Elizabeth Bailey was born Oct. 4, 1913 in Berkeley, Calif., the elder daughter of a US Navy surgeon and a University of California instructor. Her father died when she was quite young. Betty took on adult responsibilities early, helping to run the household and look after her younger sister, Frances, while their mother became the breadwinner.
Visitation for Vincent V. Spoto, 76, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 at Turlock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Visitation for Mamie Lee Long, 85, will held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway, Turlock. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the North Hilmar Cemetery.
Visitation for Artur Luis Nunes, 65, of Delhi, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 21 and 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. Rosary will be held at 8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave., Turlock. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 22 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave., Turlock. Father Manuel Sousa will officiate. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
William A. Heuer, 90, passed away at Vintage Faire Residential in Modesto on Saturday. He was born to James and Norma Heuer in Stevens Point, Wis. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II and moved to Livingston in 1946. He worked for E & J Winery Ranch for 43 years and retired as Ranch Manager in 1989.
Anidan Amirkhas, of Turlock, passed away at his home on Sunday. He was 70 years old. He was born in Iran to Havel and Hemalia Amirkhas in 1939. Anidan was raised in Iran and in the early '70s moved to the United States.
Hazel Mae (Siler) Kirk, 82, passed away at Sonora Regional Medical Center in Sonora on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. Hazel was born on March 29, 1927 in Santa Fe, NM to Eddie and Glesyner Siler. Hazel spent her early years in Santa Fe, until she left for Rockmont College in Denver, Colo. While attending college, Hazel met her future husband Bud Kirk.
Clarence M. Snelling, 72, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Clarence was born in Modesto in 1937 to James and Charlotte Snelling. He lived in this area most of his life, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1956.
Millard Butler passed away at the age of 100. He was a devout Christian and was active in his church for many years. He was a deacon in the Assembly of God church in Concord, Calif. When he and his wife moved to Turlock, he acted as an usher in the Turlock Assembly of God Church. He was a kind and loving husband and father. He will be missed forever by his wife, daughter and sons.