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Patrick Alan Patterson

Patrick Patterson, 37, of Modesto passed away unexpectedly at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Thanksgiving Day. Patrick was born in Modesto and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from San Lorenzo High School in Hayward and studied Journalism at Cal State Hayward. Patrick was well known in the area as a sports writer for the San Francisco Examiner and as a blogger for the Oakland Raiders. His family knew him as a generous, loving man. He will be greatly missed.
Patrick is survived by his father, Michael (Sheila) Patterson of Oklahoma; mother, Patricia (Henry) Rodriguez of Modesto ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Ercil Earl Strong

Our beloved husband, father, brother, fishing buddy and storyteller, Ercil Strong, who was born in Ava, Mo. on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center.
He served in two branches of the military - the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He was a combat medic in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, Calif. as ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Richard Repke

Jerry Richard Repke, 56, of Sonora entered eternal life on Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center after battling a cancerous brain tumor. He was born in Superior, Wis. to Ronald and Norma Mae Repke. He moved to California in 1956 after the death of his father, Ronald Repke. Jerry loved the outdoors - camping, fishing, and gold panning. He especially liked sitting by the campfire.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Repke; brother, Ronald Repke Jr.; and sisters, Charlotte Woods and Linda Thoorsell. He is survived by his mother, Norma Klaschus; step-father, Irvin Klaschus; brothers, Daniel Repke and ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Josephine Clement

Josephine Clement, 85, of Turlock was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Los Angeles and passed away on Dec. 6, 2010, in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by Nance J. Clement of Turlock; son, Joseph Clement of Turlock; grandchildren, Jennifer Clement of Colorado, Kristy Pain of Modesto and Angelina Steel of Modesto; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Rosary ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then recently St. Thomas Catholic. Her interests included drawing and ballroom dancing.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira; and nieces, Julia Miles and Carrie Richards. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Maximiana Valdez Garcia

Visitation will start today at 8 a.m. for Maximiana Valdez Garcia, with a funeral Rosary to follow at 3 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary located at 247 N. Broadway, Turlock. Interment will take place in Jardin de la Esperanza, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
She is survived by her four children, Juana Valdez-Garcia, Eloiza Zazueta, Maria P. Carbollo and Jesus Francesco Valdez; four siblings; and 22 grandchildren.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Melville Andre Christiansen

Melville Andre Christiansen, 88, passed away Dec. 5, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (1995), devoted father of Pamela Christiansen-Colon, loving grandfather of Olivia Wetherbee and Vincent (Brodi) Wetherbee, cherished great grandfather of Wyatt and Evangeline Wetherbee, and fond uncle and great uncle. He was also a proud WW II Army veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, CA 95841. Interment will be private.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Otheo “LeRoy” Choat

LeRoy Choat, 62, of Turlock passed away at home with his family at his side on Friday, Dec. 3. He was born in Geary, Okla. to Otheo and Lula Choat in 1947. LeRoy lived in Linden, Tenn. and Turlock throughout his life. He was a master mechanic and at the end of his career he owned Tom's Creek Boat Motor Repair in Tennessee. He enjoyed gold panning and was an outdoorsman. He was a master at making moonshine.
LeRoy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula Choat; children, Otheo LeRoy Choat, Jr. of Washington, Karen Sue Navaro ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Floyd David Anderson

Floyd David Anderson, 78, of Ceres was born May 13, 1932, in Wagoner, Okla. and passed away Nov. 29, 2010, in Castro Valley.
He was a millwright worker for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Anderson of Ceres; son, Floyd David Anderson of Ceres; daughters, Deborah Lynn Lea of Arkansas and Carol Lynn Waldon of Ceres; sisters, Wanda Louise Emslie of Modesto and Carol Gatland of Texas; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2309 Lavon Lane, Ceres. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


John Wesley Richie

John Richie, 46, of Modesto passed away at his home on Friday. He was born in Modesto to Billy and Joy Richie. He grew up in the Modesto area and completed his high school education at Elliott Adult High School. He worked for 10 years as a handyman. He had lots of friends and was known for his sense of humor.
He is survived by his mother, Joy Russell; siblings, Lori Long and Billy Joe Richie Jr.; children, Tasha Richie of Modesto, Adam Brasil of Modesto, Katherine Grismore of Fremont and Heather Solis of Fresno; and five grandchildren.
Memorials for ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Darryl W. Hockenberry

Husband, father, grandfather, friend, Coach. At 6'6", a gentle giant of a man with an even bigger heart, Darryl, 63, slid headfirst and arms outreached into the presence of his loving God late in the evening on Nov. 23. "Coach Darryl" was born February 23, 1947 in Lynwood, California. He was the younger of two sons born to Odie L. and Evelyn R. (Dale) Hockenberry. (All three preceded him in death.) Darryl grew up in Hawthorne, California, eventually moving to the Turlock/Denair area, and, in 1991 to Silverton, Oregon. A resident of Scotts Mills, Oregon since 1998, Darryl ...

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 ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Francisco Palafox (photo)

Francisco Palafox, 89, of Patterson died Nov. 30 in Modesto. He was born in 1921 in Gabriel Lopez Zacatecas, Mexico.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


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


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Austin Cowan

Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.

October 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Kirk Anthony James

Kirk James passed away after a short illness at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He grew up in Delhi, attended schools there and graduated from Livingston High School in 1976. Kirk worked for Norcal Nursery and for the last 2 ½ years worked for Wendell Trinkler Jr.

October 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Alice Maggard Andrews

Alice went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept 25, 2014. Alice attended the Neighborhood Church of Redding for 30 years and was an active member of Stephens Ministries. Alice lived a full and happy life; she enjoyed shopping, playing cards, QVC and dancing. She was an avid square dancer for many years. She had many wonderful friends.

October 10, 2014 | | OBITS


Maria Manuel Nunes

Maria M. Nunes, 77, of Turlock, passed away Wednesday, October 8. Also known as Mary, she was born September 23, 1937 to Francicso and Maria Freitas on the island of Terceira in the Azores. She married Jose "Joe" C. Nunes in 1956 and they immigrated to the United States in 1968 with their children, Alfred and George. Mary loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She made suits for her husband and sons. When she was able, she would be active in Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Assumption in Turlock, but she was most involved with family ...

October 09, 2014 | | OBITS


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