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Morris Chantland Knutson

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the kindly insurance agent cashed in his 90 year policy for a one way trip to paradise. He is now free of the ailments which hindered him in his final years. Morris Chantland Knutson was born in Patterson, California. He was the eldest child of the late George and Dena (Chantland) Knutson. As a boy, Morris learned responsibility as he helped his mother care for his siblings. He was a natural born salesman; at the age of 12 he delivered The Modesto Bee by bicycle. By 16, with the help of his first car, Morris ...

July 30, 2013 | | OBITS

Maria Jorge

Viewing will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, August 4, 2013 from 5:00-7:00p.m. with rosary to follow at 7:00 also at Allen Mortuary. Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Monday, August 5th at 11:00 a.m. with burial at Turlock Memorial Park. Maria's obituary to follow in the next publication. Condolences can be shared at

July 30, 2013 | | OBITS

Jerry Burford Lee

Jerry was born on September 8 1954 and died on July 19 2013. He has 3 surviving brothers Rickey ,Rodney and Eddie Lee. He will be laid to rest on July 31 2013 in a private burial.

July 30, 2013 | | OBITS

Brandon Donal Pacheco

Brandon Donal Pacheco of Turlock was born June 23, 1988 and entered into rest July 23, 2013. He is survived by his father Joe Pacheco, mother Trena Pacheco, sisters Shannon, Jolee, Heather, and Linzey, brothers Brian, Blake, and Brett, brother-in- laws Shawn Walker and Timmy Henley, sister- in-law Tabitha Pacheco, grandmothers Rose Pacheco and Alma Casey, girlfriend Lea Rojas and her son Isaac. As a child Brandon enjoyed skateboarding and bike riding. Throughout his adulthood he grew a passion for the outdoors and fishing on the river. He was a handy son who took great pride in remodeling homes with ...

July 26, 2013 | | OBITS

John A. Estrada

John A. Estrada passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 in Modesto. He was born June 22, 1933 to Guadalupe and Luz Estrada, in Merced. He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Carmen B. Estrada, and four of their children. He is survived by his other four children, twenty seven grandchildren, and thirty seven great grandchildren.

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Ila Jacobs

Ila Jacobs, 86 of Manteca passed away peacefully at Bethany Home in Ripon on Saturday, July 20, 2013. Ila was born on September 19, 1926 to Irvin and Clara Wixcel in Centerville, South Dakota. She attended Turlock High School where she met the love of her life, Joe Jacobs. They were married in March of 1948 after his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They made Manteca their home in 1952 where her husband Joe coached and taught at Manteca High School. After college, Ila also taught in the Manteca Unified School District. Ila had many passions in ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Robert Tilden Harris

Robert Harris, 93, longtime Turlock resident, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House after a short illness. Robert was born in Riverbank, CA to T. J. and Ora Harris. After graduating from Oakdale High School he studied Auto Mechanics briefly at MJC. Following his mother's wise advice, Bob changed his career direction and attended business school where he received his degree in accounting. He worked for over 30 years for the Army Air Corps and the IRS in accounting and auditing. As a young man Bob married Lois Fife and they had two children, Robert Harris, Jr. and Terry ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Ronald Eugene Blevins

Ronald Blevins, a resident of Escalon, Ca. entered into rest July 18, 2013. He was born to Ina and Joe Kleinschmit. Ron graduated from Davis High School. Ronald had been a baker and worked for the deli at Marie Calendars. He was a maintenance worker for Richland Markets for 24 years. Ron also had a painting business, Blevins's Painting. He was a very compassionate person, volunteering his time to the Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto, the Salvation Army and serving food to needy. Ron loved to go to the Delta, he had just bought a boat with his brother ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Raymond Daniel Aschwanden

Raymond Aschwanden, 92, of Turlock, passed away at St. Francis Assisted Care Home. Raymond was born in Modesto CA to Frank and Louise Aschwanden, one of eight children. He attended Modesto schools and lived most of his life in Stanislaus County. In his teen years Ray began to drive trucks hauling hay, eggs, and produce. In 1942 he joined the Army Air Force and served during World War II in the South Pacific as a gunner on B-17's. After his military discharge in 1945 he married Febia Moore. Ray was a truck driver for 25 years. In his spare ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Mary Elizabeth Lundstrom

Mary Lundstrom, 83, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after an extended illness. Mary was born in Butte MT to Joseph and Mary Riggins. She attended schools in Butte through High School graduation and got her college degree in Dillon MT in preparation for 30 years of teaching in public schools. She began her teaching in Butte and continued for many years at Stevinson CA. She married George Lundstrom and they moved to Hilmar CA in 1961. George was a counselor at Hilmar High School. Mary enjoyed gardening and traveling as well as her dogs. Her greatest love was ...

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Jerry Burford Lee

Jerry was born on September 8 1954 and died on July 19 2013. He has 3 surviving brothers Rickey, Rodney and Eddie Lee. He will be laid to rest on July 31 2013 in a private burial.

July 23, 2013 | | OBITS

Betty Jean Windham

Betty Jean Windham passed away in Turlock on 7/17/13 from a lengthy illness. She is survived by her husband James and daughters Rhonda Yiamkis and Kin Smith and son Rick, 2 grandchildren and 3 great grand children . Memorial Services will be held at Victory Christian Center in Hilmar on Sat July 27th at 2pm

July 19, 2013 | | OBITS

Herman Quaresma Silva

Mr. Herman Silva entered into rest in Turlock, CA at the age of 73, and was born in Calheta do Nesquim, Pico, Azores, he was a dairyman for 41 years and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Hilmar. Survivors- Wife- Maria Filomena Silva of Hilmar, Daughter- Annette Andrade and her husband Glenn Andrade of Orangevale, Step-Daughter- Nedia Dinis of Stevinson, Brothers- Manuel Silva of Napa, Alfredo Silva of Pico, Luciano Silva of Pico and Marcelino of Pico, Sister- Maria Adelaide Oliveira of Pico, 4-Grandchildren- Matthew Garcia of Turlock,Kayla Garcia of Turlock, Lizandro Bettencourt of Stevinson and Izabel ...

July 16, 2013 | | OBITS

Karen Marie Benziger

Karen Benziger, wife of Ceres Courier editor Jeff Benziger, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning after a lengthy illness. She was 51.

July 10, 2013 | | OBITS

Gary L. Grove

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd, Turlock. Interment will be private.

July 10, 2013 | | OBITS

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Peggy May Woods

Peggy May Woods was born in Lancaster, PA. She was raised by stepfather Sterling Shupe and Mother Mildred along with sisters Mildred and Marjorie. She ...

November 27, 2015 | | OBITS

Nikki Whittiker

Nikki Lynne Whittiker, 67, of Denair went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. Born in White Salmon, WA, September 4 ...

November 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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