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Edward C. Backman

Ed Backman, 87, of Denair, passed away at Doctor's Medical Center after extended illnesses. Ed was born at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock to Pete and Ruth (Alldrin) Backman. The family lived on Golf Link Road when Ed grew up. As a young man he had a job as a farmhand and he walked to a neighboring farm to milk cows. After graduating from Turlock High School, Ed joined the Army and served in Germany during World War II. After the war Ed returned to Turlock and married the love of his life, Harriet Carlson. Ed and Harriet had grown ...

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Hedy Bucher

Hedwig "Hedy" Marie Bucher ~ 91, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday. Hedy was born in Switzerland to Plazi and Maria Giger-Marbach. After completing high school, Hedy put herself through business school, becoming a very successful in her career path. At 40, Hedy's life took a dramatic change; newly married to Hans Bucher, she traded in her big city life in Switzerland for life on a farm in Hilmar, California. Two years later they welcomed the birth of their daughter.

October 19, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Ferrari

Lifelong Ballico resident, Don Ferrari passed away on October 11, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House with family at his side. Donald, 84, was born and raised in the small community of Ballico where he later raised his own family. His father, Louie Ferrari, a native of Southern Switzerland settled in Ballico in 1921.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr.

Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr., 78 of Newman passed away Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Elton Euclid Sawyer

Elton Euclid Sawyer died Sunday, October 14th one day after his 96th birthday, peacefully at home. He was born to Curtis and Edna Sawyer in Norfolk, Virginia and led a full, active and zestful life until the very end. Elton was a police officer for the City of Los Angeles for 26 years. Upon retirement from LAPD, Elton and his wife Ulla Vivan (Vickie) had the opportunity to travel the high seas as staff for many cruise lines. Vickie entertained passengers with singing and arts and crafts while Elton repaired luggage and danced with the widows. They cruised throughout the ...

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Christina Jane Gallardo-Erwin

A much loved wife, sister aunt, cousin and friend, Christina 58 years old passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2012 with family and friend present.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


John H. Blomquist

John H. Blomquist passed from this life to be with our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, September 25th, after a long battle with cancer.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


Dorothy M. Audas

Dorothy Audas, 82, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Arkansas. She was one of six children born to George and Lillie Smith. The family moved to Gilroy, California in 1937 looking for a better life working with the WPA. Later they moved to Emeryville, Waterford, and then settled in Hughson. Dorothy worked for several years in the production of Mother's Cookies. Later she and her husband owned an optical shop in Hilmar. Dorothy was a beautiful person with a heart for God and for people around her.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


C. Ray Williamson

C. Ray Williamson passed from this life to be with the Lord on September 21, 2012.

September 25, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Wesley Overland

Don Overland, 83, of Castroville, CA, passed away at his home after an extended illness. Don was born in Yakima, WA to Nels and Agnes (Sveen) Overland. He attended schools in Washington including Seattle Pacific College in Seattle before joining the Navy. In 1951 Don married the love of his life, Della "Jeanne" Edgerton in Cupertino, CA. He served 9 years in the Navy and 12 years in the Air Force. After completing 20 years in the military he retired from the Air Force and moved to California. He worked 14 years at the Turlock Post Office. Don and Jeanne ...

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Silvestre V. Garcia

Silvestre V. Garcia, a longtime resident of Denair, CA passed away September 14, 2012 at the age of 81. He was a Forman in the Agricultural Industry for 35 years.

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Lloyd Donald Ballard

Lloyd "Don" Ballard, 85 of Turlock, California, passed away on September 6, 2012 due to a long illness. Don was born on January 25, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In January of 1945, he left school during his senior year to serve his country in World War II as a Navy Seaman First Class. After his service ended Don returned to Turlock High School and graduated with the class of 1947.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Lois A. (Decker) Miller

Lois Miller was welcomed into heaven following a heart attack on August 22, 2012. She was born to Sheldon and Paulyne Decker on November22, 1927 in Turlock.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Margaret (Danielson) Johnson

Margaret Eleanor Johnson, 93, of Turlock, died at Covenant Village Care Center. She was born in Turlock to Carl and Nimie Danielson. Margaret married Stanley Clifford Johnson. They were married 64 years before his passing in 2008. She is survived by two children: Patricia (Ronald) Mathews of Dinuba, CA and Jerry (Sally) Johnson of Yuba City, CA, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Adeline R. Carvalho

Adeline, 88, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness with her family by her side.

September 07, 2012 | | OBITS


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Gladys Sylvia Rodrick

Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

July 02, 2015 | | OBITS


William “Willie” C Sweeten

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Joe Mills

Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


John Walter Guy, Jr.

John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Leonard Caetano Mendonca

Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Helen Cecilia Smith

Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Elyn Jean Gregg

Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Judith Dian Anderson

Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Desirae Crystal Crittenden

Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


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