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.
Hussan Williams of Patterson passed away on June 3, 2011. He is survived by his loving mother, Mildred Williams and family. Private funeral services will be held. Please donate to the memorial fund, Citibank acct. # 270941214. Service entrusted to Evins Funeral Home.
Pritam Kaur, 70, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Swaran Singh of Turlock and her two children.
Catherine Jean Julien, 61, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock, on May 27. The oldest of five children of Dr. Robert and Mrs. Jean Julien, she was born May 19, 1950 at Stanford Medical Hospital. Catherine Julien was a working archaeologist and ethnohistorian.
Tina Marie Adams, 45, of Turlock, died May 30. She was born in July 1965 in Jamestown, N.Y. Tina graduated in 1983 from Monroe High School and was high school valedictorian. She attended Agnes College and graduated from DeKalb College, DeKalb, Ga. in 1985. She was a computer engineer for Pyramid Technology for six years. She moved to California in 1986, and settled in San Francisco for a short time. ...
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 for 38 years and a member of Enclave Christian Church.
Maria Bitbadal, 91, died May 27 at the Regional Medical Center of San Jose. She was born 1920, in Russia to the late Atanos and Ashley Bitbadal. As a young person she moved to Iran. In 1940, Maria came to America and married her husband, David Mooshabad. They settled in San Francisco 30 years ago and belonged to the Assyrian Church of the East in SF. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and traveling.
Robert Forrest, 68, of Turlock passed away May 26 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born January 1942 in Barnsdall, Okla. to R.D. and Georgia Forrest. After he graduated high school he enlisted in United States Army in 1962 from Fresno and served a four-year term. He worked in agriculture and settled in Turlock 30 years ago.
Gloria Hill-Ward, 41, died May 22, with her family by her side in San Francisco.
Doris Murine Fillman Havens was born in St. Petersburg, Penn. on June 14, 1922. She was named Doris Murine but very few people used her given first name, even her parents. She attended the local schools, and after graduating from high school, she enrolled in nurses training at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburg, Penn.
Gurbax Kaur, 75, of Turlock, passed away May 30 at her residence. She was born May 1936 in India. She settled in Turlock in 1993.
Mehanga Singh Sohal passed away surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Athoula Jalandhar Punjab, India where he served proudly in his country's Army until he immigrated to the United States in 1989.
Joel W. Williamson, 81, passed away May 26 at Elness Convalescent Hospital in Turlock. He was born March 1930, to Winthrop and Lydia Williamson in Merced, Calif. He was raised on the family farm in Merced and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1952. After his 20-year career in the Navy he came back to the family farm and graduated from Merced Jr. College. He retired from the family farm in 1988, and settled in Hilmar.
Robin Ann Boyd, 39, of Turlock passed away tragically last week. Robin was born in Turlock to Jim and Claudia Ross.
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