Mrs. Nirmala Chandrakant Patel, age 69 passed away peacefully on March 7, 2013 after her battle with cancer.
Mary was born the third of eight Lull children in her beloved Rogue Valley and graduated from Central Point High School in 1947. Married to Robert McDonald of Eagle Point, she lived in Pullman, Puyallup and Turlock before they established the family farm in Hughson; where she died after living there for forty-four years.
Joe Eliecer Alcala passed away Friday morning, March 1, 2013, in Turlock, CA. He was 77 years old. Joe was born in Chino, California on August 8, 1935, to Jose and Maria Alcala and was the oldest of three siblings, sister Maria Eugenia and brother Raymond.
Lucille Lorene Nelson was born on her mother's birthday at home near Dudley, Missouri, the youngest daughter of Clarence G. and Cecil Wright Teulker. She enjoyed her early childhood years playing on her grandparents' ranch near Dudley, climbing trees, running to the woods, following her pet "watch goose," and spending time in the kitchen with the cook.
Sublimity, OR- Lois Lilybelle Johnson, longest, living native of Turlock, recognized during Turlock's 2008 Centennial, passed away on February 23, 2013 at the home of Janet, her daughter and Ralph Todd.
She is survived by her two sons William Airo of Turlock and Lawrence Airo of Colorado, and three grandchildren.
She didn't go down without a fight, but lost a 2 year battle to cancer. She passed away at home with her caregiver husband by her side.
Alexander Santos Moreno II, 33 of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at home last Friday. Alex was born in Hayward, CA on November 16, 1979 to Alexander Moreno, Sr. and Oralia Vasquez. Alex graduated from Job Corps in Nevada, worked locally as a forklift operator for several years and has lived in the Turlock area more than 20 years.
Donald Rex Rider was born on July 11, 1944 in San Rafael, California, and died on February 19, 2013 in Stockton, California. He was the son of Robert Rex Rider and Ethelene Marie Casey-Rider. Don leaves behind three sisters, Janice Maliepaard, of Turlock, Dona Reynolds, of Modesto, and Cindy Miller, of Pacific Grove. He was married and has two children, Raymie and Rod Rider, both of Modesto. Don also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He remarried later and leaves behind a family in Stockton.
Dennis was 73 years old and passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, he was born in Montevideo, MN.
San Marcos resident, Marjorie Welsh, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 17, in Escondido.
Judith Annine (Sanderson) Forson, 69, of Poolville, Texas passed away Friday, February 1, 2013 in Bridgeport, Texas. Judi was born August 6, 1943 in Jonesboro, Louisiana to Jennie Lacy and C.C. Smith.
Florence was born in San Francisco, California to Karl and Josephine Sandstrom. They moved to Turlock when she was three. Until last year she lived on the original home property, first as a daughter, then as a wife and mother. She attended Cal Berkeley and returned to teach at Turlock High School where she met Vincent Keesey. They married in 1951 and had four children: Sandy, John, Diane and Cathy. After 18 years of marriage Vincent passed away in 1969. Florence began teaching again at Denair Elementary School and was very active in her children's numerous activities – church, 4-H ...
Noel Matson, 73 of Denair, passed away on Wednesday at his home after a long illness.
Rose was born in Denair, CA on August 18, 1936 and passed away on February 15, 2013. She is survived by her children Raymond Otto, Wanda Harlan, Erin Vandergriff and their spouses. She was grandma, great grandma, mema and nana to so many. Rose will be remembered as someone special and the world may be a better place because she was important in the life of a child.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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