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Violet Hazel Anderson

Mom passed away peacefully at the age of 96.
She was born in Ontario, Calif. and raised in Ceres. She attended Faith Home Grammar School and graduated from Ceres High School.
She lived in Turlock for 73 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Anderson; brothers, Harold Anderson and Myron Anderson; and grandsons, Scott Chapman and Monte Puthuff.
She is survived by her daughters, Marla Chapman (Bud) of Sacramento and Wanda Russell (Marvin) of Modesto; son, Ronald Anderson (Stacy) of Turlock; sisters, Ruth Rash and Pearl Supran; brother, David Anderson; grandchildren, Mark Puthuff, Jana Chapman Plon, Todd ...

May 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Martha “Marty” Jean DeBoard Smithcamp

Martha Jean DeBoard Smithcamp entered into heaven on May 1, 2011. Martha was born on Feb. 22, 1934 in Okemah, Okla. to Otis Marion and Alta Sweeten DeBoard. She had a variety of occupations over the years including homemaker, waitress, newspaper writer, florist and logger! When her children were young she was active in the PTA and was president of the Sun Empire Mother's Club.
Martha was preceded in death by her parents, Marion Otis DeBoard and Alta Sweeten DeBoard; husband, Clyde Smithcamp; sisters, Iva Mae Sellers, Dorthea Anna Girard, Delta Ruth Barber, Lena Lou Anderson, Geneva Bell Lay ...

May 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Charles Parnell Cox

Charles Cox, 58, of San Jose, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at San Jose Regional Medical Center. He was born in Richmond to Ralph and Betty Cox in 1954. Charles was a very happy and contented person. He lived in care homes for his lifetime as he was developmentally disabled. Though he was never able to speak, his smile, kind expressions and gentle touch will live on in the hearts of his family and friends who knew him.
Charles is survived by his mother, Betty Cox of Turlock; and brothers, Paul Strickland, Mark Cox, Matthew Cox and their ...

May 20, 2011 | | OBITS

Bette Linn Cooley

Bette Linn Cooley went to her home in glory May 13, 2011. Bette passed peacefully in her home in Fresno, surrounded by her loving family and devoted caregivers. Elizabeth Darlene Linn was born July 22, 1924 in Streator, Ill. and moved to Turlock in 1927, where she was raised by her parents W.L. and Eva Linn. Known to family and friends as Bette, she married her high school sweetheart Arthur C. Mello in 1942. After his service in WWII, Bette and Art moved to Fresno, where they owned and operated L & M Sales Yard for 28 years. Bette and ...

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Dalbir Singh Rana

Mr. Dalbir Singh Rana, 63, of Turlock, died May 12, 2011, at his Turlock home. Mr. Rana was born Aug. 2, 1947, in the village of Bharomazara, Punjab, India, to the late Jagtar and Ranjit Rana. He lived in England in 1969, Yuba City in 1976, Livingston in 1978, and settled in Turlock in 1980. This year he retired from Foster Farms after 34 years of service.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Michael B. Collins

Michael B. Collins, Professor Emeritus of Musicology, passed away at Denton Regional Medical Center on May 12, 2011. A long-time resident of Denton, Texas, Prof. Collins taught the history of music at the University of North Texas for 33 years. Before that he taught for a number of years at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Born in Turlock to Dr. Marion C. Collins and Chrissie W. Collins, Michael received his education in the Turlock public schools and at Stanford University, where he received his doctoral degree in music. His instrument was the piano, and he specialized ...

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Pamela Sue Orrin

Pamela Orrin passed away at Elness Convalescent Hospital in Turlock, after a long battle with stage four breast cancer. Pamela worked as a transit manager for the City of Modesto for over 34 years, and was also the president of Orrin Apiaries.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Mary Ann Gill

Mary Ann Gill, 56, of Turlock passed away on May 12, 2011, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. She was born in Santa Cruz on April 11, 1955, to John J. and Zelda A. Souza of Turlock.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Alfonso Figueroa Barajas

Alfonso Figueroa Barajas, 82, of San Jose, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. He was born in Michoacan, Mexico to Rafael and Reynalda Barajas. He worked in the landscaping business for over 30 years.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Charlene L. Lewis

Charlene Lewis (Carter), 68 , of Turlock, passed away in her home, surrounded by friends and family on Sunday, May 15.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Joseph Gilbert Gomes

Joseph Gilbert Gomes, 34, of Modesto, passed away in Modesto on May 15, 2011.

He was a mechanic for 18 years and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock. He was a member of Skanless Car Club of Modesto and E.C.V. Chapter 58 of Modesto.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

James Herminghouse

James Herminghouse, 74, of Salida, passed away May 12, 2011, at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Margarette Georgia Jones

"Margaret" Jones, 82, of Oakdale, passed away at Oak Valley Care Center. She was born in San Luis Obispo to John and Hattie Gonzales. She grew up in Delhi and graduated from high school before marrying the love of her life, Bebe William "Buck" Jones in 1948. Along with her husband, a merchant seaman, Margaret moved to San Francisco and Texas for short times, but settled in Oakdale for most of their lives. Margaret was a wife, mother and homemaker for her husband and five children. She was also a full-time pioneer with the Jehovah's Witnesses. For 26 years ...

May 17, 2011 | | OBITS

Ruby Irene Hayes

Ruby Hayes, 86, passed away at home in Boise, Idaho on Mother's Day, May 8. She was born in Venetia, Pa. to Charles and Alice Wardle in 1925. As a child, she attended grade school in Venetia, Pa. and graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, Pa. in 1943. On June 4, 1943, she married John Andrew Ford, Jr. in Cumberland, Md. He passed away in February of 1967. She taught kindergarten at Washington Christian School in Pennsylvania in the late 1960s.
In 1972, she moved to California and resided there until 2009, when she went to live with ...

May 13, 2011 | | OBITS

Adelaide C. Fantazia

Adelaide C. Fantazia, 90, of Gustine, was born on Jan. 24, 1921 in Ribeirinha, Terceira, Azores and passed away on May 11, 2011 in Turlock.
She was a line worker for 25 years and attended Shrine Our Lady of Miracles of Gustine.
She is survived by niece, Maria O. Rocha of Ceres; brother, Jose R. Machado of Los Banos; sister, Maria Candida Rocha of Lajas, Terceira, Azores; and various nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 16 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias, in Turlock. Rosary/Mass will be held at ...

May 13, 2011 | | OBITS

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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 ...

November 24, 2015 | | OBITS

Leonard Francis Pereira

Born in Escalon, California to parents, Carlos Pereira and Evangeline (Vieira) Pereira decedents of farming and whaling families in the Central Valley, Monterey Peninsula and ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Debbie Phillips

Debbie passed away at UCSF Hospital in San Francisco with her two daughters by her side. She lived in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

Walter Lee Hotchkiss

Walter lost his battle with Leukemia on November 18th. He was born to Alva and Marguerite Hotchkiss in Hobbs, New Mexico on August 18, 1940 ...

November 20, 2015 | | OBITS

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 ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS

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 ...

November 19, 2015 | | OBITS

Marie Slate

Marie passed away peacefully and comfortably in her home on Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was mercifully taken quickly by aggressive cancer. She was loved ...

November 17, 2015 | | OBITS

Cindy Gueth (Hayes)

Cindy Gueth, 67, of Tallahassee, Florida passed away at her home on June 5, 2015 after battling cancer.

November 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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