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Joe S. Rocha

Joe Rocha, 58, of Livingston, died Wednesday in Turlock. He was born in Posto Stanto, Terceira, Azores in 1952. He was a gardener for 18 years and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church of Livingston.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Natalia Rocha of Livingston; Vickie Medeiros and her husband Deodato of Delhi; sisters, Mary Alice Toste of Gustine and Lucy Alves of Gustine; and grandchildren, Michael Medeiros and Brian Medeiros.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias. A Rosary/Mass is scheduled for ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Rosalinda E. Medeiros

Rosalinda E. Medeiros, 90, of Santa Clara, died April 25. She was born in 1921 in Cedros, Faial, Azores. She was a homemaker for 40 years and a member of Saint Clare Catholic Church of Santa Clara.
She is survived by her son, Manuel P. Escobar of Manteca; daughters, Maria Silva of Santa Clara and Maria Dutra of New York; brother, Antonio Pinheiro of San Jose; sisters, Lourdes Brum of Morgan Hill and Maria Pereira of San Jose; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Silveirinha.
Visitation will be held from 3 ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Maria Trindade Nunes

Maria Trindade Nunes, 79, of Atwater, died Tuesday. She was born in 1931 in Corvo, Azores. She was a homemaker for 54 years and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church of Atwater.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel Batista Nunes of Atwater; son, James A. Nunes of Los Banos; daughters, Maria Elizabeth Teixeira and Julie M. Cabrito, both of Atwater; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 pm. on Sunday, May 1 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 2 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Florence Ethel Moore

Florence Moore, 97, of Santa Rosa, passed away at Vintage Brush Creek Assisted Living Care Center in Santa Rosa.
She was born in Turlock to Louis and Ethel Domecq and was the last survivor of their 10 children. Florence grew up in Denair and married Donald Moore of Denair. They lived to Richmond during the years when their three children were born. Later they moved to Whittier. Throughout those years Florence was active in PTA, YMCA and sang in Methodist church choirs. Florence was also one of the founders of the Mulberry Tree Nursery School in the 1960s. In 1974 ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Irene (Ryan) Wakefield

Irene was born on Dec. 21, 1926 in Woodward, Okla. and passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2011. She was 84 years old. Irene's hobbies included genealogy, knitting, sewing for children and backpacking in the high sierra mountains. She was a DAR member. Irene traveled the world as the wife of a Navy veteran.
She is survived by her loving children, Ray (Amanda) Wakefield of Menlo Park, Dianna (Bill) Geyer of Livermore, Donald Wakefield of Encinitas and Carol (Matt) Matteson of Chula Vista; sisters, Ella Vines of Oklahoma and Bonnie (Terry) McCarter of Sacramento; brothers, Clarence Ryan of Las ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

William Manning

William Manning, 84, of Ceres passed away on April 24, 2011.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted and loving wife of 59 1/2 years, Isabel Manning; brother, Roscoe Manning of Texas; sister, Eva Manning of Texas; daughters, Virginia Brooks of Hayward and Clarinda Manning Ceres; son, Edwin Manning of Sacramento; and daughter Roberta Manning of Modesto. He also leaves behind a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral will be held at ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Linda Lee Beckhart

Linda Beckhart, 59, of Ceres, lost her long battle with cancer at Memorial Medical Center. The daughter of William and Doris Mason, Linda was born in Sebring, Ohio and began her schooling there. When she was 11 years old the family moved to Compton. They lived in Southern California where she met and married Robert Beckhart in December 1970. Linda had a gift for working with numbers and worked as bookkeeper for 25 years with Kraft Foods and for Central Valley Auto Body Shop.
Linda loved camping and actively served the Boy Scouts for 30 years, which continued long after ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Muriel H. Fields

Muriel H. Fields, 93, was born in Pasadena and passed away April 20 at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Emery L. Fields; her parents, Charles and Jesse Ritzel; and sister, Eileen Rickert.
Muriel is survived by three loving daughters, Carol (Wayne) Gladwin of Corvallis, Ore., Marsha (Gordon) Nelson of Jacksonville, Ala. and Jennifer (Ed) Arnhold of Marietta, Ga.; son, Bruce (Marji) Fields of San Mateo; grandchildren, Rachel (Chris) Williams, Erik Nelson, Hilary (Philip) Goetz, Derek Gladwin, Heidi Arnhold, Wesley (Katie) Arnhold, Candace and Jesse Fields ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Bernard Lopez

Ben Lopez, 79, died suddenly on Wednesday at his residence in Newman. Mr. Lopez was born and raised in San Leandro. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1951, and reenlisted in the United States Army in 1952. He earned several medals, including Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. After his Honorable Discharge in 1960 he worked for Patcar Inc. as a foreman for 25 years. Ben settled in Newman in 1990 and enjoyed camping.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Lopez; sisters, Marie Anderson, Connie Fernandez and Ditty Hague; and brothers, Manuel ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

David Mealing

David was born in San Francisco to Leslie and Kathleen Mealing in 1955. He lived in Stanislaus County for the last four years. David enjoyed riding his Harley and working on anything mechanical, as well as playing poker.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hala; father, Leslie Mealing; siblings, Peggie Sanchez, Dean Mealing and Leann Proud; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Dr. Ste. 110, Sacramento, CA 95833.
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April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Maria L. Rodrigues

Maria L. Rodrigues, 80, of Gustine, died April 25 in Turlock. She was born in 1930 in Santa Barbara, Terceira, Azores. She was a homemaker for 35 years and a member of Shrine Our Lady of Miracles of Gustine.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane F. Silveira and her husband, Heduino, of Gustine; and grandchildren, Gabriel Silveira, Mikalya Silveira, and Mark Silveira, all of Gustine.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Chapel. A Rosary/ Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Frank Chavez

Frank Chavez, 70, of Ceres, passed away Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Mr. Chavez was a native of Madera and a resident of Ceres for six years. He previously lived in Patterson for 19 years. He was a groundskeeper for 30 years, working for Del Puerto Hospital and Turlock Memorial Park. He was a member of the New Life Temple of Turlock.
Mr. Chavez is survived by his wife, Faye Chavez of Ceres; sons, Frank Chavez, Jr. of Ceres and Amador Chavez of Ceres; daughters, Dolores Fagundes of Ceres and Frances Mendoza of Modesto; brothers, Joe Chavez of ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Terry Don Vanaman

Terry don Vanaman, 57, of Modesto, died April 20 in Modesto. He was born in Modesto in 1954 and was a dry wall installer for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki L. Vanaman of Modesto; daughters, Sara Vanaman and Kari Vanaman, both of Modesto; brothers, James Vanaman of Alaska, Marty Vanaman of Modesto and Timothy Villa of Visalia; sisters, Therwana Bearing of Reno, Nev. and Patsy Moreno of Visalia; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at Whitehurst, Norton ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Robert Grieves

Robert was a native of Turlock. He worked in the melon industry for many years and later in life owned his own business as a commercial fisherman. His last employment was with Heckendorf's Auto, from which he retired.
Robert is survived by son, Dev Grieves; daughters, Debra Cislo and Kimberly Daly; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
No services will be held.

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Almeda R. Shea

Almeda Shea, 71, of Modesto, passed away at home surrounded by her family. Almeda was born in Rush Springs, Okla. to Theodore and Lorene Payne. She and her family relocated to California during the Dust Bowl period in 1942. She spent her childhood and grammar school years in Orange Cove, then moving to Visalia where she spent her high school years. In 1957, Almeda was married and settled in to start her family with the birth of her first child; the second would follow in 1959.
Almeda was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother; she was a caretaker at ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

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Peggy May Woods

Peggy May Woods was born in Lancaster, PA. She was raised by stepfather Sterling Shupe and Mother Mildred along with sisters Mildred and Marjorie. She ...

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Nikki Whittiker

Nikki Lynne Whittiker, 67, of Denair went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 18, 2015. Born in White Salmon, WA, September 4 ...

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Debbie Phillips

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Walter Lee Hotchkiss

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Lawrence Douglas Schmitz

Lawrence passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at English Oaks Rehab Center in Modesto. He is survived by his son Douglas Schmitz ...

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Thomas Kirk Johnson

Thomas Kirk Johnson was born August 20, 1956 to Donald and Inez Johnson in Salinas, California. He grew up in Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Malaysia ...

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