Juanita Mutschler, 92, of Turlock, passed away at Covenant Village Care Center. Juanita was born in Elk City, Oklahoma to Clyde and Dosha Wheeler and attended a one room school in Canute, OK. In November of 1938 she married the love of her life, Lewis Mutschler, who preceded her in death in 1990 after 52 years of marriage. They lived in San Jose, CA, moved to Rudy, Arkansas, and finally settled in Turlock in 1982. Juanita was also preceded in death by three siblings: Loyd Wheeler, Violet Stinson, and Joy Wheeler.
Soledad Garcia, 78 passed away on November 12, 2011 after a lengthy illness at Emanuel Medical Center, with family by her side.
Eugene "Gener" Turner, 79 of Keyes, passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on Friday, November 11th. Eugene was born in Oklahoma to Charles and Frances Walker, and moved to California in 1941, settling in Stanislaus County. Gener has been a faithful member of the Keyes Assembly of God for many years, where she attended with her daughter Jeanette and friends. She was a wonderful, kind, giving and loving mother and friend. She enjoyed crocheting and making things for others.
Long-time Turlock resident and building contractor John Rankin Wallace passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of October 26. Known as "Rankin," he built many homes in the "Bettencourt Estates", "La Mesa Park" and "Peacock Estates" sections of Turlock.
Maria Custodia Maciel, 104 of Turlock, California entered into eternal rest on November 9, 2011 on what would have been the day of her 81st wedding anniversary to her beloved husband, Adao. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adao Maciel and a daughter. She is survived by her daughter Rosa Matos and son-in-law Manuel Matos, son Manuel Maciel and daughter-in-law Maria DeJesus Maciel, son Antonio Maciel and daughter-in-law Berta Maciel, daughter Fatima Bettencourt and son-in-law Manuel Bettencourt, son Jose Maciel and daughter-in-law Teresa Maciel, daughter Rita Vieira and son-in-law Antonio Vieira, daughter Palmira Alves and son-in-law Lizuarte Alves ...
Larry B. Peterson born April 1927 of Hilmar, California passed away Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Amy Peterson of Hilmar. He attended Hilmar Schools, graduating in 1945 from Hilmar High School. After High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served 2 years in the Phillippines. At the end of his service duties, he returned to Hilmar and started working with his father in the dairy business which he continued to do along with farming almonds until his death. He married Marilyn Hughes in 1948, his wife of 63 years. He ...
Marion Arndt Golden died on Sunday, November 6th at the age of 92. She and her husband Jim, who preceded her in death in February 2011, were longtime residents of Oakdale and Turlock California.
Richard William Lopes was born in Hilmar, California to John and Virginia Lopes on May, 19, 1942. He lived there until he enlisted in the US Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Forgnone, and they lived in Long Beach while he served. They had two daughters, Leann and Laurie, and they set up their home in Turlock for the next forty years. Richard lost his beloved Carolyn to illness and married Linda Murphy in 2008 where he gained two more children, Lori and Michael.
Elsie was born in Crows Landing California on March 27, 1918, and passed quietly in her sleep early on the morning of November 2, 2011. She graduated from Orestimba High School in 1936 and soon after moved to San Francisco to attend nursing school. While in nursing school she met the love of her life, Phil Davis, and they were married in 1940. Like many woman who were part of that greatest American generation, Elsie had to sacrifice much at home while her new husband was at war in the Pacific. In 1945 Phil and Elsie moved to Turlock, where ...
Dara Doyle-Selby, 50, of Turlock, passed away suddenly and tragically at Emanuel Medical Center. Dara was born to Gary and Rethia Doyle in Trona, California. She moved to Empire at age 3 and she graduated from Beyer High School in 1979. She attended MJC and graduated from Cal. State Stanislaus with a Bachelors' Degree in '83 and added a teaching credential in 1984. Her first teaching position was at Avenal High School. For the last 22 years Dara has taught Physical Education at Chatom Elementary School.
James Frayer passed away on October 25, 2011, after a lengthy illness.
Marilyn Davenport passed away peacefully in Turlock on July 31st after a brave battle with lung disease. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, then moved to California in 1950 upon marrying Henry Morrett and earning her nursing degree. She worked in hospitals for 19 years and another 10 years as an aerospace industry nurse in southern California. She highly valued her work as an ER nursing supervisor and enjoyed the variety of patients she served. She raised her two beloved sons, Hal and Bryan, mostly as a single mother, following the premature death of Henry in 1961. In ...
Julia was born in Chicago, IL to Samuel and Nanajon Yohannan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 85. She settled in Turlock at the age of fifteen and graduated from Turlock High School. In 1957 she married Brad Sleeper and they shared 57 years of marriage. Julia was passionate about her Assyrian community and actively involved in and treasurer for the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock. One of her favorite activities was playing "Takhta", backgammon. She also loved to read and play bridge.
Pennie was born on October 21, 1954 in Grangeville, Idaho to Everett and Emily (Billie) Ralston. She was one of six children. She fought a brave battle against cancer and went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was 59 years old.
Evelyn was born and raised on a dairy ranch in Stevinson, CA and passed away at the age of 97 in Encino, California. She graduated from Hilmar High School and settled in Turlock where she lived for over 60 years. Evelyn worked for Haucks Drug Store and was a secretary for Dr. Moline's office for several years.
Dorothy Wire Ross was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6, 2014 just weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Dorothy was born in Chino, CA to Charles and Jo (Passmore) Wire. She attended high school in Chino and Chaffey College in Ontario before marrying Harlon Clyde Ross in 1932. Together they worked hard farming in the Pomona and Etiwanda areas before settling in Turlock in 1963. She helped feed chickens, clean eggs, smudge citrus, bottle feed calves and any other work that needed to be done on the ranch and in the home ...
Edward was born in Turlock where he lived all his life. He graduated from Turlock High School and drove truck for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and getting together with friends. He loved his daughters and one grandson dearly.
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