Charlene was born in Ashland, Kentucky to Charles and Addie Lawson in 1920 and is one of six children. She spent her childhood living in several West Virginia towns and graduated from Parkersburg High School. If you asked her where she was from she'd always say she was proud to be a West Virginia mountaineer.
Mavis Kronberg, 92, died peacefully in Turlock. Mavis was born in Trade Lake, Wisconsin, the oldest of five siblings to Carl and Esther (Larson) Brask. She was raised in rural Wisconsin, earned a teaching certificate, and taught in a one-room schoolhouse. In 1948 she married Joe Kronberg and moved to the Kronberg farm in Hilmar where they worked side by side and raised four boys.
Gilbert E. Townsend ~ 85 of Turlock passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home with his loving wife, Sara by his side. Gilbert was born and raised in Minnesota, and moved to California in 1962. Formally of Newark, Ca, Gilbert came to Turlock in 1987, at which time he became an active member of the Berkley Ave Baptist Church and has remained a faithful member until his passing.
Marge Nunes, 92, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2012, at her home in Keyes after living with Parkinson's disease since 2008. Marge was born Margaret Irene Souza on January 6, 1920 to Tillie and John Souza at their home, also in Keyes. She attended Keyes Elementary School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1938. Marge married George Nunes in 1939. Two years later they moved into the home they would share until his death in 1993 and where she would continue to live on her own until her own death.
Grace Niehaus, 88, passed away in Modesto, CA, on June 14, 2012, after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 30, 1923, in Hughson, CA, to John and Mary Sequeira. Grace attended and graduated from Livingston High School in 1941. She was employed by Bank of America as the first teller at the Livingston branch and later became an Escrow Officer at various title agencies in Merced and Fresno.
Carlos entered into rest on June 9, 2012; he was born in Castro Valley, CA. He was also known as CJ, everyone knew him by his nickname. He was a election for 15 years, and was a member of Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints of Turlock. He enjoyed fishing and camping.