A memorial service for Shawn William Avila, of Delhi, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 27 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. It will be officiated by Pastor Gregory Frazier.
Marcella (Kaber) Laffin, 80, of Turlock, passed away at her home at Paramount Court. Marcella "Dolly," "Bubba" lived a full life involved as a Cub Scout leader, PTA officer, YLI officer, choir director, bowling secretary for several leagues, as well as entering many crafts in county fairs.
Virginia Doyle (Norwood) Barnett, 96, died peacefully on March 11 in Turlock. She was born in Seattle, Wash. on July 4, 1913 to William R. and Elizabeth (Herren) Norwood. She attended Lincoln High School in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington in 1934 with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts. Virginia married Arthur Gordon Barnett in 1936, and together they raised four children - Gordon, John, Molly and Frederick.
Milton Homer Ewert, 76, of Modesto, passed away at Dameron Hospital on Saturday. Milton is survived by his loving wife, Joann Ewert; children, Jeanine Ewert of Sacramento, Steve and his wife, Sophia, Ewert of Coarsegold, Calif., Harlan and his wife, Vikki, Ewert of Fresno and Burton Ewert and his wife, Charleen Love, of Alpine, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and brother, Marvin H. Ewert of Kansas. Milton was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
Betty Louise Walker, 80, passed away March 15, 2010 in Turlock. She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Woodward, Okla. to Clarence Warriner and Edna Hensley. Betty and her aunt and uncle came to Alturas, Calif., where she worked in sawmills. Later she moved to Lindsay, Calif., where she met her soon to be husband from Hughson, Marshall Walker, and they married Dec. 26, 1945 and settled in Hughson. Betty was a great lady and hard worker who took pride in taking care of her house and cooking, which she was very good at. She was a fantastic person and ...
George Julius Marquis, 85, died on his birthday, March 9, 2010, with his family by his side in Hilmar. He was born March 9, 1925 in Tarpley, Texas to Julius and Ima Marquis. He enlisted in the Navy after high school and was mostly stationed in Japan. After his 20 year career in the Navy as Specialist 2nd Class E-5, he worked for Hershey's Chocolate plant in Oakdale for 19 years. He settled in Hilmar 12 years ago. He attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Turlock. He loved to walk and ride his bicycle all over ...
Ida Lee Coleman, 87, a long-time Turlock resident, passed away on March 10 at Doctors Hospital in Modesto, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 17, 1922, to Frank and Wilmina Norwood in Woodland, La.