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Francisco Palafox (photo)

Francisco Palafox, 89, of Patterson died Nov. 30 in Modesto. He was born in 1921 in Gabriel Lopez Zacatecas, Mexico.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Jose Guilhermino Teixeira

Jose Guilhermino Teixeira, 85, of Turlock died Nov. 29 in Turlock. He was born in 1925 in Santo Antao, Topo, Sao Jorge, Azores.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


James “Jake” Katsu Kirihara

Jake (James Katsu) Kirihara was born in Turlock and passed on to his eternal rest peacefully at his home in Livingston. Jake proudly served his country - volunteering for the U.S. Army during his family and community's internment in Amache, Colo. - serving in the historically noted 442nd Combat Infantry Group as a Staff Sergeant. Jake farmed and promoted agricultural issues for over six decades. He was a founding member of numerous regional agricultural concerns including the Livingston Farmers Assn., Big Tree Organic and Farm Land Preservation Org. He and Francis, a local public health nurse, helped mentor the Livingston ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Bachint Kaur Uppal

Bachint Kaur Uppal, 97, of Merced passed away at home, in the comforting arms of her beloved son. Bachint was born in India, and was married at the young age of 13 to her late husband, Swaran Uppal, whom preceded her in death in 2009.

Bachint and Swaran came to live in the U.S. briefly in 1980, only to return to Afghanistan a few years later. She and Swaran returned to the U.S. in 1995, at which time they made the Merced area their home.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Albert Louis Morais

Albert "Al" Morais, 76, of Hilmar passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Dec. 1. Al was born in Gustine to Serafin and Maria Morais in 1934. He was raised in Crows Landing and graduated from Orestimba High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Al married Irene Gouveia in 1957, and they moved to Hilmar in 1958. They lived in Hilmar since that time. Al was a dairyman his entire career. He loved to cook and barbecue. Al cooked and barbecued for many events in Hilmar. He was a 4-H ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert H. Lyon

Robert Lyon, 97, of Oakdale passed away at his home with his family by his side on Monday. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to William and Zillah Lyon. He worked as a rancher and owner of an auto body and paint shop before his retirement.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” George Chance

Bob Chance, 86, of Denair, passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a plane captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Cora Annette Simmons

Annette Simmons, 53, of Hilmar, passed away Friday at her home in Hilmar.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Phul Pati

Funeral services will be held for Phul Pati from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Leonard Andrew Tornell

Leonard Tornell, 88, was born in Turlock to Andrew and Signe Tornell. He died Wednesday in Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Lucas Pacheco Melo

Lucas Melo, 83, of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 27 in Turlock. He was born in 1927 in Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores. He was a line worker for 22 years and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church of Livingston and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He was also a member of Livingston Pentecost Association and founder of the Lira Acoreana de Livingston. He enjoyed gardening, wine making, matance do perco. He loved being with family, loved his grandchildren, playing music and animals.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Alice M. Wade

Alice Wade, 87, of Turlock, died Nov. 29. She was born in 1923 in Porterville.

She was a secretary for a labor union for 28 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW of Turlock and Native Daughters.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Nicola Badal

Nicola Badal, 86, of Turlock, passed away Nov. 26 in Turlock. He was born in 1924 in Khako, Russia.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Belmiro R. Goulart

Belmiro R. Goulart, 82, of Modesto, was born June 14, 1921 in Capelo, Faial, Azores and passed away on Nov. 24, 2010, in Modesto.

November 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Janet Kay Potter

Janet Kay Potter, 69, passed away Nov. 23, 2010, with her family by her side at Country Manor in Hughson. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Flint, Mich. to the late Leonard and Anne Wharram. She lived in Arizona for five years and moved to Whittier, Calif. at the age of eight where she lived until settling in Turlock in 1975. Janet earned a life teaching credential from Cal Western University in Point Loma, Calif. which began her 30-year teaching career; with 25 of those years spent at Denair Middle School.

November 26, 2010 | | OBITS


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Janet L. (Hardin) Humphreys

Janet Humphreys passed away peacefully on April 9th due to Alzheimer's disease, just five days shy of her 85th birthday. The second of four ...

April 24, 2018 | | OBITS


Joyce Joan Logsdon

Joyce Logsdon was born to Emil and Elfreda Swanson at the old Emanuel Hospital, the only one of her family born in California. Her five ...

April 24, 2018 | | OBITS


Anthony “Tony” Walker

Anthony "Tony" Walker told his last inappropriate joke on Sunday, April 15, 2018, which cannot be printed here. Tony is survived by his overly-patient wife ...

April 24, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary Jane Wilson

Mary Jane Wilson, nee Mary Jane Mitchell, returned to her Lord Jesus Christ on April 16, 2018. She was the loving mother of two sons ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Terry L. Griffin

Terry L. Griffin, 63, a compassionate and gracious man, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Terry was a resident of ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Doris June Fiorini

Doris June (Doyle) Fiorini, 71, of Turlock, CA died Thursday, March 29, 2018 from cancer two weeks after being diagnosed.

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Norma Pauline Porter

Norma Pauline Porter died after a sudden illness on Monday evening, April 16th, 2018 at the age of 79 in Modesto. She was born in ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Lawrence Lee “Larry” Jones

Lawrence Lee "Larry" Jones passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 of natural causes peacefully at his home in Darby, Montana. He was born November 5 ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Dale Pinkney

Dale was born in El Centro, California to Silas and Ruby Pinkney and passed away at the age of 86 in Turlock. Dale spent most ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


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