Our Obituaries

Dennis Lee Alley

July 26, 1953 - January 27, 2018


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Jose Thomasito VIGIL

March 3, 1934 - January 27, 2018


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Ozema Jean BELL

September 3, 1935 - January 25, 2018


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Faye Elizabeth MERRITT-WILLIAMS

July 9, 1955 - January 24, 2018


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Darlene Hala Colley

June 20, 1941 - January 22, 2018


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Frank Javier Fernandez

December 15, 1929 - January 21, 2018


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Raul Morales Mendoza

May 13, 1990 - January 21, 2018


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Eduardo Gonzalez SANCHEZ

October 13, 1928 - January 21, 2018


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Jose Eduardo GALVEZ

November 2, 1972 - January 19, 2018


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Scotty Allen Duval

July 20, 1958 - January 19, 2018

Scotty Allen Duval was born to James Duval and Maria A. Fischera in Stockton, California on July 20, 1958 and passed away in Merced, California on January 19, 2018 at the age of 59 years.Scotty was a Merced resident for 19 years and previously lived in Stockton and Modesto for many years. After High School, Scotty joined the United States Coast Guard, where he received an honorable discharge...
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Joanne Yvonne Bardini

March 6, 1930 - January 19, 2018

Joanne Yvonne Bardini, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on January 19th, 2018.Joanne was born March 6th, 1930 to Gladys and Vivian Maltby in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She moved with her family to Snelling, California in 1943. Joanne met her husband Albert Bardini in 1946 at the Hopeton Festas and they married on June...
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Wilda Bernice Sutherland

May 21, 1926 - January 17, 2018

Wilda Sutherland, a lifelong Merced resident passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 17, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was 91 years old. Wilda affectionately known as "Little Grandma" was born in Merced, CA on May 21, 1926. Born to Thomas and Jessie Foster, she was one of seven children. She married Herbert Sutherland and together they raised their family in Merced. Wilda was a...
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Alta Lee Jones

July 6, 1929 - January 15, 2018

July 6, 1929 - January 15, 2018A longtime resident of Merced and a graduate of Le Grand High School, passed away peacefully at home in Elk Grove, CA. She was 88 years old.She was the loving mother of her two daughters Claudia Terry, Cindy Wallace, and son in-law Bob Terry. She leaves behind 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She was also the wife of Herman F. Jones for 47 years who...
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Bobbie Jo Gallon

February 22, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Our beloved Bobbie Jo Gallon earned her wings and peacefully transitioned on January 14, 2018 in Modesto, CA at the age of 86, with her family by her side. She began life on February 22, 1931 in Seminole, OK. She was the fourth daughter of Pearl Handy Rhodes. She accepted Christ at an early age and was an active member of Cooper AME Zion for 18 years in Oakland, CA. As a young lady Bobbie...
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Francisco Ruiz Cortez

September 27, 1955 - January 13, 2018


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Lucille Geoble

December 17, 1931 - January 13, 2018


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William Charles Kendrick

March 26, 1939 - January 13, 2018


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Kathryn Christine WARD

March 23, 1923 - January 12, 2018


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Ronald Wayne ELDER

May 28, 1936 - January 11, 2018


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Natalino Mario Mussotto

December 25, 1925 - January 10, 2018

Natalino M. Mussotto was born to Giovanni and Josephine Mussotto, in Merced, California, December 25, 1925. He went to school in Merced, then started farming tomatoes with his father and brother, Vince. He met his wife Frances, and they were married January 25, 1948. Nat farmed tomatoes for many years and went on to drive trucks until his retirement. He enjoyed traveling with Frances on many...
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Phyllis Jean Clark

November 15, 1926 - January 10, 2018

Phyllis was born on November 15, 1926 to Jesse Smith and Dorothy Peckham Smith, in Merced, California. She passed away on January 10, 2018.Phyllis loved music and was a saxophone player. She enjoyed square dancing, natural history, travel, playing pinochle and bridge with her friends and she traveled throughout the United States and Europe. She especially loved the Monterey Bay Area.Phyllis was...
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Willie Mae Gentry

April 30, 1917 - January 7, 2018

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Marian Marie Brooks

January 1, 1928 - January 7, 2018

Marian Marie Brooks died peacefully on January 7, 2018 in Merced, CA. Marian was born in Galvin, Washington on January 1, 1928 to Marion and Jesse Lane. She graduated Springfield High School in 1945. After high school, she attended Glad Tidings Bible College in San Francisco & traveled with a trumpet trio & choir all over the U.S. while in school. Over a Christmas break from college, she returned...
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James Willis Costa

August 8, 1941 - January 7, 2018

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Petra Valencia

August 1, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Petra Valencia was born on August 1, 1935 in Juarez, Mexico and passed away on January 6, 2018 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 17 years.Petra previously worked at Golden West Envelope Company where she was a machine operator for 30 years. She loved and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and watching horse races. Petra loved taking long walks with her loving husband down Bear Creek...
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Janice Ruth Keeffe

December 31, 1914 - January 4, 2018

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Moana John Logologo

September 13, 1984 - January 3, 2018

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Donna Lea Sturm

April 7, 1946 - December 31, 2017

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Phyllis Nadine Herrera

June 1, 1949 - December 30, 2017

After a courageous battle with cancer, Phyllis passed away in her home surrounded by family on December 30, 2017. She was born in Missouri, but lived in Los Banos and made Merced her primary residence. She graduated from Los Banos High School in 1967 and attended Beauty College. Phyllis enjoyed her work as a hairdresser for many years. She eventually worked for and retired from AT&T where she...
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William Henry Foster

May 10, 1927 - December 29, 2017

William Henry Foster was born on May 10, 1927 to Walter and Geoigina Foster and passed away on December 29, 2017. Bill had a career with the U.S. Air Force. He became a Flying Crew member, Staff Officer and later an Organizational Commander. He met his late wife Grace at a Block Dance for WWII Veterans, in June of 1946. They were married on March 23, 1947. Bill and Grace enjoyed traveling and...
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Dana Jeanne Moroni

March 28, 1934 - December 29, 2017

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Thomas Richard Zigerelli

May 11, 1934 - December 27, 2017

Tom was born to James and Philomena Zigerelli in Beaver Falls, PA. He joined the U.S. Air Force at the age of 17 and proudly served his country from 1951-59. During his service at Castle Air Force Base is when he met the love of his life, Shirley Benson. They were able to enjoy 53 memorable years of marriage. Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; son, John; granddaughter, Brittany; and...
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Linda Kay Higgins

November 4, 1949 - December 25, 2017

Linda Higgins was born on November 4, 1949 to Robert and Marie Pipkin in Durango, Colorado. She was a resident of Merced, California for 26 years. Linda passed away of natural causes on December 25, 2017. Linda was affiliated with Winton First Baptist Church and Choir. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rodney S. Higgins. Linda is survived by her children William B. Towell Jr. and daughter...
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Rene Edward Krumm

March 23, 1945 - December 19, 2017

Rene Edward Krumm was born on March 23, 1945 to Andrew Krumm and Phoebe Schlieper Krumm. He passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 in Merced, California at the age of 72. Prior to retiring from Foster Farms as a welding supervisor, he worked for his brother Lowell's farming operation and his first job at the age of 16 was as a bus driver for Merced High School District. He graduated from...
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Karen Leslie Theresa Maki

April 25, 1959 - December 19, 2017

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Virginia Armenta Mejia

November 15, 1932 - December 19, 2017

Virginia Mejia was born on November 15, 1932 in Arizona, to Leandro Armenta and Thomasa Esqiuel. She passed away on December 19, 2017 in Le Grand, California. Virginia was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Le Grand, California, where she regularly attended on Saturday nights. She loved her husband, and family deeply. She was known to do anything for her family. Virginia is...
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Stanley M. Fraser

June 12, 1926 - December 14, 2017

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Barbara Ann Straughter

November 26, 1948 - December 14, 2017

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Abel Cabezas Moreno

December 13, 2017 - December 13, 2017

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Emmanuel Cabezas Moreno

December 13, 2017 - December 13, 2017

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Jonathan Albert Dibblee

February 5, 1957 - December 13, 2017

JONATHAN ALBERT DIBBLEEFEB 5, 1957 - DEC 13, 2017After a long courageous battle with cancer, Jon passed away peacefully on December 13, 2017, at the age of 60. He was born on February 5, 1957 in San Francisco, California, to Albert and Jennifer Dibblee. Jon was a lifelong resident of Merced and longtime Merced High School history teacher and aquatics coach. In 1981 Jon became a firefighter for...
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Juan Ortiz

March 1, 1930 - December 12, 2017

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Delores G. VanZile

March 20, 1937 - December 11, 2017

Delores Grace Van Zile was a longtime resident of Merced. She was born to Tony and Elizabeth Fagnani, on March 20, 1937. In 1960 she married Larry Vanzile Sr. and raised four boys, Anthony, Larry Jr., Michael, and Timothy Van Zile. Dolores died on December 11, 2017, after a long illness. She was a Co- business owner of Antonio's Cafe with her husband Larry and her sister Betty. Among her favorite...
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William Edgar Patterson

October 10, 1925 - December 11, 2017

William Edgar Patterson passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Monday, December 11th at the age of 92. He was born in Merced on October 10, 1925. Bill is preceded in death by his father Robert J. Patterson, his mother Anne G. Patterson, his brother Robert, his sisters Millie Robertson and Mae Hagerman. Bill is survived by his wife of 53 years, Bea, his older sister, Roberta Mathews, his...
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Frank Schober Fimbrez

November 13, 1926 - December 8, 2017

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Lois Faith McGee

November 28, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Lois Faith (Nix) McGee of Merced, California went to be with her Lord at the age of 84 years old on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Merced. She was born to the late Luther and Clementine (Lynch) Nix on November 28, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lois married James R. McGee at the age of 18 years old in Georgia, traveled to Europe for her husband's military duty, and finally...
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Barbara Ekizian

March 30, 1935 - December 7, 2017

Barbara Ekizian was born on March 30, 1935 in Fresno, California to John and Mary Berejikian. She passed away on December 7, 2017 in Merced, California. Barbara in her early years worked as a dental assistant. She also worked for Saint Agnes Hospital in Fresno, California as an accounting clerk. Barbara was a true stay at home mom till her children graduated from High School. She dedicated her...
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Beatriz Ramirez Martinez

July 15, 1983 - December 5, 2017

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Dayveonna Dashonna Polk

November 7, 2014 - December 5, 2017

Dayveonna Polk was born on November 7, 2014 in Merced, California and passed away on December 5, 2017 in Madera, California.Dayveonna loved Tinker Bell. She loved to dance and ride her bike with her brother Dayshawn. Dayveonna loved and enjoyed playing with her siblings and her cousins and being around her family. She also loved to eat. Dayveonna is survived by her mother Shawan Bradford and...
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Lonnie Sheppard

June 29, 1923 - December 3, 2017

Lonnie Sheppard was born June 29, 1923 in Louisiana to Shirley and Edna Sheppard. He passed away on December 3, 2017 in Merced, California.There will be a visitation on December 15, 2017 from 4-7:00 p.m. held at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home located at 1490 B Street, Merced, California. The Funeral Service will be held on December 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral...
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Jose Enrique Camacho

July 15, 1955 - December 2, 2017

Jose Camacho Sr. was born on July 15, 1955 in Mexicali, Mexico. He passed away on December 2, 2017 in Turlock, California. Jose worked as a mechanic and was a member of Saint Jude's Catholic Church in Ceres California. Jose is preceded in death by his father Raymond Camacho.He is survived by his children Erica Villarreal, son in-law Robert Enriquez of Merced, California; Lisa Diaz, son in-law...
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David Aaron Dawson

November 15, 1939 - December 2, 2017

David Dawson was born on November 15, 1939 in Dinuba, California to Aaron and Ruth Dawson. He passed away on December 2, 2017 in Merced, California. David was the co-owner and president of San Joaquin Glass of Merced and was a commercial glazier for 56 years. He was a member of the Merced Elks 1240, Booster Club, Merced Trade Club, Central Valley Corvette of Fresno and Yosemite Corvette of Merced...
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Ernestine Maclennan

September 9, 1927 - December 2, 2017

ERNESTINE MACLENNANSEP 9, 1927 - DEC 2, 2017Ernestine MacLennan passed away on December 2, 2017 in Merced, Ca. at the age of 90. She was born on September 9, 1927 in Merced. She was the office manager at the Merced Medical Clinic for about 30 years. She also worked at Riggs Ambulance as a switch-board and Toppers Jewelers. She was the fifth of twelve children. She loved to dance and sing...
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Truman Blake Goudy

August 5, 1934 - November 30, 2017

Truman Blake Goudy was born on August 5, 1934 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Reverend Herbert and Virgie Goudy and passed away on November 30, 2017 in Modesto, California at the age of 83. Truman was a loving and devoted Husband, Father and Papa who Loved Music. Truman worked in Sales Management and was a Praise and Worship Leader. He served as a Choir Director at the First Church of the Nazarene in...
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Joel Contreras

June 12, 1968 - November 20, 2017

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William James Spielman

April 28, 1935 - November 20, 2017

Bill Spielman was born on April 28, 1935 in Merced, California and passed away on November 20, 2017 at the age of 82. He and his wife, Jeanine Spielman, whom he affectionately called "Jeanie", celebrated 60 years of marriage on March 30, 2017. Bill attended local schools, OLM Elementary and Merced High School where he graduated from in 1953. Bill served in the Army in France and then managed the...
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James Belton Murphy

August 6, 1934 - November 20, 2017

James Belton Murphy Jr., was born in Modesto, Ca., on August 6, 1934. He graduated from Merced High School in 1952. He started working for Yosemite National Park Service when he was age 16, working full and part-time over a span of 38 years. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he served his country in the United States Army where he was stationed in Japan. He taught at Atwater High...
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Nancy Carroll Cooke

September 21, 1952 - November 16, 2017

Nancy Kathleen Carroll Cooke was born on September 21, 1952 in Glendale, California to parents John Edward Carroll and Joan Marie Malone. Nancy passed away suddenly on November 16, 2017 in Merced, California. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Cheri Anne Carroll. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Kent Cooke, her two children, Ian Cooke and Sydney Cooke, siblings J. Kevin...
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Clay Ronnie Reyes

September 2, 1995 - November 15, 2017

Clay Ronnie Reyes was born in Merced, California to Lisa Carpenter and Tudor Reyes. He was 22 and left us too early. Clay had a beautiful smile and a head of curls. He went to Merced River School District for grades K-8 and graduated from Buhach High School in 2013. His interests included competitive soccer, tennis and 4-H where he placed first in Junior Showmanship. In 8th grade he was...
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Armando Raymond Huizar

October 12, 1951 - November 14, 2017

ARMANDO RAYMOND HUIZAROctober 12, 1951 - November 14, 2017Armando Raymond Huizar left this world suddenly on November 14, 2017. The youngest of 7 children, he was born to Emilia Luna and Jose Reyes Huizar on October 12, 1951 in Merced, California. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending family gatherings. One of his favorite past times was traveling to Chukchansi or Table...
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Omer Harman Brawley

July 2, 1931 - November 11, 2017

Omer Harman Brawley (O.B.) passed on his own terms on November 11, 2017 at Merced Medical Center with his family beside him. After a long battle with Parkinson's and heart disease, it was fitting that he passed on Veterans Day, since he served in three branches of service: Army, Marines and Air Force.After many years of education, he graduated with a degree in business and building. He was the...
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Arthur R. Buendia

January 21, 1940 - November 9, 2017

Arthur R. Buendia peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones on November 9, 2017 in Merced, California at the age of 77. He was born January 21, 1940 to William and Maria Buendia. Art was the youngest of 4 brothers, Edward, Charlie and William.Art is preceded in death by his father William, mother Maria and his brothers William and Charlie.He is survived by his wife, Marge, and four...
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Marina Gloria Hoag

August 31, 1936 - November 8, 2017

Marina Gloria Hoag, born Marina Gloria Maggiore on a Monday in Kingston, New York on August 31, 1936 to Vincenzo and Marina (Ferlazzo) Maggiore. Marina was the 10th child and 4th sister. She graduated from Kingston High School on Monday June 28, 1954. While on a ski trip she met Charles Curtis Hoag Jr of Poughkeepsie New York. They married at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Kingston on...
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Conrad Ramirez

January 18, 1957 - November 6, 2017

Beloved father, husband, Tata, and Great grandfather. Conrad Ramirez Jr. was born Jan. 18, 1957. He is survived by his 7 children: Carlos, Chad, Daniel, Crystal, Conrad III, Xavier, Michael, 17 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 14 from 3-6 PM at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home with a rosary to follow at 7 PM.. The funeral mass will be held...
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Elias Casiano Rodriguez

May 26, 1916 - November 4, 2017

Elias Casino Rodriguez was born on May 26, 1916 in Devine, Tx., to Jesus and Victoria Rodriguez. He was the eldest of four children. Elias died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 101. He was a long time resident of Le Grand, Ca.. In April of 1942 he married the love of his life Eloisa Valdez in San Antonio, Tx.. He then joined the Army in November and became a prisoner of war for nine months....
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Isabelle W. Falls

June 18, 1922 - November 3, 2017

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Ramona Juanita Hooker

June 19, 1938 - November 1, 2017

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Ricardo Beltran Gomez

December 6, 1966 - October 30, 2017

Ricardo "Vicente" was born on December 6, 1966 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and passed away on October 30, 2017 in Merced, California. He resided in Merced for over 30 years and was married to Kathy Gomez who precedes him in death. Vicente worked at the Cinema Cafe. He was a people person and loved to help others. He loved his grandson Mathew and enjoyed every moment together.Vicente is...
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John Henry Bentley

November 1, 1938 - October 29, 2017

John Henry Bentley was born on November 1, 1938 to Ozie an Jessie Bentley. He passed away on October 29, 2017 from natural causes. John worked as a supervisor at a combustion engineering plant. He was also a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, the Masonic Cornerstone Lodge III, Mt. Siani Consistory 303 and Shriners Sapher Temple 117. John enjoyed gardening, fishing, soul food, blues and gospel...
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Jean Chapin Dolat

August 16, 1927 - October 28, 2017

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Teddy Gene Callahan

January 12, 1964 - October 28, 2017

Teddy Gene Callahan was born in Lebanon, Indiana. He passed away peacefully at the age of 53. Teddy grew up in Indiana, and at the age of 16 he went to L.A. to pursue a career in modeling before finally settling in Merced. Teddy's life revolved around his children Megan and Ian. He was truly one of a kind. Later he met and married his "Sweet Caroline" and they built a life together. When Teddy...
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Douglas Eugene Vaughn

May 29, 1933 - October 28, 2017

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Florence Velma Hiser

July 2, 1948 - October 28, 2017

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Napoleon Washington

April 12, 1948 - October 27, 2017

Napoleon Washington, Jr. was born on April 12, 1948 in Fort Baker, California and peacefully passed at the age of 69 years on October 27, 2017 in Merced California where he was a resident for 56 years. He was the eldest child of Napoleon Washington, Sr. and Annie Dora Jones.Napoleon previously lived in the San Francisco Bay Area where he got his primary education and relocated to Merced,...
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Chong Pun Thurston

April 6, 1954 - October 27, 2017

Chong Thurston was born in South Korea on April 6, 1954. She quietly passed away at home on October 27, at the age of 63 after a long battle with COPD. She is survived by her husband Roger, son Daniel brother Jungho Park, and sister Chongin. She is preceded in death by her father Young Sul Park and mother Kum Sun Kim of South Korea. Chong moved from Kusan, South Korea to Riverside, California to...
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Diane Johnson

June 8, 1954 - October 25, 2017

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Lucetta Irene Willey

July 5, 1952 - October 25, 2017

Lucetta Irene Willey also known as Penny was born on July 5, 1952 and passed away on October 25, 2017 in Merced, California.She is survived by her life partner Samuel Moos, her children Haley McCullen Mauldin, Mathew Mauldin, Melanie Negret Dunn and Maria Mauldin. Her brothers Kenith Willey and Ezra Willey. Her sisters Regina Elhard and Viola Willey. Along with fourteen grandchildren and five...
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Philip Henry Grigsby

June 7, 1921 - October 24, 2017

Philip Henry GrigsbyJun 7, 1921 - Oct 24, 2017Philip Henry Grigsby was born on June 7, 1921 in Porterville, California to J.E. and Ruth Grigsby. He is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn Grigsby, sisters Florence Owen, Joy Baker; brothers Dennis and Jim Grigsby. He is survived by his brother Roger Grigsby and stepson Raymond (Shelly) Rhodes, step-grandson Troy, along with many nieces and nephews...
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Juanita Kay Brown

November 10, 1960 - October 22, 2017

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Esther Lee Macon

July 9, 1917 - October 20, 2017

Esther Lee Macon was born on July 9, 1917 in Edna, Texas and passed away on October 20, 2017 at the age of 100 years old in Merced, California. Esther spent many years as an LVN at the UCSF Hospital. She loved her family and friends whole heartedly. She is preceded in death by her mother Minnie Barnes and father Burt Barnes. As well as her brothers Dale and Herman Barnes. She is survived by her...
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Paul Alan Harris

April 19, 1962 - October 19, 2017

Paul Harris was born on April 19, 1962 to Don and Jean Harris. He passed away on October 19, 2017 in Merced, California. Paul worked for Merced County in the Human Services Department as a Family Services Representative and was a member of Gateway Church. He was an avid collector of antiques especially coins. He enjoyed watching his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers when they played.Paul is...
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John Flynn Eirich

May 20, 1949 - October 16, 2017

John Flynn Eirich was born on May 20, 1949 in Merced, California to Robert Flynn and Mary (Montgomery) Flynn. John was later adopted by Robert Eirich after Robert Flynn passed away. John was a local farmer and was the past Vice President of Valley Fig Growers, a member of the Elks Club, N.H.R.A and the owner of a Nostalgia Top Fuel Dragster "Ground Zero".John is preceded in death his parents...
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Carl Ervin White

February 21, 1950 - October 14, 2017

Carl Ervin White was born February 21, 1950 in Merced, CA; He passed away from natural causes (Cardiac Arrest) in his home on October 14, 2017.Carl worked most of his life as a truck driver then as a warehouse foreman at Sunnyside Farms prior to retirement.He will be greatly missed by his children and grandchildren Dorothea "Lynn" mother of Aaron Glen, Miranda Lynn, and Mazon Vincent, La'Verne...
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Uriel C. Abresinos

November 14, 1959 - October 11, 2017

Uriel was born to Pastor Roa Abresinos and Rosario Cornello Abresinos on November 14, 1959 in the Philippines. He passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 after a long illness. He was an owner, operator truck driver for over 25 years. Uriel is happy most when he is around family. His favorite thing was to spend time with his many nephews and nieces at a family BBQ, and to eat pancit, a favorite...
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Grace Yeaden Foster

October 24, 1926 - October 8, 2017

Grace Yeaden Dahl Foster was born on October 24, 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa. The youngest of 4 girls. As a baby she was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and spent most of the first 12 years of her life in and out of TB Sanitariums. At about age 14 she was declared as an arrested case. Her many years around medical facilities led her to go into Nurses training. After World War II, her family moved to...
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Margaret Evelyn Schaefer

September 8, 1918 - October 7, 2017

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Adelaide Alice Nannini

September 16, 1926 - October 4, 2017

Addie was born in El Nido, California on September 16, 1926. She was the third child of Frank and Rosa Garcia. Her parents established the family dairy a couple of years later in Dos Palos, California. Addie lived in Dos Palos for 34 years where she graduated from Dos Palos High School, was a D.E.S. Queen, married Julio Nannini in 1948 and raised her family there. She was also a charter member of...
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Stephen Luna

February 3, 1940 - September 29, 2017

Stephen Luna was born on February 3, 1940 in Santa Ana, California and passed away on September 29, 2017 in LeGrand California. Stephen worked for Raso Farms as a foreman. He enjoyed mechanics and working with agricultural machinery. Stephen also served in the United States military in the Navy starting in July 1959 and was honorably discharged July, 1965. Stephen is preceded in death by his...
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William Francis Freitas

September 23, 1925 - September 28, 2017

William (Bill) Francis Freitas was born on September 23, 1925 to Antoine (Tony) and Mary Pacheco Freitas at the family farm in Atwater, California and entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 28, 2017 five days after his 92nd birthday. He attended Applegate Elementary School in Atwater. After graduation he started farming his own property given to him to help support the family. He met...
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Carolyn Marie Jones

October 6, 1947 - September 28, 2017

Carolyn Marie Jones, Age 69 went to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 28, 2017, she was born in Inglewood, California to John Henry Hastings and Marjorie Lucille (Schubert) Hastings. She grew up in numerous locations in California, with a brother, as her father was promoted up the ranks of CDF (California Division of Forestry). Carolyn was a stay at home mother when her children were young,...
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Kevin Robert Schaffer

October 10, 1961 - September 26, 2017

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Robert Preston Glenney

July 20, 1940 - September 25, 2017

Bob was born on July 20, 1940 on Staten Island, New York to Walter an Edna Glenney. Bob grew up in Tom's River, New Jersey. After completing his education Bob proudly serviced his country in the U.S. Navy, back during the Vietnam War. He worked in the construction industry for many years as a commercial electrician. Upon retirement he obtained property in Salmon, Idaho where he would spend a lot...
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Kirk Gordon Jones

December 9, 1940 - September 24, 2017

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Josephine Davis

July 16, 1936 - September 23, 2017

Josephine Davis was born on July 16, 1936 in Tennessee and passed away at the age of 81 on September 23, 2017 in Merced, California where she was a resident for 60 years. She was a day care provider for 25 years. Josephine loved her family whole heartedly. Josephine will be missed dearly by all who knew her. No services will be held for Josephine.Arrangements under the direction of Stratford...
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Mae Anna Hagerman

November 10, 1919 - September 20, 2017

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

October 6, 1959 - September 19, 2017

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

January 16, 1926 - September 19, 2017

Edee, as she was known, was born on January16, 1926, and passed away on September 19, 2017 in Merced at the age of 91 years. She was born in Lucca, Italy, and immigrated to the United States in 1932 when she was six years old. Edee attended local schools graduating Merced High School in 1944. She worked for Miles & Sons, Merced County Road Department, Merced City Schools, and Merced College....
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Shirley Reinke Matthews

March 15, 1921 - September 16, 2017

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

September 12, 2017 - September 12, 2017

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

May 6, 1933 - September 9, 2017

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