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Carmen B. Estrada

Carmen B. Estrada was born into life June 28, 1932 in Fresno. She was the loving wife of John Estrada and is survived by eight children, 27 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
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December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


William Stanley Miller

On Nov. 30, 2010, William "Stan" Stanley Miller passed away in Turlock. He was just three months shy of his 90th birthday.
Stan was born in Escalon and proud of his Swedish and Lutheran heritage. He grew up in the San Jose area, attending San Jose and Campbell High Schools. Stan served in the National Guard for a period of six years, and saw combat in three major campaigns of World War II in the Pacific. Stan was actually on the beach in the Philippines when he witnessed General Mac Arthur's triumphant return in person. He left the military ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Patrick Alan Patterson

Patrick Patterson, 37, of Modesto passed away unexpectedly at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Thanksgiving Day. Patrick was born in Modesto and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from San Lorenzo High School in Hayward and studied Journalism at Cal State Hayward. Patrick was well known in the area as a sports writer for the San Francisco Examiner and as a blogger for the Oakland Raiders. His family knew him as a generous, loving man. He will be greatly missed.
Patrick is survived by his father, Michael (Sheila) Patterson of Oklahoma; mother, Patricia (Henry) Rodriguez of Modesto ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Ercil Earl Strong

Our beloved husband, father, brother, fishing buddy and storyteller, Ercil Strong, who was born in Ava, Mo. on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center.
He served in two branches of the military - the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He was a combat medic in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, Calif. as ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Richard Repke

Jerry Richard Repke, 56, of Sonora entered eternal life on Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center after battling a cancerous brain tumor. He was born in Superior, Wis. to Ronald and Norma Mae Repke. He moved to California in 1956 after the death of his father, Ronald Repke. Jerry loved the outdoors - camping, fishing, and gold panning. He especially liked sitting by the campfire.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Repke; brother, Ronald Repke Jr.; and sisters, Charlotte Woods and Linda Thoorsell. He is survived by his mother, Norma Klaschus; step-father, Irvin Klaschus; brothers, Daniel Repke and ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Josephine Clement

Josephine Clement, 85, of Turlock was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Los Angeles and passed away on Dec. 6, 2010, in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by Nance J. Clement of Turlock; son, Joseph Clement of Turlock; grandchildren, Jennifer Clement of Colorado, Kristy Pain of Modesto and Angelina Steel of Modesto; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Rosary ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then recently St. Thomas Catholic. Her interests included drawing and ballroom dancing.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira; and nieces, Julia Miles and Carrie Richards. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Maximiana Valdez Garcia

Visitation will start today at 8 a.m. for Maximiana Valdez Garcia, with a funeral Rosary to follow at 3 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary located at 247 N. Broadway, Turlock. Interment will take place in Jardin de la Esperanza, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
She is survived by her four children, Juana Valdez-Garcia, Eloiza Zazueta, Maria P. Carbollo and Jesus Francesco Valdez; four siblings; and 22 grandchildren.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Melville Andre Christiansen

Melville Andre Christiansen, 88, passed away Dec. 5, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (1995), devoted father of Pamela Christiansen-Colon, loving grandfather of Olivia Wetherbee and Vincent (Brodi) Wetherbee, cherished great grandfather of Wyatt and Evangeline Wetherbee, and fond uncle and great uncle. He was also a proud WW II Army veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, CA 95841. Interment will be private.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Otheo “LeRoy” Choat

LeRoy Choat, 62, of Turlock passed away at home with his family at his side on Friday, Dec. 3. He was born in Geary, Okla. to Otheo and Lula Choat in 1947. LeRoy lived in Linden, Tenn. and Turlock throughout his life. He was a master mechanic and at the end of his career he owned Tom's Creek Boat Motor Repair in Tennessee. He enjoyed gold panning and was an outdoorsman. He was a master at making moonshine.
LeRoy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula Choat; children, Otheo LeRoy Choat, Jr. of Washington, Karen Sue Navaro ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Floyd David Anderson

Floyd David Anderson, 78, of Ceres was born May 13, 1932, in Wagoner, Okla. and passed away Nov. 29, 2010, in Castro Valley.
He was a millwright worker for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Anderson of Ceres; son, Floyd David Anderson of Ceres; daughters, Deborah Lynn Lea of Arkansas and Carol Lynn Waldon of Ceres; sisters, Wanda Louise Emslie of Modesto and Carol Gatland of Texas; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2309 Lavon Lane, Ceres. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


John Wesley Richie

John Richie, 46, of Modesto passed away at his home on Friday. He was born in Modesto to Billy and Joy Richie. He grew up in the Modesto area and completed his high school education at Elliott Adult High School. He worked for 10 years as a handyman. He had lots of friends and was known for his sense of humor.
He is survived by his mother, Joy Russell; siblings, Lori Long and Billy Joe Richie Jr.; children, Tasha Richie of Modesto, Adam Brasil of Modesto, Katherine Grismore of Fremont and Heather Solis of Fresno; and five grandchildren.
Memorials for ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Darryl W. Hockenberry

Husband, father, grandfather, friend, Coach. At 6'6", a gentle giant of a man with an even bigger heart, Darryl, 63, slid headfirst and arms outreached into the presence of his loving God late in the evening on Nov. 23. "Coach Darryl" was born February 23, 1947 in Lynwood, California. He was the younger of two sons born to Odie L. and Evelyn R. (Dale) Hockenberry. (All three preceded him in death.) Darryl grew up in Hawthorne, California, eventually moving to the Turlock/Denair area, and, in 1991 to Silverton, Oregon. A resident of Scotts Mills, Oregon since 1998, Darryl ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” George Chance

Bob Chance, 86, of Denair passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a Plane Captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Francisco Palafox (photo)

Francisco Palafox, 89, of Patterson died Nov. 30 in Modesto. He was born in 1921 in Gabriel Lopez Zacatecas, Mexico.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


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William “Bill” Hartzell

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 ...

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Claudia Brimoanbi

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.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Ila (Hawley) Crow

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.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Everett Beasley

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.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Maria Elena Flores-Corrales, age 47, Julia Argandar-Cruz, age 20, Brian Flores, age 4

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.

September 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Margaret Vasconcellos

Margaret Vasconcellos, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Turlock on September 1st.

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Gus Coutrakis

Gus Coutrakis, 75, entered into rest August 31, 2014 at his self constructed hillside home near Lake Don Pedro. His beloved wife and best friend of 30 years, Vicki (Seagraves) Coutrakis was embracing him as he left his finger prints on our world. Also by his side, his devoted dog of 12 years Tula, who protected him, followed him and unbelievably understood him when others had no idea what he was saying…..

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Hilda Rose Ventura

Hilda Ventura, age 79, passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born in Modesto to Frank and Rose Oliveira and lived most of her life in Turlock. She was married to her husband Louie Ventura for 60 years. Hilda worked for American Thread Company for 20 years until they closed. She retired from Emanuel Medical Center as a cook. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed cross stitching as well as taking family outings to Black Oak Casino. Hilda and her husband, Louie, loved camping with their friends Lorene and Howard ...

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Kenneth T. Sanders

Cmdr. Kenneth T. Sanders (1919-2014), pilot US Navy (retired), passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014 in Pensacola, FL. He was born in San Francisco as a 5th generation Californian whose family had migrated to CA in the late 1770's as part of the first overland expedition to the small hamlet of San Diego commanded by Juan Bautista de Anza travelling across the desert from Mission San Javier near Tuscon.

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Dennis Lee Lewallen

In loving memory of Dennis Lee Lewallen, 71 years of age. He served in the US Army from 1965-69, in the 7th infantry division during the Vietnam war and was awarded a Marksmanship medal. He was a truck driver for over 54 years and earned the California Truck Driver of the Year award for over 3 million miles accident free. He was currently working for G&G Trucking in Turlock; he loved his job. Dennis never knew a stranger and everyone that met him loved him. His personality accompanied by his smile was a blessing to everyone. He loved hunting ...

September 09, 2014 | | OBITS


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