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William “Bill” John Palmer

William "Bill" Palmer, 53, of Turlock, died Feb. 13 at his residence. Bill was born September 1957, in Artesia, to the late Calvin and Helen Palmer. He was raised in Norwalk, and lived in Whittier and Perris Lake before settling in Turlock eight years ago.

February 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Vernon Leon Burrell

Vernon Burrell entered into rest at the age of 78, on Feb. 3, ending a long struggle with illness.
During his career Vernon worked for Fred Harvey Enterprise managing trading posts, hotels and cafes at the Grand Canyon and Cameron, Ariz. He worked for over 50 years in construction and retired as a general contractor. He supervised the construction of the new villages, schools, and village utilities for Deadhorse/Prudhoe Bay and Barrow, Alaska. Under that contract, he hired and trained Alaska natives to support the local economy and job market. He was known to the Indians as Bo-Ho- Lingee ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Charles Paul Brown

Charles Brown, 53, of Salida, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. He was born in Oklahoma to Joe and Christine Brown in 1957. Charlie was raised in Hughson and graduated from Hughson High School in 1975. He lived in the Central Valley for most of his life. Charlie enjoyed camping and music, but his passions were motorcycles, motorcycles runs and four wheeling.
Charlie is survived by his daughter, Katie Brown of Modesto; grandchildren, Edward Mendes and Jada Mendes, both of Modesto; and sister, Phyllis Brown of Modesto. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are entrusted ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Ruby “Jean” Peterson

Jean was born in Erick, Okla. to Oscar and Molly Butts in 1924. She was raised in Texas and later settled in Turlock with her husband Frances Melvin Peterson. Frances and Jean raised their two children in Turlock on property they owned in the country. Jean was very involved in the PTA at Johnson Joint School where her children attended. She was a charter member of Monte Vista Chapel and enjoyed the many years she spent helping in the children's nursery and Awanas program at church.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Ann (Keith) Clukey of Colorado Springs ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Ann Gazulis

Ann Gazulis, 90, died Feb. 10 at Vintage Faire Nursing and Rehabilitation in Modesto. She was born November 1920 in Richmond, Va. to Andrew and Carry Bazacos. She moved to Oakdale in 1925. She married Peter Gazulis in 1939, and they lived in Modesto before settling in Turlock in 1964. She was a member of the Church of God – Faithful Flock.
She loved her grandkids and enjoyed having coffee at Olde Tyme Pastries with her friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Braswell of Salida; grandchildren, Kevin Braswell and Julie Warren; and five great grandchildren with one on the ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Alcino Brasil Azevedo

Alcino Brasil Azevedo, 58, of Chowchilla, died Feb. 9 in Chowchilla. He was born in January 1953 in Ribeira Seca, Sao Jorge, Azores. He was a dairyman for 32 years and a member of St. Columba Catholic Church of Chowchilla. He enjoyed gardening, riding his scooter bike and spending time with family and friends.
Alcino is survived by his wife of 33 years, Herondina M. Azevedo of Chowchilla; sons, Alcino Manuel Azevedo and his wife, Jacalyn, of San Diego and Francisco Arlindo Azevedo and his wife, Alyssa Keeney-Roe, of San Francsico; brothers, Alvarino Azevedo and his wife, Maria, Saozinha of ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Hilda (Bettencourt) Marson

Hilda (Bettencourt) Marson entered into her eternal reward on Wednesday at her home with her family at her bedside. She was born in Hilmar to Manuel and Mary Bettencourt and lived on the family dairy her entire life. She graduated from Hilmar High School in 1944. She worked for Souza's Propane and Furniture store while attending college to get her bachelor's degree in Education.
After graduating she taught school at Fairview School in Hilmar for three years before meeting the love of her life, Gerald Marson. They were married in 1949.
She is survived by children, Dennis of ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Lloyd M. Zimmerman

Lloyd Zimmerman, 81, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Lloyd was born in Kansas and spent some time moving around the U.S., from New York to California. In 1943, Lloyd joined the U.S. Navy, serving his country for approximately 13 years, including fighting for his country during WW II. New York is where he met the woman whom he would share his life with, Rose. They were married nearly 40 years before she passed away in 1992.
Aside from the time he enjoyed spending with his family, Lloyd loved radio-controlled airplanes. In the late 60s, early ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Marie T. Moore

Marie Moore died of natural causes at her home in the loving embraces of her family.
Marie was born on Indian territory in Chouteau, Okla. She was very proud of her Cherokee heritage. She relocated to Turlock in 1935 with her husband and son. Marie retired in 1976, after 20 years of service as a USDA inspector. Marie was well known as a hard worker and provider. There was no job that Marie hesitated to tackle. She taught her family the joys of gardening and the practicality of problem solving. She entertained her grandchildren with her wide and varied collection ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Neta “Kay” Pinney

Neta "Kay" Pinney, 70, passed away on Feb. 6, 2011, at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. She was born April 1940 in Oklahoma to the late Jack and Lizzie Shackelford. She came to Turlock when she was 2 years old and graduated from Turlock High School in 1958. She married Melvin Pinney in June of 1958. She worked for the Turlock School District for many years before retiring from the Denair School District as their cafeteria manager.
She was involved in PTA, 4-H Club, Turlock Horsemen's Club, and was a track official at the Merced Speedway. She ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Bobby Gene Belk

Bobby Gene Belk, 71, of Turlock, passed away on Feb. 4, 2011, in Modesto.
He was born in Bakersfield in 1939 and was a fork lift operator for army supplies. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.
He is survived by wife, Evelyn Belk of Turlock; sons, Mark Belk of Lakeside and Danny Belk of Fort Worth, Texas; step-son, Don Silva and his wife, Cheri, of Texas; daughters, Teresa Gilbert of Porterville, Tina Belk of San Diego and Terena Belk of San Diego; step-daughter, Debi Serpa of Turlock; seven sisters; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Thomas Ramirez

Thomas passed from this earth on Feb. 4, 2011. He was born on Dec. 3, 1945, to Albert Ramirez and Liola Sears. Thomas was originally from Scottsbluff, Neb., but lived in Stanislaus County with his wife Laura for the past five years. They traveled around for several years before settling in Modesto.
Thomas, a man of very strong beliefs, kind, passionate and dedicated, spent most of his life as a plumber. He had many other passions and accomplishments throughout his life. He was a devout Catholic, a wonderful teacher and a strong leader. He is my guardian angel.
Thomas leaves ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Delton Dale Nyman

Delton Nyman, 70, of Hilmar, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at his home on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
He was truly a life-long Hilmar resident, since he was born on the south side of August Avenue and passed away on the north side. He was the third generation raised on the same dairy site and was in partnership with his brother Lloyd on the dairy since the early 1970s. He attended Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar High School in 1958. During school he played basketball and was active in FFA. He was an Army veteran ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Marina Kay Atherton

Marina K. Atherton, 60, of Modesto, was born in Inglewood and passed away unexpectedly Thursday at Doctors Medical Center.
Marina moved to Modesto in 1959, and attended local schools graduating from Davis High School in 1969. In 1970 she married George Atherton.
She enjoyed sewing and knitting, and baking throughout the year. Every holiday was made special by her artistic touch in the kitchen, making her treats unique and much appreciated by her loved ones. She also liked pottery-making and gardening with her grandchildren, especially in her strawberry patch. In recent years she enjoyed playing bingo on facebook.
Marina is ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Patricia Ann Pierce

Patricia Ann Pierce, 78, passed away Feb. 7, 2011, at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.
She was born in September 1932 to Ivan and Gladys Wilharm in Waterloo, Iowa. She lived in Plainfield, Iowa and married James Pierce in 1951. They moved to the Bay Area in 1959, then moved to Denair in
1971. She lived in Pine Mountain in 1993, before she settled back to Denair in 2000.
She was an instructional aide for Denair Unified School District from 1977 until 1992. She belonged to the Denair Friends Church, and was a volunteer for the AWANA Monte Vista ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


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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


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