Arlete Barcelos Hemphill, 85, of Turlock, Ca, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 30, 2021. She had a wonderful life filled with immense love for her family and friends.
Arlete was survived by her son Bob Hemphill Jr. (Veronica) of Chinese Camp, Ca., Son Bill Hemphill of Turlock, Ca., and daughter Cathy Hemphill of Joshua Tree, Ca. Arlete had three grandchildren; Dustin Hemphill (Heidi), Benjamin Hemphill (Amber), Margaret Smith (Justin), as well as five great grandchildren; Hunter, Parker, Miles, Max and little Arlete. She had a number of beloved nephews, nieces and cousins.
Arlete was born in Praia da Victoria, Terceira, Acores, Portugal to Jose Silveira Barcelos and Maria Bettencourt Barcelos.
Arlete was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert “Bob” Hemphill, Brother, Joe Barcelos as well as her daughter-in-law, Barbara Hemphill.
Arlete met the love of her life, Bob, while he was stationed at Lajes Air Force Base located on the island of Terceira. They were married in 1953 and spent 68 years together before Bob passed away earlier this year. They raised their three children while being stationed at military bases all over the world.
Arlete and Bob settled in Turlock where they lived for the last 50 years. Arlete loved to entertain and was an excellent cook and baker. She hosted countless holidays, birthdays and dinners for her family and friends.
Arlete enjoyed bowling and did so for over 60 years. Most of those years were spent in Turlock and Modesto. Through bowling she made many dear friends.
Visitation for Arlete will be held from 4-8 pm on Tuesday September 14, 2021 and the service will be held Wendsday at 10:00 also at Whititehurst located at 286 W. Main in Turlock, Ca.
Graveside service will follow at Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock Ca.