Melvin Douglas Walker, 63, of Tehachapi, died Nov. 21 at San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Jose Freitas, 62, of Turlock, died Nov. 26 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton, and Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main St. in Turlock. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. A mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave., in Turlock.
Richard Vikjord, 66, of Modesto, passed away at Doctors Medical Center on Nov. 26. He was born in Tulsa, Okla. and moved to California when he was only three years old. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam. He married Lorna LeMonds in September 1968 in Bakersfield, Calif.
Felix Renteria, 78, passed away of natural causes on Nov. 26 at Memorial Hospital. Felix was born in June 1931 in Merced, Calif. to Joe and Ariana Renteria. After school he enlisted in the Special Services for the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He settled back to Turlock where he milked cows, then later owned a few trucks, driving for E&J Gallo Winery. Felix belonged to the Turlock V.F.W. and Teamsters Local 386. He really enjoyed fishing.
Parmodh was born in Wailasi, Naitasiri, Fiji to his parents Shiu Ram and Sumintara Devi. He later moved to the United States. He was a priest "pundit" and member of the Northern Sikh Temple and the Ram Nam Mandir Temple. He was a very religious person and he loved music. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He also loved making memories with his loving grandchildren.
Linda Chandler, 59, passed away Nov. 23 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief battle with cancer. Her husband, Bob; daughter, Janielle; mother, Marie; brother, Richard; and sister, Judy of Kansas City, Mo. were at her bedside.
Wanda Mae Gunter Holder, 51, formerly of Turlock, died on Nov. 11, 2009, in Taos, NM, where she had lived for the past several years. She left behind two loving boys who she raised by herself - God bless her soul. She had liver cancer, along with other health problems.
Melvin Walker, 63, of Tehachapi, died Nov. 21 in Tehachapi. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3 at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park.
Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.
Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.
Edward Roy Munroe, 84, of Turlock, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at English Oaks Convalescent in Modesto. He grew up in Delhi, CA and after he graduated from Livingston High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. He settled in Turlock in 1993.
Alma Chambers was born in Jefferson City, Missouri to the daughter of Louis and Marie (Renterghem) Loethen. She moved to Turlock where she graduated from THS in 1958 and married fellow grad, Ronald Chambers, on July 24, 1960 at Sacred Heart Church. Alma spent many years as a legal secretary before retiring from the Attorney General's Office in Missouri. She owned Alma's Ceramics in downtown Turlock. Among her many passions were traveling, quilting and family history. Above most, Alma will be remembered for her strong spirit which left a lasting impression on everyone in her life. After a ...
Nancy Middleton Thompson, beloved wife, mother, and teacher, died in Modesto, California, on May 7, 2015. Family, faith, and a commitment to nurturing future generations were the pillars upon which Nancy built a life of love and service. Nancy was devoted to an extended family with deep roots in the Midwest. Following in her parents' footsteps, she became a teacher in Minneapolis after her graduation from the University of Missouri in 1949. She met and soon married Lloyd in 1950. Her career in public education spanned thirty-eight years, the last nineteen of which were spent in Turlock, California, where she ...