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Joe D. Vasquez

Joe D. Vasquez passed away at the age of 72 on Monday, February 13, 2017 while being in hospice care at home. Joe was born on March 10, 1944 in Merced, California, however, he resided in Turlock, Ca where he worked as a food processor. Joe married Alice Aviña on June 12, 1964, and later had two children; Cynthia and Kenneth Vasquez. Joe coached his son in little league and later his grandson as well. Joe is survived by his grandson, Alex Rase, who Joe never failed to support march in the marching band, as well as a granddaughter ...

February 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Dallas Nester

Dallas Nester, 73, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at Emanuel Hospital losing his battle with cancer. Dallas was born in Oklahoma and moved to Keyes, CA as a teenager. He later moved to Modesto where he was employed by Gallo Glass as a forklift operator where he later retired from. Dallas was a hard worker and enjoyed fishing and loved his family.

February 16, 2017 | | OBITS


Ruth Viola “Vi” Nelson

Vi was born in Turlock and went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 25. She was the youngest of five children born to Nils and Emma Swanson. She grew up on the farm in the Hilmar area and graduated from Hilmar High in 1944.

February 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Debra B. Stevens (Strom)

A committed and beautiful loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt passed peacefully in the early morning hours of her 60th birthday in Mission Springs, CA.

February 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Donna Ray Mahler

Donna Ray Mahler, February 19, 1930 – January 13, 2017 beloved Sister, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully after a long illness at the age of 85 in Sonora, CA with her children at her side. She was predeceased by her husband Edgar (Ed) of 35 years. She is survived by her sister, Dorice (Herbert) Sheldon, sister, Lynn (Ernest) Wheeler and brother Lester Ross (Caren), daughter Carol Mahler, sons John Mahler, Glen Mahler and Mark Mahler. Her Grandsons are: Ryan Mahler, Kevin Mahler, Steffen Mahler, Edgar (Eddie) Mahler and Justin Vincent. Her granddaughters are Health Quintero-Refuerzo and Elizabeth Mahler ...

February 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Clara Ellen (Lozier) Mercer

On Feb. 5, 2017 Clara Ellen (Lozier) Mercer went to be with her Lord and rejoin with family who went before.

February 09, 2017 | Nathan Straubinger | OBITS


Dorothy Gladys Hanne (Cornell)

Dorothy Gladys Hanne (Cornell) passed away peacefully in her sleep February 4, 2017 at Townsend House Assisted Living in Chico, CA. She was born in 1920 and raised in Turlock, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1938. After graduation she was a bookkeeper at the Turlock Branch of the Modesto Lumber Company for 9 years. During WWII she corresponded with her future husband, Harold, who was in the Army Air Corps, and they got married a few years after the war. In 1953 she and Harold opened the Alta Vista Sport Shop on Yosemite Blvd in Modesto, which they ...

February 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Henry (Hank) H. Adams

Hank Adams age 92 passed away on February 3, 2017.

February 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Hudson Kennedy Sausser & Blake Logan Sausser

"For such a short little time, we were blessed with the love of our sweet little angels. Hudson Kennedy and Blake Logan, our precious twin baby girls, will live in our hearts until we see them again."

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


LeMarr Glenn Klaproth, Jr.

LeMarr passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House at the age of 71. He was a lifelong resident of Turlock and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from CSUStanislaus. He served in the United States Air Force for four years where he was stationed in North Dakota and California. He worked for many years as an electrician. LeMarr loved cars, sports cars and motorcycles. He enjoyed going for rides on his motorcycle.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Leontina Sousa

Leontina Sousa passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2017, surrounded by family at Memorial Medical Center of Modesto. She was born September 10, 1933 to Antonio Ferreira and Rosa Da Silva in Sao Joao, Pico, Azores. She worked alongside her husband building their dairy in Turlock for 23 years and prided herself in raising all baby calves. She had such a love for the dairy life that she continued raising calves to the age of 75.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Harriet Marie Backman

Harriet was born in Chicago, IL to Eli and Clara Carlson and passed away at the age of 92 in Turlock. She settled in California at a young age and graduated from Turlock High School. At a church youth group she met her husband Edward Backman. Harriet was very active at the Evangelical Free Church in Turlock for many years. She worked as a bookkeeper for various businesses and later she and Ed worked together in both farming and construction. She enjoyed camping with Ed in their R.V.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


“Gary” Gerard Grant Kerkvliet

"Gary" Gerard Grant Kerkvliet was born in Billings, Montana on March 13, 1949 and passed on December 28, 2016 in Turlock, California. He was preceded in death by his father Bernard Kerkvliet. He is survived by his mother Stella Kerkvliet, her partner Bob Gugler, his three younger siblings: brother Bernie and his wife Marianne and sisters Carol Kerkvliet and Dona Kerkvliet-Varin. He is also survived by his nieces Carla Garcia, Andrea Francis, Kyle Kerkvliet, Caleb Kerkvliet, Vanessa Varin and Elizabeth Varin. He is also leaves behind a growing number of great-nieces and great-nephews as well as numerous longtime friends.

February 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Nageeba Baba Yonan

Nageeba Baba Yonan, 88, of Turlock, California, was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. A viewing will be held at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the same location on Saturday, February 4, at 10 a.m. in the chapel, followed by an interment at Turlock Memorial Park. A reception luncheon will be served at St. John's Assyrian Presbyterian Church immediately following the services.

February 02, 2017 | | OBITS


Renie (Elmquist) Bergstrom

Renie (Elmquist) Bergstrom, 72, passed away on December 27, 2016 at home in Redding, CA in the presence of her family from complications of Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Born July 16, 1944 in Hilmar, California to Orville & Neomi Elmquist, Renie grew up attending Hilmar Covenant Church and Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar HS in 1962. She married Dick Bergstrom of Turlock, CA on September 11, 1965 and they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in 2016. Dick and Renie lived in Turlock, Lancaster, and Santa Barbara, retired to Grass Valley, and recently moved to Redding. Renie was actively involved in raising her ...

January 31, 2017 | | OBITS


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Randall “Randy” Pristas

Randall "Randy" Pristas died of a fatal heart attack on March 17, 2017 in Turlock, California at age 46. Randy was born in Hayward, California ...

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Richard D. Sawyer

Richard Dudley (Dick) Sawyer passed away peacefully on March 18, 2017 due to complications from a stroke. The only child of Ralph M. (Tom) and ...

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Caronell (Bartgis) Majors

Caronell (Bartgis) Majors, our loving mother and grandmother, went home peacefully to be with our Lord Jesus on March 14, 2017

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Kevin David Silva

Kevin David Silva passed away March 21, 2017 in Modesto, CA at 49 years of age.

March 24, 2017 | | OBITS


Joyce Truitt

Blanche Norma Joyce Pote was born in Wilmington, Delaware, to Houston and Oyma Pote on January 2, 1923. She moved with her family to the ...

March 23, 2017 | | OBITS


Aurora Adelina Andre

Aurora Adelina Andre passed away at the age of 93 on March 19, 2017 in Modesto, CA.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Betty Lou Thiessen

Betty is survived by her loving husband of 69 years Gerald Thiessen of Meridian, ID; son Gary and his wife Peggy Thiessen of Meridian, ID ...

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Pershing F. Dahlstrom

Pershing (Persh) Franklin Dahlstrom, 98, of Turlock, passed away peacefully in Oakdale. He was born to Louis and Anna Dahlstrom in Stockton, the seventh of ...

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Joe L. Coelho

Joe L. Coelho passed away on March 17, 2017 after a long illness.

March 22, 2017 | | OBITS


William Jerome Hallinan

William Jerome Hallinan passed away on March 8, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 75.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Diane Henley

Diane M. Henley, 73, died Thursday, Feb. 23 in Modesto after an illness.

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Geraldine Kaye Pillow

Geraldine was born in Turlock to Sterling and Katherine Witzel and passed away at the age of 63. She graduated from Turlock High School and ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Bryan Brigham

Bryan Brigham, more lovingly known as Buster to most, and Grandad to the lucky ones, passed away at the age of 78, on March 14 ...

March 17, 2017 | | OBITS


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