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John Walter Guy, Jr.

John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Leonard Caetano Mendonca

Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Helen Cecilia Smith

Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Elyn Jean Gregg

Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Judith Dian Anderson

Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Desirae Crystal Crittenden

Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Jose Natal Sousa

Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Karen Acosta-Cornick

My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Lynjte Weeds

Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Robert William Zylstra

Robert went suddenly to his heavenly home during a train ride with his family in Peru. He was relaxed and enjoying the time with his He was a graduate of Turlock Christian High School. He loved to fly and was a licensed pilot who gave flying lessons. He was an active member of a rocket club, sharing his ideas with fellow rocket members and his knowledge with students at TCS, launching rockets up with them each year. He was good about helping others when called upon.

June 18, 2015 | | OBITS

Louie James Chaves

Louie Chaves knew no strangers. He shared his skills and knowledge of multiple trades with all who would receive. His door was always open to those in need. His compassionate heart and generosity of spirit were witnessed on a daily basis by family and friends.

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS

Alice Irene Petersen

Alice Petersen, 98, of Hilmar, passed away at Pacifica Senior living of Modesto after an extended illness. Alice was born in San Jose, CA to Henry and Cassie (Fuller) Roehr. She grew up in Newman, CA where her father owned a cigar store. She graduated from Orestimba High School and married her high school sweetheart William "Bill" Petersen. They moved to Hilmar and lived on a dairy that they converted from a turkey ranch. Alice was active in the Hilmar Grange for 50 years, a member of the Eastern Star and the Turlock Golf & Country Club. She enjoyed playing bridge ...

June 16, 2015 | | OBITS

Mary Dominguez

Mary is survived by her children Beatrice Gastelo, Herman Johnson Dominguez, Jr., Dina Dominguez and Richard Dominguez; siblings Olga Castro of Madera, Jennie DeLaCruz of Winton and Virginia Galvan of Turlock; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Herman Johnson Dominguez; son Jerry Dominguez and three siblings.

June 12, 2015 | | OBITS

Betty Jean Patterson

Betty Patterson was born in Arkansas to Robert and Maggie Hood. Betty passed away on June 10 in Turlock, CA with her family by her side. She was the youngest of 13 children and her family came to the California Valley during the dust bowl years. Betty married Ken Patterson in 1957 and together they shared 58 years of marriage and had two sons. She was very active and enjoyed swimming in adult master competitive swim meets, playing on bowling leagues, tennis, bike riding and sewing.

June 12, 2015 | | OBITS

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Peggy May Woods

Peggy May Woods was born in Lancaster, PA. She was raised by stepfather Sterling Shupe and Mother Mildred along with sisters Mildred and Marjorie. She ...

November 27, 2015 | | OBITS

Nikki Whittiker

Nikki Lynne Whittiker, 67, of Denair went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. Born in White Salmon, WA, September 4 ...

November 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Leonard Francis Pereira

Born in Escalon, California to parents, Carlos Pereira and Evangeline (Vieira) Pereira decedents of farming and whaling families in the Central Valley, Monterey Peninsula and ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Debbie Phillips

Debbie passed away at UCSF Hospital in San Francisco with her two daughters by her side. She lived in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Walter Lee Hotchkiss

Walter lost his battle with Leukemia on November 18th. He was born to Alva and Marguerite Hotchkiss in Hobbs, New Mexico on August 18, 1940 ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Lawrence Douglas Schmitz

Lawrence passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at English Oaks Rehab Center in Modesto. He is survived by his son Douglas Schmitz ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS

Thomas Kirk Johnson

Thomas Kirk Johnson was born August 20, 1956 to Donald and Inez Johnson in Salinas, California. He grew up in Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Malaysia ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS

Marie Slate

Marie passed away peacefully and comfortably in her home on Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was mercifully taken quickly by aggressive cancer. She was loved ...

November 17, 2015 | | OBITS

Cindy Gueth (Hayes)

Cindy Gueth, 67, of Tallahassee, Florida passed away at her home on June 5, 2015 after battling cancer.

November 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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