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Ann Gazulis

Ann Gazulis, 90, died Feb. 10 at Vintage Faire Nursing and Rehabilitation in Modesto. She was born November 1920 in Richmond, Va. to Andrew and Carry Bazacos. She moved to Oakdale in 1925. She married Peter Gazulis in 1939, and they lived in Modesto before settling in Turlock in 1964. She was a member of the Church of God – Faithful Flock.
She loved her grandkids and enjoyed having coffee at Olde Tyme Pastries with her friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Braswell of Salida; grandchildren, Kevin Braswell and Julie Warren; and five great grandchildren with one on the ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Alcino Brasil Azevedo

Alcino Brasil Azevedo, 58, of Chowchilla, died Feb. 9 in Chowchilla. He was born in January 1953 in Ribeira Seca, Sao Jorge, Azores. He was a dairyman for 32 years and a member of St. Columba Catholic Church of Chowchilla. He enjoyed gardening, riding his scooter bike and spending time with family and friends.
Alcino is survived by his wife of 33 years, Herondina M. Azevedo of Chowchilla; sons, Alcino Manuel Azevedo and his wife, Jacalyn, of San Diego and Francisco Arlindo Azevedo and his wife, Alyssa Keeney-Roe, of San Francsico; brothers, Alvarino Azevedo and his wife, Maria, Saozinha of ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Hilda (Bettencourt) Marson

Hilda (Bettencourt) Marson entered into her eternal reward on Wednesday at her home with her family at her bedside. She was born in Hilmar to Manuel and Mary Bettencourt and lived on the family dairy her entire life. She graduated from Hilmar High School in 1944. She worked for Souza's Propane and Furniture store while attending college to get her bachelor's degree in Education.
After graduating she taught school at Fairview School in Hilmar for three years before meeting the love of her life, Gerald Marson. They were married in 1949.
She is survived by children, Dennis of ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Lloyd M. Zimmerman

Lloyd Zimmerman, 81, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Lloyd was born in Kansas and spent some time moving around the U.S., from New York to California. In 1943, Lloyd joined the U.S. Navy, serving his country for approximately 13 years, including fighting for his country during WW II. New York is where he met the woman whom he would share his life with, Rose. They were married nearly 40 years before she passed away in 1992.
Aside from the time he enjoyed spending with his family, Lloyd loved radio-controlled airplanes. In the late 60s, early ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Marie T. Moore

Marie Moore died of natural causes at her home in the loving embraces of her family.
Marie was born on Indian territory in Chouteau, Okla. She was very proud of her Cherokee heritage. She relocated to Turlock in 1935 with her husband and son. Marie retired in 1976, after 20 years of service as a USDA inspector. Marie was well known as a hard worker and provider. There was no job that Marie hesitated to tackle. She taught her family the joys of gardening and the practicality of problem solving. She entertained her grandchildren with her wide and varied collection ...

February 11, 2011 | | OBITS


Neta “Kay” Pinney

Neta "Kay" Pinney, 70, passed away on Feb. 6, 2011, at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. She was born April 1940 in Oklahoma to the late Jack and Lizzie Shackelford. She came to Turlock when she was 2 years old and graduated from Turlock High School in 1958. She married Melvin Pinney in June of 1958. She worked for the Turlock School District for many years before retiring from the Denair School District as their cafeteria manager.
She was involved in PTA, 4-H Club, Turlock Horsemen's Club, and was a track official at the Merced Speedway. She ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Bobby Gene Belk

Bobby Gene Belk, 71, of Turlock, passed away on Feb. 4, 2011, in Modesto.
He was born in Bakersfield in 1939 and was a fork lift operator for army supplies. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock.
He is survived by wife, Evelyn Belk of Turlock; sons, Mark Belk of Lakeside and Danny Belk of Fort Worth, Texas; step-son, Don Silva and his wife, Cheri, of Texas; daughters, Teresa Gilbert of Porterville, Tina Belk of San Diego and Terena Belk of San Diego; step-daughter, Debi Serpa of Turlock; seven sisters; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Thomas Ramirez

Thomas passed from this earth on Feb. 4, 2011. He was born on Dec. 3, 1945, to Albert Ramirez and Liola Sears. Thomas was originally from Scottsbluff, Neb., but lived in Stanislaus County with his wife Laura for the past five years. They traveled around for several years before settling in Modesto.
Thomas, a man of very strong beliefs, kind, passionate and dedicated, spent most of his life as a plumber. He had many other passions and accomplishments throughout his life. He was a devout Catholic, a wonderful teacher and a strong leader. He is my guardian angel.
Thomas leaves ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Delton Dale Nyman

Delton Nyman, 70, of Hilmar, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus at his home on Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
He was truly a life-long Hilmar resident, since he was born on the south side of August Avenue and passed away on the north side. He was the third generation raised on the same dairy site and was in partnership with his brother Lloyd on the dairy since the early 1970s. He attended Hilmar schools, graduating from Hilmar High School in 1958. During school he played basketball and was active in FFA. He was an Army veteran ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Marina Kay Atherton

Marina K. Atherton, 60, of Modesto, was born in Inglewood and passed away unexpectedly Thursday at Doctors Medical Center.
Marina moved to Modesto in 1959, and attended local schools graduating from Davis High School in 1969. In 1970 she married George Atherton.
She enjoyed sewing and knitting, and baking throughout the year. Every holiday was made special by her artistic touch in the kitchen, making her treats unique and much appreciated by her loved ones. She also liked pottery-making and gardening with her grandchildren, especially in her strawberry patch. In recent years she enjoyed playing bingo on facebook.
Marina is ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Patricia Ann Pierce

Patricia Ann Pierce, 78, passed away Feb. 7, 2011, at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.
She was born in September 1932 to Ivan and Gladys Wilharm in Waterloo, Iowa. She lived in Plainfield, Iowa and married James Pierce in 1951. They moved to the Bay Area in 1959, then moved to Denair in
1971. She lived in Pine Mountain in 1993, before she settled back to Denair in 2000.
She was an instructional aide for Denair Unified School District from 1977 until 1992. She belonged to the Denair Friends Church, and was a volunteer for the AWANA Monte Vista ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Gailya “Gay” Carroll

Gailya "Gay" Carroll, 77, former Livingston resident from 1964-2007, passed away on Feb. 7, 2011, in Fort Worth, Texas. A private family burial will be held in Decatur, Texas and the memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 11 at Christ Church Assembly of God in Fort Worth.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Edwin G. Carroll; son, Steve Carroll and his wife, Julie of Modesto; daughters, Lory Leacock and her husband, Rob of Fort Worth and Gay Carroll and her husband, Ray Haring of Sacramento; grandchildren, Susan Leacock of Forth Worth and ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Wesley “Dick” Ernest Browning

Wesley Ernest Browning was born on June 3, 1916 to proud parents Tom and Lou Browning. He was one of eight brothers and three sisters.
He worked in the Texas CCC Camps. He proudly served in WW II. When he returned home he married Bernice Lillian Browning. They had five children, four boys and one girl.
Wesley moved his family to Porterville in the 1940s, and they lived there 20 years until moving to Modesto, where he lived for 40 years.
Wesley provided for his family as a self-taught butcher, a foreman on a cattle ranch for John Wayne, and ...

February 09, 2011 | | OBITS


Sandra Jane Burns

Sandra Burns, 55, of Turlock, passed away at Memorial Hospital. She was born in Beckley, W.V. to Charles and Alma Plumley in 1955. Sandra was raised in Shady Spring, W.V. She met Larry Burns in 1973, and they married in 1975. Larry was in the Marines, so they lived in many places, until they finally settled in Turlock in 1987. Sandra was a security guard for Crime Tex Security and a housewife. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, watching the SciFi channel and her pets.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 36 years, Larry Burns of Turlock; her children ...

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


Mary Genevieve Pereira

Mary Pereira, 86, of Turlock, passed away at Elness Convalescent Hospital on Wednesday. Mary was born in Hughson to Casmiro and Arminda Espinola. She grew up in Hughson until her marriage to Marion Pereira in 1947. At that time they moved to Turlock. They have been members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was active in the Young Ladies Institute and the Sacred Heart Mothers' Guild. In addition to her homemaking, Mary enjoyed gardening and needlework. Her family has been a vital part of her life. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

February 04, 2011 | | OBITS


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Judy Paulette Hager

Judy Paulette Hager was born December1, 1949 to Roy and Mabel Baptista at Emanuel Hospital. She grew up on a dairy with her parents, north ...

July 31, 2015 | | OBITS


Tomiye Hamaguchi

Tomiye (Tomi) Hamaguchi was born on December 16, 1925, in Mountain View, CA, to Kisaburo and Teru Tsujihara. She attended various schools in Merced and ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Carol Jean Hildebrand

Carol Jean Hildebrand, 50 of Delhi passed away on July 25, 2015 from a long battle with cancer.

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Betty Jo Shackleford

Preceeded in death by Clarence and Helen Allyn, brother Jim Allyn and husband Richard 'Dick' Shackle-ford. Betty was a sucessful business coowner of Dick's ...

July 28, 2015 | | OBITS


Diana C. Tovar

Diana C. Tovar, 57 loving mother, Daughter, Sister, and Nana passed away on July 20, 2015 after a ten year battle with cancer. She was ...

July 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Velma Faye Watkins

Velma Watkins, 85, of Hilmar, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. Velma was born in Stevinson, CA to Leonard and Bernice McKenzie. She grew up ...

July 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Dora Dominguez

Dora Dominguez , age 80 passed away in Turlock. She was born in El Paso, Texas to Juan and Mariana Dominguez and settled in Turlock in ...

July 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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