After a valiant 6 year battle against cancer, Mom left this life on September
Our mother, Jean Bjorklund, passed in to glory on Sunday, September 25, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend Vider (July 2007.) She is survived by her daughter Cynthia and son-in-law Jeff Boster of Turlock, granddaughter Jennifer (husband Keith) Harlow, great grandchildren Kylie Anne and Aleck Jeffrey of Virginia, cat Fritz, and her honoring daughter Ann Canen and family, of Oakdale. She was retired from AT&T and a member of First Baptist Church of Turlock.
Horacio Adolfo "Chitos" Velasquez passed away due to a car accident in Tracy, CA. Chitos was a day away from turning 22 years young. He loved to be with his family. He is survived by his parents and two sisters. He was and will always remain a loving grandson, uncle, nephew, cousin, brother and son. He will always be missed and live through his family
Gordon was born on February 12, 1936 to Edward and Mabel Peterson in Turlock, and passed away on October 4, 2011 after a brief illness.
Mary Arlene Stiles was born May 31, 1927 in Arkansas, the first child of Joe Johnston Stiles and Ida Estelle Badgett. The Stiles family moved to Briscoe, Texas where her sister Louise was born. They later moved to Omak, Washington and lived there for a time until they moved to Modesto. After High School, Arlene worked as the Boy Scout office secretary in Modesto.
Jack was a beloved husband, father and grandfather who will be missed more than words can say. He enjoyed selling his oranges so he could talk with everyone who stopped by. He also enjoyed bowling and taking care of his yard. Jack bravely fought a long hard battle with caner until his death.
Age 94 entered into rest with her family surrounding her in Turlock, CA. She was born in Carvalhinos Coimbra, Portugal, She was a Homemaker for 60 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock, Our Lady of Fatima of Turlock and S.P.R.S.I. and P.F.S.A. of Turlock. Survivors-Son-Victor Levada and his wife Debra, Caregiver- Maria Fatima Freitas for 8 years, 2-Grandchildren-Danielle and Annie. Visitation-2PM-8PM,Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel with a Rosary at 7PM, Mass-1PM,Friday, Oct.7,2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will ...
Age 84 entered into rest surrounded by her family in Hughson, CA. She was born in Riberinha, Guadalupe, Graciosa, Azores. She was a Homemaker for 54 years and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hilmar, Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock, Our Lady of Fatima of Turlock, Our Lady of Miracles of Gustine and Portuguese Pentecost of Turlock. Survivors-Sons- Arthur Silva and his wife Tina of Turlock, Julio Silva of Hilmar and Frank Silva and his wife Susan of Hilmar, Daughters- Mary Machado and her husband Manuel of Turlock, Lilita Cunha of Turlock and Janet Brasil of Idaho ...
Odessa Benson, 85, of Turlock passed away of natural causes at Brandel Manor in Turlock on Thursday, September 29th. She was born in Texarkana, AR, to Charles and Alma Satterfield in 1926. She settled in Turlock in 1958. She was a member of Turlock American Legion Post 88, Women's Auxiliary and Modesto Four Wheelers. Odessa enjoyed gardening and camping. She loved being with family.
Donna Jean Ladonga, 57, of Denair passed Friday morning after a long illness. Her surviving family includes her husband Steve Ladonga of Denair.
Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...
Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.
Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.
Kirk James passed away after a short illness at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He grew up in Delhi, attended schools there and graduated from Livingston High School in 1976. Kirk worked for Norcal Nursery and for the last 2 ½ years worked for Wendell Trinkler Jr.
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