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Arthur Eugene Gilstrap

Arthur Eugene Gilstrap, 90, of Turlock died Jan. 4, 2011, at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. Mr. Gilstrap was born August 1920, in Oklahoma, to the late John and Lula Gilstrap. He came to Marysville, Calif. at the age of 16 during the Depression. He was an operating engineer for 50 years. He settled in Turlock 10 years ago. He was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his two sons, John Gilstrap of Turlock and Gerald Gilstrap of Parker, Colo.; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and sister, Verna Story of Roseville.
He was preceded in death by his wife ...

January 07, 2011 | | OBITS


Mark L. Richesin

Mark Richesin, 50, of Lake Don Pedro, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Merced.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Richard Stephen Lear

Richard Lear was born to Duke and Delphine Lear in Pascagoula, Miss. The 11th of 12 children, Richard learned early about the value of hard work and the meaning of family which served him well through his life. Richard loved and served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army. After returning to Mississippi at the end of his service, Richard took a job as a carpenter and remained in that trade for 20 years.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Roy Perry Bethel

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.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Adriana A. Alkala

Adriana A. Alkala, 56, of Turlock passed away on Dec. 25, 2010 in Hughson.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Carmen Sanchez Ruiz

Carmen Sanchez Ruiz, 85, of Turlock passed away on Dec. 26, 2010 in Hughson.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Norma Norman

Norma Jo Norman, 83, passed away Dec. 29, 2010, at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Wilfred William Marson

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 ...

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Christopher James Bell

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 ...

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Luis Alberto Belo

Luis Alberto Belo, 53, of Half Moon Bay passed away on Jan. 2, 2011 in Half Moon Bay.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Charles D. Laskey

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.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Vivian McGuckin Raineri

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.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Violet R. Lynn

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.

January 04, 2011 | | OBITS


John Damiano

John Damiano, 64, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26 in Fresno.

December 30, 2010 | | OBITS


Sherrill Evonne Lubbers

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.

December 30, 2010 | | OBITS


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Elizabeth M. Barrett

Elizabeth M. Barrett, 80, formerly of Turlock and Modesto died on October 23 after an extended period of declining health. Liz was born, raised and married in Lowell, MA. She and her husband, Tom lived for a time in East Lansing, MI and then in Stanford, CA before settling in Turlock as one of the founding families of the new Stanislaus State College (now known as CSU Stanislaus). Liz was a member of the SSC faculty Wives Club, and the Turlock 20 Ands, but she is probably best remembered in Turlock for her tireless support of children at Turlock Aquatic ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Gladys Linnea Mathews

Gladys Linnea Mathews,99, was born in March of 1915 to Jonas and Elizabeth Nyman in Wausa, Nebraska. The youngest of five children, she came to California with her family as a young woman and met Carl in Oakland and they married in 1936. They were married for 50 years, ministering as church-planters to communities in the area and foothills. She was known for her kindness and generosity and welcomed visitors with coffee and her renowned baking and cooking. She loved music, travel, collected dolls and wrote poetry. She lived in the Turlock area for 69 years and was a ...

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Eleanor Angeline Brindeiro

Eleanor,94, was born in the Visalia area to Francisco and Leunora Cardoza in 1920 and passed away in Turlock at the age of 94. She married Albert Brindeiro and they had two children and shared over 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Together they owned a dairy which she helped manage for 62 years. In 1982, their son Glenn passed in a tragic accident; the loss of her son was very difficult and life was never the same for Eleanor.

October 31, 2014 | | OBITS


Judith Waterson

Judith (Judy) Waterson, 77, died peacefully October 26, 2014, at her home in Turlock, California. A private Graveside service will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.

October 30, 2014 | | OBITS


Betty Danielson

On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Michael Wayne Blair

Michael Wayne Blair passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Born and raised in Merced CA, Mike was the fourth of ten children born to Ray and Juanita Blair. Mike was a Bee Keeper and many times traveled for his work.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Bonnie Belle Falke

Bonnie Belle Falke, 84, of Turlock, California, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, after a brief illness on Sunday, October 26, 2014. Bonnie was born to Glenn and Linnie Watson in Eden, Idaho. She was raised in Turlock, attended Turlock area schools, graduated from Turlock High School in 1948. She married the love of her life, Wallace Peterson Falke. They were married for 56 years.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


Ernest Samuel Cross III

Sam Cross, 65, died peacefully at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA after a year-long struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Cyndy, and his sister Susie Sellers (Duncan) of Colorado Springs CO, brother-in-law Steve (Glenda) Flentje of Fullerton CA, and mother-in-law Bev Flentje of Payson AZ.

October 28, 2014 | | OBITS


William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Kenneth E. Falkenberg

Kenneth Falkenberg, of Turlock, passed away at home after a two year battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Caldwell, Kansas to Bert and Rita Falkenberg. He attended school in Claremore, OK before moving to California at age 12. He attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After high school he served in the National Guard and worked 32 years for Hartvickson Poultry. He became a self-employed poultry hauler for a total of 56 years before retiring in 2000. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching football. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmendale Fernandes

Carmendale Fernandes, 90, of Stockton passed away on October 15, 2014. She was born August 25, 1924, in Turlock to parents, J.C. and Clara Fernandes. Carmendale was raised in Turlock, attended local schools and graduated from Turlock High School. She then attended San Jose State College and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and later completed her Master's degree. Carmendale taught school in Sunnyvale from 1946-1988. She was the coach of the debate and speech teams during her tenure at Sunnyvale High School and was nationally known for her work in the field of speech and ...

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Greg Fairbairn

Greg Fairbairn passed away in Modesto on October 16, 2014 at the age of 59. Greg was born on July 3rd, 1955 to James and Blanche Fairbairn in Sacramento, CA. He has been a resident of the Turlock area for the past 31 years.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


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