Manuel E. Vieira, Jr. was born May 21, 1936 in the Azores. He and his family came to America in 1949 by boat. He always commented about seeing the Statue of Liberty and how beautiful it was.
Allan Townsend, 34, of Livingston passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. Allan was a long time resident of Turlock. Attending school throughout his childhood here, he had many friends in this area.
Floyd Eugene Coleman passed away on July 26, 2012 at the age of 79 at Doctors Medical Center. He was born in Joplin, Missouri on July 8, 1933 to John and Thelma Coleman.
Turlock resident Ila Mae Coonce went to be with the Lord on July 19, 2012. She was beloved by all who knew her. Ila was born to Elbert Coonce and Joy Hodges Coonce Morse on November 10, 1944 in Haywood, CA. She was the eldest of seven children.
Pearl was born in Auburn, CA to Walter and Juanita Lang in 1927. She lived in Loomis for three years on an apple ranch before moving to Cupertino and then settling in Turlock in 1937. In 1947 she married David H. Lewis and they shared 64 years of marriage before his passing in 2011. Pearl worked for AT&T for 37 years. Eleven years ago, Pearl and David moved to Stockton and during that time attended Woodbridge Community Church.
Arlene Duncan was born in Stockton, CA on April 26, 1941 and passed away in Hughson, CA on July 21, 2012. For the last 39 years she resided in Oakhurst, CA. Arlene was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 17 years. She was a life member of Fresno Field Archers, Sierra Historical Society, Turlock Horseman Club, Fresno 4 Wheelers Club, and she was also a 4-H horse leader.
Leona was born December 6, 1918, to parents Louis and Sarepta Shormann in Shelton, Nebraska. She was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She joined her beloved husband Albert F McRoberts of 55 ½ years into heaven on Friday, July 20, 2012.
Gerald L. (Jerry) Pankratz went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 18, 2012. He passed away very peacefully, after a very short but fierce battle with cancer, with his family surrounding him at the Hospice House of San Joaquin County. Jerry was born October 16, 1937 in Herrington, Kansas to Walter G. and Lena M. Pankratz. He moved to Turlock, California as a sophomore in high school and graduated from Turlock High School in 1955. He attended Modesto Junior college after which he transferred to Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas. He returned to Turlock after college and ...
Virgil Pereira, 91, of Turlock, California passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at his residence. He was born and raised in Turlock. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Virgil enjoyed reading, history, trains, clocks, and tractors.
Catherine "Cathy" Sue Tanner Atkinson suddenly passed away Tues., July 10, 2012. Cathy was born April 16, 1958 to James and Betty Tanner in Turlock, CA.
William "Bill" Nazar was a loving son, brother, father and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. His friends and family will always remember Bill as a dependable, hard-working, and loyal man who took care of everyone around him. Bill was born in Sacramento, CA to Paul and Helen Nazar who in 1968 lived in Sutter Creek, CA and was the youngest of two sons. The Nazar family moved to Turlock July 4, 1970 to take over the family farm and Bill attended local schools. After high school, Bill joined the Army National Guard and ...
John Delgado, 53, of Delhi, died tragically in a motorcycle accident near his home in Delhi. John was born in McAllen, TX, one of twelve children born to Lazaro and Aniceta (Garcia) Delgado. The family moved to Turlock, CA when John was 6. He graduated in 1977 from Turlock High School and married his high school sweetheart Laurie Silva shortly afterward. John was a rugged outdoorsman. He enjoyed the mountains, four-wheeling, archery, motorcycling, and muscle cars. But, he truly loved his beautiful wife and family and his church.
Marjorie Ann Jones of Turlock passed away on July 17. She is survived by her son, Stan Jones, Jr. of Turlock; grandsons, Jonathan and Gavin Jones of Texas; and granddaughter, Hannah White of Denair.
Funeral Mass will be held today, 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd.
Jose was born in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico to Pilar and Julia Perez in 1936. He settled in Modesto in 1984, where he worked hard as a truck driver before becoming disabled. Jose was a kind person who cared for others and will be remembered fondly by those who knew him.
ughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after complications from a recent illness. Janice was born in Turlock's old Emanuel Hospital. She grew up in the Turlock area, graduated from Turlock High School, and married Michael Atwood in 1974 in Carson City, Nevada. In 1978 she helped start the family business, Big Valley Pallet Co. She has worked their ever since that time. Janice loved her family and her cats. She worked with the Hughson Twentieth Century Club to raise funds for the high school.
Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jesus Tapia, and three children: Jose M. (Sophia) Chavez of Turlock, Rosa (Juan Pablo) Vallejo of Turlock, and Jesus Ventura (Josefa Sanchez) of Turlock; 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 7 grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.
Gerita (Geri) Duree, age 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri.
Mary Lois Bare, 91, of Hilmar, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary Lois was born in Arkansas to Julius and Thelma Wegel. She attended schools in Arkansas. After High School graduation she married Charles Bare, a Seaman with the Merchant Marine. They settled in California, first in the Bay Area and then in the Central Valley in 1968. They were married nearly 62 years when he passed away in 2005.
Rodrigo Jose Ortegaray beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with Jesus this past Monday. Rodrigo was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Gustavo and Maria Ortegaray in August of 1954
She is survived by her sisters Loretta (Larry) Soares of Hilmar, Lorraine Vierra of Hilmar and Jeannie (Rick) Gonsalves of Stevinson; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Bobbie Cheves, 87, of Turlock passed away peacefully on February 18, 2015. Bobbie was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. When she was young, her family moved to Pittsburg, CA. As a senior in high school, Bobbie moved to Modesto where she graduated from Modesto High School. She married Gene in 1947 and they raised their family in Ceres, CA. After retiring from the Telephone Company, Bobbie and Gene enjoyed traveling and line dancing. She spent the last several years of her life in Turlock, CA. Bobbie will always be remembered for her warm and friendly smile. Bobbie was preceded in death ...
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