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Nov 1935 – March 2015

Sandra "Sandy" Rae Hanson was born on November 10, 1935 in Stockton, California, and entered into final rest on March 10, 2015, after a year and a half battle with pancreatic cancer.

March 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Anna L. Ivey

Anna is survived by her husband Steven Ivey; sons James Lee Jones and Dillon Patrick Ivey; parents James (Linda) Lopes and Sharon Medeiros; brothers Jeff Lopes, Michael Lopes and Michael L. Lopes; special niece Elaine Mendoza; special cousin and friend Laurie Oates; parents-in-law Dale and Yvonne Ivey; brother-in-law Harlin Ivey; and 4 grandchildren.

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Paul George Arakelian

Paul was born and raised in Turlock. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1969. He graduated from Armstrong business College in Berkeley, CA. Paul worked locally and resided in Modesto. In retirement he moved to Boise, ID, where he enjoyed friends and neighbors. Paul leaves behind 2 brothers in Turlock; Stephen (Noma) Arakelian and Brian (Phoebe) Arakeliean. He also leaves behind 5 nieces and nephews. His humor and insights will be greatly missed by all who knew him. No services are scheduled.

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Kayla Lauren Bernardi

Born in Tucson, AZ to Joe Bernardi and Cathie Hansen Bernardi. Kayla passed away with family close by her side. Kayla had spent months battling leukemia, and this final battle was more then she was able to overcome. Kayla spent twenty years teaching all of us how to live, love, laugh, and embrace life with more intensity then most of us are capable of. Kayla had many special friends, "sisters", and family that encouraged her as she achieved milestone after milestone. We watched as Kayla learned to read, ride a bike, sing, and graduate from high school. Our "Busy Bee ...

March 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Meet Kaur Lea

Meet was born in Fiji Islands and passed away at the age of 61 in Modesto. In 1966 her family moved to Winters, CA where she graduated from Winters High School in 1972 and began working at Blueberry Hill Restaurant in 1973. Meet worked for A&W in Turlock, Cindy's Restaurant, Almond Tree Restaurant and later for Creative Alternatives as a Special Education Aide. On June 8, 1991 she married Keith Lea. Meet belonged to the Sikh Temple in West Sacramento.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Valeri Anne Klimbal

Valeri Anne Klimbal (Miss Willett) of Henderson, Nevada passed with peace and grace, with her husband at her side, March 7, 2015. Valeri was born Feb. 16, 1956; to Charles and Annette Willett in El Paso, Texas. Valeri married Gerard Klimbal on June 29, 1985 at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock Ca. and was blissfully married for almost 30 years. Valeri was a wonderful and loving wife, daughter, sister and aunt. Valeri loved to teach and touched many souls as a wonderful and gifted teacher. She was always giving to her students supplying food, clothing and whatever they needed, to ...

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert F. Barragan, Sr.

Robert F. Barragan, Sr., age 89, passed away peacefully at home in Turlock on Friday, March 6, 2015. He was born in Mexicali, MX and immigrated to Brawley, CA at a young age. Robert attended school only till 8th grade, noticing that contributing to his family was precedent. A man who appreciated hard-work and dedication to craft, Robert enjoyed physical labor and taking care of his family, attributes that would continue throughout his livelihood. Robert and his wife moved to Turlock, CA in 1957 making it their permanent residence.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Eugene Walford Pearson

Eugene (Gene) was born in Turlock, California, on October 25, 1920, to Mr. Noah W. Pearson and Mrs. Eva Charlotte Pearson. Gene attended Turlock grades schools, and graduated from Turlock High in 1938. He then went to U.C. Berkeley and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering (with a Chemistry minor) in 1943. From there he went to Cornell University for his Commission as Ensign USNR. Then on to active duty with the Fleet for 2-1/2 years as Engineering Officer of the Destroyer, USS Edison DD439, in both the Mediterranean and Pacific action.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Kenneth “Ken” Charles Rose

Kenneth "Ken" Charles Rose, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 1st, 2015.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Jamshid Ghardashem

Jamshid Ghardashem, age 75, passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was a gentle, patient, kind, generous, and compassionate man, loving to all those who crossed his path, and with a delightful sense of humor.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Janice Ilene Atwood

ughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after complications from a recent illness. Janice was born in Turlock's old Emanuel Hospital. She grew up in the Turlock area, graduated from Turlock High School, and married Michael Atwood in 1974 in Carson City, Nevada. In 1978 she helped start the family business, Big Valley Pallet Co. She has worked their ever since that time. Janice loved her family and her cats. She worked with the Hughson Twentieth Century Club to raise funds for the high school.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert James Harris

Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Julia Tapia

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jesus Tapia, and three children: Jose M. (Sophia) Chavez of Turlock, Rosa (Juan Pablo) Vallejo of Turlock, and Jesus Ventura (Josefa Sanchez) of Turlock; 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 7 grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Gerita Jorritsma Duree

Gerita (Geri) Duree, age 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Lois Bare

Mary Lois Bare, 91, of Hilmar, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary Lois was born in Arkansas to Julius and Thelma Wegel. She attended schools in Arkansas. After High School graduation she married Charles Bare, a Seaman with the Merchant Marine. They settled in California, first in the Bay Area and then in the Central Valley in 1968. They were married nearly 62 years when he passed away in 2005.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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Inez Freitas

Inez was born in Los Banos to Joseph and Rose Puccinelli and passed away at the age of 85. She married Manuel B. Freitas at a ceremony performed at St. Thomas Cathedral in Reno on June 10, 1950. She was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her children on the family dairy in Stevinson where she lived from 1950 until her passing. Inez enjoyed traveling to Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe and cooking Italian food. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


John F. Medeiros

Born July 19, 1929 in Turlock California, he passed on May 2, 2015. He attended Tegner Elementary and was a graduate of Turlock High School. As a young man he owned a hay hauling business with his brother. He married Lorraine Lewis in 1954, and remained happily married for 61 years. He later worked in construction and in 1976 he began JF Medeiros dairy construction company with his sons. He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church of Turlock and a member of YMI of Hilmar.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Ingebjørg (Ingie) Odny Klevmyr

Ingie was born Ingebjørg Odny Olsen, in Kristiansund, Norway. She lived in Norway until emigrating to the United States in 1954 at the age of 31. She and her husband, Nils Klevmyr, were married in June of 1944, during World War II in occupied Norway. There first son, Rolf, was born shortly after the war in November of 1946.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Richard Lee Coleman

Richard Lee Coleman was born January 18, 1957 in Turlock and was a Modesto resident. He passed away on April 30.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Cheryl Hartvickson Breshears

Cheryl Breshears, 68, was born in Turlock to Norman and Alta (Ramey) Hartvickson. She died at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Carlene Anna Voight

Carlene Anna Voight was born in Turlock, CA to Karl and Bertha Whipkey and lived almost her entire life in Stanislaus County. Raised with her two brothers Ronald and Richard, the only time Carlene lived outside the county was for 14 months when her family lived in Alaska.

April 28, 2015 | | OBITS


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