Our Obituaries

Rogelio Alvarado Hernandez

September 22, 1962 - September 19, 2016

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Maria Julieta Hernandez

March 22, 1932 - September 13, 2016

Maria "Julieta" Hernandez was born to Alejandra and Fidel Ureta in Sinaloa, Mexico on March 22, 1932. Julieta entered the Lords Kingdom on September , 2016.Julieta came to Planada, California when she was 21 years old to visit her aunt. She then met Jesus Hernandez at CPC Camp, they were married in 1953, and started their family.Julieta was an original founder of the "Sociedad Guadalupana" in...
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Thomas Michael Hall

August 25, 1936 - September 13, 2016

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Helen G. Hansen

July 12, 1926 - September 11, 2016

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, heaven gained a special angel. On that day, Helen Geraldine Hansen ("Jerri"), loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 90. Her husband of almost 70 years, B.A. Hansen, was by her side, as well as her five daughters, Donna, Sharon, Melinda, Melissa, and Kim. To Jerri, her family was her most important treasure. She is survived by her husband,...
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Janice Christine Steverson

August 22, 1934 - September 10, 2016

Janice "Christine" Steverson was born to Nathaniel and Alberta Steverson on August 22, 1934 in Galveston, Texas. She passed away on September 10, 2016 at the age of 82 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 64 years.As an advocate for education, Christine spent her early adult years as a teacher's aide at Weaver Union School. After a successful stint at entrepreneurship, Christine was...
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Kenneth Wayne Pettigrew

October 13, 1956 - September 9, 2016

Kenneth Pettigrew was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Paul Francis and Mary Janis Pettigrew on October 13, 1956. He died on September 9, 2016 in Atwater, California. He was the son of a military family and moved from Little Rock AFB, Arkansas to Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan in 1965 and then to Atwater when the family was staioned at Castle AFB in 1970. Upon graduation from Atwater High School he...
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Helen Marie Brown

October 24, 1922 - September 9, 2016

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Yia Thao

July 28, 1939 - September 9, 2016

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Miguel Valenzuela Flores

May 14, 1944 - September 9, 2016

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Allen Howard Larson

June 23, 1921 - September 9, 2016

We said "Good Bye" to Dr. Allan Howard Larson September 9, 2016; by his side were Julia, his wife of seventy years, and his daughter Linda. Howard was born of Canadian parents in Oriskany Falls, New York, on June 23, 1921. He was raised in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Canada. During World War II, he joined the United States Navy Air Corp, serving in the Aleutian Islands. Through the G.I....
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William Cecil Stephens

December 28, 1925 - September 4, 2016

William Cecil Stephens was born to William Thurston and Kitty Stephens on December 28, 1925 in Manchester, Tennessee and passed away on September 4, 2016.He is preceded in death by his parents, his four sisters and his beloved wife, Mildred. He is survived by his nieces, Joan Bippus of Citrus Heights, California, Sharon Neto of Hughson, California and Janet Anderson of Renton, Washington; nephews...
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Joseph Francis Padilla

October 16, 1926 - September 2, 2016

Joseph "Joe" Padilla passed away peacefully on September 2, 2016 at the age of 89.Joe was born in Merced, CA on October 16, 1926 to Ysidoro and Frances Padilla. Joe attended Our Lady of Mercy elementary school and Merced High School. Joseph always had an entrepreneurial spirit and starting at the age of eight he began delivering newspapers and selling homemade root beer and ice cream in the...
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Manuel Maldonado

June 1, 1964 - August 30, 2016

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Zana Eltareb

April 2, 1941 - August 27, 2016

Zana Eltareb joined her husband in God's kingdom, Saturday, August 27, 2016.She was a powerful woman who pioneered for women's rights and education from an early time in her life. She instilled in her children the virtues of generosity, kindness, and hard work. Her generosity was felt all over the world. She came to the United States over 45 years ago and worked side-by-side with the love of her...
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Raymond Joseph Wrobel

July 5, 1917 - August 26, 2016

Raymond (Ray) J. Wrobel was born to Joseph and Victoria (Byer) Wrobel on July 5, 1917, in Toledo, Ohio. He turned 99 years young on his most recent birthday. He passed away on August 26, 2016 after a brief stay in the hospital.Ray was in the Army/Air Corp and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. When recounting his time in Europe he would say it was the kind of cold that went right through you, and...
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Diego M. Salcido

March 27, 1928 - August 24, 2016

Diego M. Salcido was born to Diego and Cruz Salcido on March 27, 1928 in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico and passed away on August 24, 2016 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 49 years.Diego was a very hard working man. He worked as a baker as well as a dump truck owner/operator for 30 years. He then went to work with Foster Farms in the sanitation department for over 25 years. Diego was...
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Leslie A. Hendricks

August 14, 1959 - August 23, 2016

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Clementina A. Freitas

July 3, 1928 - August 22, 2016

Clementina Freitas was born on July 3, 1928 to Frank and Paulina Lopes in El Nido, California. She attended schools in Dos Palos and El Nido Elementary and then went to work on her parent's dairy and farm after graduation.Clementina met the love of her life, William Francis Freitas Sr., in 1948 at a mutual friends' wedding, they married in 1949 in El Nido, California. She went to live and work...
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Cho Yang

October 16, 1958 - August 21, 2016

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Casey Terrence Priest

April 5, 1983 - August 17, 2016

Casey Terrence Priest Crossed over to be with Jesus on August 17, 2016. Casey was born to Peggy Flanagan-Priest and Terry Priest. He was an instant blessing whose charming smile and appreciation for all things in life began at birth. Big brother Kelly was proud to have a buddy for life, and five years later both Kelly and Casey welcomed little brother Curtis. Casey went to Merced city schools...
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Santiago C. Vargas

July 27, 1938 - August 17, 2016

Santiago C. Vargas was born to Maria De Jesus and Salvador Vargas in Mexico on July 27, 1938 and passed away at the age of 78 on August 17, 2016 in Le Grand, California where he was a resident for 50 years.Santiago lived life to the fullest, he was a hardworking man; he worked as a farm laborer at E and J Gallo Winery in Snelling, California. Nothing was more important than spending time with his...
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Gladys Elmyra Walstead

April 16, 1918 - August 13, 2016

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Vivian Ardell Watters

January 15, 1920 - August 11, 2016

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Socorro Haro

August 12, 1913 - August 11, 2016

Socorro Haro was born to Cirila Mendoza Perez and Fernando Perez on August 12, 1913 in Ecuandureo Michoacán, Mexico. She passed away with her loving family by her side at home on August 10, 2016 just two before her 103 birthday in Le Grand, California where she was a resident for 75 years.Socorro was a very hard working woman; she worked in agriculture as a field worker for 40 years as well...
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Walter Thomas Lopes

January 30, 1931 - August 9, 2016

Walter Thomas Lopes passed away on August 9, 2016 at the age of 85 at home with his family by his side. He's survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Augie Lopes; sons, Thomas Lopes of Roseville, California and David Lopes of Merced; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Walter served in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer. He was an accomplished architect who had his own firm in Sacramento...
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Janis Lee Tucker

November 8, 1926 - August 6, 2016

Janis Lee Tucker, 89, passed away on August 6, 2016 surrounded by her daughters.Janis was born and raised in Talmage, Nebraska and attended college in Kansas. She met and married the love of her life, Harold Ray Tucker. They enjoyed a marriage of 44 years and settled in Merced, California.Janis was a hard and determined worker throughout her life. She was an Executive Secretary at a local civil...
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Edward George Hoyt

July 29, 1949 - August 6, 2016

Edward G. Hoyt Jr. "Always Fabulous" was born in Gridley, California; he spent his youth in Kingsburg, California, most recently residing in the Monterey area for the past 14 years. Edward joined our Lord after a courageous battle with cancer, on Saturday, August 6, 2016, at his home in Merced, surrounded by his loving family. Edward attended College of San Mateo and San Francisco State College,...
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Alberto Rosas

April 27, 1958 - August 5, 2016

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Dejani Monette Hall

February 12, 1991 - August 4, 2016

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Benito Cantu

May 3, 1953 - July 31, 2016

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Edgar Vasquez Santiago

July 23, 2016 - July 30, 2016

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Sheryl Anne Martinez

September 22, 1960 - July 30, 2016

Sheryl Anne Martinez was born to Bernita I. Norton and John P. Givens on September 22, 1960 and passed away on July 30, 2016 at the age of 55, at home, in Merced, California where she was a lifelong resident.Sheryl was a very loving and kind hearted person. She was very compassionate, always putting others before herself and never taking anything for granted. There was nothing more important in...
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Mary Pauline Davidson

January 30, 1930 - July 29, 2016

Mary Pauline Davidson was born in Portland, Oregon on January 30, 1930. In her home surrounded by loved ones on July 29, 2016 she went to be with the Lord at the age of 86.Mary was a resident of Merced for the past 59 years. She worked for Merced County in various departments, the last being the Sheriff's Department. Upon her retirement from the county Mary and her husband Herbert (Dave) Davidson...
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Betty Jean Wehtje

August 3, 1927 - July 26, 2016

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Concepcion Norzagaray Alonzo

January 15, 1937 - July 24, 2016

Concepcion "Concha" Norzagaray AlonzoConcepcion "Concha" Norzagaray Alonzo was born on January 15, 1937 to Julio and Julia Norzagaray in Opodepe, Sonora, Mexico. She was reunited in Heaven with her husband, Augustine "Boogie" Alonzo on July 24, 2016. "Concha" as most people knew her was a gifted seamstress. Her love of sewing could be seen in the clothes she custom made for her family and...
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Franklin Pierce Gallon

February 11, 1927 - July 20, 2016

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Ira Lee Weatherby

August 31, 1936 - July 20, 2016

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Frances Eugenia Rose

May 13, 1930 - July 19, 2016

Frances Rose was born to Birdie and Eugene Reynolds on May 13, 1930 in Bonham, Texas and passed away on July 19, 2016 at the age of 86 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 74 years.Frances met the love of her life, Cecil Rose, after being introduced by her sister at a social gathering. They fell in love and were married on June 5th, 1964. The two of them enjoyed camping together,...
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Patricia Ann Clausen

February 5, 1930 - July 18, 2016

Patricia Clausen, at the age of 86, passed away Monday July 18, 2016 in Merced. Family and many friends will miss Pat tremendously. She was born in Long Beach CA. where she lived the first eight years of her life. She then moved to Merced and was a longtime resident for 78 years. She was a graduate of Merced High School. Patty initially worked at Merced Sun Star in the advertising...
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Bette Angeline Lubischer

September 16, 1921 - July 15, 2016

Bette Angeline Lubischer (née Gier) died on July 15, 2016 in Hillsboro, Oregon after a full life of 94 years. Bette died peacefully in her sleep, with family beside her. Bette was born on September 16, 1921 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Mary (née McDonald) and Irvin Gier. She married Mez P. Lubischer on April 10, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska. After multiple stations with the U.S. Air...
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Frank R. Taylor

March 21, 1928 - July 15, 2016

Frank Robert Taylor Jr. was born March 21, 1928 in Whitefield New Hampshire. He passed away on July 15, 2016 in Merced, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Alice Taylor and his infant son, John Jeffrey Taylor. Frank lived in Merced and Atwater for over 50 years. Frank joined the Army Air corps at 17 and jumped to the Air Force when it was formed. When he was first stationed at...
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Alejandrino Jarquin Cruz

January 2, 1955 - July 11, 2016

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Frank John Jacobs

March 19, 1938 - July 9, 2016

Frank John Jacobs was born to Frances Helen Jacobs and Harold James Vincent Jacobs on March 19, 1938 in Manitoba, Canada and passed away on July 9, 2016 at the age of 78 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 38 years.Frank met the love of his life, Corette, in Carmichael, California. They fell in love and were married on June 14, 1958 at the Carmichael Community Church. They...
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Marilynne Isenberg

September 9, 1933 - July 6, 2016

Marilynne Janet Isenberg was born to Carl Sigfred Ericson and Florence Caroline Ericson on September 9, 1933 in Ottumwa, Iowa. She died July 6, 2016 in Merced, California after several years of struggle.Marilynne lived her early years in Northern Iowa. In 1943 she moved with her family to Modesto, California. She graduated from Modesto High School in 1950, Modesto Junior College in 1952 and...
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Susan Hoyt

January 9, 1944 - July 5, 2016

Susan Ann Hoyt was born to Winifred and Robert Pimentel on January 9, 1944 and passed away on July 5, 2016 at the age of 72 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 55 years. Susan was a loving wife, daughter and sister, she will be missed by many.Susan worked as a Data Processor for Farmers Insurance, Chevron and Stanford Research Institute. She was also a teacher's aide for 5 years at...
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Michael Kevin Rabb

April 22, 1954 - July 1, 2016

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Quietus Avon Robinson

July 8, 1947 - June 30, 2016

Quietus Robinson aka (Nita) of Stockton, California passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 30, 2016. Nita was born July 8, 1947 in Merced, California to Arthur and Edwina Slaton. Nita was born into a large family with 2 brothers and 5 sisters, she was the 5th sibling. At the age of 17 Nita started her family and later married Robert Robinson who preceded her in death. Nita worked various...
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Dorothea Marie Tomaino

October 19, 1924 - June 29, 2016

Dorothea Marie Tomanino was born on October 19, 1924 and passed away on June 29, 2016 at the age of 91 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 44 years.Dorothea was a homemaker; she loved her children and family whole heartedly. She was a lifelong member of Beta Sigma Phi. Some of her hobbies included macramé, sewing, cooking, crafting and traveling.The family would like to give...
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Dolores Marian Davis

July 16, 1939 - June 28, 2016

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Donald Lee Haga

September 14, 1936 - June 26, 2016

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Helen Baugh Evans

September 29, 1924 - June 25, 2016

Helen Baugh Evans was born to Verna and Lawrence K. Baugh on September 29, 1924 in Logan, Utah and passed away peacefully at home on June 25, 2016 in Merced, California at the age of 91 years.Helen graduated from Logan High School and attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah and was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She also attended McCune School of Music in Salt Lake City, Utah. Helen...
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Ruth Crettie Lee Morgan

December 9, 1934 - June 22, 2016

Ruth Morgan was born to Euple Christine Williams and Clifton Lavander Keck on December 9, 1934 in Knoxville, Tennessee and passed away at the age of 81 on June 22, 2016 at her home in Merced, California where she was a resident for 46 years.Ruth was an avid gardner and domestic engineer.Ruth is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Morgan; son, David Morgan and her parents.She is survived by...
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Tori Renard Eva

January 3, 1966 - June 21, 2016

Tori R. Eva was born to Ethel Mae Eva and David Tennell on January 3, 1966 in St. Petersburg, Florida and passed away on June 21, 2016 at the age of 50 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 32 years. He was such a wonderful person, devoted husband and father. He will be truly missed .Tori was an active member of Valley Harvest Church, Phi Beta Sigma, as well as with Concerned Men Cook...
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Margie Louise Rokes

November 16, 1930 - June 21, 2016

Margie Louise Rokes was born to Matilda and Abraham Koehn on November 16, 1930 in Cimmaron, Kansas and passed away at the age of 85 on June 21, 2016 in Atwater, California where she was a resident for 43 years.Margie met her husband, Jerry, in 1955 when she went to visit a friend of hers who was a cashier at the Castle Air Force Base Officers Club. Jerry saw Margie there, while being stationed at...
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Jennifer M. Dibblee

January 23, 1930 - June 20, 2016

Jennifer Dibblee was born to Barbara and Howard McCone on January 23, 1930 in Camden, New Jersey and passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 in the early evening at Merced Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital, after suffering through a long illness. Those that knew and loved Jennifer would agree that she was one of the most generous and kindhearted friends one could have. In the mid-1940's Jennifer...
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RoseMary Amezcua

July 6, 1952 - June 20, 2016

RoseMary was born to Pedro and Josephine Amezcua on July 6, 1952 and passed away on June 20, 2016 in Merced, California, leaving behind many that will miss her beyond words.RoseMary Amezcua was raised in Planada, California and attended Le Grand High School where she was the school mascot her junior year. RoseMary participated in the Girls Athletic Association, the choir as well as the marching...
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Mai Kay Lee

October 17, 1984 - June 18, 2016

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Dudley John Goul

November 27, 1922 - June 18, 2016

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Mary Edith Blair

December 28, 1928 - June 13, 2016

Mary Edith BlairDecember 28, 1928 - June 13, 2016Mary Edith Blair was born on December 28, 1928, in Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas, to Riley and Sarah Branch. She passed away on June 13, 2016, in Turlock, California, after long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Mary lived in El Nido for more than 60 years and worked in the Merced Community Medical Center cafeteria until she retired. Mary is...
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Rachel Pimentel

March 12, 1927 - June 12, 2016

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Lorraine Alene Follett

October 20, 1927 - June 11, 2016

Lorraine Alene Follett1927-2016On June 11, 2016, Lorraine Alene Follett (Feurestein), passed away in Merced at age 88, having lived a long and meaningful life. She was well appreciated in Merced as a dedicated elementary teacher and faithful LDS church member.Lorraine was born October 20, 1927. In 1948, Lorraine married Clarence Robinson Follett. She was a loyal wife until death and beyond. ...
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Jean Hill Brink

January 23, 1921 - June 10, 2016

JEAN WEBSTER HILL BRINKJanuary 23, 1921- June 10, 2016Jean Webster Hill Brink was born on a snowy day January 23, 1921 (her father's 28th birthday) in a farmhouse in West Kaysville, Utah. She was the first child in a family of five children, born to Leonard W. Hill and Martha Blanche Webster. Jean spent her childhood years growing up on the farm in West Kaysville. She learned to do all the chores...
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Xia Xiong

May 29, 1982 - June 10, 2016

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John Joseph Gasper

July 15, 1955 - June 8, 2016

John Joseph Gasper was born to Mabel and Manuel Gasper on July 15, 1955 and passed away on June 8, 2016 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 60 years.John was a member of the American Council for the Blind, where he believed in striving to increase independence, security, and equality. He enjoyed astronomy, exploring the solar system and gazing up at the stars.John is preceded in...
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Ralph John Cook

August 11, 1947 - June 8, 2016

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Peggy Dorene Butler

July 27, 1938 - June 7, 2016

Mary Edith BlairDecember 28, 1928 - June 13, 2016Mary Edith Blair was born on December 28, 1928, in Petit Jean Mountain, Arkansas, to Riley and Sarah Branch. She passed away on June 13, 2016, in Turlock, California, after long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Mary lived in El Nido for more than 60 years and worked in the Merced Community Medical Center cafeteria until she retired. Mary is...
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Guadalupe Prieto Alarcon

October 5, 1930 - June 7, 2016

Guadalupe Prieto Alarcon was born to Maria Casares and Pedro Prieto on October 5, 1930 in Texas and passed away on June 7, 2016 at the age of 85 in Planada, California where she was a resident for 50 years.Guadalupe worked in public education as a teacher for over 25 years. She enjoyed testing her luck going to the casinos with family. But above all else, there was not a thing in this world that...
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Pete Rangel Romo

September 16, 1942 - June 3, 2016

Pete Rangel Romo Sr. was born to Elias and Hope Romo on September 16, 1942 in Wichita Falls, Texas where he lived for 21 years. He passed away on June 3, 2016 in Merced, California where he was a resident for 53 years.Pete met Juanita while working in the orchard fields together. They were married on October 15, 1971, celebrating almost 45 wonderful years of marriage. Pete worked as a Sanitary...
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Mary Elizabeth Jacobsen

May 12, 1916 - May 30, 2016

Mary was born in San Francisco on May 12, 1916, to native San Franciscans Easter (Beede) and Walter Vodden and died in Merced on May 30, 2016.Mary graduated from Lowell High School in San Francisco and UC Berkeley. She was recruited to teach P.E. at Dos Palos High School in 1937 by then Superintendent Donald Bourne. There she met and married music teacher, Jay Jacobsen. Married women were not...
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Wanda Ann Swilley

August 17, 1932 - May 27, 2016

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Esperanza Estrada

November 8, 1945 - May 26, 2016

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Farm Chan Saephan

June 15, 1945 - May 25, 2016

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Nancy Linda Reynolds

July 28, 1940 - May 24, 2016

Nancy Reynolds was born to Orytha and Paul Kunselman on July 28, 1940 in Oakland, California and passed away on May 24, 2016 at the age of 75 in Atwater, California where she was a resident for 12 years, she leaves many that will miss and cherish her dearly.Nancy was introduced to her husband by a friend, they feel in love, and were married just a few months later on May 29, 1958. They moved to...
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Maxine Mary Harris

May 10, 1918 - May 23, 2016

Maxine Mary Hallstrom Harris was born on May 10, 1918 to Hyrum and Ella Goff Hallstrom in Brigham City, Utah and passed away on May 23, 2016 at the age of 98 in Merced, California.Maxine was just 9 months old when her family moved to Rexburg, Idaho, she attended Idaho schools and started teaching at schools in Rexburg, Idaho. She later moved to San Diego, California in support of the World War ??...
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Cher Xiong Chang

April 15, 1952 - May 22, 2016

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Margarita Alvarez De Gomez

October 17, 1950 - May 16, 2016

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Vue Neng

June 10, 1968 - May 14, 2016

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Shirley Etta Minor

July 5, 1928 - May 13, 2016

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Rosa May Berry

February 15, 1920 - May 11, 2016

Rosa May Berry was born to Mary May (Mason) and George Herbert Hadlock in Brookline, Missouri, on February 15, 1920, and passed away on May 11, 2016, leaving behind many that loved and adored her.Rosa grew up and lived in Missouri until her early adulthood years. Her husband-to-be, Vernie Berry, also from that area, asked her to marry him and it was there they began their 50 years together,...
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Eliseo Hernandez Herrera

December 24, 1952 - May 8, 2016

Vigen MariaOh Senora Mia, Oh Madre mia,yo me ofrezco enteramente a ti.Y en prueba de mi filial afecto te consagro en este diay para siempre mis ojos,mis oidos, mi lengua, mi alma,mi vida, mi Corazon en una palabratodo mi ser y ya que soy todotuyo madre mia de bondad.Guardame y defiendeme como hijito tuyo.Asi sea. Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.Perdonanos y se nuestro rey.Santa Maria de GuadalupeReina...
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Bridget -. Sandford

June 7, 1944 - May 8, 2016

Mrs. Bridget Sandford was born to Anne and William Heaney on June 7, 1944 in Ireland and passed away on May 8, 2016 at her residence in Merced, California under hospice care at the age of 71.Bridget previously lived in New Jersey where she spent 26 years before moving to Merced, California where she was a resident for 27 years. Bridget met her husband Richard while he was stationed in England,...
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Jeffrey Michael Califro

September 8, 1976 - May 7, 2016

.Jeff Califro was born to Helen Ford and Nicholas Califro in Merced California on September 8, 1976 and passed away on May 7, 2016 in Merced at the age of 39. Jeff was born and raised in Merced, California where he attended Merced High School. Jeff was most recently employed with Terminex and Merced City Schools, he previously worked for Costco for 19 years.Jeff was truly blessed by family and...
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Maryann Frances Souza

October 26, 1935 - May 7, 2016

Maryann Frances Souza was born to Frank Vierra and Delphina Frances Noya in Merced, California on October 26, 1935, and passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 7, 2016 in Merced after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 80.Maryann grew up on the family farm in the Franklin area and graduated from Merced High School in 1953. She was an office manager for 15 years at C&S Motor Service,...
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Mildred Pauline Mack

December 9, 1920 - May 6, 2016

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Kenneth Lee Harville

November 2, 1917 - May 6, 2016

Kenneth Lee Harville was born on November 2, 1917 in Fairplay, Missouri to Kern and Ina Harville and passed away on May 6, 2016 at the age of 98 in Merced, California.In 1929 at the age of 12 Kenneth and his family moved to California where they began working on farms from Salinas to Fillmore, where he attended high school. In 1939 he left the orange orchards behind and joined the Army. Starting...
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Maria Refugio Nevarez

February 14, 1929 - May 5, 2016

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Harold Marks Souza

January 28, 1946 - May 3, 2016

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John Franklin Sullivan

July 23, 1932 - May 1, 2016

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Irene Jule Yapit

July 15, 1935 - May 1, 2016

Irene Jule (Jones) Yapit was born July 15, 1935 to Jim Jones and Rose Alice Johnson-Jones in Mariposa, CA. After a long battle with Diabetes and Dementia Irene left to be with Jesus on May 1, 2016 in Merced, CA at the age of 80 surrounded by her loved ones. Irene was a homemaker to her family and husband of 44 years. She worked as a cook in the mountain communities of Mariposa-Madera Counties....
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Gloria Jeanette DalPorto

March 7, 1938 - April 28, 2016

Gloria DalPorto was born to Dora and Robert MacLachlan on March 7, 1938 in Carlsbad, CA and passed away on April 28, 2016 in Merced, CA at the age of 78, surrounded by those that loved her dearly. Gloria spent 12 years of her life in Oceanside, CA, and later moved to Planada, CA with her family. She graduated from Le Grand High School in 1957. She later moved to Merced, CA where she was a...
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Xiong Vang

February 5, 1987 - April 27, 2016

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

October 17, 1924 - April 27, 2016

Mary Louise Bush was born on the Spilker Ranch on October 17, 1924 and passed away April 27, 2016 at the age of 91, she was surrounded by family at the time of her death and will be missed.She leaves behind two children; Susan Bush of Hanford, CA and William Bush of Merced, CA; sister; Frances Mussotto (Nat Mussotto), 3 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends....
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Eva Vilma Varkonda

June 9, 1953 - April 25, 2016

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

December 5, 1914 - April 25, 2016

Nelda Stewart was born to Robert Martin Herman and Susie May Sullivan in Puyallup, Washington on December 5, 1914 and passed away in Merced, California on April 25, 2016 at the age of 101. Nelda moved to Merced, California when she was just 10 months old and resided in Merced County ever since.Nelda graduated from McSwain Middle School in 1928 and from Merced High School in 1932. She loved...
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Arbon Don Lampkin

July 18, 1934 - April 24, 2016

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

June 10, 2011 - April 24, 2016

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

January 1, 1921 - April 21, 2016

Date of BirthJanuary 1, 1921McMinville, OregonDate of DeathApril 21, 2016Merced, CaliforniaFuneral ServiceFriday, May 6, 2016 1:00 p.m.Stratford Evans Merced Funeral HomeMerced, CaliforniaOfficiatingPastor James WilliamsPastor Rosevelt DeanPallbearersDennis Vaughn Donnie Vaughn Anthony BassJoseph Royal Tony Mitchell Geary MerrimenHonorary PallbearersMilton Russell Perry Patterson ...
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Anna Yvonne Martin

March 4, 1950 - April 20, 2016

Anna Yvonne Martin was born on March 4, 1950 and passed away on April 20, 2016. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, 1490 B Street, Merced, California. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, with burial to follow at Merced District Cemetery.
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Rodney Samuel Higgins

August 20, 1935 - April 19, 2016

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

September 23, 1920 - April 18, 2016

Mrs. Melba La Vieve Gavoille Anderson was born on September 23, 1920 in Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho. She graduated from Blackfoot High School and Brigham Young University with a degree in elementary education and literature. She married Bert D. Anderson in Logan, Utah, on July 22, 1946. Bert and Melba were the parents of 3 children. They were married 49 years at the time of Bert's passing on...
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