Tom Vieira Perry was born in Ceres, Calif. to Thomas and Mary Perry on Sept. 24, 1952. His father passed at a early age and so the children, along with their mother, worked the family dairy in Denair. He attended Gratton School and graduated from Hughson High in 1969. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 18 and was sent to Vietnam. While in the military, he was trained in engine repair, which after his return home became his life work.
Harnam Singh, 86, of Merced, passed away on Tuesday in Merced. He was born in India to Thakar Das and Partapi Kaur in 1924. Harnam was a banker for 40 years in India. He immigrated to San Jose in 1990, and then settled in Merced in 2002. He was a member of the Livingston Sikh Temple. Harnam loved to read. God and family were his life.
Baby boy Theron M. Weaver was born at Emanuel Medical Center and passed away in his parents' arms. He is survived by his mother and father, Melissa A. Hibbs and Joseph R. Weaver; siblings, Jacolby, Autumn, Cameron and Owen Weaver; grandparents, Don and Gina Brown and Carol Weaver; aunts, Heather Weaver and Samantha Brown; uncle, Joshua Brown; and great grandmother, Lorene Brown. Theron Weaver was preceded in death by his grandpa, Jack Weaver; and great grandfather, John Brown. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 12 at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd.
Polly Crockett, 94, of Turlock, was born in Handley, Texas to Henry and Essie Pearcy. She grew up in Texas and Oklahoma and married the love of her life, Luther D. Crockett, on Dec. 25, 1932 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Together they raised three daughters. The family moved to Southern California in 1938, where Luther worked on a dairy. They moved to Hilmar and owned a vineyard for a time. Later, they moved back to Southern California and Luther worked for Boeing Aircraft. Then they moved to Turlock in 1960. After Luther retired, he began working in real estate. Luther ...
Harold Estes, 57, of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday. He was born in Fresno and raised in Delhi. Since early in his life, Harold was interested in outdoor living: hunting, fishing and living off the land. At one time he was even given the nickname "Mountain" reflecting his love for the mountains. He worked as a handyman and did odd jobs, sold firewood, and supported himself in a variety of ways in order to spend more time in the outdoors that he loved.
Doris June Ross passed away on April 3, 2010, at the Franciscan Convalescent Hospital in Merced. Mrs. Ross was born in Warren, Ohio in 1926, where she received her associate's degree in Education. Mrs. Ross lived in Florida, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia before she settled in Merced in 1987. She was a substitute teacher for 15 years.
Pete Canning, 84, of Turlock, passed away on Tuesday, March 30 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Pete was a native of New Jersey and a resident of the Modesto, Ceres and Turlock areas for 82 years. He was a mechanic with Wilson Ford and Mercury, and then Dow-Hammond Trucks until his retirement. He and his wife also owned and operated Pete's Hobby Shop in downtown Modesto during the 1960s. In his earlier years, Pete became a charter member of the Century Toppers auto club in Modesto, and enjoyed automobile and boat racing. He later enjoyed model aeronautics, Nascar ...
Betty Ruth Wheeler passed away at age 73 surrounded by her family. She was born in January 1937 to Emmett Hasha and Opal Goss in Roaring Springs, Texas. She moved to Kern County with her family as a young girl in the early 1940s. Growing up in McFarland, she competed and won awards for her art and for her performances on the baton marching team. At the age of 18, Betty met the love of her life, Bill, in a cotton field in Delano. They married later that year in 1955. After living in the Kern County and Los Angeles ...
Harjinder Kaur, 62, passed away at home on Friday. She is survived by her husband, Pargat Singh, of Turlock; children, Amardeep Kaur of Union City, Navdeep Kaur of Turlock and Harkamal Singh of Turlock; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by one brother.
Ruben R. Flores passed away unexpectedly this week. He was born in 1960 to parents, Enrique and Isabella Flores in Colorado. He married his wife, Lidia, 25 years ago and they settled in Modesto where they had two children. He was a very hard working and intelligent man. He worked as a plumber, roofer and landscaper. He enjoyed fishing on his boat and loved his kids and grandkids. He had a beautiful heart and loved sharing God's word with everyone he met.