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Richard Dula

Richard Dula died peacefully, surrounded by family, following a long illness. He was 80. Richard attended Turlock High School, lettering in football and graduating in 1955. He married Nadene Rowland in 1957 and they had two children, Rick Dean Dula and Jay Alan Dula. Though they eventually divorced, Richard and Nadene remained lifelong friends until her death in 2010. Richard was very proud of his military service. He joined the Navy in the '50s and rose all the way to Master Chief, the highest rank possible for an enlisted man. Richard served with the Command Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific, "The ...

December 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Laverne Theresia Mord Nelson

LaVerne Theresia Mord Nelson, born May 30, 1919, had the distinction of being the first baby girl born in Hilmar and was the 4th child of Charles and Agnes Mord. She passed away at her home in Hughson on December 27 at the age of 98. As a child she attended Hilmar Covenant Church and Hilmar schools. After her graduation from Hilmar High she went to work in the bay area for a short time. She returned to the area and worked for Bethany Home in Turlock. It was while working in Turlock she met her future husband Elwood Nelson ...

December 29, 2017 | | OBITS

James Stewart Pierce

James Stewart Pierce, age 85, passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on December 22. He is the beloved father of Susan Fowle, Steven Pierce, Timothy Pierce, and Tamara McCorkle all of Turlock/Denair. He has six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and four great, great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Norman Pierce of Waterloo, Iowa. His wife of 60 years, Patricia, predeceased him in 2011. Jim also leaves behind his beloved companion, Laverne Jones. Jim was born in Plainfield, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Air Force stateside during the Korean conflict as ...

December 29, 2017 | | OBITS

Geri Lynn

Geraldine Lynn, known as Geri, 63, unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, December 20. Geri was born in July of 1954 in Turlock to Jerial and Elsie Olson. She was named after her father and was the youngest of five children, Esther, Edith, and Bonnie, and Clifford. Geri grew up in Turlock, graduated from Turlock High School, attended Modesto Junior College, and worked for over forty years as an accounting manager at Valley Distributors in Turlock. In 1974, Geri married Roger Lynn, and they had two daughters, Jennifer and Julie. The family was and continues to be close, and Geri loved ...

December 29, 2017 | | OBITS


Maicot Yardley Martinez of Hilmar, passed away at the age of 29 on December 21, 2017 in Turlock, CA. He was born on August 31, 1989 in Stockton, CA to his parents Jose and Herlinda Martinez. He was survived by his wife, Shannon Martinez, who he met at the age of 16. They have three beautiful girls Liliana, 7, McKinley, 2, and Evelyn, 1 month old. He worked seven days a week at A & B Truck Repair and Modesto Tires, both located in Modesto, CA. He enjoyed working on his cars, spending time with his family and watching football. He ...

December 27, 2017 | | OBITS

Clifford Roger Falk

Cliff R. Falk, 80, of Turlock died December 23, 2017 at Post Acute Care in Turlock. He was born in Hilmar, CA and raised in Turlock. He worked for Park-In-Market in Turlock for several years before opening up Budget Grocery in Modesto. Cliff belonged to the Turlock Sportsmen Club and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, football, baseball, and boxing.

December 26, 2017 | | OBITS

Warren “Bud” Nelson

Warren "Bud" Nelson, 94, lived a long life and went to be with Jesus on Christmas Day. Born in Wilmar, Minnesota at home in 1923, Bud was the youngest of 4 children. The family moved to California while Bud was still a toddler. Bud, a dairyman for over 50 years, was a "country boy" through and through. He was married to his wife Dorothy for over 66 years when she passed in 2012. Bud was a very loyal husband. He was a generous and selfless man, not only with his wife but also with his neighbors, and would always help ...

December 26, 2017 | | OBITS

Alice E. Bennett

Alice E. Bennett passed away peacefully at her home in Modesto, CA. She was 82.

December 19, 2017 | | OBITS

Maryanne Aldrich

MaryAnne Aldrich passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children. She was born January 31, 1926 in Denair, California to Helen and Elmer Carr. She lived her whole life in the Hughson area, attending Gratton Grammar School and graduating from Hughson High. She married her high school sweetheart Everett Aldrich in 1944. They enjoyed 71 years together until his passing in 2015.

December 15, 2017 | | OBITS

Robert William Screen

(Bob) passed away peacefully at home after a short illness of pancreatic/liver cancer under the care of Covenant Care Hospice.

December 15, 2017 | | OBITS

Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig

Born on October 28, 1916 in Ford, Kansas to Ralph & Florence Emrie Pinney. She was number 6 in a large musical family of 3 boys and 6 girls. She graduated from Mullinville Kansas High School.

December 15, 2017 | | OBITS

Esther Mortensen

Esther Mortensen, 98 years old, died peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at her home in Paramount Court, Turlock, California.

December 12, 2017 | | OBITS

Charlotte JoAnn Delhart

Charlotte JoAnn Delhart, age 81 of Modesto, entered into eternal life on December 8, 2017 at Stanford Hospital.

December 12, 2017 | | OBITS

Charles Walter Magneson

Charles Walter Magneson passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the age of 94. His family surrounded his bedside singing his favorite song, "Home on the Range."

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS

Velma Louise Deckard

Velma Louise Deckard, a loving and devoted mother, is now in the arms of her Lord. Born in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in the spring of 1927 to Claude and Mae Faddis, Velma was raised with two sisters and a brother. The family moved to California in 1935 and settled in Stanislaus County.

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS

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Wendy Woodside

Wendy loved and missed her grandsons Nicholas and Jesse. She loved Oakland A's baseball, live concerts, card games with friends, pool and sailing. Toby ...

March 23, 2018 | | OBITS

Coma Louise Rhodes

Coma, age 88, left this world to go home to Jesus Thursday morning. She was the only child born in Siloam Springs, AR to Henry ...

March 23, 2018 | | OBITS

Master Sergeant William S. Ruff (Retired)

William "Bill" Ruff, of Hilmar, passed away peacefully, the evening of March 21st at his home, with his family by his side.

March 23, 2018 | | OBITS

Ann Adams

Gloria "Ann" Adams, 71, of Turlock, CA, passed away March 18, 2018 at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born August 2, 1946 in ...

March 20, 2018 | | OBITS

Amie Lynn Cherry

Amie Cherry, 46, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Turlock to Robbin R. Cherry and the late Janet Lynn Cherry.

March 20, 2018 | | OBITS

Ramona “Bobbie” Blake

Ramona was born in Oklahoma to Charles and Dona Nichols and passed away at the age of 85. She earned her Master's Degree and ...

March 20, 2018 | | OBITS

Helen Grabau Christopher

Helen Christopher passed away peacefully at her home at the age of 90. She was a loving and caring mother. Her Christian faith played an ...

March 16, 2018 | | OBITS

Pauline Joyce Baker

Pauline Baker passed away peacefully. She was born to Charles and Margaret Koelzer in Bellflower, CA; she was the seventh child. Upon graduating from Turlock ...

March 16, 2018 | | OBITS

Janice Marie Winans

Janice Marie Winans passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones. An only child of Robert and Eva McNutt, was born in Visalia ...

March 16, 2018 | | OBITS


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