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Clifton “Clif” Stark

Clif was born in 1932 to Foster and Lorena Stark in New Mexico. After high school, he played professional AAA baseball for the Santa Barbara Dodgers and was offered a scholarship to USC, which he declined so that he could join the United States Marine Corps. He served his country during the Korean War. Later, Clif worked for Scranton and Qualle and Joseph Gallo Farms. He was on the Hughson Planning Commission, belonged to the Odd Fellows, was a wood craftsman, and enjoyed coaching Little League.

June 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert James Kearney

Robert "Bob" Kearney passed away on Saturday, June 26 at Emanuel Hospital. Bob was born in Sonora and spent several years working as a bartender at Manjo's and Staley's in Turlock. Bob was a veteran of World War II in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. He enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great grand children.

June 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Albert I. Adams

Turlock's oldest living native and first Assyrian born in Turlock, Albert Adams, was born Oct. 9, 1912 to parents Dr. Isaac and Sarah Adams. One of eight children, Albert graduated from Turlock High School, Modesto Junior College and attended the University of Southern California. Albert married the love of his life, Geraldine Fleming, in 1938. Al and Jerry were together for 62 years until her passing in 2000. Albert experienced many things in life. He was a Boy Scout, Eagle Scout and Scout Master at a time when scouting was a true American tradition. During WWII he worked as ...

June 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary Patricia Klavon

Mary Patricia Klavon, born Mary Dell Dart on July 3, 1915, passed away peacefully on June 21 in San Ramon. Mary and her husband, Gus, raised their family in Hayward after moving from Nebraska. She then moved to Fremont and lived in Hilmar until her husband passed. She then moved to Carson City, Nev. to be closer to her sons, but recently moved back to California for the remainder of her life. Mary was a very generous, loving, and respected woman who lived her life to please her family and friends. She was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother ...

June 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Paulo R. Goulart

Paulo R. Goulart, 82, of Modesto, passed away at his residence Friday peacefully surrounded by his beloved extended family and caretakers. Mr. Goulart was a native of Sao Jorge, Azores Islands and a resident of Modesto for three years. He previously resided in Turlock and in San Diego for many years. He was the owner of a trucking company and a travel agent. He was the founder of Hora Portuguesa Radio Program in San Diego, and the co-founder, first president and first member of the Azorean Alliance Club. Mr. Goulart was a member of the Portuguese Fraternal Society of America ...

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Ruby Lavada Sousa

Ruby Lavada Sousa, a long time Merced resident, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Wednesday, June 16. Ruby was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Clarksville, Texas to J.D. and Annie Magby. Ruby's passions were cooking, making flower arrangements and collecting elephant figurines. She proudly worked for the last six years for the City of Merced at the Merced Community Senior Center. She loved decorating the facility for the different holidays. She also enjoyed dedicating her time cooking for special events for her friends at the Star Club.

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Yeichi Sakaguchi

Yeichi Sakaguchi was born in Santa Clara to Chokichi and Maju Sakaguchi, Japanese immigrants. As a young boy, the family moved to Turlock to farm in the Cortez area. Yeichi attended local schools and graduated from Livingston High School and Modesto Junior College. In 1942, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the family was relocated to the Merced Assembly Center. It was there that he married May Kuwahara. They were interned in Amache, Colo. during the war. Following the war, Yeichi and May returned to the family farm in Cortez and started their family. In his younger years, Yeichi enjoyed ...

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


John Ables

John Ables, 40, of Delhi, passed away unexpectedly at this home on Saturday, June 12. John was born in Turlock to Kenneth and Cindy Ables. He spent his life living and working in this area and settled in Delhi with his family. After graduating high school, John joined the Army. During his time in the Army, he was awarded many badges and medals that he took great pride in including the Expeditionary Medal (Operation Just Cause), Combat Infantryman Badge Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Component Bar, Expert Badge with Grenade Component Bar and more. Aside from his time in the Army ...

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Charles “Charley” Howard Geyer

He made the world smile. Charley was a member of Victory Faith Center in Modesto where he was dedicated on March 14. Even though he was an infant, he was a member of the Peace Officer Memorial Group of Stanislaus County and an avid supporter of the law enforcement community. He was also an aspiring "A's" fan. Charley belonged to all of us and inspired everyone he met. Charles fought the fight, finished the course, and kept the faith. Now he is with his heavenly Father awaiting our arrival. He is survived by his parents, Ryan and Melissa Geyer ...

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Joe Gabriel Miranda

Joe Miranda, 46, of Turlock, died in Modesto on June 20. He was born in Herismo, Terceira, Azores. He was a lumber worker for 15 years at Snider Lumber.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Howard Burton Keup

Howard Keup, 77, of Turlock, was born in Nebraska to Louis and Lula Keup in 1932. He was raised in Nebraska and Wyoming. The family moved to Delhi before Howard started high school. He graduated from Livingston High School, and after graduation in November of 1953, he married Cleta Taylor. Howard was an outdoors-man. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed animals. His family has many good memories of "Papa" with his chickens and also his jelly beans.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary Patricia Liss Pitt

Mary Patricia Liss Pitt, 77, passed away peacefully with her daughters and son-in-law at her side on June 16 at Emmanuel Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis. in May of 1933 to Irene Theresa Jadzewski and Walter W. Liss. After attending Holy Angels Academy in high school, she earned her bachelor's of science degree at Milwaukee Donner College, now Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wis.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Edna M. Land

Edna Land passed away in her home on Friday, June 18. Land was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Dec. 23, 1919 to Gerrit and Jennie Helder. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II, achieving the rank of Corporal. She was the third child in a family of 12 children. Land was a member of the Disciples of Christ for over 65 years, and a member of First Christian Church for the past several years. She was active in youth leadership roles at churches in Sunnyvale, Seattle, Wash., South Bend, Ind. and Lake Camanche.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Hilda Mae Desper

Hilda Mae Desper was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on May 4, 1918. She was married to Sherm Desper a barber, for many years. Hilda worked for Armours and Woolworths before going to work at Penguins Ice Cream, where she worked for about 20 years. She moved to Iowa to take care of her sick father. After his death, she moved back to Turlock and went to work for the Senior Lunch Program and volunteered at the Salvation Army and other volunteer programs. She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. Hilda achieved many awards from ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Gurnam Kaur Dhaliwal

Gurnam Dhaliwal, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Sunday, June 20. She was born in Sujawal Pur, Rajistan, India to Bhagwan Singh and Kartar Kaur Chahal in 1921. Gurnam was raised in India and came to the United States in 1977. She lived in Turlock for the last 30 years of her life. She was a member of the Turlock Sikh Temple. Gurnam loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. God and family were her life.

June 22, 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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