Janet Kay Potter, 69, passed away Nov. 23, 2010, with her family by her side at Country Manor in Hughson. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Flint, Mich. to the late Leonard and Anne Wharram. She lived in Arizona for five years and moved to Whittier, Calif. at the age of eight where she lived until settling in Turlock in 1975. Janet earned a life teaching credential from Cal Western University in Point Loma, Calif. which began her 30-year teaching career; with 25 of those years spent at Denair Middle School.
S. Gilbert Cook passed away peacefully at Casa de Modesto with his two daughters by his side on Nov. 8 at the age of 94.
Bruce Reed, Jr., 57, of Turlock passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at home after a battle with cancer. Bruce was born in Turlock to Don and Lois Reed in 1953, and he graduated from Hughson High School in 1971. He lived in the Turlock/Hughson area most of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Deena Reed; children, Christopher Lewis and Melissa Reed, both of Turlock; parents, Don and Lois Reed of Atwater; siblings, Dick Reed of Hughson and Terry Reed of Atwater; and ...
Mike Anderson, 66, of Hilmar passed away at home with his family at his side on Tuesday, Nov. 16. He was born in Turlock to Simon and Verna Anderson in 1943, and lived in Hilmar all of his life. Mike owned and operated Mike's Flying Service (later renamed Environmental Spraying Service) for over 30 years. He was a life member of the NRA and a member of Hilmar Grange, Hilmar Historical Society, Hilmar Chamber of Commerce, AOPA, and Western Heritage Museum. He also enjoyed attending cowboy poetry, Sons of San Joaquin, and doing woodworking. Mike will be greatly missed.
Wayne William Ford, 68, of Hilmar passed away Thursday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.
Surrounded by her family, Billie Loraine Welch Fortlage died peacefully in her Petaluma home on Nov. 9. All who knew Billie will testify to the fact that she was a remarkable Christian woman whose love for God was evident as soon as you met her.
Loren passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 19. Loren lived and ranched almonds in Turlock all of his life. He will be greatly missed.
Peter Padilla, 79, of Turlock passed away in Naples, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 18. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, also at Allen Mortuary, with a military burial at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Our mom, Vivian Wiele, 81, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 12 at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. Born on Feb. 5, 1929, Turlock was her home for the first eight years of her life, as well as for the last six years. Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at Covenant Village of Turlock.
Barbara Alvares, 65, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after a long illness.
"Trudy" Furnivall, 105, of Turlock, stepped from this life into the next on Oct. 14. She was the last survivor among nine brothers and sisters born to Franklin and Katie Voorhees of Dos Palos.
Ernestine Zierenberg passed away peacefully on Nov. 10 in Merced. She was 78 years old. She was born on Aug. 17, 1932, in Germany where she faced the adversities of World War II as a young teenager. She met her husband, Al, while he was stationed there. They married in Merced on Aug. 20, 1955. Ernestine was a professional seamstress for many years while she stayed at home raising her two daughters.
Maria Rosario Avina, 80, of Modesto, died Nov. 13. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1930.
Jacqueline Barden, 80, of Stevinson, died Nov. 11 in Merced. She was born in West Hollywood in 1930. She was a homemaker for 62 years, and she attended Stevinson Chapel.
Jean Nelson, 93, of Turlock, passed away at Covenant Care Center on Nov. 5. She was born in Los Angeles to Robert and Margaret McClellan in 1917. A lifelong California resident, Jean worked in sales for 27 years at Leask's Department Store in Santa Cruz. She has been a resident of Covenant Village in Turlock since 1992.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
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.
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
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.
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 ...
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.
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