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Jose Guilhermino Teixeira

Jose Guilhermino Teixeira, 85, of Turlock died Nov. 29 in Turlock. He was born in 1925 in Santo Antao, Topo, Sao Jorge, Azores.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


James “Jake” Katsu Kirihara

Jake (James Katsu) Kirihara was born in Turlock and passed on to his eternal rest peacefully at his home in Livingston. Jake proudly served his country - volunteering for the U.S. Army during his family and community's internment in Amache, Colo. - serving in the historically noted 442nd Combat Infantry Group as a Staff Sergeant. Jake farmed and promoted agricultural issues for over six decades. He was a founding member of numerous regional agricultural concerns including the Livingston Farmers Assn., Big Tree Organic and Farm Land Preservation Org. He and Francis, a local public health nurse, helped mentor the Livingston ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Bachint Kaur Uppal

Bachint Kaur Uppal, 97, of Merced passed away at home, in the comforting arms of her beloved son. Bachint was born in India, and was married at the young age of 13 to her late husband, Swaran Uppal, whom preceded her in death in 2009.

Bachint and Swaran came to live in the U.S. briefly in 1980, only to return to Afghanistan a few years later. She and Swaran returned to the U.S. in 1995, at which time they made the Merced area their home.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Albert Louis Morais

Albert "Al" Morais, 76, of Hilmar passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Dec. 1. Al was born in Gustine to Serafin and Maria Morais in 1934. He was raised in Crows Landing and graduated from Orestimba High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Al married Irene Gouveia in 1957, and they moved to Hilmar in 1958. They lived in Hilmar since that time. Al was a dairyman his entire career. He loved to cook and barbecue. Al cooked and barbecued for many events in Hilmar. He was a 4-H ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert H. Lyon

Robert Lyon, 97, of Oakdale passed away at his home with his family by his side on Monday. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to William and Zillah Lyon. He worked as a rancher and owner of an auto body and paint shop before his retirement.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” George Chance

Bob Chance, 86, of Denair, passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a plane captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Cora Annette Simmons

Annette Simmons, 53, of Hilmar, passed away Friday at her home in Hilmar.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Phul Pati

Funeral services will be held for Phul Pati from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Leonard Andrew Tornell

Leonard Tornell, 88, was born in Turlock to Andrew and Signe Tornell. He died Wednesday in Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Lucas Pacheco Melo

Lucas Melo, 83, of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 27 in Turlock. He was born in 1927 in Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores. He was a line worker for 22 years and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church of Livingston and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He was also a member of Livingston Pentecost Association and founder of the Lira Acoreana de Livingston. He enjoyed gardening, wine making, matance do perco. He loved being with family, loved his grandchildren, playing music and animals.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Alice M. Wade

Alice Wade, 87, of Turlock, died Nov. 29. She was born in 1923 in Porterville.

She was a secretary for a labor union for 28 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW of Turlock and Native Daughters.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Nicola Badal

Nicola Badal, 86, of Turlock, passed away Nov. 26 in Turlock. He was born in 1924 in Khako, Russia.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Belmiro R. Goulart

Belmiro R. Goulart, 82, of Modesto, was born June 14, 1921 in Capelo, Faial, Azores and passed away on Nov. 24, 2010, in Modesto.

November 26, 2010 | | OBITS


Janet Kay Potter

Janet Kay Potter, 69, passed away Nov. 23, 2010, with her family by her side at Country Manor in Hughson. She was born Nov. 23, 1941, in Flint, Mich. to the late Leonard and Anne Wharram. She lived in Arizona for five years and moved to Whittier, Calif. at the age of eight where she lived until settling in Turlock in 1975. Janet earned a life teaching credential from Cal Western University in Point Loma, Calif. which began her 30-year teaching career; with 25 of those years spent at Denair Middle School.

November 26, 2010 | | OBITS


S. Gilbert Cook

S. Gilbert Cook passed away peacefully at Casa de Modesto with his two daughters by his side on Nov. 8 at the age of 94.

November 19, 2010 | | 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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