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Mary Ellen Jaynes Himmelstoss

Mary Ellen Jaynes Himmelstoss passed away peacefully April 27th, 2013 in Atwater, CA at 90 years of age. She was born, May 9, 1922 in Hayward, CA. to E. Eudora and Clay J. Jaynes. She was the eldest of four sisters, herself, Eudora, Sally, and Ann. At four years old, the family settled in Ballico, CA on a newly established dairy and diversified farm. A pioneer family helping settle the Ballico area was hard work. The girls helped their dad hand milk the cows twice a day and performed many other farm chores.

April 30, 2013 | | OBITS


Marie Henrietta Leduc Snyder

Marie Henrietta Leduc Snyder died peacefully in her own home on April 23, 2013 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Edward B. Leduc and Elsie Vaissiere. Marie was born in San Francisco on March 17, 1922 and raised in Turlock. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1939, Modesto Junior College in 1941, and UC Berkeley in 1943. On March 30, 1947 she married Benjamin F. Snyder. Marie's paternal grandparents were Joseph Barnaby Leduc of Scott Bar and Henrietta Jensen of Siskiyou County, one of the first females born in that county. Her maternal grandparents ...

April 30, 2013 | | OBITS


Lisa Monique Michael

I am not a statistic.

April 30, 2013 | | OBITS


Leona Ellen Salmonson

Leona Ellen Salmonson was born in Irwin City, CA to Adolph and Phoebe Carlson and was raised on her family farm in the Riverside area. She attended Fairview School and Hilmar High School. It was in high school where she met the love of her life, Reuben William Salmonson. Leona graduated from high school in 1937. She attended Delores Premier Beauty School in San Francisco, CA. Leona owned and operated the first beauty shop in Hilmar when she was 19 years old. Leona and Reuben were married on April 15, 1939 in her family home. She was a long-time resident ...

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


William “Bill” J. Torrens Ph.D

Bill was born in Glen Rock, New Jersey to William and Hazel (Lockwood) Torrens. Bill grew up in Glen Rock. He graduated from Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey in 1945.

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


Jean Heckendorf

Jean Heckendorf passed away, Tuesday, April 22 in Hughson, California. Jean was born to Linden E. and Margaret H. Heckendorf on November 19, 1925, in Turlock, California. She was a graduate of Fresno State College and earned her master's degree at the University of Colorado, at Boulder. Jean taught Physical Education at Tennyson High School in Hayward for over thirty years and finished her career as an English instructor.

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


Daniel Lester (Dan) Avilla

Dan was born in Hollister, CA to Manuel and Mary Avilla and has lived in Stevinson, CA since 1934. Attended Merquin Elementary and Hilmar High School. Served in the US Army from1945-46 at Camp Beale AFB base near Marysville, CA. Shortly after returning home from service he met his future wife Lula Garvin. Dan is survived by his wife of 65 years Lula (Garvin) Avilla. Also surviving are four sons, Randy (Suzie), Rodney (Norma), Roger and Russ. They have six grandsons, Travis, Jim, Ross, Bob, Trent, and Taylor. Four granddaughters, Corinne, Kelly, Becky, and Leslie. Six great-grandsons, Tyler, Adrian, Eli ...

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


Donna M. Erickson

Donna M. Erickson was born on October 29, 1934 and passed away on April 13, 2013. She is predeceased by her parents, Donald and Muriel Olds and her son, Kevin Erickson (Pam).

April 23, 2013 | | OBITS


Rui R. Machado

Rui is survived by his wife Rosemarie Lynn Machado and children, Alyssa and Rui Allen. He also leaves behind his 2 grandchildren and his siblings.

April 19, 2013 | | OBITS


Charlie Alberti

Charlie Alberti was enjoying his yard work on April 11 when his heart stopped and needed to rest. Charlie was born on August 15, 1918 in San Rafael to Swiss Italian parents Emil and Catherine Alberti. He lived in San Rafael, Los Banos, and Gustine on his parents' 20 acre dairy ranch. Charlie was a World War II Veteran and served with the 41st Infantry and Artillery Division where he was a scout for the Technician Corps Staff and was in charge of his platoon. He proudly shook hands with General MacArthur and cared for his riding horse.

April 16, 2013 | | OBITS


Amy E. Johnson

Amy Anna Elvera Johnson was brought into this world at home on December 31, 1915 in Marysville, California. She was the fifth of six children to Josua and Hannah Johnson. Amy attended Beulah Covenant Church as a child and is a charter member of Monte Vista Chapel.

April 16, 2013 | | OBITS


Robert Neil Applegate

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing Bob Applegate after a long battle with illness.

April 12, 2013 | | OBITS


Kathy Lieb

Kathleen Ann (Cole) Lieb passed away on April 10, 2013 in Los Banos, Calif., surrounded by family members and many close, extremely dedicated friends who took care of her every need during her three-and-a-half year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 49 years old.

April 12, 2013 | | OBITS


Illa “Jane” Smith

Jane was born in Holdenville, OK in 1943. The family moved out west where they lived in several towns until coming to Turlock in 1956, where her father would run a local vacuum cleaner shop. Jane graduated from Turlock High School in 1961 where she was active as a cheerleader, student body secretary and the 1961 Football Queen. After graduation she moved to Fresno to attend business college. In 1962, she married her high school sweetheart and remained in Fresno until 1969. They moved to San Jose where they would spend the next 30 years. Jane was co-owner and involved ...

April 09, 2013 | | OBITS


Sharon Challberg Matson

Sharon Matson was born May 5, 1943 in San Francisco, CA to Eldon and Ruth (Dargitz) Challberg. Sharon attended schools in Turlock, with a brief stint at East Bakersfield High, graduating in 1961 from Turlock High School.

April 05, 2013 | | OBITS


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Ramon “Raymond” Castro Meza

Raymond Meza, 84, was born in Brawley, CA, to the late Esteban and Guadalupe Meza. A loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he died ...

June 30, 2016 | | OBITS


Ruth Louise Hamstad

Ruth Louise Hamstad, 95, of Turlock, went to her Heavenly home on June 20, 2016 at Covenant Village in Turlock. Ruth was married to Norman ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


June Marion Pearson

June was born in Clear Lake, Iowa of Swedish immigrant parents, Swan and Gertrude Peterson on June 29,1918. She went home to glory on ...

June 24, 2016 | | OBITS


Donald L. Bradley

Donald Bradley, 87, was born to Joy and Willa (Hall) Bradley in Upland, CA. He passed away Wednesday in Turlock.

June 23, 2016 | | OBITS


William S. “Bill” Walters

Bill Walters, 79, of Turlock, was born in Modesto to William E. and Virginia (Bostrom) Walters. He graduated from Turlock High in 1954 and soon ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Crystal Roberts

Crystal lost her battle with brain cancer. She was born in Oregon and moved to California 20 years ago. She was the first person in ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Jeriel Blaylock

Jeriel Blaylock passed away at Hylond Healthcare in Modesto, CA after a long illness. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Vicki L. Berlier

Vicki L. Berlier 54, of Turlock Ca, passed peacefully in Hughson Ca, surrounded by immediate family and friends after a short battle with ALS.

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


Kathleen Mae Landess

After 93 years, Kathleen "Mae" Landess passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 27, 2016. She has left behind two loving and devoted daughters ...

June 21, 2016 | | OBITS


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