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Dr. Lauren Emily Sampson

Lauren Emily Sampson, 38, passed away unexpectedly in Fresno, CA. Lauren was born in Redwood City, CA to Philip and Jennifer Sampson. Lauren attended Merced and Livingston schools. In 1999, she graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Animal Science. She went on to attend Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of her Veterinary degree, Lauren undertook a fellowship for Equine Dentistry in Florida. Afterward she returned to the Central Valley and began practicing as an Equine Veterinarian. Over the next 15 years, she transitioned into small animal care ...

January 26, 2018 | | OBITS


Graham Brian May

Summing up Graham Brian May is a herculean task. He was brilliant, gruff, passionate, blunt; but above all else, loyal and generous. From getting coffee and toast for his wife and cutting up cantaloupe for his cat every morning to tracking his children's airline flights from takeoff to landing and insisting he shuttle them back and forth to the airport, he showed his love every day to those around him. He was a proud grandfather, a friend, and a mentor. He loved the butchers at Lunardi's, the boys at the Bull, his good friends from childhood and throughout ...

January 26, 2018 | | OBITS


Evelyn G. Matney

Evelyn G. Matney (Great Gram), 99, passed away peacefully in Turlock on January 18, 2018, four months short of her 100th birthday. Evelyn was born in Vienna Township, Marshall County, Iowa to Frank and Anna Kolbe. After graduating from Marshalltown High School in 1936, she worked for Brittnells Department Store and later for The PMA Office in Marshalltown. On February 18, 1950 she married Thomas Matney and they soon moved to Southern California. Several years later they settled in Turlock. Over the years she substituted in the Turlock School District elementary school offices and was in charge of the VFW ...

January 26, 2018 | | OBITS


Zachery Russell Moore

Zachery was only in this world for a short time but the impact he had on his family and friends was extraordinary. He went to Dennis Earl, Turlock Junior High School and graduated from Turlock High School in 2015. He will be remembered for having the biggest heart of anyone around and always being there for others. Zachery stuck up for the "little guy", enjoyed taking care of his brothers and never left the house without giving a hug, kiss and saying "I Love You".

January 26, 2018 | | OBITS


Johnnie Eugene Pricolo Galvan

Johnnie E. Galvan passed away quietly after a long illness in his Modesto home. He was 57 years old.

January 26, 2018 | | OBITS


Robert G. Voight

Robert was born to George and Florence Voight on March 14th 1932. He was raised in Merced CA where his father sold automotive and aircraft Parts. He attended Merced Elementary and Jr. High Schools.

January 23, 2018 | | OBITS


Charlie Ray Edwards

Charlie passed away of natural causes on December 6th, 2017 at home, at the age of 96. The world has lost a true pioneer, Charlie was a very special part of every life he touched, he was funny, sassy, bold and independent to a fault. He was a story teller. He spoke to children like they were his equal.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Nelly Warda Javid

Nelly Warda Javid, a beautiful woman who lived life to the fullest with us, her family and friends, passed away peacefully this week. Nelly, beloved by everyone she knew, will live in our hearts and thoughts forever.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Virginia Brown

Virginia was born in 1931 to Elijah and Gladys Bell and passed away at the age of 86. Growing up, she worked as a migrant farm worker, on her way to graduating from Hilmar High. In adulthood, she worked for the U. S. Postal service and in the cafeteria for Denair Unified School District. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, travel, using the computer and spending time with family. Virginia was a member of the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059 Women's Auxiliary.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Virginia Brown

Virginia was born in 1931 to Elijah and Gladys Bell and passed away at the age of 86. Growing up, she worked as a migrant farm worker, on her way to graduating from Hilmar High. In adulthood, she worked for the U. S. Postal service and in the cafeteria for Denair Unified School District. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, travel, using the computer and spending time with family. Virginia was a member of the Turlock V.F.W. Post 5059 Women's Auxiliary.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


William “Bill” Egleston

Bill was born in May 1964 and passed away in January 2018 after succumbing to injuries sustained while doing what he loved: racing on a fresh dirt track. Bill was known for his amazing generosity and kindness to every single person he met; once you shook his hand, he was your friend and he would have given you the shirt off of his back if you needed it.

January 22, 2018 | | OBITS


Douglas Lee Merritt

Douglas "Doug" Merritt, 71, was born to LaVerne and Maxine Merritt in Turlock. He passed away at home on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Glen Dean Winans

Glen was the first born child of Glenn and Ruby Winans on May 6, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas. His younger brother, Dale, was born about a year later. The two other siblings Dara and Nina were born in Turlock. The early 1930's were a period of severe economic depression everywhere. The Winans took their two sons, migrated westward to hopefully find meaningful employment to provide for their family needs. Mr. Winans took any job available until he had the opportunity to apply for an opening on the Turlock Police Force. He qualified and was hired and spent the rest ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Ellie Kenefick Crean

Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vincent and Eleanor Kenefick and passed away at the age of 70 after an extended illness. She was raised mostly in Long Island, New York where she went to school. After high school she completed her Bachelor's degree to become a registered nurse at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. In 1969, Ellie moved to San Francisco and worked in various hospitals in the California area over her 37 year career as a nurse.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Victor Francis Velleca

Victor was born at Landstuhl, Germany Military Hospital in 1963 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. At four months of age he moved with his parents to Boston and lived in many places before settling in Modesto in 1971. In 1980 he graduated from Modesto High School and worked as an auto mechanic until his illness prevented him from doing so. Victor was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


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Richard Leroy Starn

Richard Starn passed away in Modesto February 10, 2018. He was 89. Richard was born and raised in Hughson, CA. While still in high school ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


James “Jim” Marion Turnbull

James "Jim" Marion Turnbull, 78 years, passed away peacefully at Community Hospice in Hughson, California on February 13th, 2018. Jim was surrounded by his family ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Wayne Nelson

Wayne Edwin Nelson, 92, of Sacramento, CA, passed away February 7, 2018. He was born May 27, 1925, to Clarence and Hazel Nelson in Herbst ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Geraldine “Gerry” Fay Shippee

Mrs. Geraldine "Gerry" Fay Shippee (Masterson) died peacefully with close friends by her side on February 9th in Turlock, California at the age of 93.

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


William Henry Selee

William "Bill" Henry Selee passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018 at the age of 80. Bill was born on August 26, 1937 in Canon ...

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


Robert K. Julien, M.D.

Bob Julien was born on November 12, 1924 and raised in Turlock. He attended the first Boy Scout Jamboree in 1937, which was held in ...

February 09, 2018 | | OBITS


Kenley Renee Montes

Kenley passed away at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on January 25th due to Kearns-Sayre Syndrome, a mitochondrial disease that caused an energy crisis to ...

February 09, 2018 | | OBITS


James A Sanders

The Greatest Generation has lost another member with the passing of James A. Sanders.

February 09, 2018 | | OBITS


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