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Ernest Samuel Cross III

Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Kenneth E. Falkenberg

Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmendale Fernandes

Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Greg Fairbairn

Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Austin Cowan

Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.

October 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Kirk Anthony James

Kirk James passed away after a short illness at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He grew up in Delhi, attended schools there and graduated from Livingston High School in 1976. Kirk worked for Norcal Nursery and for the last 2 ½ years worked for Wendell Trinkler Jr.

October 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Alice Maggard Andrews

Alice went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept 25, 2014. Alice attended the Neighborhood Church of Redding for 30 years and was an active member of Stephens Ministries. Alice lived a full and happy life; she enjoyed shopping, playing cards, QVC and dancing. She was an avid square dancer for many years. She had many wonderful friends.

October 10, 2014 | | OBITS


Maria Manuel Nunes

Maria M. Nunes, 77, of Turlock, passed away Wednesday, October 8. Also known as Mary, she was born September 23, 1937 to Francicso and Maria Freitas on the island of Terceira in the Azores. She married Jose "Joe" C. Nunes in 1956 and they immigrated to the United States in 1968 with their children, Alfred and George. Mary loved to sew and was an excellent seamstress. She made suits for her husband and sons. When she was able, she would be active in Sacred Heart Church and Our Lady of Assumption in Turlock, but she was most involved with family ...

October 09, 2014 | | OBITS


Joseph Anthony Linhares

Joseph "Joe" Linhares, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on Sunday at his home. He was born in Turlock to Antonio and Marie Linhares and spent his entire life here. He attended Tegner School, a one room schoolhouse, and in September of his senior year at Turlock High School he eloped to marry his high school sweetheart, Irma Commons.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Dean West

Dean West passed away at the age of 79. The youngest of six children, Dean grew up to believe in hard work. He was a good provider and was a very charitable and humble man. He was always reaching into his pocket to help others. In Dean's younger years he was very passionate about horses and had a love for animals throughout his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Malcom Chittock

Donald Malcom Chittock, 62, died at his Turlock home surrounded by loved ones. He succumbed to complication from an industrial accident which curtailed the last nine years of his life.

October 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Bruce Leon Wejmar

Bruce lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. He was born and raised in Turlock and attended Turlock schools and graduated from Turlock High School in 1965. An Army Veteran from 1966-1968, he served in Vietnam from 1967-1968. Bruce worked for International Paper/Evergreen for 42 years.

October 03, 2014 | | OBITS


Violet Marie Johnson Wellander

Violet Marie Johnson Wellander, 93, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, September 28th. Her last few hours here were graciously and peacefully spent at her beloved place of residence, Vintage Sonoma.

October 02, 2014 | | OBITS


Lila June Koop

Lila June Koop is survived by her children Marilyn Esau of Turlock, Harold Koop of Texas, Norma Ingram of New York, and Roger Koop of Turlock; brother Frank; sister Wilma; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Koop, sons John and James Koop, and one grandchild.

September 30, 2014 | | OBITS


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Laura B. Coombs

Laura passed away in Hilmar at the age of 94. Laura was born in Arnesen, Rocky Point, Minnesota to Bernard and Agnes Arnesen. She graduated from business college in Duluth, Minnesota and moved to San Francisco. Laura worked as a personal secretary to the President of Garnett Young & Co. After marrying her Navy husband Arthur, they lived in Oakland for 12 years, then moved to Livermore where Arthur worked.

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Robert Melvin Caires

Robert M. Caires peacefully passed away quietly at Paramount Senior Living in Turlock at the age of 84. Born July 19, 1930 in Oakland, Bob served 4 years in the US Naval Reserve from 1948 – 1952, during the Korean War. After an honorable discharge, he attended business colleges, Foothill and San Jose State Colleges. He joined the Internal Revenue Service as an agent in 1960 where he worked for 36 years until retiring. Bob was a member of the National Treasury Employee's Union, the Rosicrucian Order AMORC, Fraternal Order of Eagles, California Notary Association, L.A., YMCA, Mountain View ...

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


John Gibson

John's life journey ended at home on Wednesday, December 17,2014 at 8:18p.m. He began a new life with those that preceded him in death; his beloved wife Imogene; daughter Brenda and his brother Paul.

December 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Lawrence “Carl” S. Carlton

Lawrence Sylvester Carlton entered his heavenly home after a 7-month battle with cancer.

December 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Joel Allen Burnett

Joel Allen Burnett passed away Thursday after a long illness. One of five children and born in Turlock, CA to John and Joan Burnett, Joel lived his entire life in the Central Valley. Joel started his career off as a carpenter in the construction trade. He was a strong individual with a fun-loving nature. Joel would give anyone the shirt off his back even if it was his last shirt. He helped many people through the lowest points in their lives. He was a good friend to all and a wonderful uncle and grand-uncle. Joel enjoyed riding his bike and ...

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lonnie Joseph Brunson

Lon Brunson was not so much a man of great faith…. as he was a man of faith in a GREAT GOD! He was ushered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2014 and is remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and a humble servant of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Arlene Annie Huber

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband Virgil Huber. Arlene is survived by her children: George Huber, Gloria McCormick, Linda Stopher, William Huber, Robert Huber, Mary Vieira; and 19 grandchildren. She has one surviving sibling, Kenneth Troutman, whom she loved dearly.

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Anne Shaw

Anne Shaw, 80, of Turlock, CA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Born in Oronogo, Missouri August 27, 1934 to Carroll and Maude Weathers, she spent much of her childhood in Bisbee Arizona before her family moved to Los Angeles following the death of her father. There, She graduated from Manual Arts High School, and attended college at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, where she began dating Donald Shaw. They married in 1955, and settled in Turlock in 1962 after Donald had completed his Masters at UCLA .

December 16, 2014 | | OBITS


Lucille Joyce Wells (nee Schoonhoven)

Lucille Joyce Wells died December 7, 2014, at Brandel Manor in Turlock. Joyce, as she was known to her family and friends, was born February 4, 1933, to Henry and Marie Schoonhoven (nee Hoogeveen) in Steen, MN. At the age of 9, she moved with her family to Ripon, CA, graduating from Ripon High School, to begin work as a secretary and later an office manager for various locally owned companies.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


Jessie Faye Bertholf

Jessie Bertholf, 89, of Turlock, died peacefully on December 6, 2014 at Paramount Court Senior Living where she resided for the past 3+ years.

December 12, 2014 | | OBITS


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