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Longtime Turlocker and retired sheriff dies at 76

Retired Stanislaus County Sheriff Fred Woods died last week at the age of 76.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Donald Eugene Castelli

Donald Eugene Castelli, 65, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 15 in Modesto.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


James “Jim” S. Wade

James "Jim" S. Wade, 87, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 27.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Beverly J. (Lee) Lutz

Beverly J. (Lee) Lutz lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 30, 2011.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Ernest Conrad Prouty

Ernest (Ernie) Prouty, 80, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 25 in Modesto with his wife and children by his side.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Robert “Bob” James Hedstrom

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.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Esther Myrtle Thorsen

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.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Katrina Andersson

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 ...

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Sulakhan Singh

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.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Ramon Morales-Ortiz

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.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Sary Behbou

Sary Behbou, 80, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 27.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


Lorraine Arlene Linn

Lorraine Arlene Linn, 76, of Turlock passed away on Jan. 28 at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto.

February 02, 2011 | | OBITS


George “Gabby” Dellis

George "Gabby" Dellis, 81, passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday. He was born in December 1930. He was known as a professional baseball player, cowboy, and veteran. He was a member of the RCA and a professional plumber for 30 years. Gabby had many passions in his life, and the greatest was spending time with his loving wife, family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Fern; his daughters, Ange and Diane; and his son, Greg. He also leaves behind his grandsons, Dustin and Bryce Wanlin of Fremont, Spencer Dellis of Ceres, and ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Marciano Virgen

Marciano Virgen, 79, of Patterson, died Jan. 22. He was a farm laborer for 50 years and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Patterson. He enjoyed spending time outdoors at his ranch in Mexico and especially spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Genoveva Virgen, of Patterson; 13 children, Socorro Salas and her husband, Juan, of Patterson, Magdalena Virgen of Mexico, Alberto Virgen and his wife, Marta, of Patterson, Alfredo Virgen and his wife, Celia, of Patterson, Ramon Virgen and his wife, Hilda, of Chino Hills, Jesus Virgen and his ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Edward Newton Davis

Edward Davis, 84, of Denair, was born in Anadarko, Okla. to Lee and Faith Davis. He started his schooling in a one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma. His family moved to California in the 1930s and he attended Turlock schools before being drafted into the Army at age 18. He was called to serve in World War II while he was still in high school. After the war he was working at Montgomery Ward in Turlock when he met and married the love of his life, Betty Mae Moore. They moved to Santa Cruz and Edward got started in the road construction ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


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William “Willie” C Sweeten

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Billy Joe Mills

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


John Walter Guy, Jr.

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.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Leonard Caetano Mendonca

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 ...

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Helen Cecilia Smith

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.

June 30, 2015 | | OBITS


Elyn Jean Gregg

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.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Judith Dian Anderson

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.

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Desirae Crystal Crittenden

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 ...

June 26, 2015 | | OBITS


Jose Natal Sousa

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.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lyman Alan “Al” Sanders

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.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Karen Acosta-Cornick

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.

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


Lynjte Weeds

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 ...

June 23, 2015 | | OBITS


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