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Ruth A. Woodward

Born in Canada, a resident of Turlock. Leaves behind 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Duane Jenkins

Duane Jenkins of Turlock, California (previously of Auberry) has passed away. He taught in elementary schools for 38 years in Riverdale, McKittrick, and Auberry. He retired in 1988. He was an athlete and coach. Duane was also an active member of Lions Club International for many years and after retirement was involved with the Sierra Oaks Senior Center. He was a faithful member of the church of Christ. Duane is survived by Lou Eve Jenkins, his wife of 64 years; his children Duane (Melva) Jenkins, Jr. of Tejeras, NM; Dana (Matt) Rickard of Turlock, CA; Gil (Diana) Jenkins formerly of ...

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Margarite Gaynell Baker

Born and raised in Oklahoma, she came to California about 1947, living in Cressey and Delhi before moving to Turlock in 1968. Calvary Baptist Church was a very important part of her life where she made many friends, teaching Sunday school, being a Deaconess, and working in the kitchen. She worked very hard, including in the Turlock High School cafeteria. As a 4-H Leader, she taught many girls her passion of Every weekend her home was full of family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Don A. Damas

Don A. Damas, 64, died. Fri. Nov. 17, 2017 in Abilene, KS. He was born Nov. 10, 1953 in Patterson, CA, the son of George F. and Lucille D. (Pierce) Damas. Don grew up in and around Patterson and attended local schools. On Oct. 21, 1978, he married Renee in Reno, NV; they had a daughter and later divorced.

November 28, 2017 | | OBITS


Henry Franklin Olson

Henry went to be with the Lord, August 19, 2017 at 100 years and 4 months old. He was born April 10, 1917 in his rural home in Turlock to his Swedish immigrant parents, Nels and Sophia Olson.

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Alicia Margaret Cochrane

Passed away peacefully on Nov. 20, in Sacramento, CA. Born Dec. 13, 1919, in Sandusky, Ohio. She was raised in Glendale CA before attending USF School of Nursing. She married William Roy Cochrane during WW II, and together they raised their family of three sons in Delhi, CA, growing peaches, almonds and grapes for over fifty years. Alicia was a highly respected school nurse in the Delhi School District for 26 years, retiring in 1986. She moved to Sacramento CA in 2011. Alicia is survived by her devoted family: Michael Cochrane (Cheryll) of Sacramento, CA, Bill Cochrane (Susan) of Paso ...

November 22, 2017 | | OBITS


Stephen Bennie Blount

Stephen Bennie Blount, a godly man, veteran and amazing father, passed away peacefully in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 12, 2017 at the age of 73. A wonderful pastor and teacher, Steve also could do just about anything including truck driver, bus driver and funeral director. Ultimately Steve's passion was teaching the Word of God.

November 17, 2017 | | OBITS


Anne B. Cressio

Anne Cressio passed away on November 11, 2017 in Hughson, CA after a long, fulfilling life. She was 101 years old.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Deloris Lucille Fagundes

Deloris Lucille Fagundes was born Deloris Lucille Pirtle on December 13, 1933 in Missouri to William and Francis Pirtle. At a young age, her parents moved her, her sister, and her 2 brothers to Denair, CA where they attended school. Deloris later married Louis Daniel Fagundes and moved to Turlock where she continued to live and raise her children.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Denise (Haile) Lara

Denise went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2017 due to complications from cancer. Denise was 47 years young. She was born in Turlock and spent most of her life in the Denair/Turlock area. Turlock was her permanent home with her husband, children and their two dogs, Katie and Rocco, whom she adored and loved. Her favorite activities included camping and boating with her extended family.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Ruby Handy

Ruby Myrtle Handy passed away in Turlock, California on November 8, 2017, at the age of 97. She was born in Minco, Oklahoma on January 18, 1920 to Jackson and Myrtle Marlow who both died when Ruby was a small child. She was left in the care of her paternal grandparents and, later, to other relatives until, at the young age of 15, she married Cicero Thomas. From that union came three daughters: Geraldine, Patricia, and Betty Thomas. Several years after she and her first husband divorced, she married George Handy and blessed the family with daughter number four, Georgene ...

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


H. Earl Brooks

Harvey Earl Brooks died peacefully in Modesto, California on November 5, 2017 at the age of 89.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Rosalyn Beauchamp

Rosalyn Beauchamp, 80, of Fairbanks, passed away, October 17, 2017, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, peacefully in her sleep following a very brief and unexpected battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Rosalyn Burton on June 20, 1937, in Bell, California and reared in Riverbank. She spent many years in Turlock before moving to Camino (Apple Hill) where she lived until she left California and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2004 following the death of her husband of nearly 45 years. Over the years, Rosalyn enjoyed many trips to the Hawaiian Islands, which was her favorite vacation destination. She ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Joan House

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mom and family matriarch Joan House, on November 3, 2017. Joan was born in Turlock on November 4, 1936 to Bill and Vi Austin, oldest of 4 children. A lifelong resident of Turlock, she attended Central Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1954. She married Charles House, and together they raised their children in Turlock as well. Joan worked at California State University Stanislaus, where she was Supervisor of Admissions and Records Department for more than 30 years. In the late 1980's, Joan ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Thomas (Tom) William Porter

Thomas (Tom) William Porter died after a sudden illness on Thursday morning, November 2nd, 2017 at the age of 81 in Modesto. He was born in Trafton WA on March 30, 1936 to James and Iris Porter. He was a resident of Turlock and Hughson for the past 43 years, having also lived in Stockton, CA during the late 1960's and early 1970's.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


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Charles Walter Magneson

Charles Walter Magneson passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the age of 94. His family surrounded his bedside singing his favorite ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Velma Louise Deckard

Velma Louise Deckard, a loving and devoted mother, is now in the arms of her Lord. Born in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in the spring of ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Jimmy Con Torbett

Jimmy C. Torbett, 77 of Delhi, passed away suddenly. He was born to J.B. and Edith Torbett in Tennessee. He was a Merchant Marine ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Christian V. L. Chin

Christian V. L. Chin, 60, of Turlock died peacefully on Dec. 6, 2017 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto after battling liver cancer. His illness ...

December 08, 2017 | | OBITS


Dewayne Barker

Dewayne Barker, 81 of Turlock, died of cancer at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on November 26, 2017. He was born in Hilltop Arkansas ...

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Gus Thomas Mouzes

Gus was born in Bridgeport, Nebraska, the youngest of 3 sons in a family of 11. His parents Tom and Emphilia Mouzes moved the family ...

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig

Services are pending for Maxine Pinney Holmes Gerig, 101 of Turlock, who passed away on November 19, 2017.

December 01, 2017 | | OBITS


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