Jose L. Melo, 81 of Snelling, died on Feb. 4 at his home in Snelling. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Whitehurst, Norton and Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 W. Main Street. A Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2606 S. Walnut Street, Turlock. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service.
Edward Mayer, Jr., 96 of Turlock, passed away in his home at Paramount Court early Sunday morning. Ed's wife Rose (of 74 years) preceded him in death by less than four months. Mr. Mayer was born in Gilroy and grew up in an agricultural family. They lived and worked in rural areas of Northern California. After he and Rose married in 1935, Ed got into the furniture business. He worked for many years as furniture buyer for Redlicks Furniture in San Francisco. He retired in 1981 and they moved back to Turlock to get back closer to their roots.
Soledad Sosa, 76 of Westley, passed away on Sunday, with her family at her side. She was born in Tamazula, Durango, Mexico, to Everardo and Altagracia Sosa in 1933. Soledad has lived in the Westley area for 30 years. She enjoyed music, traveling, and socializing with family and friends. When needed, she gave a helping hand to anybody that needed help. Most of all, God and family were her life.