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.
Linda John, 53, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Linda had lived her whole life with challenges. She was born in Spokane, WA, the first of two girls born to David and Valerie John. The family moved to California when Linda was two. When she was still very young, her father was killed in an auto accident. Her mother married Howard Lower a few years later and Linda grew up with a great love and respect for both of her parents, Howard "Poppa" and Valerie Lower. Howard and Valerie were involved in the leadership of the choir ...
Born San Francisco, CA to Ida and Howard Fisk.
Wanda Lou Threet ,age 73 of Modesto, passed away Tuesday April 24, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson CA from complications of Lymphoma.
Brandon Koch, 26 of Turlock, died April 12 of adrenocortical cancer at Stanford Hospital.
William Lawlis Pace died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning, April 23, 2012. He had celebrated his 103rd birthday February 27th. Lawlis was born in 1909 in Burkburnett, Texas. He was the second son of Myrtle and William Pace. He is preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Onetia and their infant son, Daphael Gene, his parents, sister Audrey Erwin, and two brothers, Marvin and Howard.
Vivian I. Johnson passed the morning of April 10, 2012. She was the last surviving sibling of 8 children.
James Alvernaz was born April 22, 1947 in Turlock, California to Alfred Alvernaz and Bernice Alvernaz. He attended Turlock High school and Modesto Junior College. He worked at Turlock Christian School and Turlock Transit as a bus driver. He was a bus driver for 23 years. James (Jim) also was a farmer and grew pumpkins, watermelon , and hay. In 2010 he married his loving wife Marilyn Scott. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, coaching, watching baseball, and service to his community. Jim belonged to Masonic Lodge #395 -Turlock and was a member of Eastern Star in Ceres.
Jay Jensen was born on January 28, 1933, in Luck, Wisconsin, and passed away surrounded by his family on September 17, 2014, in Turlock, California. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, but to many others he was known as the owner of the 7-Eleven on Geer Road in Turlock. He was a proud veteran who served in the Air Force in Tripoli from 1952 - 1956. After his military service, he moved to Michigan where he became a senior product designer for Hamill Manufacturing where he held two patent designs, most notably the retractable seatbelt. In 1978 ...
Marie Livingston, 89, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor. Marie was born in Martin, South Dakota to Neil and Bessie O'Blenness. She grew up in Wenatchee, Washington, graduating from Wenatchee High School. Marie married the love of her life, Oliver Livingston, in December of 1943 while he was in the Army Air Corps. She cared for their first-born daughter, Barbara, during Oliver's tour of duty in Europe during World War II. Her family grew to five lovely children who celebrate her life.
In loving memory of Jan Prather who peacefully passed away early Saturday morning in her home. She went to join her husband Hank Prather who had passed just a year ago. She grew up in Modesto and lived most of her life in the area. She had worked at Payless Market in Lockeford for several years. She started as a cashier where people would stand in long lines just to see her. She became the head of the bakery department there where she loved to bake. She is survived by her brother Jeff Cravens in Modesto, her sister Joy Castillo ...
Douglas Lee, age 52, passed away after a brief illness in Aptos, CA. A native of Turlock, Doug was a 1980 graduate of Turlock High, and received his BS degree in Geology from Stanislaus State University.
Kathryn was born on May 6, 1927 to George and Bessie Hendryx in Salisaw OK. She came to Turlock, CA with her parents and brother, Jacob in 1942. She went to work for California Frozen Foods where she met Robert "Bob" Holder, the one and only love of her life. They were married on June 22, 1945 and spent 69 wonderful years together.
Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.
Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.
Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.
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