Virgil Dean Richberger, 89, passed away on Dec. 24, 2009, at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was born in Oakland, Calif., the eighth of 12 children to parents William Richberger and Hazel Ross. Virgil graduated from Berkeley High School. He joined the Navy Seabees and served with the 38th CB during World War II on Kodiak and Adak Islands in Alaska.
James Ray Gerber, 64, of Modesto, passed away in Modesto.
Iva Erickson, 90, passed away at Covenant Village Care Center on Jan. 1. She was born in Holdrege, Neb. to Joseph and Teckla Johnson and graduated from Loomis High School in Loomis, Neb. in 1936. She married Herbert Raymond Erickson on Jan. 5, 1941, at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock. They lived in the Bay Area (Berkeley, Oakland and Castro Valley) until 1974, when they returned to Turlock. Iva worked as an office administrator for CalFarm Insurance in Modesto until her retirement in 1984. She was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock.
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.
John Kregness, 81, of Turlock, passed away at Doctors' Medical Center in Modesto on Dec. 28, 2009.
Clare Yohannan, 84, of Turlock passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Emanuel Medical Center.
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.
Hari S. Hundal, 95, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Hari was born in India and worked there as a farmer from the time he was a very young child until coming to the U.S. in 1994.
Cecil Ivy Murry was born to William Emmett and Mattie Beatrice (Perminter) Murry in Idalou, Texas on June 10, 1919, one of 11 children. He died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 30, 2009.
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 ...
Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...
John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.
Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...
Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.
Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.
Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.
Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...
Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.
Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.
My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.
Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...
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