At 96 years young, our beloved and amazing Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and friend went to be with God, quietly falling asleep with a tired heart. Born Elsie Marie Kipping on July 2, 1913 in Borna, Germany, she was the firstborn child of the late Friedrich Gustav Kipping and Emma Petersen
Patricia Simpson, 79, of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at Doctors' Medical Center in Modesto. She was born in Ventura to Clareton and Lila Simonson. After growing up in the Pico Rivera area, Patricia graduated from Whittier High School. Through the years Patricia has been a faithful homemaker and loving friend. She was a patient, compassionate person who cared deeply about people and animals. It was joyful just to be with her. She loved to bring ...
Richard Nix, Jr., 27, of Turlock passed away on Monday, May 17 in an automobile accident on Hwy. 99 in Delhi. Richard was born in Klamath Falls, Ore. to Richard and Kathy Nix in 1983. In 2001, Richard graduated high school and then settled in Turlock in 2005. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. He enjoyed snowboarding, wake boarding, working on cars and welding. Most of all, he loved his family.
Eric Ramon Scott Gutierrez, 33, of Turlock, died May 12 in Merced. A funeral service is scheduled for noon on Saturday, May 22 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. Burial will be private. Eric was born in Merced in 1976. He was a construction worker for five years. He is survived by his parents, Ramon and Maria Elena Gutierrez of Delhi and Maria Inacio of Winton; daughter, Vanessa Gutierrez of Turlock; brothers, Michael Garcia ...
Jesuina Rocha Candida, 90, of Modesto, died May 13 in Merced. Services have been held. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. Jesuina was a homemaker for 60 years and a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church of Modesto. She is survived by her sisters, Conceicao Nobre of Canada, Maria d Jesus Rafael of Modesto and Emilia Avila of New Jersey; nephews, Luis Rafael Casado and his wife, Fernanda, of Modesto and Jose Rocha and ...
Albertina Torres, 68, of Atwater, died May 14 in Merced. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 24 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Atwater. A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on May 24 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service. Burial will be at Winton Cemetery. Albertina was born ...
Rodney Wayne Shippee, 63, of Turlock, passed away on his sail boat in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, Wash., on April 26. He resided on the boat for five years.
Danny entered into eternal life on April 12, 2010. Danny was born in Modesto to Estevan and Ruth Godinez. The family relocated to Turlock in 1935. He attended Turlock Grammar School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1952.
The life may have ended too soon, but the good times were aplenty. James came into this world during a rare summer storm and just like any force of nature, he made an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew him. Born to Edward and Lorrayne Stafford, James grew up in a loving home that laid the foundation for the man he would become. As a young boy James took to fishing, developed ...
Petra D. Zepeda, 93, of Patterson, passed away Sunday at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. Mrs. Zepeda was a native of Penitas, Texas and a resident of Patterson for 50 years. She was a cook for 35 years and was a parishioner of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting. Mrs. Zepeda is survived by her sons, Rogelio Zepeda and Ramiro Zepeda, both of Patterson, and Hediberto Zepeda of Turlock; ...
At the age of 89, our beloved mother, Irene Franklin, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010. Although a native of Oklahoma, she became a long time resident of the Merced area, living close by those she loved and cherished. She was the heart of the Franklin family, dearly loved by us all, and will be deeply missed.
Maria Pereira, 91, of Gustine, died May 13 in San Luis Convalescent Home in Newman. A Rosary/ Mass are scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19 at Shrine Our Lady of Miracles, 370 Linden Ave., Gustine. Burial will be at San Carlos Cemetery-Mausoleum, 792 Fremont St., Monterey. Maria was born in 1918 in Cinco Ribeiras, Terceria, Azores. She was a homemaker for 20 years and a member of Shrine Our Lady of Miracles of ...
Virginia C. Pacheco, 88, of Hilmar, was born Oct.20, 1921 in Ribeirinha, Terceira, Azores and died on May 13, 2010 in Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.
Frances Jane Erkman passed away May 15 at St. Francis Assisted Living Care in Turlock. She was born in 1927 in Harrisburg, Ill. to the late Charles and Dean Mitchell. She moved to
A memorial service will be held for Consepcion Salazar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 20 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. in Turlock.
Debbie Sue Sensabaugh, 41, of Los Banos, died in a local hospital. She was a native of Modesto and attended Downey High School. Debbie was a homemaker and also worked at an auction yard. She enjoyed dancing and singing with her sisters and family.
Charan was born in India in 1932 to Guras and Mahen. He worked in India as a farmer before coming to the United States in 1979, with the rest of his family following in 1981.
Fred J. Sigrist, 90, passed away June 11 at his residence in Turlock. He was born August 1920, in Switzerland to the late Alfred and Rosa Sigrist. He was raised in Imperial Valley, and lived in Modesto
A memorial and burial service for Dallas E. Smith will be conducted, at graveside, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 18 under the direction of the Turlock Memorial Park.
Michael Joseph Lapineg, 62, of Turlock, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he loved and served. He was a cement mason for the Local Union #300. He attended the Enclave Christian Church.
Irvin Alfred Klaschus was born in Superior, Wis. to Frank and Anna Klaschus. As a young adult he completed his education and received a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served in the U.S. Army from March 12, 1942 – Feb. 5, 1946. In 1961, he married Norma Dahlgren and they just celebrated 50 years of marriage on March 31 of this year. Irvin taught at various schools including Jackson, ...
David B. Mealing was born in San Francisco to Leslie and Kathleen Mealing in 1955. He lived in Stanislaus County for the last four years. David enjoyed riding his Harley and working on anything mechanical, as well as playing poker.
Mr. Surinder Chopra, 70, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. He was born July 1940 in India.
Merete Clardy was born and raised in Odense, Denmark. She moved to Bakersfield in 1958, before settling in Turlock in 1981. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and worked for Budget Self Storage for 23 years. Merete enjoyed quilting, knitting, painting and raising her grandkids. God and family were her life.
Clarence Cantua, 87, was born March 15, 1924 in Gilroy and passed away June 2, 2011 in Los Banos.
Georgia Dean Hocker was born in Coalinga, Calif. to Charles and Pearl Mallory in 1919. She enjoyed reading, working on needlework and singing as a soprano in the choir.
Piari was born in India to Kishan and Dhanti and is survived by her children. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Jesse Monismith was born in Carlisle, Pa. on Feb. 9, 1935. Jesse passed away peacefully in his sleep early on the morning of June 2.
Melba Louise "Nanny" Victor, 72 of Turlock, passed away after an eight-month battle with cancer, at Emanuel Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She was born in Keota, Okla. to Carl and Flora Willhite.
Jack Kenneth Rosevear was called to Heaven by his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 3. All his family and friends will miss him dearly. Jack was born in Lead, S.D. on June 10, 1923. He moved to Mill Valley, Calif. with his parents, John Charles Rosevear "Jack" and Iris Isabelle Thompson Rosevear, a year later. He graduated from Mt. Tamalpais High School and worked in the ship yard with his brother, William Alfred "Nick," during World War II in Sauselito.