Martin M. Escareno, 78, of Turlock, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife Genoveva Aguilera Escareno; children Maria and Jose Escareno; brother Juan Escareno and grandchild Diego Martin Arellano. Martin is preceded in death by his siblings Antonia Escareno, Pedro Escareno and Alejandro Torres.
Mary Elizabeth Benjamin, 78, of Turlock, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Genevieve "Gen" Alldrin of Lake Don Pedro, two sons Melford (Joyce) Alldrin of Avery, CA and Gordon (Connie) Alldrin of Turlock, sister Geraldine Anderson of Ripon, CA, brother Chuck (Peggy) Alldrin of Chico, CA, five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by three siblings, Eleanor Ahlgren, Stanley Alldrin, and Doris Turnquist.
Tharold was born in Bixby, Oklahoma to Pierce and Hester Dill in 1918 and passed into his loving Father's arms surrounded by his loving family at the age of 96 in Turlock. He attended Bixby High School before moving to Casa Grande, AZ where he met Elaine Darr and they married in1938. Tharold worked as a plumber in Arizona before they settled in Turlock in 1951and he became a farmer until his retirement. After retirement he opened Dill's Statuary on Lander in Turlock. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling by R.V. but most importantly he loved his family. Tharold ...
Charles is survived by Dean, his loving wife of soon to be 59 years; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Brion; five grandchildren and their spouses; six great-grandchildren, with three on the way; brother, Fred; sisters, Georgia and Doris; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was born in Riverside, CA to Bobby and Patricia Herrington in 1959 and passed away at the age of 54 in Modesto, CA. Robby graduated from Denair High School in 1978 where he participated in football, track, and wrestling. Robby loved country music and attending rodeos; he always dreamed of becoming a bull rider. Robby was known for being a caring person who loved everybody.
Betty Lou Reeser went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was born July 2, 1931 to Forest and Ethel Wampler in Missouri, one of four children.
Norma Jean Leonard, 88 of Hilmar, passed away on June 13, 2014.
Alma Louise Elliott, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Alma was born in Dryer, Arkansas to Benjamin and Lessie Blanchard. She lived most of her life in the Delhi area. She worked several years as a Nursing Assistant and later worked on the line of Valley Fresh in Turlock. Alma was a woman of faith and love. She taught her own children and she taught Sunday School at the United Pentecostal Church in Delhi. Her children were her world. She was loved by all who knew her.
Lloyd passed away after a short illness. Born in Trenton Missouri, Lloyd joined the Army and specialized in airplane engine mechanics. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory WWII Medal and the American Theatre Ribbon. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Lloyd went on as a civilian at Castle Air Force Base in Merced CA. where he operated the aircraft engine change dept. and later supervised the vehicle maintenance dept. until his retirement in 1978.
Nancy Ying Gong, age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2014. Nancy is survived by her loving husband Guy Ming Gong; son Daniel Gong and wife Wailan; son Raymond Gong and wife Mari; daughter Lisa Wong; daughter Tina Gong; grandchildren Brandon and Gavin Gong, Bryan, Diana, and Anthony Wong. Sister Shun Kong and husband Paul Kong. Sister Kam Kuen Soon and husband Loy Soon.
Mary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1936, to parents Benjamin Earl and Bessie Veronica Smith.
Anne Matson went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1923 in Chicago, Il. She was raised in Gary, Indiana where she attended local schools and graduated from Emerson High School. She moved with her family to Delhi, California in the late 1940's. She met the love of her life, Samuel Matson, and they were married and moved to Turlock in 1951. They enjoyed many happy years together supporting their family and community until Sam's death in 1993. She lived independently in Turlock, and recently moved to Paramount ...
Mary Galbraith Thomas Peterson, a longtime Turlock resident, passed away on March 29, 2014. She was two months shy of her 98 birthday.
Ronda was born in Modesto and grew up in the Turlock and Waterford area. She was a loving and caring person, who was always trying to help others and make them happy. Ronda enjoyed camping and being outdoors, but most of all she treasured time spent with her children and sisters.
Elizabeth M. Barrett, 80, formerly of Turlock and Modesto died on October 23 after an extended period of declining health. Liz was born, raised and married in Lowell, MA. She and her husband, Tom lived for a time in East Lansing, MI and then in Stanford, CA before settling in Turlock as one of the founding families of the new Stanislaus State College (now known as CSU Stanislaus). Liz was a member of the SSC faculty Wives Club, and the Turlock 20 Ands, but she is probably best remembered in Turlock for her tireless support of children at Turlock Aquatic ...
Gladys Linnea Mathews,99, was born in March of 1915 to Jonas and Elizabeth Nyman in Wausa, Nebraska. The youngest of five children, she came to California with her family as a young woman and met Carl in Oakland and they married in 1936. They were married for 50 years, ministering as church-planters to communities in the area and foothills. She was known for her kindness and generosity and welcomed visitors with coffee and her renowned baking and cooking. She loved music, travel, collected dolls and wrote poetry. She lived in the Turlock area for 69 years and was a ...
Eleanor,94, was born in the Visalia area to Francisco and Leunora Cardoza in 1920 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 94. She married Albert Brindeiro and they had two children and shared over 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Together they owned a dairy which she helped manage for 62 years. In 1982, their son Glenn passed in a tragic accident; the loss of her son was very difficult and life was never the same for Eleanor.
Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.
On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Michael Wayne Blair passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Born and raised in Merced CA, Mike was the fourth of ten children born to Ray and Juanita Blair. Mike was a Bee Keeper and many times traveled for his work.
Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.
Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
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