Martin M. Escareno, 78, of Turlock, passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He is survived by his wife Genoveva Aguilera Escareno; children Maria and Jose Escareno; brother Juan Escareno and grandchild Diego Martin Arellano. Martin is preceded in death by his siblings Antonia Escareno, Pedro Escareno and Alejandro Torres.
Mary Elizabeth Benjamin, 78, of Turlock, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Genevieve "Gen" Alldrin of Lake Don Pedro, two sons Melford (Joyce) Alldrin of Avery, CA and Gordon (Connie) Alldrin of Turlock, sister Geraldine Anderson of Ripon, CA, brother Chuck (Peggy) Alldrin of Chico, CA, five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by three siblings, Eleanor Ahlgren, Stanley Alldrin, and Doris Turnquist.
Tharold was born in Bixby, Oklahoma to Pierce and Hester Dill in 1918 and passed into his loving Father's arms surrounded by his loving family at the age of 96 in Turlock. He attended Bixby High School before moving to Casa Grande, AZ where he met Elaine Darr and they married in1938. Tharold worked as a plumber in Arizona before they settled in Turlock in 1951and he became a farmer until his retirement. After retirement he opened Dill's Statuary on Lander in Turlock. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling by R.V. but most importantly he loved his family. Tharold ...
Charles is survived by Dean, his loving wife of soon to be 59 years; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Debbie; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Brion; five grandchildren and their spouses; six great-grandchildren, with three on the way; brother, Fred; sisters, Georgia and Doris; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert was born in Riverside, CA to Bobby and Patricia Herrington in 1959 and passed away at the age of 54 in Modesto, CA. Robby graduated from Denair High School in 1978 where he participated in football, track, and wrestling. Robby loved country music and attending rodeos; he always dreamed of becoming a bull rider. Robby was known for being a caring person who loved everybody.
Betty Lou Reeser went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 23, 2014. She was born July 2, 1931 to Forest and Ethel Wampler in Missouri, one of four children.
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.
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.
Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.
Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.
Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.
William "Bill" Hartzell passed away peacefully on September 5th in Hughson, California. He is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is gone from our sight but forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Bill Ball (Paula) of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Hatcher, (Steve) of Turlock, California, Dan Hartzell, (Noreen) of Turlock, California, Dave Hartzell (Lynn) of Tracy, California and Teresa Miller (Mark) of Medford, Oregon. There are also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are true blessings to him ...
Claudia was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father and three siblings: Sophia Alexi of Turlock, Robert Brimoanbi of Hawaii, and Albert Brimoanbi of Turlock.
Ila passed away peacefully in Turlock at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her husband William Versol Crow. She is survived by her three children, Sandy Snelling of Turlock, Judy Forrette (Gary) of San Mateo, and Gary Crow (Donna) of Cahone, Colorado. She was grandmother to nine, great-grandmother to 15, and great-great-grandmother to six. She is also survived by her sister Muriel Hartsell of Sonora, her sister-in-law OnaLou Lovelady Carter of Modesto, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Everett Beasley of Ceres CA passed away peacefully at Elness Convalesent Hospital in Turlock on September 7, 2014 at the age of 96. Born on July 11, 1918 in Rogersville, Missouri, Everett was the only child of Ernest and Eva Beasley.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm at Allen Mortuary with the Rosary to follow at 8pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.
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