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Noel E. (Mel) Richard

Mel, 95, of Turlock has passed away. Mel was born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. He was a veteran of World War Two serving the Australian Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 88 of Turlock. Mel was an Author and an amazing poet.

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Howard Austin Drew

Howard was born in Long Beach, CA to Reginald and Judy Drew in 1970 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 43. He attended Turlock High School where he played football, wrestled and was on the honor roll. After school he joined the Marines where he served in Desert Storm. He was a talented carpenter and worked in the construction business for 20 years; he enjoyed building things with his hands just to show he could do it. Howard spent time traveling around the world as part of the Portuguese Bull Fighting Suicide Squad, for 16 years. He ...

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Dr. Leon L. Allen

Dr. Leon L. Allen passed away Saturday, March 15 in Jamestown California. He was the oldest son of Harry L. and Vivian M. Allen of Union, New Jersey. He was born in North Arlington, New Jersey April 9, 1926. He was a medic in the Army during WWII serving on the USS Milne Hospital ship. After honorable discharge in 1946 he attended Washington Missionary College and graduated a Math major. He attended Loma Linda University and graduated with a doctorate in medicine in 1954. He was married to his beloved wife Opal Johnson in 1953 they were married for 59 ...

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


HAL DAVID DILL

Hal David Dill, born in Turlock, Ca March 11, 1951. Hal lived in Siskiyu County since 1996 and passed over February 27, 2014 to join his mother and father Floy and Howard Dill and his nephew Stewart Hedstrom. He is survived by his wife Becky Dill, daughter Amy Dill, sister's Donna Hedstrom, Wanada Slaven and extended family and friends. Hal loved helping others. His passion was photography and playing his Native flutes. He worked in auto body as a body and paint man for 42 years. He always had a positive attitude and an infectious smile. He will be ...

March 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Rubie Louise Johnson

Turlock resident Rubie L. Johnson passed away Friday, March 7, in Hughson. She was born in Turlock, December 16, 1920 to August and Louisa Johnson, the youngest of four children. Rubie graduated from Turlock High School in 1939 and moved to San Francisco to live with her sister, Astrid Oliver. She loved San Francisco and stayed there most of her life, working as a secretary for Met Life Insurance for 38 years, before moving back to Turlock in 2005.

March 11, 2014 | | OBITS


David R. Posegate

David died Feb. 28, 2014 at age 66, after a prolonged illness. After his service in the Vietnam War, he went on to complete his Juris Doctor and an M.B.A. at Berkeley, California. He was a longtime resident of Phoenix, Arizona.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Oma F. Parker

Oma F. (McElhaney) Parker was born January 25, 1926 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She lived in Oklahoma until age 15 when her mother, Bonnie, father, Vol Wilson, and two brothers, Vol Gene "Bud" and Perry moved to California. The family moved around a lot before finally settling in Turlock in 1941. Oma attended Turlock High School for a time, and later worked for the Puccinelli and Hume canneries.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Gordon H. Bradbury

Gordon H. Bradbury, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto on March 6, 2014.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Jack M. Landmeier

Jack Landmeier passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at the age of 76. He is survived by his children: Lane and Marlene Landmeier, Keith and Diane Landmeier, 8 grandchildren and one great grandson. Jack retired from International Paper Co. in 1999, where he worked for 39 years. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 7 at Crossroads Church, 1360 N. Johnson Rd. Turlock, CA.

March 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Frances “Fran” Best Prusso

Fran was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and passed away peacefully, into the welcoming arms of her, heavenly father, at the age of 97 in Modesto, California.

March 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Mae Sughrue

Dorothy Mae Sughrue is now in the arms of her Savior after a brief struggle with cancer.

March 06, 2014 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


ALBERT DANIEL MENDES

Albert Daniel Mendes born in Hilmar to John and Mary Mendesof Hilmar move to Billings Montana to milk cows. He leaves behind daughter Shelly Powell of Turlock and one grandson Shane MIchael Powell of Turlock also four sister Mary Lime, Turlock Elvera George, Crowslanding, Frances Jepson, Turlock Elsie Nunes, Los Banos

March 04, 2014 | | OBITS


John Henry Dayton

John was born in Modesto to Charles and Florence Dayton. He was raised on a 10-acre ranch in the Hughson area along with his sister and brothers, Cheryl, Lonn and Paul.

March 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Mae Sughrue

Dorothy Mae Sughrue is now in the arms of her Savior after a brief struggle with cancer.

March 04, 2014 | | OBITS


Albert Daniel Mendes

Albert Daniel Mendes born in Hilmar to John and Mary Mendesof Hilmar move to Billings Montana to milk cows. He leaves behind daughter Shelly Powell of Turlock and one grandson Shane MIchael Powell of Turlock also four sister Mary Lime, Turlock Elvera George, Crowslanding, Frances Jepson, Turlock Elsie Nunes, Los Banos

February 28, 2014 | | OBITS


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Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sharon Sue Base

Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Helen Braudrick

Mrs. Helen Braudrick, age 81 "Entered into Rest" on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Elness Convalescent Hospital in Turlock. Mrs. Braudrick was born in Oakland, California and has lived in Turlock for one year. She enjoyed going to the lake for a ride on the pontoon, crocheting, word puzzles, trivia and anything that would challenge her mind and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Mrs. Braudrick is survived by her Daughter and Caregiver, Dianna Holsapple and her husband Larry of Denair; Son – Timothy Langston and his wife Marlene of Tuttle, Oklahoma; Daughter – Kathleen Williams of Phoeniz, Arizona; Eight Grandchildren ...

July 17, 2014 | | OBITS


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