John Ralph Humphrey, 57, passed away peacefully in his home Wednesday evening, Dec. 16. Born May 20, 1952, John will be remembered by family and friends for his enormous heart and amazing sense of humor. A lover of all sports, and particularly his Steelers and Cardinals, John was known to enjoy brief but always "eventful" rounds of golf with his friends.
Victoria went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 18. She was born in Turlock to parents, Edward and Marie Johnson, in 1913. In 1931, she left Turlock and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1948. She taught school for 30 years in Oakland.
Richard Holder, 81, of Turlock passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Dec. 17.
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Margie Ward, 82, passed away on Dec. 13.
Chuck McKibbin, 74, of Turlock, passed away earlier this month. He served in the United States Air Force from 1953-1957. He later married Betty, and together they settled in Turlock in 1973. He worked as the manager of Grants Market and Benos in Turlock and owned a bait and tackle shop before working in real estate. He was a member of the Lions Club, Bass Club, CFC Rodeo and the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the board of directors for a time. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, camping and gardening.
Raymond Quincy Blake was born in Oklahoma and passed away on Dec. 14 at age 82.
Josefina M. Carranza (Mama-Fina) was called to be with our Lord on Dec. 13, 2009 in San Francisco and reunited with her two beloved sons, Javier (Harvey) and Jose (Chepo) Carranza in the walk of eternal life.
Richard "Dick" Albert Brown, 74, passed away Dec. 10 at Emanuel Medical Center. He was born January 1935 to Raymond and Hallie (Nutcher) Brown in Turlock. He was raised in Escalon and later in Hughson. After he attended Modesto Junior College, he served in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. Mr. Brown worked as a salesman for KTUR radio station in Turlock before becoming a police officer for the Modesto Police Department.
Perry Allen Raleigh was born at Emanuel Hospital on April 28, 1935, and raised at 1401 East Ave. in Turlock. He attended Turlock High School and graduated in 1953. He was married to Marie Duhm on July 10, 1955. On Nov. 20, 1956, he joined the United States Air Force. His service took him and his family all over the United States and Europe. He was decorated for his outstanding professional skills, knowledge and leadership along his journey to the rank of Master Sergeant. He retired from the Air Force on Aug. 31, 1977, after a distinguished career in the ...
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Frances Anderson, 82, of Modesto, passed away at her home on Saturday, Dec. 12. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Allen Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 18 at Four Seasons Christian Fellowship, 216 Columbia St.
Filomena "Medeira" C. Da Rocha, 85, of Modesto, died Dec. 12 at Alexander Cohen Hospice in Hughson. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 16 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 W. Main St. in Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave. in Turlock.
Bill Katakis, 80, of Turlock, passed away on Dec. 13. Trisagion services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Salas Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto.
Richard "Dick" Albert Brown, 74, passed away Thursday at Emanuel Medical Center. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Monte Vista Chapel. A private graveside service will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Loyazelle, and a brother Dick Hunt. He is survived by his wife Sue Hunt, 3 children: Cindy (Bryan) Blagg of Ceres, Sandra (Jim) Mitchell of Gainesville, Missouri, and Robert Jr. (Pamela) Hunt of Ceres, CA; 2 step children: Donna Haney and Kim Jacobson; 2 siblings: Marcia Westfall of Carlsbad, NM, and Zana Hicks of Jamestown, CA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lynette "Lynn" Ann Perry, age 69, passed away on July 6, 2015 at her home in Melba Idaho following a brief battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1946, she was one of five children born to Joe and Velma Santos in Turlock California. She grew up and went to school in Hilmar California where she graduated from Hilmar High School in 1964.
While no longer in our presence, Aida Comorosky, was ushered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Father's Day.
Our dearest Elaine went home to our Lord on Wednesday, July 1st after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her dearest friend and loyal companion, Ronald Davis. She leaves behind her son, John Ferrari, daughter, Jeannie Amaral, sisters, Gloria Ravetto and Roberta Parker, brother, Robert Dominick, uncle, Anthony Bondi, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...
John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.
Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...
Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.
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