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Dr. Ralph M. Truitt

Dr. Ralph Truitt, 90, of Turlock, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to missionary parents, Earnest and Bertha. His parents' godly example led Ralph to choose a career as a medical doctor and to actively lead his family, serve his church, perform missionary service, and serve many families in the community.
A very bright young man, Ralph graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School at age 23. His internship and internal medicine was completed at White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles, a hospital founded by the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Three weeks after completing medical school he married the ...

March 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Linda Louise Tapia

Linda Louise Tapia, 69, of Delhi, died Wednesday in Turlock. She was born in March 1941 in Livermore and was a special aid foster grandparent for nine years at Marilyn Frank's Child Development Center. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She is survived by her son, Anthony J. Vega of La Grand; step-son, Ralph Vega and his wife, Maria, of Ceres and Jesus Tapia of Turlock; daughters, Mary L. Perez of Delhi, Nina R. Cardiel and her husband, Manuel, of Turlock, Jenny A. Duran and her husband, Juan, of Merced, Angie D. Alejandre of Delhi and Linda L. Carrillo ...

March 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Betty L. Blume

Betty L. Blume, 83, of Waldron passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 17 in a Waldron hospital.
Betty was born June 8, 1928 in Waltreak, Ark. to the late Martin and Ida Horn of Waldron. Betty was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.
After retirement, she moved home to Waldron. Betty was a caring and loving person who always looked for the good in everyone regardless of their position in life.
Betty is survived by her son, Michael Blume of Waldron; grandsons, Jeremy Blume of Lakeside, Ariz. and Tyie Blume of Hinesville, Ga.; brother, Wayne Horn (Ethel ...

March 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Ruth Edith Herring

Ruth Herring, 94, of Turlock, passed away on Friday at St. Francis Assisted Care in Turlock. She was born in Ventura to Grover and Hazel Bell in 1916. She was raised in Southern California and received a bachelor's degree from UCLA. Ruth moved to Turlock in 1949, and lived there since then. She was a teacher at Campus Park Elementary School in Livingston. Ruth was a member of Monte Vista Chapel, CTA and CRTA.
Ruth is survived by her daughters, Bernice (Leland) Schmiedt of Lodi and Mary (Danny) Mendoza of Diamond Springs; grandchild, Andrew J. Schmiedt of Elk Grove ...

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Dorothy M. Beers

Dorothy Beers, 80, of Turlock, died Feb. 24 in Turlock.
Dorothy was a wife and homemaker for 51 years. She enjoyed spending her time as a volunteer at Emanuel Medical Center at the information desk for five years. Her favorite things were classical music, Mexican food and seafood, vacationing on the North Coast, chocolate ice cream, needlework, and the Raiders and 49ers. The reason she volunteered at Emanuel was after her husband passed, she was drawn to the hospital to help people, as she wanted to be a nurse when she was younger.
She is survived by her sons, Wayne ...

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Edward Dennis Meyer

Edward Meyer, 71, of Denair, lost his battle with cancer at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born to Edward H. and Elizabeth Meyer in Oakland. After his high school graduation, Edward attended trade school and got his start as an auto mechanic. For many years he ran his own business specializing in the repair of imported cars. In 1958 he married Irene Francis. They were married for 47 years before her death in 2005.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Irene. He is survived by children, Martin (Kathleen) Jacobs of Union City ...

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Jeannie Lynn Baccelli

Jeannie Baccelli, 34, of Turlock, passed away unexpectedly at her home. She was born in Modesto to Raymond Baccelli and Pamela Moyer. She started her schooling in San Diego and the family moved to Hilmar when she was in the second grade. Jeannie graduated with the Class of 1995 from Hilmar High School.
She was a homemaker and was known for making great salads. Even though Jeannie experienced much pain in her life, she did enjoy exercising. She also loved to shop. In recent years Jeannie enjoyed worshipping at New Life Christian Center with her friends.
Jeannie was preceded in ...

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Elsie Marie Doberenz Hall Charles

Elsie Charles slipped away and entered her eternal home with Jesus with her family by her side.
Born in Fort Sumner, N.M. she lived there until marrying P.W. Hall in 1936. They soon moved to California and eventually settled in Ceres where she raised her family. She was an active mom who was PTA president and Brownie troop leader. Elsie was an accomplished seamstress who sewed numerous items from straight skirts to ball gowns for her daughters.
For 18 years she worked in sales at Hammetts and made many friends. At 59, she married a childhood friend, Joe ...

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Michael V. Cervantez

Michael V. Cervantez, 48, of Delhi, passed away on Feb. 25 in Delhi.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1962 in San Francisco and was a machine operator for 25 years. He enjoyed riding quads, fishing and building model cars.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Celia Cervantez of Delhi; daughters, Serina Cervantez of Turlock and Jessica Cervantez of Delhi; brother, George Cervantez of San Jose; sisters, Ramona Saia of Livingston, Virginia Pomba, Mary Lou Sanchez and Anna Gaston, all of Delhi; and grandchild, Makayla Rivera. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Rosario ...

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Emma Warda Morris

Emma (Erma) Warda Morris, who passed away at the age of 83, was laid to rest on Jan. 20. A Memorial Mass in her honor will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1200 Lyons Ave., Turlock. Arrangements were entrusted with Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emma's memory to USO.org.

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Mary Catherine Lamb

Mary Catherine Lamb, 87, died Monday in Santa Cruz. She was a former resident of Turlock. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lamb. Burial will take place in Turlock.

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Bobby Lee Defrance

Bobby Lee Defrance, 55, of Coalinga, died Feb. 24. He was a correctional sergeant for 22 years.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at Faith Fellowship in Coalinga. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 4 at Faith Fellowship. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at Hilmar District Cemetery.

March 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Jacob J. deBos

Jake deBos passed away peacefully the morning of Feb. 24, 2011.

Jake was born in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and immigrated to the United States shortly after marrying his wife of 51 years, Jannette. They moved from Riverside, Calif. to Turlock in 1978, and lived there until his death. Jake was an engineer who worked for Varco Pruden until his retirement. He was very active in both the Turlock Sunrise Rotary and the First United Methodist Church. Jake will be remembered as a loving husband, wonderful and giving father and grandfather, loyal friend, and a man who loved giving his time ...

February 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Dorothy M. Beers

Dorothy Beers, 80, of Turlock passed away on Feb. 24. She was born on Nov. 17, 1930, in Turlock and was a wife and homemaker for 51 years.

February 25, 2011 | | OBITS


Lily Khachi

Lily Khachi passed away at Elness Convalescent Hospital.

February 25, 2011 | | OBITS


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Cleveland John Leonesio, Jr

In loving memory of Cleveland John Leonesio, Jr.; born September 23, 1934 and passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on July 10, 2015.

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Mary Frances Bailey

Mary Frances Bailey went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 1, 2015. She was a beautiful, loving wife, mother ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Aundre Rawlins

Aundre Rawlins, 21, of Turlock, California, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2015. He was born and raised in Turlock and attended Turlock Schools. He ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Wilburn Benefield

Wilburn was born in Oklahoma to George and Estelle Benefield. He married Wilta (Neff) Benefield on April 11, 1970 and together they shared 45 years ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Kelly Jean Hotchkiss Gay

Kelly lost her battle with Melanoma Cancer on July 12th. She was born in Modesto, CA and lived in Turlock and Modesto until she moved ...

August 04, 2015 | | OBITS


Judy Paulette Hager

Judy Paulette Hager was born December1, 1949 to Roy and Mabel Baptista at Emanuel Hospital. She grew up on a dairy with her parents, north ...

July 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Tomiye Hamaguchi

Tomiye (Tomi) Hamaguchi was born on December 16, 1925, in Mountain View, CA, to Kisaburo and Teru Tsujihara. She attended various schools in Merced and ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Jean Hildebrand

Carol Jean Hildebrand, 50 of Delhi passed away on July 25, 2015 from a long battle with cancer.

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jo Shackleford

Preceeded in death by Clarence and Helen Allyn, brother Jim Allyn and husband Richard 'Dick' Shackle-ford. Betty was a sucessful business coowner of Dick's ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


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