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William S. “Bill” Walters

Bill Walters, 79, of Turlock, was born in Modesto to William E. and Virginia (Bostrom) Walters. He graduated from Turlock High in 1954 and soon after went to work for Patton Music Co., later managing the Lake Tahoe branch. Upon returning to Turlock he became owner-operator of Central Valley Music, as well as Staley's Club for 23 years until his retirement. He was a member of Denair Lions Club.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Crystal Roberts

Crystal lost her battle with brain cancer. She was born in Oregon and moved to California 20 years ago. She was the first person in her family to earn a Bachelor's Degree and then went onto earning a Master's Degree in History, the subject she loved. She will be missed by many. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life at Turlock Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. on Thurs. June 23, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeriel Blaylock

Jeriel Blaylock passed away at Hylond Healthcare in Modesto, CA after a long illness. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in Vietnam from 1965-1969. After his discharge, Jeriel spent the next 25 years working for Stover Masonry and Emerald Construction Inc. until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He was preceded in death by his parents Greer and Gladys Blaylock, brothers Darrel Eugene and James Blaylock, his grandparents Hugh and Margaret Howard, Frank and Rose Blaylock, stepmother Irene Blaylock and stepsister Melva Hillas. Jeriel leaves behind his sisters; Margaret Parker of Hughson CA, Sharon (Richard ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Vicki L. Berlier

Vicki L. Berlier 54, of Turlock Ca, passed peacefully in Hughson Ca, surrounded by immediate family and friends after a short battle with ALS.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathleen Mae Landess

After 93 years, Kathleen "Mae" Landess passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 27, 2016. She has left behind two loving and devoted daughters, Kathy and Cindy, and four grandchildren, Mike, Kyle, Katie and Christie.

 Born in Bison, Kansas on May 2, 1923 to Philip and Magdalena Kaiser, Mae lived the most modern of lives. She attended business school which led to a career as a legal secretary in Denver, Colorado. She traveled the United States and Europe with her Air Force husband, Colonel Malcolm "Mac" Landess, before retiring to Modesto, California. 

The most consummate of Air Force wives ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Lawrence L. Blevins

Larry was born in Arizona, and lived in multiple cities in California as well as Colorado before settling in the Turlock area. He retired from Swanson Farms after 25 plus years. He enjoyed maintaining a small personal farm for many years in Stevenson, CA after his retirement.

June 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Theresa Mae Lara-Almendarez

In loving memory of Theresa Mae Lara-Almendarez 63 of San Jose, Ca passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday June 6 in Turlock, Ca. She was born on May 5, 1953 in San Jose, Ca.

June 14, 2016 | | OBITS


Francisco Gerardo Padilla

Mr. Francisco Gerardo Padilla age 48, passed away Wednesday June 8, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center, he was born in San Antonio Texas, and moved to Sunnyvale California in 1968. Francisco is survived his Daughter- Cynthia Acosta, Granddaughter- Melodie, Parents- Gerardo Padilla and Maria Guadalupe Padilla, Brother- Luis Padilla, Nephew- Santiago Padilla and Niece- Janessa Padilla. He is preceded in death by his Brother- Alvaro Padilla. Francisco loved to go fishing and enjoyed to cook.

June 10, 2016 | | OBITS


Ricky John Gioletti

Ricky passed away peacefully at the age of 69, surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He was a graduate of Turlock High School, Class of '64, where he was voted "Most Beautiful Eyes" and attended Modesto Junior College for a time. He married Susan Peters in 1966. He grew up in the family farming business and enjoyed the farming lifestyle. He worked with his father at George Gioletti and Sons Dairy and later went on his own to start Ricky Gioletti and Sons Farming. In addition to farming Ricky was a talented fabricator and could build almost anything. He ...

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Joseph John Lopes

Joe was born in Newman, CA to Joseph and Mary Lopes and passed away at the age of 71. He attended Canal Grammar School in Newman, Keyes Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1963. After graduating high school he moved to San Leandro and became a union carpenter, which was his occupation for many years. Joe was a lifetime Raiders fan, enjoyed drag racing, fishing and duck hunting. He was proud to donate to St. Joseph's Indian School. Joe was a loving father and grandfather.

June 03, 2016 | | OBITS


Albert John Baptista

Albert John Baptista was born January 26, 1921 in Hughson, California to John and Anna Baptista. In 1941, he met and married the love of his life Geraldine (Tiny) Baptista at a Modesto Pentecost Celebration. In 1944, they were blessed with a daughter, Kathy Vaz.

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Robert Ray White Jr

Robert Ray White of Hilmar, California passed away peacefully on Friday, May 20, 2016. He was born in Cullman, Alabama on October 11, 1943. He met his wife, Brenda Reid, in junior high school and they married following high school in 1962. They began a life together that would carry them through 8 towns, 5 states, 2 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 dogs, numerous horses, and many motorcycles. Bob came to California to work at Foster Farms in 1975, retiring in 1992. He then began his second career as an almond farmer, cattle owner, and horse breeder. Bob is survived by ...

May 27, 2016 | | OBITS


Susan Vesperman

Susan (Sue) Vesperman, R.N. passed away on May 2, 2016, just short of her seventy-seventh birthday. Sue was a long-time resident of San Ramon before moving to Turlock two years ago.

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


E. Richard Soderquist

Richard Soderquist, 77, was born in Turlock to Edwin and Ella Soderquist. He attended Hawthorne Grammar School, Wakefield Junior High, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1957.

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


Frank J. Silveira

Frank Jorge Silveira passed away peacefully to the arms of our Lord on the morning of May 14, 2016, after a lengthy illness. Frank was born in Cedros, Faial, Azores to Francisco and Serafina Silveira. He never learned to read or write in English or Portuguese; there was no time for that during those very hard times. He did learn about hard work ethic and practiced that his entire life. He served in the Portuguese army as a barber and was very proud of his meticulous skills and precise haircuts. He was a lifetime dairyman, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather ...

May 17, 2016 | | OBITS


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James Newton Allen, Jr.

James is survived by his wife Teeny Allen; children Michael Allen of Modesto and Sandy (Mike) Fraser of Walnut Creek; siblings Phyllis Skidgel of Colorado ...

July 21, 2016 | | OBITS


John “Jack” Perry

John "Jack" Perry, 83, of Turlock, passed away on Saturday at Doctors Hospital. He slipped away quietly and peacefully surrounded by his family.

July 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Paramjit Singh Purewal

Born in Chakmuglani, Punjab, India. Pama will be deeply missed by many and may he rest in peace.

July 19, 2016 | | OBITS


Donald Daniel

Dr. Donald Daniel was born on December 27, 1934 in Chicago, IL and passed away on July 14, 2016 in Orange County, CA.

July 19, 2016 | | OBITS


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