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Joseph John Lopes

Joe was born in Newman, CA to Joseph and Mary Lopes and passed away at the age of 71. He attended Canal Grammar School in Newman, Keyes Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1963. After graduating high school he moved to San Leandro and became a union carpenter, which was his occupation for many years. Joe was a lifetime Raiders fan, enjoyed drag racing, fishing and duck hunting. He was proud to donate to St. Joseph's Indian School. Joe was a loving father and grandfather.

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Albert John Baptista

Albert John Baptista was born January 26, 1921 in Hughson, California to John and Anna Baptista. In 1941, he met and married the love of his life Geraldine (Tiny) Baptista at a Modesto Pentecost Celebration. In 1944, they were blessed with a daughter, Kathy Vaz.

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Robert Ray White Jr

Robert Ray White of Hilmar, California passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born in Cullman, Alabama on October 11, 1943. He met his wife, Brenda Reid, in junior high school and they married following high school in 1962. They began a life together that would carry them through 8 towns, 5 states, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 dogs, numerous horses, and many motorcycles. Bob came to California to work at Foster Farms in 1975, retiring in 1992. He then began his second career as an almond farmer, cattle owner, and horse breeder. Bob is survived by ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Susan Vesperman

Susan (Sue) Vesperman, R.N. passed away on May 2, 2016, just short of her seventy-seventh birthday. Sue was a long-time resident of San Ramon before moving to Turlock two years ago.

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


E. Richard Soderquist

Richard Soderquist, 77, was born in Turlock to Edwin and Ella Soderquist. He attended Hawthorne Grammar School, Wakefield Junior High, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1957.

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


Frank J. Silveira

Frank Jorge Silveira passed away peacefully to the arms of our Lord on the morning of May 14, 2016, after a lengthy illness. Frank was born in Cedros, Faial, Azores to Francisco and Serafina Silveira. He never learned to read or write in English or Portuguese; there was no time for that during those very hard times. He did learn about hard work ethic and practiced that his entire life. He served in the Portuguese army as a barber and was very proud of his meticulous skills and precise haircuts. He was a lifetime dairyman, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather ...

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


Donna Rae Cecilia (Lytle) Oyama

Donna was born in Sutton, Nebraska to Raymond and Helen Lytle. When she was two years old, the family moved to California in 1948. She attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and Turlock High School. Donna worked as a Pharmacy Technician for twenty years.

May 13, 2016 | | OBITS


Oct 7, 1926 – May 6, 2016

Born in Long Beach, California to Jackson Owen Harlan and Lois Floy Hampton Harlan. Preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ronald Jackson Harlan, and her husband of 22 years, David Wilbur Cox. Pat graduated from Excelsior High School Class of 1944. Pat was a "Rosie the Riveter" for the McDonnell Aircraft plant after high school until moving to Fresno in 1945. She married James William Bell in 1946. They had a daughter (Peggy) then divorced in 1947. James moved to Ohio and Pat stayed in Fresno, working as a clerk at the College Pharmacy and Rhodes Liberty House. She ...

May 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Sherman Dwayne Walner

Sherman was born Nov. 5, 1926 to Roy and Agnes Walner. He lived most of his life in Turlock. Sherman proudly served in the US Navy from Feb. 1944 to May 1946 as a motor machinist. He loved his plants and animals, especially his faithful dog Mindy. He loved people and always enjoyed the big dinners at home; there was always room for one more. He enjoyed deep sea fishing, camping and being at home.

May 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Michael Terry Wagner

Mike Wagner (46), of Turlock, passed away on Monday May 9th, 2016. He was born in Modesto and raised In Yuba City where he graduated from Yuba City High School in 1988. After high school he came to Turlock to help his father at Olde Tyme Pastries. Mike was a very devoted father, son, friend, and partner, who was loved by everyone he met. He poured himself into his work at Olde Tyme Pastries, it was his passion. He will always be remembered by his outgoing, loving personality and ability to have a good time no matter what.

May 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Doris Marion Anderson

Doris Anderson - beloved sister, aunt, and great aunt – passed away Tuesday April 19, 2016 due to complications of a stroke suffered the week before. She was 93. A long-time resident of Turlock, Doris spent the last two decades loving life in Desert Hot Springs. Her nieces and nephews rejoice that her eyesight has been restored, she is suffering no more, and she now sits with Jesus, directing Heaven's choir, reunited with members of her family she so cherished and who have passed on before her – including Ruth Forstrom, brother Deloyd, sisters Darleene and Devahna, and nephew Barry.

May 06, 2016 | | OBITS


Calvin Coolidge Vickery

Calvin Coolidge Vickery was born on January 10, 1925 in Oklahoma, to Charity Jane (Jones) and Albert Simon Vickery. He died in his sleep at his home in Vallejo, California on April 23, 2016, at the age of 91.

May 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Thomas Bruce Jackson

Tom Jackson, 71 of Ceres, passed away Monday, May 2, 2016 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. He was born March 5, 1945 in Turlock and raised in Patterson. After graduating High School in 1963, he attended Modesto Junior College. In 1965, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and married Barbara Riker in 1966. After his honorable discharge, he worked for the City of Ceres as a Building and Grounds Superintendent for over 16 years. He was a proud member of the Modesto Masonic Lodge #206. He coached Pop Warner Football and Little League Baseball. He treasured the friendships he ...

May 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Carole Marian Weise

Carole was born Carole Marian Long on July 14, 1918 to Earl and Florence Long in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was an excellent student and graduated from Elmhurst College in Illinois with highest honors prior to her 21st birthday.

May 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Lucilleo O. Geiger

ucille Geiger entered heaven at the age of 93. She was born and raised in Clovis, graduating from Fresno Community College. She met Oren, her husband of 65 years, through their District Church Walter League. Oren was later a vicar at her church.

April 22, 2016 | | OBITS


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David John Kangas

David John Kangas, 51, died September 9, 2016 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was at home and surrounded by his wife, two ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathryn Lorraine Liles

Kathryn Lorraine Liles, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, passed away unexpectedly in her home last week. Born March 2, 1964 in Castro Valley ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Frances Mae Haarstad

Frances Mae Haarstad went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Brandel Manor, Turlock CA. Frances (known as "Mickey Fran ...

September 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Jane M. Strong

Jane M. Strong, 65, of Turlock died peacefully at home and entered into eternal life on Sept. 18, 2016, after a four-and-a-half-year struggle with breast ...

September 23, 2016 | | OBITS


August Chipponeri

August Chipponeri has gone to his heavenly home!

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Howard Gale Porter

Howard Gale Porter, 90, went to be with the LORD surrounded by his loving family 9/19/2016. He was born in Opheim, Montana, son ...

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Gladys Winter

Beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Gladys Souza Winter, 96, of Turlock passed away peacefully with family by her side on Sunday, September 19, 2016.

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


Charlene Gilchrist

Charlene Zehner Gilchrist died Monday, September 12, at the Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock. She was 89 years old.

September 20, 2016 | | OBITS


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