Nancy Ying Gong, age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 8, 2014. Nancy is survived by her loving husband Guy Ming Gong; son Daniel Gong and wife Wailan; son Raymond Gong and wife Mari; daughter Lisa Wong; daughter Tina Gong; grandchildren Brandon and Gavin Gong, Bryan, Diana, and Anthony Wong. Sister Shun Kong and husband Paul Kong. Sister Kam Kuen Soon and husband Loy Soon.
Mary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1936, to parents Benjamin Earl and Bessie Veronica Smith.
Anne Matson went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday, June 12, 2014. She was born on January 1, 1923 in Chicago, Il. She was raised in Gary, Indiana where she attended local schools and graduated from Emerson High School. She moved with her family to Delhi, California in the late 1940's. She met the love of her life, Samuel Matson, and they were married and moved to Turlock in 1951. They enjoyed many happy years together supporting their family and community until Sam's death in 1993. She lived independently in Turlock, and recently moved to Paramount ...
Mary Galbraith Thomas Peterson, a longtime Turlock resident, passed away on March 29, 2014. She was two months shy of her 98 birthday.
Ronda was born in Modesto and grew up in the Turlock and Waterford area. She was a loving and caring person, who was always trying to help others and make them happy. Ronda enjoyed camping and being outdoors, but most of all she treasured time spent with her children and sisters.
Lisa was born in Modesto to George and Edith Dennis and raised in Turlock.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ruth Anne Boeh.
Delores "Dee" Jean Walker was born in Cape Girardeau, MO. on March 15th 1934.
SPC Frank E. Pedras III was born October 30th, 1987 in Atwater, CA, the son of CAPT Frank E. Pedras, Jr., and Karen Pedras. He grew up as part of a military family living mostly in Sonoma and Marin counties in California and four years living in Illinois near St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from San Antonio High School in Petaluma, CA, he enlisted in the Army in Turlock, CA on October 6th, 2010 under the Delayed Entry Program with an effective date of service on March 7th, 2011. SPC Pedras attended Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, and Advanced ...
Born in San Francisco, Jeanine moved with her family to Hilmar for a brief period and then settled in Turlock, where she lived most of her life.
Alan D. Kisling, 64, passed away at his home Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Alan was born in Modesto and raised in Oregon and Washington before moving to Turlock when he was in 5th grade. He served in the Army from 1966-1970. He was recipient of the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts, and Commendation medals. He was very proud to be a Veteran and had served two tours in Vietnam. Alan met the love of his life, Sylvia, through a good friend. Alan and Sylvia were married shortly after he was discharged from his last tour of Vietnam and were married ...
Earl departed this life by his choice, writing he wanted to be reunited with his mother, Mabel Sylvia Anderson, his two departed sons, Rudy and Wendell Anderson and his deceased wife, Jeannine Anderson.
Alexander "Alex" Coelho, 80, of Turlock, passed away at his home with his family at his side. Alex was born in Gustine, CA to Antonio and Rose Coelho. He grew up in the Gustine/Newman area and graduated from Orestimba High School. In 1952 he joined the Air Force and began his 20 year career as a military cryptographer. He served in Texas, Morocco, Libya and Saudi Arabia, before he met the love of his life, Betty Franklin. They were married and Alex continued his military career in Alaska, California, Kansas, Spain, Nebraska, Hawaii, and back to Texas until his ...
Kaname Benjamin Miyamoto, 99 of Cortez, Ca. passed away at his home on May 15, 2014. Ben was born in Florin, CA on July 5, 1914 to Matsuichi and Sadako Miyamoto. He lived in Firebaugh and Dos Palos before he and came with his family to Cortez.
Rose Marie (Cahalan) Stephens passed away peacefully in her Davis, CA home on May 13th, 2014. She is survived by Jim, her husband of 62 years, and six of her children: Eileen (Peter) McSherry, Bill Stephens, Joe (Mary) Stephens, Susie (Norman) Finke, Mary (Dave) Rosenthal and Peggy Stephens, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son John and her seven brothers and sister.
Jay Jensen was born on January 28, 1933, in Luck, Wisconsin, and passed away surrounded by his family on September 17, 2014, in Turlock, California. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather, but to many others he was known as the owner of the 7-Eleven on Geer Road in Turlock. He was a proud veteran who served in the Air Force in Tripoli from 1952 - 1956. After his military service, he moved to Michigan where he became a senior product designer for Hamill Manufacturing where he held two patent designs, most notably the retractable seatbelt. In 1978 ...
Marie Livingston, 89, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor. Marie was born in Martin, South Dakota to Neil and Bessie O'Blenness. She grew up in Wenatchee, Washington, graduating from Wenatchee High School. Marie married the love of her life, Oliver Livingston, in December of 1943 while he was in the Army Air Corps. She cared for their first-born daughter, Barbara, during Oliver's tour of duty in Europe during World War II. Her family grew to five lovely children who celebrate her life.
In loving memory of Jan Prather who peacefully passed away early Saturday morning in her home. She went to join her husband Hank Prather who had passed just a year ago. She grew up in Modesto and lived most of her life in the area. She had worked at Payless Market in Lockeford for several years. She started as a cashier where people would stand in long lines just to see her. She became the head of the bakery department there where she loved to bake. She is survived by her brother Jeff Cravens in Modesto, her sister Joy Castillo ...
Douglas Lee, age 52, passed away after a brief illness in Aptos, CA. A native of Turlock, Doug was a 1980 graduate of Turlock High, and received his BS degree in Geology from Stanislaus State University.
Kathryn was born on May 6, 1927 to George and Bessie Hendryx in Salisaw OK. She came to Turlock, CA with her parents and brother, Jacob in 1942. She went to work for California Frozen Foods where she met Robert "Bob" Holder, the one and only love of her life. They were married on June 22, 1945 and spent 69 wonderful years together.
Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.
Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.
Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.
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