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.
Annie VonGunten, 80, of Delhi, died Nov. 20 at Emanuel Medical Center. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27 at Winton Cemetery District, 7651 Almond Ave., Winton. Burial will be at Winton Cemetery District.