Mary Burt, 79, of Turlock passed away Sept. 23 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in May 1930 to John and Lillie Vines in Beaver Dam, NC. She lived in New York City from 1950 to 1984, before moving to California. She met Ken Klein while living in San Jose in 1987. They were companions ever since. They moved to Turlock in 1999.
Edward D. Hill, 78, of Merced, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Sept. 24. He was born in Muskogee, Okla. to Lola and Opal Hill. The family moved to the Modesto area when Edward was a young boy. He served in the Army during WW II and became an active member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. He loved his family, and he also loved to fish and play pool.
Phil Short, 73, of Hughson, passed away at Doctors Medical Center with his family by his side. Phil was born and raised in the Modesto and Hughson area. In 1953, Phil graduated from Hughson High, and moved forward to attend UC Berkeley, where he majored in Engineering and played football for the Golden Bears.
Jeanette I. (Breazeale) Zurilgen passed away at the Hospice House in Hughson after a brief illness. Jeanette was a Modesto native and lived here most of her life. She attended Modesto High School until she married her husband, Albert Zurilgen, and they moved to San Jose. They moved back to Modesto in 1980. She was widowed in 1986, after 30 years of marriage to her husband Bert. She worked for a time at Lee Brothers Stationery in Turlock after being widowed. She tried marriage once again to Theron Gilbert, who also left her a widow after four years of marriage.
Mildred Serpa passed away peacefully on Sept. 23, 2009. She was 92 years old. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 29 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service in Turlock. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the same location. Mass will start at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Rufino Guillen was called to his eternal life on Sept. 22, 2009.
Julia was born in Vermont to Joseph and Mary Spinelli. For 40 years of her life she lived in San Francisco. In 1998, she moved to Modesto, and for the last two years she lived in Turlock. She especially loved to read, watch all of her soaps, TV game shows, and do crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church of San Francisco.
Gurmeet Atwal, 73, of Livingston passed away on Sept. 24 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Allen Mortuary, with cremation following.
Russell Walston, 76, of Turlock, passed away at Dameron Hospital in Stockton, with his family by his side. A viewing will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 25 at Allen Mortuary. A rosary will follow at 6 p.m.
Jose Vieira, 65, of Hilmar, died Sept. 19 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sept. 25 at the same location. Burial will be at N. Hilmar District Cemetery.
Bob Raab, 74, of Modesto, passed away at home with his family at his side on Sept. 21. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 26 at First United Methodist Church in Modesto.
A memorial service for Judy Givens, 70, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the First Baptist Church of Modesto on Needham Avenue. She died Sunday.
Karen O. Cox, 66, of Westley, passed away at her home on Sept. 19. There will be a celebration of life at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4 at College Avenue Congregational Church in Modesto.
Jose Borges died Sept. 19 in his residence in Hilmar. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 20263 American Ave., Hilmar. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Alicia Conger, 26, of Turlock, passed away Friday in an automobile accident. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 at Allen Mortuary. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Allen Mortuary.
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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