Jim passed away peacefully Monday night with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy Tate of Turlock, and 3 daughters; Debra Downing of Turlock, Susanne Salyer of Turlock, and Maureen Goldsmith of Atwater. He has 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a brother, Jerry Tate, of Macon, MO.
Turlock native and veteran missionary John Nathan Lindskoog passed away on March 11 in Modesto. John was born on November 9, 1926 to Florence and Enoch Lindskoog at the Lindskoog dairy on the corner of Faith Home and West Main in Turlock.
Rosemary Fetherston, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully at home on March 6, 2013. She was 96 and had lived in Modesto, California for more than 85 years.
Johnny White, 63, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a short illness. Johnny was born in Steele, Missouri to Randle and Mary (Needham) White. The family moved to California when Johnny was 10 and he graduated from Merced High School. He was well known in this area as a cook at Blueberry Hill Restaurant. For the past 35 years he has been a truck driver. After high school he married Mary Joanne Cole and they had a daughter Dawn. They divorced in 1977. In 1980 Johnny fell in love with Bobbie Warren. They have been together ever ...
Long time Turlock resident, Marcia Hartman, passed away Sunday at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. Marcia was born in Dallas Texas. She attended Central College in Kansas where she met her college sweetheart David Hartman, Sr. and they married in 1952. After pastoring several churches in both Texas and California they moved to Turlock in 1973. Marcia was employed with the Turlock School District as a secretary for nearly 30 years including 21 years at Osborn School. Marcia's love of music and playing the church organ for 60 years was truly a blessing.
Mary was born the third of eight Lull children in her beloved Rogue Valley and graduated from Central Point High School in 1947. Married to Robert McDonald of Eagle Point, she lived in Pullman, Puyallup and Turlock before they established the family farm in Hughson; where she died after living there for forty-four years.
Joe Eliecer Alcala passed away Friday morning, March 1, 2013, in Turlock, CA. He was 77 years old. Joe was born in Chino, California on August 8, 1935, to Jose and Maria Alcala and was the oldest of three siblings, sister Maria Eugenia and brother Raymond.
Lucille Lorene Nelson was born on her mother's birthday at home near Dudley, Missouri, the youngest daughter of Clarence G. and Cecil Wright Teulker. She enjoyed her early childhood years playing on her grandparents' ranch near Dudley, climbing trees, running to the woods, following her pet "watch goose," and spending time in the kitchen with the cook.
Sublimity, OR- Lois Lilybelle Johnson, longest, living native of Turlock, recognized during Turlock's 2008 Centennial, passed away on February 23, 2013 at the home of Janet, her daughter and Ralph Todd.
Alexander Santos Moreno II, 33 of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at home last Friday. Alex was born in Hayward, CA on November 16, 1979 to Alexander Moreno, Sr. and Oralia Vasquez. Alex graduated from Job Corps in Nevada, worked locally as a forklift operator for several years and has lived in the Turlock area more than 20 years.
Donald Rex Rider was born on July 11, 1944 in San Rafael, California, and died on February 19, 2013 in Stockton, California. He was the son of Robert Rex Rider and Ethelene Marie Casey-Rider. Don leaves behind three sisters, Janice Maliepaard, of Turlock, Dona Reynolds, of Modesto, and Cindy Miller, of Pacific Grove. He was married and has two children, Raymie and Rod Rider, both of Modesto. Don also leaves behind 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He remarried later and leaves behind a family in Stockton.
Diana C. Tovar, 57 loving mother, Daughter, Sister, and Nana passed away on July 20, 2015 after a ten year battle with cancer. She was born on October 5, 1957 in Modesto, CA to parents Ruben and Frances Rios. Diana worked for Stanislaus County for 35 years. She was a very family orientated woman, very independent, loved to spend time with her grandkids & was the type of person who always put others before herself. She loved music, road trips, going to the casinos, and was a huge Giants fan. Diana was a member of New Life Christian Center. She was ...
Velma Watkins, 85, of Hilmar, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Velma was born in Stevinson, CA to Leonard and Bernice McKenzie. She grew up in Stevinson and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1949. After high school she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Westside Hospital near Newman. She met Richard Watkins and later married in Reno, Nevada in 1954. Richard was in the Air Force, so the family moved to Denver, Nebraska, and Spokane before settling back in the Hilmar / Stevinson area. Velma was active in the Women's Missionary Society of Stevinson Chapel. Velma and Richard ...
Dora Dominguez , age 80 passed away in Turlock. She was born in El Paso, Texas to Juan and Mariana Dominguez and settled in Turlock in 1964 where she made her home. She was a member of Four Square Church in Modesto.
James Stanley Roach, also known to his friends and family as Jim Roach, passed away July 5, 2015, after his battle with cancer. Jim was a loving devoted father to Dallas Roach and a wonderful, loving grandfather to his two grandsons Dallas Roach II and Austin Roach. He had a very generous, sharing personality. Always there when you needed him and putting others before himself. He retired as a heavy equipment driver and spent his remaining years with his family sharing the joys of drag racing, football (Dallas Cowboys) and baseball (San Francisco Giants).