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Mary Elizabeth Thomas

Mary (Betty) Thomas, 89, of Turlock passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor. Betty was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to William and Edith Ryan, the youngest of their seven children. She went to school in Pennsylvania. After high school she worked in a defense plant in New Jersey during World War II. She later worked for General Motors. Mary met her future husband, Clarence (Tom) Thomas, while she was working in Pennsylvania and he was in the Army. They were married in 1959 and moved to Turlock California where they raised their family. Betty was active in the First United Methodist ...

March 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Lola Moore

Lola Moore, 77, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Lola was born in Torrance CA to Robert and Nadine Drennen. She grew up and attended school in the Los Angeles area. She later moved to Fresno where she met her future husband JM Moore who had just completed his tour of duty in the Army. They lived in the Los Angeles area before moving to the Central Valley in 1966. Lola was a homemaker who took great pride in her home and family. She enjoyed many hobbies. She taught herself to sew and through the years she made ...

March 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Theresa Rowan Simko

Theresa was born in San Francisco to Matthew and Alice Rowan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 50. Theresa graduated from Turlock High School in 1981 and UC Davis in 1985.

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Noel E. (Mel) Richard

Mel, 95, of Turlock has passed away. Mel was born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. He was a veteran of World War Two serving the Australian Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 88 of Turlock. Mel was an Author and an amazing poet.

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Howard Austin Drew

Howard was born in Long Beach, CA to Reginald and Judy Drew in 1970 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 43. He attended Turlock High School where he played football, wrestled and was on the honor roll. After school he joined the Marines where he served in Desert Storm. He was a talented carpenter and worked in the construction business for 20 years; he enjoyed building things with his hands just to show he could do it. Howard spent time traveling around the world as part of the Portuguese Bull Fighting Suicide Squad, for 16 years. He ...

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Dr. Leon L. Allen

Dr. Leon L. Allen passed away Saturday, March 15 in Jamestown California. He was the oldest son of Harry L. and Vivian M. Allen of Union, New Jersey. He was born in North Arlington, New Jersey April 9, 1926. He was a medic in the Army during WWII serving on the USS Milne Hospital ship. After honorable discharge in 1946 he attended Washington Missionary College and graduated a Math major. He attended Loma Linda University and graduated with a doctorate in medicine in 1954. He was married to his beloved wife Opal Johnson in 1953 they were married for 59 ...

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


HAL DAVID DILL

Hal David Dill, born in Turlock, Ca March 11, 1951. Hal lived in Siskiyu County since 1996 and passed over February 27, 2014 to join his mother and father Floy and Howard Dill and his nephew Stewart Hedstrom. He is survived by his wife Becky Dill, daughter Amy Dill, sister's Donna Hedstrom, Wanada Slaven and extended family and friends. Hal loved helping others. His passion was photography and playing his Native flutes. He worked in auto body as a body and paint man for 42 years. He always had a positive attitude and an infectious smile. He will be ...

March 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Rubie Louise Johnson

Turlock resident Rubie L. Johnson passed away Friday, March 7, in Hughson. She was born in Turlock, December 16, 1920 to August and Louisa Johnson, the youngest of four children. Rubie graduated from Turlock High School in 1939 and moved to San Francisco to live with her sister, Astrid Oliver. She loved San Francisco and stayed there most of her life, working as a secretary for Met Life Insurance for 38 years, before moving back to Turlock in 2005.

March 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Lin Hugh Griffith

Lin Hugh Griffith, a Turlock attorney whose career spanned five decades and included extensive community involvement, died at Hospice House in Hughson, CA on March 8, 2014 at the age of 90. The cause of death was heart and lung failure.

March 11, 2014 | | OBITS


David R. Posegate

David died Feb. 28, 2014 at age 66, after a prolonged illness. After his service in the Vietnam War, he went on to complete his Juris Doctor and an M.B.A. at Berkeley, California. He was a longtime resident of Phoenix, Arizona.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Oma F. Parker

Oma F. (McElhaney) Parker was born January 25, 1926 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She lived in Oklahoma until age 15 when her mother, Bonnie, father, Vol Wilson, and two brothers, Vol Gene "Bud" and Perry moved to California. The family moved around a lot before finally settling in Turlock in 1941. Oma attended Turlock High School for a time, and later worked for the Puccinelli and Hume canneries.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Gordon H. Bradbury

Gordon H. Bradbury, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto on March 6, 2014.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Jack M. Landmeier

Jack Landmeier passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at the age of 76. He is survived by his children: Lane and Marlene Landmeier, Keith and Diane Landmeier, 8 grandchildren and one great grandson. Jack retired from International Paper Co. in 1999, where he worked for 39 years. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 7 at Crossroads Church, 1360 N. Johnson Rd. Turlock, CA.

March 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Frances “Fran” Best Prusso

Fran was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and passed away peacefully, into the welcoming arms of her, heavenly father, at the age of 97 in Modesto, California.

March 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Mae Sughrue

Dorothy Mae Sughrue is now in the arms of her Savior after a brief struggle with cancer.

March 06, 2014 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


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Annette P. Mayer

Turlock resident Annette Pauline (Lodewyck) Mayer, 94, died April 15, 2014, at Brandel Manor Nursing Home where she lived for the past six years.

April 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Cheryl L. Perry

Cheryl was called home by the Lord 11:11AM on April 7, 2014. She passed peacefully away with her husband and family all around her at Alexander Cohen Hospice in Hughson.

April 17, 2014 | | OBITS


James Mello

Jim was born in Turlock, California on April 18, 1922 and passed away on April 16, 2014 at the age of 91. After graduating from Turlock High School he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served under General George S. Patton during World War II.

April 17, 2014 | | OBITS


Ron Enos

Ron "Ronnie" Enos passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 in his sleep at home after a short battle with cancer surrounded by those he loved. Ron and his wife Pam resided at "Enos Ranch" here in Mariposa for the past 12 years after moving from Oakdale where he lived for 26 years. He retired from Lawrence Livermore National Lab in 2001, as a Lab Assistant. Ron also operated Big Oak Stables for 17 years in Cull Canyon.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Naomi Geraldine Rust

Naomi Geraldine Rust, 89, of Turlock, died suddenly on April 6, 2014.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


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