Richard William Lopes was born in Hilmar, California to John and Virginia Lopes on May, 19, 1942. He lived there until he enlisted in the US Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Forgnone, and they lived in Long Beach while he served. They had two daughters, Leann and Laurie, and they set up their home in Turlock for the next forty years. Richard lost his beloved Carolyn to illness and married Linda Murphy in 2008 where he gained two more children, Lori and Michael.
Elsie was born in Crows Landing California on March 27, 1918, and passed quietly in her sleep early on the morning of November 2, 2011. She graduated from Orestimba High School in 1936 and soon after moved to San Francisco to attend nursing school. While in nursing school she met the love of her life, Phil Davis, and they were married in 1940. Like many woman who were part of that greatest American generation, Elsie had to sacrifice much at home while her new husband was at war in the Pacific. In 1945 Phil and Elsie moved to Turlock, where ...
Dara Doyle-Selby, 50, of Turlock, passed away suddenly and tragically at Emanuel Medical Center. Dara was born to Gary and Rethia Doyle in Trona, California. She moved to Empire at age 3 and she graduated from Beyer High School in 1979. She attended MJC and graduated from Cal. State Stanislaus with a Bachelors' Degree in '83 and added a teaching credential in 1984. Her first teaching position was at Avenal High School. For the last 22 years Dara has taught Physical Education at Chatom Elementary School.
James Frayer passed away on October 25, 2011, after a lengthy illness.
NIIZAWA, JOHNNY CHUICHI passed away on October 11, 2011 in the Fresno Veterans Administration Hospital after a lingering illness. He was born in Turlock, Calif. in the Lillian Collins Hospital on August 9, 1925, the first born of the late Take and Zitaro Niizawa. Johnny leaves behind his wife Yoshiko Kotsubo Niizawa after 60 years and 11 months of marriage. He also is survived by his son Stanley T. Niizawa of Clovis. He was preceded in death by his daughter Janet H. Niizawa, in 1978.
Age 58 entered into rest surrounded by his family in Turlock, CA. He was born in Turlock, CA. He raised exotic birds and enjoyed all types of animals and gardening.
Cleatus was born in Kings Mill, Arkansas to Noah and Dollie Lewis. At the time of his passing at age 79, he was at home surrounded by his family.
DeleteArthur Anthony Bettencourt, 86 of Turlock passed away at home on Thursday, with his family by his side. Arthur is survived by his wife Mary Bettencourt of Turlock, children John (Tommie) Bettencourt of Orland, Gary (Patsy) Bettencourt of Turlock, Susan Bettencourt of Fresno, and Sandra (Ron) Hendricks of Turlock; seven grandchildren, Stacie Bettencourt, Chase Bettencourt, Misty Bettencourt, Melissa (Chris) Evola, Gary Bettencourt Jr., Renee Coats, Chris Bettencourt and two great grandchildren Cody Bettencourt and Vincent Evola. He is also survived by his sisters Mildred Galloway of Atwater and Ann Silva of Modesto. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents ...
Ron "Ronnie" Enos passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 in his sleep at home after a short battle with cancer surrounded by those he loved. Ron and his wife Pam resided at "Enos Ranch" here in Mariposa for the past 12 years after moving from Oakdale where he lived for 26 years. He retired from Lawrence Livermore National Lab in 2001, as a Lab Assistant. Ron also operated Big Oak Stables for 17 years in Cull Canyon.
Naomi Geraldine Rust, 89, of Turlock, died suddenly on April 6, 2014.
Mr. Ralph Meza, Jr., age 57 of Turlock "Entered into Rest" on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA. Mr. Meza, Jr. is a resident of Turlock and was born in Modesto, CA. He was a member of Apostolic Assembly of the Faith of Jesus Christ Church of Turlock. His survivors include: His father - Rev. Ralph H. Meza of Turlock; Son – Jason Meza of Los Angeles; Daughter – Kathy Meza of Turlock; Four Sisters – Sandra Lobato of Turlock, Christina Torres of Turlock, Priscilla Hernandez of Turlock and Diana Zuniga of Turlock; Grandson – Andrew Ramos. Services – Funeral ...
Rose was born to Charles and Margaret Koelzer in 1918 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 96. She was a caring person who was both a big sister and mother to her five siblings when her parents passed away. As an adult, she enjoyed playing cards and dice and was very involved in the club Nifty Fifty. Rose also enjoyed having family gatherings and spending time with loved ones.
Nova was born in Turlock to Robert and Donna Wattles and passed away at the age of 60. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1972 and married Dennis Davis. She owned and operated Nova's Daycare for 10 years in the 1980's and was a member of Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene. Nova enjoyed birds, gardening, drawing and reading her bible every day.
Sandra was born and raised in Modesto and passed away at the age of 66 in Riverbank, California. She graduated from Turlock High School in 1965 and married Harold "Bill" Harless in 1968 and together they settled in Riverbank in 1970. Sandy enjoyed reading, and doing ceramic and jewelry crafting. She owned and operated Hobby Horse in Riverbank during the 1990's.
Hildur was born on January 6, 1916 in Hilmar, CA to Axel and Matilda Carlson. Her parents were farmers. She had three sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Hilmar High School in 1934. She moved to San Francisco where she worked as a dental hygienist and met her future husband at 1st Covenant Church.
Delbert (Del) Lee Brown passed away March 26, 2014 with his wife of 62 years by his side at Paramount Court Sr. Living in Turlock.
Donald was born to Walter and Ruth Moline on May 29, 1923 in Turlock, California.
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