N. Joseph Falany Jr., known by friends and family as "Papa Joe," went to glory to be with the Lord on December 7, 2012 at the age of 91. A memorial celebration service is being held on Saturday January 5 at 1 p.m. The service location is the Mariposa Senior Center, 5246 Spriggs Ln. in Mariposa, Ca. Pastor Henry Falany of Mariposa Revival Center will be conducting the service. For more information call 209-742-6767.
(Barbara) Savon Edwards, 88, passed away peacefully December 9, 2012 in Delhi, CA surrounded by her family after a short illness. Savon was born April 30, 1924 in Fairfax, Virginia to Samuel Richards Riggles and Helen Elizabeth Jones, their sixth child of eleven children. She married Harold Edwards and they were married until Harold's passing December 26, 1999.
Ken Shook, 85, of Turlock, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Mr. Shook was born in Hanford, CA to Charles L. and Edna L. (Billingsley) Shook. His father was a minister and the family moved around. Ken went to work at Mare Island while he was in high school. He graduated from Vallejo High School and UCSF School of Pharmacology with a Bachelor of Science in 1951. He married Marjorie Boysen in 1954. They owned Dolores Pharmacy in Carmel by the Sea for 20 years before moving to Turlock and opening the Medicine Shoppe for ...
Randall Jones, 57, of Turlock, passed away suddenly following a long illness. He was born in Sacramento, CA to Creighton and the late Shirley (Roach) Jones. He attended Livermore schools before graduating from Santa Cruz High School. He graduated from Cal. State Stanislaus and completed some graduate studies as well. In 1995 he suffered the traumatic loss of his daughter Kimberly Dawn Jones in a car accident, which was a devastating loss.
Amazing wife, mother & grandmother, Bette was called home to be with her beloved Lord Jesus on December 5, 2012. She spent her entire life praising, loving & being of service to Christ, never questioning her deep faith & love.
Juanita Lynn Aschwanden, 64, of Turlock passed away with family by her side on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Born on August 21, 1948, she lived most of her life out in the country in Turlock. After graduating from Turlock High School in 1966, she worked as a hair dresser and married Richard Aschwanden of Turlock. Having three children, Tamara Avina, Renee Raposo, and Daren Aschwanden, the couple enjoyed a loving and strong marriage of 45 years. Most of Juanita's career was spent as an Instructional Aid for Special Education at Turlock High School.
Gene Everett Ocken, 77, of Rancho Cordova, CA, died suddenly as a result of a fall. Gene was born in Turlock, CA to Orson J. Ocken and Florence E. Ocken (Downing). He grew up in Turlock and graduated from Turlock High School in 1953. After 4 years of service in the Air Force where he was a medic and star softball pitcher, he returned home where he met and married Betty (Males) Nelson on Sept 25, 1965. Together they lived in many places, from the central valley of California to northern Oregon, and raised 3 daughters along the way. Gene ...
Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.
Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.