Shirley was born in Tug Hollow, West Virginia to Virginia Simpkins and Vivian Simpkins truly a coal miner's daughter. She was the oldest of four. Two Sisters and one Brother. Surviving sister, Vivian Feysa and deceased sister Freda Zarlino and brother, Carl Simpkins. Shirley was a musically talented person having picked up the clarinet at a very early age starting in 4th grade. She became very accomplished playing first chair and maintaining straight A's in her later high school years.
Harvey was born Jan. 16, 1920 in Emery, SD. He passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 20, 2016. He graduated from McCook County School in Emery, SD in 1934. Harvey was a farmer his entire life. He married Louise R. Fluth on Sept. 20, 1940. They had five children. Harvey and Louise moved from Emery to Turlock, CA in 1970 where they farmed and operated a dairy for many years. Harvey enjoyed livestock and farm auctions, going fishing and playing cards. His face lit up when he saw his grandkids.
Mike Loup went to go be with the Lord at the age of 61. He was preceded in passing by his mother Mary Louise Thompson Loup and father Charles Ray Loup, brother John Roy Loup, sister Karen Loup, along with in-laws Superior Court Judge J. Steve Williams & Yvonne G. Williams, brother-in-law's William A. Williams (Bill), James Steve Williams, & Cliff Roper.
Christine Nelson, 75, of Turlock, passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016, 10am at Crossroads Church located at 1360 N Johnson Rd, Turlock, CA 95380. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com
Horace Jim "Brownie" Blackwell, 91, died peacefully at his home in Modesto surrounded by his loved ones. Horace was born in Octavia, OK to James and Beulah Blackwell. He moved to California as a young man. He married his life partner, Darlene Cameron, in 1950. He was a veteran of World War II.
Alphonso "Al" Serena, 76, passed away while surrounded by his family on August 18, 2016. Although he was born in Brawley, he was a resident of Turlock since 1945 and was a 1958 graduate of Turlock High School. His grandkids knew him as Poppi, but his close family and friends knew him as Big Al or Uncle Al the Kiddies Pal. He loved cracking jokes and making people laugh all the time. His greatest joy was his family, and would do anything for anyone at any time. Some of his favorite pastimes included fishing, traveling, and watching sports. He made ...
Yuriko Masuda, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on August 15, 2016 at the age of 94. As a longtime resident of the Cortez Japanese farming community (near Ballico, CA), Yuriko will be remembered for her loving and giving spirit to all she came in contact with. Her unwavering religious and spiritual beliefs were ever present in everything she did and everyone she encountered. She will truly be missed.
Teruko was born in Japan to Tomejiro and Chise Iwamoto. She was a survivor of the Nakasaki atomic bomb. Teruko immigrated to the U.S. with her husband in 1958. They traveled throughout the United States, living in Stockton, San Diego, Bremerton, Washington, and Charleston, South Carolina before they settled in Turlock in 1979, where she lived until she passed away at the age of 84.
Michael L. Allen, 44, passed away at home in Turlock, California. He was born in Russellville, Kentucky to Charles and Patricia Allen. Mike enlisted and served in the US Army from August 1990 to August 1994. In January 1995, he began his fifteen year career in the US Postal Service. He left the postal service to further his education culminating in a BA degree in Psychology from CSU Stanislaus and was just one class shy of an MA degree in Educational Psychology from Brandman University. Although a lifelong fan of University of Kentucky basketball, he left his home state to ...
Vera was born in 1919 to William and Mary Butler and passed away at the age of 97 in Turlock. She worked for 20 years as a secretary to the city manager and elected city clerk for the City of Turlock. Vera was a seamstress and was a member of the T-birds at Turlock Golf and Country Club. She had attended St. Francis Episcopal Church since 1964 where she sang in the choir, participated in the alter guild, was a vestryman and senior warden.
Bernice was born in Cushing, Ok. As a young woman she worked in an aircraft factory in Detroit during the early part of WWII. She migrated with her mother and four sisters to Atwater, CA where she met and married her husband of 62 years, David F. Mendonca. Their early years were spent tending the family farm in Atwater and they moved to the Turlock area in 1947. She was a resident of Turlock for 69 years. She graduated from the nursing program at Modesto Junior College and became a licensed vocational Nurse (LVN) in 1968. Bernice (sometimes called Bernie ...