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Albert Daniel Mendes

Albert Daniel Mendes born in Hilmar to John and Mary Mendesof Hilmar move to Billings Montana to milk cows. He leaves behind daughter Shelly Powell of Turlock and one grandson Shane MIchael Powell of Turlock also four sister Mary Lime, Turlock Elvera George, Crowslanding, Frances Jepson, Turlock Elsie Nunes, Los Banos

February 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Marianne “Babe” Adeline Rocha

Mrs. Marianne "Babe" Adeline Rocha, age 92 "Entered into Rest" on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at Brandel Manor in Turlock, CA surrounded by her family. Mrs. Rocha was born in Turlock and lived in Turlock all her life with the exception of living in Newman for 9 years after their marriage and was a homemaker for 72 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Native Daughters of the Golden West both of Turlock and Gustine Seniors, Emanuel Medical Center Auxiliary. Mrs. Rocha is survived by her Husband of 72 years Joaquin Rocha of Turlock; Daughter – Joanne ...

February 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Margaret O. Lohse

Margaret O. Lohse, 85, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, in Saratoga, CA. She was born on August 30, 1928 in Chicago, IL, to Sowa and Koshiboo O'Shana DeKasha. She was the fourth of six children and the first to be born in America.

February 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Albert Daniel Mendes

Albert Daniel Mendes born in Hilmar to John and Mary Mendesof Hilmar move to Billings Montana to milk cows. He leaves behind daughter Shelly Powell of Turlock and one grandson Shane MIchael Powell of Turlock also four sister Mary Lime, Turlock Elvera George, Crowslanding, Frances Jepson, Turlock Elsie Nunes, Los Banos

February 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Elizabeth “Biffy” Mancha

Elizabeth "Biffy" Annette Mancha, 46, passed away the night of January 9 at the scene of a tragic vehicle hit and run accident, in Turlock, while walking her dog, Dolly, with her partner, David McThorn. David and Dolly were also hit and injured.

February 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Hazel Ruth Cook

Hazel Cook, 87, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Hazel was born in Haskell TX to William and Susie Atchison. She graduated from high school in Texas before moving to California in 1946. She married Lawrence Cook in January of 1945 in Oakland CA. Her husband was in the Navy and Hazel was the homemaker and Mom for their three children. She also worked for the Turlock Journal in the advertising department for 17 years. Hazel loved her family. She liked to bake and cook; she enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing softball. She and Lawrence escaped to ...

February 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Gloria Julia Kearney

Gloria Julia Kearney, 92, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

February 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Bonnie Lee Alexander

A native of Pennsylvania, Bonnie came to California at the age of 8 and lived in Downey, CA. She settled in Turlock 59 years ago.

February 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Frances Maley "Grandma Great"

Frances Maley, 103, of Turlock, California entered into rest on Wednesday, December 14, 2013. Frances was born on September 20th 1910 in New Jersey. Frances was one of the first females to graduate from UCLA in 1930, She went on to teach Elementary School for over 20 years taking a leave of absence to raise her 3 children: John Andrew, Betty McCoy and Mary Corn, and in order to run the family business. After retirement, Frances was a dedicated philanthropist filling all her spare time volunteering for several local organizations. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church ...

February 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Julian Joseph "Joe" Mabalcon

Joe was born in Turlock to Julian and Cleo Mabalcon in 1950 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 64. Joe attended Schendel and El Capitan Grade Schools and graduated from Livingston High School. After graduating, he joined the US Army and then settled in Delhi with his brothers and sister. He loved to hang out with his family, BBQ, playing cards and the guitar. Joe enjoyed reading his bible and was a big history buff. In 1984, he got married and had a daughter Juel and they lived in Stevinson for over 18 years.

February 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Chandra Lauriana Barnard

Chandra "Lulu" Lauriana Barnard of Turlock, California, passed away on January 28, 2014 in a tragic vehicle accident. She was born on March 10, 1984 to Marcus and Tammie Brumlow in Modesto, California. Chandra graduated from Oakdale High School in 2002. After graduating, she worked for the Design House in Oakdale as a designer. She also worked as a security guard. She married Michael Barnard in 2001 and became a widow in 2006 after having her two daughters. She later had her son with Jason Smith. She was a first-place model for Hawaiian Tropics. She was a black belt in ...

February 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Virginia Parker

Virginia Parker, of Turlock, passed into God's loving arms on January 26, 2014 in Hughson, CA. She was born in Cass homestead, Oklahoma to Snowden and Bertha Robinson on May 8, 1924. She was a lifelong resident of central California. She retired from Memorial Hospital in Modesto after working there for 25 years. She was a member of the Turlock Free Will Baptist church and enjoyed meeting weekly at the church to create hand sewn quilts. Together with the other ladies in the group, they made some of the best quilts in the area. She also enjoyed canning, gardening ...

February 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Rubie Marie Stewart

Rubie passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Emanuel Hospital.

February 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Virginia Parker

Virginia Parker, of Turlock, passed into God's loving arms on January 26, 2014 in Hughson, CA. She was born in Cass homestead, Oklahoma to Snowden and Bertha Robinson on May 8, 1924. She was a lifelong resident of central California. She retired from Memorial Hospital in Modesto after working there for 25 years. She was a member of the Turlock Free Will Baptist church and enjoyed meeting weekly at the church to create hand sewn quilts. Together with the other ladies in the group, they made some of the best quilts in the area. She also enjoyed canning, gardening ...

February 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Bruce Burch Runner

Born to Bert and Eunice (Burch) Runner in 1923 in Spokane, WA, he was the fifth of their twelve children. His family left Spokane in 1930 to pursue farming in Maryland before moving to Delhi in 1931. He attended The Great Northern Grammar School in Spokane, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1941.

January 31, 2014 | | OBITS


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Shirley M. Hill

Shirley is survived by her husband Dean Hill, brother Robert Horine; daughters Judy (James) Allen and Kathie (Joseph) Wright; step-children Michael Hill, Linda Hill Mobley, Janet (Anthony) Watts-Clement; grandchildren Brian Allen, Shirley Spycher, Laura Allen, Sheri Icedo, David Worstell and Steven Worstell; step grandchildren Matthew Watts, Rachel Watts, Jessica Watts and Molly Mobley, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Pearl (Beth) Horine, and sisters Annetta Cochran and June Thomson.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gabriel Anthony Guerrero

Gabriel Anthony Guerrero was granted his angel wings on July 16, 2014.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Fredrick Yow

Fred Yow, 67, of Delhi, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Fred was preceded in death by his mother and a sister Janette Yow. He is survived by Pam Yow; children: Angela (Joseph) Matrisciano, Michele Yow-Thomas, Christina Yow, Fredrick (Jason) Yow, Niki Yow, and Joseph Yow, step-children Christina Andree and Jennifer Andree, his father LeBoyice Yow; siblings: Sherry Mingus and Gloria Yorston; and grandchildren: Arieonna, Mariah, Hayley, Gavin, Angelina, Adaline, Brayden, and Benjamin.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


David Arthur Sanchez

David was born in Turlock to Arturo Sanchez and Linda Cervantes and passed away at the age of 39 in Turlock. He was a caring man who would help anyone in need. He was apostolic and loved God as well as his children and family. David was affectionately known as "Uncle Donner" by his nieces and nephews. He was an avid 49ers fan, loved riding bikes and snacking on candy and sweets.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sharon Sue Base

Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


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