Jim Parker, 69, a longtime resident of Turlock, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Sunday June 24th 2012, after a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Berkley, CA and spent his childhood years in Hayward, CA.
Gilbert E. Townsend, 85 of Turlock, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home with his loving wife, Sara, by his side. Gilbert was born and raised in Minnesota, and moved to California in 1962. Formerly of Newark, Ca, Gilbert came to Turlock in 1987, at which time he became an active member of the Berkeley Ave Baptist Church and has remained a faithful member until his passing.
Charlene was born in Ashland, Kentucky to Charles and Addie Lawson in 1920 and is one of six children. She spent her childhood living in several West Virginia towns and graduated from Parkersburg High School. If you asked her where she was from she'd always say she was proud to be a West Virginia mountaineer.
Mavis Kronberg, 92, died peacefully in Turlock. Mavis was born in Trade Lake, Wisconsin, the oldest of five siblings to Carl and Esther (Larson) Brask. She was raised in rural Wisconsin, earned a teaching certificate, and taught in a one-room schoolhouse. In 1948 she married Joe Kronberg and moved to the Kronberg farm in Hilmar where they worked side by side and raised four boys.
Gilbert E. Townsend ~ 85 of Turlock passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home with his loving wife, Sara by his side. Gilbert was born and raised in Minnesota, and moved to California in 1962. Formally of Newark, Ca, Gilbert came to Turlock in 1987, at which time he became an active member of the Berkley Ave Baptist Church and has remained a faithful member until his passing.
Marge Nunes, 92, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2012, at her home in Keyes after living with Parkinson's disease since 2008. Marge was born Margaret Irene Souza on January 6, 1920 to Tillie and John Souza at their home, also in Keyes. She attended Keyes Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1938. Marge married George Nunes in 1939. Two years later they moved into the home they would share until his death in 1993 and where she would continue to live on her own until her own death.
Grace Niehaus, 88, passed away in Modesto, CA, on June 14, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 30, 1923, in Hughson, CA, to John and Mary Sequeira. Grace attended and graduated from Livingston High School in 1941. She was employed by Bank of America as the first teller at the Livingston branch and later became an Escrow Officer at various title agencies in Merced and Fresno.
Carlos entered into rest on June 9, 2012; he was born in Castro Valley, CA. He was also known as CJ, everyone knew him by his nickname. He was a election for 15 years, and was a member of Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints of Turlock. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.
Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.