Rose Marie Miner,79 of Turlock passed away at home with her family by her side. Marie was born in Bartlesville, OK to Albert and Olive Duffey. Marie married Floyd Miner in 1951, sharing 61 years together. Marie worked at Emanuel Hospital for over 15 years as a switchboard operator and she volunteered for the past 8 years at St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Shop in Patterson, Ca.
Mary Perry, 99, of Modesto passed away on Saturday, March 24 in Turlock. She was born in Hayward, CA to Antone and Mary Damas in 1912. She had lived in Denair, Hughson and Modesto since 1917. Mary had served during WWII in the Army Air Corps WAC and later ran a dairy with her husband and children for 29 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Hughson, SPRSI #96, YLI #193, UPPEC #56, Luso-American #2950, Turlock VFW Post 5059 the Ladies Auxiliary and the Altar Society. She sacrificed her life for the church and family.
Geraldine A. Johnson, 71 of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center with her family by her side. Geri was born in Crows Landing, CA to Lawrence and Adeline Rocha. She lived in this area throughout her life, graduating from Hilmar High in 1958. Geri took great pride in this accomplishment, as one of the first in her family to graduate high school. After graduation Geri continued her education, attending Valley Community College. A few years later in 1967, Geri began what would become a life long career, when she began working at Johnson's Insurance. Just 10 years later ...
Carlene Anna Voight was born in Turlock, CA to Karl and Bertha Whipkey and lived almost her entire life in Stanislaus County. Raised with her two brothers Ronald and Richard, the only time Carlene lived outside the county was for 14 months when her family lived in Alaska.
Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.
Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.