Roy Perry Bethel, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend of many, passed away on Dec. 29, 2010 at the age of 84 from leukemia. Roy Bethel was a Turlock resident and community supporter for many years.
Adriana A. Alkala, 56, of Turlock passed away on Dec. 25, 2010 in Hughson.
Carmen Sanchez Ruiz, 85, of Turlock passed away on Dec. 26, 2010 in Hughson.
Norma Jo Norman, 83, passed away Dec. 29, 2010, at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.
Wilfred "Fritz" Marson, 94, of Turlock passed away on Sunday, Jan. 2 at home with his family at his side. He was born in Shickley, Neb. to John and Mary Marson in 1916. In the late 40s, Wilfred moved to Turlock and lived here since then. He met Caroline Brown in the Sacred Heart choir, and they married in 1959. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in October. Wilfred was a mechanic and welder by trade. He worked for Texeira's Service and later became the proprietor. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus ...
Christopher Bell, 80, of Turlock passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 1. He was born in Shanghai, China to Joseph and Nellie Bell in 1930. During WW II, Chris' family was captured in Shanghai and put in an internment camp. When Chris was 12, his family was brought to Detroit, Mich. through a POW exchange program. Shortly after coming to the United States, his family moved to San Jose, Calif. Chris worked for Lockheed Martin for 21 years before retiring in 1990. He lived in Pine Mountain from 1990 until 2002, when he settled in Turlock. Chris ...
Luis Alberto Belo, 53, of Half Moon Bay passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Half Moon Bay.
Charles Laskey, 87, of Modesto was born in Lowell, Mass. to William and Beulah Laskey. He passed away at Pacifica Senior Living in Modesto. He will be remembered in this area as a long time math teacher at Ceres High School. He also worked for many years as a volunteer at Memorial Hospital. Charles enjoyed playing tennis and bridge. He also served our country in the Army during World War II.
Vivian Raineri, 86, of Modesto, passed away at Hy-Lond Convalescent Hospital in Modesto. She was born in Roseburg, Ore. to Henry and Muriel McGuckin. The family moved to Napa, where Vivian completed her schooling and began her career as a journalist and author. She wrote for the Bay Area Bureau of the Peoples' World Newspaper. She was politically astute and active with the Women for Peace in Berkeley, where she lived most of her life. Vivian authored the book "The Red Angel," a biography of Elaine Yoneda, a lady who served time in an internment camp during World War II.
Violet Lynn, 82, of Turlock was born in Denair to John and Evelena Baptista. She was a lifelong resident of the Turlock area. She is survived by her daughter, Cathee Lynn of Turlock.
John Damiano, 64, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26 in Fresno.
Sherrill Evonne Lubbers, 70, of Modesto passed away on Dec. 21.
She was born in Medford, Ore. and graduated from Hilmar High School in 1958. She worked in data entry for 12 years and enjoyed crafts, art and crocheting.
Leslie Johnson, 93, of Turlock died peacefully at home with devoted family by his side. Leslie was born in Newman Grove, Neb. to the late Oscar and Fairy Johnson. He graduated from Newman Grove High School and worked on the family farm before moving to Turlock. Leslie worked in various farming positions until his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1942. He served as a sergeant in four campaigns in the Pacific during World War II until his return in 1945. Upon returning to Turlock, he worked for Hartvickson's Poultry Transportation and then met the love of his ...
Alex Schwendig slipped into the presence of his loving heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 20 at the Covenant Village Care Center in Turlock. He was born on Dec. 26, 1934 in Berlin, Germany. He came to America with his family in 1945, finally settling in San Francisco, where he graduated from Poly High School and the University of San Francisco. He never forgot those people who did so much for him during the years he was integrating into American culture. He was quick to help others whom God brought to his attention.
Bonnie Jo Arnold passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Bonnie Jo met and married her high school sweet heart, Phillip Arnold, in 1966. They had two sons who preceded her in death, Robert Arnold, who passed away in 2004, and Phillip Arnold, who passed away in 2006. Bonnie Jo was a rescuer of animals, and was a sweet and kind woman who everybody liked. Bonnie Jo leaves behind her husband Phillip; daughter, Julie Robertson; granddaughters, Sydney Arnold, Marci Robertson and Jodi Skaggs; and grandson, Timothy Robertson.
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.
Alice went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Sept 25, 2014. Alice attended the Neighborhood Church of Redding for 30 years and was an active member of Stephens Ministries. Alice lived a full and happy life; she enjoyed shopping, playing cards, QVC and dancing. She was an avid square dancer for many years. She had many wonderful friends.
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