Norma Jean Leonard, 88 of Hilmar, passed away on June 13, 2014.
Alma Louise Elliott, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Alma was born in Dryer, Arkansas to Benjamin and Lessie Blanchard. She lived most of her life in the Delhi area. She worked several years as a Nursing Assistant and later worked on the line of Valley Fresh in Turlock. Alma was a woman of faith and love. She taught her own children and she taught Sunday School at the United Pentecostal Church in Delhi. Her children were her world. She was loved by all who knew her.
Lloyd passed away after a short illness. Born in Trenton Missouri, Lloyd joined the Army and specialized in airplane engine mechanics. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory WWII Medal and the American Theatre Ribbon. After an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Lloyd went on as a civilian at Castle Air Force Base in Merced CA. where he operated the aircraft engine change dept. and later supervised the vehicle maintenance dept. until his retirement in 1978.
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.
Carl was born to Elizabeth and Carl M. Jameson in a small town in OK. The family moved around for a while before settling down in Southern California where he went to school and met his future wife Glenda Inman who lived across the street. They married in 1956. He was in ROTC in high school and after they were married they moved to GA for officer training at Fort Benning. They returned to California to start their lives together settling in Turlock, CA where he joined the local National Guard. Carl was in the Guard until he could no ...
Linda Cox, 65, of Turlock, passed away at home after an extended illness.
Richard Allen Root, 89, died September 18, 2014, at Elness Convalescent in Turlock. He was born March 21, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, to Frank and Emma (Berger) Root. At the age of 18 enlisted in the United States Army in the 558th Artillery Battalion. After his Honorable Discharge he settled in Turlock and attended Full Gospel Tabernacle before attending Victory Christian Church in Hilmar. He worked 25 years for Nulaid then retired from Martinez Plywood after 12 years.
Steve was welcomed into heaven on September 18, 2014 at age 64. Steve was born in New York to Willard and Gladys Kelly. Steve moved to Southern California when he was one year old and was a current resident of Turlock. Steve graduated from Manteca High School in 1969. He served in the US Navy for 3 years. Steve was a member of Valley Hope Community Church in Turlock. Steve worked for Lowes and The Modesto Bee.
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.
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