Jean Heckendorf passed away, Tuesday, April 22 in Hughson, California. Jean was born to Linden E. and Margaret H. Heckendorf on November 19, 1925, in Turlock, California. She was a graduate of Fresno State College and earned her master's degree at the University of Colorado, at Boulder. Jean taught Physical Education at Tennyson High School in Hayward for over thirty years and finished her career as an English instructor.
Dan was born in Hollister, CA to Manuel and Mary Avilla and has lived in Stevinson, CA since 1934. Attended Merquin Elementary and Hilmar High School. Served in the US Army from1945-46 at Camp Beale AFB base near Marysville, CA. Shortly after returning home from service he met his future wife Lula Garvin. Dan is survived by his wife of 65 years Lula (Garvin) Avilla. Also surviving are four sons, Randy (Suzie), Rodney (Norma), Roger and Russ. They have six grandsons, Travis, Jim, Ross, Bob, Trent, and Taylor. Four granddaughters, Corinne, Kelly, Becky, and Leslie. Six great-grandsons, Tyler, Adrian, Eli ...
Donna M. Erickson was born on October 29, 1934 and passed away on April 13, 2013. She is predeceased by her parents, Donald and Muriel Olds and her son, Kevin Erickson (Pam).
Rui is survived by his wife Rosemarie Lynn Machado and children, Alyssa and Rui Allen. He also leaves behind his 2 grandchildren and his siblings.
Charlie Alberti was enjoying his yard work on April 11 when his heart stopped and needed to rest. Charlie was born on August 15, 1918 in San Rafael to Swiss Italian parents Emil and Catherine Alberti. He lived in San Rafael, Los Banos, and Gustine on his parents' 20 acre dairy ranch. Charlie was a World War II Veteran and served with the 41st Infantry and Artillery Division where he was a scout for the Technician Corps Staff and was in charge of his platoon. He proudly shook hands with General MacArthur and cared for his riding horse.
Amy Anna Elvera Johnson was brought into this world at home on December 31, 1915 in Marysville, California. She was the fifth of six children to Josua and Hannah Johnson. Amy attended Beulah Covenant Church as a child and is a charter member of Monte Vista Chapel.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing Bob Applegate after a long battle with illness.
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.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Loyazelle, and a brother Dick Hunt. He is survived by his wife Sue Hunt, 3 children: Cindy (Bryan) Blagg of Ceres, Sandra (Jim) Mitchell of Gainesville, Missouri, and Robert Jr. (Pamela) Hunt of Ceres, CA; 2 step children: Donna Haney and Kim Jacobson; 2 siblings: Marcia Westfall of Carlsbad, NM, and Zana Hicks of Jamestown, CA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Lynette "Lynn" Ann Perry, age 69, passed away on July 6, 2015 at her home in Melba Idaho following a brief battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1946, she was one of five children born to Joe and Velma Santos in Turlock California. She grew up and went to school in Hilmar California where she graduated from Hilmar High School in 1964.
While no longer in our presence, Aida Comorosky, was ushered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Father's Day.
Our dearest Elaine went home to our Lord on Wednesday, July 1st after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her dearest friend and loyal companion, Ronald Davis. She leaves behind her son, John Ferrari, daughter, Jeannie Amaral, sisters, Gloria Ravetto and Roberta Parker, brother, Robert Dominick, uncle, Anthony Bondi, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
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.
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