James Sweeten, 82, of Turlock, passed away on Saturday, June 18 at Bel-Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital. He was born in Okemah, Okla. to Herman and Winnie Sweeten in 1928. He was raised there until his teens, when the family moved to the Hilmar in 1944. In 1948, he married Mary Ann Davis. James and Mary Ann moved to the Bay Area and lived most of the time in Morgan Hill. ...
William Andrew Sandberg, 83, died June 7 in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a former resident of Turlock and a chemical engineer. A funeral was held at La Paloma Funeral Services, and a cremation followed.
Mrs. Cherylee "Cheri" Anne Fernandes Silva was born on Jan. 1, 1950, in Turlock, Calif. to Carl and Josephine E. Lucas Fernandes. She passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Arthur L. Martin, 90, of Delhi, was born on Jan. 20, 1921, in Maud, Okla. and passed away on June 12 in Merced.
Marvin Ernest, 67, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Monday. Marvin went home to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer. Marvin owned and operated AAA Sewing Machine in Modesto for 22 years and was in the business for 45 years. Time with family and riding his Harley were his favorite things. He will be remembered for his gentle manner and deep soft voice. His kindness touched many lives.
A funeral service for Jeeni Benyamin Seyer, 87, of Turlock, was held on June 17 at the Assyrian Evangelical Church.
Owen Joseph Stauber, 82, of Turlock, passed away Tuesday, June 14 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Louie Joseph Peters, 91, of Turlock, died on June 12. Louie was born in Pescadero, Calif. to Manuel and Bazelina Peters. He trained for a year as a professional ballroom dancer by the famous Arthur Murray Dance Studio in the 1940s. Latin ballroom dance was Louie's forte. Louie and his wife of 59 years, Alta, were ballroom dancers and members of the Modesto Ballroom and the VFW.
Bill R. Sousa, 61, of Hilmar, was born on Jan. 17, 1950, in Cinco Ribeiras, Terceira, Azores and passed away on June 11 in Hilmar.
Helen Ruth (Hunter) Bishop, a native of Turlock, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, after a short illness. She was 84.
Michael J. Wigt, 24, passed away suddenly and tragically on June 14, 2011. He was born in Modesto to John Wigt and Carlene (Johnson) Wigt on Jan. 12, 1987. Michael had two brothers, John and Samuel.
Marvin Ernest, 67, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Monday.
Francisco Coelho Costa, 87, of Turlock, died June 11 in Turlock. He was born in June 1923 in Altares, Terceira, Azores. He worked in the dairy and food processing industry and was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He enjoyed gardening and vacationing in the Azores.
Georgia was born in Coalinga, Calif. to Charles and Pearl Mallory in 1919. She enjoyed reading, working on needlework and singing as a soprano in the choir.
Debbie Sue Sensabaugh, 41, of Los Banos, died in a local hospital. She was a native of Modesto and attended Downey High School. Debbie was a homemaker and also worked at an auction yard. She enjoyed dancing and singing with her sisters and family.
Marie Margaret Vierra was born and raised in Hughson, CA., to John and Anna Babtista. Marie was the 4th of 11 children. Marie married her devoted husband, Alfred J. Vierra in 1936, and they were blessed with 71 years of marriage. They lived most of their lives in Turlock, where they raised their 2 daughters.
Thomas "Wade" Cockrell, born February 26, 1957 in Clovis, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at home surrounded by the family he loved and cared for during his life. Wade was 56 years old. His transition was peaceful, after a yearlong battle with cancer. While Wade had a great many friends his greatest pride and joy were his two daughters Lindsay and Shelby. He often referred to them as his greatest accomplishments!
Tommy "Pop" Navarro went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25th, 2013, he was 70 years old. He was surrounded by his loving family. "Pop" was born April 14th, 1943 in Modesto, CA to Rosa Zavala and Roberto Navarro. He was a lifelong resident of Ceres, CA.
Rex D. Schell, 86, of Olathe, Ks, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Homestead of Olathe. Memorial services will be at 1pm, Saturday, December 7th, at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home. A reception will follow the memorial services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 7611 State Line Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo 66114.
Jennie was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 17th, 1915 to Aghassi and Martha Mirza. She graduated from Waller High School in 1934 a semester early and was accepted to the University of Illinois. As the eldest of 7 children during the Great Depression, the family did not have adequate funds to allow her to enroll in college. Although she did not attend college, she was devoted to learning throughout her life and read everything ...
Joan Kelley, Joan is survived by her children, Robert Santos, William Santos, and Gwendolynn Santos, Her grandchildren, Alicia Santos and James Robert Powell, great-grandchildren: Terrance Pendaro, Maddison Santos and Roxie Powell. She also leaves behind her aunt & uncle, Katheryn Holder & Bob Holder.
Marie Margaret Vierra was born and raised in Hughson, CA., to John and Anna Babtista. Marie was the 4th of 11 children. Marie married her devoted husband, Alfred J. Vierra in 1936, and they were blessed with 7 years of marriage. They lived most of their lives in Turlock, where they raised their 2 daughters. Marie retired from Tri-Valley Growers. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred, parents John and Anna Baptista, and ...
Marion "Louise" Yettman, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a long illness. Louise was born in Oklahoma City, OK to Henry and Clara Autrey. She attended schools in Oklahoma before the family moved to California when Louise was a teenager. When the family settled in Turlock Louise began her 55 year career as a cook. She cooked for the Turlock Cottage and Manjo's Restaurants for many years. She was well known ...
Babe Boiser, 93 of Turlock passed away, Wednesday, at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. She was born to Leoncia and Francisco Hipolito on Oahu, in Hawaii. In 1924, her family moved to California. She lived in Stockton, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Livingston, Hilmar and Turlock, California. Babe was a member of the Filipino Community and many other Filipino organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sons (Alberto Dublin Jr., Alfred Dublin, Leoncio Boiser Jr.), ...
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