Tom de Graaf, 86, of Turlock, passed away at his home on Friday, June 11. Tom had been an active member of the Turlock community since 1963. He was born in Santa Cruz on Jan. 22, 1924, the son of Tom and Alice de Graaf of the Netherlands, who followed their dreams to begin a new life in the United States. He attended Ripon Christian Jr. High and high school, graduating in 1941. He served ...
Julia Babeadeh, 87, of Turlock, died Tuesday. Services have been held. Julia was born in 1923 in Urmia, Iran. She was a homemaker for 52 years and a member of St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church of Turlock. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Frieda Swaney of Los Angeles; and grandchildren, Peter Mokhatas of Kentucky and Michelle Mokhatas of Glendale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Natniel Moghadas; and son, Alfred Mokhatas.
John was born in Garden City, Kansas to Ludwig and Frances Gingrich in 1920. He spent his "youth" in an Army artillery unit in Northern Europe during World War II. That experience shaped his life; over half of his unit did not return home. He later graduated from San Francisco State with both a bachelor's and master's degrees. In 1948, he married Margaret in Oakland. John worked for about 30 years as a barber in ...
Brian "Tom" Julius, 89, of Turlock, passed away in the comfort of his home, with his loving family by his side.
Denia Rocha Machado, 76, of Livingston, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a brief battle with cancer on April 9, surrounded by her family. She was born in Terceira, Azores in 1933. She married John Machado in 1950, and had seven children. The family then immigrated to Livingston in 1968. She loved children, and for several years she cared for various children in her home. She also helped to raise ...
Faye Rodrigues, 49, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Thursday. She was born in Hawaii to Earl Kealoha and Elizabeth Lola Rodrigues. The family moved to California when Faye was just 5 years old. She loved the outdoors and also loved cooking, cleaning and crocheting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a happy person and enjoyed talking and laughing with her family and friends. She attended Victory Outreach in Modesto.
John Machado Neto Jr., 70, of Queen Creek, Ariz. passed away in Bakersfield on June 4. John was born Sept. 14, 1939 in San Jose to John and Mary Neto.
Clarence was born in Mc Louth, Kansas to Clarence and Udera in 1930. He later settled in Turlock, where he lived for 40 years. Clarence enjoyed watching his children play baseball in Little League, race cars and animals.
Suzanne Marie Hutson, 44, passed away June 4 with her family by her side at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto.
Ken Hearn passed away peacefully at his home in Turlock after a brief and brave battle with cancer; he was 58 years old. He worked for Fed Ex freight for 26 years and lived in Turlock for the past 37 years. He enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren with special treats and spending time with his family.
John Spier, 65, of Turlock, passed away in Modesto. He was born in Riverside. John was a communications technician for Pacific Bell for 30 years and for the Turlock Unified School District for 10 years. He was a member of Telephone Pioneers of America and Communications Workers of America. John enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing, hiking, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Suzanne Spier ...
Maria Dolores Gudino, 38, of Modesto, passed away on May 30 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born in Turlock to Jose Luis and Maria Renteria in 1972. She was a good role model and was always positive. Maria was a very happy person. She loved football, and the Oakland Raiders were her favorite team. Her family was her priority. She will be greatly missed by her family and those who knew her. Maria is ...
Agaton Basig Gumanday III, 26, of Atwater, died June 2 in Snelling. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 11 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. Burial will be private. Agaton was a laborer for two years at Dole Canned Food. He attended Christian Victory Center in Hilmar. He enjoyed skateboarding, playing with his children, nephews, nieces and cousins, he also liked to ride dirt bikes and fish. ...
Our beloved wife, mother, grammy, sister, aunt and friend, Marjorie Pittser, passed on June 5 at the age of 67. Her last days were spent at Memorial Hospital in Modesto with her family and friends at her side.
John V. Lawrence, 85 of Hilmar, died May 31 in Turlock. Services have been held. Burial was at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Maxine Olson, 95, of Turlock passed away at Hylond Convalescent Hospital in Modesto on Sunday, June 26. She was born in Turlock to Joseph and Clara Holgate in 1916. She lived in Turlock all of her life. Maxine was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Turlock and a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. She loved her pets, but God and family were her life.
Virgil Howell, 72, of Turlock passed away at home on Sunday, June 26. He was born in Merced to Clint and Elinor Howell in 1939. Virgil was raised in Stockton and lived his life in Stockton, Hayward and Turlock. He worked for UPS and FEDEX and finished his career at Elness Convalescent Hospital.
David Haman Lewis, Jr., 87, passed away June 26, 2011, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.
Dominic was born Oct. 31, 1987 to Mary and Dominic Coelho in Modesto. He attended Turlock High School where he played several sports and enjoyed showing dairy in FFA. His love for dairy continued while he worked as manager for the family's dairies. He was a constant source of fun, enjoying deer hunting, camping, and trips to Pismo Beach. He was a loving family member and friend who touched the ...
Carolyn was born in 1934 to Charles and Irma Vernia in Carlisle, Ind. Later the family moved to California, where she graduated from Bell High School in 1952. She was married to the late Earl "Bud" Stevens on June 27, 1953. Carolyn was a member of Monte Vista Chapel.
Gene Peter Dias, 57, of Oakdale, died June 23 in Oakdale. He was born in 1954 in Boston, Mass. He was a tax auditor for the government for 20 years.
Mary Caperton, 73, passed away June 27, 2011, at her residence in Keyes. She was born August 1937, in Oklahoma and came to Bakersfield at the age of 4. She lived in the Tulare and Visalia areas before settling in Keyes 45 years ago. She worked for Del Monte Foods and then Tri-Valley Growers. She enjoyed ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, attending the churches in Keyes, and working with elderly people at the convalescent hospitals.
Wanda Maxine Wente passed away at the age of 77 in Turlock. She was born in Fletcher, Okla. and later settled in California where she graduated from Ceres High School and later settled in Turlock.
Effa May Corker, 76, of Turlock, died June 2 in Turlock. She was born September 1934 in Colorado. She was a secretary for Sharp Army Depot for 14 years and a member of Pentecostal Church of Keyes.
David Joseph Vasconcellos, 84, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.
Dorothy Ehrhardt, 97, of Turlock, died June 23 in Turlock. She was born in Boise, Idaho in 1913.
Ida Lois Haney, 87, passed away June 16 at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. She was born November 1923, in Tennessee to the late John and Ollie Pfluger. She settled in Turlock 51 years ago. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall-Jehovah's Witness in Turlock. She enjoyed gambling in Boomtown, sewing, cooking and gardening.
Corinne Elizabeth Almeida was born June 1 and passed away peacefully on June 22. During her short life of 21 days, she touched many lives and was, and always will be, deeply loved by family and friends. She will be remembered for her strength and gorgeous ocean-blue eyes.
Noraier J. Jajanian, 66, of Salida, died June 21 in Modesto. He was born in 1944 in Bagdad, Iraq. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going to casinos, and soccer.
Born in Glenwood, Iowa on Jan. 18, 1931, Dale Edwin Snider died at his home in Roseville on June 12 following complications from a stroke. Dale graduated from Turlock High School in 1948 and attended Modesto Junior College before enlisting in the 82nd Army Airborne Division to serve in the Korean War. Following service he went on to graduate from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a degree in Aeronautical ...