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Kenneth E. Falkenberg

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.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmendale Fernandes

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 ...

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Greg Fairbairn

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.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Austin Cowan

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.

October 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Kirk Anthony James

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.

October 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Alice Maggard Andrews

Alice went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept 25, 2014. Alice attended the Neighborhood Church of Redding for 30 years and was an active member of Stephens Ministries. Alice lived a full and happy life; she enjoyed shopping, playing cards, QVC and dancing. She was an avid square dancer for many years. She had many wonderful friends.

October 10, 2014 | | OBITS


Maria Manuel Nunes

Maria M. Nunes, 77, of Turlock, passed away Wednesday, October 8. Also known as Mary, she was born September 23, 1937 to Francicso and Maria Freitas on the island of Terceira in the Azores. She married Jose "Joe" C. Nunes in 1956 and they immigrated to the United States in 1968 with their children, Alfred and George. Mary loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She made suits for her husband and sons. When she was able, she would be active in Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Assumption in Turlock, but she was most involved with family ...

October 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Joseph Anthony Linhares

Joseph "Joe" Linhares, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on Sunday at his home. He was born in Turlock to Antonio and Marie Linhares and spent his entire life here. He attended Tegner School, a one room schoolhouse, and in September of his senior year at Turlock High School he eloped to marry his high school sweetheart, Irma Commons.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Dean West

Dean West passed away at the age of 79. The youngest of six children, Dean grew up to believe in hard work. He was a good provider and was a very charitable and humble man. He was always reaching into his pocket to help others. In Dean's younger years he was very passionate about horses and had a love for animals throughout his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Malcom Chittock

Donald Malcom Chittock, 62, died at his Turlock home surrounded by loved ones. He succumbed to complication from an industrial accident which curtailed the last nine years of his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Bruce Leon Wejmar

Bruce lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He was born and raised in Turlock and attended Turlock schools and graduated from Turlock High School in 1965. An Army Veteran from 1966-1968, he served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. Bruce worked for International Paper/Evergreen for 42 years.

October 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Violet Marie Johnson Wellander

Violet Marie Johnson Wellander, 93, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, September 28th. Her last few hours here were graciously and peacefully spent at her beloved place of residence, Vintage Sonoma.

October 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Lila June Koop

Lila June Koop is survived by her children Marilyn Esau of Turlock, Harold Koop of Texas, Norma Ingram of New York, and Roger Koop of Turlock; brother Frank; sister Wilma; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Koop, sons John and James Koop, and one grandchild.

September 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Carl Medwick Jameson

Carl was born to Elizabeth and Carl M. Jameson in a small town in OK. The family moved around for a while before settling down in Southern California where he went to school and met his future wife Glenda Inman who lived across the street. They married in 1956. He was in ROTC in high school and after they were married they moved to GA for officer training at Fort Benning. They returned to California to start their lives together settling in Turlock, CA where he joined the local National Guard. Carl was in the Guard until he could no ...

September 26, 2014 | | OBITS


Linda Faye Cox

Linda Cox, 65, of Turlock, passed away at home after an extended illness.

September 23, 2014 | | OBITS


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Elizabeth M. Barrett

Elizabeth M. Barrett, 80, formerly of Turlock and Modesto died on October 23 after an extended period of declining health. Liz was born, raised and married in Lowell, MA. She and her husband, Tom lived for a time in East Lansing, MI and then in Stanford, CA before settling in Turlock as one of the founding families of the new Stanislaus State College (now known as CSU Stanislaus). Liz was a member of the SSC faculty Wives Club, and the Turlock 20 Ands, but she is probably best remembered in Turlock for her tireless support of children at Turlock Aquatic ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Gladys Linnea Mathews

Gladys Linnea Mathews,99, was born in March of 1915 to Jonas and Elizabeth Nyman in Wausa, Nebraska. The youngest of five children, she came to California with her family as a young woman and met Carl in Oakland and they married in 1936. They were married for 50 years, ministering as church-planters to communities in the area and foothills. She was known for her kindness and generosity and welcomed visitors with coffee and her renowned baking and cooking. She loved music, travel, collected dolls and wrote poetry. She lived in the Turlock area for 69 years and was a ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Eleanor Angeline Brindeiro

Eleanor,94, was born in the Visalia area to Francisco and Leunora Cardoza in 1920 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 94. She married Albert Brindeiro and they had two children and shared over 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Together they owned a dairy which she helped manage for 62 years. In 1982, their son Glenn passed in a tragic accident; the loss of her son was very difficult and life was never the same for Eleanor.

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Judith Waterson

Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.

October 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Betty Danielson

On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Michael Wayne Blair

Michael Wayne Blair passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Born and raised in Merced CA, Mike was the fourth of ten children born to Ray and Juanita Blair. Mike was a Bee Keeper and many times traveled for his work.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Bonnie Belle Falke

Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Ernest Samuel Cross III

Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


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