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Melvin Guy Wilson, Sr.

Melvin Wilson, Sr., 77, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center on Tuesday. He was born in Liberty County, S.C. to the late William H. and Lula Wilson. He grew up and attended school in Liberty County. In 1952, Melvin met his lifetime partner, Joy Williamson of San Francisco at the San Jose skating rink and they married the following year.

October 19, 2010 | | OBITS


Doris Rohde

Doris was born in Santa Rosa, Calif., the daughter of Hubert and Eppie Comstock.
She was a graduate of the University of the Pacific. Doris taught for 30 years in the Ceres Unified School District, primarily at Caswell School. She was a charter member of the Persephone Guild in Ceres, and a member of the Ceres First United Methodist Church. She was a lover of gardening, baking and her great grandchildren.
She leaves her son, Ray and his wife, Patsy; grandchildren, Kevin, Robin (Todd) and Ray Jr.; and great granddaughters, Caitlin, Hannah and Lauren. She was preceded in death by ...

October 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Joe Faria

Joe Faria, 88, of Hilmar, passed away on Oct. 10, 2010, in Hughson surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 6, 1922, in Faial, Azores. He moved with his family to the United States from Faial, Azores in 1968 and settled in Hilmar. Joe worked in the dairy business.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Maria de Faria of Hilmar; sons, Joe Faria of San Jose and Manuel Faria, Tony Faria, Luis Faria, John Faria, all of Hilmar, Carlos Faria and Eddie Faria of Turlock; daughters, Maria Connie Faria of Hilmar and Cathy ...

October 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Dorothy May Booth

Dorothy Booth, a Turlock resident since 1963, passed away peacefully at Emanuel Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.
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 grandchildren, Carrie MacLean, Robert Booth, Crystal Cozine, Jenny Booth and Samantha Booth; eight great ...

October 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Harold Wesley Duncanson

Harold Duncanson, 91, of Modesto passed away at Doctor's Hospital on Oct. 10. He was born in Sparta, Wis. to Walter and Josephine Duncanson in 1919. He lived in the Modesto area for 57 years. Harold was a teacher in the Modesto Schools for over 30 years. For 25 years, he was the shop teacher at La Loma Junior High School. He was a member of the Modesto Church of the Brethren. Harold enjoyed gardening, traveling, and sports. Most of all, he was a craftsman and volunteered his time helping others with home repairs. Harold was a ranked chess ...

October 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Bakhsish Kandola

Bakhsish Kandola, 93, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced.
He was born in India on April 2, 1917 to the late Bathan Singh and Name Kaur. He settled in Atwater 22 years ago and started his career in farming. He belonged to the Livingston Sikh Temple.
He leaves his eight children behind, Baksho Kaur, Gain Kaur, Kewal Singh, Bikram Singh, Gurpal Singh, Palo Kaur, Amarjit Singh and Harsinder Kaur; 28 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Allen Mortuary ...

October 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Antonio C. Aguiar

Antonio Coelho Aguiar, 92, of Modesto died peacefully on Monday at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. Aguiar was a native of Los Banos. He lived in Turlock for over 40 years. He retired from Banquet Foods. He was a WW II veteran.
He is survived by his children, Anthony Patrick Aguiar of Turlock, Manuel Aguiar of Winnemucca, Nev., Mary Lou Cannell of Modesto and Gloria Antone of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; sister, Maria Leonardo of San Leandro; and brother, John Aguiar of Georgia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; and two brothers.
In ...

October 16, 2010 | | OBITS


Patricia Ann Baptista

Patricia Baptista, 68, of Turlock passed away at Brandel Manor on Monday, Oct. 11. She was born in Riverside, Calif. to Jack and Grace Murray. She was raised in Southern California and lived in the Turlock area for 48 years. Patricia worked for Safeway throughout the Central Valley for 35 years, ending her career as an assistant manager. She was a member of Monte Vista Chapel and was a small group leader. She was also a member of Backcountry Horsemen Club. God and family were her life.
Patricia is survived by her husband, Alvin Baptista; children, Robert Herrington of Modesto ...

October 13, 2010 | | OBITS


Alta Marie Rogers

Alta Rogers, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Paramount Court on Monday. She was born in Kansas City, Mo. to Charles and Alta Galyen. Her family lived in Illinois and moved to California when she was a young girl. Alta graduated from Los Angeles High School.
In 1945, she married Herbert Rogers in Reno. They lived in Sacramento and Fruitridge, Calif. Herbert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Alta was a civilian employee for the U.S. Air Force, working as a hydraulics inspector on planes at McClellan AFB starting when she was only 18 years ...

October 13, 2010 | | OBITS


Dale Allen Casey

Dale Allen Casey, 57, of Delhi passed away on Oct. 8, 2010, after a long illness.
Mr. Casey was born in Turlock. He attended and graduated from Turlock schools. He lived in Bakersfield from 1975 to 1988, and then he settled in Delhi. He worked for Foster Farms and was a member of the Clampers.
He is survived by his wife, Robin Casey; children, Jason Allen Casey, Amy Nicole Casey, Robert Allen Casey, Haley Alise Dingler, Faith Cheyanne Casey and Kearsin Michelle Casey. He is also survived by one grandchild and his brother, Jesse Monroe Casey.
He was preceded in ...

October 13, 2010 | | OBITS


William Lee Hopkins

William Hopkins, 66, of Denair, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on Friday. He was born in Indianapolis, Ind. to John and Willie Hopkins. He grew up and went to school in Indianapolis. It was in Indiana where he met Shirley Brown and they were married in 1964. Together they raised two children. William and Shirley moved to California in 1980, and settled in Denair. He worked as a mechanic for Garton Ford Tractor for 30 years. William was a generous, fun-loving man who enjoyed meeting and talking with people. He also enjoyed the casinos. He will be greatly missed.

October 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Cheryl Marie Dixon

Cheryl Marie Dixon, 47, of Turlock, was born on Aug. 14, 1963 in Monticello, Iowa and passed away on Oct. 7, 2010 in Hughson, Calif.

October 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Lewis Donald Huffman

Lewis "Butch" Donald Huffman passed away on Oct. 5, 2010 at his home in Turlock at the age of 61.

October 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Margarida Rosalia Souto

Margarida Rosalia Souto, 90, was born in Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Topo, Sao Jorge, Azores and died Oct. 5, 2010 in Turlock.

October 09, 2010 | | OBITS


Nora Virginia Maldonado

Nora Maldonado, 74, of Turlock passed away on Monday at Doctor's Medical Center. She was born in Talihina, Okla. to Leon and Ruth Jordon in 1936. She had lived in Southern California, Salem, Ore. and Redwood City, Calif. before settling in Turlock. She worked for Tri Valley Growers for over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was always on the go.

October 09, 2010 | | OBITS


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William Henley

William R. "Bill" Henley, 76, died Tuesday, Oct. 14 in Modesto after an extended illness.

October 24, 2014 | | OBITS


Kenneth E. Falkenberg

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.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Carmendale Fernandes

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 ...

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Greg Fairbairn

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.

October 21, 2014 | | OBITS


Austin Cowan

Austin Cowan, 85, loved BBQ, ragtime tunes, joking around, and reminiscing about working for "Ma Bell." Born in Hope, NM, to Vera and Audi Cowan, he came of age during the Great Depression. A hard working and determined man, he made a career with the Bell Telephone Company helping advance our nation's communication infrastructure. Austin had an adventurous life with many chapters.

October 17, 2014 | | OBITS


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