Charles is survived by Dean, his loving wife of soon to be 59 years; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Brion; five grandchildren and their spouses; six great-grandchildren, with three on the way; brother, Fred; sisters, Georgia and Doris; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was born in Riverside, CA to Bobby and Patricia Herrington in 1959 and passed away at the age of 54 in Modesto, CA. Robby graduated from Denair High School in 1978 where he participated in football, track, and wrestling. Robby loved country music and attending rodeos; he always dreamed of becoming a bull rider. Robby was known for being a caring person who loved everybody.
Betty Lou Reeser went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was born July 2, 1931 to Forest and Ethel Wampler in Missouri, one of four children.
Norma Jean Leonard, 88 of Hilmar, passed away on June 13, 2014.
Alma Louise Elliott, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Alma was born in Dryer, Arkansas to Benjamin and Lessie Blanchard. She lived most of her life in the Delhi area. She worked several years as a Nursing Assistant and later worked on the line of Valley Fresh in Turlock. Alma was a woman of faith and love. She taught her own children and she taught Sunday School at the United Pentecostal Church in Delhi. Her children were her world. She was loved by all who knew her.
Lloyd passed away after a short illness. Born in Trenton Missouri, Lloyd joined the Army and specialized in airplane engine mechanics. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory WWII Medal and the American Theatre Ribbon. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Lloyd went on as a civilian at Castle Air Force Base in Merced CA. where he operated the aircraft engine change dept. and later supervised the vehicle maintenance dept. until his retirement in 1978.
Nancy Ying Gong, age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2014. Nancy is survived by her loving husband Guy Ming Gong; son Daniel Gong and wife Wailan; son Raymond Gong and wife Mari; daughter Lisa Wong; daughter Tina Gong; grandchildren Brandon and Gavin Gong, Bryan, Diana, and Anthony Wong. Sister Shun Kong and husband Paul Kong. Sister Kam Kuen Soon and husband Loy Soon.
Mary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1936, to parents Benjamin Earl and Bessie Veronica Smith.
Anne Matson went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1923 in Chicago, Il. She was raised in Gary, Indiana where she attended local schools and graduated from Emerson High School. She moved with her family to Delhi, California in the late 1940's. She met the love of her life, Samuel Matson, and they were married and moved to Turlock in 1951. They enjoyed many happy years together supporting their family and community until Sam's death in 1993. She lived independently in Turlock, and recently moved to Paramount ...
Mary Galbraith Thomas Peterson, a longtime Turlock resident, passed away on March 29, 2014. She was two months shy of her 98 birthday.
Ronda was born in Modesto and grew up in the Turlock and Waterford area. She was a loving and caring person, who was always trying to help others and make them happy. Ronda enjoyed camping and being outdoors, but most of all she treasured time spent with her children and sisters.
Lisa was born in Modesto to George and Edith Dennis and raised in Turlock.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Anne Boeh.
Delores "Dee" Jean Walker was born in Cape Girardeau, MO. on March 15th 1934.
SPC Frank E. Pedras III was born October 30th, 1987 in Atwater, CA, the son of CAPT Frank E. Pedras, Jr., and Karen Pedras. He grew up as part of a military family living mostly in Sonoma and Marin counties in California and four years living in Illinois near St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from San Antonio High School in Petaluma, CA, he enlisted in the Army in Turlock, CA on October 6th, 2010 under the Delayed Entry Program with an effective date of service on March 7th, 2011. SPC Pedras attended Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, and Advanced ...
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...
Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.
Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.
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