Bruce Reed, Jr., 57, of Turlock passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at home after a battle with cancer. Bruce was born in Turlock to Don and Lois Reed in 1953, and he graduated from Hughson High School in 1971. He lived in the Turlock/Hughson area most of his life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Deena Reed; children, Christopher Lewis and Melissa Reed, both of Turlock; parents, Don and Lois Reed of Atwater; siblings, Dick Reed of Hughson and Terry Reed of Atwater; and ...
Mike Anderson, 66, of Hilmar passed away at home with his family at his side on Tuesday, Nov. 16. He was born in Turlock to Simon and Verna Anderson in 1943, and lived in Hilmar all of his life. Mike owned and operated Mike's Flying Service (later renamed Environmental Spraying Service) for over 30 years. He was a life member of the NRA and a member of Hilmar Grange, Hilmar Historical Society, Hilmar Chamber of Commerce, AOPA, and Western Heritage Museum. He also enjoyed attending cowboy poetry, Sons of San Joaquin, and doing woodworking. Mike will be greatly missed.
Wayne William Ford, 68, of Hilmar passed away Thursday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.
Surrounded by her family, Billie Loraine Welch Fortlage died peacefully in her Petaluma home on Nov. 9. All who knew Billie will testify to the fact that she was a remarkable Christian woman whose love for God was evident as soon as you met her.
Loren passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 19. Loren lived and ranched almonds in Turlock all of his life. He will be greatly missed.
Peter Padilla, 79, of Turlock passed away in Naples, Fla. on Thursday, Nov. 18. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Allen Mortuary. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, also at Allen Mortuary, with a military burial at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Our mom, Vivian Wiele, 81, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 12 at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. Born on Feb. 5, 1929, Turlock was her home for the first eight years of her life, as well as for the last six years. Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 at Covenant Village of Turlock.
Barbara Alvares, 65, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after a long illness.
"Trudy" Furnivall, 105, of Turlock, stepped from this life into the next on Oct. 14. She was the last survivor among nine brothers and sisters born to Franklin and Katie Voorhees of Dos Palos.
Ernestine Zierenberg passed away peacefully on Nov. 10 in Merced. She was 78 years old. She was born on Aug. 17, 1932, in Germany where she faced the adversities of World War II as a young teenager. She met her husband, Al, while he was stationed there. They married in Merced on Aug. 20, 1955. Ernestine was a professional seamstress for many years while she stayed at home raising her two daughters.
Maria Rosario Avina, 80, of Modesto, died Nov. 13. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1930.
Jacqueline Barden, 80, of Stevinson, died Nov. 11 in Merced. She was born in West Hollywood in 1930. She was a homemaker for 62 years, and she attended Stevinson Chapel.
Jean Nelson, 93, of Turlock, passed away at Covenant Care Center on Nov. 5. She was born in Los Angeles to Robert and Margaret McClellan in 1917. A lifelong California resident, Jean worked in sales for 27 years at Leask's Department Store in Santa Cruz. She has been a resident of Covenant Village in Turlock since 1992.
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Alice Pera Yonan, 88, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph Una Yonan, and sister, Diane Pera Yohannan. She is survived by her son, David Yonan, and daughter, Dina Yonan Gehring, her two sisters, Lillian Pera Abraham and Mariam Pera Miroo, and brother-in-law Albert D. Miroo. She was a Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, who will be loved and missed dearly. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Assyrian Church of the East: Mar Addai Perish.
Our precious mother, Olive Elaine Dill, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2014 into the arms of her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ at her home in Turlock, California.
Shara Nickole Valadez, 21, died September 9, 2014. She was born December 10, 1992, in Salinas, California to Moises Alvarez and Sandra G. Alvarez. She grew up in Salinas until grade 4 when the family moved to the Central Valley. Shara attended Wakefield School, Dutcher School and Turlock High where she met the love of her life and future husband Chris Valadez. She attended Merced College as an Ag Business Major and worked at Home Depot. She is preceded in death by her brother Moses Alvarez, and Grandfather Guadalupe Alvarez.
William "Bill" Hartzell passed away peacefully on September 5th in Hughson, California. He is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is gone from our sight but forever in the hearts of his family and friends. Bill is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 67 years, Sylvia; children Bill Ball (Paula) of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Hatcher, (Steve) of Turlock, California, Dan Hartzell, (Noreen) of Turlock, California, Dave Hartzell (Lynn) of Tracy, California and Teresa Miller (Mark) of Medford, Oregon. There are also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren who are true blessings to him ...
Claudia was preceded in death by her mother. She is survived by her father and three siblings: Sophia Alexi of Turlock, Robert Brimoanbi of Hawaii, and Albert Brimoanbi of Turlock.
Ila passed away peacefully in Turlock at the age of 94. She is predeceased by her husband William Versol Crow. She is survived by her three children, Sandy Snelling of Turlock, Judy Forrette (Gary) of San Mateo, and Gary Crow (Donna) of Cahone, Colorado. She was grandmother to nine, great-grandmother to 15, and great-great-grandmother to six. She is also survived by her sister Muriel Hartsell of Sonora, her sister-in-law OnaLou Lovelady Carter of Modesto, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Everett Beasley of Ceres CA passed away peacefully at Elness Convalesent Hospital in Turlock on September 7, 2014 at the age of 96. Born on July 11, 1918 in Rogersville, Missouri, Everett was the only child of Ernest and Eva Beasley.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 12pm - 6pm at Allen Mortuary with the Rosary to follow at 8pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.
Margaret Vasconcellos, age 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Turlock on September 1st.
Gus Coutrakis, 75, entered into rest August 31, 2014 at his self constructed hillside home near Lake Don Pedro. His beloved wife and best friend of 30 years, Vicki (Seagraves) Coutrakis was embracing him as he left his finger prints on our world. Also by his side, his devoted dog of 12 years Tula, who protected him, followed him and unbelievably understood him when others had no idea what he was saying…..
Hilda Ventura, age 79, passed away peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House with her family by her side. She was born in Modesto to Frank and Rose Oliveira and lived most of her life in Turlock. She was married to her husband Louie Ventura for 60 years. Hilda worked for American Thread Company for 20 years until they closed. She retired from Emanuel Medical Center as a cook. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed cross stitching as well as taking family outings to Black Oak Casino. Hilda and her husband, Louie, loved camping with their friends Lorene and Howard ...
Cmdr. Kenneth T. Sanders (1919-2014), pilot US Navy (retired), passed away peacefully on August 31, 2014 in Pensacola, FL. He was born in San Francisco as a 5th generation Californian whose family had migrated to CA in the late 1770's as part of the first overland expedition to the small hamlet of San Diego commanded by Juan Bautista de Anza travelling across the desert from Mission San Javier near Tuscon.
In loving memory of Dennis Lee Lewallen, 71 years of age. He served in the US Army from 1965-69, in the 7th infantry division during the Vietnam war and was awarded a Marksmanship medal. He was a truck driver for over 54 years and earned the California Truck Driver of the Year award for over 3 million miles accident free. He was currently working for G&G Trucking in Turlock; he loved his job. Dennis never knew a stranger and everyone that met him loved him. His personality accompanied by his smile was a blessing to everyone. He loved hunting ...
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