Ann Bakus was born on June 23, 1931 in Baghdad, Iraq to Henry and Ashkhen George. She passed into God's presence on July 9, 2016. She came to America as a Christian immigrant in her teen years, graduated from Turlock High School and attended Modesto Junior College. She obtained her citizenship and was very proud to be an American. She married Ephraim Bakus in Turlock, CA on August 23, 1959 and had three children, Robert Bakus of Turlock, CA, Susan Bakus of Ceres, CA, and Karen Meade of Turlock, CA.
Helen Marie Adams was born on April 29, 1917 in the small Indiana town of Quincy, to Chesley and Hazel Summers. She passed peacefully into God's presence on July 4, 2016. She married Paul Adams on September 13, 1936 in Spencer, Indiana. The family lived in Indiana, moved to Lima; Ohio in the early 50's and then moved to Turlock, CA in 1958. She had four children: Larry (Sue) of Lima, Ohio, Karen, Douglas (Camille) and Rick (Sandy) both of Turlock, CA.
Shirley was born to Otto and Dorothy Johnson July 15, 1935 at Escanaba Michigan and left our world on July 2, 2016 at Turlock CA. Shirley came to Hilmar in 1952 where she has reside since. December 20, 1952 she married the love of her life Eric Nelson (deceased) from Hilmar. Soon after their marriage Eric left for the Korean War, after his return they had 4 children. Survivors include sister-in-law Diana Whitener of Tennessee, Kathryn (Kevin) James of Bakersfield CA, Barbara Reed of Hilmar CA, Eric P. Nelson Monterey CA, and Gloria (Morrie) London of Twain Harte CA.
Carol L. Dutra, 82, of Denair, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Carol was born February of 1934 in Minneapolis to William and Esther Prehm and lived in Washington before settling in Hilmar, CA. She met Elmer Dutra at a Portuguese Festa dance and they were married in September of 1951 in Carson City, Nevada. The couple lived in Turlock when their three children were born.
Ruth Louise Hamstad, 95, of Turlock, went to her Heavenly home on June 20, 2016 at Covenant Village in Turlock. Ruth was married to Norman Hamstad on February 1, 1941 in Turlock who preceded her in death in 2006.
Bill Walters, 79, of Turlock, was born in Modesto to William E. and Virginia (Bostrom) Walters. He graduated from Turlock High in 1954 and soon after went to work for Patton Music Co., later managing the Lake Tahoe branch. Upon returning to Turlock he became owner-operator of Central Valley Music, as well as Staley's Club for 23 years until his retirement. He was a member of Denair Lions Club.
Crystal lost her battle with brain cancer. She was born in Oregon and moved to California 20 years ago. She was the first person in her family to earn a Bachelor's Degree and then went onto earning a Master's Degree in History, the subject she loved. She will be missed by many. Please join the family for a Celebration of Life at Turlock Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. on Thurs. June 23, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.
Jeriel Blaylock passed away at Hylond Healthcare in Modesto, CA after a long illness. While in the Navy he served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in Vietnam from 1965-1969. After his discharge, Jeriel spent the next 25 years working for Stover Masonry and Emerald Construction Inc. until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He was preceded in death by his parents Greer and Gladys Blaylock, brothers Darrel Eugene and James Blaylock, his grandparents Hugh and Margaret Howard, Frank and Rose Blaylock, stepmother Irene Blaylock and stepsister Melva Hillas. Jeriel leaves behind his sisters; Margaret Parker of Hughson CA, Sharon (Richard ...
After 93 years, Kathleen "Mae" Landess passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 27, 2016. She has left behind two loving and devoted daughters, Kathy and Cindy, and four grandchildren, Mike, Kyle, Katie and Christie. Born in Bison, Kansas on May 2, 1923 to Philip and Magdalena Kaiser, Mae lived the most modern of lives. She attended business school which led to a career as a legal secretary in Denver, Colorado. She traveled the United States and Europe with her Air Force husband, Colonel Malcolm "Mac" Landess, before retiring to Modesto, California. The most consummate of Air Force wives ...
Larry was born in Arizona, and lived in multiple cities in California as well as Colorado before settling in the Turlock area. He retired from Swanson Farms after 25 plus years. He enjoyed maintaining a small personal farm for many years in Stevenson, CA after his retirement.