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Glen Dean Winans

Glen was the first born child of Glenn and Ruby Winans on May 6, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas. His younger brother, Dale, was born about a year later. The two other siblings Dara and Nina were born in Turlock. The early 1930's were a period of severe economic depression everywhere. The Winans took their two sons, migrated westward to hopefully find meaningful employment to provide for their family needs. Mr. Winans took any job available until he had the opportunity to apply for an opening on the Turlock Police Force. He qualified and was hired and spent the rest ...

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Ellie Kenefick Crean

Ellie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Vincent and Eleanor Kenefick and passed away at the age of 70 after an extended illness. She was raised mostly in Long Island, New York where she went to school. After high school she completed her Bachelor's degree to become a registered nurse at Lennox Hill Hospital in New York. In 1969, Ellie moved to San Francisco and worked in various hospitals in the California area over her 37 year career as a nurse.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Victor Francis Velleca

Victor was born at Landstuhl, Germany Military Hospital in 1963 and passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a long illness. At four months of age he moved with his parents to Boston and lived in many places before settling in Modesto in 1971. In 1980 he graduated from Modesto High School and worked as an auto mechanic until his illness prevented him from doing so. Victor was a hard worker who enjoyed fishing and loved spending time with his family.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary E. Weiss

Mary Elizabeth Greene Weiss went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday morning, December 18, 2017.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Souraya I. Aziz

Souraya I. Aziz, 87 years old, died peacefully on January 10th, 2018 in Turlock, California. Souraya was born May 7th, 1930 in Beirut, Lebanon, daughter of Ibrahim and Miriam Aziz, sister of Aziz, Mary and Sophia. She was a beloved aunt and great aunt to many nieces and nephews and will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be held Friday, January 19th at 10am at Turlock Memorial Park, 425 North Soderquist Road, Turlock CA 95381.

January 12, 2018 | | OBITS


Yvonne Neal

Yvonne was born in Stigler, Oklahoma to John and Myrtle Basden and passed away at the age of 86 in Hughson. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed taking care of her family. She dearly loved spending time with children and many kids called her "Granny" whether they were family or not. She was very involved in Delhi Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, worked with the youth and helped with events such as Vacation Bible School. Yvonne's hobbies included bowling and playing bingo. For many years she and her husband Gene ...

January 09, 2018 | | OBITS


Eddie Fernando Gonzales Jr. “Chili”

Eddie Fernando Gonzales Jr., a lover of life and beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and grandson, was taken from us unexpectedly in a tragic auto accident on Jan. 3, 2018.

January 09, 2018 | | OBITS


John August Borba

John August Borba, born to Frank and Clara Borba in Stevinson, California on April 10, 1924, passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on January 2, 2018 in Hughson, California. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


Joe C Willemse

Joe C Willemse, age 81, of Hughson, California passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, December 31, 2017-exactly 60 years from the date he first arrived in the United States. Joe was born July 5,1936 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands to John and Marie Willemse. He was a hard working almond farmer in Hughson for over 40 years. Joe was a sharp card player and an avid collector of coins and stamps. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his precious grandchildren. He leaves behind many loved ones including his wife of almost 55 years, Josie Willemse; son ...

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


Dorothy Aileen Carroll

Dorothy Aileen Carroll (Holder), age 87, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Born in Demming, New Mexico in 1930, she moved to Delhi, CA at a young age and lived there the majority of her life. She was a charter member of Delhi's First Southern Baptist Church, and regularly attended the First Southern Baptist Church of Denair later in life.

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


Jerry E. Passarelli, Sr.

Jerry E. Passarelli Sr. age 79, peacefully passed away in Dec.

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


Pamela Harper

Pamela Irene Harper a long time resident of Ceres Ca. passed away Monday, January 1st, 2018 at her place of residence, The Hospitality House in Salida Ca. Pamela was the daughter of John Wayne Hopton and Florence Irene (Kelly) Bishop.

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


H. J. “Bud” Leam

Bud Leam, 92, was born to Harry J., Sr., and Myrtle Leam in Jackson, CA. He passed away at his home in Turlock on New Year's Day. Bud moved with his family to a ranch in Ione when he was in the 6th grade, and with a passion for athletics he lettered in all five sports at Ione High School. At Sacramento JC, he studied aeronautical engineering before being called into service in April 1943.

January 05, 2018 | | OBITS


Glenn Earl Craig

After a lengthy illness and a long battle with Parkinson's Disease, Glenn Craig of Hilmar passed away on December 18, 2017. He was 87 years old.

January 02, 2018 | | OBITS


Erma Lee Rocha

Erma Lee Rocha passed away on December 29, 2017 in Turlock, CA. She was 76 years old.

January 02, 2018 | | OBITS


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James “Jim” Albert Dick

James "Jim" Albert Dick passed away peacefully with family by his side on February, 11, 2018 in Santa Cruz, CA at the age of 72.

February 23, 2018 | | OBITS


John Allen O’Bird

John was born in Modesto and passed away at the age of 67 in Ceres. He was a loving and generous man who was always ...

February 23, 2018 | | OBITS


Patricia Cheryl Lentini

Patricia Cheryl Lentini, 71, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at her home with her family by her side. She was born March 26, 1946 ...

February 23, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary Alice Murray Griffith Warkentin

Mary Alice Murray Griffith Warkentin, 97 of Turlock, died peacefully after a long and fruitful life on February 19, 2018. Born September 12, 1920 in ...

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Lloyd V. McAferty

McAferty, Lloyd V., 85, of Meridian, Idaho, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held ...

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Mary Varda

We announce with great sorrow the passing of Mary Varda, on February 14, 2018 at the age of 91.

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Joyce Lavader Crawford

Joyce Crawford, 74 years old of Hickman, CA. passed away peacefully. She was born to Albert and Elsie Cannon in 1943. She enjoyed cooking for ...

February 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Richard Leroy Starn

Richard Starn passed away in Modesto February 10, 2018. He was 89. Richard was born and raised in Hughson, CA. While still in high school ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


James “Jim” Marion Turnbull

James "Jim" Marion Turnbull, 78 years, passed away peacefully at Community Hospice in Hughson, California on February 13th, 2018. Jim was surrounded by his family ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Wayne Nelson

Wayne Edwin Nelson, 92, of Sacramento, CA, passed away February 7, 2018. He was born May 27, 1925, to Clarence and Hazel Nelson in Herbst ...

February 16, 2018 | | OBITS


Geraldine “Gerry” Fay Shippee

Mrs. Geraldine "Gerry" Fay Shippee (Masterson) died peacefully with close friends by her side on February 9th in Turlock, California at the age of 93.

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


William Henry Selee

William "Bill" Henry Selee passed away peacefully on February 8, 2018 at the age of 80. Bill was born on August 26, 1937 in Canon ...

February 13, 2018 | | OBITS


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