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George Espinola

George Espinola, 88, of Hughson passed away peacefully in his sleep at Country Manor Samaritan Village in Hughson. George lived in Hughson all of his life. He joined the Army and served as a Field Lineman in the 84th Infantry Division and the 335th Infantry Regiment in WWII. He was awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He was also in the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland Campaign and was instrumental in releasing POWs held in the concentration camps. Upon returning home from the Army, he stayed in Hughson where he farmed with his father for a few ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Donald Lee Warnke

Donald was born to Charles and Mildred Warnke in 1938. He was a mechanic all his life and for the last 20 years he worked as a mechanic doing maintenance at Turlock Country Club.
Don is survived by his siblings, Jean Posadas of Hayward, Jackie Rutherford of Lebanon, Ore. and Sherry Brace of Rocklin; companion, Sylvia Geddie; daughters, Angie (Jerry) Reed of Turlock, Cindy Wise of Tracy and Melissa Medina of Newman; grandchildren, Jeremy Reed, Cassandra Wise, Zack Wise, Christopher Medina, Aaron Medina, Jr. Medina, Marco Medina, Thomas Medina and Alyssa Medina; and great grandchildren, Javanni Medina and Zaiden Medina ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24 at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She recently lived in St. Thomas retirement center, which she enjoyed very much. Saundra was an artist with a passion for ballroom dancing. She enjoyed cats and loved to travel.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Anita Torres

Anita went to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday in Livingston, where she was a resident for over 30 years. She was born on July 28, 1953 in Agrullo, Jalisco, Mexico. She was a caregiver for many children in the community. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, knitting, watching Western movies and fishing with her husband.
Anita is survived by her husband, Mike R. Torres; three sons, Richard Torres, Steve Torres and Bobby Torres; three daughters, Justine Torres, Michelle Torres and Susie Torres-Lohman; 13 grandchildren and two great grand children.
A public visitation for family and friends will ...

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Henry J. DeBoer

A memorial service for Henry J. DeBoer is pending at the First United Methodist Church. Allen Mortuary is in charge of arrangements; please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com.

December 10, 2010 | | OBITS


Carmen B. Estrada

Carmen B. Estrada was born into life June 28, 1932 in Fresno. She was the loving wife of John Estrada and is survived by eight children, 27 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
Please leave your condolences with www ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


William Stanley Miller

On Nov. 30, 2010, William "Stan" Stanley Miller passed away in Turlock. He was just three months shy of his 90th birthday.
Stan was born in Escalon and proud of his Swedish and Lutheran heritage. He grew up in the San Jose area, attending San Jose and Campbell High Schools. Stan served in the National Guard for a period of six years, and saw combat in three major campaigns of World War II in the Pacific. Stan was actually on the beach in the Philippines when he witnessed General Mac Arthur's triumphant return in person. He left the military ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Patrick Alan Patterson

Patrick Patterson, 37, of Modesto passed away unexpectedly at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Thanksgiving Day. Patrick was born in Modesto and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from San Lorenzo High School in Hayward and studied Journalism at Cal State Hayward. Patrick was well known in the area as a sports writer for the San Francisco Examiner and as a blogger for the Oakland Raiders. His family knew him as a generous, loving man. He will be greatly missed.
Patrick is survived by his father, Michael (Sheila) Patterson of Oklahoma; mother, Patricia (Henry) Rodriguez of Modesto ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Ercil Earl Strong

Our beloved husband, father, brother, fishing buddy and storyteller, Ercil Strong, who was born in Ava, Mo. on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center.
He served in two branches of the military - the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He was a combat medic in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, Calif. as ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Richard Repke

Jerry Richard Repke, 56, of Sonora entered eternal life on Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center after battling a cancerous brain tumor. He was born in Superior, Wis. to Ronald and Norma Mae Repke. He moved to California in 1956 after the death of his father, Ronald Repke. Jerry loved the outdoors - camping, fishing, and gold panning. He especially liked sitting by the campfire.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Repke; brother, Ronald Repke Jr.; and sisters, Charlotte Woods and Linda Thoorsell. He is survived by his mother, Norma Klaschus; step-father, Irvin Klaschus; brothers, Daniel Repke and ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Josephine Clement

Josephine Clement, 85, of Turlock was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Los Angeles and passed away on Dec. 6, 2010, in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by Nance J. Clement of Turlock; son, Joseph Clement of Turlock; grandchildren, Jennifer Clement of Colorado, Kristy Pain of Modesto and Angelina Steel of Modesto; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Rosary ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then recently St. Thomas Catholic. Her interests included drawing and ballroom dancing.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira; and nieces, Julia Miles and Carrie Richards. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Maximiana Valdez Garcia

Visitation will start today at 8 a.m. for Maximiana Valdez Garcia, with a funeral Rosary to follow at 3 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary located at 247 N. Broadway, Turlock. Interment will take place in Jardin de la Esperanza, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
She is survived by her four children, Juana Valdez-Garcia, Eloiza Zazueta, Maria P. Carbollo and Jesus Francesco Valdez; four siblings; and 22 grandchildren.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Melville Andre Christiansen

Melville Andre Christiansen, 88, passed away Dec. 5, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (1995), devoted father of Pamela Christiansen-Colon, loving grandfather of Olivia Wetherbee and Vincent (Brodi) Wetherbee, cherished great grandfather of Wyatt and Evangeline Wetherbee, and fond uncle and great uncle. He was also a proud WW II Army veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, CA 95841. Interment will be private.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Otheo “LeRoy” Choat

LeRoy Choat, 62, of Turlock passed away at home with his family at his side on Friday, Dec. 3. He was born in Geary, Okla. to Otheo and Lula Choat in 1947. LeRoy lived in Linden, Tenn. and Turlock throughout his life. He was a master mechanic and at the end of his career he owned Tom's Creek Boat Motor Repair in Tennessee. He enjoyed gold panning and was an outdoorsman. He was a master at making moonshine.
LeRoy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula Choat; children, Otheo LeRoy Choat, Jr. of Washington, Karen Sue Navaro ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


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Elizabeth M. Barrett

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 ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Gladys Linnea Mathews

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 ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Eleanor Angeline Brindeiro

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.

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Judith Waterson

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.

October 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Betty Danielson

On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Michael Wayne Blair

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.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Bonnie Belle Falke

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.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Ernest Samuel Cross III

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.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


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