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Josephine V. Avila

Josephine Avila, 102, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Saturday, March 12. Josephine was born in Rayon, Sonora, Mexico to Andres and Guadalupe Villa in 1908. In the earlier 1930s, she moved to Brawley, Calif. and lived in Turlock since 1947. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, YLI and the Altar Society. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crocheting. God and family were her life.
Josephine is survived by her children, Frances Godinez of Turlock and Carmen (Bruce) Alexander of Eureka; grandchildren, Mario (Lynn) Godinez, Sandra Montalvo, Jesse (Andrea) Godinez, Veronica (Terry) Cook, Alexis (Sean ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Joseph Makita

Joseph Makita, 85, of Delhi, was born on April 20, 1925, in Cressey and passed away on March 11 in Delhi.
He was an auto mechanic for 63 years and Dow Hammond was his last employer. He was one of Jehovah Witnesses in Delhi. He enjoyed taking pictures, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Makita of Delhi; son, Joe Makita, Jr. and his wife, Melissa of Delhi; daughters, Paula Blumenschein and her husband, John of Goshen, Ky. and Jodi Dahlquist and her husband, Mark of Salida; sisters, Ellen ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Katherine Dolores Tarone

Katherine Tarone, 90, passed away at her home in Capitola. She was born to Albert and Clara Coker in Stevinson and grew up in Stevinson, where her mother, "Trixie," served as the postmistress. She graduated from Hilmar High School and married Natale Tarone in 1931. She kept their home while her husband went off to serve in World War II. She worked for 18 years as a ticket agent for the local Greyhound Bus depot. She also managed apartments both here and in the Santa Cruz area. Katherine was active in church activities throughout her life. Her husband passed away ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Felipe Garcia Maldonado

Felipe Maldonado, 44, of Turlock passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 26. He was born in Redwood City to Clementa and Nora Maldonado in 1966. In 1978, his family moved to Turlock, and he graduated from Turlock High School in 1985. He worked for Tri-Valley Growers. He enjoyed woodworking, building things and gardening.
Felipe is survived by siblings, Randy Beers of Woodland, Richard Beers of Turlock, Robert Beers of New Jersey and Jackie Durant of San Jose. He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m ...

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

Jay R. Ramer, Jr.

Visitation for Jay R. Ramer, Jr. will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 18 at Allen Mortuary, 247 N. Broadway in Turlock. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, also at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Please see for more information and to leave memories and condolences.

March 15, 2011 | | OBITS

William “Bill” T. Butterworth

Bill Butterworth, of Turlock, was born in San Rafael to Mary and William Butterworth, Sr. on Jan. 27, 1933. He died at age 78 on March 4 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Bill's family moved to Turlock in 1942, and he attended Hawthorne School and Turlock High School. After graduating in 1952, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he was stationed on the U.S.S. O'Brien DD725. After serving for two years he returned to Turlock and worked for Snider Buick Co.
Bill worked for Pacific Bell/AT&T for 39 years, where he met the ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Marjorie “Jean” Jensen

Marjorie Jean Jensen, she was known as Jean by her friends and family, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center.
Jean was a long time resident of Hilmar. She was president of the PTA, and belonged to several quilting groups for years. She was also a committed member of the Helping Hands Organization for over eight years. Jean was a great help to her husband on their ranch for so many years. Besides being an avid member of her church, The Assembly of God Pentecostal, she was a great cook and was always very welcoming to her friends and family. She ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Agatha L. Ware

A grave side service for Agatha L. Ware was held Friday, March 11 at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your condolences at

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Rosa da Silva

Rosa da Silva, 94, of Turlock, was born on Oct. 31, 1916 in Agualva, Terceira, Azores and passed away on March 5 in Turlock.
She was a homemaker for 58 years and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock.
She is survived by son, Jose da Silva and his wife, Isilda of Artesia; daughter, Grimoalda Dias of Turlock; brothers, Adelino Avila of Massachusetts and Francisco Avila of Brasil; grandchildren, Connie Galhano, Paulo Dias, Carlos Dias, Robert da Silva, Donald da Silva and Diane da Silva; and great grandchildren, Megan Dias, Lindsey Dias, Briana Dias, Chloe Dias ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Johnny Fay Seratte

Johnny Seratte, 82, of Delhi, passed away on Tuesday at Emanuel Medical Center. Johnny was born in Prairie Grove, AR to John and Bertha Seratte in 1928. In 1948, he joined the Navy and had served until 1950. Johnny lived most of his adult life in the Bay Area. In 1998, he and his wife settled in Delhi. He attended Valley Hope Community Church in Turlock and enjoyed fishing, camping and RVing. Family was his life.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife, Rachel Seratte; children, Mary Seratte of Lakeview, Donald Seratte of Union City and Walter Groff of Rocklin ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Consolacion Rose Hipolito

Rose Hipolito, 75, of Stockton, passed away peacefully March 2. She was born in Maui, Hawaii and moved to Delhi at the age of 19. She retired after 35 plus years from the San Joaquin County Social Services. She was an avid church volunteer and was always willing to help a person in need.
Rose is survived by her sister, Connie (Ralph) Kehano of Stockton; husband, Frank Hipolito, Sr.; sons, Frank Hipolito, Jr. of Stockton, Anthony Hipolito of Elk Grove and Danny Hipolito of Stockton; daughter, Catherine Rodriguez of Modesto; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Private services are being ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Stanley Powell Lundahl

"Turlock Journal, Dec. 17, 1909 . . .
. . . The stork was abroad Monday evening (12/12) and in his travels he left a fine seven-pound boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Lundahl . . ."
Stanley Lundahl, age 101, a resident of Oceano, was born at home in Turlock. He died in Oceano-Arroyo Grande where he'd lived for the past 45 years.
His parents were pioneer Turlockers C. V. and Clara Lundahl. Clara was born in the Mother Lode town of Volcano, Calif. and moved with her family to Turlock as a child in 1884. Charles came from Iowa with his ...

March 11, 2011 | | OBITS

Rebecca Elizabeth Huntington

Becky Huntington, 48 of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in San Jose and attended schools in Modesto and San Jose. After graduating from High School she completed further studies at a Career College for her work in medical records administration. She was a hard worker. In addition to working in radiology and admitting at Emanuel Medical Center, Becky worked a second job to help make ends meet and to take care of her boys.

Becky was also a positive, out-going, happy, fun-loving person. She enjoyed reading, playing games, going to the movies, supporting her ...

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

Marie Kennedy

On March 3, 2011, Marie Kennedy, beloved wife, sister, cherished mother, grandmother and great grandmother left this world peacefully with family surrounding her. She was reunited in heaven with her parents, William Arvil and Robbie Marie Pratt and her youngest sister, Sue Pratt Ellis.

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

George Piro

George Piro was born on Nov. 27, 1955, in Tehran, Iran to Peiro and Zina Piro. As a young boy George often accompanied his father to work at Café Argentine, the family restaurant. Once there he would convince his dad to let him go to the movie theater right next door where his love of movies began.

March 08, 2011 | | OBITS

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Gladys Sylvia Rodrick

Gladys Sylvia Rodrick, 82 of Patterson passed away Sunday, June 28th at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

July 02, 2015 | | OBITS

William “Willie” C Sweeten

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Billy Joe Mills

Billy was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Harvey and Lillian Mills and passed away after a sudden illness at the age of 86. He was the second of three children. His family settled in Hughson and Billy graduated from Hughson High School and excelled in basketball and baseball. He also attended MJC and then went on to proudly serve in the Army during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Billy was a Medical Technician with the 121st Evac Hospital. He was awarded with a Korean Service Medal with three bronze service stars, a United Nations Service Medal and ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

John Walter Guy, Jr.

John Walter Guy, Jr., 90, was born in Turlock to Mabel and John Guy, Sr. John's father was mayor of Turlock from 1930-35 and owner of Guy Funeral Home.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Leonard Caetano Mendonca

Leonard Mendonca, 80, of Turlock passed away suddenly at home on June 24, 2015. Leonard was born to Caetano and Adeline Mendonca in Modesto, Ca. He attended Roselawn School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1951. He served his country in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician and was the DJ on board the destroyer U.S.S. McKean. He loved music, HAM Radio, dancing, and sports. He was an outstanding fast-pitch softball pitcher, an avid Oakland A's, Oakland Raiders, and Golden State Warriors fan. He was very proud to have a son and grandson both ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Helen Cecilia Smith

Helen C. Smith, age 97, of Hughson, California passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Samaritan Village. She was born November 8, 1917 in Jamestown, Rhode Island to Daniel and Margaret Murray. She graduated High School from Newport High School in Rhode Island before receiving her Bachelors Degree. She married Irving E. Smith November 9, 1942 in New York City. She was a Pediatric Nurse for 35 years. They lived in New York City, Long Island, and San Diego before settling in Hughson twelve years ago. Helen enjoyed golfing, ballroom dancing, and bridge.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS

Elyn Jean Gregg

Elyn Jean Gregg, our beautiful mom, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the amazing age of 99. Mom was born in September of 1915 in Oakland, Nebraska, the 3rd of 5 children born to John and Ebba Nelson. The Nelson family moved to California in 1923 and after living in Denair and Delhi, they moved to the family farm in Hughson.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Judith Dian Anderson

Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Judy, a Porterville resident for many years, joined their celestial choir on June 6, 2015 after a short illness. She was 74.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Desirae Crystal Crittenden

Desirae Crittenden,19, passed away in Northridge, CA on June 21, 2015. She was born on 08/08/95 in Turlock, CA. She grew up in Merced,CA and graduated from Merced High in 2013. She attended CSU Northridge and was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Desirae was loved by many and left an impact on many people's lives. Her love for EDM, country and Tupac music was out of this world. She loved dancing and going to raves. She also loved the SF Giants. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She is survied ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS

Jose Natal Sousa

Jose Natal Sousa passed away at the age of 78 in Turlock, he was born in the Azores in 1936 to Manuel Enes and Maria Amorim. Jose came to Turlock in 1978 where he worked on a dairy and also for Gallo Winery before retiring from Silva's Construction. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and attended Our Lady of The Assumption Church in Turlock.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

Lyman Alan "Al" Sanders born January 15, 1933 to Lyman and Inez Sanders in Grinell, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on June 19.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Karen Acosta-Cornick

My beloved Karen entered into peace Sunday, June 14, after a year-long struggle with illness. Karen was born at Emanuel Hospital, Turlock, to parents Melvin (2010) and Elizabeth (Penny) (1961) Crowell. She lived in Livingston, CA, Oregon and Livermore as a young girl. Grandma Lenore Crowell (Swazye) was such a very big part of Karen's life-she was a beautiful and fun lady.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS

Lynjte Weeds

Lynjte Weeds was born in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands on January 24, 1928. She passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the age of 87. We know that she is now dancing with her husband, Dirk Weeda, in a realm of love and pure bliss. She is survived by her seven children, Nellie Dughi, Jake Weeda, Lena Weeda, Arie Weeda, Leonard Weeda, Sam Weeda, and Connie Branderhorst. Lyntje's legacy will thrive in the generations that she has left behind, and she will forever live in our hearts. She emmigrated to Canada in 1951, where her two eldest children, Nellie ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


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