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Dewayne Barker

Dewayne Barker, 81 of Turlock, died of cancer at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on November 26, 2017. He was born in Hilltop Arkansas to Marshall and Ethel Barker. Dewayne graduated from James Lick High School in San Jose, CA class of 1954. It was in San Jose where he met the love of his life and wife of 57 years Barbara Barker. They were blessed with two children Nancy and Jeff and grandchildren Nick, Greg, Karly, Erik, Jenna and Blake. Dewayne worked for Gallo Winery for 23 years. He loved fishing, watching baseball and football games, Nascar racing ...

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Gus Thomas Mouzes

Gus was born in Bridgeport, Nebraska, the youngest of 3 sons in a family of 11. His parents Tom and Emphilia Mouzes moved the family to Turlock, CA in the 1940's. Gus graduated Turlock High. Gus played football on the undefeated State Championship squad of 1949. In the Navy he served on the USS Rainier (Korea). In December, 1952 Gus met his future wife Lauretta they married in 1954. Gus was a talented chef, he donated his skills to schools, his church, and many community organizations. Gus farmed for over 60 yrs. Gus passed away of natural causes with ...

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig

Services are pending for Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig, 101 of Turlock, who passed away on November 19, 2017.

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Ruth A. Woodward

Born in Canada, a resident of Turlock. Leaves behind 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Duane Jenkins

Duane Jenkins of Turlock, California (previously of Auberry) has passed away. He taught in elementary schools for 38 years in Riverdale, McKittrick, and Auberry. He retired in 1988. He was an athlete and coach. Duane was also an active member of Lions Club International for many years and after retirement was involved with the Sierra Oaks Senior Center. He was a faithful member of the church of Christ. Duane is survived by Lou Eve Jenkins, his wife of 64 years; his children Duane (Melva) Jenkins, Jr. of Tejeras, NM; Dana (Matt) Rickard of Turlock, CA; Gil (Diana) Jenkins formerly of ...

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Margarite Gaynell Baker

Born and raised in Oklahoma, she came to California about 1947, living in Cressey and Delhi before moving to Turlock in 1968. Calvary Baptist Church was a very important part of her life where she made many friends, teaching Sunday school, being a Deaconess, and working in the kitchen. She worked very hard, including in the Turlock High School cafeteria. As a 4-H Leader, she taught many girls her passion of Every weekend her home was full of family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Don A. Damas

Don A. Damas, 64, died. Fri. Nov. 17, 2017 in Abilene, KS. He was born Nov. 10, 1953 in Patterson, CA, the son of George F. and Lucille D. (Pierce) Damas. Don grew up in and around Patterson and attended local schools. On Oct. 21, 1978, he married Renee in Reno, NV; they had a daughter and later divorced.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Henry Franklin Olson

Henry went to be with the Lord, August 19, 2017 at 100 years and 4 months old. He was born April 10, 1917 in his rural home in Turlock to his Swedish immigrant parents, Nels and Sophia Olson.

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Alicia Margaret Cochrane

Passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, in Sacramento, CA. Born Dec. 13, 1919, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was raised in Glendale CA before attending USF School of Nursing. She married William Roy Cochrane during WW II, and together they raised their family of three sons in Delhi, CA, growing peaches, almonds and grapes for over fifty years. Alicia was a highly respected school nurse in the Delhi School District for 26 years, retiring in 1986. She moved to Sacramento CA in 2011. Alicia is survived by her devoted family: Michael Cochrane (Cheryll) of Sacramento, CA, Bill Cochrane (Susan) of Paso ...

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Stephen Bennie Blount

Stephen Bennie Blount, a godly man, veteran and amazing father, passed away peacefully in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 12, 2017 at the age of 73. A wonderful pastor and teacher, Steve also could do just about anything including truck driver, bus driver and funeral director. Ultimately Steve's passion was teaching the Word of God.

November 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Anne B. Cressio

Anne Cressio passed away on November 11, 2017 in Hughson, CA after a long, fulfilling life. She was 101 years old.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Deloris Lucille Fagundes

Deloris Lucille Fagundes was born Deloris Lucille Pirtle on December 13, 1933 in Missouri to William and Francis Pirtle. At a young age, her parents moved her, her sister, and her 2 brothers to Denair, CA where they attended school. Deloris later married Louis Daniel Fagundes and moved to Turlock where she continued to live and raise her children.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Denise (Haile) Lara

Denise went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2017 due to complications from cancer. Denise was 47 years young. She was born in Turlock and spent most of her life in the Denair/Turlock area. Turlock was her permanent home with her husband, children and their two dogs, Katie and Rocco, whom she adored and loved. Her favorite activities included camping and boating with her extended family.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Ruby Handy

Ruby Myrtle Handy passed away in Turlock, California on November 8, 2017, at the age of 97. She was born in Minco, Oklahoma on January 18, 1920 to Jackson and Myrtle Marlow who both died when Ruby was a small child. She was left in the care of her paternal grandparents and, later, to other relatives until, at the young age of 15, she married Cicero Thomas. From that union came three daughters: Geraldine, Patricia, and Betty Thomas. Several years after she and her first husband divorced, she married George Handy and blessed the family with daughter number four, Georgene ...

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


H. Earl Brooks

Harvey Earl Brooks died peacefully in Modesto, California on November 5, 2017 at the age of 89.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


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Maryanne Aldrich

MaryAnne Aldrich passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children. She was born January 31, 1926 in Denair, California to Helen and Elmer Carr ...

December 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Robert William Screen

(Bob) passed away peacefully at home after a short illness of pancreatic/liver cancer under the care of Covenant Care Hospice.

December 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig

Born on October 28, 1916 in Ford, Kansas to Ralph & Florence Emrie Pinney. She was number 6 in a large musical family of 3 boys ...

December 15, 2017 | | OBITS


Esther Mortensen

Esther Mortensen, 98 years old, died peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at her home in Paramount Court, Turlock, California.

December 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Charlotte JoAnn Delhart

Charlotte JoAnn Delhart, age 81 of Modesto, entered into eternal life on December 8, 2017 at Stanford Hospital.

December 12, 2017 | | OBITS


Charles Walter Magneson

Charles Walter Magneson passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the age of 94. His family surrounded his bedside singing his favorite ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Velma Louise Deckard

Velma Louise Deckard, a loving and devoted mother, is now in the arms of her Lord. Born in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in the spring of ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Jimmy Con Torbett

Jimmy C. Torbett, 77 of Delhi, passed away suddenly. He was born to J.B. and Edith Torbett in Tennessee. He was a Merchant Marine ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Christian V. L. Chin

Christian V. L. Chin, 60, of Turlock died peacefully on Dec. 6, 2017 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto after battling liver cancer. His illness ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


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