Luis Alberto Belo, 53, of Half Moon Bay passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Half Moon Bay.
Charles Laskey, 87, of Modesto was born in Lowell, Mass. to William and Beulah Laskey. He passed away at Pacifica Senior Living in Modesto. He will be remembered in this area as a long time math teacher at Ceres High School. He also worked for many years as a volunteer at Memorial Hospital. Charles enjoyed playing tennis and bridge. He also served our country in the Army during World War II.
Vivian Raineri, 86, of Modesto, passed away at Hy-Lond Convalescent Hospital in Modesto. She was born in Roseburg, Ore. to Henry and Muriel McGuckin. The family moved to Napa, where Vivian completed her schooling and began her career as a journalist and author. She wrote for the Bay Area Bureau of the Peoples' World Newspaper. She was politically astute and active with the Women for Peace in Berkeley, where she lived most of her life. Vivian authored the book "The Red Angel," a biography of Elaine Yoneda, a lady who served time in an internment camp during World War II.
Violet Lynn, 82, of Turlock was born in Denair to John and Evelena Baptista. She was a lifelong resident of the Turlock area. She is survived by her daughter, Cathee Lynn of Turlock.
John Damiano, 64, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26 in Fresno.
Sherrill Evonne Lubbers, 70, of Modesto passed away on Dec. 21.
She was born in Medford, Ore. and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1958. She worked in data entry for 12 years and enjoyed crafts, art and crocheting.
Leslie Johnson, 93, of Turlock died peacefully at home with devoted family by his side. Leslie was born in Newman Grove, Neb. to the late Oscar and Fairy Johnson. He graduated from Newman Grove High School and worked on the family farm before moving to Turlock. Leslie worked in various farming positions until his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served as a sergeant in four campaigns in the Pacific during World War II until his return in 1945. Upon returning to Turlock, he worked for Hartvickson's Poultry Transportation and then met the love of his ...
Alex Schwendig slipped into the presence of his loving heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 20 at the Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock. He was born on Dec. 26, 1934 in Berlin, Germany. He came to America with his family in 1945, finally settling in San Francisco, where he graduated from Poly High School and the University of San Francisco. He never forgot those people who did so much for him during the years he was integrating into American culture. He was quick to help others whom God brought to his attention.
Bonnie Jo Arnold passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Bonnie Jo met and married her high school sweet heart, Phillip Arnold, in 1966. They had two sons who preceded her in death, Robert Arnold, who passed away in 2004, and Phillip Arnold, who passed away in 2006. Bonnie Jo was a rescuer of animals, and was a sweet and kind woman who everybody liked. Bonnie Jo leaves behind her husband Phillip; daughter, Julie Robertson; granddaughters, Sydney Arnold, Marci Robertson and Jodi Skaggs; and grandson, Timothy Robertson.
Helen Marie Sackerson, 93, of Turlock passed away on Dec. 15, 2010.
Maria Olga Jimenez, 57, of Turlock passed away on Dec. 24.
Mark Richesin, 50, of Lake Don Pedro passed away at Mercy Hospital in Merced.
Mark is survived by his wife, Sandy Richesin of Lake Don Pedro; sons, Mark Richesin II of Modesto, Craig Maines of Ceres, Jeremy (Jennifer) Maines of North Pole, Alaska and Benny (Brittney) Maines of Turlock; four grandchildren; and his parents, Carl and Carol Richesin.
Dorothy L. Hammond, 91, passed away at Paramount Court in Turlock. She was the third of four children born in Archer County, TX, to Myla and John Mark Towles. Her siblings were older brother Raymond, who died while piloting a plane during WWII, older sister Rena, now deceased, and younger sister Marklene, who died as a child.