Bob was born in Turlock at the old Emanuel Hospital to Roy and Carrie Hedstrom.Bob attended Lowell Grammar School and graduated from Turlock High School.He went on to attend Azusa College, and graduated from Trinity College in Chicago. He attended Trinity Seminary, California Baptist Theological Seminary, Berkeley Baptist Divinity School and California State University (master's degree).Bob worked at the Evangelical Free Church Turlock, First Baptist Church and Modesto First Baptist. Bob was a member of Turlock Covenant Church.
Esther Thorsen went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 28 in Turlock, at the age of 90.The second of four children, Esther was born in Hennessey, Okla.Her parents were Haskell and Myrtle Wells.As a small child, she moved with her family to California, eventually settling in Hughson.Esther attended Modesto Junior College, and worked at the Milk Producers, during World War II.After the war, Esther married Rodney J.B. Thorsen, owner of Thorsen's Plumbing, Inc., and moved to Turlock.
Katrina Andersson, 67, of San Jose passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Emanuel Medical Center. She was born in Vastervik, Sweden to Folke and Ena Andersson in 1943. Katrina was raised in Sweden and in the 60s she immigrated to the United States. She married John Moore in 1965, and had two sons, Rob and Dan. Katrina had lived in the Bay Area and San Jose area for over 30 years. She was a process server for the legal system for 25 years. She enjoyed golf and going to Ann Murray concerts. Most of all, she loved life and ...
Sulakhan Singh, 93, of Livingston passed away Saturday, Jan. 29 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. He was born in Pakistan to Mukhand Singh and Maha Kaur in 1917. Sulakhan was a farmer in Punjab, India for most of his life. He immigrated to Livingston in 2008, and was a member of the Livingston Sikh Temple. God and family were his life.
Ramon Morales-Ortiz, 75, of Turlock passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. He was born to Santiago and Amalia Morales in Tabasco, Mexico. He grew up and attended school in Mexico. As a boy he learned to fish with his father. Through the years he has been a commercial fisherman and he still enjoyed sport fishing with family members. Ramon enjoyed his family; he loved to visit, have family gatherings, and go to the casinos with them. He will be greatly missed.
George "Gabby" Dellis, 81, passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday. He was born in December 1930. He was known as a professional baseball player, cowboy, and veteran. He was a member of the RCA and a professional plumber for 30 years. Gabby had many passions in his life, and the greatest was spending time with his loving wife, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Fern; his daughters, Ange and Diane; and his son, Greg. He also leaves behind his grandsons, Dustin and Bryce Wanlin of Fremont, Spencer Dellis of Ceres, and ...
Marciano Virgen, 79, of Patterson, died Jan. 22. He was a farm laborer for 50 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Patterson. He enjoyed spending time outdoors at his ranch in Mexico and especially spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Genoveva Virgen, of Patterson; 13 children, Socorro Salas and her husband, Juan, of Patterson, Magdalena Virgen of Mexico, Alberto Virgen and his wife, Marta, of Patterson, Alfredo Virgen and his wife, Celia, of Patterson, Ramon Virgen and his wife, Hilda, of Chino Hills, Jesus Virgen and his ...
Edward Davis, 84, of Denair, was born in Anadarko, Okla. to Lee and Faith Davis. He started his schooling in a one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma. His family moved to California in the 1930s and he attended Turlock schools before being drafted into the Army at age 18. He was called to serve in World War II while he was still in high school. After the war he was working at Montgomery Ward in Turlock when he met and married the love of his life, Betty Mae Moore. They moved to Santa Cruz and Edward got started in the road construction ...
Judith Marie Stapleton, 69, of Denair, passed away on Jan. 13. She was born in April 1941 in Minneapolis, Minn. She moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. as a young child. She graduated from high school in 1960, and went on to become an airline attendant. She later worked in collections for 25 years. In 1994, she moved to California to be closer to her family.
Judy enjoyed her family and friends. Her friendships were very dear to her and she found true joy in her grandchildren. She always called them her "precious moments." She will be missed dearly.
Manuel Mendes Cota, 84, of Hilmar, died Jan. 22. He was a bartender for 36 years and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock.
He is survived by his wife, Noemia dos Milagres Mancebo Cota of Hilmar; sons, Joaquim Francisco Cota and his wife, Lania, of Brasil and Manuel Jose Cota and his wife, Nazare, of Oregon; daughters, Maria Noemia Cota Pereira of Brasil, Maria Nair Dinis of Hilmar and Margaret M. Cota of Brasil; grandchildren, Glaucio Cota, Kamila Pereira Camara, Mariana Cota and Amanda Cota; several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Thomas is survived by his parents, his fiance, 3 children: Joshua, Thomas, and Jordan Devine, 4 step-daughters: Hayley, Savannah, Kayla, and Madilynn; siblings: Brandy Devine, Nicole French, and Angel Standridge, and step-father Daniel Morad.
Donald Leon Swanson crossed the threshold to Heaven on May 14th, 2015 at the age of 91. Don was born on September 17th, 1923 to Warner and Vera Swanson, pioneers of the Youngstown Colony of Swedish immigrants in Turlock, settling on Swanson Road in Delhi.