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Ruby Lavada Sousa

Ruby Lavada Sousa, a long time Merced resident, passed away unexpectedly in her sleep on Wednesday, June 16. Ruby was born Sept. 12, 1932, in Clarksville, Texas to J.D. and Annie Magby. Ruby's passions were cooking, making flower arrangements and collecting elephant figurines. She proudly worked for the last six years for the City of Merced at the Merced Community Senior Center. She loved decorating the facility for the different holidays. She also enjoyed dedicating her time cooking for special events for her friends at the Star Club.

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Yeichi Sakaguchi

Yeichi Sakaguchi was born in Santa Clara to Chokichi and Maju Sakaguchi, Japanese immigrants. As a young boy, the family moved to Turlock to farm in the Cortez area. Yeichi attended local schools and graduated from Livingston High School and Modesto Junior College. In 1942, following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the family was relocated to the Merced Assembly Center. It was there that he married May Kuwahara. They were interned in Amache, Colo. during the war. Following the war, Yeichi and May returned to the family farm in Cortez and started their family. In his younger years, Yeichi enjoyed ...

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


John Ables

John Ables, 40, of Delhi, passed away unexpectedly at this home on Saturday, June 12. John was born in Turlock to Kenneth and Cindy Ables. He spent his life living and working in this area and settled in Delhi with his family. After graduating high school, John joined the Army. During his time in the Army, he was awarded many badges and medals that he took great pride in including the Expeditionary Medal (Operation Just Cause), Combat Infantryman Badge Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Component Bar, Expert Badge with Grenade Component Bar and more. Aside from his time in the Army ...

June 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Charles “Charley” Howard Geyer

He made the world smile. Charley was a member of Victory Faith Center in Modesto where he was dedicated on March 14. Even though he was an infant, he was a member of the Peace Officer Memorial Group of Stanislaus County and an avid supporter of the law enforcement community. He was also an aspiring "A's" fan. Charley belonged to all of us and inspired everyone he met. Charles fought the fight, finished the course, and kept the faith. Now he is with his heavenly Father awaiting our arrival. He is survived by his parents, Ryan and Melissa Geyer ...

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Joe Gabriel Miranda

Joe Miranda, 46, of Turlock, died in Modesto on June 20. He was born in Herismo, Terceira, Azores. He was a lumber worker for 15 years at Snider Lumber.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Howard Burton Keup

Howard Keup, 77, of Turlock, was born in Nebraska to Louis and Lula Keup in 1932. He was raised in Nebraska and Wyoming. The family moved to Delhi before Howard started high school. He graduated from Livingston High School, and after graduation in November of 1953, he married Cleta Taylor. Howard was an outdoors-man. He loved hunting, fishing and camping. He also enjoyed animals. His family has many good memories of "Papa" with his chickens and also his jelly beans.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Mary Patricia Liss Pitt

Mary Patricia Liss Pitt, 77, passed away peacefully with her daughters and son-in-law at her side on June 16 at Emmanuel Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Milwaukee, Wis. in May of 1933 to Irene Theresa Jadzewski and Walter W. Liss. After attending Holy Angels Academy in high school, she earned her bachelor's of science degree at Milwaukee Donner College, now Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wis.

June 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Edna M. Land

Edna Land passed away in her home on Friday, June 18. Land was born in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Dec. 23, 1919 to Gerrit and Jennie Helder. She served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II, achieving the rank of Corporal. She was the third child in a family of 12 children. Land was a member of the Disciples of Christ for over 65 years, and a member of First Christian Church for the past several years. She was active in youth leadership roles at churches in Sunnyvale, Seattle, Wash., South Bend, Ind. and Lake Camanche.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Hilda Mae Desper

Hilda Mae Desper was born in Ottumwa, Iowa on May 4, 1918. She was married to Sherm Desper a barber, for many years. Hilda worked for Armours and Woolworths before going to work at Penguins Ice Cream, where she worked for about 20 years. She moved to Iowa to take care of her sick father. After his death, she moved back to Turlock and went to work for the Senior Lunch Program and volunteered at the Salvation Army and other volunteer programs. She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary. Hilda achieved many awards from ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Gurnam Kaur Dhaliwal

Gurnam Dhaliwal, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Sunday, June 20. She was born in Sujawal Pur, Rajistan, India to Bhagwan Singh and Kartar Kaur Chahal in 1921. Gurnam was raised in India and came to the United States in 1977. She lived in Turlock for the last 30 years of her life. She was a member of the Turlock Sikh Temple. Gurnam loved to cook and spend time with her grandchildren. God and family were her life.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Freda May Bromley

Freda Bromley, 79, of Turlock, passed away victoriously at Turlock Nursing and Rehab Center on Sunday with her family by her side. Freda was singing "Amazing Grace" at the time of her passing. She was born in Oklahoma to James and Hessie Whitsett and grew up in Van Buren, Ark. She graduated from high school in Van Buren, Ark. She married Billy Bromley in 1954, and with her new family, migrated back and forth to California for several years. She permanently moved to California in 1972. Freda was a strong, loving mother who faithfully raised and cared for her family ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Antonio “Tony” Toste

Tony Toste, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson with his family by his side. He was born in Tipton to Manuel and Maria Toste in 1923. In 1935 his family moved to the Azores. He moved back to California and worked for AC Transit before retiring at the age of 56 in Stevinson. He was a member of many Catholic organizations. Anthony enjoyed gardening, traveling in his motor home, and spending time with his family - especially his three grandchildren. Tony is survived by his wife, Adelina Toste; daughters, Brenda (Scott Norquist) Toste of Denair ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Arthur T. Weaver

Arthur T. Weaver, 87, died June 12 in Napa. He was born June 25, 1922, to Roy and Bernice Weaver of Turlock. He attended Turlock schools and Modesto Junior College before going to Stanford University where he was a member of Beta Theta Phi fraternity and studied business. Arthur went into the Navy as an ensign in World War II. He attended several colleges, including Colorado College, Ohio State and Columbia. He was a midshipman in Norfolk, Va. and was shipped out on the Tripoli to Brazil in the gunnery department. Arthur played basketball on-board and flew in a B24 ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Willie William Yeley

Affectionately known as Pug, Willie was born in Chicta, Texas on Aug. 28, 1920. He passed from this life in Turlock on June 20, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Pug moved to Arizona in 1942, where he met and married Alva Maxine (Myers) Yeley. Together they moved to Porterville and worked in the labor camps from 1944 to 1948. In 1948 Pug started working for Tidewater Oil until he retired. Pug and Maxine moved to the Delhi / Turlock area in 1979.

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


Charles Finny Woodward

Charles Finny Woodard, 87, passed away at his residence in Denair. He was born in Kansas to Elda and Frances Woodard. He was drafted into the United States Army at the age of 18 and was stationed in Hawaii. After his service he settled in San Diego where he met and married his wife of 63 years, Florence Berger. He was a rancher for over 50 years. Charles was a collector of vintage automobiles and had cars in prominent statewide car shows. He loved horses, and was a fabulous fisherman. Charles was known for his carpentry and enjoyed renovating old ...

June 22, 2010 | | OBITS


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Aurora Adelina Andre

Aurora Adelina Andre passed away at the age of 93 on March 19, 2017 in Modesto, CA.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Betty Lou Thiessen

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Gerald Thiessen of Meridian, ID; son Gary and his wife Peggy Thiessen of Meridian, ID ...

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Pershing F. Dahlstrom

Pershing (Persh) Franklin Dahlstrom, 98, of Turlock, passed away peacefully in Oakdale. He was born to Louis and Anna Dahlstrom in Stockton, the seventh of ...

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Joe L. Coelho

Joe L. Coelho passed away on March 17, 2017 after a long illness.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


William Jerome Hallinan

William Jerome Hallinan passed away on March 8, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 75.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Diane Henley

Diane M. Henley, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 23 in Modesto after an illness.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Geraldine Kaye Pillow

Geraldine was born in Turlock to Sterling and Katherine Witzel and passed away at the age of 63. She graduated from Turlock High School and ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Bryan Brigham

Bryan Brigham, more lovingly known as Buster to most, and Grandad to the lucky ones, passed away at the age of 78, on March 14 ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Patricia Ann Driskell

Patricia (Pat) Ann Driskell (Loomis), 65, of Turlock, California passed away peacefully in her home on Friday, March 10, 2017. She was born in Turlock ...

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Lawrence Gilley, Jr.

William "Bill" Gilley, Jr., 76 of Newman passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on March 9, 2017. He was born to ...

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Michael Defonce, Jr

Michael Defonce, Jr, a longtime resident of Modesto passed away suddenly Saturday,

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Bettie Sarment

Bettie Jane Sarment passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 at Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock, at the age of 96. Bettie was born ...

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


William Jerome Hallinan

William Jerome Hallinan passed away on March 8, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 75.

March 14, 2017 | | OBITS


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