Geneva J. Chachanian , 68, was born on Jan. 31, 1943, in Al Habaniya, Iraq, and passed away on Feb.20. She was a wonderful mother and the greatest grandmother in the world. She was the greatest loving, caring, nurturing mother, sister, spouse, and most of all a great teacher and a listener.
Burton Nance, 79, of Turlock, was born to Leonard and Willie Nance in Oklahoma City. He was a high school graduate. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He married Patricia Marler in July of 1975. He passed away at Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital in Turlock.
Ricardo Sanchez, Jr. was born on Sept. 13, 1976, in Salinas, Calif. to Irma and Ricardo Sanchez, Sr. He was the loving brother of Miguel, Jose and Sonia Sanchez. Ricardo is survived by his children, Dominic, Gabriel and Andrew Sanchez. He was a loving uncle to Adrian and Leena Sanchez. He also leaves behind many friends and relatives. Ricardo will be greatly missed.
Aiden Loucks lost his battle with RSV on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera. He was 2 1/2 years old. In that short time he changed our lives for the better and brightened our world. He loved music, dancing, French fries and going for rides in the truck. When he wasn't watching his favorite television show "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy," he loved playing outside and chasing bubbles. He has taken a piece of our hearts to heaven with him and will be missed.
Joann McDuffie, 76, of Turlock, passed away at Brandel Manor. Joann was born in Arkansas to Garner and Lois. At the age of 12 she and her family relocated to Richmond, where her parents found work in the shipyards during World War II. Joann was married in 1959 to Rueal H. McDuffie, a native of Georgia and a Naval veteran of World War II. Rueal was discharged from the Navy at Treasure Island in San Francisco and together they moved to Fremont in 1962, where they settled and raised their three children. After the death of her husband, Joann moved ...
Leilah Stone, 96, of Turlock, passed away on Feb. 12 at Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. She was born in St. Joe, Mo. to Frank and Florence McCumber in 1914. At the age of six, her family moved to Los Angeles.In 1953, she moved to Bishop. She lived in Lakeport for 10 years and then Turlock for about six years. Leilah attended Church of Christ congregations everywhere she lived. She was invited to the 1932 Olympics as a sprinter and played semi-pro softball. Juanita was the starting pitcher in "League of Her Own" in Los Angeles. Leilah enjoyed traveling ...
Gloria Alberti was born in Newman to Celestino and Flora Beffa. She was raised in Gustine and settled in Stevinson where she lived for the past 50 years. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, George J. Hatfield Unit #91 in Stevinson and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Stevinson.
Vernon Burrell entered into rest, at the age of 78 years, on Feb. 3, 2011, ending a long struggle with illness. During his career Vernon worked for Fred Harvey Enterprise managing trading posts, hotels and cafes at the Grand Canyon and Cameron, Ariz. He worked for over 50 years in construction and retired as a general contractor. He supervised the construction of the new villages, schools and village utilities for Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay and Barrow, Alaska. Under that contract he hired and trained Alaska natives to support the local economy and job market. He was known to the Indians as ...
Marie died of natural causes at her home in the loving embraces of her family. Marie was born in The Cherokee Nation in The Indian Territory in Chouteau, Okla. She was very proud of her Cherokee heritage.
John Isaac was born in Baquba, Iraq to Isaac and Nano. He spent his childhood in several cities in Iraq, attending school and learning English. In 1942 he met the love of his life, Mary Yadgar, and married her.
Carlene Anna Voight was born in Turlock, CA to Karl and Bertha Whipkey and lived almost her entire life in Stanislaus County. Raised with her two brothers Ronald and Richard, the only time Carlene lived outside the county was for 14 months when her family lived in Alaska.