Hedwig "Hedy" Marie Bucher ~ 91, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday. Hedy was born in Switzerland to Plazi and Maria Giger-Marbach. After completing high school, Hedy put herself through business school, becoming a very successful in her career path. At 40, Hedy's life took a dramatic change; newly married to Hans Bucher, she traded in her big city life in Switzerland for life on a farm in Hilmar, California. Two years later they welcomed the birth of their daughter.
Lifelong Ballico resident, Don Ferrari passed away on October 11, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House with family at his side. Donald, 84, was born and raised in the small community of Ballico where he later raised his own family. His father, Louie Ferrari, a native of Southern Switzerland settled in Ballico in 1921.
Elton Euclid Sawyer died Sunday, October 14th one day after his 96th birthday, peacefully at home. He was born to Curtis and Edna Sawyer in Norfolk, Virginia and led a full, active and zestful life until the very end. Elton was a police officer for the City of Los Angeles for 26 years. Upon retirement from LAPD, Elton and his wife Ulla Vivan (Vickie) had the opportunity to travel the high seas as staff for many cruise lines. Vickie entertained passengers with singing and arts and crafts while Elton repaired luggage and danced with the widows. They cruised throughout the ...
Dorothy Audas, 82, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Arkansas. She was one of six children born to George and Lillie Smith. The family moved to Gilroy, California in 1937 looking for a better life working with the WPA. Later they moved to Emeryville, Waterford, and then settled in Hughson. Dorothy worked for several years in the production of Mother's Cookies. Later she and her husband owned an optical shop in Hilmar. Dorothy was a beautiful person with a heart for God and for people around her.
Don Overland, 83, of Castroville, CA, passed away at his home after an extended illness. Don was born in Yakima, WA to Nels and Agnes (Sveen) Overland. He attended schools in Washington including Seattle Pacific College in Seattle before joining the Navy. In 1951 Don married the love of his life, Della "Jeanne" Edgerton in Cupertino, CA. He served 9 years in the Navy and 12 years in the Air Force. After completing 20 years in the military he retired from the Air Force and moved to California. He worked 14 years at the Turlock Post Office. Don and Jeanne ...
Lloyd "Don" Ballard, 85 of Turlock, California, passed away on September 6, 2012 due to a long illness. Don was born on January 25, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In January of 1945, he left school during his senior year to serve his country in World War II as a Navy Seaman First Class. After his service ended Don returned to Turlock High School and graduated with the class of 1947.
Margaret Eleanor Johnson, 93, of Turlock, died at Covenant Village Care Center. She was born in Turlock to Carl and Nimie Danielson. Margaret married Stanley Clifford Johnson. They were married 64 years before his passing in 2008. She is survived by two children: Patricia (Ronald) Mathews of Dinuba, CA and Jerry (Sally) Johnson of Yuba City, CA, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In loving memory of Olivia Louise Bell Valentine, who went to be with God on August 28, 2012. Olivia was born September 26, 1991 at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock, California. Olivia attended Crane pre-school, Crowell Elementary School, Turlock, Jr. High School, and graduated from John H. Pitman High School class 2009.