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Donnel Gray

Donnel D. Gray, 84, of Delhi, passed away on Oct. 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Donnel was born in Arkansas in 1927, the fourth of nine children. In 1944 he moved to California and the following year he enlisted in the US Navy where he served honorably from 1945-48.

October 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | OBITS


Edward C. Backman

Ed Backman, 87, of Denair, passed away at Doctor's Medical Center after extended illnesses. Ed was born at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock to Pete and Ruth (Alldrin) Backman. The family lived on Golf Link Road when Ed grew up. As a young man he had a job as a farmhand and he walked to a neighboring farm to milk cows. After graduating from Turlock High School, Ed joined the Army and served in Germany during World War II. After the war Ed returned to Turlock and married the love of his life, Harriet Carlson. Ed and Harriet had grown ...

October 23, 2012 | | OBITS


Hedy Bucher

Hedwig "Hedy" Marie Bucher ~ 91, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday. Hedy was born in Switzerland to Plazi and Maria Giger-Marbach. After completing high school, Hedy put herself through business school, becoming a very successful in her career path. At 40, Hedy's life took a dramatic change; newly married to Hans Bucher, she traded in her big city life in Switzerland for life on a farm in Hilmar, California. Two years later they welcomed the birth of their daughter.

October 19, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Ferrari

Lifelong Ballico resident, Don Ferrari passed away on October 11, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House with family at his side. Donald, 84, was born and raised in the small community of Ballico where he later raised his own family. His father, Louie Ferrari, a native of Southern Switzerland settled in Ballico in 1921.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr.

Winfrey Olive Horan, Jr., 78 of Newman passed away Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Elton Euclid Sawyer

Elton Euclid Sawyer died Sunday, October 14th one day after his 96th birthday, peacefully at home. He was born to Curtis and Edna Sawyer in Norfolk, Virginia and led a full, active and zestful life until the very end. Elton was a police officer for the City of Los Angeles for 26 years. Upon retirement from LAPD, Elton and his wife Ulla Vivan (Vickie) had the opportunity to travel the high seas as staff for many cruise lines. Vickie entertained passengers with singing and arts and crafts while Elton repaired luggage and danced with the widows. They cruised throughout the ...

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


Christina Jane Gallardo-Erwin

A much loved wife, sister aunt, cousin and friend, Christina 58 years old passed away peacefully at home on October 12, 2012 with family and friend present.

October 16, 2012 | | OBITS


John H. Blomquist

John H. Blomquist passed from this life to be with our Father in Heaven on Tuesday, September 25th, after a long battle with cancer.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


Dorothy M. Audas

Dorothy Audas, 82, of Hilmar, passed away at her home after an extended illness. Dorothy was born in Arkansas. She was one of six children born to George and Lillie Smith. The family moved to Gilroy, California in 1937 looking for a better life working with the WPA. Later they moved to Emeryville, Waterford, and then settled in Hughson. Dorothy worked for several years in the production of Mother's Cookies. Later she and her husband owned an optical shop in Hilmar. Dorothy was a beautiful person with a heart for God and for people around her.

September 28, 2012 | | OBITS


C. Ray Williamson

C. Ray Williamson passed from this life to be with the Lord on September 21, 2012.

September 25, 2012 | | OBITS


Donald Wesley Overland

Don Overland, 83, of Castroville, CA, passed away at his home after an extended illness. Don was born in Yakima, WA to Nels and Agnes (Sveen) Overland. He attended schools in Washington including Seattle Pacific College in Seattle before joining the Navy. In 1951 Don married the love of his life, Della "Jeanne" Edgerton in Cupertino, CA. He served 9 years in the Navy and 12 years in the Air Force. After completing 20 years in the military he retired from the Air Force and moved to California. He worked 14 years at the Turlock Post Office. Don and Jeanne ...

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Silvestre V. Garcia

Silvestre V. Garcia, a longtime resident of Denair, CA passed away September 14, 2012 at the age of 81. He was a Forman in the Agricultural Industry for 35 years.

September 18, 2012 | | OBITS


Lloyd Donald Ballard

Lloyd "Don" Ballard, 85 of Turlock, California, passed away on September 6, 2012 due to a long illness. Don was born on January 25, 1927 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In January of 1945, he left school during his senior year to serve his country in World War II as a Navy Seaman First Class. After his service ended Don returned to Turlock High School and graduated with the class of 1947.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Lois A. (Decker) Miller

Lois Miller was welcomed into heaven following a heart attack on August 22, 2012. She was born to Sheldon and Paulyne Decker on November22, 1927 in Turlock.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


Margaret (Danielson) Johnson

Margaret Eleanor Johnson, 93, of Turlock, died at Covenant Village Care Center. She was born in Turlock to Carl and Nimie Danielson. Margaret married Stanley Clifford Johnson. They were married 64 years before his passing in 2008. She is survived by two children: Patricia (Ronald) Mathews of Dinuba, CA and Jerry (Sally) Johnson of Yuba City, CA, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

September 11, 2012 | | OBITS


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Mary Jane Wilson

Mary Jane Wilson, nee Mary Jane Mitchell, returned to her Lord Jesus Christ on April 16, 2018. She was the loving mother of two sons ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Terry L. Griffin

Terry L. Griffin, 63, a compassionate and gracious man, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side. Terry was a resident of ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Doris June Fiorini

Doris June (Doyle) Fiorini, 71, of Turlock, CA died Thursday, March 29, 2018 from cancer two weeks after being diagnosed.

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Norma Pauline Porter

Norma Pauline Porter died after a sudden illness on Monday evening, April 16th, 2018 at the age of 79 in Modesto. She was born in ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Lawrence Lee “Larry” Jones

Lawrence Lee "Larry" Jones passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 of natural causes peacefully at his home in Darby, Montana. He was born November 5 ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Dale Pinkney

Dale was born in El Centro, California to Silas and Ruby Pinkney and passed away at the age of 86 in Turlock. Dale spent most ...

April 20, 2018 | | OBITS


Ruth Lillian Amsbaugh

Ruth Lillian Amsbaugh went to be with the Lord on Monday April 9,2018.

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


Claire Millicent Price

Claire Millicent Price, at the extraordinary age of 105, passed away at Casa De Modesto Retirement Center. She lived a long and fruitful life and ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


Hilda Tiido

Hilda was born in Tartu, Estonia to August and Alviine Silm and passed away at that age of 96 in Modesto. She will be remembered ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


David Loren Zollinger

David Loren Zollinger passed away on March 23rd, 2018 at Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock, California. He was born on April 2nd,1929 in San Fernando ...

April 13, 2018 | | OBITS


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