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Raymond E. Koogler

Born in Staunton, Va., Ray moved to Chagrin Falls, Ohio as a young boy. From 1942 to 1945, he served in the Army, primarily in Europe and the Mediterranean. In 1945, after being discharged, Ray married Mildred Kivisto. In 1949, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in Korea until 1952. After 38 years of service to the White Motor Company in Cleveland, he and Mildred retired to Hilmar. Ray had a passion for flying and was an accomplished pilot. He also built and flew his own airplane. Throughout his life, Ray enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making and electronics.

March 22, 2011 | | OBITS


Fred Aihiro Kajioka

Our loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend Fred Aihiro Kajioka passed away on March 18 at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock due to respiratory failure.

March 22, 2011 | | OBITS


Jeannine Price

Jeannine Price

March 18, 2011 | | OBITS


Alberta M. Silva

Alberta M. Silva

March 18, 2011 | | OBITS


Gerald Henry Merryman

Gerald Henry Merryman

March 18, 2011 | | OBITS


Jay R. Ramer, Jr.

Jay R. Ramer, Jr.

March 18, 2011 | | OBITS


Phil Stadtler

Phil was born in Oakland. He and his parents moved to San Antone Valley to a 640 acre homestead where they raised cattle. In 1928 they moved to a 510 acre ranch in Hilmar, and he lived there the rest of his life. Phil attended Hilmar Schools and helped his father with the family dairy. In 1938 he borrowed $240 to trade cattle with and by the 1950's he was one of the biggest cattle traders on the Mexican border, importing as many as 250,000 head per year. Most deals were made with just a handshake. He was ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Josephine V. Avila

Josephine Avila, 102, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Saturday, March 12. Josephine was born in Rayon, Sonora, Mexico to Andres and Guadalupe Villa in 1908. In the earlier 1930s, she moved to Brawley, Calif. and lived in Turlock since 1947. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, YLI and the Altar Society. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. God and family were her life.
Josephine is survived by her children, Frances Godinez of Turlock and Carmen (Bruce) Alexander of Eureka; grandchildren, Mario (Lynn) Godinez, Sandra Montalvo, Jesse (Andrea) Godinez, Veronica (Terry) Cook, Alexis (Sean ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Joseph Makita

Joseph Makita, 85, of Delhi, was born on April 20, 1925, in Cressey and passed away on March 11 in Delhi.
He was an auto mechanic for 63 years and Dow Hammond was his last employer. He was one of Jehovah Witnesses in Delhi. He enjoyed taking pictures, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Makita of Delhi; son, Joe Makita, Jr. and his wife, Melissa of Delhi; daughters, Paula Blumenschein and her husband, John of Goshen, Ky. and Jodi Dahlquist and her husband, Mark of Salida; sisters, Ellen ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Katherine Dolores Tarone

Katherine Tarone, 90, passed away at her home in Capitola. She was born to Albert and Clara Coker in Stevinson and grew up in Stevinson, where her mother, "Trixie," served as the postmistress. She graduated from Hilmar High School and married Natale Tarone in 1931. She kept their home while her husband went off to serve in World War II. She worked for 18 years as a ticket agent for the local Greyhound Bus depot. She also managed apartments both here and in the Santa Cruz area. Katherine was active in church activities throughout her life. Her husband passed away ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Felipe Garcia Maldonado

Felipe Maldonado, 44, of Turlock passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 26. He was born in Redwood City to Clementa and Nora Maldonado in 1966. In 1978, his family moved to Turlock, and he graduated from Turlock High School in 1985. He worked for Tri-Valley Growers. He enjoyed woodworking, building things and gardening.
Felipe is survived by siblings, Randy Beers of Woodland, Richard Beers of Turlock, Robert Beers of New Jersey and Jackie Durant of San Jose. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Jay R. Ramer, Jr.

Visitation for Jay R. Ramer, Jr. will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway in Turlock. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, also at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Please see www.allenmortuary.com for more information and to leave memories and condolences.

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS


William “Bill” T. Butterworth

Bill Butterworth, of Turlock, was born in San Rafael to Mary and William Butterworth, Sr. on Jan. 27, 1933. He died at age 78 on March 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Bill's family moved to Turlock in 1942, and he attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After graduating in 1952, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he was stationed on the U.S.S. O'Brien DD725. After serving for two years he returned to Turlock and worked for Snider Buick Co.
Bill worked for Pacific Bell/AT&T for 39 years, where he met the ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Marjorie “Jean” Jensen

Marjorie Jean Jensen, she was known as Jean by her friends and family, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center.
Jean was a long time resident of Hilmar. She was president of the PTA, and belonged to several quilting groups for years. She was also a committed member of the Helping Hands Organization for over eight years. Jean was a great help to her husband on their ranch for so many years. Besides being an avid member of her church, The Assembly of God Pentecostal, she was a great cook and was always very welcoming to her friends and family. She ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Agatha L. Ware

A grave side service for Agatha L. Ware was held Friday, March 11 at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS


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Robert Dale Hunt Sr.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Loyazelle, and a brother Dick Hunt. He is survived by his wife Sue Hunt, 3 children: Cindy (Bryan) Blagg of Ceres, Sandra (Jim) Mitchell of Gainesville, Missouri, and Robert Jr. (Pamela) Hunt of Ceres, CA; 2 step children: Donna Haney and Kim Jacobson; 2 siblings: Marcia Westfall of Carlsbad, NM, and Zana Hicks of Jamestown, CA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynette “Lyyn” Ann Perry

Lynette "Lynn" Ann Perry, age 69, passed away on July 6, 2015 at her home in Melba Idaho following a brief battle with cancer. Born June 2, 1946, she was one of five children born to Joe and Velma Santos in Turlock California. She grew up and went to school in Hilmar California where she graduated from Hilmar High School in 1964.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Aida Comorosky

While no longer in our presence, Aida Comorosky, was ushered into the presence of her Heavenly Father on Father's Day.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Elaine Marie (Dominick) Ferrari

Our dearest Elaine went home to our Lord on Wednesday, July 1st after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her dearest friend and loyal companion, Ronald Davis. She leaves behind her son, John Ferrari, daughter, Jeannie Amaral, sisters, Gloria Ravetto and Roberta Parker, brother, Robert Dominick, uncle, Anthony Bondi, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

July 07, 2015 | | OBITS


Gladys Sylvia Rodrick

Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

July 02, 2015 | | OBITS


William “Willie” C Sweeten

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Joe Mills

Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


John Walter Guy, Jr.

John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Leonard Caetano Mendonca

Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Helen Cecilia Smith

Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


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