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Charlie Ray Edwards

Charlie passed away of natural causes on December 6th, 2017 at home, at the age of 96. The world has lost a true pioneer, Charlie was a very special part of every life he touched, he was funny, sassy, bold and independent to a fault. He was a story teller. He spoke to children like they were his equal.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Nelly Warda Javid

Nelly Warda Javid, a beautiful woman who lived life to the fullest with us, her family and friends, passed away peacefully this week. Nelly, beloved by everyone she knew, will live in our hearts and thoughts forever.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Virginia Brown

Virginia was born in 1931 to Elijah and Gladys Bell and passed away at the age of 86. Growing up, she worked as a migrant farm worker, on her way to graduating from Hilmar High. In adulthood, she worked for the U. S. Postal service and in the cafeteria for Denair Unified School District. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, travel, using the computer and spending time with family. Virginia was a member of the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059 Women's Auxiliary.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Virginia Brown

Virginia was born in 1931 to Elijah and Gladys Bell and passed away at the age of 86. Growing up, she worked as a migrant farm worker, on her way to graduating from Hilmar High. In adulthood, she worked for the U. S. Postal service and in the cafeteria for Denair Unified School District. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, travel, using the computer and spending time with family. Virginia was a member of the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059 Women's Auxiliary.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Egleston

Bill was born in May 1964 and passed away in January 2018 after succumbing to injuries sustained while doing what he loved: racing on a fresh dirt track. Bill was known for his amazing generosity and kindness to every single person he met; once you shook his hand, he was your friend and he would have given you the shirt off of his back if you needed it.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Douglas Lee Merritt

Douglas "Doug" Merritt, 71, was born to LaVerne and Maxine Merritt in Turlock. He passed away at home on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Glen Dean Winans

Glen was the first born child of Glenn and Ruby Winans on May 6, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas. His younger brother, Dale, was born about a year later. The two other siblings Dara and Nina were born in Turlock. The early 1930's were a period of severe economic depression everywhere. The Winans took their two sons, migrated westward to hopefully find meaningful employment to provide for their family needs. Mr. Winans took any job available until he had the opportunity to apply for an opening on the Turlock Police Force. He qualified and was hired and spent the rest ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Ellie Kenefick Crean

Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vincent and Eleanor Kenefick and passed away at the age of 70 after an extended illness. She was raised mostly in Long Island, New York where she went to school. After high school she completed her Bachelor's degree to become a registered nurse at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. In 1969, Ellie moved to San Francisco and worked in various hospitals in the California area over her 37 year career as a nurse.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Victor Francis Velleca

Victor was born at Landstuhl, Germany Military Hospital in 1963 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. At four months of age he moved with his parents to Boston and lived in many places before settling in Modesto in 1971. In 1980 he graduated from Modesto High School and worked as an auto mechanic until his illness prevented him from doing so. Victor was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary E. Weiss

Mary Elizabeth Greene Weiss went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday morning, December 18, 2017.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Souraya I. Aziz

Souraya I. Aziz, 87 years old, died peacefully on January 10th, 2018 in Turlock, California. Souraya was born May 7th, 1930 in Beirut, Lebanon, daughter of Ibrahim and Miriam Aziz, sister of Aziz, Mary and Sophia. She was a beloved aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews and will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be held Friday, January 19th at 10am at Turlock Memorial Park, 425 North Soderquist Road, Turlock CA 95381.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Yvonne Neal

Yvonne was born in Stigler, Oklahoma to John and Myrtle Basden and passed away at the age of 86 in Hughson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She dearly loved spending time with children and many kids called her "Granny" whether they were family or not. She was very involved in Delhi Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, worked with the youth and helped with events such as Vacation Bible School. Yvonne's hobbies included bowling and playing bingo. For many years she and her husband Gene ...

January 09, 2018 | | OBITS


Eddie Fernando Gonzales Jr. “Chili”

Eddie Fernando Gonzales Jr., a lover of life and beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and grandson, was taken from us unexpectedly in a tragic auto accident on Jan. 3, 2018.

January 09, 2018 | | OBITS


John August Borba

John August Borba, born to Frank and Clara Borba in Stevinson, California on April 10, 1924, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on January 2, 2018 in Hughson, California. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


Joe C Willemse

Joe C Willemse, age 81, of Hughson, California passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 31, 2017-exactly 60 years from the date he first arrived in the United States. Joe was born July 5,1936 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands to John and Marie Willemse. He was a hard working almond farmer in Hughson for over 40 years. Joe was a sharp card player and an avid collector of coins and stamps. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his precious grandchildren. He leaves behind many loved ones including his wife of almost 55 years, Josie Willemse; son ...

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


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Janet L. (Hardin) Humphreys

Janet Humphreys passed away peacefully on April 9th due to Alzheimer's disease, just five days shy of her 85th birthday. The second of four ...

April 24, 2018 | | OBITS


Joyce Joan Logsdon

Joyce Logsdon was born to Emil and Elfreda Swanson at the old Emanuel Hospital, the only one of her family born in California. Her five ...

April 24, 2018 | | OBITS


Anthony “Tony” Walker

Anthony "Tony" Walker told his last inappropriate joke on Sunday, April 15, 2018, which cannot be printed here. Tony is survived by his overly-patient wife ...

April 24, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary Jane Wilson

Mary Jane Wilson, nee Mary Jane Mitchell, returned to her Lord Jesus Christ on April 16, 2018. She was the loving mother of two sons ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Terry L. Griffin

Terry L. Griffin, 63, a compassionate and gracious man, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Terry was a resident of ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Doris June Fiorini

Doris June (Doyle) Fiorini, 71, of Turlock, CA died Thursday, March 29, 2018 from cancer two weeks after being diagnosed.

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Norma Pauline Porter

Norma Pauline Porter died after a sudden illness on Monday evening, April 16th, 2018 at the age of 79 in Modesto. She was born in ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Lawrence Lee “Larry” Jones

Lawrence Lee "Larry" Jones passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 of natural causes peacefully at his home in Darby, Montana. He was born November 5 ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Dale Pinkney

Dale was born in El Centro, California to Silas and Ruby Pinkney and passed away at the age of 86 in Turlock. Dale spent most ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


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