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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


Dorothy M. Audas

Dorothy Audas, 82, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Arkansas. She was one of six children born to George and Lillie Smith. The family moved to Gilroy, California in 1937 looking for a better life working with the WPA. Later they moved to Emeryville, Waterford, and then settled in Hughson. Dorothy worked for several years in the production of Mother's Cookies. Later she and her husband owned an optical shop in Hilmar. Dorothy was a beautiful person with a heart for God and for people around her.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


C. Ray Williamson

C. Ray Williamson passed from this life to be with the Lord on September 21, 2012.

September 25, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Wesley Overland

Don Overland, 83, of Castroville, CA, passed away at his home after an extended illness. Don was born in Yakima, WA to Nels and Agnes (Sveen) Overland. He attended schools in Washington including Seattle Pacific College in Seattle before joining the Navy. In 1951 Don married the love of his life, Della "Jeanne" Edgerton in Cupertino, CA. He served 9 years in the Navy and 12 years in the Air Force. After completing 20 years in the military he retired from the Air Force and moved to California. He worked 14 years at the Turlock Post Office. Don and Jeanne ...

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Silvestre V. Garcia

Silvestre V. Garcia, a longtime resident of Denair, CA passed away September 14, 2012 at the age of 81. He was a Forman in the Agricultural Industry for 35 years.

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


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Clifford C. Dick

Clifford Dick, 92, of Turlock, passed away at his home at Covenant Village. Clifford was born in Girard, Kansas to Harry and Florence Dick, one ...

February 12, 2016 | | OBITS


Dona Harmon Jorgensen

A celebration of Dona's life, hosted by her children, will be held

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Adolph “Sam” Mendoza

Adolph "Sam" Mendoza, of Ceres, California, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Modesto, California, at the age of 78 following a brief hospital stay ...

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Anne “Annie” P. Mendonca

With loved ones by her side, Annie passed away peacefully at the age of 90. She was raised and lived most of her life in ...

February 09, 2016 | | OBITS


Betty Louise Gay

Mrs. Betty Louise Gay, 82, of Delhi, CA passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, January 31, 2016 in Turlock, California. Louise was ...

February 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Bernice Fay Tell

Bernice Fay (Teulker) Tell left this world and us earlier this week and is now resting peacefully in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

February 05, 2016 | | OBITS


Jessie Olsson

Jessie happily celebrated 100 years of life in June, but was then happy and ready to move on to her next adventure in January.

February 04, 2016 | | OBITS


Debbie Moody

Debbie Moody was the best friend, sister, daughter, mother & "Gigi" that anyone could have. Debbie was born to Wayne & Beatrice Moody in Bakersfield, California. She ...

February 04, 2016 | | OBITS


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