JW, as he was known to his friends, loved to share his music. For 16 years he was a disc jockey. He was well-known in the Mother Lode for his early morning show "Scrabbled Egg and Ham" on station KVML, the voice of the Mother Lode. In 2004, he was the honorary Grand Marshall of the Mother Lode Round Up Parade in Sonora.
Carl Zarcone, 99, of Gustine and long-time resident of Patterson, passed away peacefully Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson with his wife, Jeanne, by his side. He was nine months short of his 100th birthday.
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.
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.
Diana C. Tovar, 57 loving mother, Daughter, Sister, and Nana passed away on July 20, 2015 after a ten year battle with cancer. She was born on October 5, 1957 in Modesto, CA to parents Ruben and Frances Rios. Diana worked for Stanislaus County for 35 years. She was a very family orientated woman, very independent, loved to spend time with her grandkids & was the type of person who always put others before herself. She loved music, road trips, going to the casinos, and was a huge Giants fan. Diana was a member of New Life Christian Center. She was ...
Velma Watkins, 85, of Hilmar, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Velma was born in Stevinson, CA to Leonard and Bernice McKenzie. She grew up in Stevinson and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1949. After high school she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Westside Hospital near Newman. She met Richard Watkins and later married in Reno, Nevada in 1954. Richard was in the Air Force, so the family moved to Denver, Nebraska, and Spokane before settling back in the Hilmar / Stevinson area. Velma was active in the Women's Missionary Society of Stevinson Chapel. Velma and Richard ...
Dora Dominguez , age 80 passed away in Turlock. She was born in El Paso, Texas to Juan and Mariana Dominguez and settled in Turlock in 1964 where she made her home. She was a member of Four Square Church in Modesto.
James Stanley Roach, also known to his friends and family as Jim Roach, passed away July 5, 2015, after his battle with cancer. Jim was a loving devoted father to Dallas Roach and a wonderful, loving grandfather to his two grandsons Dallas Roach II and Austin Roach. He had a very generous, sharing personality. Always there when you needed him and putting others before himself. He retired as a heavy equipment driver and spent his remaining years with his family sharing the joys of drag racing, football (Dallas Cowboys) and baseball (San Francisco Giants).