Michael Fernandez, 25, of Keyes, died Nov. 3 in Keyes. He was born in Modesto in 1985. He was a welder for eight years and attended St. Jude Catholic Church of Ceres. He enjoyed skate boarding, video games, "Guitar Hero," football and being outdoors.
Jason Helms (aka "Skin") was born and raised in Massachusetts. He came to California and was "adopted" by Ismael and Constance Coronado at the age of 15. He lived in and around the Turlock area since that time. His life tragically ended while visiting Arizona recently. Jason loved sports, including basketball, football, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed cooking and baking. He was close to his family, and especially loved his kids. He worked as an iron worker in the construction of metal buildings for 12 years and enjoyed his work.
Richard "Dick" Uhrhammer, 90, of Ballico, passed away at Doctors Medical Center on Saturday. He was born to Otto and Alma Uhrhammer in Mountain View, Calif. Richard graduated from Mt. View High School and got his accounting degree at San Jose State, where he was a star basketball player. After graduating from Kings' Point Merchant Marine Academy, he became an officer and served on oil tankers during World War II. Richard married Lura Beth Magneson; and after the war they moved to Ballico, where they spent the rest of their lives farming. They raised three children and farmed sweet potatoes ...
Charles M. Harris, 93, died Oct. 18 in Salem, Ore. He was born to Charles A. and Bertha Harris in Denair in 1917. He attended Denair schools, Modesto Jr. College, and UC Berkeley. He worked in mapping for the U.S. Forest Service in Ventura County until 1942, then joined the Navy and served in the Pacific until the end of WW II. He returned to Denair and was involved in farming full-time until he started working in the Stanislaus County Assessor's office in the early 1960s. After retirement he became a licensed farm property appraiser.
Visitation for Mary Sousa Costa will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 with recitation of the Rosary to start at 7 p.m., both at Allen Mortuary.
John B. Marsh, 80, died Oct. 25 at his home in Turlock after a long illness. He was born in 1930 in Stranton, Pa. to E. Roy and Helen B. Marsh. He graduated from Dunmore High School in Pennsylvania, attained the rank of Eagle Scout, and then graduated from Syracuse University. He served four years in the United States Navy before moving to California to take classes at Claremont Graduate School.
Iva Parreira Chibante, 73, of Hilmar, died Nov. 3. She was a homemaker for 52 years and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Hilmar, S.P.R.S.I. Council 151 of Stevinson, and P.F.S.A. Council 151 of Hilmar. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting.
Frank Bettencourt Jr., 54, passed away surrounded by family at his home in Kuna, Idaho on Oct. 27 after a two-year battle against prostate cancer.
Illene Marie (Lyda) Davalt Joseph, 91, passed away on Oct. 29 in Clovis.
Frances "Fran" Hirdes passed away peacefully on Friday in Turlock. She was born in Farmersville to Joseph and Mary Riberio in 1928. She was the second of six children: Mary, Fran Ellie, Lee, Joe and Tony. The family later moved to Ceres. Fran attended Ceres High School and graduated in 1947. In 1949, she married Les Hirdes. Together they worked hard in the farming and dairy business for over 40 years. They were married 50 years when Les passed away in 1999; a daughter Leslie preceded Fran in death in 2008. She enjoyed line dancing, rodeos and roping. She timed ...
Howard Vincent, 87, of Hughson was born in Ceres. He graduated from high school in Nicolaus and joined the Navy shortly before World War II broke out. After the war he started his dual career of farming and truck driving. He drove for Valchris Turkeys of Turlock. He was a member of the Grange. He was a farmer and gardener, but his real love was for his family.
Howard is survived by his wife, Ruby McKee-Vincent of Hughson; children, Barbara (Charles) Daily of Oakdale and Jack V. (Sylvia) McKee of Riverton, Wyo.; brother, Duane Vincent of Yuba City; six grandchildren ...
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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.
On 10-23-2014 Betty Danielson, 89, passed from this life into eternity with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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.
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.
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.
William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.
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.
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 ...
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.
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