Lawrence George Soltero was born in Turlock to parents Jesus and Ruth Soltero in 1926. He lived in Turlock all his life and held various jobs including working for the railroad and an ammunition company before settling at the City of Turlock, where he worked for 33 years.
Donald Monroe Toombs' death on May 13, 2010, at the age of 96, took from our midst the great shining star of the Toombs family. Born Dec. 13, 1913 in White Oak, Mo. to Ray and Gladys Toombs, Don was the oldest of seven siblings. Ray and Gladys moved to California with their young family
Mark Anthony Gilbert, 51, of Atwater, passed away on May 10 at his home in Atwater. He was born in Atwater on March 16, 1959 to the late Hershel and Harriot (Ferris) Gilbert. Mark worked in construction for over 10 years. He leaves behind his daughter. He will be missed.
Irene Lawton, 83, of Turlock, passed away at Brandel Manor after a short illness. She was born in Glenwood City, Wis. to George and Jenny Lacktorin. She was raised on a farm in Wisconsin and graduated from high school in Glenwood City. At age 23 she married Eugene Charles Johnson, who died in November 1958 after nine years of marriage. Ten years later she married Frank Lawton, who also preceded her in death in 1999.
Thomas Joseph Schomburg, 58, of Turlock, was born in Lebanon, Penn. to Thomas John and Theresa Katherine Schomburg. After graduation from high school, Thomas enlisted in the Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was a decorated veteran from his military career. His numerous awards included the National Defense Award, Combat Service Award and the Vietnam Campaign Award. While some veterans have given their lives for our country, Thomas sacrificed his health in service to our nation. He had continuing health problems since his days of service to our country. The family moved to California in 1999, and has lived ...
Fernando Manuel Lindo, 34, of Turlock, died May 6 in Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias, 286 West Main St., Turlock. A mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons St. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Mildred Yvonne Cooley, 63, died May 1 at her home in Turlock. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 at New Beginnings Christian Church, 323 Columbia St., Turlock. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Belo was born in Ribeira Seca, Sao Jorge, Azores to Manuel and Maria Amaral. She married Joao Nunes Belo in 1944. She moved her family to the United States and came to Livingston in 1967. She resided there until 1983, when she settled in Atwater. Recently, she lived with her son, Emanuel and daughter-in-law, Sonia who cared for her the last years of her life.
Grady Baker, 85, of Denair, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Saturday, May 8. He was born in Panama, Okla. to Jasper and Nora Baker in 1924. Grady was raised in Oklahoma, and at the age of 19, he moved to Dos Palos. He lived in the Merced/Dos Palos area until he settled in Denair in 1981. In his younger years, he was a bartender. For 50 years, Grady was a cowboy. He managed Ken Morrison Ranch in Denair for many years. He enjoyed horses and rodeos. Most of all, he loved his family.
Linda Halsey, 59, of Turlock, passed away in Modesto on May 6 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Ypsilanti, MI to Chris and Catherine Smith in 1950. Linda moved to California in 1980. She met Edward Halsey in 1981, and they married in 1984. They moved to Turlock in 1986. She owned and operated Reaching High Co-op, a learning center for children. Linda enjoyed Monterey Bay, kayaking, road trips, children, animals and gardening. She will be known for helping the needy, the elderly, single mothers, young couples and rescuing animals of all types.
Parkash Gill, 64, of Delhi, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on May 5. Parkash was born in India in 1946. In India, Parkash was a teacher and a block officer in the education system. She settled in Delhi in 2008. She was a member of the Livingston Sikh Temple. Parkash loved her grandchildren.