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Carmen B. Estrada

Carmen B. Estrada was born into life June 28, 1932 in Fresno. She was the loving wife of John Estrada and is survived by eight children, 27 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Viewing will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd. A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. Burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.
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December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


William Stanley Miller

On Nov. 30, 2010, William "Stan" Stanley Miller passed away in Turlock. He was just three months shy of his 90th birthday.
Stan was born in Escalon and proud of his Swedish and Lutheran heritage. He grew up in the San Jose area, attending San Jose and Campbell High Schools. Stan served in the National Guard for a period of six years, and saw combat in three major campaigns of World War II in the Pacific. Stan was actually on the beach in the Philippines when he witnessed General Mac Arthur's triumphant return in person. He left the military ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Patrick Alan Patterson

Patrick Patterson, 37, of Modesto passed away unexpectedly at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto on Thanksgiving Day. Patrick was born in Modesto and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from San Lorenzo High School in Hayward and studied Journalism at Cal State Hayward. Patrick was well known in the area as a sports writer for the San Francisco Examiner and as a blogger for the Oakland Raiders. His family knew him as a generous, loving man. He will be greatly missed.
Patrick is survived by his father, Michael (Sheila) Patterson of Oklahoma; mother, Patricia (Henry) Rodriguez of Modesto ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Ercil Earl Strong

Our beloved husband, father, brother, fishing buddy and storyteller, Ercil Strong, who was born in Ava, Mo. on June 22, 1928 to Everett and Vietta Strong, passed away on Dec. 3, 2010 at Emanuel Medical Center.
He served in two branches of the military - the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He was a combat medic in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Corporal. He was very proud to be a veteran and to have had the honor to serve his country. He worked in Shingle Springs, Calif. as ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Jerry Richard Repke

Jerry Richard Repke, 56, of Sonora entered eternal life on Friday at Sonora Regional Medical Center after battling a cancerous brain tumor. He was born in Superior, Wis. to Ronald and Norma Mae Repke. He moved to California in 1956 after the death of his father, Ronald Repke. Jerry loved the outdoors - camping, fishing, and gold panning. He especially liked sitting by the campfire.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ronald Repke; brother, Ronald Repke Jr.; and sisters, Charlotte Woods and Linda Thoorsell. He is survived by his mother, Norma Klaschus; step-father, Irvin Klaschus; brothers, Daniel Repke and ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Josephine Clement

Josephine Clement, 85, of Turlock was born on Feb. 21, 1925 in Los Angeles and passed away on Dec. 6, 2010, in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 63 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by Nance J. Clement of Turlock; son, Joseph Clement of Turlock; grandchildren, Jennifer Clement of Colorado, Kristy Pain of Modesto and Angelina Steel of Modesto; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12 at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel. A Rosary ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Saundra Lee Baker

Saundra Baker, 66, died Nov. 24, 2010, at her residence in Turlock. She was born December 1943, in Loveland, Colo. to the late Robert and Theresa Baker. She was raised in the Bronx, and lived in Fall
Rivers, Mass. before living in Illinois. She settled in Turlock 20 years ago, and attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church and then recently St. Thomas Catholic. Her interests included drawing and ballroom dancing.
Saundra is survived by her siblings, Kathleen Kullnat, John Kullnat, Theresa Field and Joane Casqueira; and nieces, Julia Miles and Carrie Richards. She was preceded in death by her sister, Donna ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Maximiana Valdez Garcia

Visitation will start today at 8 a.m. for Maximiana Valdez Garcia, with a funeral Rosary to follow at 3 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary located at 247 N. Broadway, Turlock. Interment will take place in Jardin de la Esperanza, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.
She is survived by her four children, Juana Valdez-Garcia, Eloiza Zazueta, Maria P. Carbollo and Jesus Francesco Valdez; four siblings; and 22 grandchildren.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Melville Andre Christiansen

Melville Andre Christiansen, 88, passed away Dec. 5, 2010. He was the beloved husband of the late Beverly (1995), devoted father of Pamela Christiansen-Colon, loving grandfather of Olivia Wetherbee and Vincent (Brodi) Wetherbee, cherished great grandfather of Wyatt and Evangeline Wetherbee, and fond uncle and great uncle. He was also a proud WW II Army veteran.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento, CA 95841. Interment will be private.

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Otheo “LeRoy” Choat

LeRoy Choat, 62, of Turlock passed away at home with his family at his side on Friday, Dec. 3. He was born in Geary, Okla. to Otheo and Lula Choat in 1947. LeRoy lived in Linden, Tenn. and Turlock throughout his life. He was a master mechanic and at the end of his career he owned Tom's Creek Boat Motor Repair in Tennessee. He enjoyed gold panning and was an outdoorsman. He was a master at making moonshine.
LeRoy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Paula Choat; children, Otheo LeRoy Choat, Jr. of Washington, Karen Sue Navaro ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


Floyd David Anderson

Floyd David Anderson, 78, of Ceres was born May 13, 1932, in Wagoner, Okla. and passed away Nov. 29, 2010, in Castro Valley.
He was a millwright worker for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Joyce Anderson of Ceres; son, Floyd David Anderson of Ceres; daughters, Deborah Lynn Lea of Arkansas and Carol Lynn Waldon of Ceres; sisters, Wanda Louise Emslie of Modesto and Carol Gatland of Texas; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2309 Lavon Lane, Ceres. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial ...

December 07, 2010 | | OBITS


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


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Shirley M. Hill

Shirley is survived by her husband Dean Hill, brother Robert Horine; daughters Judy (James) Allen and Kathie (Joseph) Wright; step-children Michael Hill, Linda Hill Mobley, Janet (Anthony) Watts-Clement; grandchildren Brian Allen, Shirley Spycher, Laura Allen, Sheri Icedo, David Worstell and Steven Worstell; step grandchildren Matthew Watts, Rachel Watts, Jessica Watts and Molly Mobley, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 great, great-grandchildren. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents Melvin and Pearl (Beth) Horine, and sisters Annetta Cochran and June Thomson.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Gabriel Anthony Guerrero

Gabriel Anthony Guerrero was granted his angel wings on July 16, 2014.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Fredrick Yow

Fred Yow, 67, of Delhi, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Fred was preceded in death by his mother and a sister Janette Yow. He is survived by Pam Yow; children: Angela (Joseph) Matrisciano, Michele Yow-Thomas, Christina Yow, Fredrick (Jason) Yow, Niki Yow, and Joseph Yow, step-children Christina Andree and Jennifer Andree, his father LeBoyice Yow; siblings: Sherry Mingus and Gloria Yorston; and grandchildren: Arieonna, Mariah, Hayley, Gavin, Angelina, Adaline, Brayden, and Benjamin.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


David Arthur Sanchez

David was born in Turlock to Arturo Sanchez and Linda Cervantes and passed away at the age of 39 in Turlock. He was a caring man who would help anyone in need. He was apostolic and loved God as well as his children and family. David was affectionately known as "Uncle Donner" by his nieces and nephews. He was an avid 49ers fan, loved riding bikes and snacking on candy and sweets.

July 29, 2014 | | OBITS


Jim Virgo

James E. Virgo left us on July 22 doing what he loved, working in his yard and garden. Jim was born July 24, 1934 in Modesto, CA. He lived his entire life in Turlock and Delhi, attending Turlock High School. He retired from Turlock Irrigation District as a line supervisor in 1994. He also worked for a time at Leedom Tire Shop. Jim's served in the National Guard.

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Mary Valle

A beloved Matriarch of our family has left us but her twinkling eyes and vibrant smile will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Valle was a life-long resident of Turlock. She was the youngest of 10 children and the last surviving child. Mary met and married Raul Valle while they were in high school. They were married 66 years and welcomed two daughters, Loretta and Jeannie. Mary and Raul were small business owners. Mary later worked for Lela's Dress Shop where she loved helping young brides prepare for their weddings. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


William John Smith, Jr. ‘Billy from Philly’

William John Smith, Jr. was better known by his friends as 'Billy from Philly'. Billy's journey started June 26, 1954 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Born to William and Margaret Smith, Bill went on to be raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bill called the Central Valley home for over 20 years and is survived by his wife Marcia Fowle, step-son Kevin Adler along with his wife and son of San Francisco, his brother, Michael B. Smith of Delaware, sister, Deborah L. Dangler of Virginia, brother, Daniel T. Smith of Virginia and sister, Cheryl A. Lentine of Pennsylvania and many aunts ...

July 25, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., in Turlock.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Cleo Edwards Petersen

Cleo, age 94, of Turlock, passed away peacefully July 22, 2014 from cancer. She was born March 10, 1920 to Jess and Idabell Edwards in Haskell Texas.

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Sharon Sue Base

Sharon Base, 69, of Turlock, CA, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Shauna Elaine Erwin-Higgins

Shauna is survived by her father Vernon Erwin; brother Ronald Erwin; sister-in-law Helen Witherspoon; nieces Kerri Aviles and Emily Erwin; nephew Nathan Witherspoon; great nephew and niece Marco Aviles and Luciana Aviles; godson James (Jackie) Wentzell and their children James, Makayla and Logan; lifelong treasured friend Linda Lagorio and numerous other sister-in-laws, nephews and a niece. Shauna is preceded in death by her beloved daughter Rachel Christine Bainbridge, mother Donna Marie Rushing Erwin and husband James Higgins.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Charlotte Kay Milhous

Charlotte Milhous, 75, of Turlock, passed away recently. Charlotte was born in Modesto CA to Vernon and Thelma Olson. She graduated from Turlock High School in the Class of 1956. Two days later she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Milhous. They have been sweethearts for 58 years of marriage. Charlotte worked as a school librarian for 30 years in the Turlock Public Schools. Her family has been the first love of her life. She and Bill have been actively involved in First Baptist and Crossroads Churches in Turlock. She enjoyed gardening, scrapbooking, handcrafts, participating in Community Bible Studies, reading ...

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


Marie Martha Bugaj

Marie Bugaj, 83, of Denair, passed away on July 16, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

July 22, 2014 | | OBITS


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