Ernie passed away on Feb. 19, 2010, at age 92. She was born in Superior, Arizona to Pedro and Margarita Obeso. At an early age, the family relocated to the Imperial Valley, where she later met and married Joseph M. Salas. She was blessed with nine children. She and her husband lived in Merced County for many years. In 1975, they moved to El Centro for a short period. They moved back to Crows Landing in late 1970s, where they owned and operated the Bank Club. Because of health reasons, they moved to Niland in 1981. Missing family and friends ...
James Brownfield, Jr. passed away in his home Monday with his family by his side. He was born to James Sr. and Theresa Brownfield. James was born and lived in Washington before moving to California. He lived all over the Valley including Clovis, Tracy, Lathrop, Manteca, Modesto and Merced until he settled in Livingston three years ago. James drove a fork lift for 12 years. He loved to spend time with his seven grand children. He also enjoyed drawing and playing cards. James was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves.
Daljit Somal, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehab on Thursday. He was born in Punjab, India to Santa and Jadhu Somal in 1923. Daljit worked for P.S.E.B. in Patiala, Punjab, India for 40 years. He enjoyed playing hockey. God and family were his life.
Jean Annette Weeks, 88, died Feb. 23 in Turlock. She was born March 27, 1921 in Los Angeles to Mike and Charlotte Zerneno. Jean lived in El Cerrito, San Pablo, Terry Hills and in Suisun, before she settled in Turlock six years ago. She enjoyed sewing and doll collecting.
Alfred Baptista was born on Oct. 12, 1918 in Hughson. When he was six months old, his parents, John and Ana Baptista, moved the family approximately a half mile to 4855 Aldrich Road, where Alfred spent nearly all of his remaining years, dying there on Sunday, Feb. 21 surrounded by many family members.
Harriette Johnson, 88, of Turlock passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21 in Modesto. She was born in Buhl, Idaho to Thomas and Alta Holmes in 1921. Harriette attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colo. and worked for the U.S. Navy Convalescent Hospital in Kethum, Idaho. She met Alfred Grimes there and in 1944, they moved to Lodi, Calif. In 1950, she moved to Turlock and lived in the area since that time. She was married to Algott Johnson in 1962. He passed away in 1987. She worked for Memorial Hospital for 20 years as the head of medical ...
A memorial service for Helen Walters, 92, of Modesto, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Hilmar Covenant Church, 20056 W. American Ave., Hilmar. It will be officiated by Pastor Bruce Metcalf. Burial will be private.
A graveside service for Angelito and Arturo Lopez-Torres born, who were born and died Feb. 17, 2010, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Winton Cemetery, 7651 Walnut Ave., Winton. It will be officiated by Father Pedro Olmos.