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Paul Del Paso Hoffman

Paul was born December 26, 1912 north of Sacramento, near Dry Creek Station on the 44,000 acre Rancho Del Paso Mexican Land Grant. His father was a farmer and minister; his mother a homemaker. He was raised in Rio Linda, CA and graduated from Sacramento High School. He studied engineering at Sacramento City College and graduated with an Associate of Arts degree. As a young man he worked odd jobs to support himself and his family throughout college and the Great Depression. He did many things in his life. In the 1930s he was a produce broker and trucker ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Sally Fairbank

Sally Fairbank was born on October 28, 1954 in Visalia, California. She grew up on a ranch in Turlock, CA and attended school there. Sally had three children: Brandon and his wife, Becka, along with her two children, Cameron and Abby; Nancy and her son, Max; and Clayton and his wife, Elizabeth. While living in Turlock she was involved in numerous organizations from President of the Garden Club, member of the Turlock Horse Club, and an Awana Leader at Monte Vista Chapel. She was a passionate singer and once performed at the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville, and after moving ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Sandra E. Olson-Musser

Sandra went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 10, 2013 at the age of 76. She was born to Jack and Dorothea Randle on July 14, 1937 in McPherson, Kansas. She graduated from McPherson High School and attended Brown Mackie Business College in Salina, Kansas. She married Thomas Olson of Bavaria, Kansas on November 30, 1957. They had a dairy and wheat farm with Tom's parents for 10 years, raising their 3 children on the farm until moving to Turlock, CA in May 1968 for Tom to become herdsman for Arlinda Dairy. In 1974, they began ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

Stanley Irving Wilson

Modesto resident Stanley Irving Wilson died August 8, 2013 at Casa de Modesto. He was 90. Mr. Wilson was born in Madera. He was the youngest of four children born to Wilford and Ethel Clark Wilson. His sisters Ilene and Olive and his brother Wilford all preceded him in death. The Wilson family moved to Modesto in the early 1930's when it came time for his oldest sister to start college at Modesto J.C. Mr. Wilson completed all his basic education in the Modesto schools graduating from Modesto H.S. in 1940 and Modesto J.C. in 1942 ...

August 13, 2013 | | OBITS

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

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Peggy May Woods

Peggy May Woods was born in Lancaster, PA. She was raised by stepfather Sterling Shupe and Mother Mildred along with sisters Mildred and Marjorie. She ...

November 27, 2015 | | OBITS

Nikki Whittiker

Nikki Lynne Whittiker, 67, of Denair went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. Born in White Salmon, WA, September 4 ...

November 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Leonard Francis Pereira

Born in Escalon, California to parents, Carlos Pereira and Evangeline (Vieira) Pereira decedents of farming and whaling families in the Central Valley, Monterey Peninsula and ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Debbie Phillips

Debbie passed away at UCSF Hospital in San Francisco with her two daughters by her side. She lived in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Walter Lee Hotchkiss

Walter lost his battle with Leukemia on November 18th. He was born to Alva and Marguerite Hotchkiss in Hobbs, New Mexico on August 18, 1940 ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Lawrence Douglas Schmitz

Lawrence passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at English Oaks Rehab Center in Modesto. He is survived by his son Douglas Schmitz ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS

Thomas Kirk Johnson

Thomas Kirk Johnson was born August 20, 1956 to Donald and Inez Johnson in Salinas, California. He grew up in Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Malaysia ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS


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