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Robert “Bob” E. Shaw

Mr. Robert "Bob" E. Shaw, age 102 "Entered into Rest" on Friday, March 21, 2014 at Lidia's Blessed Home in Modesto, CA. Mr. Shaw was born in Persia and has lived in Modesto for 66 years. He was an upholsterer for 30 years and enjoyed woodworking, upholstering, reading and spending time with family and he also served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Mr. Shaw is survived by: his Son – Steve Shaw and his wife Susan of Healdsburg, CA; Daughter – Virginia Vyborney and her husband Vernon of Modesto; Brother – Jerry Eshoo of Portland, OR; Five Grandchildren – Wendy Vyborney ...

March 27, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Elizabeth Thomas

Mary (Betty) Thomas, 89, of Turlock passed away peacefully at Brandel Manor. Betty was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to William and Edith Ryan, the youngest of their seven children. She went to school in Pennsylvania. After high school she worked in a defense plant in New Jersey during World War II. She later worked for General Motors. Mary met her future husband, Clarence (Tom) Thomas, while she was working in Pennsylvania and he was in the Army. They were married in 1959 and moved to Turlock California where they raised their family. Betty was active in the First United Methodist ...

March 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Lola Moore

Lola Moore, 77, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Lola was born in Torrance CA to Robert and Nadine Drennen. She grew up and attended school in the Los Angeles area. She later moved to Fresno where she met her future husband JM Moore who had just completed his tour of duty in the Army. They lived in the Los Angeles area before moving to the Central Valley in 1966. Lola was a homemaker who took great pride in her home and family. She enjoyed many hobbies. She taught herself to sew and through the years she made ...

March 20, 2014 | | OBITS


Theresa Rowan Simko

Theresa was born in San Francisco to Matthew and Alice Rowan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 50. Theresa graduated from Turlock High School in 1981 and UC Davis in 1985.

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Noel E. (Mel) Richard

Mel, 95, of Turlock has passed away. Mel was born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania Australia. He was a veteran of World War Two serving the Australian Navy. He was a member of American Legion Post 88 of Turlock. Mel was an Author and an amazing poet.

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Howard Austin Drew

Howard was born in Long Beach, CA to Reginald and Judy Drew in 1970 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 43. He attended Turlock High School where he played football, wrestled and was on the honor roll. After school he joined the Marines where he served in Desert Storm. He was a talented carpenter and worked in the construction business for 20 years; he enjoyed building things with his hands just to show he could do it. Howard spent time traveling around the world as part of the Portuguese Bull Fighting Suicide Squad, for 16 years. He ...

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


Dr. Leon L. Allen

Dr. Leon L. Allen passed away Saturday, March 15 in Jamestown California. He was the oldest son of Harry L. and Vivian M. Allen of Union, New Jersey. He was born in North Arlington, New Jersey April 9, 1926. He was a medic in the Army during WWII serving on the USS Milne Hospital ship. After honorable discharge in 1946 he attended Washington Missionary College and graduated a Math major. He attended Loma Linda University and graduated with a doctorate in medicine in 1954. He was married to his beloved wife Opal Johnson in 1953 they were married for 59 ...

March 18, 2014 | | OBITS


HAL DAVID DILL

Hal David Dill, born in Turlock, Ca March 11, 1951. Hal lived in Siskiyu County since 1996 and passed over February 27, 2014 to join his mother and father Floy and Howard Dill and his nephew Stewart Hedstrom. He is survived by his wife Becky Dill, daughter Amy Dill, sister's Donna Hedstrom, Wanada Slaven and extended family and friends. Hal loved helping others. His passion was photography and playing his Native flutes. He worked in auto body as a body and paint man for 42 years. He always had a positive attitude and an infectious smile. He will be ...

March 14, 2014 | | OBITS


Rubie Louise Johnson

Turlock resident Rubie L. Johnson passed away Friday, March 7, in Hughson. She was born in Turlock, December 16, 1920 to August and Louisa Johnson, the youngest of four children. Rubie graduated from Turlock High School in 1939 and moved to San Francisco to live with her sister, Astrid Oliver. She loved San Francisco and stayed there most of her life, working as a secretary for Met Life Insurance for 38 years, before moving back to Turlock in 2005.

March 11, 2014 | | OBITS


David R. Posegate

David died Feb. 28, 2014 at age 66, after a prolonged illness. After his service in the Vietnam War, he went on to complete his Juris Doctor and an M.B.A. at Berkeley, California. He was a longtime resident of Phoenix, Arizona.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Oma F. Parker

Oma F. (McElhaney) Parker was born January 25, 1926 in Claremore, Oklahoma. She lived in Oklahoma until age 15 when her mother, Bonnie, father, Vol Wilson, and two brothers, Vol Gene "Bud" and Perry moved to California. The family moved around a lot before finally settling in Turlock in 1941. Oma attended Turlock High School for a time, and later worked for the Puccinelli and Hume canneries.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Gordon H. Bradbury

Gordon H. Bradbury, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto on March 6, 2014.

March 07, 2014 | | OBITS


Jack M. Landmeier

Jack Landmeier passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at the age of 76. He is survived by his children: Lane and Marlene Landmeier, Keith and Diane Landmeier, 8 grandchildren and one great grandson. Jack retired from International Paper Co. in 1999, where he worked for 39 years. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, March 7 at Crossroads Church, 1360 N. Johnson Rd. Turlock, CA.

March 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Frances “Fran” Best Prusso

Fran was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and passed away peacefully, into the welcoming arms of her, heavenly father, at the age of 97 in Modesto, California.

March 06, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Mae Sughrue

Dorothy Mae Sughrue is now in the arms of her Savior after a brief struggle with cancer.

March 06, 2014 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


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Lila June Koop

Lila June Koop is survived by her children Marilyn Esau of Turlock, Harold Koop of Texas, Norma Ingram of New York, and Roger Koop of Turlock; brother Frank; sister Wilma; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Koop, sons John and James Koop, and one grandchild.

September 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Carl Medwick Jameson

Carl was born to Elizabeth and Carl M. Jameson in a small town in OK. The family moved around for a while before settling down in Southern California where he went to school and met his future wife Glenda Inman who lived across the street. They married in 1956. He was in ROTC in high school and after they were married they moved to GA for officer training at Fort Benning. They returned to California to start their lives together settling in Turlock, CA where he joined the local National Guard. Carl was in the Guard until he could no ...

September 26, 2014 | | OBITS


Linda Faye Cox

Linda Cox, 65, of Turlock, passed away at home after an extended illness.

September 23, 2014 | | OBITS


Richard Allen Root

Richard Allen Root, 89, died September 18, 2014, at Elness Convalescent in Turlock. He was born March 21, 1925, in Los Angeles, California, to Frank and Emma (Berger) Root. At the age of 18 enlisted in the United States Army in the 558th Artillery Battalion. After his Honorable Discharge he settled in Turlock and attended Full Gospel Tabernacle before attending Victory Christian Church in Hilmar. He worked 25 years for Nulaid then retired from Martinez Plywood after 12 years.

September 23, 2014 | | OBITS


Stephen Bruce Kelly

Steve was welcomed into heaven on September 18, 2014 at age 64. Steve was born in New York to Willard and Gladys Kelly. Steve moved to Southern California when he was one year old and was a current resident of Turlock. Steve graduated from Manteca High School in 1969. He served in the US Navy for 3 years. Steve was a member of Valley Hope Community Church in Turlock. Steve worked for Lowes and The Modesto Bee.

September 23, 2014 | | OBITS


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