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Mary Jane Jensen

Mary Jensen, 67, of Modesto, passed away at Doctors Medical Center after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born in Turlock to Fred and Sofie Sigrist, attending local schools and graduating from Turlock High Class of 1964. She attended beauty school in Modesto and was a hair stylist in Turlock for several years where she met her future mother-in-law who played cupid in introducing Mary to her future husband. She married the love of her life Robert Jensen in Reno in 1973 and later had their marriage blessed in the church in 1981. Mary loved gardening and grew ...

October 30, 2012 | | OBITS


Joan Justice-Brown

Joan Justice-Brown, 57, born in Turlock, CA. She worked with Escalon School District and the San Joaquin County Office of Education, serving children with special needs for more than 30 years. She loved her family very much. She had an amazing smile and lived her life joyfully.

October 26, 2012 | | OBITS


John Russell Spaulding

John Russell Spaulding passed away unexpectedly on October 20, 2012 at his home in Whitehall, Montana.

October 26, 2012 | | OBITS


Betty Walker

At home, surrounded by her family, Betty Walker passed into the presence of her Master on October 23, at the age of 82.Betty grew up in Martinez and Turlock, and married Oliver "Bob" Walker in 1947, and raised their two sons on Faith Home Rd. For 37 years Betty worked at several local companies, primarily doing line-work at poultry processing plants.

October 26, 2012 | | OBITS


Raymond "Ray" J. Luttrell

Raymond Luttrell, age 95, entered into rest at Acacia Park in Modesto under the care of Community Hospice. He was born near Siloam Springs, Arkansas to Benjamin and Audie Luttrell; the family of five children moved to Arvin, CA in the early 1930's during the depression, dust bowl era. There they worked as a family and built a permanent home. In 1941, Raymond entered WWII and served as an ambulance driver in the European campaign and was honorably discharged with the war's end in 1945 as a corporal of the Army 1st infantry division.

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Ernest “Ernie” Paul Badal

Ernie passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 84 in San Ramon, CA following an extended illness. He was born in Turlock, where he lived virtually his entire life. After receiving an AA degree from Modesto Junior College, Ernie joined the Air Force as a cartographer during the Korean War. Ernie was a star second baseman on the Air Force champion's baseball Team. Declining a minor league baseball contract, Ernie began working as a lumber yard foreman at Denair Lumber Company. During his thirty-five year career, Ernie also worked at wholesale lumberyards in ...

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Jon J. Bohlender

Jon (Jonny Bo) Bohlender, 60, of Turlock, passed away Saturday. Born in Turlock, he was adopted by two of the greatest people, Drs. I.N. and Irene Bohlender.

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Donnel Gray

Donnel D. Gray, 84, of Delhi, passed away on Oct. 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Donnel was born in Arkansas in 1927, the fourth of nine children. In 1944 he moved to California and the following year he enlisted in the US Navy where he served honorably from 1945-48.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


Edward C. Backman

Ed Backman, 87, of Denair, passed away at Doctor's Medical Center after extended illnesses. Ed was born at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock to Pete and Ruth (Alldrin) Backman. The family lived on Golf Link Road when Ed grew up. As a young man he had a job as a farmhand and he walked to a neighboring farm to milk cows. After graduating from Turlock High School, Ed joined the Army and served in Germany during World War II. After the war Ed returned to Turlock and married the love of his life, Harriet Carlson. Ed and Harriet had grown ...

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Hedy Bucher

Hedwig "Hedy" Marie Bucher ~ 91, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday. Hedy was born in Switzerland to Plazi and Maria Giger-Marbach. After completing high school, Hedy put herself through business school, becoming a very successful in her career path. At 40, Hedy's life took a dramatic change; newly married to Hans Bucher, she traded in her big city life in Switzerland for life on a farm in Hilmar, California. Two years later they welcomed the birth of their daughter.

October 19, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Ferrari

Lifelong Ballico resident, Don Ferrari passed away on October 11, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House with family at his side. Donald, 84, was born and raised in the small community of Ballico where he later raised his own family. His father, Louie Ferrari, a native of Southern Switzerland settled in Ballico in 1921.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr.

Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr., 78 of Newman passed away Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Elton Euclid Sawyer

Elton Euclid Sawyer died Sunday, October 14th one day after his 96th birthday, peacefully at home. He was born to Curtis and Edna Sawyer in Norfolk, Virginia and led a full, active and zestful life until the very end. Elton was a police officer for the City of Los Angeles for 26 years. Upon retirement from LAPD, Elton and his wife Ulla Vivan (Vickie) had the opportunity to travel the high seas as staff for many cruise lines. Vickie entertained passengers with singing and arts and crafts while Elton repaired luggage and danced with the widows. They cruised throughout the ...

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Christina Jane Gallardo-Erwin

A much loved wife, sister aunt, cousin and friend, Christina 58 years old passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2012 with family and friend present.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


John H. Blomquist

John H. Blomquist passed from this life to be with our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, September 25th, after a long battle with cancer.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


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Carlene Anna Voight

Carlene Anna Voight was born in Turlock, CA to Karl and Bertha Whipkey and lived almost her entire life in Stanislaus County. Raised with her two brothers Ronald and Richard, the only time Carlene lived outside the county was for 14 months when her family lived in Alaska.

April 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Hawkins

Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lilly Mae Cole

Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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