Nadine Townsend, 88, died peacefully on Thursday, January 2 after an extended stay at Brandel Manor in Turlock. Nadine was born on November 15, 1925 in Hollister, California, to Karl and Anna (Milic) Kunich. She graduated in 1943 from Monterey Union High School in Monterey, California where she was an honor student. Nadine worked briefly for the postal service and met her future husband, Robert, at a USO dance. Nadine and Robert corresponded during World War II, and married shortly after his discharge. The couple moved to Turlock in 1967, where they raised their family and resided the remainder of ...
Bill Mason, 70 of Hilmar passed away Saturday January 4, 2014. Bill is survived by his loving companion Helena Orozco, sister Elizabeth Jo Shimek, sons Jeffrey (Teresa), James and daughter Kristine (Travis)Ledford, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, nieces, and nephew and many extended family members and friends.
Tyler Lee Sargon Graves, age 16 of Turlock, CA. Passed away at his home on January 3, 2014.
Francis Steichen, 93, passed away at his Turlock home. Fran was born in St. Cloud, MN to Joseph and Mary Steichen. He graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College and moved to California in 1947. He served in the Army 95th Infantry Div. in World War II. He was highly decorated with 2 Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Battlefield Commission as a Second Lieutenant. After the war he met and married the love of his life, Marjorie Henderson, and they were married at Sacred Heart Church in Turlock in August of 1950. Mr. Steichen taught at Hawthorne and Wakefield ...
Craig Michael Rojas was born January 15, 1960, in Hemet, California, to Abe and Sharon Rojas. He was raised in Turlock and graduated from Turlock schools. He was employed at Turlock Unified School District for over 20 years.
Wesley Wallström, 84 of Turlock, passed away on January 6, 2014 at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Wesley was born to a Swedish immigrant family on October 4, 1929, in Turlock, CA.
Irwin Harlan (Dan) Bonds, age 93, passed away on Wednesday in Turlock, CA. He was born in Damascus AR to E. Vernie and Susan Pierce Bonds.
MARY (TOSTI) MENDES
Harlan F. Nystrom
All are welcome to attend funeral services - under the direction of Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home – at 425 N. Soderquist, Turlock CA 95380. Public viewing will be Sunday, December 29th from 1 – 4pm and Dad's memorial service will take place Monday, December 30th at 2pm with graveside service immediately following. Pastor Joseph Robertson of New Hope Community Church will officiate.
Vynita Rose, age 85, of Turlock, CA passed away on December 24, 2013. Vynita was born in Lees Summit, Missouri to Fred and Merle Halcomb. She moved to California at a young age and lived in the Placerville area before the family moved to Patterson in the early 1940's. Vynita married her high school sweetheart Anthony Rose in 1948. Vynita was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Vynita was active in many things, she loved her horses, painting, crafts and most of all her bowling. She was a member of the WIBC and ABC.
Hard working hands came to rest on Dec.14 2013 after a nine year battle with cancer at home in the care of her grandson Chris Martin of Hilmar ca under the direction of Emanuel medical facility hospice program.
Krista was born in Turlock to Carla (Linny Goodrich) Kinsley and Miguel (Judith) Ibanez and passed away at the age of 25 in Ceres, CA. She graduated from Pitman High School where she was very involved in sports; playing volleyball, basketball and running track. For the last six years she enjoyed working for Starbucks as a barista. Krista enjoyed outdoor activities, hiking, running, snowboarding, yoga, CGC, working out and spending time with family and friends. She was known for her positive attitude, outgoing spirit and energetic disposition and had a huge heart. Krista was the most amazing daughter, sister, girlfriend ...
Angelina "Angie" T. Goeken-Taylor, 70, passed away December 17, 2013 at Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale, CA. She was born to the late Elias and Mary Dias on July 26, 1943 in Modesto, CA. In addition to her parents, she joins in heaven her first husband, James J. Goeken of 19 years, her second husband, William R. Taylor of 15 years (who passed way this year in July), three brothers, "Baby" Tony Dias, Tony Dias, George Dias; and two sisters Mary Carvalho, and Eva Fantazia
Tony was born in Rawlins, Wyoming to Benito and Refugio Aguiniga in 1922. While still an infant, he moved with his family to their native country of Ziquitaro, Michoacan, Mexico. When Tony was a young man of 17 years, he returned to the United States, coming to reside in Turlock, CA. At the age of 21, he married his loving wife, Angelita. After serving in the Army during World War II, he was honorably discharged and came back to Turlock where he began to work in agriculture. Later, Tony made his living with Patchett's Bus and Transportation in Newman ...
Cheryl was called home by the Lord 11:11AM on April 7, 2014. She passed peacefully away with her husband and family all around her at Alexander Cohen Hospice in Hughson.
Jim was born in Turlock, California on April 18, 1922 and passed away on April 16, 2014 at the age of 91. After graduating from Turlock High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served under General George S. Patton during World War II.
Ron "Ronnie" Enos passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 in his sleep at home after a short battle with cancer surrounded by those he loved. Ron and his wife Pam resided at "Enos Ranch" here in Mariposa for the past 12 years after moving from Oakdale where he lived for 26 years. He retired from Lawrence Livermore National Lab in 2001, as a Lab Assistant. Ron also operated Big Oak Stables for 17 years in Cull Canyon.
Naomi Geraldine Rust, 89, of Turlock, died suddenly on April 6, 2014.
Mr. Ralph Meza, Jr., age 57 of Turlock "Entered into Rest" on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA. Mr. Meza, Jr. is a resident of Turlock and was born in Modesto, CA. He was a member of Apostolic Assembly of the Faith of Jesus Christ Church of Turlock. His survivors include: His father - Rev. Ralph H. Meza of Turlock; Son – Jason Meza of Los Angeles; Daughter – Kathy Meza of Turlock; Four Sisters – Sandra Lobato of Turlock, Christina Torres of Turlock, Priscilla Hernandez of Turlock and Diana Zuniga of Turlock; Grandson – Andrew Ramos. Services – Funeral ...
Rose was born to Charles and Margaret Koelzer in 1918 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 96. She was a caring person who was both a big sister and mother to her five siblings when her parents passed away. As an adult, she enjoyed playing cards and dice and was very involved in the club Nifty Fifty. Rose also enjoyed having family gatherings and spending time with loved ones.
Nova was born in Turlock to Robert and Donna Wattles and passed away at the age of 60. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1972 and married Dennis Davis. She owned and operated Nova's Daycare for 10 years in the 1980's and was a member of Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene. Nova enjoyed birds, gardening, drawing and reading her bible every day.
Sandra was born and raised in Modesto and passed away at the age of 66 in Riverbank, California. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1965 and married Harold "Bill" Harless in 1968 and together they settled in Riverbank in 1970. Sandy enjoyed reading, and doing ceramic and jewelry crafting. She owned and operated Hobby Horse in Riverbank during the 1990's.
Hildur was born on January 6, 1916 in Hilmar, CA to Axel and Matilda Carlson. Her parents were farmers. She had three sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Hilmar High School in 1934. She moved to San Francisco where she worked as a dental hygienist and met her future husband at 1st Covenant Church.
Delbert (Del) Lee Brown passed away March 26, 2014 with his wife of 62 years by his side at Paramount Court Sr. Living in Turlock.
Donald was born to Walter and Ruth Moline on May 29, 1923 in Turlock, California.
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