Walter Silva, 70, of Turlock passed away at home on Sunday, July 24. He was born and raised in Turlock. He had attended Mitchell School and worked as a heavy equipment operator for George Silva Dairy and Souza Spreading. He had attended House of Prayer in Oakdale. He was a member of the Out of Bounders RV Club and also liked gardening, fishing, raising animals and entertaining. He also was a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts. God and family were his life.
Julie, "Dollie", de Kelaita, 76, passed away at her Turlock home after a long illness. She was born to Kezakia and Julia De kelaita in Flint, Michigan. She attended schools in Michigan before moving to Turlock in 1945 at the age of 11. She graduated from Turlock High School. After high school she moved to the Bay Area, where she lived for nearly 50 years. Julie worked as a travel agent and enjoyed extensive travelling around the world. She loved animals and cared for many of them. Her favorite dog "Patches" recently died after 15 years of companionship.
Helen Ann Erickson Nelson was born in San Jose CA in 1930. She lived in the Santa Cruz area until grammar school when the family moved to Turlock. She went to Turlock schools, graduating from Turlock high School in 1948. After graduation she worked for her father at Erickson Auto Parts. She met Chuck Nelson through church activities. They were married in 1953 at the home of her parents, Roy and Ethel Erickson. They had two children, David Nelson and Denise Brenda both of Turlock. They opened Nelson's Drapery and window Fashions in 1960 and operated the business until ...
Katherine Rushing, 51, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, with her family by her side in Turlock. She was born in Carmel, California and moved to Turlock at the age of 14. She graduated Turlock High School in 1977. She was employed as a Counseling Tech for 15 years for the John B. Allard School and was awarded the Bell Award. She loved horseback riding, animals, reading, and taking trips with family and friends.