Geraldine A. Johnson, 71 of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center with her family by her side. Geri was born in Crows Landing, CA to Lawrence and Adeline Rocha. She lived in this area throughout her life, graduating from Hilmar High in 1958. Geri took great pride in this accomplishment, as one of the first in her family to graduate high school. After graduation Geri continued her education, attending Valley Community College. A few years later in 1967, Geri began what would become a life long career, when she began working at Johnson's Insurance. Just 10 years later ...
Born to Marlo and Martin Olson. He passed away on March 25 in Martinez CA. Harvey was a member of the V.F.W. Post 95059 in Turlock. He also served in the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Washington and had a B.S. in Forestry.
Mary Perry, 99, of Modesto passed away on Saturday, March 24 in Turlock. She was born in Hayward, CA to Antone and Mary Damas in 1912. She had lived in Denair, Hughson and Modesto since 1917. Mary had served during WWII in the Army Air Corps WAC and later ran a dairy with her husband and children for 29 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hughson, SPRSI #96, YLI #193, UPPEC #56, Luso-American #2950, Turlock VFW Post 5059 the Ladies Auxiliary and the Altar Society. She sacrificed her life for the church and family.
Jamie "Jay" McKaughan, 40, of Ceres, California. On Sunday, March 25, 2012 he lost his battle with cancer at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born and raised in Modesto, California and attended Davis High School. He was a sales manager and a advertising executive. He was an artist and wrote poetry, which he won awards for, and he also enjoyed drawing. In addition to his artistic talents, he won awards through Major League Gaming (MLG) for his online gaming abilities. Jay was a loving husband, father and brother and will be missed by all.
David Tarone, 54, of Denair passed away on Saturday, March 24. He was born in Turlock to Natale and Dolores Tarone in 1957. David was raised in Hilmar and graduated from Hilmar High School. He had lived in Turlock and settled in Denair in the late 90's. He loved to build and race cars for quarter mile drag racing. He also enjoyed model trains and RC cars and airplanes.