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Marilyn Rose Davenport/Morrett

Marilyn Davenport passed away peacefully in Turlock on July 31st after a brave battle with lung disease. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, then moved to California in 1950 upon marrying Henry Morrett and earning her nursing degree. She worked in hospitals for 19 years and another 10 years as an aerospace industry nurse in southern California. She highly valued her work as an ER nursing supervisor and enjoyed the variety of patients she served. She raised her two beloved sons, Hal and Bryan, mostly as a single mother, following the premature death of Henry in 1961. In ...

August 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Julia S. Sleeper

Julia was born in Chicago, IL to Samuel and Nanajon Yohannan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 85. She settled in Turlock at the age of fifteen and graduated from Turlock High School. In 1957 she married Brad Sleeper and they shared 57 years of marriage. Julia was passionate about her Assyrian community and actively involved in and treasurer for the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock. One of her favorite activities was playing "Takhta", backgammon. She also loved to read and play bridge.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Pennie Ralston Hearn

Pennie was born on October 21, 1954 in Grangeville, Idaho to Everett and Emily (Billie) Ralston. She was one of six children. She fought a brave battle against cancer and went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was 59 years old.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Evelyn E. Besone

Evelyn was born and raised on a dairy ranch in Stevinson, CA and passed away at the age of 97 in Encino, California. She graduated from Hilmar High School and settled in Turlock where she lived for over 60 years. Evelyn worked for Haucks Drug Store and was a secretary for Dr. Moline's office for several years.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Gladys Ross

Dorothy Wire Ross was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6, 2014 just weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Dorothy was born in Chino, CA to Charles and Jo (Passmore) Wire. She attended high school in Chino and Chaffey College in Ontario before marrying Harlon Clyde Ross in 1932. Together they worked hard farming in the Pomona and Etiwanda areas before settling in Turlock in 1963. She helped feed chickens, clean eggs, smudge citrus, bottle feed calves and any other work that needed to be done on the ranch and in the home ...

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Edward Allen Aschwanden

Edward was born in Turlock where he lived all his life. He graduated from Turlock High School and drove truck for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and getting together with friends. He loved his daughters and one grandson dearly.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Jack Crawford

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and 8 siblings. He is survived by his wife Rella Crawford of Turlock; six children: Joseph (Sylvia) Crawford of Weleetka OK, Geraldine Crawford of Sacramento CA, Rhonda Crawford of Hawthorne NV, Rebekah Grover of Turlock, Patsy Wortham of Atwater CA, and LeAnn (Sonny James) Garman of Brownwood TX; one sister Fay Rountree of Oklahoma City OK, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Hiliwa D. Lang

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Adrian "Bud" Orange and her husband Dwight Lang. She is survived by her children: Renee (Jerry) Phillips and Robin (Tony) Garcia of Modesto, Roger Lang (Chris) of Vale, OR, and Rochelle Alexander of Reno, NV; her sister Karen Dempsey of Alaska; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Hijinia R. Maldonado

Hijinia R. Maldonado, our beautiful and beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, was called home to heaven on August 1st. She was born on January 22, 1928 in Jerez, Zacatecas in Mexico, where she met the only love of her life Jose C. Maldonado in 1946 and then married him on February 5, 1947. Hijinia was loving, kind, warm, hardworking, and loved her family with all of her heart. She and her husband were members of Sacred Heart Church in Turlock.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Timothy Charles Worsham

Tim Worsham, 46, of Turlock, passed away Tuesday, July 30th. Tim was born in Turlock to Dillard and Janet Worsham. He grew up in Delhi and graduated from Livingston High School in 1985. He got a double major degree from Cal. State Stanislaus in Math and Computer Science. In 2005 he married Janice Elrod. Tim has worked at Gallo Winery as Senior Manager of Applications Development. Tim enjoyed motorcycling, boating, and snow-boarding, but his first love was for his wife and family. He was very interested in education and technology, encouraging his children to further their education. Tim and Janice ...

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Shirley M. Hill

Shirley is survived by her husband Dean Hill, brother Robert Horine; daughters Judy (James) Allen and Kathie (Joseph) Wright; step-children Michael Hill, Linda Hill Mobley, Janet (Anthony) Watts-Clement; grandchildren Brian Allen, Shirley Spycher, Laura Allen, Sheri Icedo, David Worstell and Steven Worstell; step grandchildren Matthew Watts, Rachel Watts, Jessica Watts and Molly Mobley, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Pearl (Beth) Horine, and sisters Annetta Cochran and June Thomson.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gabriel Anthony Guerrero

Gabriel Anthony Guerrero was granted his angel wings on July 16, 2014.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Fredrick Yow

Fred Yow, 67, of Delhi, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Fred was preceded in death by his mother and a sister Janette Yow. He is survived by Pam Yow; children: Angela (Joseph) Matrisciano, Michele Yow-Thomas, Christina Yow, Fredrick (Jason) Yow, Niki Yow, and Joseph Yow, step-children Christina Andree and Jennifer Andree, his father LeBoyice Yow; siblings: Sherry Mingus and Gloria Yorston; and grandchildren: Arieonna, Mariah, Hayley, Gavin, Angelina, Adaline, Brayden, and Benjamin.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


David Arthur Sanchez

David was born in Turlock to Arturo Sanchez and Linda Cervantes and passed away at the age of 39 in Turlock. He was a caring man who would help anyone in need. He was apostolic and loved God as well as his children and family. David was affectionately known as "Uncle Donner" by his nieces and nephews. He was an avid 49ers fan, loved riding bikes and snacking on candy and sweets.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


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Terrence McSweeney

Terrence Eugene McSweeney, age 73, passed away at his home in Turlock on August 25th. Terry was born to Eugene and Bette McSweeney in Oakland, CA. Terry was a graduate of Hilmar High School and lived most of his life in Hilmar and Turlock. Terry had many friends and with his outgoing personality, made friends easily. He had a long career in the construction business, ultimately owning two successful construction firms in the area. Terry enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and visited many foreign destinations over his lifetime. His favorite travel destination, however, was much closer to home. Along with many ...

August 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gordon Leon Petersen

Passed away in his sleep on August 23, 2014 at the age of 93. Gordon was born in Nebraska on October 8, 1920 to Martin and Sena Petersen. He was the oldest of ten children. When Gordon was seven years old the family moved to Montana where he lived until enlisting in the Army Air Corps in December 1941. Gordon's unit sailed on the Queen Mary to Australia in February, 1942. He attended radio school at Point Cook outside of Melbourne and then served in New Guinea for the remainder of World War II. When Gordon returned to the ...

August 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Milne Hall

Don was born in Hemet, CA to Harry and Gladys Hall on December 6, 1921, and joined his wife of 61 years, Bernice, in heaven on August 18, 2014.

August 21, 2014 | | OBITS


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