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Shamus Michael Byrne

Shamus passed away at a young 36 years old on the afternoon of July 4th at Doctor's Medical Center. He was the beloved son of Judy and Tom Byrne, Modesto and much loved brother of Sean Byrne (and his wife Rosie). Shamus was the cherished father of six year old Sha J (Shamus Michael Jr.) and is also dearly loved by Sha J's mom, Vanessa Castillo. Shamus was a graduate of California State University-Stanislaus. Shamus worked as an intern, general assignment reporter and Sports Editor at the Turlock Journal. He enjoyed his games of golf, playing and watching ...

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS


George "Allen" Atherton, 92, was born in Stockton to George and Arline Atherton. He died Tuesday in Modesto.

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS

Charles F. Corgiat

Chuck, age 88, WWII U.S. Navy veteran, passed away at Turlock Rehabilitation after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Hilde, and his two children, Pat Staley (Doug), and Charles H. Corgiat (Vicki). He also leaves four grandchildren, Jennifer Corgiat, Toby Staley, Julie Freely, and Shelly Staley, and eight great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Charles and Imelda, sister, Barbara Thrasher, and brother, George. A wonderful family man, he loved to go camping and traveling, especially cruises, and going to all of this ship, U.S.S. Ammen, reunions ...

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS


Alvin Joseph Perry, 84, a longtime Turlock resident passed away on July 23, 2013. Alvin was born in Modesto and raised in Gustine. He served in both the United States Army and Air Force during and after the Korean War. He married Freda Penner in 1972, they had been married 41 years. He was a retired business owner of Turlock Radiator and Muffler. He belonged to the Lyons Club and VFW. He was an accomplished artist and was a member of the Valley Sun Catchers. He loved camping, fishing, painting and spending time with his family. Alvin is survived by ...

August 09, 2013 | | OBITS

JM Moore

JM Moore, 83, passed away on Saturday. He was born to Floyd and Elizabeth Moore. He was raised on a farm in Berryville Arkansas. He was one of four children, three boys and one girl.

August 06, 2013 | | OBITS

Maria M. Jorge

Maria Magdalen Jorge was born to Cezar and Felicidade Almeida on a homestead in Byron, California and raised in Livingston and Turlock. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1943 after which she worked in Modesto at a children's clothing store, The Little Folk Shop. In 1953, she married Alfred John Jorge of Turlock, and was later employed as a floral designer at Turlock Flower Shop for 30 years. Maria's talents included sewing, crochet, gardening, and ceramics. She was an active member of Sacred Heart Church for 75 years, a parent volunteer at Sacred Heart School, and a ...

August 02, 2013 | | OBITS

Morris Chantland Knutson

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the kindly insurance agent cashed in his 90 year policy for a one way trip to paradise. He is now free of the ailments which hindered him in his final years. Morris Chantland Knutson was born in Patterson, California. He was the eldest child of the late George and Dena (Chantland) Knutson. As a boy, Morris learned responsibility as he helped his mother care for his siblings. He was a natural born salesman; at the age of 12 he delivered The Modesto Bee by bicycle. By 16, with the help of his first car, Morris ...

July 30, 2013 | | OBITS

Maria Jorge

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 5:00-7:00p.m. with rosary to follow at 7:00 also at Allen Mortuary. Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Turlock Memorial Park. Maria's obituary to follow in the next publication. Condolences can be shared at

July 30, 2013 | | OBITS

Jerry Burford Lee

Jerry was born on September 8 1954 and died on July 19 2013. He has 3 surviving brothers Rickey ,Rodney and Eddie Lee. He will be laid to rest on July 31 2013 in a private burial.

July 30, 2013 | | OBITS

Brandon Donal Pacheco

Brandon Donal Pacheco of Turlock was born June 23, 1988 and entered into rest July 23, 2013. He is survived by his father Joe Pacheco, mother Trena Pacheco, sisters Shannon, Jolee, Heather, and Linzey, brothers Brian, Blake, and Brett, brother-in- laws Shawn Walker and Timmy Henley, sister- in-law Tabitha Pacheco, grandmothers Rose Pacheco and Alma Casey, girlfriend Lea Rojas and her son Isaac. As a child Brandon enjoyed skateboarding and bike riding. Throughout his adulthood he grew a passion for the outdoors and fishing on the river. He was a handy son who took great pride in remodeling homes with ...

July 26, 2013 | | OBITS

John A. Estrada

John A. Estrada passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 in Modesto. He was born June 22, 1933 to Guadalupe and Luz Estrada, in Merced. He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Carmen B. Estrada, and four of their children. He is survived by his other four children, twenty seven grandchildren, and thirty seven great grandchildren.

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Ila Jacobs

Ila Jacobs, 86 of Manteca passed away peacefully at Bethany Home in Ripon on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Ila was born on September 19, 1926 to Irvin and Clara Wixcel in Centerville, South Dakota. She attended Turlock High School where she met the love of her life, Joe Jacobs. They were married in March of 1948 after his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They made Manteca their home in 1952 where her husband Joe coached and taught at Manteca High School. After college, Ila also taught in the Manteca Unified School District. Ila had many passions in ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Robert Tilden Harris

Robert Harris, 93, longtime Turlock resident, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after a short illness. Robert was born in Riverbank, CA to T. J. and Ora Harris. After graduating from Oakdale High School he studied Auto Mechanics briefly at MJC. Following his mother's wise advice, Bob changed his career direction and attended business school where he received his degree in accounting. He worked for over 30 years for the Army Air Corps and the IRS in accounting and auditing. As a young man Bob married Lois Fife and they had two children, Robert Harris, Jr. and Terry ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Ronald Eugene Blevins

Ronald Blevins, a resident of Escalon, Ca. entered into rest July 18, 2013. He was born to Ina and Joe Kleinschmit. Ron graduated from Davis High School. Ronald had been a baker and worked for the deli at Marie Calendars. He was a maintenance worker for Richland Markets for 24 years. Ron also had a painting business, Blevins's Painting. He was a very compassionate person, volunteering his time to the Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto, the Salvation Army and serving food to needy. Ron loved to go to the Delta, he had just bought a boat with his brother ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Raymond Daniel Aschwanden

Raymond Aschwanden, 92, of Turlock, passed away at St. Francis Assisted Care Home. Raymond was born in Modesto CA to Frank and Louise Aschwanden, one of eight children. He attended Modesto schools and lived most of his life in Stanislaus County. In his teen years Ray began to drive trucks hauling hay, eggs, and produce. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Force and served during World War II in the South Pacific as a gunner on B-17's. After his military discharge in 1945 he married Febia Moore. Ray was a truck driver for 25 years. In his spare ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

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James R. Davenport

James Robert Davenport passed away on October 2, 2015. He was 82.

October 08, 2015 | | OBITS

Ivan Thal Stinson

Ivan Thal Stinson, 87 of Turlock died peacefully at home from cancer on October 2nd. He was born September 1, 1928 at Emanuel Hospital to ...

October 08, 2015 | | OBITS

Dorothy M. Anderson

Dorothy May Erickson-Anderson was born on November 19, 1916 and she died of natural causes in her home on September 27, 2015. Her parents were ...

October 06, 2015 | | OBITS

Harold Esqueda

Harold Esqueda born Jan 26, 1938 in Merced Ca. Died Sept 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Carney and Madeline Esqueda ...

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Carlene Prewitt

Carlene Prewitt, 67, passed at home surrounded by family on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. She was born in Turlock on July 17, 1948 and lived ...

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Joan Varner

Turlock resident, Joan Varner, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 in Modesto. She was 78.

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Matthew Joseph Rowan

Matthew Joseph Rowan, 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Turlock, California on September 30, 2015. He was born January 22, 1926 in Artesian ...

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

C. Everett Aldrich

Clarence Everett Aldrich of Hughson died at home on the ranch where he had lived his entire 91 years.

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Bernell Earl Snider

Bernell Snider, 94, beloved husband, father and friend of so many, passed away peacefully at his home of 64 years in Turlock. Born in Denair ...

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS

Marilyn Rae Peterson

Marilyn Rae Peterson, a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after a long illness.

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS


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