Harold Estes, 57, of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday. He was born in Fresno and raised in Delhi. Since early in his life, Harold was interested in outdoor living: hunting, fishing and living off the land. At one time he was even given the nickname "Mountain" reflecting his love for the mountains. He worked as a handyman and did odd jobs, sold firewood, and supported himself in a variety of ways in order to spend more time in the outdoors that he loved.
Doris June Ross passed away on April 3, 2010, at the Franciscan Convalescent Hospital in Merced. Mrs. Ross was born in Warren, Ohio in 1926, where she received her associate's degree in Education. Mrs. Ross lived in Florida, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia before she settled in Merced in 1987. She was a substitute teacher for 15 years.
Pete Canning, 84, of Turlock, passed away on Tuesday, March 30 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Pete was a native of New Jersey and a resident of the Modesto, Ceres and Turlock areas for 82 years. He was a mechanic with Wilson Ford and Mercury, and then Dow-Hammond Trucks until his retirement. He and his wife also owned and operated Pete's Hobby Shop in downtown Modesto during the 1960s. In his earlier years, Pete became a charter member of the Century Toppers auto club in Modesto, and enjoyed automobile and boat racing. He later enjoyed model aeronautics, Nascar ...
Betty Ruth Wheeler passed away at age 73 surrounded by her family. She was born in January 1937 to Emmett Hasha and Opal Goss in Roaring Springs, Texas. She moved to Kern County with her family as a young girl in the early 1940s. Growing up in McFarland, she competed and won awards for her art and for her performances on the baton marching team. At the age of 18, Betty met the love of her life, Bill, in a cotton field in Delano. They married later that year in 1955. After living in the Kern County and Los Angeles ...
Harjinder Kaur, 62, passed away at home on Friday. She is survived by her husband, Pargat Singh, of Turlock; children, Amardeep Kaur of Union City, Navdeep Kaur of Turlock and Harkamal Singh of Turlock; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by one brother.
Ruben R. Flores passed away unexpectedly this week. He was born in 1960 to parents, Enrique and Isabella Flores in Colorado. He married his wife, Lidia, 25 years ago and they settled in Modesto where they had two children. He was a very hard working and intelligent man. He worked as a plumber, roofer and landscaper. He enjoyed fishing on his boat and loved his kids and grandkids. He had a beautiful heart and loved sharing God's word with everyone he met.
Lily Yohannan, 88, of Turlock, passed away in San Jose at Good Samaritan Hospital. Lily was born in Iran to Avshalim and Soria Shlemoon, and came to the U.S. in 1963 with her late husband, Darius Yohannan, who was a minister for the St. John Assyrian Presbyterian Church for many years.
Bellmeda (Belle) Bettincourt, 88, passed away on Wednesday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Mrs. Bettincourt was a native of Hughson. She attended Hughson schools and Modesto Junior College. Belle lived in Modesto for 58 years then moved back to Hughson in 2004, as a resident of Samaritan Village.
LaVerne Birdsong, 85, of Ceres, passed away early Wednesday at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. She was born in Tulia, Texas to Jim and Cora Pearson and attended schools in Texas before moving to California in 1940. She worked for years in the food processing industry and was involved with plant management as well as driving fork lifts.
Michael Hurd, 58, of Stockton, died March 17 in Stockton. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A graveside service is scheduled from 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.