Duke passed away peacefully at the age of 43 in Missoula, Mont. from complications of paralysis. Duke was born to John and Sheila Bird, he was raised in Denair, where he had many friends. He loved hot rods and bikes. Duke is survived by his father, John Bird; the mother of his children, EJ Merritt; daughters, Teaira VanFleet and RayeAnne Bird; son, Johnny Bird; brother, Jim Bird and his wife, Serena; brother, Stoney Bird and his wife, Jen; and nieces and nephews, Sheila, Jimmy, Kayla, Alyssa and AJ Bird.
Charlie Leroy Anderson, 44, passed away on Sept. 19 at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the Free Will Baptist Church, 2217 Geer Rd., Turlock.
Visitation for Maria Rodriguez, known as "Lela" by her family, will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, followed by a recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons Avenue in Turlock. She will be laid to rest with her Husband, Salvador Rodriguez, following the Mass at Turlock Memorial Park. She passed away peacefully on the evening of September 14th, 2009, from ...
A memorial service will be held for Helen Rice, 88, at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 at Calvary Chapel in Modesto. She passed away with her family at her side on Sept. 13 in Modesto.
Joan was born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts to her parents Charles and
Visitation for Dorothy Garcia will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Lakewood Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on the same day at the same location. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.
A funeral service for Curtis Craven, 67 of Turlock, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson. Internment will follow at Patterson District Cemetery. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his residence with his family at his side.
Visitation for Judith Burnette, 70 of Turlock, will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Home in Turlock. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Berea Lutheran Church in Hilmar, followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Niantic, Connecticut at the convenience of her family.
A funeral for John Lee "Buddy" Atris Jr., 58 of Merced, will be held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 2 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. He passed away at Mercy Medical Center on Sept. 13.
A graveside service will be held for Milton Alvine at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 22 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Avenue, Hughson. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sept. 16 at the age of 90. He was born in Illinois on December 12, 1918.
A funeral service for Linda Lee Silva, 53, of La Grange, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 21 at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Newman. Interment will follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. She passed away Sunday at her residence.
Barrett McFadon, 80, of Modesto passed away on Sept. 10, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He was born in Evanston, Ill. to Barrett and Rose McFadon in 1928. He spent 23 years teaching at Campbell Union School District in Campbell, Calif. He lived most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Modesto in 2004. He loved music, especially the piano and guitar.
A memorial service for Lucille Johnson, 88, of Turlock, will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 17 at Berg Hall of Covenant Village in Turlock. She passed away on Sept. 11, 2009, at Covenant Care Center.
Visitation for Dale Merryman, 69, of Hughson, will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 18, also at Allen Mortuary, with burial following at Turlock Memorial Park. Dale passed away at his home with his family at his side on Sunday.
Visitation for George Henri, 81, of Turlock, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Services, 286 West Main St., Turlock. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Sept. 18 at the same location. George passed away on Sept. 14, 2009, at his residence in Turlock.
Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.
On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Michael Wayne Blair passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Born and raised in Merced CA, Mike was the fourth of ten children born to Ray and Juanita Blair. Mike was a Bee Keeper and many times traveled for his work.
Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.
Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...
Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.
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