Ernest D. Howard went to be with the Lord on Dec. 7 at his home with family and friends around him. He suffered with pain for many years because of polio in his youth and dealt with cancer at the end of his life.
Raymond Felix, 73, died peacefully on Dec. 13, 2010, with his family by his side at his home in Crowslanding, Calif. Raymond was born in August 1937 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Raymond and Cristine Felix.
Maria F. Borges, 75 of Modesto, died Dec. 11 in Manteca. She was born in Ladeira, Grande, Terceira, Azores in 1934.
Adeline passed away peacefully at Tuolumne General Medical Facility in Sonora on Dec. 10 at the age of 102.
Sam Passalaqua, 94 of Turlock, died Dec. 13 in Turlock. He was born in 1916 in Wyandotte, Mich. He was a farmer for 80 years.
Clitheroe Dean Olivera was born in Oakland to James and Florence McGarva.
She is survived by daughters, Joan and Diane; and son, James.
Raymond L. Smith, 89 of Denair, passed away Thursday at Elness Convalescent Hospital. Mr. Smith was born in February 1921 in Maximo, Ohio, to the late Harry and Bertie Smith. He was drafted into the United States Marine Corps in 1942, and received his honorable discharge in 1946. He came to California in 1964, and married Rose Smith in 1973. They lived in the Russian River area until they settled in Denair seven years ago. He owned Rays Refrigeration for over 45 years. He belonged to the V.F.W. of Monte Rio, and enjoyed shooting a game of pool.
Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...
Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.
Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.
Kirk James passed away after a short illness at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He grew up in Delhi, attended schools there and graduated from Livingston High School in 1976. Kirk worked for Norcal Nursery and for the last 2 ½ years worked for Wendell Trinkler Jr.
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