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Gerald “Jerry” Norman Pettigrew

Jerry Pettigrew, 82, of Turlock, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Emanuel Medical Center. Jerry was born in Lockesburg, Arkansas to Godfrey and Ethel (Buchanan) Pettigrew. After he served six years in the Navel Reserves, Jerry worked for various banks as Vice President and Bank Manager for 39 years. He belonged to 20/30 Club, Kiwanis Club, and Men of ESA.

January 22, 2016 | | OBITS


James (Jim) Rickenbacker

James (Jim) Rickenbacker 62, beloved brother and husband passed away quietly at his home in Pacific Grove, CA on 01/09/16 after a long illness. He was born in Turlock on March16,1953. He attended Turlock schools, graduating from Turlock High School in 1971 and California State University Stanislaus in 1976. He is survived by his wife Sheila, and his two brothers John (Claire), and Jerridith. He was predeceased by his father and mother, John H., and Jean S. Rickenbacker. Jim Rickenbacker lived and worked in the Turlock area before marrying his longtime love Sheila Doyle in 2000, and ...

January 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Karl Andrew Englund

Karl Andrew Englund, born on October 13, 1957 to Luther and Elvira (Carlson) Englund in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. He grew up with two sisters Beth (Alan) Adams and Marti (Bill) Anderson and a brother Dan (Julie) Englund and spent much of his youth in Minnesota and California graduating from Hilmar High School. He attended Modesto Junior College and graduated from Covenant Bible College in Canada. He met his wife, Joyce Nordlinger, while working at Mission Springs Conference Center and they were married April 19, 1986. They established their home in Chicago and Bethany Beach in Sawyer, MI. They were blessed ...

January 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Norma Jean Blackwell

Norma Jean (Basham) Blackwell, 72 of Turlock, passed away of Pancreatic Cancer on January 12, 2016 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House. She was born in Casa Grande, Arizona and raised in Redland, CA. She married Bob Blackwell April 28, 1961.

January 15, 2016 | | OBITS


Helen Irene Snider

After celebrating New Year's Eve, Helen Irene Snider passed away on December 31, 2015 at her daughter, Sharon Marino's, residence in Rhode Island. She was 98 years old. Helen was born in Holyoke, Colorado to Otis and Laura Moss. She attended school in Colorado and Iowa before moving with her parents to Denair, California in 1936.

January 15, 2016 | | OBITS


Dona Harmon Jorgensen

Dona Marie Noel Jorgensen, the youngest of three children by Merle and Margaret Harmon, was born December 25, 1925 in Denair, California. After a sudden illness, she died January 6, 2016 in Valencia, California, at age 90.

January 15, 2016 | | OBITS


Laura Lanea (Easley) Adrian

Laura Lanea (Easley) Adrian age 56 went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning January 5, 2016 at her home in Greeley Hill, CA. She was born July 31, 1960 in Ceres, CA. Laura was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and wife. She enjoyed being around her family and spending time with her two grandsons. She was always full of life and loved everyone around her.

January 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Joe Pacheco

Joe was born in Santa Barbara, Terceira, Azores on May 9, 1939 and passed away on Dec. 12, 2015 at the age of 76. He leaves his wife of almost 30 years, Bonnie Artrip-Pacheco of Turlock, granddaughter, Toni Pacheco of Sanger, sister, Lucy (Jack) Hulsey of Visalia, step daughters, Windy Pacheco, Jodee Turner and Dawn Miller, many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many wonderful friends.

January 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Marta Jean (Ayers) Garcia

Marta Jean (Ayers) Garcia, 60, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2016 in Turlock, California. She was born on September 1955 at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, to Elbert Forrest "Bud" and Jean (Miller) Ayers.

January 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Elsie Copeland

Elsie Copeland, 94 of Turlock passed away on January 6, 2016 at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 16, 1921 in Coweta, Oklahoma. Elsie was a homemaker and worked in the family chicken business most of her life. After leaving the family business she worked for Keller Industries for 25 years before retiring in 1997 and moving to Turlock. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Turlock. Her hobbies included crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, and various types of hand work including quilting.

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Helen Ellen Kleiber

Helen was born in Pauls Valley, OK to Jewell and Nellie Gist and passed away at the age of 85 in Hughson, CA. She lived in Arizona before settling in California where she lived for the rest of her life. On July 15, 1947 she married John Chris Kleiber and together they had four children. Helen was a hard worker and made sure she passed those valuable lessons on to her children, taking them to work with her where they helped her pick fruit. She worked various jobs in addition to raising a family including Booth's where she packed ...

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Charles Eldon Carlson

Charles Carlson, 65, of Modesto, CA, died on Wednesday, January 6th, surrounded by his loved ones, after battling cancer. Born in Turlock to Orville and Edna Carlson, he graduated from Downey High School in 1968 and attended Modesto Junior College and San Diego State. Chuck worked as a business agent at the American Federation of State County Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 10, and dedicated himself to improving the lives of those in his community. An armchair historian and avid reader, Chuck was very witty, enjoyed long arguments, and joking with friends and family. He was a lover of cats, the ...

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Carol Mae Swanberg

Carol Mae Swanberg, a longtime resident of Hilmar, CA, passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the age of 83. She was born in Irwin, CA on February 23, 1932 to her parents Royal and Lillie Oliver. At a young age, she, her two brothers, and sister lost their mother and went to live with their aunt and uncle, Mattie and Ivan Carlson. She attended Riverside Elementary School in Hilmar, and Hilmar High School, graduating in 1949. She married John Swanberg on May 7, 1955. They were married forty-one years and had two sons, Gary and Dale. Carol worked ...

January 08, 2016 | | OBITS


Gary “Skinner” Silva

GATES OF MEMORIES WILL NEVER CLOSE

January 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Eleanor Antoinette Donnelly-Reiswig

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m. at Turlock Funeral Home for Eleanor Donnelly-Reiswig, 86, of Turlock. The burial will follow at Hilmar Cemetery.

January 05, 2016 | | OBITS


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Betty Louise Gay

Mrs. Betty Louise Gay, 82, of Delhi, CA passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Turlock, California. Louise was ...

February 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Bernice Fay Tell

Bernice Fay (Teulker) Tell left this world and us earlier this week and is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

February 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Jessie Olsson

Jessie happily celebrated 100 years of life in June, but was then happy and ready to move on to her next adventure in January.

February 04, 2016 | | OBITS


Debbie Moody

Debbie Moody was the best friend, sister, daughter, mother & "Gigi" that anyone could have. Debbie was born to Wayne & Beatrice Moody in Bakersfield, California. She ...

February 04, 2016 | | OBITS


Lillian Diane Sharp

Lillian Diane Sharp, 76, of Delhi, passed away peacefully at Emanuel Medical Center on January 31 due to a brief and unexpected illness. She was ...

February 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Wayne B. Penrose

Wayne passed away on January 28, 2016 at home surrounded by family. He died of natural causes. He was 90 years old. Wayne was born ...

February 02, 2016 | | OBITS


Efigenia “Minnie” Irizarry Smith

Efigenia "Minnie" Irizarry Smith, 90, was born April 26, 1925 on a tropical mountaintop near Penuelas, Puerto Rico.

January 29, 2016 | | OBITS


Mark Jerome LaChapell

Mark Jerome LaChapell, 68, of Turlock, California passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, January 25, 2016 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House ...

January 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Howard Allred

Howard Allred was born August 2, 1926 in Ogden, Utah and passed away January 21, 2016.

January 28, 2016 | | OBITS


Douglas Jerome Perry

Douglas Jerome Perry peacefully passed away at his home with his family Saturday morning Jan. 16, 2016 after a lingering illness. He was born Feb ...

January 26, 2016 | | OBITS


Tim Edwards

Tim Edwards, 56, entered into rest on Friday, January 22, 2016 in Modesto, CA after fighting a battle with cancer.

January 26, 2016 | | OBITS


John Sinclair

John Sinclair, born a twin at the old Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock, CA on July 20th, 1932 to Bill & Marie Sinclair, died December 11th of ...

January 26, 2016 | | OBITS


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