Harriet was born in Chicago, IL to Eli and Clara Carlson and passed away at the age of 92 in Turlock. She settled in California at a young age and graduated from Turlock High School. At a church youth group she met her husband Edward Backman. Harriet was very active at the Evangelical Free Church in Turlock for many years. She worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses and later she and Ed worked together in both farming and construction. She enjoyed camping with Ed in their R.V.
"Gary" Gerard Grant Kerkvliet was born in Billings, Montana on March 13, 1949 and passed on December 28, 2016 in Turlock, California. He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Kerkvliet. He is survived by his mother Stella Kerkvliet, her partner Bob Gugler, his three younger siblings: brother Bernie and his wife Marianne and sisters Carol Kerkvliet and Dona Kerkvliet-Varin. He is also survived by his nieces Carla Garcia, Andrea Francis, Kyle Kerkvliet, Caleb Kerkvliet, Vanessa Varin and Elizabeth Varin. He is also leaves behind a growing number of great-nieces and great-nephews as well as numerous longtime friends.
Nageeba Baba Yonan, 88, of Turlock, California, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. A viewing will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the same location on Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m. in the chapel, followed by an interment at Turlock Memorial Park. A reception luncheon will be served at St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church immediately following the services.
Renie (Elmquist) Bergstrom, 72, passed away on December 27, 2016 at home in Redding, CA in the presence of her family from complications of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Born July 16, 1944 in Hilmar, California to Orville & Neomi Elmquist, Renie grew up attending Hilmar Covenant Church and Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar HS in 1962. She married Dick Bergstrom of Turlock, CA on September 11, 1965 and they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in 2016. Dick and Renie lived in Turlock, Lancaster, and Santa Barbara, retired to Grass Valley, and recently moved to Redding. Renie was actively involved in raising her ...
Gloria Pekema, 84, of Modesto, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 20, following a short illness.
Linda Lee Parmley died suddenly this week in Crows Landing, CA. She was 66. Linda was born in Turlock, CA to the late Manuel and Victoria Bettencourt in 1950. She is a graduate of Hilmar High School and was married to loving husband Ernie Parmley. Linda worked for the Stanislaus County Clerks Recorders Office for 19 years. Linda loved working outside in her garden, rooting for the 49ers, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a very kind, generous, and creative person and will be missed by all who knew her.
Billie Jo (Jody) Nickell, a strong-willed wonderful wife and mother was born in Jay, Oklahoma in the winter of 1932 to Willie and Elsie Goss. Billie was married to Joe, the love of her life for 61 years, and they had two sons Mike and Darrin.
Donald Paul Pendergrass, an amazing human being, husband, father and son, passed away after a tragic accident. Born in Modesto, CA, Donald never was seen with a frown on his face as he was always smiling. He was a hard worker and jokester who loved life. Donald would stop whatever he was doing to help anyone whether he knew them or not.
Hazel M. Rehana was born in the fall of 1938 in Hulburt Oklahoma. The youngest child to Joseph and Margaret Johnston, Hazel married the love of her life, William, in January of 1971 and together they raised their families. Hazel loved her family with all her heart and she will be deeply missed.
Joe was born in Oakdale and grew up on the West Side (Newman, Gustine and Stevinson). He served in the Navy during WWII, allowing him the privilege of seeing the flag raised on Iwo Jima. He married Loreta (Rita) Lowe in 1947 and raised four children while a mechanic for Nutcher's Tractor, Leduc Ford and Tri Valley Growers. In 1972, in addition to his mechanic duties at TVG, Joe began farming walnuts in Gustine, in 1999 Joe sold the walnut ranch and moved to Turlock to enjoy complete retirement.
Helen M. King Born in Vilas, Florida on February 29, 1924. She passed away on January 21, 2017. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her family and loved ones near & far.
Willie Durand Porter, 64, passed away on January 17, 2017. He was the widower of Deborah Renell Porter. Willie is survived by his five children, La Tasha, Rosa, Julia, Ashley, William Jr. and his seven grandchildren.
Donald Carl Swanson passed away peacefully January 21, 2017 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.
Artie Brooks entered into his rest on Friday, January 20, 2017. He was a WWII Veteran and U.S. Army PFC. Artie was a retired home builder and property developer.
Michael A. Balesteri, 71 of Turlock passed away at his home on January 13, 2017. He was born and raised in Monterey County and has resided in Turlock the past 26 years.
Richard Squires never met a corny joke he didn't enjoy – a lot.
Mr. Milton R. Simon, 89, passed away peacefully on March 27, 2017 while residing at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home in Jennings, LA. Of Assyrian ...
Karen Ann Smith, 76 of Turlock passed away at her home after a lengthy illness.
Randall "Randy" Pristas died of a fatal heart attack on March 17, 2017 in Turlock, California at age 46. Randy was born in Hayward, California ...
Richard Dudley (Dick) Sawyer passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 due to complications from a stroke. The only child of Ralph M. (Tom) and ...
Caronell (Bartgis) Majors, our loving mother and grandmother, went home peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus on March 14, 2017
Kevin David Silva passed away March 21, 2017 in Modesto, CA at 49 years of age.
Blanche Norma Joyce Pote was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Houston and Oyma Pote on January 2, 1923. She moved with her family to the ...
Aurora Adelina Andre passed away at the age of 93 on March 19, 2017 in Modesto, CA.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Gerald Thiessen of Meridian, ID; son Gary and his wife Peggy Thiessen of Meridian, ID ...
Pershing (Persh) Franklin Dahlstrom, 98, of Turlock, passed away peacefully in Oakdale. He was born to Louis and Anna Dahlstrom in Stockton, the seventh of ...
Joe L. Coelho passed away on March 17, 2017 after a long illness.
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