Parmodh was born in Wailasi, Naitasiri, Fiji to his parents Shiu Ram and Sumintara Devi. He later moved to the United States. He was a priest "pundit" and member of the Northern Sikh Temple and the Ram Nam Mandir Temple. He was a very religious person and he loved music. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also loved making memories with his loving grandchildren.
Linda Chandler, 59, passed away Nov. 23 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief battle with cancer. Her husband, Bob; daughter, Janielle; mother, Marie; brother, Richard; and sister, Judy of Kansas City, Mo. were at her bedside.
Wanda Mae Gunter Holder, 51, formerly of Turlock, died on Nov. 11, 2009, in Taos, NM, where she had lived for the past several years. She left behind two loving boys who she raised by herself - God bless her soul. She had liver cancer, along with other health problems.
Melvin Walker, 63, of Tehachapi, died Nov. 21 in Tehachapi. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Annie VonGunten, 80, of Delhi, died Nov. 20 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 at Winton Cemetery District, 7651 Almond Ave., Winton. Burial will be at Winton Cemetery District.
Connie Sue Copeland, 44, of Winton, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17 in Merced, surrounded by her loving family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 at Secondary Baptist Church, 501 Q St., Merced. Inurnment is private.
Joseph Aschwanden, 80, of Turlock, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 at Allen Mortuary, followed by a funeral at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.
Jerry Van Winkle, 52, died Nov. 17 at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. There will be a gathering for family and friends from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 at 12344 26-Mile Road, Oakdale, in the Recreation Hall.
Ana Moushoul, 83, of Turlock, died Nov. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at St. Thomas Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, 2901 N. Berkley Ave., in Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Roudel passed away with his loving wife, Samrideh, and daughter, Linda, by his side. Roudel was a member of the Civic Club for many years. He enjoyed traveling and having picnics with family and friends. He leaves behind his wife, Samrideh; daughter, Linda; grandson, Ben; and granddaughter, Benita. A special thank you to his cousin Fred Younan, who was more like a brother he has been such a tremendous help to his family.
Jorge Jacome, 88, of Delhi passed in Modesto on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at Doctor's Hospital. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico to Baltazar Jacome and Rose Flores Sanchez in 1921. Jorge lived in Mexico until the age of 21, when he moved to Chicago. In 1943, Jorge moved to San Jose and in 1992, settled in Delhi. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.
Carlene Anna Voight was born in Turlock, CA to Karl and Bertha Whipkey and lived almost her entire life in Stanislaus County. Raised with her two brothers Ronald and Richard, the only time Carlene lived outside the county was for 14 months when her family lived in Alaska.
Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.
Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.