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Umbelina M. Oliverira

Umbelina Marie Oliveira died on the morning of Saturday, May 9, 2015, at her home after a battle with cancer. She was sixty-six years old.

May 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Alma Chambers

Alma Chambers was born in Jefferson City, Missouri to the daughter of Louis and Marie (Renterghem) Loethen. She moved to Turlock where she graduated from THS in 1958 and married fellow grad, Ronald Chambers, on July 24, 1960 at Sacred Heart Church. Alma spent many years as a legal secretary before retiring from the Attorney General's Office in Missouri. She owned Alma's Ceramics in downtown Turlock. Among her many passions were traveling, quilting and family history. Above most, Alma will be remembered for her strong spirit which left a lasting impression on everyone in her life. After a ...

May 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Nancy Middleton Thompson

Nancy Middleton Thompson, beloved wife, mother, and teacher, died in Modesto, California, on May 7, 2015. Family, faith, and a commitment to nurturing future generations were the pillars upon which Nancy built a life of love and service. Nancy was devoted to an extended family with deep roots in the Midwest. Following in her parents' footsteps, she became a teacher in Minneapolis after her graduation from the University of Missouri in 1949. She met and soon married Lloyd in 1950. Her career in public education spanned thirty-eight years, the last nineteen of which were spent in Turlock, California, where she ...

May 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Leonard R. “Chuck” Roberts

Leonard R. "Chuck Roberts, 91, of Ballico passed away at his home on Thursday, May 7, 2015. He was born in Ada Oklahoma and served in the U.S. Army during World War II, primarily in Europe, where he rwas awarded the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster. After serving in the Army he came to California and settled in Ballico. He was employed by Bonander Pontiac-Buick in Turlock for 22 years as a sales manager. After retiring from car sales he became an almond farmer in Ballico for the next 34 years. Chuck was a 55 year member of ...

May 08, 2015 | | OBITS


Earl Arthur Peterson

Earl Arthur Peterson, 93, slipped into the arms of Jesus before sunrise on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

May 08, 2015 | | OBITS


Inez Freitas

Inez was born in Los Banos to Joseph and Rose Puccinelli and passed away at the age of 85. She married Manuel B. Freitas at a ceremony performed at St. Thomas Cathedral in Reno on June 10, 1950. She was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her children on the family dairy in Stevinson where she lived from 1950 until her passing. Inez enjoyed traveling to Santa Cruz and Lake Tahoe and cooking Italian food. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


John F. Medeiros

Born July 19, 1929 in Turlock California, he passed on May 2, 2015. He attended Tegner Elementary and was a graduate of Turlock High School. As a young man he owned a hay hauling business with his brother. He married Lorraine Lewis in 1954, and remained happily married for 61 years. He later worked in construction and in 1976 he began JF Medeiros dairy construction company with his sons. He was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Church of Turlock and a member of YMI of Hilmar.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Ingebjørg (Ingie) Odny Klevmyr

Ingie was born Ingebjørg Odny Olsen, in Kristiansund, Norway. She lived in Norway until emigrating to the United States in 1954 at the age of 31. She and her husband, Nils Klevmyr, were married in June of 1944, during World War II in occupied Norway. There first son, Rolf, was born shortly after the war in November of 1946.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Richard Lee Coleman

Richard Lee Coleman was born January 18, 1957 in Turlock and was a Modesto resident. He passed away on April 30.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Cheryl Hartvickson Breshears

Cheryl Breshears, 68, was born in Turlock to Norman and Alta (Ramey) Hartvickson. She died at her home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

May 05, 2015 | | OBITS


Carlene Anna Voight

Carlene Anna Voight was born in Turlock, CA to Karl and Bertha Whipkey and lived almost her entire life in Stanislaus County. Raised with her two brothers Ronald and Richard, the only time Carlene lived outside the county was for 14 months when her family lived in Alaska.

April 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Hawkins

Carol Hawkins passed away peacefully at home, on April 21st, 2015 at the age of 98. She was the youngest of four girls born to G.W. and Emily Scholl in Seattle, Washington, and grew up near Lake Washington. She loved the clam-digging summers at her family's summer home on Bainbridge Island.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lilly Mae Cole

Lilly (Liz) Cole was born in Madera, CA on March 12, 1940. She passed away in Merced on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the age of 75. Lilly worked for over 30 years as a waitress. One of her favorite past times were her shopping trips to Wal*Mart. The most important thing in her life was her children and grandchildren. Lilly loved baking and decorating cakes. During the holidays her family members would all stop by to pick up their goodie plates of cookies and candies.

April 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lucy “Murl” Crowder Norton

Murl is preceded in death by two loving husbands Norman Crowder (married 52 years) and Jack Norton (married 9 years).

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


George & Polly Morgan

After nearly 77 years of marriage, George and Polly Morgan died peacefully within three weeks of each other; Polly, on March 19 at the age of 96, and George on April 13, at the age of 98.

April 21, 2015 | | OBITS


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Cleveland John Leonesio, Jr

In loving memory of Cleveland John Leonesio, Jr.; born September 23, 1934 and passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on July 10, 2015.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Frances Bailey

Mary Frances Bailey went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 1, 2015. She was a beautiful, loving wife, mother ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Aundre Rawlins

Aundre Rawlins, 21, of Turlock, California, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was born and raised in Turlock and attended Turlock Schools. He ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Wilburn Benefield

Wilburn was born in Oklahoma to George and Estelle Benefield. He married Wilta (Neff) Benefield on April 11, 1970 and together they shared 45 years ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Kelly Jean Hotchkiss Gay

Kelly lost her battle with Melanoma Cancer on July 12th. She was born in Modesto, CA and lived in Turlock and Modesto until she moved ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Judy Paulette Hager

Judy Paulette Hager was born December1, 1949 to Roy and Mabel Baptista at Emanuel Hospital. She grew up on a dairy with her parents, north ...

July 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Tomiye Hamaguchi

Tomiye (Tomi) Hamaguchi was born on December 16, 1925, in Mountain View, CA, to Kisaburo and Teru Tsujihara. She attended various schools in Merced and ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Jean Hildebrand

Carol Jean Hildebrand, 50 of Delhi passed away on July 25, 2015 from a long battle with cancer.

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jo Shackleford

Preceeded in death by Clarence and Helen Allyn, brother Jim Allyn and husband Richard 'Dick' Shackle-ford. Betty was a sucessful business coowner of Dick's ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


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