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.
Pauline Myers, 80, passed away April 20. Born and raised in Turlock by parents Nettie and Thomas Mortimer, Pauline will be known as a proud mother, good friend, and loving wife. Pauline loved telling stories of growing up in Turlock with her sister Donna (Johnson) and brother William (Mortimer). She graduated from Turlock High School class of 1950 and later earned her Registered Nursing Degree from Modesto Junior College. She worked as a nurse for about 10 years. Pauline loved music, dancing, tennis, the beach and the company of good friends and family. After decades of living in the Turlock ...
Born in Brawley, CA to his loving parents Roberto and Esperanza, Bob passed away on his birthday surrounded by his family and dear friends. On that day, family and friends celebrated his birthday as Bob would have celebrated any birthday. He had bravely undergone six months of intensive treatment for pancreatic cancer.
Dorothy Whittum, age 90 was called home to be with her Lord on April 16th, 2012 in Modesto CA. She was born and raised on a farm in Minnesota.
William Paul Fowle 60, of Denair, passed away at Memorial Medical Center. Paul was born in Turlock CA to Robert and Pauline Fowle. A Turlock High School graduate, he lived in the Turlock/Denair area his entire life.
Entered into rest at the age of 81 in Hilmar, California.He was born in Ilhavo, District of Aveiro, Portugal. He was a line-worker for Banquet Food for 20 years.
Virginia entered into rest at the age of 89 in Chowchilla, Ca. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of St Columbia Catholic Church of Chowchilla and Luso American in Norco, P.F.S.A. Council 19 of Chino Ontario. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Elaine Weed, longtime resident of Turlock passed away in Concord, CA at age 92.
Lila June Koop is survived by her children Marilyn Esau of Turlock, Harold Koop of Texas, Norma Ingram of New York, and Roger Koop of Turlock; brother Frank; sister Wilma; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Koop, sons John and James Koop, and one grandchild.
Carl was born to Elizabeth and Carl M. Jameson in a small town in OK. The family moved around for a while before settling down in Southern California where he went to school and met his future wife Glenda Inman who lived across the street. They married in 1956. He was in ROTC in high school and after they were married they moved to GA for officer training at Fort Benning. They returned to California to start their lives together settling in Turlock, CA where he joined the local National Guard. Carl was in the Guard until he could no ...
Linda Cox, 65, of Turlock, passed away at home after an extended illness.
Richard Allen Root, 89, died September 18, 2014, at Elness Convalescent in Turlock. He was born March 21, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, to Frank and Emma (Berger) Root. At the age of 18 enlisted in the United States Army in the 558th Artillery Battalion. After his Honorable Discharge he settled in Turlock and attended Full Gospel Tabernacle before attending Victory Christian Church in Hilmar. He worked 25 years for Nulaid then retired from Martinez Plywood after 12 years.
Steve was welcomed into heaven on September 18, 2014 at age 64. Steve was born in New York to Willard and Gladys Kelly. Steve moved to Southern California when he was one year old and was a current resident of Turlock. Steve graduated from Manteca High School in 1969. He served in the US Navy for 3 years. Steve was a member of Valley Hope Community Church in Turlock. Steve worked for Lowes and The Modesto Bee.
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