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Marie Margaret Vierra

Marie Margaret Vierra was born and raised in Hughson, CA., to John and Anna Babtista. Marie was the 4th of 11 children. Marie married her devoted husband, Alfred J. Vierra in 1936, and they were blessed with 71 years of marriage. They lived most of their lives in Turlock, where they raised their 2 daughters.

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS


Wade Cockrell

Thomas "Wade" Cockrell, born February 26, 1957 in Clovis, New Mexico, passed away on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at home surrounded by the family he loved and cared for during his life. Wade was 56 years old. His transition was peaceful, after a yearlong battle with cancer. While Wade had a great many friends his greatest pride and joy were his two daughters Lindsay and Shelby. He often referred to them as his greatest accomplishments!

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS


“Tommy Navarro”

Tommy "Pop" Navarro went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 25th, 2013, he was 70 years old. He was surrounded by his loving family. "Pop" was born April 14th, 1943 in Modesto, CA to Rosa Zavala and Roberto Navarro. He was a lifelong resident of Ceres, CA.

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS


Rex Donald Schell

Rex D. Schell, 86, of Olathe, Ks, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Homestead of Olathe. Memorial services will be at 1pm, Saturday, December 7th, at McGilley & Frye Funeral Home. A reception will follow the memorial services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 7611 State Line Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, Mo 66114.

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS


Jennie M. Eshoo

Jennie was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 17th, 1915 to Aghassi and Martha Mirza. She graduated from Waller High School in 1934 a semester early and was accepted to the University of Illinois. As the eldest of 7 children during the Great Depression, the family did not have adequate funds to allow her to enroll in college. Although she did not attend college, she was devoted to learning throughout her life and read everything she could get her hands on from biographies, history, the National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, the daily newspaper (which she read the day she died) and ...

December 03, 2013 | | OBITS


Joan Kelley

Joan Kelley, Joan is survived by her children, Robert Santos, William Santos, and Gwendolynn Santos, Her grandchildren, Alicia Santos and James Robert Powell, great-grandchildren: Terrance Pendaro, Maddison Santos and Roxie Powell. She also leaves behind her aunt & uncle, Katheryn Holder & Bob Holder.

November 29, 2013 | | OBITS


Marie Margaret Vierra

Marie Margaret Vierra was born and raised in Hughson, CA., to John and Anna Babtista. Marie was the 4th of 11 children. Marie married her devoted husband, Alfred J. Vierra in 1936, and they were blessed with 7 years of marriage. They lived most of their lives in Turlock, where they raised their 2 daughters. Marie retired from Tri-Valley Growers. She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred, parents John and Anna Baptista, and 5 siblings. Marie is survived by her daughters, Shirley Stewart (Jack), Marlene McClellan (Jim), granddaughters Michele Jalli (Leonard), Kristen Miller (Jeff), Nicole Cipriano (Jeff), 5 ...

November 29, 2013 | | OBITS


Marion “Louise” Yettman

Marion "Louise" Yettman, 88, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a long illness. Louise was born in Oklahoma City, OK to Henry and Clara Autrey. She attended schools in Oklahoma before the family moved to California when Louise was a teenager. When the family settled in Turlock Louise began her 55 year career as a cook. She cooked for the Turlock Cottage and Manjo's Restaurants for many years. She was well known for her Roquefort and Thousand Island salad dressings. She worked hard and kept long hours as a cook but made time for knitting and ...

November 26, 2013 | | OBITS


Gabina “Babe” Hipolito Boiser

Babe Boiser, 93 of Turlock passed away, Wednesday, at Memorial Hospital in Modesto. She was born to Leoncia and Francisco Hipolito on Oahu, in Hawaii. In 1924, her family moved to California. She lived in Stockton, Isleton, Walnut Grove, Livingston, Hilmar and Turlock, California. Babe was a member of the Filipino Community and many other Filipino organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sons (Alberto Dublin Jr., Alfred Dublin, Leoncio Boiser Jr.), two brothers and three sisters. Sadly, just hours after her death, her brother Frank passed away. She is survived by her children Nina Gonzalez (Samuel ...

November 26, 2013 | | OBITS


Tyler Daniel Anderson

Every once in a while someone awesome is placed in our lives to show us that no matter how crazy life may get, that somehow everything will eventually be okay… Ty was such a person. Born April 30th, 1979 in Modesto, Tyler Daniel Anderson went to be with Our Lord to help "lighten things up" in heaven. May Ty's bold & entertaining spirit continue to surround all of his family and countless friends especially during this holiday season and forever. As much fun as Ty had in life, he also worked very hard as a sign fabricator & installer for many ...

November 22, 2013 | | OBITS


Eric Von Morrow

Eric Morrow, beloved Son, Brother, Uncle, and Friend to many, passed in the early hours of this Thursday. Eric, a lifelong resident of Turlock, had just turned 38 on the 18th of last October.

November 22, 2013 | | OBITS


Georgina Constance Melo

Georgina C. Melo of Turlock passed away Nov. 18 of natural causes. She was 89.

November 22, 2013 | | OBITS


Wayne E. Chandler

Wayne Chandler, 64 of Turlock, passed away in the early morning hours on Friday, after a long battle with cancer. One of seven siblings, he was born to Alvin and Dixie Chandler in Turlock and attended Turlock High School. Raised in their family home on Sousa Street, his first job was for Souza's Furniture. Once he was old enough to drive, he took a job driving for Fontana's and found his calling 'where the rubber meets the road', spending most of his life as a long haul truck driver traveling the U.S. highways. Often his son David ...

November 21, 2013 | | OBITS


Robert E. Larsson

Robert E. Larsson, died at 81 years of age in Turlock CA, on his birthday, November 15th. He will be sorely missed by many in San Diego and Turlock as a beloved veterinarian, friend, father and grandfather. He is survived by his son, Deron Larsson of Turlock CA, his daughter Robyn Edwards of Tucson, AZ and six grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to his church, Central Valley Presbyterian, PO Box 628, Ceres, CA, 95307. A memorial Service will be held there at 2020 Academy Place on Sunday, November 24th at 2:00 pm.

November 19, 2013 | | OBITS


Mary Lou Ramsey

Mary Ramsey passed away at the age of 80 after being tenderly cared for at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA.

November 19, 2013 | | OBITS


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Ron Enos

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.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Naomi Geraldine Rust

Naomi Geraldine Rust, 89, of Turlock, died suddenly on April 6, 2014.

April 11, 2014 | | OBITS


Ralph Meza, Jr.

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 ...

April 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Rose Margaret Martin

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Nova Davis

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Sandra Joyce Marie Winter-Harless “Sandy”

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Hildur Marie Carlson

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Delbert “Del” Lee Brown

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.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Donald Walter Moline

Donald was born to Walter and Ruth Moline on May 29, 1923 in Turlock, California.

April 07, 2014 | | OBITS


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