Retired Stanislaus County Sheriff Fred Woods died last week at the age of 76.
Donald Eugene Castelli, 65, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 15 in Modesto.
James "Jim" S. Wade, 87, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 27.
Beverly J. (Lee) Lutz lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 30, 2011.
Ernest (Ernie) Prouty, 80, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 25 in Modesto with his wife and children by his side.
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.
Sary Behbou, 80, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 27.
Lorraine Arlene Linn, 76, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 28 at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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