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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Michael Kennemer was born in Texas, the son of James and Peggy Kennemer. The family moved to Alameda, Calif. 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.