Kathleen Ann (Cole) Lieb passed away on April 10, 2013 in Los Banos, Calif., surrounded by family members and many close, extremely dedicated friends who took care of her every need during her three-and-a-half year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 49 years old.
Jane was born in Holdenville, OK in 1943. The family moved out west where they lived in several towns until coming to Turlock in 1956, where her father would run a local vacuum cleaner shop. Jane graduated from Turlock High School in 1961 where she was active as a cheerleader, student body secretary and the 1961 Football Queen. After graduation she moved to Fresno to attend business college. In 1962, she married her high school sweetheart and remained in Fresno until 1969. They moved to San Jose where they would spend the next 30 years. Jane was co-owner and involved ...
Sharon Matson was born May 5, 1943 in San Francisco, CA to Eldon and Ruth (Dargitz) Challberg. Sharon attended schools in Turlock, with a brief stint at East Bakersfield High, graduating in 1961 from Turlock High School.
Eliseu "Eli" S. Mendonça, Sr., age 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at his Crows Landing residence. Mr. Mendonça was born in Feteira, Terceira, Açores and immigrated to the United States in 1957, and together with his parents and siblings, settled in Tulare, California. The family also resided in Stockton and Tracy. In 1963, the family moved their dairy operation to Willows where they resided for five years. In 1967, the opportunity arose for the family to purchase their own dairy farm in Crows Landing, where the business has operated the past 46 years ...
Gary Grant Norman passed away April 2, 2013 from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 52. Gary was born in Logan, Utah and grew up with his large and close-knit family in Paradise, Utah. Gary worked hard and loved to play football. All who met Gary immediately liked him. He served honorably in the England London South Mission for two years and was married to Angela Batty in the Logan, Utah Temple on September 10, 1982. He graduated from Utah State University in 1986.
Randy Lee Au passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 after a long illness. He was born October 31, 1968 to Danny and Mary Au.
Celia entered into rest peacefully on March 29, 2013.
Michael Boyd, 55, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a two year battle with cancer. Michael was born at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock to Henry and Lynn Boyd. He graduated from Turlock High School. He was a high school athlete competing in baseball and wrestling. For 35 years he worked as a carpenter in home construction. He enjoyed playing softball, gambling, and hanging out with his friends. Michael had lots of friends. He will be greatly missed.
Chester Walter Chimel, 85 of Turlock, passed away on March 29, 2013.
Survived by wife Sandy Hall; children Jeremiah Hall, Margaret Rodriguez, Rick Hall and Molly Hall; siblings Rick Hall, Terri Hall, Lori Biddie.
Our Lil' Buddy was a vibrant 18 month old. He loved running crazy through the house, climbing on everything especially his parents and big brother. He could spend hours passing cars back and forth on the kitchen floor, chasing after anything that was thrown across the room and bringing it back or finding mud puddles with his big sister in the back yard. There was never a hug turned down or a kiss left in the air. He was such a loving little boy.
Betty Gwendolyn Clark Graham was born in Turlock, California in January of 1927 to Russell and Irene Triplett. Betty died at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson following a brief illness.
Elizabeth (Liz) Rutherford Piscitello, 89, died in Modesto after many months of failing health. Elizabeth was born on September 17, 1923 in Oakland, California to Lawrence and Lucy Watson. After losing her father to pneumonia in 1928, she and her sister, Marilou, moved with their mother to Martinez, CA. She attended elementary schools in Martinez, but attended junior and senior high school in Berkeley. She attended University of California at Davis until it was shut down to become a military camp. With the outbreak of war, she worked in the East Bay Area until marrying her college beau, Alfred Edward ...
Floydine (Ping) Sorenson, Wenell, Johnson, Nielsen went home to be with her Lord Jesus on March 26, 2013. She was born in Livingston, CA to Soren & Ida Sorensen on January 9, 1924. Ping graduated from Turlock High School and married her high school sweetheart, Lawrence (Tubby) Wenell in 1942. They had three children. Larry (Jean) Wenell, Linda (Gordon) Horn, and Sandy (Terry) Thornton. After Tubby died in 1958 she married Einar Johnson, in 1960 and became Mom to two more children: Sharryl (LeRoy) Lindberg-Friesen and Larry (Joan) Johnson. Einar died five years later and Ping was single for twenty-five years ...
Turlock resident, Lou Ella Thomas, 93 of Turlock, died Wednesday morning after a long illness with Alzheimer's Dementia.
Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...
John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.
Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...
Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.
Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.
Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.
Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...
Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.
Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.
My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.
Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...
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