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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


Judith Marie Stapleton

Judith Marie Stapleton, 69, of Denair, passed away on Jan. 13. She was born in April 1941 in Minneapolis, Minn. She moved to Sioux Falls, S.D. as a young child. She graduated from high school in 1960, and went on to become an airline attendant. She later worked in collections for 25 years. In 1994, she moved to California to be closer to her family.
Judy enjoyed her family and friends. Her friendships were very dear to her and she found true joy in her grandchildren. She always called them her "precious moments." She will be missed dearly.
Judith ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Manuel Mendes Cota

Manuel Mendes Cota, 84, of Hilmar, died Jan. 22. He was a bartender for 36 years and a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church of Turlock.
He is survived by his wife, Noemia dos Milagres Mancebo Cota of Hilmar; sons, Joaquim Francisco Cota and his wife, Lania, of Brasil and Manuel Jose Cota and his wife, Nazare, of Oregon; daughters, Maria Noemia Cota Pereira of Brasil, Maria Nair Dinis of Hilmar and Margaret M. Cota of Brasil; grandchildren, Glaucio Cota, Kamila Pereira Camara, Mariana Cota and Amanda Cota; several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Services were held. Burial ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Jose Inocente Leal

Jose Leal was born in Mexico to Trinidad Leal and Ramona Salinas. Eighteen years later Jose came to the United States and became a U.S. citizen. Jose settled in Delhi in 1951.
He worked as a union representative and foreman at Foster Farms for over 33 years. Jose met and married Bertha Tamayo in 1982. He also enjoyed going to the casinos with his family.
He leaves behind his children, Karen Leal, Sharon Leal, Joey Leal, Tina Leal, Frank Leal, Norma O'Hanlon, Tony Leal and Michael Tilley; five sisters and two brothers; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Edgar “Eddie” Robinson

Edgar "Eddie" Robinson, 75, of the Central Valley, died Jan. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock. He was born in Oakland and lived in Southern California until he moved to Northern California in 1978. Eddie settled in Modesto in 1985 and lived just a few days in Turlock before he passed away. He was a carpenter for 35 years.
He is survived by his six children, Jeff Robinson, Lora Robinson, Robin Robinson, Lance Robinson, Liz Gessele and Scott Robinson; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Diane Guill or Orlando, Fla., Carol Looker of ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Nina Eloise McCulla

Nina, who went home to the Lord on Thursday, lived a very full 100 years. She was born in Adrian, Mich. and lived there until age 6. Her family had moves to Corona, Whittier, Los Angeles and Inglewood, Calif. After her marriage in the 1930s, they moved to Hollydale, Calif. Here she raised three children. She loved her family and was loved by them all. Her favorite times were birthdays and holidays, when she would prepare large meals and special deserts and birthday cakes. Everyone was her friend, as she was able to talk to everyone. She always had a ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


William Eugene Hill

William Hill, 88, of Turlock, passed away at his home on Tuesday. Bill was born in Marlow, Okla. as one of 11 children born to General and Mina Hill. He grew up and graduated from high school in Marlow, Okla. and later served in the Army overseas during World War II.
Bill is survived by his wife, Lee Hill of Turlock; and daughter, Jeanne Hill of North Hollywood.
His interment will be at Ft. Sill National Cemetery in Oklahoma. Memorials may be considered for the SPCA of Stanislaus County, 4733 Yosemite Blvd., Modesto, CA 95357.
Please leave memories and condolences ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Leroy Darin Frye

Leroy Frye, 46, of Turlock, passed away on Thursday. He was born in Sunnyside, Wash. to Melvin J. Frye, Sr. and Deana J. Frye. When he was 1 year old the family moved to Anderson, Calif., and then moved to Happy Valley when he was 11. As a teen Leroy responded to a challenge to learn auto mechanics. By getting a van running he was rewarded by his parents and was able to keep that van. That was the beginning of a career of driving and repairing trucks, especially diesel trucks. Through the years he received further training and certification ...

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Annie C. Ellis

Annie C. Ellis, 92, of Turlock, died Thursday morning after a long illness.
She is survived by her children, Roy B. Ellis and Joy Rinehart; and brothers, Eddie Homer and Bob Homer. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Burton Ellis; parents, John and Florence Homer; and sister, Lillian Conner.
An interment service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Chapel of the Flowers Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park.
Please share your memories and condolences at www.turlockmemorialpark.com.

January 29, 2011 | | OBITS


Robin Ashley Alves

Robin lived her life as if there was no tomorrow. She was versatile in her friends and relationships and moved easily between lifestyles – whether it was a cowgirl riding horses to a biker on the back of a motorcycle. Robin had a tight circle of friends that she loved to go out and spend time with.
Outside of her circle of friends, Robin touched the lives of many others. Family was a key aspect of her life and she always made an effort to stay close to those who mattered. After her father passed away, she rejuvenated her focus on ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Angela Jean Rodriquez

Angela Rodriguez, 42, of Ceres lost her valiant battle with sickness at Kaiser Permanente in Modesto on Wednesday.
She was born in Daly City to Jack and Claudia Hermann. After growing up and graduating from high school in the Pleasanton area, Angela was married to Humberto Rodriguez in Hawaii. She was known in this area for her love of life and for her work in the health insurance industry. Most of all, Angela loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, cooking for them and scrapbooking family memories.
Angela is survived by her loving husband, Humberto; sons, Samuel and ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


George Feland Shelton

George Feland Shelton, 82, died on Monday at Alexander Cohen Hospice House. His family gathered around George and gave meaningful farewells to the much-loved patriarch.
George was born in Orrville, Ohio, the son of A.L. and Dabney Shelton. The family soon moved to Charleston, S.C., where George and his brother, Charles, grew up. George graduated from Porter Military Academy in 1946, and Clemson University in 1951, after which time he joined the military. While serving as an Army officer in Berlin after World War II, George met and married the love of his life, Mary Rose Swadell, daughter ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Ronald W. Jessee

Ronald W. Jessee was born on Jan. 2, 1952 in Turlock to Marion (Jerry ) and Marie Jessee. He passed away at the age of 59 on Jan. 20, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center.
Ron graduated from Denair High School where he loved playing football, basketball and baseball. He then attended Azusa Pacific University and CSU Stanislaus where he played baseball.
In high school Ron met his beautiful wife, Pamela Jessee, and they were married on June 29, 1974. Together they had two loving children, Jerry and Nicole.
For the past 35 years, Ron has worked as a glass installer and ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Lydia M. Gallardo

Lydia "Lily" M. Gallardo, 71, of Turlock went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Lydia was born in February 1939 in Turlock to Lizandro and Francisca Meza. She married Augustine V. Gallardo in 1958. Lydia was a loving, caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and she will be greatly missed by her family members and many friends. Lydia had really strong faith in the Lord that sustained her throughout her life and was an active member of the Apostolic Assembly Church ...

January 27, 2011 | | OBITS


Steven M. Ferrumpau

Twenty-two years ago an extraordinary life began. Steven Manuel Ferrumpau graced the lives of his parents Manuel and Maria Ferrumpau and his sister Elizabeth Perez. Sharing in this blessed event were his grandparents Francisco and Lidia Ferrumpau and Manuel and Maria Vieira, also many beloved friends and family members from the Valley and Bay Area. All life would change as they had known it. Each day would become a blessing greater than the day before, filled with surprises, joys, shocks and new depths of love. Some of Steven's greatest joys outside of his family were the additions of his ...

January 25, 2011 | | OBITS


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Jimmy Dale Francis III

Jimmy Dale Francis III, 27, of Hilmar, passed away March 24, 2015 after fighting a lifetime chronic lung disease. Jimmy was a proud graduate of Delhi High School, Class of 2006, and up untill his passing would still be seen at Delhi High sporting events on a regular basis. A sports fanatic, Jimmy loved his teams; The Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants and 49ers

March 26, 2015 | | OBITS


David (Ted) Theodore Hoy

David (Ted) Theodore Hoy passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his home on January 29, 2015 at the age of 48. Ted was born on September 3 1966 in Santa Clara, CA to his parents, Hugh Thomas Hoy and Anna Marie Melvin (nee Farr). He graduated from Turlock High School in Turlock, CA, received his undergraduate from California State University, Stanislaus, and subsequently earned his MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


David Cannon

Lifelong Turlock resident David "Dave" Cannon, 59, passed away on Friday March 20, 2015 at his home in Turlock, CA. He was born on January 1, 1956 to Paul and Victoria (Elia) Cannon.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


Lucille Anita Greenlee

Lucille was born in Turlock and passed away at the age of 87. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Turlock and enjoyed gardening and taking care of her dogs.

March 24, 2015 | | OBITS


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