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Denise (Haile) Lara

Denise went home to be with the Lord on November 6, 2017 due to complications from cancer. Denise was 47 years young. She was born in Turlock and spent most of her life in the Denair/Turlock area. Turlock was her permanent home with her husband, children and their two dogs, Katie and Rocco, whom she adored and loved. Her favorite activities included camping and boating with her extended family.

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


Ruby Handy

Ruby Myrtle Handy passed away in Turlock, California on November 8, 2017, at the age of 97. She was born in Minco, Oklahoma on January 18, 1920 to Jackson and Myrtle Marlow who both died when Ruby was a small child. She was left in the care of her paternal grandparents and, later, to other relatives until, at the young age of 15, she married Cicero Thomas. From that union came three daughters: Geraldine, Patricia, and Betty Thomas. Several years after she and her first husband divorced, she married George Handy and blessed the family with daughter number four, Georgene ...

November 14, 2017 | | OBITS


H. Earl Brooks

Harvey Earl Brooks died peacefully in Modesto, California on November 5, 2017 at the age of 89.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Rosalyn Beauchamp

Rosalyn Beauchamp, 80, of Fairbanks, passed away, October 17, 2017, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, peacefully in her sleep following a very brief and unexpected battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Rosalyn Burton on June 20, 1937, in Bell, California and reared in Riverbank. She spent many years in Turlock before moving to Camino (Apple Hill) where she lived until she left California and moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2004 following the death of her husband of nearly 45 years. Over the years, Rosalyn enjoyed many trips to the Hawaiian Islands, which was her favorite vacation destination. She ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Joan House

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mom and family matriarch Joan House, on November 3, 2017. Joan was born in Turlock on November 4, 1936 to Bill and Vi Austin, oldest of 4 children. A lifelong resident of Turlock, she attended Central Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1954. She married Charles House, and together they raised their children in Turlock as well. Joan worked at California State University Stanislaus, where she was Supervisor of Admissions and Records Department for more than 30 years. In the late 1980's, Joan ...

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Thomas (Tom) William Porter

Thomas (Tom) William Porter died after a sudden illness on Thursday morning, November 2nd, 2017 at the age of 81 in Modesto. He was born in Trafton WA on March 30, 1936 to James and Iris Porter. He was a resident of Turlock and Hughson for the past 43 years, having also lived in Stockton, CA during the late 1960's and early 1970's.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Christopher Blake Ross-Davis

Christopher Davis was born in Santa Clara, CA. His father took him fishing at three months old, which may have influenced his love of the outdoors. When he was five years old the family moved to Hawaii for a year, where Chris attended kindergarten in Waikiki. Eventually the family moved to Turlock, where he attended grammar, middle, and high school. Summers were spent backpacking and at Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe, CA. He was a good skier and spent time in the winter skiing.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Nancy Linnea Bunch (Lynn)

Nancy went home to be with Jesus, her Savior, on October 24, 2017. Her life's journey ended in Vancouver, WA.

November 10, 2017 | | OBITS


Jerry Lee Waller

A Celebration of Life / Luncheon will be held on November 10, 2017 at 12:00PM at the Denair Community Center; 3850 N. Gratton Rd. Denair, CA.

November 07, 2017 | | OBITS


Donald Elmer Wickstrom

Donald Elmer Wickstrom passed away on Tuesday October 31, 2017. Born on the family farm in Hilmar to Elmer and Esther Wickstrom, Don grew up with his younger siblings Marvin, Doris, and Jerry. He helped his father with the farm work, his mechanical skills showing up in his early life. He graduated from Hilmar High School in 1943.

November 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Darol Wayne Carlson

Darol Wayne Carlson, age 90, went to heaven on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He passed away peacefully with his family by his side in his home in Los Angeles, CA.

November 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Steve Garcia Alves, Jr.

Steve Garcia Alves, Jr., 80 of Delhi, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at his home. Steve was born in Gustine to Steve and Dorothy Alves in 1936. He was married to Zeldina Alves in 1958 in Riverbank, California whom he met through a mutual friend.

November 03, 2017 | | OBITS


Pauline Margaret (Grubb) Johnson

Surrounded by family, Pauline Johnson, age 94, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2017 at home. Pauline was born to Fred and May Grubb on February 1, 1923 in Turlock, CA.

October 31, 2017 | | OBITS


Kay Francis Clark

Kay was a wonderful woman that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished. Our Mom and "Grammy" was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and a baker of buns like no other.

October 31, 2017 | | OBITS


Ramona Joy Butterworth

Ramona died peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of October 23, 2017. She was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 14, 1931 to Leon and Alice Beck. At a young age, she moved to Turlock, CA where she lived for the remainder of her life.

October 31, 2017 | | OBITS


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Richard Leroy Starn

Richard Starn passed away in Modesto February 10, 2018. He was 89. Richard was born and raised in Hughson, CA. While still in high school ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


James “Jim” Marion Turnbull

James "Jim" Marion Turnbull, 78 years, passed away peacefully at Community Hospice in Hughson, California on February 13th, 2018. Jim was surrounded by his family ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Wayne Nelson

Wayne Edwin Nelson, 92, of Sacramento, CA, passed away February 7, 2018. He was born May 27, 1925, to Clarence and Hazel Nelson in Herbst ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Geraldine “Gerry” Fay Shippee

Mrs. Geraldine "Gerry" Fay Shippee (Masterson) died peacefully with close friends by her side on February 9th in Turlock, California at the age of 93.

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


William Henry Selee

William "Bill" Henry Selee passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018 at the age of 80. Bill was born on August 26, 1937 in Canon ...

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


Robert K. Julien, M.D.

Bob Julien was born on November 12, 1924 and raised in Turlock. He attended the first Boy Scout Jamboree in 1937, which was held in ...

February 09, 2018 | | OBITS


Kenley Renee Montes

Kenley passed away at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital on January 25th due to Kearns-Sayre Syndrome, a mitochondrial disease that caused an energy crisis to ...

February 09, 2018 | | OBITS


James A Sanders

The Greatest Generation has lost another member with the passing of James A. Sanders.

February 09, 2018 | | OBITS


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