Raymond (Ray) Lee Clark, age 71, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was born April 3, 1941 in Turlock, CA to the late Edmund and Matilda Clark. Ray was a disabled veteran of the United States Army, where he served a tour in Europe. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Turlock, where he attended Modesto Junior College to learn the heating and air conditioning trade. He married Patricia Henson on November 27, 1965, and they were married for 25 years. He worked for Thorsen's Heating and Air until he retired ...
Angie Machado Vierra, beloved mother, sister & friend, was granted her path to heaven on Saturday, May 12. Surrounded by family, she died peacefully in her home in Hilmar, California.She was 89.
George Avila, Sr a well known citizen of Turlock passed away Saturday May 12, 2012. In the home he and his wife Lupe had built their lives together in, during the evening around sunset and surrounded by members of his loving family, this strong man finally succumbed to ailments related to congestive heart failure, a battle he had fought right to the end. He knew he was loved dearly and that he wasn't alone as he made that last journey.
Doris Elizabeth Pearson, age 101, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012. She was born in Irwin, California to Enfred and Lettie Challberg. She attended schools in Hilmar and then graduated from Providence School of Nursing in 1932. She worked as an RN until she enlisted in the U.S. Army Nursing Corps, in 1942. She settled back in Hilmar in 1946, and married Art Pearson in 1947. During her married years, she continued working as an RN. She volunteered at Emanuel hospital and for the blood bank after retirement. Doris was a member at the Berea Lutheran church and lifetime ...
Clair Willson Reavis, 80, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, California. Clair was born in Willits, California to Clair and Marjorie Reavis. He grew up in Oakland and graduated from Oakland Technical High School with continued studies at Merritt Jr. College. Clair had numerous summer jobs growing up including his favorite at the Heinz Food processing plant. Clair worked in the warehouse industry including 37 years at Capwell's Department Store in Oakland. Clair's dedication in his work allowed him to retire in management in 1990.
Clint Case, 41, of Hilmar, passed away after a long battle with illness. Clint was born in Ceres, California to Eddy and Marilyn Case. He attended Keyes Elementary School and, at age 10, attended Crowell School in Turlock. His Junior High years were in Chadwick, Missouri, and he returned to be near his Mom and graduated from Angels Camp High School.
Carolina "Caroline" Castro passed away on Monday, May 7 in her home in Turlock, CA. Caroline was born on April 30, 1973 in the city of Mexicali, Mexico.
Dorothy Ella Wright, 86, of Turlock, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 8, 1925, in Auburn, CA, to the late Henry and Maude (Story) Gibson. She graduated from Santa Cruz High School and then moved to Petaluma, where she met her first husband, Albert Gwinner. During that time, she worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Dorothy and Albert moved to Philadelphia, where he attended a seminary. After Albert passed away, Dorothy moved to Turlock. She worked at the Cal State University Stanislaus Library for 15 years. Soon after retiring, she ...
Herbert Wayne Evans passed away on April 23, 2012.
Simon White was born in Turlock. He attended kindergarten at Cunningham Elementary, went on to Schendel School in Delhi, Delhi Middle School and graduated from Delhi High School. He played baseball and football in middle school, made "All Stars" in high school football.
John died Friday surrounded by family. A dynamic and loving man, John celebrated life and enjoyed it to the fullest. John was preceded in death by his mother Joyce Bertacchi and survived by his wife, Janice Segars, his sister Kathi Cunningham, his stepfather Roy Bertacchi, his two children Stephanie and Zachary and many loving family members and friends.
Raya was very loved and will be dearly missed by her loving family. She was born in Ukraine on April 15, 1929 to Avisha and Rebecca Ellia and passed on May 6, 2012. Raya leaves behind her loving husband Youshia Daniel; children Janet Daniel of Turlock, Tom Daniel of Turlock, Violet Deter of Santa Clara, Joanne Dailey of San Francisco, Mary Sarkis of Turlock and Wilma Dorliac of Santa Clara; sister Sona Pourkaldani; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
George Eisenhut of Turlock passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday May 3, 2012, while holding the hand of his only child, John. Six years ago the love of his life, Mildred Eisenhut, passed, and he was greatly comforted in his last days at the idea of reuniting with her in the afterlife.
Francisco "Frank" Salas, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Friday, April 20th, 2012. He was one of five siblings born to Jess and Loreda Salas. He is survived by his sister, Angie Salas, sons Anthony and Michael Salas and daughter Tatia Childers. Frank married the former Elaine Elick on 7/7/1985 and she preceded him in death.
George J. Heilman, was born in Dickinson, North Dakota to parents Lawrence and Mary Heilman. He grew up with seven sisters and four brothers on a Midwest wheat farm. George was later drafted to serve in the U.S. Army in the Ninth Armored Division, which was part of the third army serving in Europe during World War II. George returned home to North Dakota where he met and married his wife, Carol. They were married 65 years.
On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Michael Wayne Blair passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Born and raised in Merced CA, Mike was the fourth of ten children born to Ray and Juanita Blair. Mike was a Bee Keeper and many times traveled for his work.
Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.
Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.
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.
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