Private services were held for Gerald Bishop, 85, of Grass Valley, Calif. Inurnment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine. He passed away on Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center.
Graveside services for Velma Schachterle, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. July 14 at Resthaven Cemetery, 8426 South Hwy. 287, Fort Collins, Colo., where she will be laid to rest next to her late husband.
Visitation for Samuel Paul Samuel will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on July 12 at Allen Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. July 13 at the Holy Apostolic Catholic Church of the East, St. Zaia Parish, in Modesto. He passed away in Fontana, Calif. on July 7.
A memorial mass for Jonathan Michael Sullivan, 45, of Valley Springs, Calif., is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 11 at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 162 Church Hill Rd., San Andreas, Calif. The mass will be officiated by Father Patrick Curran. Burial will be private. Jonathan died in his uncle's residence in Turlock.
Graveside services for Bill Watts, 67, of Modesto, are scheduled for 9 a.m. July 9 at Denair District Cemetery, 2501 East Zeering Rd., in Denair. Services will be officiated by Rev. Fred Bueto. Bill died in his residence on April 19, 2009.
Private services will be held at a later date for Jean James, 67, of Turlock. Jean passed away on Sunday at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital. She was born in Turlock to Manuel and Irene Silva in 1942. Jean graduated from Turlock High School in 1959. She lived in El Paso, Texas, Santa Cruz, and Modesto. She settled back in Turlock in 1993. She enjoyed the outdoors and birding.
Visitation for Benito Garcia, Jr., 47, of Turlock, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson. Inurnment/burial will be held at 10 a.m. July 15 at Patterson District Cemetery.
A funeral service will be held for Caroline De Salles, 90, at 9:30 a.m. July 9 at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. Interment will follow the service.
Services are pending at the Merced District Cemetery for Russell Loren Tolbert, 44. He passed away in Merced on June 15.
Services are pending at the Merced District Cemetery for Mark Shelby Tolbert, 45. He passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Merced.
Visitation for Norman Medeiros Sr., 77, of Hilmar, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m. July 8 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. July 9 also at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. It will be officiated by Father Hilary Silva. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held for Eddie Breves, 70, of Patterson, at 10 a.m. July 8, followed by a funeral mass at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Patterson District Cemetery.
Visitation for Devona "Bonnie" Wickstrom, 82, of Turlock, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. July 10 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. July 11, also at Turlock Funeral Home. Graveside services will be private at Turlock Memorial Park.
A memorial service will be held for Lorene Gonzalez, 33, of Winton, at 3 p.m. July 11 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Whiteness in Winton.
Visitation for Laureano Agueda, 71, of Hilmar, will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 9 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel in Turlock. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. July 9, also at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 10 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 2602 S. Walnut Ave., Turlock. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.
Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.
Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.
William "Bill" Hartzell passed away peacefully on September 5th in Hughson, California. He is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is gone from our sight but forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Bill Ball (Paula) of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Hatcher, (Steve) of Turlock, California, Dan Hartzell, (Noreen) of Turlock, California, Dave Hartzell (Lynn) of Tracy, California and Teresa Miller (Mark) of Medford, Oregon. There are also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are true blessings to him ...
Claudia was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father and three siblings: Sophia Alexi of Turlock, Robert Brimoanbi of Hawaii, and Albert Brimoanbi of Turlock.
Ila passed away peacefully in Turlock at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her husband William Versol Crow. She is survived by her three children, Sandy Snelling of Turlock, Judy Forrette (Gary) of San Mateo, and Gary Crow (Donna) of Cahone, Colorado. She was grandmother to nine, great-grandmother to 15, and great-great-grandmother to six. She is also survived by her sister Muriel Hartsell of Sonora, her sister-in-law OnaLou Lovelady Carter of Modesto, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Everett Beasley of Ceres CA passed away peacefully at Elness Convalesent Hospital in Turlock on September 7, 2014 at the age of 96. Born on July 11, 1918 in Rogersville, Missouri, Everett was the only child of Ernest and Eva Beasley.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm at Allen Mortuary with the Rosary to follow at 8pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.
Margaret Vasconcellos, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Turlock on September 1st.
Gus Coutrakis, 75, entered into rest August 31, 2014 at his self constructed hillside home near Lake Don Pedro. His beloved wife and best friend of 30 years, Vicki (Seagraves) Coutrakis was embracing him as he left his finger prints on our world. Also by his side, his devoted dog of 12 years Tula, who protected him, followed him and unbelievably understood him when others had no idea what he was saying…..
Hilda Ventura, age 79, passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born in Modesto to Frank and Rose Oliveira and lived most of her life in Turlock. She was married to her husband Louie Ventura for 60 years. Hilda worked for American Thread Company for 20 years until they closed. She retired from Emanuel Medical Center as a cook. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed cross stitching as well as taking family outings to Black Oak Casino. Hilda and her husband, Louie, loved camping with their friends Lorene and Howard ...
Cmdr. Kenneth T. Sanders (1919-2014), pilot US Navy (retired), passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014 in Pensacola, FL. He was born in San Francisco as a 5th generation Californian whose family had migrated to CA in the late 1770's as part of the first overland expedition to the small hamlet of San Diego commanded by Juan Bautista de Anza travelling across the desert from Mission San Javier near Tuscon.
In loving memory of Dennis Lee Lewallen, 71 years of age. He served in the US Army from 1965-69, in the 7th infantry division during the Vietnam war and was awarded a Marksmanship medal. He was a truck driver for over 54 years and earned the California Truck Driver of the Year award for over 3 million miles accident free. He was currently working for G&G Trucking in Turlock; he loved his job. Dennis never knew a stranger and everyone that met him loved him. His personality accompanied by his smile was a blessing to everyone. He loved hunting ...
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