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Eugene Walford Pearson

Eugene (Gene) was born in Turlock, California, on October 25, 1920, to Mr. Noah W. Pearson and Mrs. Eva Charlotte Pearson. Gene attended Turlock grades schools, and graduated from Turlock High in 1938. He then went to U.C. Berkeley and received his BS in Mechanical Engineering (with a Chemistry minor) in 1943. From there he went to Cornell University for his Commission as Ensign USNR. Then on to active duty with the Fleet for 2-1/2 years as Engineering Officer of the Destroyer, USS Edison DD439, in both the Mediterranean and Pacific action.

March 10, 2015 | | OBITS


Kenneth “Ken” Charles Rose

Kenneth "Ken" Charles Rose, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, March 1st, 2015.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Jamshid Ghardashem

Jamshid Ghardashem, age 75, passed away after a long fight against cancer. He was a gentle, patient, kind, generous, and compassionate man, loving to all those who crossed his path, and with a delightful sense of humor.

March 06, 2015 | | OBITS


Janice Ilene Atwood

ughson, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after complications from a recent illness. Janice was born in Turlock's old Emanuel Hospital. She grew up in the Turlock area, graduated from Turlock High School, and married Michael Atwood in 1974 in Carson City, Nevada. In 1978 she helped start the family business, Big Valley Pallet Co. She has worked their ever since that time. Janice loved her family and her cats. She worked with the Hughson Twentieth Century Club to raise funds for the high school.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Robert James Harris

Robert James Harris, founder of Lander Veterinary Clinic, died peacefully at Covenant Village Care Center on February 21, 2015 at the age of 98.

March 03, 2015 | | OBITS


Julia Tapia

She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, Jesus Tapia, and three children: Jose M. (Sophia) Chavez of Turlock, Rosa (Juan Pablo) Vallejo of Turlock, and Jesus Ventura (Josefa Sanchez) of Turlock; 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 7 grandchildren. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Gerita Jorritsma Duree

Gerita (Geri) Duree, age 72, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville, Missouri.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Lois Bare

Mary Lois Bare, 91, of Hilmar, passed away at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Mary Lois was born in Arkansas to Julius and Thelma Wegel. She attended schools in Arkansas. After High School graduation she married Charles Bare, a Seaman with the Merchant Marine. They settled in California, first in the Bay Area and then in the Central Valley in 1968. They were married nearly 62 years when he passed away in 2005.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Rodrigo Jose Ortegaray

Rodrigo Jose Ortegaray beloved husband, father and grandfather went to be with Jesus this past Monday. Rodrigo was born in Managua, Nicaragua to Gustavo and Maria Ortegaray in August of 1954

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


MaryJane Rico Haines

She is survived by her sisters Loretta (Larry) Soares of Hilmar, Lorraine Vierra of Hilmar and Jeannie (Rick) Gonsalves of Stevinson; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Bobbie Cheves

Bobbie Cheves, 87, of Turlock passed away peacefully on February 18, 2015. Bobbie was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. When she was young, her family moved to Pittsburg, CA. As a senior in high school, Bobbie moved to Modesto where she graduated from Modesto High School. She married Gene in 1947 and they raised their family in Ceres, CA. After retiring from the Telephone Company, Bobbie and Gene enjoyed traveling and line dancing. She spent the last several years of her life in Turlock, CA. Bobbie will always be remembered for her warm and friendly smile. Bobbie was preceded in death ...

February 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Pete Stavrianoudakis

Pete Stavrianoudakis, passed away last Saturday at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 28, 1936 to Pantelis and Maria Stavrianoudakis. He was a lifelong resident of Hilmar, where he attended grammar school and graduated from Hilmar High School. Pete was a farmer in Hilmar for most of his life and was involved with several community organizations including, Hilmar FFA, Valley Tractor Pullers Association, Hilmar Footbal Boosters and was a member of the Hilmar Lions Club since 1968. He was also a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Modesto.

February 19, 2015 | | OBITS


William Joseph Larson “Bill”

Bill was born and raised in Turlock. He graduated from Turlock High School in 1971 and CSU Stanislaus in 1975. Bill was very active in sports throughout his school years, playing basketball and baseball and later traveling overseas with Athletes in Action and Sports Ambassadors. Bill was an evangelist for all of his adult life. He started evangelism classes at Monte Vista Chapel and enjoyed teaching Bible studies. Bill gave generously of himself to others, investing in their lives. He was a substitute teacher with Turlock School District for many years.

February 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Henrietta “Sunny” Sweeney

Henrietta was born in Turlock to Henry and Ellen Gustafson, the youngest of 8 children. She peacefully passed away at Paramount Court in Turlock, her home for the past year and one-half.

February 17, 2015 | | OBITS


Arthur Yohannan

We are celebrating Arthur Yohannan's amazing life! Born in Oct. of 1925 in Yonkers, New York to Michael and Anna Yohannan, Arthur lived life to the fullest as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Arthur led an exciting life as a commercial building architect with his designs spanning from Beverly Hills to Turlock, CA.

February 17, 2015 | | OBITS


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Thomas Patrick Devine

Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.

May 19, 2015 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


Larry Tyrone Dinwiddie

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Carolyn, siblings Lloyd, Rose. He is survived by children Barbara Rodrigues and Gary Dinwiddie and siblings Marilyn, Bob and many extended family.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Donald Leon Swanson

Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


Raymond Verner Larson

Raymond Larson, 75, was born in Turlock to Verner and Edith Larson. He died Saturday in Modesto.

May 19, 2015 | | OBITS


James (Jim) Lynn Booth

James (Jim) Lynn Booth, age 76, passed away peacefully of natural causes on May 6, 2015 while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico with his family.

May 15, 2015 | | OBITS


Cheryl Lucetta

Cheryl Lucetta Larison, 70, of Salinas passed away Monday, May 11, 2015 in the arms of family, after a long battle with cancer. She was born June 19, 1944 in Turlock Ca.

May 14, 2015 | | OBITS


James Lynn Booth

Born 10/22/1938

May 12, 2015 | | OBITS


Edward Roy Munroe

Edward Roy Munroe, 84, of Turlock, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at English Oaks Convalescent in Modesto. He grew up in Delhi, CA and after he graduated from Livingston High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. He settled in Turlock in 1993.

May 12, 2015 | | OBITS


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


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