Jake (James Katsu) Kirihara was born in Turlock and passed on to his eternal rest peacefully at his home in Livingston. Jake proudly served his country - volunteering for the U.S. Army during his family and community's internment in Amache, Colo. - serving in the historically noted 442nd Combat Infantry Group as a Staff Sergeant. Jake farmed and promoted agricultural issues for over six decades. He was a founding member of numerous regional agricultural concerns including the Livingston Farmers Assn., Big Tree Organic and Farm Land Preservation Org. He and Francis, a local public health nurse, helped mentor the Livingston ...
Bachint Kaur Uppal, 97, of Merced passed away at home, in the comforting arms of her beloved son. Bachint was born in India, and was married at the young age of 13 to her late husband, Swaran Uppal, whom preceded her in death in 2009.
Bachint and Swaran came to live in the U.S. briefly in 1980, only to return to Afghanistan a few years later. She and Swaran returned to the U.S. in 1995, at which time they made the Merced area their home.
Albert "Al" Morais, 76, of Hilmar passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Dec. 1. Al was born in Gustine to Serafin and Maria Morais in 1934. He was raised in Crows Landing and graduated from Orestimba High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Al married Irene Gouveia in 1957, and they moved to Hilmar in 1958. They lived in Hilmar since that time. Al was a dairyman his entire career. He loved to cook and barbecue. Al cooked and barbecued for many events in Hilmar. He was a 4-H ...
Robert Lyon, 97, of Oakdale passed away at his home with his family by his side on Monday. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to William and Zillah Lyon. He worked as a rancher and owner of an auto body and paint shop before his retirement.
Bob Chance, 86, of Denair, passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a plane captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...
Annette Simmons, 53, of Hilmar, passed away Friday at her home in Hilmar.
Funeral services will be held for Phul Pati from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.
Leonard Tornell, 88, was born in Turlock to Andrew and Signe Tornell. He died Wednesday in Turlock.
Lucas Melo, 83, of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 27 in Turlock. He was born in 1927 in Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores. He was a line worker for 22 years and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church of Livingston and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He was also a member of Livingston Pentecost Association and founder of the Lira Acoreana de Livingston. He enjoyed gardening, wine making, matance do perco. He loved being with family, loved his grandchildren, playing music and animals.
Alice Wade, 87, of Turlock, died Nov. 29. She was born in 1923 in Porterville.
She was a secretary for a labor union for 28 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW of Turlock and Native Daughters.
Nicola Badal, 86, of Turlock, passed away Nov. 26 in Turlock. He was born in 1924 in Khako, Russia.
Belmiro R. Goulart, 82, of Modesto, was born June 14, 1921 in Capelo, Faial, Azores and passed away on Nov. 24, 2010, in Modesto.
Janet Kay Potter, 69, passed away Nov. 23, 2010, with her family by her side at Country Manor in Hughson. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Flint, Mich. to the late Leonard and Anne Wharram. She lived in Arizona for five years and moved to Whittier, Calif. at the age of eight where she lived until settling in Turlock in 1975. Janet earned a life teaching credential from Cal Western University in Point Loma, Calif. which began her 30-year teaching career; with 25 of those years spent at Denair Middle School.
S. Gilbert Cook passed away peacefully at Casa de Modesto with his two daughters by his side on Nov. 8 at the age of 94.
Bruce Reed, Jr., 57, of Turlock passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at home after a battle with cancer. Bruce was born in Turlock to Don and Lois Reed in 1953, and he graduated from Hughson High School in 1971. He lived in the Turlock/Hughson area most of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Deena Reed; children, Christopher Lewis and Melissa Reed, both of Turlock; parents, Don and Lois Reed of Atwater; siblings, Dick Reed of Hughson and Terry Reed of Atwater; and ...
Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.
Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.
Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...
Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Helen Braudrick, age 81 "Entered into Rest" on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Elness Convalescent Hospital in Turlock. Mrs. Braudrick was born in Oakland, California and has lived in Turlock for one year. She enjoyed going to the lake for a ride on the pontoon, crocheting, word puzzles, trivia and anything that would challenge her mind and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Braudrick is survived by her Daughter and Caregiver, Dianna Holsapple and her husband Larry of Denair; Son – Timothy Langston and his wife Marlene of Tuttle, Oklahoma; Daughter – Kathleen Williams of Phoeniz, Arizona; Eight Grandchildren ...
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