Our Obituaries

Vicente Mandujano

September 26, 1976 - December 9, 2016

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Ernesto Cyan Castro

July 18, 2016 - December 6, 2016

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Joe Milman Brooks

October 13, 1920 - December 5, 2016

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

December 26, 1937 - December 3, 2016

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Sylvia Hardy

November 28, 2016 - December 2, 2016

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Faustino Hernandez

February 15, 1922 - December 1, 2016

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

July 23, 1921 - November 30, 2016

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

July 21, 1918 - November 30, 2016

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

May 7, 1936 - November 29, 2016

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Felix John Masasso

February 25, 1927 - November 28, 2016

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

June 30, 1933 - November 27, 2016

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

February 13, 1923 - November 27, 2016

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Charles Nelson Hurd

April 24, 1944 - November 26, 2016

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Maria Rivas Perez

May 1, 1918 - November 26, 2016

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

September 18, 1939 - November 25, 2016

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Geraldine Lila Garcia

August 23, 1931 - November 25, 2016

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Kenneth Earl Tunnell

June 22, 1953 - November 23, 2016

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

May 30, 1927 - November 23, 2016

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

August 29, 1940 - November 21, 2016

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

November 2, 1949 - November 20, 2016

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Angela Gonzalez

June 7, 1947 - November 20, 2016

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

July 12, 1930 - November 18, 2016

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

October 9, 1954 - November 16, 2016

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

October 4, 1938 - November 15, 2016

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

January 18, 1934 - November 12, 2016

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

May 28, 1932 - November 12, 2016

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

July 2, 1916 - November 12, 2016

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

October 23, 1973 - November 11, 2016

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Emily Marie Carty

September 29, 1941 - November 11, 2016

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

May 29, 1926 - November 7, 2016

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

September 26, 1973 - November 7, 2016

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

December 19, 1931 - November 5, 2016

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Glenn William Cooper III

November 13, 1997 - November 4, 2016

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

March 28, 1945 - October 31, 2016

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

October 7, 1928 - October 29, 2016

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Nancy Alane Darrington

August 10, 1947 - October 29, 2016

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

January 19, 1941 - October 28, 2016

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Maxine Elverda Pierce

September 28, 1924 - October 27, 2016

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

May 13, 1951 - October 24, 2016

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Mang Moua

May 2, 1955 - October 23, 2016

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Jerry Alan Bell

October 11, 1950 - October 22, 2016

Oct. 11, 1950 - Oct. 22, 2016Jerry Alan Bell was born In California on October 11, 1950 and passed away on October 22, 2016 at the age of 66 in Merced California. He served in the army from 1973 to 1980 and was honorably discharged, he also worked as a truck driver for 20 years.He is preceded in death by his parents Norton Bell and Lou Mary Bell. He is survived by his brother; Larry Bell, aunt;...
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Maxwell Drake Payne

July 12, 1920 - October 22, 2016

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Bernita Irene Miller

January 26, 1941 - October 22, 2016

Bernita Irene Miller was born on January 26, 1941 in Oskaloosa Kansas and passed away at the age of 75 on October 22, 2016 in Merced California where she was a resident for 60 years.Known as Reny to her siblings and Bernie to the Merced Community, Bernita was active in many organizations such as Tops, the Merced Women's Club, and the Bellevue bowling league. She played keyboard and sang in a...
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San Kuang Saefong

July 10, 1956 - October 17, 2016

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Lewis Noah LASALLE

December 17, 1922 - October 12, 2016

Lewis Noah La Salle was born on December 17, 1922 in Atwater, California and slipped peacefully away to be with his Lord at age 93 on October 12, 2016, while surrounded by family members. Lew was extremely industrious and worked hard all of his life. He began working at age 6, selling the Merced Sun Star on the streets of Merced. Among other jobs, he was also an usher at the Merced Theatre,...
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Barbara June Hicks

June 22, 1924 - October 10, 2016

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Jack Robert Marasti

June 7, 1929 - October 8, 2016

Jack passed away at Mercy Hospital in Merced, CA, on October 8, 2016, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Born in Grindstone, PA, he was the youngest of three children by Alex and Jenny Marasti. After the family relocated to Merced, he entered John Muir Elementary as a 3rd grader and graduated from Merced Union High School District in 1947 with the honor of...
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Judith Irene Luthey

June 13, 1948 - October 7, 2016

Judith "Judy" Luthey, 68, of Atwater and beloved wife of 28 years to John Luthey, Sr., passed away on Friday October 7, 2016. Born in Merced the daughter of Irvin Morris and the late Virginia O'Donnell, she grew up and lived in Merced before she moved to Atwater where she lived for over 35 years after meeting and marrying her soul mate and love of her life. Family was important to her. She was...
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Catherine Bernice Morris

November 26, 1934 - September 30, 2016

Nov. 26, 1934- Sept. 30, 2016Catherine Morris ( Katy), 81, of Atwater, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend was gently called into God's arms on September 30, 2016. Catherine mercifully fell to her battle with a lengthy illness surrounded lovingly by family until the end.Catherine entered this life on November 26, 1934 in Snelling, California. The third of four...
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Lyn Nell CAVALLA

September 8, 1930 - September 28, 2016

Lyn Nell Cavalla was born to Floyd Musgrave and Dora Musgrave on September 8, 1930 in Oklahoma and passed away on September 28, 2016 in Merced California at the age of 86 where she was a resident for 83 years.Lyn was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Jim L. Cavalla, father; Floyd Musgrave and mother; Dora Musgrave. She is survived by her son James M. Cavalla (Debby), granddaughter...
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Maria Consuelo Ramirez De Rosas

April 15, 1941 - September 27, 2016

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Zahira Leanette Ayala

August 12, 2016 - September 26, 2016

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Virginia Bowen

July 23, 1933 - September 26, 2016

Virginia Ruth Bowen fondly known as "Granny" was born on July 23, 1933 in Keota Oklahoma to Arthur and Ola Bonds. She passed away on September 26, 2016 in Atwater California, where she was a resident for 82 years.She is preceded in death by her husband; Glen Wesley Bowen, parents; Arthur Bonds and Ola Bonds, sister; Claudia Hightower and brother; Darrel Bonds She is survived by her three...
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Gail Charmaine Battisti

October 26, 1952 - September 24, 2016

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David Essley Horn

August 30, 1950 - September 24, 2016

David Horn was born to Mary and James Horn on August 30, 1950 in Stamford, Texas. He passed away on September 23, 2016 at the age of 66 in Merced, California, leaving behind many that love and miss him dearly.David was a very hard worker, he was self-employed as a General Contractor for 40 years. David was a man who loved his family and always took care of them. He loved to camp, fish and spend...
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Ernest Ronald JENSEN

March 19, 1942 - September 20, 2016

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Rogelio Hernandez Alvarado

September 22, 1962 - September 19, 2016

Regelio Hernandez AlvaradoSep. 22, 1962-Sep. 19, 2016Rogelio Alvarado hijo de Cristobal Hernandez y Maria Alvarado nacio el 22 de Septiembre de 1962 en Cotijaran Mexico. Fallecio el 19 de Septiembre de 2016 a la edad de 53 anos en Merced California donde vivio por 38 anos.Rogelio vivio en Cotijaran 15 anos antes de Venir a ustados unidos el trabajo en la agricultura 30 anos el era un miembro de...
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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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Janice Christine Steverson

August 22, 1934 - September 12, 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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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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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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Mark S. Sverha

March 12, 1958 - September 7, 2016

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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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