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Francisco Gerardo Padilla

Mr. Francisco Gerardo Padilla age 48, passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center, he was born in San Antonio Texas, and moved to Sunnyvale California in 1968. Francisco is survived his Daughter- Cynthia Acosta, Granddaughter- Melodie, Parents- Gerardo Padilla and Maria Guadalupe Padilla, Brother- Luis Padilla, Nephew- Santiago Padilla and Niece- Janessa Padilla. He is preceded in death by his Brother- Alvaro Padilla. Francisco loved to go fishing and enjoyed to cook.

June 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Ricky John Gioletti

Ricky passed away peacefully at the age of 69, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was a graduate of Turlock High School, Class of '64, where he was voted "Most Beautiful Eyes" and attended Modesto Junior College for a time. He married Susan Peters in 1966. He grew up in the family farming business and enjoyed the farming lifestyle. He worked with his father at George Gioletti and Sons Dairy and later went on his own to start Ricky Gioletti and Sons Farming. In addition to farming Ricky was a talented fabricator and could build almost anything. He ...

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


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


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Ruth Louise Hamstad

Ruth Louise Hamstad, 95, of Turlock, went to her Heavenly home on June 20, 2016 at Covenant Village in Turlock. Ruth was married to Norman ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


June Marion Pearson

June was born in Clear Lake, Iowa of Swedish immigrant parents, Swan and Gertrude Peterson on June 29,1918. She went home to glory on ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Donald L. Bradley

Donald Bradley, 87, was born to Joy and Willa (Hall) Bradley in Upland, CA. He passed away Wednesday in Turlock.

June 23, 2016 | | OBITS


William S. “Bill” Walters

Bill Walters, 79, of Turlock, was born in Modesto to William E. and Virginia (Bostrom) Walters. He graduated from Turlock High in 1954 and soon ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Crystal Roberts

Crystal lost her battle with brain cancer. She was born in Oregon and moved to California 20 years ago. She was the first person in ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeriel Blaylock

Jeriel Blaylock passed away at Hylond Healthcare in Modesto, CA after a long illness. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Vicki L. Berlier

Vicki L. Berlier 54, of Turlock Ca, passed peacefully in Hughson Ca, surrounded by immediate family and friends after a short battle with ALS.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathleen Mae Landess

After 93 years, Kathleen "Mae" Landess passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 27, 2016. She has left behind two loving and devoted daughters ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Lawrence L. Blevins

Larry was born in Arizona, and lived in multiple cities in California as well as Colorado before settling in the Turlock area. He retired from ...

June 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Theresa Mae Lara-Almendarez

In loving memory of Theresa Mae Lara-Almendarez 63 of San Jose, Ca passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday June 6 in Turlock, Ca ...

June 14, 2016 | | OBITS


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