Mary Evelyn Atwood passed away at home in Fresno on March 18, 2010. Evelyn was born in April 1920 in Rocky Ford, Colo. After growing up and going to college in Colorado, she lived in Turlock for about 60 years before moving to Fresno to live with her daughter. During Evelyn's time in Turlock, she was involved in various civic projects, taught in Headstart, volunteered in Migrant Education and contributed to improving the west side of Turlock. For many years, Evelyn practiced as a beautician both in Turlock and Modesto.
Visitation for Jose E. Soares, 86, of Los Banos, will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A A rosary/ mass is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1545 Center Ave., Los Banos, CA. It will be officiated by Father Manuel Sousa. Burial will be at Los Banos District Cemetery.
Marcella (Kaber) Laffin, 80, of Turlock, passed away at her home at Paramount Court. Marcella "Dolly," "Bubba" Laffin lived a full life involved as a Cub Scout leader, PTA officer, YLI officer, choir director, bowling secretary for several leagues and entered many crafts in county fairs.
A memorial service for Shawn William Avila, of Delhi, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. It will be officiated by Pastor Gregory Frazier.
Marcella (Kaber) Laffin, 80, of Turlock, passed away at her home at Paramount Court. Marcella "Dolly," "Bubba" lived a full life involved as a Cub Scout leader, PTA officer, YLI officer, choir director, bowling secretary for several leagues, as well as entering many crafts in county fairs.
Virginia Doyle (Norwood) Barnett, 96, died peacefully on March 11 in Turlock. She was born in Seattle, Wash. on July 4, 1913 to William R. and Elizabeth (Herren) Norwood. She attended Lincoln High School in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington in 1934 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. Virginia married Arthur Gordon Barnett in 1936, and together they raised four children - Gordon, John, Molly and Frederick.
Milton Homer Ewert, 76, of Modesto, passed away at Dameron Hospital on Saturday. Milton is survived by his loving wife, Joann Ewert; children, Jeanine Ewert of Sacramento, Steve and his wife, Sophia, Ewert of Coarsegold, Calif., Harlan and his wife, Vikki, Ewert of Fresno and Burton Ewert and his wife, Charleen Love, of Alpine, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and brother, Marvin H. Ewert of Kansas. Milton was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Betty Louise Walker, 80, passed away March 15, 2010 in Turlock. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Woodward, Okla. to Clarence Warriner and Edna Hensley. Betty and her aunt and uncle came to Alturas, Calif., where she worked in sawmills. Later she moved to Lindsay, Calif., where she met her soon to be husband from Hughson, Marshall Walker, and they married Dec. 26, 1945 and settled in Hughson. Betty was a great lady and hard worker who took pride in taking care of her house and cooking, which she was very good at. She was a fantastic person and ...