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Ella M. Talkington
Dec. 26, 1920 Dec. 26, 2009
Ella Talkington of Turlock passed away on Dec. 26 on the day of her 89th birthday. She was born to Anton and Annie Vrh in Saskatchewan, Canada.  She moved from Canada to Turlock with her parents at the age of 3 1⁄2 and lived there until her death.
Ella had a love of cooking, and she liked to try new recipes from her more than 1,000 cookbooks. She was active in the Newcomers Club of Turlock and planned and hosted many activities for that organization. Ella and her husband, Fred Sr., enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada after their retirement.
She is survived by her son, Fred Talkington, Jr. (Anita) of Modesto; sister, Anne Gerdes (Russell) of Turlock; grandson, Steve Talkington of Turlock; granddaughter, Kelly Vierra (Chris) of Ceres; three great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Talkington, Sr., who passed away in 2003.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Jan. 4 at Turlock Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Chapel of the Memories Mausoleum at Turlock Memorial Park. Remembrances may be made to: Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.