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Kenneth E. Falkenberg

Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmendale Fernandes

Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Greg Fairbairn

Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Austin Cowan

Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.

October 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Kirk Anthony James

Kirk James passed away after a short illness at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He grew up in Delhi, attended schools there and graduated from Livingston High School in 1976. Kirk worked for Norcal Nursery and for the last 2 ½ years worked for Wendell Trinkler Jr.

October 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Alice Maggard Andrews

Alice went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept 25, 2014. Alice attended the Neighborhood Church of Redding for 30 years and was an active member of Stephens Ministries. Alice lived a full and happy life; she enjoyed shopping, playing cards, QVC and dancing. She was an avid square dancer for many years. She had many wonderful friends.

October 10, 2014 | | OBITS


Maria Manuel Nunes

Maria M. Nunes, 77, of Turlock, passed away Wednesday, October 8. Also known as Mary, she was born September 23, 1937 to Francicso and Maria Freitas on the island of Terceira in the Azores. She married Jose "Joe" C. Nunes in 1956 and they immigrated to the United States in 1968 with their children, Alfred and George. Mary loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She made suits for her husband and sons. When she was able, she would be active in Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Assumption in Turlock, but she was most involved with family ...

October 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Joseph Anthony Linhares

Joseph "Joe" Linhares, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on Sunday at his home. He was born in Turlock to Antonio and Marie Linhares and spent his entire life here. He attended Tegner School, a one room schoolhouse, and in September of his senior year at Turlock High School he eloped to marry his high school sweetheart, Irma Commons.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Dean West

Dean West passed away at the age of 79. The youngest of six children, Dean grew up to believe in hard work. He was a good provider and was a very charitable and humble man. He was always reaching into his pocket to help others. In Dean's younger years he was very passionate about horses and had a love for animals throughout his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Malcom Chittock

Donald Malcom Chittock, 62, died at his Turlock home surrounded by loved ones. He succumbed to complication from an industrial accident which curtailed the last nine years of his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Bruce Leon Wejmar

Bruce lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He was born and raised in Turlock and attended Turlock schools and graduated from Turlock High School in 1965. An Army Veteran from 1966-1968, he served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. Bruce worked for International Paper/Evergreen for 42 years.

October 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Violet Marie Johnson Wellander

Violet Marie Johnson Wellander, 93, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, September 28th. Her last few hours here were graciously and peacefully spent at her beloved place of residence, Vintage Sonoma.

October 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Lila June Koop

Lila June Koop is survived by her children Marilyn Esau of Turlock, Harold Koop of Texas, Norma Ingram of New York, and Roger Koop of Turlock; brother Frank; sister Wilma; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Koop, sons John and James Koop, and one grandchild.

September 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Carl Medwick Jameson

Carl was born to Elizabeth and Carl M. Jameson in a small town in OK. The family moved around for a while before settling down in Southern California where he went to school and met his future wife Glenda Inman who lived across the street. They married in 1956. He was in ROTC in high school and after they were married they moved to GA for officer training at Fort Benning. They returned to California to start their lives together settling in Turlock, CA where he joined the local National Guard. Carl was in the Guard until he could no ...

September 26, 2014 | | OBITS


Linda Faye Cox

Linda Cox, 65, of Turlock, passed away at home after an extended illness.

September 23, 2014 | | OBITS


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Jeffrey Lee Brown

Jeffrey Lee Brown, 35, of Irvine, CA died November 17 from the devastating disease of ALS. He was born on February 19, 1979 in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from Liberty University Law School in May of 2013, passed the California state bar and started working as a lawyer in April of 2014.

November 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Leona Dingler

Leona Dingler was born in Hilmar, CA to Marie and Gerald Wells on August 25, 1933. She was 81 years old.

November 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Lillian Tamraz Babbitt Moore

Lillian Tamraz Babbitt Moore passed away on November 9th 2014, she was 86 years old.

November 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Rodney Dean “Rod” Geving

Rodney Dean "Rod" Geving, 61, Dickinson, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., after losing his battle with cancer. Services for Rodney will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, New England, with Rev. Bruce Peterson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Rainy Butte Cemetery, south of New England. Military honors will be provided by the New England American Legion Anton Ulijohn Post 66. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

November 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Jared Austin Ficarelli “Collins”

Jared Collins, 15, of Turlock, CA passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from injuries he sustained from a dirt bike collision.

November 18, 2014 | | OBITS


David Nathaniel Sondeno

David N. Sondeno, 89, of Turlock passed away peacefully on Sat. Nov. 8th surrounded by family. David was born in Norway to John and Esther Sondeno, and as a young boy the family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Stanislaus Co.

November 18, 2014 | | OBITS


George C. Humphrey

George Clair Humphrey, age 63. Of Vancouver, Washington passed away in Turlock on November 11. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Turlock Funeral Home with committal to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Please go to www.turlockmemorialpark.com to view complete obituary.

November 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Gerald Leland Giesbrecht

Gerald Leland Giesbrecht, (known to many as Jerry), died at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA on November 11, 2014 of Congestive Heart Failure. He was 72.

November 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Gloria Charlene Caetano

Gloria Charlene Caetano, 66 of Atwater passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 19, 1948 to Virgil and Ruth Wears. She spent all of her adult life in Delhi, Hilmar and Turlock area. During this time she was employed at Valley Fresh Foods in Turlock, the Hilmar Unified school district and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Office. Gloria absolutely adored her granddaughter, Haley, who she loved to spend time with and take shopping. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her dogs Chica, Baby and Squeaky. Gloria had a big heart and was a ...

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Helen E. Guerrero

Born Glenwood, Iowa

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Margaret June Schmidt

June passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by family. She was born in 1922 in Richmond, California. Her grandparents were the originators of the Giant Oranges located along Highway 99 in the Central Valley. She spent her summers working alongside her family, squeezing oranges and making sandwiches.

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


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