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Elizabeth “Biffy” Mancha

Elizabeth "Biffy" Annette Mancha, 46, passed away the night of January 9 at the scene of a tragic vehicle hit and run accident, in Turlock, while walking her dog, Dolly, with her partner, David McThorn. David and Dolly were also hit and injured.

February 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Hazel Ruth Cook

Hazel Cook, 87, of Turlock, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Hazel was born in Haskell TX to William and Susie Atchison. She graduated from high school in Texas before moving to California in 1946. She married Lawrence Cook in January of 1945 in Oakland CA. Her husband was in the Navy and Hazel was the homemaker and Mom for their three children. She also worked for the Turlock Journal in the advertising department for 17 years. Hazel loved her family. She liked to bake and cook; she enjoyed reading, gardening, and playing softball. She and Lawrence escaped to ...

February 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Gloria Julia Kearney

Gloria Julia Kearney, 92, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

February 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Bonnie Lee Alexander

A native of Pennsylvania, Bonnie came to California at the age of 8 and lived in Downey, CA. She settled in Turlock 59 years ago.

February 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Frances Maley "Grandma Great"

Frances Maley, 103, of Turlock, California entered into rest on Wednesday, December 14, 2013. Frances was born on September 20th 1910 in New Jersey. Frances was one of the first females to graduate from UCLA in 1930, She went on to teach Elementary School for over 20 years taking a leave of absence to raise her 3 children: John Andrew, Betty McCoy and Mary Corn, and in order to run the family business. After retirement, Frances was a dedicated philanthropist filling all her spare time volunteering for several local organizations. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church ...

February 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Julian Joseph "Joe" Mabalcon

Joe was born in Turlock to Julian and Cleo Mabalcon in 1950 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 64. Joe attended Schendel and El Capitan Grade Schools and graduated from Livingston High School. After graduating, he joined the US Army and then settled in Delhi with his brothers and sister. He loved to hang out with his family, BBQ, playing cards and the guitar. Joe enjoyed reading his bible and was a big history buff. In 1984, he got married and had a daughter Juel and they lived in Stevinson for over 18 years.

February 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Chandra Lauriana Barnard

Chandra "Lulu" Lauriana Barnard of Turlock, California, passed away on January 28, 2014 in a tragic vehicle accident. She was born on March 10, 1984 to Marcus and Tammie Brumlow in Modesto, California. Chandra graduated from Oakdale High School in 2002. After graduating, she worked for the Design House in Oakdale as a designer. She also worked as a security guard. She married Michael Barnard in 2001 and became a widow in 2006 after having her two daughters. She later had her son with Jason Smith. She was a first-place model for Hawaiian Tropics. She was a black belt in ...

February 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Virginia Parker

Virginia Parker, of Turlock, passed into God's loving arms on January 26, 2014 in Hughson, CA. She was born in Cass homestead, Oklahoma to Snowden and Bertha Robinson on May 8, 1924. She was a lifelong resident of central California. She retired from Memorial Hospital in Modesto after working there for 25 years. She was a member of the Turlock Free Will Baptist church and enjoyed meeting weekly at the church to create hand sewn quilts. Together with the other ladies in the group, they made some of the best quilts in the area. She also enjoyed canning, gardening ...

February 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Rubie Marie Stewart

Rubie passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Emanuel Hospital.

February 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Virginia Parker

Virginia Parker, of Turlock, passed into God's loving arms on January 26, 2014 in Hughson, CA. She was born in Cass homestead, Oklahoma to Snowden and Bertha Robinson on May 8, 1924. She was a lifelong resident of central California. She retired from Memorial Hospital in Modesto after working there for 25 years. She was a member of the Turlock Free Will Baptist church and enjoyed meeting weekly at the church to create hand sewn quilts. Together with the other ladies in the group, they made some of the best quilts in the area. She also enjoyed canning, gardening ...

February 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Bruce Burch Runner

Born to Bert and Eunice (Burch) Runner in 1923 in Spokane, WA, he was the fifth of their twelve children. His family left Spokane in 1930 to pursue farming in Maryland before moving to Delhi in 1931. He attended The Great Northern Grammar School in Spokane, and graduated from Turlock High School in 1941.

January 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Kathleen Norma Browne

Kathy went into rest at Turlock Nursing&Rehab Center where she was a resident at. She was born to Irvy and LeVada Charles in LaGrange, Indiana in the same home her mother was born in. Her brother Harold and a sister Helen preceded her in death. Kathy is survived by her sister Nedra (Roger) Scheets of Michigan. Also surviving are her Children,Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren.

January 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Albert N. Badal

Long time Modesto resident, Albert Neewya Badal, passed away Sunday, January 19, at the age of 84.

January 31, 2014 | | OBITS


THOMAS WILLIAM KAPPELER

Thomas "Tom" Kappeler, 78, of Turlock, was born in San Francisco to William and Rose Kappeler. He died at home on Monday.

January 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Joy L. Adams

DeleteJoy L. Adams was born in Taft, California. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Arthur Adams. She leaves her sister Patty Lou Jones and brother-in-law Richard Jones, of Tucson, Arizona. Joy also leaves behind several beloved nieces and beloved nephew, Gary Adams. Joy's friends enriched her life and were always available to help. She thanks them all.

January 31, 2014 | | OBITS


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Ron Enos

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.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Naomi Geraldine Rust

Naomi Geraldine Rust, 89, of Turlock, died suddenly on April 6, 2014.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Ralph Meza, Jr.

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 ...

April 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Rose Margaret Martin

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Nova Davis

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Sandra Joyce Marie Winter-Harless “Sandy”

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Hildur Marie Carlson

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Delbert “Del” Lee Brown

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Walter Moline

Donald was born to Walter and Ruth Moline on May 29, 1923 in Turlock, California.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


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