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Linda Lee Beckhart

Linda Beckhart, 59, of Ceres, lost her long battle with cancer at Memorial Medical Center. The daughter of William and Doris Mason, Linda was born in Sebring, Ohio and began her schooling there. When she was 11 years old the family moved to Compton. They lived in Southern California where she met and married Robert Beckhart in December 1970. Linda had a gift for working with numbers and worked as bookkeeper for 25 years with Kraft Foods and for Central Valley Auto Body Shop.
Linda loved camping and actively served the Boy Scouts for 30 years, which continued long after ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Muriel H. Fields

Muriel H. Fields, 93, was born in Pasadena and passed away April 20 at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Emery L. Fields; her parents, Charles and Jesse Ritzel; and sister, Eileen Rickert.
Muriel is survived by three loving daughters, Carol (Wayne) Gladwin of Corvallis, Ore., Marsha (Gordon) Nelson of Jacksonville, Ala. and Jennifer (Ed) Arnhold of Marietta, Ga.; son, Bruce (Marji) Fields of San Mateo; grandchildren, Rachel (Chris) Williams, Erik Nelson, Hilary (Philip) Goetz, Derek Gladwin, Heidi Arnhold, Wesley (Katie) Arnhold, Candace and Jesse Fields ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Bernard Lopez

Ben Lopez, 79, died suddenly on Wednesday at his residence in Newman. Mr. Lopez was born and raised in San Leandro. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1951, and reenlisted in the United States Army in 1952. He earned several medals, including Army Occupation Medal (Germany), Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. After his Honorable Discharge in 1960 he worked for Patcar Inc. as a foreman for 25 years. Ben settled in Newman in 1990 and enjoyed camping.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Lopez; sisters, Marie Anderson, Connie Fernandez and Ditty Hague; and brothers, Manuel ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

David Mealing

David was born in San Francisco to Leslie and Kathleen Mealing in 1955. He lived in Stanislaus County for the last four years. David enjoyed riding his Harley and working on anything mechanical, as well as playing poker.
He is survived by his loving wife, Hala; father, Leslie Mealing; siblings, Peggie Sanchez, Dean Mealing and Leann Proud; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to American Diabetes Association, 2720 Gateway Oaks Dr. Ste. 110, Sacramento, CA 95833.
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April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Maria L. Rodrigues

Maria L. Rodrigues, 80, of Gustine, died April 25 in Turlock. She was born in 1930 in Santa Barbara, Terceira, Azores. She was a homemaker for 35 years and a member of Shrine Our Lady of Miracles of Gustine.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane F. Silveira and her husband, Heduino, of Gustine; and grandchildren, Gabriel Silveira, Mikalya Silveira, and Mark Silveira, all of Gustine.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Chapel. A Rosary/ Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Frank Chavez

Frank Chavez, 70, of Ceres, passed away Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
Mr. Chavez was a native of Madera and a resident of Ceres for six years. He previously lived in Patterson for 19 years. He was a groundskeeper for 30 years, working for Del Puerto Hospital and Turlock Memorial Park. He was a member of the New Life Temple of Turlock.
Mr. Chavez is survived by his wife, Faye Chavez of Ceres; sons, Frank Chavez, Jr. of Ceres and Amador Chavez of Ceres; daughters, Dolores Fagundes of Ceres and Frances Mendoza of Modesto; brothers, Joe Chavez of ...

April 29, 2011 | | OBITS

Terry Don Vanaman

Terry don Vanaman, 57, of Modesto, died April 20 in Modesto. He was born in Modesto in 1954 and was a dry wall installer for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife, Vicki L. Vanaman of Modesto; daughters, Sara Vanaman and Kari Vanaman, both of Modesto; brothers, James Vanaman of Alaska, Marty Vanaman of Modesto and Timothy Villa of Visalia; sisters, Therwana Bearing of Reno, Nev. and Patsy Moreno of Visalia; seven grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at Whitehurst, Norton ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Robert Grieves

Robert was a native of Turlock. He worked in the melon industry for many years and later in life owned his own business as a commercial fisherman. His last employment was with Heckendorf's Auto, from which he retired.
Robert is survived by son, Dev Grieves; daughters, Debra Cislo and Kimberly Daly; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
No services will be held.

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Almeda R. Shea

Almeda Shea, 71, of Modesto, passed away at home surrounded by her family. Almeda was born in Rush Springs, Okla. to Theodore and Lorene Payne. She and her family relocated to California during the Dust Bowl period in 1942. She spent her childhood and grammar school years in Orange Cove, then moving to Visalia where she spent her high school years. In 1957, Almeda was married and settled in to start her family with the birth of her first child; the second would follow in 1959.
Almeda was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother; she was a caretaker at ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Elias Barajas-Gonzalez

Elias Barajas-Gonzalez of Turlock died Monday in Hughson. He was born in 1926 in Los Desmontes, Michoacan, Mexico. He was a self employed carpenter for 50 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. He was a great carpenter, and enjoyed working with wood. He also liked being out in the countryside and spending every Sunday with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ines Cardenas of Turlock; sons, Gabriel Barajas and his wife, Rocelia, of Modesto, Eulogio Barajas and his wife, Georgina Magana, of Mexico, Emiliano Barajas and his wife, Socorro ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Anne Marie Boyd

Anne Marie Boyd, 95, died April 16 at Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock. She was born April 19, 1915 in Missouri and moved to Long Beach as a young girl. She attended Woodbury College in
Los Angeles and was assigned to the Naval Air Station in San Diego where she served in the WAVES for three years.
After moving to Sacramento in 1947, she worked as a secretary and then as an administrative assistant to the State Director of Agriculture. She settled in Turlock 16 years ago. In Sacramento, Anne belonged to WAVES Women's Group, and the Business ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Shalim Joseph

Mrs. Shalim Joseph, passed away April 25, with her family by her side at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Turlock. She was born in Golpashin, Iran and came to San Francisco in 1952. She married Abraham Joseph in 1953, and had their daughter Esther in 1955. The family settled in Turlock in 1962. She worked for Banquet Foods, Tri-Valley Growers and retired from Del Monte Foods in 1976. She belonged to the Mar Addai Church since 1962 and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the Ladies of Mar Addai Church, and charter member of Bet-Nahrain ...

April 26, 2011 | | OBITS

Robert Grieves

Robert was a native of Turlock. He worked in the melon industry for many years and later in life owned his own business as a commercial fisherman. His last employment was with Heckendorf's Auto, from which he retired.

April 22, 2011 | | OBITS

Jewel Dot Womack

Jewel Dot Womack was born in Eufaula, Okla. on Nov. 1, 1928, and went to be with the Lord on April 16.

April 22, 2011 | | OBITS

Goldie Mae Goldsmith-Allen

Goldie Mae Goldsmith-Allen, 73, of Turlock, died April 17 in Turlock. She was born in 1938 in Borger, Texas.

April 22, 2011 | | OBITS

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Harold Esqueda

Harold Esqueda born Jan 26, 1938 in Merced Ca. Died Sept 28, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents Carney and Madeline Esqueda ...

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Carlene Prewitt

Carlene Prewitt, 67, passed at home surrounded by family on Wednesday September 30th, 2015. She was born in Turlock on July 17, 1948 and lived ...

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Joan Varner

Turlock resident, Joan Varner, passed away Monday, September 28, 2015 in Modesto. She was 78.

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Matthew Joseph Rowan

Matthew Joseph Rowan, 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Turlock, California on September 30, 2015. He was born January 22, 1926 in Artesian ...

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

C. Everett Aldrich

Clarence Everett Aldrich of Hughson died at home on the ranch where he had lived his entire 91 years.

October 02, 2015 | | OBITS

Bernell Earl Snider

Bernell Snider, 94, beloved husband, father and friend of so many, passed away peacefully at his home of 64 years in Turlock. Born in Denair ...

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS

Marilyn Rae Peterson

Marilyn Rae Peterson, a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after a long illness.

September 29, 2015 | | OBITS

Lupe Salazar

Lupe Salazar, 82, of Turlock, died September 23, 2015 at Bel Air Lodge. She was born November of 1932 in Bakersfield to Cruz and Julia ...

September 25, 2015 | | OBITS

Thomas Leroy Atkins

Thomas Leroy Atkins, 77, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula following a stroke.

September 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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