Our Obituaries

Mae Anna Hagerman

November 10, 1919 - September 20, 2017

Mae Hagerman was born on November 10, 1919 in Merced, California and passed away on September 20, 2017 in Merced, California. She lived to be 97 years old. She graduated from Merced High School in 1939. In 1940 Mae attended the Asilomar in Pacific Grove, California and worked at Station Hospital in Monterey, California. She later went on to be a typist and receptionist at the Merced Army Air...
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Edith M. Nahas

January 16, 1926 - September 19, 2017

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Shirley Reinke Matthews

March 15, 1921 - September 16, 2017

Born March 15, 1921 in Des Moines, Iowa ended her journey in Santa Rosa, CA on September 16, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Grace Reinke, her sisters, Barbara Reinke and Jane Belmont, her eldest son, Tim Matthews and her husband, Hubert (Matt) Matthews. She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Matthews, son, Randy Matthews and his wife, Ann, her two granddaughters, Mallory...
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Jennie Avalos

May 6, 1933 - September 9, 2017

Jennie Avalos was born on May 5, 1933 and passed on September 9, 2017.She is preceded in death by her parents Sirilo and Luz Garcez and her brother Alfonso (Josie) Correa.Jennie is survived by her children Raymond Gonzales, Jesse (Becky) Avalos, Dora (Steven) Williamson, Becky (Braulio Jr.) Munoz, her brothers Albert Correa, Jose (Jennie) Garcez, Roque (Carmen) Garcez, Sirilo (Angelica) Garcez Jr...
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James Anthony Silveira

September 25, 1950 - September 8, 2017

Jim passed away peacefully on September 8th, 2017 surrounded by loving family. Jim was born to Eugene and Marie Silveira on September 25, 1950. He was a lifelong resident of Merced and attended Merced schools and Merced College. His entire working career was at Savemart Supermarkets which began in 1969 and ended with retirement after 41 ½ years. Jim had many friends and interests throughout...
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Christina May Orchard

February 10, 1943 - September 8, 2017

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Richard Fredric Silva

May 27, 1959 - September 7, 2017

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Carmen S. Garza

January 9, 1950 - September 7, 2017

Carmen Saldaña Garza was born on January 9, 1950 and passed away on September 7, 2017 at the age of 67 in Merced, California where she has lived since 1970.Carmen was a quality control supervisor at Atwater Canning. She also was self-employed, she owned Garza Tire Shop and Grandma Garza's Daycare. Carmen was a member of the Church in Merced.The family would like to thank the physicians and...
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Janette Elaine Brammer

November 6, 1943 - September 4, 2017

Janette Elaine Brammer was born on November 6, 1943 and passed away on September 4, 2017. Elaine was a resident of Wells, Nevada for 20 years and was a native of Merced, California for 53 years. She worked for Merced Transportation as a school bus driver for disabled children. Elaine was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Merced, California. She was also a member of the Baptist Church of...
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Terry Ver Gene Melo

March 23, 1953 - September 3, 2017

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Daniel Edward Hanson

March 28, 1931 - September 3, 2017

Daniel "Danny" Edward Hanson passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was 86 years old and a retiree of the Merced City School District. He is preceded in death by his Father (John Hanson), Mother (Lucy Hanson), brothers: Wilfred "Bill" Hanson, Walter Hanson, John Kenneth "Boogie" Hanson; sisters: Lola Harris, Myrtle Williams, Lue Verna Gordon; sisters-in-law: Girlene Hanson, Edna...
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Oscar Bernal, Jr.

June 19, 2017 - September 2, 2017

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Frances Louise Neely

July 3, 1923 - August 31, 2017

Frances Pamp Neely passed away peacefully with a smile on her face, surrounded by her family on August 31, 2017. She was born in Whitesboro, TX. She cherished attending Planada Community Church and adored her family.She is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Neely, daughter, Linda Burks and her son, Floyd (Bud) Neely Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Bradley (Phillip) and Nancy...
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Luisa Aguirre De Torres

October 11, 1921 - August 31, 2017

Luisa Aguirre De Torres nacio en La Piedad Michoacan 10/11/1921-08/31/2017. Precedieron en muerte su esposo Luis Torres e hijo Manuel Torres. Le sobreviven 6 hijas; Teresa Forch, Carmen Romero, Maria B. Iniguez, Gloria Williams, Marina Torres y Graciela Torres. 3 hijos; Miguel, Rodrigo y Roberto Torres. 17 nietos, 17 bisnietos, y 3 tataranietos.Se les invita coordialmente a su Velorio y Rosario...
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Celina Martinez Cruz

October 14, 1959 - August 24, 2017

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Roy Frank Williams

March 16, 1948 - August 22, 2017

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David Richard Breth

March 22, 1950 - August 20, 2017

David Breth was a resident of Merced, California for 60 years. He was born on March 22, 1950 in Kansas and passed away on August 20, 2017 in Merced, California. David worked as a manager for Save Mart Supermarket, where he retired from. He was also a member of Kiwanis.David is preceded in death by his mother Permelia Howard and brother Stanley Howard.He is survived by his wife Debbie Breth, his...
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Doris Virginia Heran

September 1, 1924 - August 20, 2017

V. Heran, age 92, passedaway on Sunday, August 20,2017, at Mercy Medical Center inMerced, California.Doris was born in Allentown,New Jersey, to Amos andFlorence (Southard) Miller, andgrew up on the family farm.After attending the local schools,she graduated from New JerseyState College at Trenton, whereshe met her future husband,Donald F. Heran. When WorldWar II intervened, he served asa pilot in...
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Cheng Saephan

June 20, 1988 - August 13, 2017

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Jason Scott Bittis

January 7, 1956 - August 10, 2017

Jason Scott Bittis beloved son of Dar Wagner and of James Bittis passed away on the morning of August 10, 2017 at him home in Merced Falls where he lived for 23 years.He was born in Louisville Kentucky on January 7, 1956. He was reared in North Dakota and California, lived in Lincoln City, Oregon for a brief time, then settled in Merced Falls where he built a house on the Merced River.He was an...
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Frederick Milton English

March 22, 1950 - August 9, 2017

FREDERICK MILTON ENGLISH, JR.MARCH 22, 1950 - AUGUST 9, 2017Frederick English was a resident of Merced, California. He was born March 22, 1950 and passed away on August 9, 2017. Frederick worked for the Merced Sun Star from 1973 to 1983. He was a music lover and played the drums professionally from the age of 13. He played for a Dixieland Band in Glendale, California. He was a member of St....
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Saundre L. Crawford

December 25, 1948 - August 4, 2017

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Voy Neel Puckett

September 17, 1938 - August 2, 2017

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David Anguiano Navarro

October 30, 1931 - August 2, 2017

David was born October 30, 1931 in Artesia, California and passed away on August 2, 2017 in Merced California.At the age of 8 years old, the family moved to San Jose, California. David enlisted in the U.S. Army in November 1950 and served in the Korean War. He worked for Tri Valley Growers in San Jose, California as a forklift operator. In 1985 He moved to Merced, California where he drove for...
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Clayton Charles Ogden

August 3, 1969 - August 1, 2017

An accurate and unbiased account of the life of ClaytonCharles Ogden III.Born on the 31st of August 1969, to Richard and Mary AnnOgden, sister Polly, and brother Jon. He grew up in DosPalos, Ca.Clayton's early years were somewhat unremarkable, spent instroller rides around the block with neighbor Peter, andenjoying applesauce and jars of carrots or mashed peas.It wasn't until Clayton...
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Gregory Adam Mendoza

September 1, 1987 - August 1, 2017

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Emily Cervantes

March 12, 1919 - July 30, 2017

Emily "Molly" Cervantes was born on March 12, 1919 and passed away peacefully at the age of 98 on July 30, 2017 in Modesto, California surrounded by family.Emily lived in Merced, California for 96 years and the past two years she lived in Modesto, California with her son Frank and daughter-in-law, Leslie.Emily worked for Merced High School in the cafeteria for many years. She enjoyed her baking...
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Vera Mary Morris

April 25, 1921 - July 30, 2017

Vera Mary Morris was born on the 25th of April, 1921. She passed on July 30, 2017. Vera was a retired teller for Bank of America. She is preceded in death by her husband Walter G. Morris (Mo) and son Rodger Morris. She is survived by her daughter Judy Bradley and her four grandchildren, Mike and Kristine Morris, Rebecca Pires and Ann Huff, eight great grandchildren and four great great...
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Hazel C. Aguiar

February 15, 1919 - July 29, 2017

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Anthony Edward Nush

May 1, 1961 - July 29, 2017

Anthony "Tony" Edward Nush, a resident of Merced for 48 years, passed away Saturday the 29th of July, 2017 at the age of 56.Tony was born on May 1st 1961 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Robert and Kathleen Nush. In 1969, Tony along with his mother and six siblings; four brothers: Robert, Mark, Daniel and Brian, and two sisters: Mary Lou and Karena moved to Merced when their father...
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Ignacio Vega Zaragoza

April 4, 1930 - July 26, 2017

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Iva Pauline Benson

February 20, 1926 - July 26, 2017

Born on February 20, 1926 to Edgar Paul Red and Iva Myrtle Mandrell Red in Oakdale Township, Washita, OK. Died on July 26, 2017 at the age of 91 in her beloved home in Merced, CA after a long bout with cancer.Through it all she loved her country music. " It kept her heart bubbly" , she said. And that it did. She leaves behind a daughter, Ronda Elene Benson of Merced, CA. A daughter-in-law,...
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Jesus Aguirre Vega

July 25, 2017 - July 25, 2017

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Kenneth Joe Birdsong

April 26, 1956 - July 23, 2017

Kenny Joe Birdsong, age 61 was born April 26, 1956 to Bob and Betty. Ken left us Sunday, July 23, 2017. He fought a hard battle with cancer, but lost the war. He was born and raised in Merced, California, where he attended Ada Givens, Hoover, Merced High School and Merced College. From there he proudly served in the United States Air Force as an MP watching over nuclear missile silos in Grand...
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Guadalupe Maria Gamboa

December 19, 1940 - July 21, 2017

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Mary Janice Ivy

July 12, 1939 - July 19, 2017

Mary Janice (Jan) Ivy was born July 12, 1939 to Gladys and Vance McKim in Belle Fourche South Dakota. Jan left this earth on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at the age of 78. Jan was a 40-year survivor of breast cancer as well as a survivor of esophageal cancer; ironically she succumbed to heart disease. She was a tough fighter, with a smile, to the very end. Jan moved with her family to Snelling...
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Jerry Edwin Gomes

August 4, 1927 - July 19, 2017

Jerry Edwin Gomes of Merced passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at the age of 89. He was born on August 4, 1927 in Gustine, California. He was the oldest of four sons to his parents Joe P. and Rose Gomes and was a very proud graduate of Gustine High School. On October 2, 1949, Jerry marriedDorothy Pavao also of Gustine, California. They rode the same bus in elementary school and he fell in love...
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Johnny Carl Cruz

July 27, 1965 - July 18, 2017

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Vang Vang

December 8, 1956 - July 17, 2017

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Gwenda Fern Pokrzywnicki

April 6, 1937 - July 17, 2017

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Darrell Lee Hammit

May 6, 1954 - July 16, 2017

Darrell Lee Hammit was a resident of Atwater, California. He was a native of Merced, California. Darrell was retired from the Service Parks and Maintenance for the city of Atwater, California. He was employed there for 20 years. He was also a member of the Black Sheep Harley Davidsons for Christ, Fresno Chapter. Darrell loved to be a motorcyclist and was very proud of being a biker. He was also a...
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Nestor Michael Franks

June 19, 1995 - July 16, 2017

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Angel Cisneros Flores

January 2, 1938 - July 14, 2017

Angel Flores passed away in Hughson, California. He was a longtime resident of Merced, California. Angel was born in Mexico to Jose and Cleofas Flores. He worked as a butcher for Castle Air Force Base Commissary and Richwood Meats for 40 years.He is survived by the mother of his children Evangelina Flores, his sons Ricardo, Angel Jr., Miguel, Victor Manuel Flores and his daughter Sandra Flores...
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Ed Mounce

February 9, 1935 - July 14, 2017

Ed Mounce Jr, Dad, grandpa, was tucked into bed and kissed good night on a Thursday evening with us not realizing we were really kissing him goodbye.Ed Mounce Jr. was born February 9, 1935 in Mulberry, Arkansas to Rosie Collins-Mounce and Eddie Mounce, and passed to his eternal Home July 14, 2017.As a boy, he attended school in Merced until enlisting in the US Army and being stationed in Korea,...
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Esther Ella Smiley

October 21, 1914 - July 11, 2017

Esther passed away peacefully on July 11, 2017 in Carmichael, California at the age of 102. Esther was born on October 21, 1914 in Emerald, Nebraska to August and Ella (Loos) Wiechert. She had one sister, Pearl, and two brothers, Arthur and Charles. Esther graduated from Teacher's College High School in Lincoln in 1933. She then graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1939 with a Bachelor...
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Willie Lee McGee

July 1, 1935 - July 9, 2017

On July 9th, 2017 at 11:45 p.m., God whispered to Willie McGee, come with me, and our hearts were broken as we watched him cross over into eternal rest. Willie Lee McGee was born on July 1, 1935 to the union of Leroy McGee and Pinky Parchman-McGee in Raymond, Mississippi. Five children were born to Leroy and Pinky, Leroy McGee, Jr., Zeal McGee, Berniece McGee, and Daisy McGee. Willie attended...
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Juanita Louise Martinez

August 5, 1930 - July 6, 2017

Juanita L. Martinez was born on August 5, 1930 and passed away on July 6, 2017 in Merced California, she was a lifetime resident of Merced.Mom (Juanita) was very dedicated to her family, she loved us all very much. She enjoyed all kinds of music and loved to dance. Mom was an advocate ingovernment. She was a strong believer in freedom of speech. Her passion was gardening and taking care of her...
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Baldomar Santana

July 26, 1934 - July 5, 2017

Baldomar Santana, 82 of Newman, CA passed away on July 5, 2017 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA. He was born on July 26, 1934 in Mission, Texas to Miguel and Clara (Pena) Santana. Mr. Santana was a structural steel painter for the State of California for over 30 years he painted the Bay Bridge and San Mateo Bridge in the San Francisco, Bay Area. He was proud to have painted the...
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Jim Leonard Glusing

April 19, 1949 - July 4, 2017

Jim's life will be celebrated and memories shared Saturday, July 22nd, at 11:00 at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home in Merced. A reception will follow. Jim was born in Merced on April 19, 1949, and passed away on July 4, 2017, in Webster, NY after a brief illness. He attended Charles Wright and Hoover schools, graduating from Merced High School in 1968. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served...
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Maximiano Mendoza Valencia

June 10, 1974 - July 2, 2017

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Jeanne E. Moore

August 14, 1936 - July 1, 2017

Born August 14, 1936 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jeanne was the lone surviving triplet, as brothersJackie and Jerry both passed in infancy. Jeanne was one of seven children; including two sisters and fourbrothers, born to Marion and Elizabeth Landers. Jeanne went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2017.Jeanne's family moved to Merced when she was 5 years old, completing her grade school and...
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Charlene Mosby

December 22, 1964 - June 26, 2017

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Robert Frank Flynn

July 20, 1958 - June 26, 2017

Bob was born in Merced, California on July 20, 1958. He was the eldest of three children of Frank and Patty Flynn. Bob grew up in Merced in a farmingand ranching family. He attended local schools and graduated from Merced High School in 1976. In continuing his education, Bob graduated from CaliforniaPolytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a B.S. degree in Mechanized Agriculture, 1981...
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Gerald Bruce Davidson

December 7, 1943 - June 26, 2017

Gerald (Dave) Davidson was born on December 7, 1943 and passed away on June 26, 2017, at the age of 73 in Merced California where he was a resident for 22 years. He was originally a native of Canton, Ohio and he also lived in Eureka, Clearlake Oaks, California from 1963 -1995.Dave's occupation for 50 years was in Water and Wastewater Management. He was also a College Instructor and Training...
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Pedro C. Marrot

November 18, 1961 - June 24, 2017

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Jose Tarin

May 17, 1992 - June 21, 2017

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Lo Ching Saetern

January 16, 1958 - June 21, 2017

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Teryl Lynn Penner

April 24, 1950 - June 16, 2017

TERI THOMPSON PENNERAPR 24, 1950 - JUN 16, 2017Teri was born on April 24, 1950 to Harlan and Evelyn (Evie) Thompson. A lifelong resident of Merced, Teri passed away on June 16, 2017 at the age of 67.TT had a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for life, TT will forever be in the hearts of her family and friends. Teri loved golf and she played whenever she could. She also loves gardening; planting...
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Charles Hilger Waite

May 16, 1948 - June 16, 2017

Charles Hilger Waite Jr. born May 16, 1948 passed away June 16, 2017. Chuck was born in Stockton Ca to Marie and Charles Sr. He was the middle son of three boys. At the age of 19 Chuck Jr. was drafted into the US Army, where he served two tours in Vietnam. He was a gunner in the 117th Air Borne Batallion where he was exposed to Agent Orange, little did he realize this exposure would impact the...
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Jean Montana Smith

July 23, 1923 - June 16, 2017

Jean M Smith was born on July 23, 1923 in Helena, Montana and passed away on June 16, 2017 at the age of 93 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 22 years.Jean previously lived in Monterey California for 48 years and worked for the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).Jean in preceded in death by her husband Fred Smith and son William Smith.She is survived by her son Michael (Sandy) Smith,...
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George Washington Kelly

September 22, 1922 - June 12, 2017

George Washington Kelly passed away in Merced California where he was a longtime resident. He worked as a mechanic for Parkers Hardware for 35 years. He was a Sailor in the United States Navy from 1940-1946. He was a life member of V.F.W. in Atwater California.George is preceded in death by his wife Colleen Kelly. He is survived by his children George Lewis Kelly (Merced), Francis Patrick Kelly ...
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Olegario De Hoyos

March 6, 1925 - June 11, 2017

Olegario De Hoyos was born March 6, 1925 in Del Rio, Texas. He passed away peacefully in Merced, California on June 11, 2017 at the age of 92 years.Olegario had a strong work ethic throughout his entire life and never failed to hold a steady job. He worked until his mid-80's as he said he did not want to get "bored" or "die young". He met his goal. Born in Texas he lived there for 32 years. He...
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Yee Moua

September 1, 1942 - June 5, 2017

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Virginia Lee Clark

April 3, 1931 - June 4, 2017

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Joe Chavez Perez

November 15, 1928 - May 29, 2017

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Michael Joseph Frazier

April 6, 1944 - May 28, 2017

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Billie Ann Vickers

August 9, 1935 - May 27, 2017

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Opal Maxine Ashley

October 1, 1932 - May 23, 2017

Opal Maxine Ashley was born on October 1, 1932 and passed away on May 23, 2017, at the age of 84 in Merced California where she was a resident of 7 years. She had previously lived in Perris California for 45 years.Opal was a retired CNA. She had worked in this position for many years. She loved her family wholeheartedly. She is preceded in death by her parents George and Ruby Cooper, husband...
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Mary Ethel Ogden

August 31, 1927 - May 21, 2017

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Arthur Raymond Nutcher

February 1, 1946 - May 19, 2017

Long-time Merced resident Arthur Raymond Nutcher (Art), age 71, went to be with Jesus, his Friend and Redeemer, unexpectedly Friday, May 19, 2017. Art was born in Hilmar, California on February 1, 1946, the fifth of six children to Mary and Raymond Nutcher. At the age of ten, Art moved from Hilmar to Merced, two years after his father and partner, Sam Stevinson, opened N&S Tractor Company at...
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Roberta Gail Flanagan

July 15, 1924 - May 18, 2017

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Violet Clara Terrill

April 28, 1936 - May 14, 2017

Violet C. Terrill, a longtime resident of Atwater and Merced. Violet passed away on Mother's Day, May 14th in Pahrump Nevada.A woman of boundless energy, passion, adventure, fierce loyalty and a love for finding joy in everything and every day.Violet was born in Baxter Springs, Kansas to Ellsworth and Letha Brown. She is preceded in death by her dear parents, her brother Jimmy Brown and the...
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Ruth Evelyn Merriman

February 6, 1919 - May 13, 2017

Ruth Evelyn Rhay born February 6, 1919 to the union of AK Rhay and Annie Mae Thompson in El Centro,California. The Family migrated to Turlock, California where she attended schools graduating from Turlock High in 1937. The family attended Friendship Baptist Church in Merced.Ruther and Gus met and married in 1942, and to their union was born four children Elaine Patricia, Sandra, Bobbie and Geary....
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Esperanza Espinosa

December 18, 1924 - May 12, 2017

On Friday the 12th of May, 2017, Esperanza "Hope" Espinosa was lifted into the Lord's arms at the age of 92.Esperanza was born on December 18, 1924 in Mesa, Arizona. She later settled in Le Grand, CA, for which she called home. She worked as a seasonal worker and cook, but prided herself as a homemaker and devoted wife & mother. Esperanza found joy and fulfillment in needlepoint,...
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Maria Dolores Lambert

August 21, 1961 - May 11, 2017

Maria Lambert was born on August 21, 1961 in Merced, California and passed away on May 11, 2017 in Merced, California where she was a resident all of her life. Maria was a care giver for over 10 years. She loved her children and family whole heartedly. Maria is preceded in death by her parents John Mendoza and Bertha Mendoza. She is survived by her son, Matthew Lambert (Misty) and daughter,...
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Barbara J. Merritt

April 10, 1945 - May 9, 2017

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Steven Ray Peña

June 15, 1976 - May 9, 2017

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Sybil Edwards

November 16, 1926 - May 9, 2017

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Yer Lor

July 8, 1938 - May 8, 2017

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Timothy Elliott Stout

July 26, 1959 - May 7, 2017

Timothy Elliott Stout passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the age of 57. Tim was born in Merced and grew up in the McSwain area, he attended McSwain School, Merced High School, and Merced College. After becoming legally blind in his 40's, Tim attended the Orientation Center for the Blind in Albany, California where he learned independence with the use of new...
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Joseph Bernard Buckley

January 3, 1935 - May 4, 2017

Joseph "Joe" Bernard Buckley, 82 passed away peacefully on May 4, 2017 in Modesto, California. Joe was born in Kearny, New Jersey on January 3, 1935.At the age of 18, Joe enlisted himself in the Air Force and served 4 years. Two months later he met his soul mate (Phyllis) and decided to re-enlist back into the Air Force again for an additional 19 years. With his prior experience he decided to re...
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Gary Neal Rooker

December 12, 1949 - May 3, 2017

It is with great sadness we lost our brother, friend, and companion on May 3, 2017 while being cared for at Mercy Hospital, Merced, California. Gary fought a brave battle with numerous ailments including heart, lung, and weight issues. We will miss his super smile, outgoing personality, and all his fish stories. There was no other place he wanted to be except fishing, camping, sitting around the...
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George Henry Webber

April 11, 1939 - May 3, 2017

George Henry Webber was a lifelong resident of Merced, Calif. His family were among the early pioneers of the West, including veteran settlers of Hopeton. His great grandfather, Jefferson Fruit, was a well-known Merced resident, serving as Deputy Sheriff, Justice of the Peace, and County Recorder. He also raised fine horses. His father, the late Frances Webber, welcomed him into the world about...
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Doris Dunlap

May 15, 1912 - April 30, 2017

Doris Irene (Ledford) StaffordDunlap departed this life on April30, 2017 in Merced, California atthe age of 104. She was bornon May 15, 1912 to WalterDallas Ledford and MarthaRebecca Callison near Cypress,California. She was the ninthof their twelve children, all ofwhom preceded her in death. Shewas married to James FrancisStafford on March 12, 1932 inLong Beach, California. Theyhad two children,...
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Salustriana Marquez

September 14, 1939 - April 28, 2017

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Douglas Boister

May 19, 1942 - April 26, 2017

Doug was born in Checotah, OK on May 19, 1942. He was 74 years old. He married the love of his life RayDeen on August 5, 1960 and they celebrated their 55 years of marriage in 2015. He proudly served his country from 1961 to 1965 in the United States Air Force. He moved to Merced in 1965 to raise his family and worked for Mayflower moving company for 32 years.Doug loved to garden and share the...
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Mee Vang

July 4, 1944 - April 24, 2017

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Sheri Dawn Jimenez

November 28, 1965 - April 17, 2017

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Betty Jean Figley

October 25, 1933 - April 16, 2017

Betty Jean was born October 25, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Payton and Ruby Ooten. She was raised in Ohio with her older sister Margaret, brothers Herschel, James and Payton Jr. As a student Betty's favorite subjects were Art and Music. In High School she excelled in swimming.After high school Betty met and married Franklin Delano Roosevelt Sizemore. Betty and Frank have six boys and one...
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Armando Cardenas Meraz

October 22, 1936 - April 16, 2017

Armando Meraz was born to Simon and Concepcion Meraz in Esperanza, Texas on October 22, 1936. A resident of Merced for 57 years. He passed away on April 16, 2017.Armando was a kind and gentle soul. He was an employee of stribling Nursery for 40 years. Armando Enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and planting trees and rose bushes.He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Salvador. He leaves...
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Ray Merrill Boothe

September 12, 1931 - April 13, 2017

Ray Merrill Boothe was born inMagna, Utah, to Ray and AliceMerrill Boothe. He attendedelementary school in Honeyville,Utah, and graduated from BoxElder High School. He marriedLeota Hunsaker on July 17,1953, in the Logan, Utah Temple.Before beginning his teachingcareer he served two years inthe Air Force. He graduatedfrom Utah State Universitywith a Master's of Science inHealth, Physical Education...
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Maria Gomez Stewart

June 12, 1933 - April 12, 2017

Maria Gomez Stewart was born on June 12, 1933 in Medellin, Colombia and passed away on April 12, 2017 at the age of 84 in Merced, California.Maria was previously a nanny and dedicated two years volunteering for the Merced Police Department. She was a good friend to many!Maria is preceded in death by her husband, Allen F. Stewart.She is survived by her children; Donna Stewart, Luis Stewart, Daisy...
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Violet Roselli Twomey

January 28, 1915 - April 5, 2017

Violet Roselli Twomey, age 102 of Merced, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born in Los Banos, California to the late John and Flora Roselli on January 28, 1915. Violet grew up in Los Banos and enjoyed her youth on the family farm surrounded by lots of Italian relatives. She met her late husband, John D. Twomey, in 1943 in Santa Cruz at the Casino Ballroom while he was stationed at...
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Doris Natalie Crafts

February 6, 1932 - April 5, 2017

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Bennie Joe Sapien

December 31, 1946 - April 3, 2017

Bennie was born in Merced, CA to Benito and Frances Sapien on December 31, 1946 and passed away at the age of 70 on April 3, 2017. He was a kind and generous person who was always there to help anyone in need. He was a hard worker and instilled the same work ethic into his children. At the age of 18 he became a truck driver and drove for many years. Bennie enjoyed working on classic cars and...
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Lee Vang

June 15, 1960 - April 2, 2017

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Marie Edna Beavers

August 23, 1943 - April 2, 2017

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Richard Alan Huntley

January 23, 1942 - March 28, 2017

Richard Alan Huntley was born on January 23, 1942 and passed away at home at the age of 75 on March 28, 2017 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 47 years.Richard had a love for games and loved his family whole heartedly. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Merced.Richard is preceded in death by his father, Owen Huntley and mother, Georgia Huntley as well as his nephew...
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Jean Howell Gardner

November 18, 1925 - March 28, 2017

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Jack Campbell

February 7, 1969 - March 27, 2017

Jack Campbell Jr born on February 7, 1969 to the late Jack and Lorain (Parker) Campbell suddenly departed on March 27, 2017 at 48 years of age.He was a resident of Merced, California and enjoyed being a substitute teacher, teaching tech, and coach at many of the MCS, MUHSD, and Weaver school sites beginning 2012.Left behind are his cherished and devoted wife, Jessica (Preslicka) Campbell, two...
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