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Dennis Lee Lewallen

In loving memory of Dennis Lee Lewallen, 71 years of age. He served in the US Army from 1965-69, in the 7th infantry division during the Vietnam war and was awarded a Marksmanship medal. He was a truck driver for over 54 years and earned the California Truck Driver of the Year award for over 3 million miles accident free. He was currently working for G&G Trucking in Turlock; he loved his job. Dennis never knew a stranger and everyone that met him loved him. His personality accompanied by his smile was a blessing to everyone. He loved hunting ...

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Pearl Anne Askew

Pearl Anne Askew passed away peacefully in Klamath Falls, Oregon, on August 31, 2014.

September 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Neomi Mord Elmquist

Neomi was born, raised, married and passed away peacefully from pancreatic cancer in Hilmar, Ca. The youngest daughter of the town Blacksmith, Neomi, was born in the first house built in Hilmar Township, which still stands today. She received all of her education at Hilmar Schools graduating from Hilmar H.S. in 1939. She was involved with sport activities, cheer and drama. Upon graduation she was a nanny for a neighbor. In 1941 she married Orville Elmquist and they had 60 beautiful years together until Orville passed away in 2001. They raised 4 children; Wally, Renie, Carolyn and Gini. A ...

September 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Virginia Ann Hoy

Virginia Ann Hoy, 70, of Turlock, passed away at home on August 28, 2014. She was born Virginia Wieland on May 15, 1944 in Hanford, California where she was raised and graduated from high school.

September 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Terrence McSweeney

Terrence Eugene McSweeney, age 73, passed away at his home in Turlock on August 25th. Terry was born to Eugene and Bette McSweeney in Oakland, CA. Terry was a graduate of Hilmar High School and lived most of his life in Hilmar and Turlock. Terry had many friends and with his outgoing personality, made friends easily. He had a long career in the construction business, ultimately owning two successful construction firms in the area. Terry enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling and visited many foreign destinations over his lifetime. His favorite travel destination, however, was much closer to home. Along with many ...

August 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gordon Leon Petersen

Passed away in his sleep on August 23, 2014 at the age of 93. Gordon was born in Nebraska on October 8, 1920 to Martin and Sena Petersen. He was the oldest of ten children. When Gordon was seven years old the family moved to Montana where he lived until enlisting in the Army Air Corps in December 1941. Gordon's unit sailed on the Queen Mary to Australia in February, 1942. He attended radio school at Point Cook outside of Melbourne and then served in New Guinea for the remainder of World War II. When Gordon returned to the ...

August 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Milne Hall

Don was born in Hemet, CA to Harry and Gladys Hall on December 6, 1921, and joined his wife of 61 years, Bernice, in heaven on August 18, 2014.

August 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Marilyn Rose Davenport/Morrett

Marilyn Davenport passed away peacefully in Turlock on July 31st after a brave battle with lung disease. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, then moved to California in 1950 upon marrying Henry Morrett and earning her nursing degree. She worked in hospitals for 19 years and another 10 years as an aerospace industry nurse in southern California. She highly valued her work as an ER nursing supervisor and enjoyed the variety of patients she served. She raised her two beloved sons, Hal and Bryan, mostly as a single mother, following the premature death of Henry in 1961. In ...

August 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Julia S. Sleeper

Julia was born in Chicago, IL to Samuel and Nanajon Yohannan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 85. She settled in Turlock at the age of fifteen and graduated from Turlock High School. In 1957 she married Brad Sleeper and they shared 57 years of marriage. Julia was passionate about her Assyrian community and actively involved in and treasurer for the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock. One of her favorite activities was playing "Takhta", backgammon. She also loved to read and play bridge.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Pennie Ralston Hearn

Pennie was born on October 21, 1954 in Grangeville, Idaho to Everett and Emily (Billie) Ralston. She was one of six children. She fought a brave battle against cancer and went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was 59 years old.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Evelyn E. Besone

Evelyn was born and raised on a dairy ranch in Stevinson, CA and passed away at the age of 97 in Encino, California. She graduated from Hilmar High School and settled in Turlock where she lived for over 60 years. Evelyn worked for Haucks Drug Store and was a secretary for Dr. Moline's office for several years.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Gladys Ross

Dorothy Wire Ross was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6, 2014 just weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Dorothy was born in Chino, CA to Charles and Jo (Passmore) Wire. She attended high school in Chino and Chaffey College in Ontario before marrying Harlon Clyde Ross in 1932. Together they worked hard farming in the Pomona and Etiwanda areas before settling in Turlock in 1963. She helped feed chickens, clean eggs, smudge citrus, bottle feed calves and any other work that needed to be done on the ranch and in the home ...

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Edward Allen Aschwanden

Edward was born in Turlock where he lived all his life. He graduated from Turlock High School and drove truck for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and getting together with friends. He loved his daughters and one grandson dearly.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Jack Crawford

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and 8 siblings. He is survived by his wife Rella Crawford of Turlock; six children: Joseph (Sylvia) Crawford of Weleetka OK, Geraldine Crawford of Sacramento CA, Rhonda Crawford of Hawthorne NV, Rebekah Grover of Turlock, Patsy Wortham of Atwater CA, and LeAnn (Sonny James) Garman of Brownwood TX; one sister Fay Rountree of Oklahoma City OK, 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


Hiliwa D. Lang

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Adrian "Bud" Orange and her husband Dwight Lang. She is survived by her children: Renee (Jerry) Phillips and Robin (Tony) Garcia of Modesto, Roger Lang (Chris) of Vale, OR, and Rochelle Alexander of Reno, NV; her sister Karen Dempsey of Alaska; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

August 05, 2014 | | OBITS


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William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Kenneth E. Falkenberg

Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmendale Fernandes

Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Greg Fairbairn

Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Austin Cowan

Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.

October 17, 2014 | | OBITS


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