Our Obituaries

Shirley Lynne King

August 17, 1932 - February 22, 2017

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Wayne C. Waite

September 18, 1946 - February 21, 2017

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Adan Flores Lucio

June 4, 1934 - February 20, 2017

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Christina Maria Fife

June 17, 1949 - February 19, 2017

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Joe Gabriel Dutra

September 19, 1934 - February 19, 2017

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Jacqueline Delores Fullerton

March 10, 1940 - February 18, 2017

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Chia Yang

July 26, 1939 - February 18, 2017

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Joshua Matthew Chavez

March 1, 1983 - February 15, 2017

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Tonya Rene Lane

January 1, 1979 - February 15, 2017

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Charles Anton Girardi

January 12, 1926 - February 15, 2017

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Linda Ann Harkreader

June 22, 1945 - February 15, 2017

Linda Ann.Your thoughts were expected to be far away, so many times you were labeled different, helpless, and disabled. But you taught us life lessons, stronger faith and a RICHER LOVE. Your life was a special gift and blessing, and we were given the special privilege of sharing it. On February 15, 2017 you went home, and were peacefully set free, surrounded with your sister and loved ones. Born...
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Gloria Victoria Evans

May 14, 1929 - February 14, 2017

Gloria Victoria Evans, longtime resident of Planada, CA went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ, on Tuesday February 14, 2017, at the age of 87 years old. Gloria resided in Merced County and also Russellville Arkansas. Predeceased by her daughter, Peggy Lynn Fairbank, son Roger Glenn Evans, granddaughter Jamie Lee Evans and husband Edgar Lee Evans. Brothers Zelodious "Jack" Martin and Cletus ...
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Raymond Maynard Branion

December 5, 1937 - February 9, 2017

Raymond M. Branion Sr. was born at home on December 5, 1937 in Poestenkill, New York to William and Mildred Branion. He passed away at the age of 79 in Merced, California on February 9, 2017 in Merced, California with his loving family by his side.Raymond was proud to have served his country. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1959 off the East Coast. He then went to work for the printing...
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Elnora Harris

August 9, 1926 - February 8, 2017

Elnora Harris was born on August 9, 1926 and passed away on February 8, 2017 in Merced California where she was a resident for 63 years. Elnora was a retired laundry care worker and childcare worker, she attended Second Timothy Baptist Church - Reverend James Stone and Pathway Missionary Baptist Church.Elnora was a great cook she loved amazing chinese food and baked her famous "Jelly Cake". She...
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Matthew Garrett Hessler

June 6, 1958 - February 7, 2017

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Joe Canto Lourenco

October 27, 1965 - February 7, 2017

Joe Canto Lourenco was born on October 27, 1965 in Artesia, California where he lived for 9 years, and passed away on February 7, 2017 in Merced, California.Joe was a Dairymen, ECV member, and participated in Elks in Merced, he also was involved in the Young Men's Institute with the Catholic Church.Joe is preceded in death by his mother, Filomena Lutiano Lourenco.He is survived by his wife;...
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Allen Wayne Ridge

December 19, 1934 - February 6, 2017

Allen Wayne Ridge was born and raised on a Peach Farm in Merced to Harold and Margaret Ridge. He graduated Merced High School in 1952 and Graduated from Fresno State in 1956. In 1957 Allen joined the United States Air Force ranking as Second Lieutenant. Allen completed Navigator Training in Harlingen Texas, Air Defense Training in Waco, Texas, then was stationed in Pane Air Field just North of...
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Lloyd Marvin Prothro

September 2, 1931 - February 5, 2017

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William Redondo Buendia

May 30, 1935 - February 4, 2017

William (Willie) R. Buendia passed away on February 4, 2017. He was 81 years young. Willie was born in Merced, California and was a lifetime resident of Planada. He was employed as a bus driver and custodian for Weaver School District, as well as an owner of a television repair business. Willie was a proud graduate of Le Grand High School and Coalinga College. He served in the U.S Air Force and...
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Louis Goncalves

September 28, 1920 - February 2, 2017

In Memory of Louis Goncalves In the early 1900's while at port in San Francisco Bay, Louis father Antione didn't return to the whaling ship instead heading for greener pastures in the San Joaquin Valley, later meeting louis mother Amelia marrying and having five children together. Louis born in Fresno, the family moved to Atwater when he was 2 years old, growing up in the valley on his...
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Maria Lilia Marrot

June 22, 1929 - January 30, 2017

Maria Lilia Marrot was born on June 22, 1929 in Copala Concordia Sinaloa, Mexico and passed away at the age of 87 on January 30, 2017 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 22 years.Maria was full of joy, she loved to sing, dance and listen to music (Banda). She loved cooking (Flour Tortillas) and traveling but most of all she loved spending time with her family.Maria is preceded in...
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Fou Linh Saechao

March 19, 1934 - January 29, 2017

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Yao Hin Saetern

June 6, 1944 - January 28, 2017

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Jovita Mesa Mancha

February 15, 1929 - January 28, 2017

Jovita Mesa Mancha, age 87, was a longtime resident of Planada. She lived throughout California in Russell City and Madera to name a few.She was born in La Tuna in El Paso County Texas on February 15th, 1929 to Vincenta Reyes Mesa and Pedro Mesa. During her childhood, her birth mother passed and she was blessed to call Bernadina Mesa mother.Along with her three parents, She is preceded in death...
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Mark Frankie Dennison

July 27, 1973 - January 27, 2017

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Kaiden Moua

November 28, 2016 - January 26, 2017

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Lois Fay Mix

September 12, 1932 - January 25, 2017

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Mary Beth Swanson

January 31, 1951 - January 24, 2017

Mary Beth was greeted in Heaven by her parents, Bev and Warren Maloney, her brother Vincent, and her sister Barbara Maloney Boothe on January 24, 2017Mary was a teacher, and her happiest moments were spent with kids with special needs. She never missed an opportunity to help others. Her loving kindness left her handprint on many hearts. She touched many in the community with her wisdom and grace...
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Gina Marie Alvarez

August 6, 1970 - January 23, 2017

Gina Gamez Alvarez was born on August 6, 1970 in El Cajon, California, and passed away on January 23, 2017 at the age of 46 in Modesto, California.Gina was a resident of Merced, California for 35 years.Gina Gamez Alvarez is survived by her husband, Jose Alvarez of Merced, California, children, Tiffani Ramirez of Los Angeles, California, Alyssa Ramirez of Merced, California, Brittany Alvarez of...
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Jennifer Marie Baxter

September 14, 1991 - January 23, 2017

Jennifer Marie Baxter, September 14, 1991 - January 23, 2017. Jennifer was born in Alameda County, California at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. She is youngest of three children born to Paul and Lisa Baxter. She first lived at Fort Ord (Monterey) California where her Dad was stationed with the US Army. At the age of four Jennifer moved to Germany. She entered grade school along with other...
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Carlos Lara Perez

May 5, 1926 - January 20, 2017

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Richard Allen Jordan

August 22, 1936 - January 19, 2017

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Casandra Ruby Dodge

December 12, 1989 - January 19, 2017

Casandra Ruby Dodge was born to Ronald and Kathleen Mullins on December 12, 1989 in Paradise, California and passed away on January 19, 2017 in Merced, California at the age of 26. Casandra worked as a police intern but she took pride in her full time job as a housewife. She was a very devoted mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend to all. Anyone who knew her would best describe her as...
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Destiny Valerie Vargas

October 29, 1999 - January 19, 2017

Destiny Valerie Vargas was born in Fresno, California on October 29, 1999. She passed away on January 19, 2017 in Madera, California at the age of 17.Destiny attended Golden Valley High School in Merced, California where she was a lifelong resident. She is preceded in death by father, Pedro Vargas and her brother, Arturo M. Vargas.Destiny is survived by her mother, Maria Vargas; sisters, Elisa...
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Dorothy Marie Santos

June 3, 1926 - January 17, 2017

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Gregoria Chavez

May 25, 1940 - January 17, 2017

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Connie Mae Rodgers

October 17, 1953 - January 16, 2017

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Guadalupe Lozano Perez

March 21, 1921 - January 12, 2017

Guadalupe Lozano Perez, was born on March 21, 1921 in Mexico, to Jose Perez and Maria Lozano Perez Guadalupe was one of three children, having a brother named Abelardo, and a younger sister named Luz. Guadalupe, nicknamed Lupio by his friends, was very social and his genuine interest in getting to know people resulted in many friendships. As Guadalupe got older, he became enamored with the...
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Reva Lenor Franco

January 30, 1932 - January 12, 2017

Reva Lenor Franco passed peacefully with her family at her side on January 12, 2017. Reva was born January 30, 1932 in Bakersfield, Ca to Leonard Kizziar and Thelma Hancock. She raised her four sons Leonard (Jeanne) Franco of Merced, Mike (Nan) Marks of Nebraska, Russell (Frankie) Marks of Hornitos and Roy (Sandy) Marks of Stockton along with the love of her life John "Lee" Franco. Reva...
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Robert Alvis Gilbert

December 16, 1921 - January 8, 2017

Lt. Col. Robert A. Gilbert, Sr. (USAF, Ret)December 16, 1921 - January 8, 2017On January 8, 2017, Our Heavenly Father called Lt. Col. Robert (Bob) Alvis Gilbert, Sr. home. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born December 16, 1921 at his parent's home in the small town of Beaver, OR to William and Lena Gilbert. Bob was the youngest of four children. Bob and his siblings, Daniel L,...
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Alice Ruth Pedrelli

February 26, 1935 - January 4, 2017

Alice Ruth (Windsor) Pedrelli was born on February 26, 1935 in Bakersfield, Ca. and went to our lord on January 4, 2017 at the age of 81.Alice was preceded in death by her husband Peter Pedrelli, her parents: Arthur Windsor, Frances (Amos) Taylor, Brothers: John (Elsie) Windsor, Randy Windsor, and Sister: Berneil Rich. She left behind, her Sister-in-law: Gerri Windsor, Steve (Gertrud) Windsor,...
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Cheryl Ann St. Clair

October 1, 1946 - January 2, 2017

Cheryl Ann St. Clair was born to Elmer and Lillian Staring, a pioneer family of Merced, on October 1, 1946 and passed away on January 2, 2017 at the age of 70 in Merced, California.Cheryl remained a proud graduate of El Capitan High School, class of 1964. She was active in the naming and dedication of Merced's newest High School, participating in the 2016 Commencement Ceremony as an honorary...
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Belen Billa Perez

July 17, 1966 - January 2, 2017

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Roy Ellsworth Roberts

August 27, 1921 - January 1, 2017

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Manuel Grimaldo Coronado

April 9, 1938 - December 30, 2016

On Friday, December 30, 2016 Manuel left his home on earth to join his parents, sister and brothers in heaven. He was born on April 09, 1938 in Calflax, California. He passed away peacefully surrounded by all his loved ones on December 30, 2016 at Mercy Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife Catalina P. Coronado of 58 years, two children; Pedro J. Coronado (Adriana), Grace Coronado (Guy...
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Xeng Xiong

April 4, 1983 - December 26, 2016

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Charles Thomas Parker

October 2, 1930 - December 25, 2016

Charles Thomas Parker, Sr. retired Asst. Chief Merced Co. Fire Department, passed from his earthly home to his heavenly home on December 25, 2016. He was born October 2, 1930 to J.B. and Laura Parker in Blossom, Texas. He grew up in both East and West, Texas. In 1950, Charles was drafted into the United States Army. He spent 13 months in Korea on the front lines as Fire Director of 105 Howitzer,...
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Donald Ernest Milligan

April 3, 1924 - December 25, 2016

Donald Milligan was born on April 3, 1924 and passed away on December 25, 2016 at the age of 92 in Modesto California.Don was a Merchant Marine in World War II, and served 2 years in the Philippines.He previously lived in Atwater for 50 years. Don loved traveling, he visited the western states, Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Nashville Tennessee and also went to Elvis Presley's graveside witch was the...
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Doua Moua

March 13, 1963 - December 24, 2016

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Chong Va Vue

December 31, 1938 - December 20, 2016

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Betty Ow

February 26, 1933 - December 18, 2016

Betty Ow was born on Febuary 26, 1933 and passed away on December 18, 2016 at the of 83.She and her late husband, Foo Ow had a wonderful life together for 44 years. Together, they opened the Livingston Food Market in 1957, and then went on to build a new store in 1964 call, Value Market. Betty was very active in her buisnesses, she enjoyed being at her stores, visiting her many customers, friends...
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Stephen Odell Blaylock

August 24, 1945 - December 17, 2016

Stephen O. Blaylock was born to Odell and Vessie Blaylock on August 24, 1945 in Merced, California. He passed away in Palo Alto, California on December 17, 2016 at the age of 71.He spent his earlier years growing up in Modesto, California where he attended high school and was self-employed with Andrew's Electric. He later moved back to Merced where he owned and operated Dom's Electric Motor Shop...
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Dolores Mills

November 29, 1929 - December 17, 2016

Dolores Mills was born on November 29, 1929, in Merced, California, to Marquis Lafayette Wiggins and Sallie Oliver Davis. She was the youngest of seven children. She attended elementary schools in the Atwater and Livingston areas. She attended Livingston High School, but graduated from Merced High in 1947. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles for 15 years. She moved back to the Atwater...
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Clyde N. Bradford

January 10, 1941 - December 13, 2016

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Petra Betty Ringang

September 4, 1951 - December 13, 2016

Petra Ringang was born to Ngirangeboi and Ituong on September 4, 1951 in Palau. She passed away at the age of 65 in Merced, California on December 13, 2016 where she was a resident for 33 years.Petra attended college in Susanville, California before moving to Merced. She finished her schooling at Merced College where she obtained her LVN license. She took pride in her work as a licensed...
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Geraldine Roberta Buchan

August 8, 1920 - December 13, 2016

Lifelong Merced resident, Geraldine Buchan passed away on December 13, 2016 at the age of 96. Geri was born in Merced on August 8, 1920 to Robert and Ethel (Lord) Dalziel. She grew up on her family's McSwain area chicken ranch with her younger sister Gwen.Geri owned and operated Geri's Beauty Salon for many years, styling the hair of several generations of Merced women. She loved her job and the...
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Clyde N. Bradford

January 10, 1941 - December 13, 2016

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Florence A. Garcia

May 10, 1935 - December 12, 2016

Florence Garcia was born on May 10, 1935 in Hollister, California and passed away on December 12, 2016 at the age of 81 in Le Grand, California.Florence loved her family and friends wholeheartedly. Some of her hobbies included going shopping and traveling with her sister, Jessica "Mousie". Florence loved to be at the ocean where she would sit and watch the waves for hours. While enjoying the...
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Jose Antonio Caudillo

October 20, 1940 - December 9, 2016

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Jose Antonio Caudillo

October 20, 1940 - December 9, 2016

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Vicente Mandujano

September 26, 1976 - December 9, 2016

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Ernesto Cyan Castro

July 18, 2016 - December 6, 2016

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Joe Milman Brooks

October 13, 1920 - December 5, 2016

Joe Milman Brooks was born to Monroe and Martha (Barnes) Brooks at the Syrup Creek Ranch, Mountain Home, Idaho on October 13, 1920. He passed away on December 5, 2016 at the age of 96 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 70 years.Joe spent a lot of summers as a young adult being a look out in the forest for fires. If he happened to spot one he would be the first person to notify and...
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Ella Louise Pearson

December 26, 1937 - December 3, 2016

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Sylvia Hardy

November 28, 1939 - December 2, 2016

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Faustino Hernandez

February 15, 1922 - December 1, 2016

Faustino Hernandez was born on February 15, 1922 to Margarito and Soledad Lopez Hernandez in El Paso, Texas. He passed away on December 1, 2016 at the age of 94 in Merced, California.Faustino was a resident of Le Grand, California for 84 years. He took pride in raising and supporting his family. After many years as a nursery man, a county worker, and a cannery worker, Faustino retired. The family...
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Elsie Helseth Kempf

July 23, 1921 - November 30, 2016

Elsie Kempf, 95, a longtime resident of Merced, Ca passed away on November 30, 2016.Elsie Alfhild Helseth was born in North Dakota on July 23, 1921. Her family moved to Florida when she was five, where she was later to graduate from Vero Beach High in 1938 and Walsh School of Business in 1940. In 1945, she married and moved to California, where she had lived since the end of WWII.Elsie was best...
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Wendell Julius Olson

July 21, 1918 - November 30, 2016

The third and last child of Nels Olson and Lisa (Elsi) Maja Larson Olson, Wendell Olson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 21 July, 1918. His parents had immigrated separately from Sweden and met in the large Swedish community in Minneapolis. Their circumstances were straitened but his father built a small home for his family there when Wendell was a preschooler. As a family, they celebrated...
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Eleazar Serrata Rios

May 7, 1936 - November 29, 2016

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Felix John Masasso

February 25, 1927 - November 28, 2016

Felix J. Masasso, 89, passed away Monday evening. Felix was a lifelong resident of Merced, attending local schools and graduating from Merced High School (East Campus) in 1944. Upon completion of High School, Felix enlisted in the Navy serving 2 years of duty to the conclusion of WWII. Returning home to Merced, Felix worked his family's ranch and was employed at John Roth Chevrolet. In 1952,...
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Rose Ann Eager

June 30, 1933 - November 27, 2016

Rose Ann Eager Blevins of Merced CA, died peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2016 at her home with her husband Ray and other family members. She was born June 30, 1933 in Ogallala, NE. She is preceded in death by her first husband Dr. Earl B.Eager, second husband Joe Sabo and her parents Stanley, LaVerna Wujek and her brother Stanley and her aunt Mary Koch. Rose is survived by her...
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Frances Rebecca Rebik

February 13, 1923 - November 27, 2016

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Charles Nelson Hurd

April 24, 1944 - November 26, 2016

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Maria Rivas Perez

May 1, 1918 - November 26, 2016

Maria Rivas Perez was born May 1, 1918 in Mexico she was the youngest of four children born to Narcisso Rivas and Lena Jaime Rivas.As a young girl, Maria loved to sing, dance and enjoyed spending time with her siblings. As a young woman, she was vivacious and social and on September 9, 1941, she married the love of her life Guadalupe Perez.A few years after Maria and Guadalupe were married they...
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Barbara Lee Salazar

September 18, 1939 - November 25, 2016

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Geraldine Lila Garcia

August 23, 1931 - November 25, 2016

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Kenneth Earl Tunnell

June 22, 1953 - November 23, 2016

Kenneth Tunnell, age 63, passed away on November 23rd (at Stanford Medical Center) from complications following a bone marrow transplant. He grew up in Palmdale CA. where he graduated High School. He attended Merced College where he received his small business degree. Ken was a professional painter for 45 years and his clients became like a large business family, including UC Merced. He had a...
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Lucille Birdsong

May 30, 1927 - November 23, 2016

Lucille Birdsong was born May 30, 1927 to Guy and Lucy Brady in Heber Springs, Arkansas. And passed away on November 23, 2016 at the age of 89 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 60 years.Lucille was a homemaker; and loved her children and family whole heartedly. She was one that always put her family before herself. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and we are all...
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Jonas Benton Mayhue

August 29, 1940 - November 21, 2016

Jonas Benton Mayhue August 29, 1940 - November 21, 2016.Our father Jonas Mayhue was born in San Francisco but grew up on the plains of Kansas. He was from a family of 6. Father, Stark Mayhue and mother Opal, brothers Norman, Will, and sister Becky Altenbernd. While attending Kansas University, he met the love of his life and married Jacqueline Rasmussen in 1961. Serving in the United States Air...
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Carol Ann Hayes

November 2, 1949 - November 20, 2016

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Angela Gonzalez

June 7, 1947 - November 20, 2016

Angela Muñoz Gonzalez, aged 69, passed away on November, 20th 2016 at her home in Merced, California. She was born on June 7th, 1947 in El Ojo de Agua, Michoacan, Mexico, the daughter of Concepción Munoz and Guadalupe Luna.Angela was passionate about animals, gardening, and most of all, her family. Her house is full of plants and her yard had a lot of animals that she nurtured and...
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Joanna Carmella Padilla

July 12, 1930 - November 18, 2016

Joanna Carmella Salvadori Padilla passed away suddenly on November 18, 2016 at the age of 86, within three months of the passing of her husband, Joseph Padilla.Joanna was born in Sonora, California to Mike and Carmella Salvadori on July 12, 1930. Joanna was known for her excellent memory and intuitive nature. She was a voracious reader of literature. After raising four children, Joanna worked...
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Dean Anthony Volk

October 9, 1954 - November 16, 2016

Dean Anthony VolkOctober 9, 1954 - November 16, 2016Dean Anthony Volk was born on October 9, 1954 in Sonora, Ca. and passed away on November 16, 2016 at the age of 62 in Olivehurst, California where he was a resident for 3 years.Dean previously lived in Stockton for over 30 years as well as Twain Harte for 10 years. He was a painter for many years and loved to go fishing. He was one to make...
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Florence Tijerina Serena

October 4, 1938 - November 15, 2016

Devoted mother and grandmotherFlorence T. Serena entered this world October 4, 1938 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was called home on the morning of November 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband Francisco Serena her brother Victor Tijerina, her mother Elida and grandsons Segundo Velasco and Andrew Moreno.Florence Serena grew up in Buckeye, Arizona and Robstown, Texas. She married the...
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Barbara Ann Bernardi

January 18, 1934 - November 12, 2016

Barbara, a 50-year resident of Merced, CA. was born in Charleroi, PA. on January 18, 1934 and passed away in Turlock on Saturday, November 12, 2016. She attended Penn State for two years before serving in the Navy from 1953 until 1957. She was honorably discharged as a Hospital Corpsman Third Class. While a WAVE at the U.S. Naval Training Center in Maryland, she was chosen from 700 women in...
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Geraldine Brown

May 28, 1932 - November 12, 2016

Geri was born on May 28th, 1932 in Arkansas. She entered into rest on November 12, 2016 in Merced, California. She was a farmer, hairdresser, landlady, and cook extraordinaire! Geri enjoyed 84 wonderful, healthy years! She was blessed to be able to start a career in her late 70s as the canning lady at the Merced Farmers Market. Oh how she looked forward to Saturday mornings, she loved it!Her...
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Berthe Renee Favier

July 2, 1916 - November 12, 2016

Berthe Renee Astier Favier was born July 2, 1916 in Ancelle France, and peacefully passed away on Nov. 12, 2016 in Merced. Her parents were Eugene and Clemence Astier. She had two brothers, Eugene and Albert, and six sisters, Mary Louise, Martha, Jeanne, Emma, Helene and Josette.Berthe came to the U.S. in 1936 when she was 20 years old. She stayed with her Aunt and Uncle Albert Astier in Los...
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Shane Elliot Overline

October 23, 1973 - November 11, 2016

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Emily Marie Carty

September 29, 1941 - November 11, 2016

Emily Marie Carty was born on September 29, 1941 and passed away at the age of 75 on September 11, 2016 in Merced, California where she was a resident all of her life.Emily was a home maker and enjoyed every minute of it. She also enjoyed knitting and painting. While raising her kids, her door was always open to all of their friends, and treated everyone like family.She is preceded in death by...
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George Wendell Baxter

May 29, 1926 - November 7, 2016

Wendell Baxter was born May 29, 1926. He was the firstborn son of Robert Alvin and Helen Mae Walker Baxter. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Baxter family that dates back to the mid 1800's. His ancestors settled in an area east of LeGrand and some family still resides on the original land that was purchased to dry land farm and raise livestock many years ago. ...
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Octavio Pruneda Garza

September 26, 1973 - November 7, 2016

Octavio Garza was born on September 26, 1973 and passed away on November 7, 2016 at the age of 43 in Merced, California where he was a resident all of his life.Octavio was a very dedicated mentor to the young men whom he coached on Atlas Soccer Club of Merced. He was an avid sports fan, and loved to go fishing. Octavio loved his children and family whole heartedly, and enjoyed making them laugh...
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Francisca Castaneda

December 19, 1931 - November 5, 2016

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Glenn William Cooper III

November 13, 1997 - November 4, 2016

Glenn W. Cooper III was born on November 13, 1997 in Las Vegas, Nevada and passed away at the age of 18 on November 4, 2016 in Turlock, California where he was a resident for 4 years.Glenn was a member of the photography club at school and enjoyed listening to music as well as skateboarding and playing his video games. Glenn loved life and people, he would say "live life as it's your last day"...
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Dolores Salinas

March 28, 1945 - October 31, 2016

Dolores Salinas was born in Juarez, Mexico on March 28, 1945 and passed away on October 31, 2016 at the age of 71 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 60 years.While Dolores was raising her own children, she was a mother like figure to many children on the block. She was always so caring and helpful to others. Her heart was filled with love for everyone, and there was not a mean...
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Marceline W. Furtado

October 7, 1928 - October 29, 2016

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Nancy Alane Darrington

August 10, 1947 - October 29, 2016

Nancy Alane (Rogers) Darrington, of Merced, California, died on October 29, 2016 in her home at the age of 69.Nancy was born in Los Angeles, California to John B. and Norma Rogers. She grew up in Southern California as an only child for her first 10 years before her brother John joined their family.In her childhood, youth and young adult years, Nancy studied piano performance and became quite...
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Rodolfo Ibarra

January 19, 1941 - October 28, 2016

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Maxine Elverda Pierce

September 28, 1924 - October 27, 2016

Maxine E. Pierce (Peters) was born in DuQuoin, Illinois on September 28, 1924 and passed away on October 27, 2016 at the age of 92 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 29 years.Maxine owned and operated with her husband, Rolla H. Pierce, Pierce's Paint and Body Shop and Wrecker Service, Pierce's Toot and Tellum, Pierce's Maid-Rite Drive-In, Pierce's Shell Station, as...
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No Xiong

May 13, 1951 - October 24, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.
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Mang Moua

May 2, 1955 - October 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.
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