Bobby Lee Defrance, 55, of Coalinga, died Feb. 24. He was a correctional sergeant for 22 years.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3 at Faith Fellowship in Coalinga. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 4 at Faith Fellowship. Interment will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 4 at Hilmar District Cemetery.
Jake deBos passed away peacefully the morning of Feb. 24, 2011.
Jake was born in Arnhem, The Netherlands, and immigrated to the United States shortly after marrying his wife of 51 years, Jannette. They moved from Riverside, Calif. to Turlock in 1978, and lived there until his death.Jake was an engineer who worked for Varco Pruden until his retirement.He was very active in both the Turlock Sunrise Rotary and the First United Methodist Church.Jake will be remembered as a loving husband, wonderful and giving father and grandfather, loyal friend, and a man who loved giving his time ...
Michael Kennemer was born in Texas, the son of James and Peggy Kennemer. The family moved to Alameda, Calif. when Michael was young and he attended school and graduated from Encinal High School in Alameda. He worked for 30 years in road construction as a partner with his father. Together they worked on many roads in the Santa Clara County area. Later he worked as an estimator for Paving Construction Company in the San Jose area.
Edward Meye, 71, of Denair, lost his battle with cancer at Turlock Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born to Edward H. and Elizabeth Meyer in Oakland. After his high school graduation, Edward attended trade school and got his start as an auto mechanic. For many years he ran his own business specializing in the repair of imported cars. In 1958 he married Irene Francis. They were married for 47 years before her death in 2005.
Genevieve "Vee" Baptista, 97, passed away Feb. 14 in San Diego. Genevieve was born and raised in Hughson to parents Joe and Conceicao Baptista. She married Enos Baptista in 1930, and was married for 55 years until he passed away. In 1940, Enos and Genevieve moved to Los Banos where they started a life of farming. They lived there until they retired to Santa Cruz, where she could be closer to her parents. After living in Oakdale for several years, she eventually moved back to Turlock. And at age 94, she moved to San Diego to be closer to her ...
Janelle Noemi Godinez was born on June 28, 1977, in Watsonville to Jose and Amada Godinez. She was the loving sister of Jose, Sandra, Robert, Sophia, Francisco and Daniel Godinez. Janelle is survived by son, Andrew Sanchez. She was a loving aunt to many nephew and nieces. She also leaves behind many friends and relatives. Janelle will be greatly missed.