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Gaylor “George” F. Lucas

George Lucas, 85, of Ceres, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on July 19. He was born in Oklahoma in 1925 to Samuel and Sallie Lucas. His family moved to California when he was very young. He graduated from high school, married his lifelong companion, Lola Mae, and worked for 39 years as a refrigeration engineer at Merchants Refrigeration plant in Modesto.

July 28, 2010 | | OBITS


Maud Ussery

Maud changed her address on July 23 to "Heaven." She lived in Hickman for 50 years before moving to Turlock, and she is moving again to a better place.

July 28, 2010 | | OBITS


Otto R. Zimmermann

Otto R. Zimmermann, 84, of Modesto, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after an extended illness. Otto was born in Lodi on June 3, 1926 to William and Anna Zimmermann. He lived most of his life in the Central Valley. After graduating from Lodi High School, he went on to study watchmaking and later, gemology. Otto graduated from the Strutz School of Watchmaking in Sacramento and became the first Certified Gemologist-Appraiser with the American Gem Society in the Central Valley. Near the end of WW II, he also served a time in the Army before receiving an early honorable ...

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Jennie Elizabeth Houts

Jennie Houts, 97, of Turlock, passed away on Tuesday, July 20 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo. to James and Eva Buchanan in 1913. She married James Earl Houts in 1932, and they moved to Iowa in 1941. They moved to Santa Clara in 1959, and settled in Turlock in 1992. Jennie worked for Amway and Collegiate Manufacturing. She loved to travel, and she traveled to South Africa, England, Hawaii, and extensively throughout the continental United States with her motor home. She enjoyed canning and making clothes for her family, but most of all, she ...

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Jeffrey L. Widdowson

Jeff Widdowson, 51, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Thursday, July 22. Jeff was born Dec. 9, 1958 in Monterey and was a resident of the Bay Area. He graduated from Sycamore High School in Danville in 1977. He lived in Antioch and Pittsburg before he settled in Turlock four years ago. He was a journeyman tile setter for 35 years. Jeff was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #3, and he enjoyed water skiing and boating.

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Wayne C. Conner

Wayne C. Conner, 76, of Tracy, was enjoying himself on a family camping trip in Colorado when he became suddenly ill and passed away on Monday, July 19. Mr. Conner was a native of Turlock. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Tracy Skyliners, Society of Antique Modelers (SAM), and Model Engine Collectors Association (MECA). Mr. Conner worked at Lawrence Livermore Lab for 34 years until he retired in 1991. Mr. Conner enjoyed golfing, fishing and camping. He loved spending time with his family.

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Subedar Sarwan Singh Lasher

Subedar Sarwan Singh Lasher passed away on July 13 in Los Banos. He was born on July 7, 1930 in the Village of Kabulpur, Dist. Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He was a man of great honor and dignity, and he lived a fulfilling life.

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Samuel Takahashi

Samuel Masami Takahashi of Modesto passed away on Sunday, July 18 in his home. Sam was born on Nov. 11, 1916 in Oakland. He was one of five children to Terumi Takahashi of Chiba, Japan and Kiyo Nobe of Yokohama, Japan. During WW II, he and his family were forced to sell everything and become imprisoned in the Japanese internment camps. Despite this racism, Sam proudly served in the United States Army during WW II as a member of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most highly decorated regiment in the history of the United States Armed Forces. Because of ...

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary Ruth Ashlock

Mary Ruth Ashlock, 57, of Turlock, passed away Sunday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Mrs. Ashlock was a native of Mineral Wells, Texas and a resident of Turlock for six years. She lived most of her life in Patterson and was a homemaker for 37 years.

July 23, 2010 | | OBITS


Samuel Roberto Cacho-Zamora

Samuel went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family on July 14.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Lyle Lake Sr.

Lyle Lake Sr., 95, passed away peacefully on July 15 after a long and happy life. Lyle served his country during World War II as a Navy Seabee. After a letter-writing courtship with his sweetheart, he married Betty Ann Millard and continued their courtship for 59 years. He also played baseball for the Pacific Coast League and Alameda's Ben's Golden Glow. He was a loyal employee of Mobil Oil Corporation for 35 years. After retirement at age 63, he enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, swimming and the arts. Lyle had many friends and was loved by all.

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Donald Harold Lumgair

Donald was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Jane and William Lumgair. He was known in Calgary for his athletic abilities on the football field of Western Canada High School. He moved to Oregon to further pursue his education and to play football for Oregon College of Education at Monmouth, Ore. After graduating from college, he attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Donald taught at Los Banos High School for 30 years, from 1962 to 1992. He coached football, swimming, and golf. He also coached the Los Banos Tiger Sharks swim team in summer recreation, and he ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Carmen Joyce Christoffersen Harris

Carmen Harris passed away and went home to be with the Lord on July 15. She was born in Turlock, and throughout her life she continuously resided in the Turlock area blessing the lives of all she knew for all her 78 years. After graduating Turlock High School in 1950, Carmen attended Modesto Junior College and worked as a clerk for Stanislaus County Welfare Department and Christoffersen Poultry / Valchris before marrying Monty Harris and raising turkeys near Hilmar. She then resided for over 50 years near Denair where she raised sheep. She was a member of Bethel Temple / Harvest Christian ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Wallace “Wally” Wilder

Wally passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by his family and friends. He was a kind and loving father, husband, and friend. He was born in Los Angeles County to deaf parents. His ability to communicate with sign language has touched many people, especially his grandchildren. He served in WW II in the United States Navy. He worked as a tank driver for Chevron Oil and retired as an insurance agent from Metropolitan Life Insurance. Following retirement, he was the manager of Pacific Avenue Bowl in Stockton for many years. Bowling and golf remained his passions throughout his ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


Loretta Ruiz Moreno

Loretta Moreno, 52, of Merced, passed away at Merced Medical Center in Merced. Loretta was born in Merced to Louie and Mary Ruiz. She lived in Merced throughout her life, attending area schools, and raising her own family there. Loretta made many friends throughout her life, as one does when you remain in your hometown. She had a big heart, and her door was open to everyone - it was her nature to put others before herself. Loretta had a vibrant presence and infectious laughter that would fill a room, and she was always the life of the party. She touched ...

July 21, 2010 | | OBITS


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Randall “Randy” Pristas

Randall "Randy" Pristas died of a fatal heart attack on March 17, 2017 in Turlock, California at age 46. Randy was born in Hayward, California ...

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Richard D. Sawyer

Richard Dudley (Dick) Sawyer passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 due to complications from a stroke. The only child of Ralph M. (Tom) and ...

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Caronell (Bartgis) Majors

Caronell (Bartgis) Majors, our loving mother and grandmother, went home peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus on March 14, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Kevin David Silva

Kevin David Silva passed away March 21, 2017 in Modesto, CA at 49 years of age.

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Joyce Truitt

Blanche Norma Joyce Pote was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Houston and Oyma Pote on January 2, 1923. She moved with her family to the ...

March 23, 2017 | | OBITS


Aurora Adelina Andre

Aurora Adelina Andre passed away at the age of 93 on March 19, 2017 in Modesto, CA.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Betty Lou Thiessen

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Gerald Thiessen of Meridian, ID; son Gary and his wife Peggy Thiessen of Meridian, ID ...

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Pershing F. Dahlstrom

Pershing (Persh) Franklin Dahlstrom, 98, of Turlock, passed away peacefully in Oakdale. He was born to Louis and Anna Dahlstrom in Stockton, the seventh of ...

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Joe L. Coelho

Joe L. Coelho passed away on March 17, 2017 after a long illness.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


William Jerome Hallinan

William Jerome Hallinan passed away on March 8, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 75.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Diane Henley

Diane M. Henley, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 23 in Modesto after an illness.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Geraldine Kaye Pillow

Geraldine was born in Turlock to Sterling and Katherine Witzel and passed away at the age of 63. She graduated from Turlock High School and ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Bryan Brigham

Bryan Brigham, more lovingly known as Buster to most, and Grandad to the lucky ones, passed away at the age of 78, on March 14 ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


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