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John Wesley Richie

John Richie, 46, of Modesto passed away at his home on Friday. He was born in Modesto to Billy and Joy Richie. He grew up in the Modesto area and completed his high school education at Elliott Adult High School. He worked for 10 years as a handyman. He had lots of friends and was known for his sense of humor.
He is survived by his mother, Joy Russell; siblings, Lori Long and Billy Joe Richie Jr.; children, Tasha Richie of Modesto, Adam Brasil of Modesto, Katherine Grismore of Fremont and Heather Solis of Fresno; and five grandchildren.
Memorials for ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Darryl W. Hockenberry

Husband, father, grandfather, friend, Coach. At 6'6", a gentle giant of a man with an even bigger heart, Darryl, 63, slid headfirst and arms outreached into the presence of his loving God late in the evening on Nov. 23. "Coach Darryl" was born February 23, 1947 in Lynwood, California. He was the younger of two sons born to Odie L. and Evelyn R. (Dale) Hockenberry. (All three preceded him in death.) Darryl grew up in Hawthorne, California, eventually moving to the Turlock/Denair area, and, in 1991 to Silverton, Oregon. A resident of Scotts Mills, Oregon since 1998, Darryl ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” George Chance

Bob Chance, 86, of Denair passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a Plane Captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Francisco Palafox (photo)

Francisco Palafox, 89, of Patterson died Nov. 30 in Modesto. He was born in 1921 in Gabriel Lopez Zacatecas, Mexico.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Jose Guilhermino Teixeira

Jose Guilhermino Teixeira, 85, of Turlock died Nov. 29 in Turlock. He was born in 1925 in Santo Antao, Topo, Sao Jorge, Azores.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


James “Jake” Katsu Kirihara

Jake (James Katsu) Kirihara was born in Turlock and passed on to his eternal rest peacefully at his home in Livingston. Jake proudly served his country - volunteering for the U.S. Army during his family and community's internment in Amache, Colo. - serving in the historically noted 442nd Combat Infantry Group as a Staff Sergeant. Jake farmed and promoted agricultural issues for over six decades. He was a founding member of numerous regional agricultural concerns including the Livingston Farmers Assn., Big Tree Organic and Farm Land Preservation Org. He and Francis, a local public health nurse, helped mentor the Livingston ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Bachint Kaur Uppal

Bachint Kaur Uppal, 97, of Merced passed away at home, in the comforting arms of her beloved son. Bachint was born in India, and was married at the young age of 13 to her late husband, Swaran Uppal, whom preceded her in death in 2009.

Bachint and Swaran came to live in the U.S. briefly in 1980, only to return to Afghanistan a few years later. She and Swaran returned to the U.S. in 1995, at which time they made the Merced area their home.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Albert Louis Morais

Albert "Al" Morais, 76, of Hilmar passed away at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock on Dec. 1. Al was born in Gustine to Serafin and Maria Morais in 1934. He was raised in Crows Landing and graduated from Orestimba High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Al married Irene Gouveia in 1957, and they moved to Hilmar in 1958. They lived in Hilmar since that time. Al was a dairyman his entire career. He loved to cook and barbecue. Al cooked and barbecued for many events in Hilmar. He was a 4-H ...

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert H. Lyon

Robert Lyon, 97, of Oakdale passed away at his home with his family by his side on Monday. He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas to William and Zillah Lyon. He worked as a rancher and owner of an auto body and paint shop before his retirement.

December 03, 2010 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” George Chance

Bob Chance, 86, of Denair, passed away at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Tuesday. He was born in Juneau, AK to Pearl Phoebe (Swanson) and Oliver W. Chance in 1924. Shortly thereafter, the Chance family moved to Denair. Bob grew up and spent his entire life in Denair. He attended Denair Grammar and High School. He graduated from Denair High School in 1942. Bob joined the U. S. Navy on June 26, 1943 during WWII and served as an Aviation Machinists Mate Second Class. He was a plane captain and fondly remembered his days of hauling bootleg liquor from Cuba ...

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Cora Annette Simmons

Annette Simmons, 53, of Hilmar, passed away Friday at her home in Hilmar.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Phul Pati

Funeral services will be held for Phul Pati from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Turlock Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Leonard Andrew Tornell

Leonard Tornell, 88, was born in Turlock to Andrew and Signe Tornell. He died Wednesday in Turlock.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Lucas Pacheco Melo

Lucas Melo, 83, of Livingston, passed away on Nov. 27 in Turlock. He was born in 1927 in Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores. He was a line worker for 22 years and a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church of Livingston and attended Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock. He was also a member of Livingston Pentecost Association and founder of the Lira Acoreana de Livingston. He enjoyed gardening, wine making, matance do perco. He loved being with family, loved his grandchildren, playing music and animals.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Alice M. Wade

Alice Wade, 87, of Turlock, died Nov. 29. She was born in 1923 in Porterville.

She was a secretary for a labor union for 28 years and a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW of Turlock and Native Daughters.

November 30, 2010 | | OBITS


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Lillian Tamraz Babbitt Moore

Lillian Tamraz Babbitt Moore passed away on November 9th 2014, she was 86 years old.

November 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Rodney Dean “Rod” Geving

Rodney Dean "Rod" Geving, 61, Dickinson, died Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn., after losing his battle with cancer. Services for Rodney will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, New England, with Rev. Bruce Peterson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Rainy Butte Cemetery, south of New England. Military honors will be provided by the New England American Legion Anton Ulijohn Post 66. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

November 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Jared Austin Ficarelli “Collins”

Jared Collins, 15, of Turlock, CA passed away Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, from injuries he sustained from a dirt bike collision.

November 18, 2014 | | OBITS


David Nathaniel Sondeno

David N. Sondeno, 89, of Turlock passed away peacefully on Sat. Nov. 8th surrounded by family. David was born in Norway to John and Esther Sondeno, and as a young boy the family immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Stanislaus Co.

November 18, 2014 | | OBITS


George C. Humphrey

George Clair Humphrey, age 63. Of Vancouver, Washington passed away in Turlock on November 11. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Turlock Funeral Home with committal to follow at Turlock Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Please go to www.turlockmemorialpark.com to view complete obituary.

November 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Gerald Leland Giesbrecht

Gerald Leland Giesbrecht, (known to many as Jerry), died at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA on November 11, 2014 of Congestive Heart Failure. He was 72.

November 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Gloria Charlene Caetano

Gloria Charlene Caetano, 66 of Atwater passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 19, 1948 to Virgil and Ruth Wears. She spent all of her adult life in Delhi, Hilmar and Turlock area. During this time she was employed at Valley Fresh Foods in Turlock, the Hilmar Unified school district and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds Office. Gloria absolutely adored her granddaughter, Haley, who she loved to spend time with and take shopping. Her favorite hobby was spending time with her dogs Chica, Baby and Squeaky. Gloria had a big heart and was a ...

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Helen E. Guerrero

Born Glenwood, Iowa

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Margaret June Schmidt

June passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon surrounded by family. She was born in 1922 in Richmond, California. Her grandparents were the originators of the Giant Oranges located along Highway 99 in the Central Valley. She spent her summers working alongside her family, squeezing oranges and making sandwiches.

November 13, 2014 | | OBITS


Nathan Burrichter

Nathan Burrichter, 38,is the first born to Rebecca and Daniel Burrichter, born on August 25, 1976. He passed away unexpectedly on November 6, 2014. Nathan was an avid Raiders fan often getting a hard time from his family during football season, who are huge Steelers fans. He also enjoyed hanging out with friends and family, fishing, camping and tinkering with technology, often with his brother Nick. Being the oldest brother of five siblings, he had mastered the quality of patience. His unique laugh and amazing smile will always be treasured in our memories. Though he had left this earth ...

November 11, 2014 | | OBITS


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