James D. Petros, of Turlock, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Friday afternoon, August 24, 2012, with his family by his side. He was born in Chicago, Ill. to parents James Esa and Linda Radtke Petros on January 28, 1939.
Randy Washburn, 57, of Hilmar, California, passed away August 19, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. He was born February 10, 1955 in Turlock. He worked for N & S Tractor in Hilmar for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and playing the guitar.
Robert Jensen, 71, of Modesto, passed away peacefully at his home. Robert was born in Stockton, CA to Olaf and Florence (Pratt) Jensen. He grew up on a dairy farm in Stevinson where they grew their own feed. A 1959 graduate of Hilmar High School, Robert worked for many years driving heavy equipment leveling land for farming. He enjoyed camping and fishing. Favorite spots included the Melones and Pardee Lake Reservoirs. His wife Mary gave him a beautiful boat that Robert meticulously cleaned and polished for sport and fishing. He maintained his health and fitness by faithfully exercising and working ...
Celestino "Tino" Calderon, age 66, entered into Rest on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, August 24, 2012 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Chapel, 286 W. Main St., Turlock, followed by a Chapel Service at 6:00pm. Internment will be held on Saturday, August 25th, 10:00 am at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.
Esther R. Case, 72 of Hilmar, passed away peacefully, with loved ones holding her hands, on August 18, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. Esther had a beautiful and happy spirit. She was born in Turlock, CA October 13, 1939 to Harvey and Nellie MacDannald. Esther was the twin sister of Dr. Harry MacDannald, and sister to eight other siblings, she was always surrounded by love and laughter.
Albert "Abe" Abraham, 88, of Modesto died peacefully Sunday, August 5, 2012 surrounded by his family. Albert was born July 28, 1924 in Chicago, IL, grew up in Gary, Indiana, and has lived in the Modesto area for over 65 years.
Marjorie Miller, 92, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. Marjorie was born in Texas, one of 6 children born to Mr & Mrs Harrelson. She was raised in Missouri and attended schools in Missouri. She married Charles "Chuck" Edward Miller in Prineville, Oregon in 1945. Chuck and Marjorie and her family ran a commercial fishing business in Kenai, Alaska. She was a housewife and was involved with running the family business for 50 years.
Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.
Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.