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John Isaac

John Isaac was born in Baquba, Iraq to Isaac and Nano. He spent his childhood in several cities in Iraq, attending school and learning English. In 1942 he met the love of his life, Mary Yadgar, and married her.

February 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Derek Steven Rocha

Derek passed away tragically on Feb. 13 near Modesto at the age of 31. He was born in Turlock and was raised in Hilmar. He attended Hilmar schools and graduated in 1997. He received his A.S. degree from MJC in Computer Science. He worked for JHL Office Interiors for the past 10 years as a computer graphics designer and salesman. He was especially talented in computer and sound systems technology. He was a master of many trades and always willing to help anyone of his friends and their friends. He was talented, creative, funny and witty. His skills and ...

February 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Michael Wayne Kennemer

Michael Kennemer was born in Texas to James and Peggy Kennemer. The family moved to Alameda when Michael was young and he attended school and graduated from Encinal High School in Alameda. He worked for 30 years in road construction as a partner with his father. Together they worked on many roads in the Santa Clara County area. Later he worked as an estimator for Paving Construction Company in the San Jose area.

February 15, 2011 | | OBITS


Sherry Lee Wayman

Sherry Lee Wayman, 47, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a long battle with illness. She was a lifelong resident of this area since she was born in Modesto and lived her life in Stanislaus County. She went to Downey High School in Modesto and was married to George D. Henry for several years. Sherry loved music and loved to sing, she enjoyed casinos, and she loved to ride her Harley. Her family tells how she loved to go to church, too. She also did some commercial cleaning when her health allowed.

February 15, 2011 | | OBITS


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


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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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