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Robert William Zylstra

Robert went suddenly to his heavenly home during a train ride with his family in Peru. He was relaxed and enjoying the time with his He was a graduate of Turlock Christian High School. He loved to fly and was a licensed pilot who gave flying lessons. He was an active member of a rocket club, sharing his ideas with fellow rocket members and his knowledge with students at TCS, launching rockets up with them each year. He was good about helping others when called upon.

June 18, 2015 | | OBITS


Louie James Chaves

Louie Chaves knew no strangers. He shared his skills and knowledge of multiple trades with all who would receive. His door was always open to those in need. His compassionate heart and generosity of spirit were witnessed on a daily basis by family and friends.

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Alice Irene Petersen

Alice Petersen, 98, of Hilmar, passed away at Pacifica Senior living of Modesto after an extended illness. Alice was born in San Jose, CA to Henry and Cassie (Fuller) Roehr. She grew up in Newman, CA where her father owned a cigar store. She graduated from Orestimba High School and married her high school sweetheart William "Bill" Petersen. They moved to Hilmar and lived on a dairy that they converted from a turkey ranch. Alice was active in the Hilmar Grange for 50 years, a member of the Eastern Star and the Turlock Golf & Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge ...

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Dominguez

Mary is survived by her children Beatrice Gastelo, Herman Johnson Dominguez, Jr., Dina Dominguez and Richard Dominguez; siblings Olga Castro of Madera, Jennie DeLaCruz of Winton and Virginia Galvan of Turlock; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman Johnson Dominguez; son Jerry Dominguez and three siblings.

June 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jean Patterson

Betty Patterson was born in Arkansas to Robert and Maggie Hood. Betty passed away on June 10 in Turlock, CA with her family by her side. She was the youngest of 13 children and her family came to the California Valley during the dust bowl years. Betty married Ken Patterson in 1957 and together they shared 58 years of marriage and had two sons. She was very active and enjoyed swimming in adult master competitive swim meets, playing on bowling leagues, tennis, bike riding and sewing.

June 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Aug 7, 1926 – May 26, 2015

Louise Adele Marchant, 88, of Turlock, passed away May 26 at Doctors Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the second daughter born in 1926 to Leopoldo and Confida Poggi, Italian immigrants, in San Francisco.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert Bruce Borg

Lifelong Stanislaus County resident, Robert B. Borg, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his Ceres home. He was born June 29, 1957 to Robert and Violet Borg, in Turlock, one of five children. Rob grew up in Turlock and graduated from Turlock High School, class of 1975. On November 1, 1980, he married his high school sweetheart, Kelli Hacker.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Marie B. DeSalles

Marie DeSalles, 88, passed away peacefully in San Jose after a short illness. She was a native of South Dakota and lived most of her life in Turlock, where she served as the Court Clerk at Turlock Judicial Court for 27 years. In 2003 she moved to San Jose to live closer to her children.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


John William (Bill) Doerksen

Bill Doerksen, age 85, passed away on May 27, 2015, at Grace Home in Livingston. He was born in Dos Palos, California, in 1929, the beloved son of John B. and Margaret Doerksen and brother to Florence. Bill lived in Escondido, California until the age of ten when his family moved and began dairy farming in Denair.

June 02, 2015 | | OBITS


Stetpen Andrew Regas

Stetpen Andrew Regas of Turlock was born 10-13-1944 and passed 5-28-2015. he was a gentle man, tender in heart, generous in spirit. He is survived by his daughter Rachel Duarte, son in law Tony Duarte & three grandsons Micah, Noah & Elijah Duarte. Services will be June 4th at 11 am at Turlock Memorial Park.

May 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Louise A. Marchant

Louise Adele Marchant, 88, of Turlock, passed away May 26 at Doctors Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the second daughter born in 1926 to Leopoldo and Confida Poggi, Italian immigrants, in San Francisco.

May 29, 2015 | | OBITS


Marjorie Lorraine Miller

Marjorie Miller, 92, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Marjorie was born in Texas, one of 6 children born to Mr & Mrs Harrelson. She was raised in Missouri and attended schools in Missouri. She married Charles "Chuck" Edward Miller in Prineville, Oregon in 1945. Chuck and Marjorie and her family ran a commercial fishing business in Kenai, Alaska. She was a housewife and was involved with running the family business for 50 years.

May 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Thomas Patrick Devine

Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.

May 19, 2015 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


Larry Tyrone Dinwiddie

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Carolyn, siblings Lloyd, Rose. He is survived by children Barbara Rodrigues and Gary Dinwiddie and siblings Marilyn, Bob and many extended family.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Donald Leon Swanson

Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


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William “Willie” C Sweeten

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Joe Mills

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


John Walter Guy, Jr.

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.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Leonard Caetano Mendonca

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Helen Cecilia Smith

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.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Elyn Jean Gregg

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.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Judith Dian Anderson

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.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Desirae Crystal Crittenden

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 ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Jose Natal Sousa

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.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

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.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Acosta-Cornick

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.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynjte Weeds

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 ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


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