Dolores Lundy, 79, of Turlock, passed away Nov. 28 at her home after a long illness. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 North Soderquist Rd.
Jovina Bettencourt, 84, of Hilmar, died Nov. 28 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 3 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave. in Hilmar. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Hills Ferry Cemetery District.
Paul Koelzer, 86, of Hughson, went to be with his Lord on Nov. 25. A memorial service to celebrate Paul's life will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Turlock Funeral Home Chapel, 425 North Soderquist Rd. Interment will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Virginia Nicholson, 95, of Turlock, passed away on Monday. Private services will be held at Oakmont Memorial Gardens of LaFayette.
Melvin Douglas Walker, 63, of Tehachapi, died Nov. 21 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Joseph Yacoub, 55, of Riverbank, died Nov. 21 in Los Banos. Visitation and services were held Nov. 29.
Jose Freitas, 62, of Turlock, died Nov. 26 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton, and Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St. in Turlock. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. A mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave., in Turlock.
Richard Vikjord, 66, of Modesto, passed away at Doctors Medical Center on Nov. 26. He was born in Tulsa, Okla. and moved to California when he was only three years old. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He married Lorna LeMonds in September 1968 in Bakersfield, Calif.
Felix Renteria, 78, passed away of natural causes on Nov. 26 at Memorial Hospital. Felix was born in June 1931 in Merced, Calif. to Joe and Ariana Renteria. After school he enlisted in the Special Services for the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He settled back to Turlock where he milked cows, then later owned a few trucks, driving for E&J Gallo Winery. Felix belonged to the Turlock V.F.W. and Teamsters Local 386. He really enjoyed fishing.
Donald Melvin Chronister, 79, of Merced, passed away Nov. 27 at the Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital in Atwater.
Jack Glenn Jr., 61, of Delhi, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center unexpectedly on Nov. 24.
Muriel May Brown Upton, 93, passed away at her home at Paramount Court in Turlock on Nov. 18.
Gregory Allen Van Dyke was born Dec. 13, 1958, in Modesto. He joined the Lord on Nov. 23, after a long battle with leukemia.
Parmodh was born in Wailasi, Naitasiri, Fiji to his parents Shiu Ram and Sumintara Devi. He later moved to the United States. He was a priest "pundit" and member of the Northern Sikh Temple and the Ram Nam Mandir Temple. He was a very religious person and he loved music. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also loved making memories with his loving grandchildren.
Linda Chandler, 59, passed away Nov. 23 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief battle with cancer. Her husband, Bob; daughter, Janielle; mother, Marie; brother, Richard; and sister, Judy of Kansas City, Mo. were at her bedside.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jesus Tapia, and three children: Jose M. (Sophia) Chavez of Turlock, Rosa (Juan Pablo) Vallejo of Turlock, and Jesus Ventura (Josefa Sanchez) of Turlock; 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 7 grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
Gerita (Geri) Duree, age 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri.
Mary Lois Bare, 91, of Hilmar, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary Lois was born in Arkansas to Julius and Thelma Wegel. She attended schools in Arkansas. After High School graduation she married Charles Bare, a Seaman with the Merchant Marine. They settled in California, first in the Bay Area and then in the Central Valley in 1968. They were married nearly 62 years when he passed away in 2005.
Rodrigo Jose Ortegaray beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with Jesus this past Monday. Rodrigo was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Gustavo and Maria Ortegaray in August of 1954
She is survived by her sisters Loretta (Larry) Soares of Hilmar, Lorraine Vierra of Hilmar and Jeannie (Rick) Gonsalves of Stevinson; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Bobbie Cheves, 87, of Turlock passed away peacefully on February 18, 2015. Bobbie was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. When she was young, her family moved to Pittsburg, CA. As a senior in high school, Bobbie moved to Modesto where she graduated from Modesto High School. She married Gene in 1947 and they raised their family in Ceres, CA. After retiring from the Telephone Company, Bobbie and Gene enjoyed traveling and line dancing. She spent the last several years of her life in Turlock, CA. Bobbie will always be remembered for her warm and friendly smile. Bobbie was preceded in death ...
Pete Stavrianoudakis, passed away last Saturday at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 28, 1936 to Pantelis and Maria Stavrianoudakis. He was a lifelong resident of Hilmar, where he attended grammar school and graduated from Hilmar High School. Pete was a farmer in Hilmar for most of his life and was involved with several community organizations including, Hilmar FFA, Valley Tractor Pullers Association, Hilmar Footbal Boosters and was a member of the Hilmar Lions Club since 1968. He was also a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto.
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