up in Turlock and graduated from Turlock High School in 1972. He worked as an electrician for 35 years. He enjoyed building model rockets, playing tennis and pitching in local softball leagues.
Eva Higdon passed away on Saturday, Feb. 13, after a brief stay at the Alexander T. Cohen House. She was one of five daughters born to Della and Joseph Carrington in Tiptonville, Tenn. Eva devoted her life to her family. She was a hard-working and independent mother who always made the health and happiness of her children her first priority. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, picking peaches and canning her own fruits and vegetables. Eva loved game shows and playing cards, Dominoes, Bingo and Yahtzee!