Barbara was born on the Lundell homestead in May 1919, to Henry and Lydia Lundell. She and her three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Glenn grew up on the ranch, riding in horse and buggies to and from school and church. They also formed a small band, since music was such an important part of their youth.
Sadie outlived her two husbands Orville Lee and Boyd Butler, her son Jerry, and all of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Ruthann Sisk of Denair, son Gary (Charlene) Lee of No. Highlands, CA, step-son Glenn (Hui Yop) Butler, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great, great-grandchildren.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Archie Graham of Delhi; two sons, Jim (Jeanne) Graham of Paradise and Jerry Graham of Delhi, CA; three siblings, Dolores West and Dale West both of Delhi, and James West of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and six grandchildren, Justin Graham, Kendall Graham, Kylie Graham, Brooklyn Graham, Jade Shadrick, and Amanda Graham.
Elfie Maddox, Turlock resident, passed away at the age 95. She is survived by her daughter Linda (John) Kleiber of Tracy; grandchildren Jennifer (Tripp) Torchia and Brian (Jennifer) Kleiber; one great grandchild Victoria and caregiver Marsha Barkhousen.. She is preceded in death by her parents Ben and Emma Larson; husband Willmer Maddox; son Darol Maddox and sister Ruby Frost.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents and by a granddaughter, Robin Boyd, in 2011. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, James D. Ross Jr. of Hughson; children: Sharon (Duane) Meier of Truckee CA, Elizabeth (Dennis) Jones of Denair, and James (Claudia) Ross of Turlock, 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Earl Johnson, 89, of Turlock, passed away at Paramount Court after an extended illness. Earl was born in Irwin City to Axel and Esther Johnson. He grew up in Hilmar and attended both Hilmar and Turlock schools. In Turlock he was a part of the famous class of '44. He completed his studies while in the Marine Corps. His military service was at the end of World War II.
Jessica was born and raised in San Jose California and moved to Stanislaus County, Turlock California in 1997. She is survived by her three children Petrita Gomez, Reggie Gomez , Davina Hernandez.; siblings Patrick G. Ledbetter Jr, Benjamin Gaddis, Charlie Hoey Jr, Jaime Barrera Jr., Miguel Jr., Adrian and Juanita Reyes. Jessica was preceded in death by her parent Petrita Reyes (Oriol). ; Grandparents Martha Romero and Felix Oriol.
Lois is survived by her daughter Cindy Lou Brownlow; 3 grandchildren Kevin Shute, Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great-grandchildren and 17 great great-grandchildren. Lois is preceded in death by her parents Riley and Marvel Burrows; husband Jerry Brownlow; daughter Penny Irene Shute and granddaughter Lisa Sears.
Diana C. Tovar, 57 loving mother, Daughter, Sister, and Nana passed away on July 20, 2015 after a ten year battle with cancer. She was born on October 5, 1957 in Modesto, CA to parents Ruben and Frances Rios. Diana worked for Stanislaus County for 35 years. She was a very family orientated woman, very independent, loved to spend time with her grandkids & was the type of person who always put others before herself. She loved music, road trips, going to the casinos, and was a huge Giants fan. Diana was a member of New Life Christian Center. She was ...
Velma Watkins, 85, of Hilmar, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Velma was born in Stevinson, CA to Leonard and Bernice McKenzie. She grew up in Stevinson and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1949. After high school she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Westside Hospital near Newman. She met Richard Watkins and later married in Reno, Nevada in 1954. Richard was in the Air Force, so the family moved to Denver, Nebraska, and Spokane before settling back in the Hilmar / Stevinson area. Velma was active in the Women's Missionary Society of Stevinson Chapel. Velma and Richard ...
Dora Dominguez , age 80 passed away in Turlock. She was born in El Paso, Texas to Juan and Mariana Dominguez and settled in Turlock in 1964 where she made her home. She was a member of Four Square Church in Modesto.
James Stanley Roach, also known to his friends and family as Jim Roach, passed away July 5, 2015, after his battle with cancer. Jim was a loving devoted father to Dallas Roach and a wonderful, loving grandfather to his two grandsons Dallas Roach II and Austin Roach. He had a very generous, sharing personality. Always there when you needed him and putting others before himself. He retired as a heavy equipment driver and spent his remaining years with his family sharing the joys of drag racing, football (Dallas Cowboys) and baseball (San Francisco Giants).