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.
Nathan was born on March 2, 1978 in Oswego, NY. He joined older sister, Theresa, and in 1984 his family was blessed with sister, Elizabeth, which gave him the opportunity to be an older brother.
Specialist Benjamin C. Pleitez, 25, of Turlock, passed away Friday in Mazar E Sharif, Afghanistan.
Stevie Ray Ruth was born on Aug. 22, 1932 in Dallas, Texas to Steve and Juanita Ruth. Ray passed away at his daughter's home in Medford, Ore. on July 11, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
Shirley Faye Zimmerman, 74, of Turlock passed away unexpectedly due to complications after a routine surgical procedure on Tuesday.
Marjorie Ely went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 1, 2012. She was born in Mc Cook, Nebraska to James and Anna Brant in 1922, as the youngest of five children.
Raymond "Leroy" Delbon, of Turlock passed away peacefully on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the age of 79.
Carl Milton Peterson passed away peacefully at the age of 93 at Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock, CA. He was born in Denair, CA, to Gus and Teckla Peterson. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Caleb and Conrad; his first wife, Viola Johnson Peterson; and his second wife, Esther Thorsen Peterson.
Riley Edgin, beloved husband and father, passed away on July 3, 2012. He is survived by his father Douglas; sisters Janice and Sharon; brother Rory; wife Evelyn; children Shonda, Riley Douglas, Kristopher, Devin, Kyle, Kelsea, Alex; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Hiro Asai was born in Turlock (Cortez), CA, and passed away July 26, 2012 after a month-long illness in St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. He was 88 years old. He was married to Hisako "Hisa" Asai for 65 years.
Manuel E. Vieira, Jr. was born May 21, 1936 in the Azores. He and his family came to America in 1949 by boat. He always commented about seeing the Statue of Liberty and how beautiful it was.
Allan Townsend, 34, of Livingston passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. Allan was a long time resident of Turlock. Attending school throughout his childhood here, he had many friends in this area.
Floyd Eugene Coleman passed away on July 26, 2012 at the age of 79 at Doctors Medical Center. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on July 8, 1933 to John and Thelma Coleman.
Turlock resident Ila Mae Coonce went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2012. She was beloved by all who knew her. Ila was born to Elbert Coonce and Joy Hodges Coonce Morse on November 10, 1944 in Haywood, CA. She was the eldest of seven children.
Pearl was born in Auburn, CA to Walter and Juanita Lang in 1927. She lived in Loomis for three years on an apple ranch before moving to Cupertino and then settling in Turlock in 1937. In 1947 she married David H. Lewis and they shared 64 years of marriage before his passing in 2011. Pearl worked for AT&T for 37 years. Eleven years ago, Pearl and David moved to Stockton and during that time attended Woodbridge Community Church.
Verne Crowell died peacefully at home on April 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 8, 1916 at home on the corner of Monte Vista and Walnut Rd. and died in the home he built on the corner of Monte Vista and Crowell Rd.
Kevin Richard Stach, 75, of Turlock, passed away at his home on April 12, 2105. He was born July 4, 1939 in Nezperce, Idaho. After graduating from high school in Olympia, Washington he came to California and worked at the General Motors plant in Fairfield. When the plant closed and moved to Missouri he relocated there and finished his career with GM. After retiring Mr. Stach moved to Turlock. Kevin was a dune buggy enthusiast and loved working on Volkswagens. He volunteered at the Turlock V.F.W. and enjoyed cooking for their dinners and events.
DeleteVerne Crowell died peacefully at home on April 3, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on July 8, 1916 at home on the corner of Monte Vista and Walnut Rd. and died in the home he built on the corner of Monte Vista and Crowell Rd.
Her parents, Gus Goza and Ruth Goza preceded her in death a number of years ahead of her. She leaves behind her husband Dave Zollinger of Turlock, CA; a son Robert Zollinger of Modesto, CA; a daughter Ruth Zollinger of Monterey, CA; and two grandchildren David G. Zollinger and Kara Zollinger. All of the family will indeed miss her. They so deeply loved their wife, mother and grandmother.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Elsie in 2010, and a brother, Wallace Carlson. He is survived by his son Steve (Carmen) Silva of Delhi, granddaughter Ally Silva, and many extended family and friends.
Monica is survived by her three children Roxanne Jimenez, Lawrence Jimenez, Anthony and Martinez; and six grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her daughter Monique Martinez.
Jim is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Fox; children, Dr. Donald (Brenda) Fox, Douglas (Kim) Fox, Richard (Sheri) Fox, Jean Costa, Jamie (James) Myers, Janae Costa, Justin (Ashley) Costa, as well as 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind siblings, June Vandergriff, Marian (John) Alves, Shirley (Kay) Kajiwara, David (Sandra) Fox, and Michael (Beth) Fox.
Cindy is survived by nephew Kevin Shute; nieces Becky Mcevoy and Nellie Shute; 8 great nieces and nephews; 17 great great-nieces and nephews. Cindy is preceded in death by her parents Jerry and Lois Brownlow; sister Penny Irene Shute and niece Lisa Sears.
Barbara was born on the Lundell homestead in May 1919, to Henry and Lydia Lundell. She and her three brothers, Kenneth, Jerry and Glenn grew up on the ranch, riding in horse and buggies to and from school and church. They also formed a small band, since music was such an important part of their youth.