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Dorothy May Booth

Dorothy Booth, a Turlock resident since 1963, passed away peacefully at Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday. She was born in Nebraska to the late Thomas and May Sturtevent. She was an elementary school teacher for the Chase County School District in Nebraska for three years. She lived in the Los Angeles area in 1939 then moved to Oakdale in 1953, before she settled to Turlock in 1963. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Turlock.
She is survived by her five grandchildren, Carrie MacLean, Robert Booth, Crystal Cozine, Jenny Booth, and Samantha Booth. She also leaves behind ...

October 02, 2010 | | OBITS


Alonzo Ibarra

Alonzo Ibarra, 24, of Turlock, passed away Monday in Newman.
Alonzo was a native of Delano and a current resident of Turlock. He previously resided in Newman for 14 years. He was a student at Modesto Junior College. He attended Orestimba High School in Newman and graduated from Westside High School class of 2004. He was also a graduate of ITT. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball and football.
Alonzo is survived by his wife, Cindy Torrez of Turlock; daughter, Alia Ibarra of Turlock; parents, Nieves and Lydia Ibarra of Newman; brother, Celso Ibarra of San Jose; and sister, Andrea Ibarra ...

October 02, 2010 | | OBITS


Joanne Irene Noda Montgomery

Joanne Irene Noda Montgomery succumbed to cancer on Sept. 20 while living at a residential board and care home in Los Angeles, known as "My Mother's Place." She was surrounded by her loving family.
Her long battle against the disease since it was first diagnosed in 2007 made the difference in allowing her to know all of her grandchildren, three of the four of which were all born during the span of this most personal struggle. She endured radiation, chemotherapy and major surgery to achieve this inspiring accomplishment.
Joanne was born to William and Esther Noda on July 30 ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Benjamin Godina Martinez

Benjamin Godina Martinez passed peacefully in his sleep at home on Sept. 17. He was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Saginaw, Mich. by his parents Lucio and Anita Martinez. He leaves behind his loving wife of 17 years, Sue.
Benny served in the U.S. Army from October 1957 to August 1963. He was stationed in Germany from 1957 to 1959. He was a member of Saint Anthony's Catholic Church, president of the Guadalupana Society, member of the Sociedad Morelos, member of Cornite Mexicano De Beneficencia, and member of the American GI Forum for 10 years ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Charlotte Baba

Charlotte Baba, 88, of Turlock, died Sunday.
Charlotte was born to John and Margaret Porhat in Yonkers, NY. She graduated from Yonkers High School as an excellent bookkeeper; she worked for the board of education after high school. She married Frank Baba in Farmington, NJ on Oct. 3, 1943. They had three children and moved to Turlock after the war in 1946. Charlotte worked for Turlock Dental Arts as a file clerk until her retirement in February 1985. From then on she enjoyed traveling and sightseeing.
She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and First Methodist Church ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Maryam Hoell

Maryam Hoell, 77, of San Jose, died Sept. 23 in San Jose.
Maryam was a homemaker for 50 years and a member of St. Thomas Assyrian Catholic Church of San Jose.
She is survived by daughters, Atorina Khangaldi , Jacklin Bodaghi and Domarina Alkhass, all of San Jose, and Janet Khangaldi of Germany; brother, Youram Hoell of Turlock; sisters, Anna Police and Pena Vichyounan of Turlock and Lida Ghatiena of Turlock; and three grandchildren.
A funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at St. Thomas Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church. Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Jonathan Christopher Sanchez

Jonathan Christopher Sanchez, beloved son, brother, mentor, and friend, was called to heaven on Sept. 24. He was born in Turlock, where he lived with his family and made countless friends.
As a young child, Jonathan had an infectiously warm smile and a kind, generous heart, qualities that he continued to display as a young adult. He, with his family, was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Turlock, where Jonathan developed at a very early age a deep love for Christ and a desire to serve the Church. After graduating from Turlock High School and ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Vearl Clifford Bawden

Vearl "Bud" Bawden, 98, of Turlock, passed away at Evergreen Nursing and Rehab in Modesto on Saturday.
He was born in Nora, Ill. in 1912 to Alonzo and Laura Bawden. His family moved to El Monte where they owned a walnut orchard. A Naval veteran of WWII, he was a baker by trade, and at one time owned Bawden Pastries. He moved to Stockton in 1989, and settled in Turlock in 1994, where he was a member of Calvary Baptist. He enjoyed watching sports, but most of all; he loved spending time with his family. God, family, and helping others ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Alonzo Ibarra

Alonzo Ibarra, 24 of Turlock, passed away Monday in Newman.
Mr. Ibarra was a native of Delano and a current resident of Turlock. He previously resided in Newman for 14 years. He was a student at Modesto Junior College. He attended Orestimba High School in Newman and graduated from Westside High School class of 2004. He was also a graduate of ITT. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball and football.
Mr. Ibarra is survived by his wife, Cindy Torrez of Turlock; daughter, Alia Ibarra of Turlock; parents, Nieves and Lydia Ibarra of Newman; brother, Celso Ibarra of San Jose; and sister ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Betty Jean Fannin

Betty Fannin, 78, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Monday. She grew up and went to school in Hughson. She graduated from Hughson High School. She married the love of her life, Everett Fannin, and they were married for 59 years before his death in 2009. Betty had a strong faith in God and a great love for her family and her church. She also loved life and was even known for playing practical jokes on friends. Betty and Everett had a tradition of taking their grandchildren camping every summer. As a homemaker, Betty had also built ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Harbans Kaur Takhar

Harbans Takhar, 90, of Modesto, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on Saturday in Modesto. Harbans was born in Punjab, India to Harkishan Singh and Karm Kaur in 1920. In 1986, she immigrated to the United States and lived in Turlock, Livingston and Modesto. Harbans was a member of the Turlock and Livingston Sikh Temples. She enjoyed traveling and visiting her children. God and family were her life.
Harbans is survived by her children, Kamljit K. Bagri, Pall S. Takhar, Rashpal K. Uppal, Surinder S. Takhar and Ajit S. Takhar; 13 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in ...

September 29, 2010 | | OBITS


Shawn Lynn Barlow

Shawn was raised in the Central Valley by Glenda Catanzarite-Pometta and Dan Barlow. At 13, Shawn moved to Turlock. In 1988 he graduated from Turlock High School.

September 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Benjamin Godina Martinez

Benny passed peacefully during his sleep at home. He was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in Saginaw, Mich. by his parents, Lucio and Anita Martinez.

September 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Henry Joseph Rocha, Jr.

Henry was born in Manteca to Henry and Josephine Rocha in 1925. He later moved to Crows Landing where he met the love of his life, Thelma, and was drafted into World War II where he served in the Army. After his time in the service, he moved to Turlock and he and Thelma were married and he began farming.

Henry belonged to Our Lady of Miracles in Gustine and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock. His interests included photography, fishing and spending time at the ocean.

September 25, 2010 | | OBITS


Billy Joe Tacker

Billy Joe Tacker, 74, of Turlock, passed away after a long illness. His wife Wendy was by his side as she has been for more than 43 years. Bill served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force for a total of 20 years. He worked for the City of Turlock for 22 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping, fishing, and after retirement, traveling in his motor home.

September 25, 2010 | | OBITS


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Marilyn Rose Davenport/Morrett

Marilyn Davenport passed away peacefully in Turlock on July 31st after a brave battle with lung disease. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN, then moved to California in 1950 upon marrying Henry Morrett and earning her nursing degree. She worked in hospitals for 19 years and another 10 years as an aerospace industry nurse in southern California. She highly valued her work as an ER nursing supervisor and enjoyed the variety of patients she served. She raised her two beloved sons, Hal and Bryan, mostly as a single mother, following the premature death of Henry in 1961. In ...

August 19, 2014 | | OBITS


Julia S. Sleeper

Julia was born in Chicago, IL to Samuel and Nanajon Yohannan and passed away in Turlock at the age of 85. She settled in Turlock at the age of fifteen and graduated from Turlock High School. In 1957 she married Brad Sleeper and they shared 57 years of marriage. Julia was passionate about her Assyrian community and actively involved in and treasurer for the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock. One of her favorite activities was playing "Takhta", backgammon. She also loved to read and play bridge.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Pennie Ralston Hearn

Pennie was born on October 21, 1954 in Grangeville, Idaho to Everett and Emily (Billie) Ralston. She was one of six children. She fought a brave battle against cancer and went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was 59 years old.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Evelyn E. Besone

Evelyn was born and raised on a dairy ranch in Stevinson, CA and passed away at the age of 97 in Encino, California. She graduated from Hilmar High School and settled in Turlock where she lived for over 60 years. Evelyn worked for Haucks Drug Store and was a secretary for Dr. Moline's office for several years.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Dorothy Gladys Ross

Dorothy Wire Ross was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 6, 2014 just weeks shy of her 102nd birthday. Dorothy was born in Chino, CA to Charles and Jo (Passmore) Wire. She attended high school in Chino and Chaffey College in Ontario before marrying Harlon Clyde Ross in 1932. Together they worked hard farming in the Pomona and Etiwanda areas before settling in Turlock in 1963. She helped feed chickens, clean eggs, smudge citrus, bottle feed calves and any other work that needed to be done on the ranch and in the home ...

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


Edward Allen Aschwanden

Edward was born in Turlock where he lived all his life. He graduated from Turlock High School and drove truck for over 30 years. Ed enjoyed fishing, watching NASCAR and getting together with friends. He loved his daughters and one grandson dearly.

August 08, 2014 | | OBITS


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