Our Obituaries

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

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Ray Merrill Boothe

September 12, 1931 - April 13, 2017

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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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Cecilia Porta

November 22, 1933 - March 27, 2017

Cecilia Porta was born to Anna and Camilo Sigala Sr. in Salinas, California on November 22, 1933 and passed away at the age of 83 in Merced, California on March 27, 2017. Cecilia graduated from Salinas High School. She went on to marry Jimmy Porta in San Francisco, California on December 3, 1959.Cecilia was a wonderful mother and wife; she loved her family whole heartedly. She was a member of...
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Charles Henry Post

January 15, 1968 - March 26, 2017

Charles Henry Post was born on January 15, 1968 and passed away on March 26, 2017 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 49 years.Charles attended McSwain School, he enjoyed playing sports, trumpet, as well as being in 4-H. Charles graduated from Atwater High in 1986. He enjoyed playing football for the Atwater Falcons and Merced Bears Junior College. He also enjoyed playing golf,...
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Joseph Harold Winters

February 14, 1931 - March 26, 2017

The world lost a quiet gentle soul when Joseph Harold Winters Jr. went to heaven on March 26th 2017 at Mercy Medical in Merced California at the age of 86 after a long battle with Parkinson and complications of pneumonia. His wife Gladys and his bonus son Neil were at his bedside. Joseph was born to Mary and Joseph Winters in Jersey City, New Jersey on February 14th 1931. He was the family...
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William Harry Birch

February 1, 1927 - March 25, 2017

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Patricia Lea Kaneko

February 27, 1933 - March 23, 2017

Patricia Lea Kaneko: Patricia Ellis, Mead, Kaneko: Born February 27, 1933 in Battle Creek, Michigan, to R.G. Ellis and Anna Mae Poole. Died March 23, 2017 in Murrieta, California. The oldest of 7 children, she graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1951.She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Kaneko.Children: David Mead (wife Dolores), Robert Mead, Dorilee Mead, Steven Mead (wife...
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Linda Marie Bryson

August 21, 1948 - March 22, 2017

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Doris May Hassett

March 15, 1923 - March 17, 2017

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Thelma June Mock

June 29, 1925 - March 17, 2017

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Margarita Mejia Guerrero

February 22, 1929 - March 17, 2017

Margarita was born February22, 1929 in Swearingen Texasand passed away on March 17,2017 in Merced, Ca at the ageof 88Margarita was born in Texas,however she was raised inMexico and arrived to the UnitedStates at the age of 13 years old.She was married in Guadalupe,Chihuahua Mexico on November19, 1945 to Jorge HernandezGuerrero.Margarita Mejia Guerreo was aloving mother and grandmother.She was the...
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Mary Therese Kimbro

May 24, 1929 - March 16, 2017

Mary was born in O'Neil, Nebraska to John and Marsa Salmans. She went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2017, in Merced, California. At the age of 16 Mary met and later married Doyle Henry Kimbro, Mary loved her family and friends and her home was always a place to gather with great homemade food with lots of songs and laughter. She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, her husband,...
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George Harvey Moore

May 28, 1960 - March 13, 2017

George Harvey Moore Jr., 56, of Merced died on March 13, 2017 in Alameda County after a year long battle with his health. Harvey was born May 28, 1960 to Lieutenant Colonel George Moore and Martha Bachelder of Chester, South Carolina. Harvey enlisted in the United States Army right after a brief stint in college and was selected as Soldier of The Year while serving in Germany. Before enlisting in...
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Dennis Keith Walker

April 20, 1946 - March 11, 2017

Dennis Keith Walker Sr. was born in San Francisco, California on April 20, 1946 to Irene and Harvey Walker, and passed away on March 11, 2017 in Fresno, California at the age of 70 years. He was a graduate of Merced High School After graduating, he spent ten years in the United States Marine Corp which included two tours in Vietnam.After leaving the military he made a career in the retail...
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William Ray Knapp

March 22, 1933 - March 10, 2017

William R. Knapp, Air Force pilot, builder, and devoted family man died March 10, twelve days before his 84th birthday. He was forever charming, armed with his blue eyes, quick grin and strong handshake.Born in Van Nuys, California to Fred and Irene Knapp, he grew up surrounded by extended family and enjoyed hunting, football and riding his Cushman scooter.Bill enlisted in the United States Air...
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Robert Everett Mac Intyre

April 10, 1934 - March 5, 2017

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Michelle Lynn Heitman

September 21, 1968 - March 4, 2017

Michelle "Shellee" Heitman was born on September 21, 1968 to Frederick "Bud" and Sharon Heitman. She passed away on March 4, 2017 at the age of 48 in Merced, California where she was a lifelong resident.Shellee will always be remembered for her huge heart and love for the little ones. She was very passionate about children, she had no children of her own but was like a mother to over 17 children...
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Maria Victoria Mendoza

March 23, 1939 - March 4, 2017

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Stephen Jin Soon Lee

March 28, 1927 - March 3, 2017

Stephen Jin Soon Lee was born in West Sumatra, Indonesia on March 28, 1927 and he passed away at the age of 89 years old on March 3, 2017 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 42 years.Stephen had previously lived in Singapore, where he met and fell in love with his wife. They married in 1951 and he started his career as a bookkeeper. He worked with Scandinavian Airlines for...
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Debbie J. Hicks

October 20, 1957 - March 1, 2017

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Anita Irene Cochran

December 16, 1940 - February 28, 2017

Anita Irene Cochran, born Anita Irene Burke in Vernon, TX December 16, 1940 to Ida Mae (Nina) and Harvey Lee Burke. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1959. That year she was crowned Yellow Rose of Texas and Band Sweetheart. She then went to college/nursing school in Lubock, TX. While in nursing school she met and married Robert James Cochran on March 10, 1962. She continued her education...
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Jesus Delgado-Valdivia

June 12, 1934 - February 28, 2017

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Delia Munguia Arvallo

January 6, 1933 - February 27, 2017

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Norma Jean Russell

June 10, 1938 - February 25, 2017

Norma Jean Russell was born in Oklahoma on June 10, 1938 to Horace and Marney Mills. She passed away on February 25, 2017 in Fresno, California where she was a resident for 40 years.Norma graduated from Le Grand High School in 1956. She was a very hard worker; raising her children as a single mother, she also worked as a Transcriber for the State of California for 15 years.She took pride in her...
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Ann Elizabeth Zimmerman

May 9, 1930 - February 25, 2017

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Richard Carroll Gustafson

June 26, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Richard Carroll Gustafson passed peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, February 25th after a long illness from Parkinson's disease. Richard was born in Edna, Kansas on June 26, 1935 to Jewelle and Gilbert Scott Gustafson. He grew up in a small town near McAlester, Oklahoma where he attended grade school in a one room schoolhouse where his mother was teaching. He graduated from the Grass Valley...
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Charles Douglas Williams

November 2, 1946 - February 22, 2017

Charles Williams (Chuck) was born in Berkeley, California on November 2, 1946. He passed away at his home in Merced on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the age of 70 where he had been residing for over 30 years. Preceded in death by his daughters, Angela Marie Williams and Lisa Marie Williams; his parents Jimmie Lou and Reba Pauline Williams. Chuck leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years,...
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Shirley Lynne King

August 17, 1932 - February 22, 2017

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Wayne C. Waite

September 18, 1946 - February 21, 2017

Wayne Charles Waite was born on September 18, 1946 in Stockton California and passed away on February 21, 2017 at the age of 70 in Modesto, California.Wayne retired from working with tire sales and service.Wayne Charles Waite is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr. and Marie Waite and his son David Waite.He is survived by his wife, Pam Waite and son, Douglas Waite as well as his brothers...
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Adan Flores Lucio

June 4, 1934 - February 20, 2017

Adam Flores Lucio was born June 04, 1934 in Brownville, Texas.Dad passed peacefully with his children at his bedside February 20, 2017 in Merced, California. Adam was a lifelong resident of Merced. He worked for Atwater Canning Company for 48 years. Between those years the canary had many name changes, and he worked under each one. He was a member of Teamsters Local 853 and retire.He was loved by...
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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

Joe G. Dutra 82 of Merced, California, passed away Sunday February 19, 2017. Joe was born in Merced, California, graduated from Merced High School in 1953 and served in the United States Army. Joe then worked at Foster Farms for thirty years as a mechanic and painter. Joe loved going to Pismo Beach, riding in sand rails and camping with family and friends. He also loved to be outside doing yard...
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Jacqueline Delores Fullerton

March 10, 1940 - February 18, 2017

Jacqueline (Jackie) Delores Fullerton was born on March 10, 1940 in Wisconsin to Chauncey and Delores Wilmot and she passed away on February 18, 2017 in Merced County where she was a resident for 50 years. Jackie worked in customer service for 40 years but she took pride in being a housewife, mother and grandmother. Jackie will be remembered for her love of music, dancing, and also for her classy...
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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

Tonya Renee Vargas was born on January 1, 1979 in Los Banos and passed away on February 15, 2017 at the age of 38 in Merced, California.Tonya was an avid member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Le Grand California. She was a housewife and mother would loved her family wholeheartedly.Tonya is survived by her husband Salvador Vargas Sr., children, Maryjane Lane, David Lane, Hillaria Claud...
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Charles Anton Girardi

January 12, 1926 - February 15, 2017

Charles (Chuck) Anton Girardi was born on January 12, 1926 in Delcarbon, Colorado and was also raised in Roundup, Montana and Lead, South Dakota. He graduated from Lead High School in 1943. Chuck was a talented basketball player and earned an athletic scholarship to the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.Chuck entered active...
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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

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

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

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

October 20, 1940 - December 9, 2016

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

September 26, 1976 - December 9, 2016

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