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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


Martha Virginia Buerge Boswell

Martha Virginia was born in Santa Monica, California to Lester L. Buerge and Ethel Buerge on

December 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Joseph J. Folino Jr.

Joseph James Folino Jr. passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015. He was born October 25, 1927 to Joseph and Anne Folino in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Joe served his country in the U.S. Navy during both WWII and the Korean War. The aerospace industry brought him to CA in 1956 and he lived in the Los Angeles area for a number of years before moving to Turlock. Joe was also an owner of the Red Steer restaurant for 11 years.

December 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Andrew L. Fliflet

Andrew Lawrence Fliflet was born in Barron, Wisconsin and passed away in Modesto on December 20, 2015. He was raised in Wisconsin until he moved with his family to Turlock where he started his first year of high school at Turlock High School. He began his extended education in San Francisco at Glad Tiding Bible School which became Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz. Andrew was an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God for 65 years and pastored in Northern California, Enterprise, Redding, Portola, Dunsmuir, Loyalton and Chester. Andrew married Janet Brown from Weaverville, CA and they were married ...

December 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jean Ladd

Betty Jean Ladd, age 83, passed away peacefully at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, California on Christmas morning. "Betts" was born December 28, 1931 in Modesto, California to Elmo and Leona High, the second of five children. She was a resident of Turlock for the past 52 years.

December 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Dorothy Grubb

Dorothy Grubb went home to be in the presence of her Savior Jesus Christ on December 26, 2015. She was born and raised in Livingston, California. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where she loved to sing in the choir. She loved to do the intricate work of quilting. She worked as a secretary at Foster Farms for many years. She will be remembered as being persistent in all her endeavors and choosing to never give up no matter the obstacles. She was very caring and loved to help others out. She loved her family and ...

December 29, 2015 | | OBITS


James C. Cole

James Clayton Cole passed away at the age of 93. He was a beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He was born in San Francisco, CA and grew up in Redwood City, CA with his parents, Theodore Melzar Cole and Katherine Marilla (Mitchell) Cole, and his older siblings: Ted II and Phyllis.

December 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Catherine Evonne (Johnson) Carson

Catherine Carson, age 68, of Turlock, went to be with her Heavenly Father on December 11, after a long illness. Cathy attended Livingston High School and Merced Jr. College. She was employed by Miner's Inn in Mariposa, Cingular and Cal Almond, Inc. She was an active member of Sovereign Grace Community Church in Hughson.

December 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Raymond Dean Kellogg

He passed away at home with Amanda by his side

December 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Marian Pursley

Marian Pursley, 75, of Turlock, CA passed away on December 14, 2015, at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Marian was born in Detroit Lakes Minnesota on July 7, 1940. She moved to Turlock in 1954, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1958. She married Bill Pursley and dedicated her life to family and raising her two sons. Marian is survived by her husband Bill and two sons Rick and Dan Pursley, her brother Lowell Carlstrom and Sister Lorene Carlstrom and many close family members and friends. Marian devoted her life to her Faith in God and was an inspiration to ...

December 24, 2015 | | 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


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