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Acacia Memorial Park

801 Scenic Drive
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 522-0452
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Affordable Casket Company

1717 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 522-9500
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Cunningham's Affordable Burial and Cremation Centers

1717 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 522-9500
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Eaton Family Funeral and Cremation Service

513 12th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 492-9222
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Franklin & Downs Funeral Home

1050 McHenry Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-5723
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Franklin and Downs Colonial Chapel

704 12th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 523-9136
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Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel

419 Scenic Dr
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 523-5646
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Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 26 - Fresno Bee

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hooper, 69, of Fresno died Feb. 20. She was a retired registered nurse for Heritage Adult Day Care Programs. Private service. Remembrances: Greater California German Shepherd Rescue, P.O. Box 577663, Modesto, CA 95357; Central Valley S.P.C.A., 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706; Valley Animal Center, 3934 N. Hayston Ave., Fresno, CA 93726, www.valleyanimal.org. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.LUCAS-LANEY — Kotaro Terry Lucas-Laney Sr., 53, of Fresno died Feb. 18. He was a teachers assistant. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. March 3 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Graveside: 1 p.m. March 4 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. MILLER — Elizabeth R. Miller, 89, of Fresno died Feb. 8. She was a homemaker. Private service. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.MABUS — Roy John Mabus, 86, of North Fork died Feb. 18. He was a retired civil engineer. Services pending. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.MENDOZA — Manuel R. Mendoza, 81, of Kingsburg died Feb. 22. He was a road construction worker. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. March 3 at Creighton Memorial Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. March 3 at the funeral home. MESA — Ida “Becky” Mesa, 57, of Fresno died Jan. 28. She was a kitchen helper at Trinity Development Center. Graveside: 10 a.m. March 3 at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.OCCHIONERO — Michael Occhionero, 91, of Clovis died Feb. 20. He was a quality control inspector for 38 years. Private service. Remembrance: Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076, DAV.org. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.QUINTELA — Benny M. Quintela, 83, of Fresno died Feb. 22. He was a supervisor. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. March 5 at Wallin’s Fowler Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. March 5 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. March 6 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Selma. RAMIREZ — Ernesto Patrick Ramirez, 55, of Fresno died Feb. 17. He was a delivery driver. Memorial: 10 a.m. March 2 at Yost and Webb Funeral Home. RAYA — Steve Hernandez Raya, 73, of Lemoore died Feb. 17. He was a farmer. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Rosary: 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Graveside: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Lemoore Cemetery District. Arrangements: Thomas Marcom Funeral Home.RECEK — Koleeta Kay Recek, 69, of Fresno died Feb. 20. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 1 p.m. March 2 at Yost & Webb Chapel. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.RIVERA — Albert Rivera, 62, of Sanger died Feb. 13. He was a maintenance man. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. March 3 at Tabernacle of Praise Church. Service: 10 a.m. March 3 at the church. Arrangements: Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel.RUSH — Roy H. Rush, 90, of Fresno died Dec. 6. He was a vending machine repairman for over 30 years. Private service. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel.SOTO — Candelario Soto Jr., 60, of Dinuba died Feb. 10. He was a truck driver. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Rosary: 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Home.STOREY — James N. Storey, 68, of Auberry died Feb. 15. He was a carpenter. Private service. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.TELLES — George Simas Telles, 71, of Clovis died Feb. 15. He was a senior account clerk for Shell Oil Co. Memorial: 10:30 a.m. March 4 at New Harvest Church. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.VARGAS — Gaspar Vargas, 88, of Fresno died Feb. 16. He was a carpenter. Memorial: 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5083 E. Nevada Ave. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.WETNIGHT — Dick Wetnight, 74, of Clovis died Feb. 22. He was...

Kenneth (Kenny) J. Taylor, 55, of Antwerp - WWNY TV 7

Monday, February 06, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the funeral home.Born on September 14, 1961 in Newport Beach, CA, son of Kenneth T. and Joann E. (Witt) Taylor, he attended school in Modesto, CA.  Following school he entered the United States Marines on October 3, 1980 in Fresno, CA and served until July 4, 1983.  He continued serving in the reserves until he was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal Officer on September 17, 1986 in Camp Pendleton, CA.While in California he met Gina M. Coffin and they married on May 5, 1984 in Riverside, CA.  While residing in California Kenny worked with his father who owned and operated “Taylor Hoof Trimming” for several years.  In 1994 the couple moved to Antwerp, NY where Gina became a teacher at Gouverneur Central School and he was a car salesman. For the last fourteen years Kenny was employed by F.X. Caprara Trailer Sales and F.X. Caprara Harley Davidson.Kenny was an outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, four wheeling, boating, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and drag racing at the ESTA Dragstrip in Cicero and the surrounding area. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and the Antwerp American Legion Post #916. Among his survivors are his loving wife of 32 years Gina M. Taylor, Antwerp; his beloved daughter and son in law, Sarah E. and Seth A. Musikant, Rochester; his mother Joann VanBoven, Escalon, CA.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra ...

Courier reviews the top news stories of 2016 - Ceres Courier

Monday, January 23, 2017

The death prompted a massive police funeral attended by Gov. Jerry Brown and other dignitaries as well as thousands of police officers. The funeral procession went from Modesto through Ceres and Hughson en route to Lakewood Memorial Park.It was hard to go anywhere in Stanislaus County in 2016 without seeing a "Worth Your Fight" yard signs posted in front of a business, staked in the yard of a residence or tethered to a fence. The campaign, a joint effort by the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts -has the goal of informing the public about the potential negative impacts associated with a controversial State Water Board document that proposes to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for fish and wildlife.In addition to the thousands of Worth Your Fight yard signs seen throughout the region, TID and MID submitted several opinion pieces and letters to the editors of local print media outlets, as well as conducted both recorded and live radio interviews to talk about the campaign. Campaign members also distributed fact sheets and thousands of window decals, presented the proposal and its possible negative impacts to various community organizations throughout the TID and MID service areas, informed local, state and federal officials of their concerns, purchased a billboard advertisement in Ceres, and created Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media accounts. Worth Your Fight has also partnered with Save The Stan, which is a similar joint consumer awareness campaign between the South San Joaquin, Oakdale Irrigation District and Tri-Dam Project.This effort will continue into 2017. Written comments on draft revised SED for Phase 1 of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan are due by 12 p.m. on March 17.The State Water Board announced during the public hearing in Modesto that they anticipate releasing a final SED and plan in May 2017 and considering it for adoption in July 2017.The following is a month-by-month look at the top stories covered by the Courier:JanuaryThe year 2016 barely got off to a start when Ceres Police were involved in a Jan. 5 officer shooting that killed Albert Thompson, 28, at a run-down apartment complex at El Camino Avenue and Don Pedro Road. Two Ceres officers were visiting the complex at 2601 Don Pedro Road where prior illegal drug activity had occurred. The officer...

Isaac Fonseca Garcia - Tama News-Herald - Toledo Chronicle

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Isaac and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.Isaac Fonseca Garcia was born on May 10, 1992, in Tizapan el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico. He was the son of Modesto Fonseca and Olga Garcia. Isaac attended school in the South Tama School District and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2010 and went on and attended Marshalltown Community College. Isaac loved soccer and played in high school and college and liked to play with friends on the "Party Boyz" team. He always enjoyed his friends and family and will be remembered for his particular tattoo "Life Goes On." He was employed by Jasper Construction Service since 2006.Left to cherish his memory is his father, Modesto Fonseca (Luz Gonzalez), of Marshalltown; sisters: Alicia Fonseca (Fransisco Garcia), Martha Valdovinos (Juan Valdovinos), Diana Fonseca, Alexis Fonseca and Lizette Fonseca.In death Isaac rejoins his mother, Olga (1999), grandparents, Francisco Garcia, Angelita Buenrostro, and Guadalupe Fonseca.

Donald Patrick Lafreniere - Nevada Appeal

Monday, September 19, 2016

Shirley, his devoted wife of 38 years; his daughter Kathy Jo Lafreniere and his grandson, Orion, of Martinez, CA; his stepson James Riley (Cindy) of Carson City, stepdaughter Becky Hahn of Modesto, CA; grandsons Dale, Michael, James, Bobby, Jon, Chris and Michael; granddaughters Michele, Telsa, Shellie, Roxanne, and Kasey, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by stepson Mike Riley, and by his mother, Margaret Lafreniere and his stepfather, Robert Lafreniere. He is also survived by his sister Marla Miles of Carson City, his brother Ken Lafreniere (Janeen) of Folsom, CA, and his brother Bob Lafreniere (Vicki) of Sunnyvale, CA, as well as 11 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Pat served in the United States Navy and was assigned to the USS Lofberg from 1961 to 1964. He was a staunch union painter with Union Local 913 for 30 years. Pat was born in Klamath Falls, OR, and lived in Sunnyvale, CA for a number of years before retiring to Dayton, NV, where he resided for 14 years.He will be remembered by his family, friends and neighbors for his loving heart, his generous nature, and his wonderful sense of humor.A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 1575 N. Lompa Lane, Carson...

Tributes for Aug. 31 - Greeley Tribune

Monday, September 05, 2016

Edna Heyman of Greeley, Lenora (Pete) Trujillo of Denver, Nancy (Glen) Causey of Las Cruces, N.M. and Loretta Duran of LaSalle; brothers, Felix (Linda) Duran of Denver, James (Anita) Duran of Modesto, Calif., and Harvie (Judy) Duran of Auburn, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Acor and Betty Eggert.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens. Full military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.Please sign the online guestbook at www.stoddardsunset.com.Helen M. BeckerApril 12, 1930-Aug. 28, 2016Age: 86Residence: GreeleyHelen M. Becker, 86, of Greeley passed away Aug. 28, 2016.She was born April 12, 1930, in Sterling to Peter and Mary Margaret (Quint) Von Veldt.Helen is survived by her husband of 69 years, Donald; sons, Donnie (Debbie), Jerry (Becky), Bob (Denise Fraser) and Roger (Dorothy) Becker.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim; two grandchildren; and brothers, Harold, Bob and Elmer.Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Saint Peter Catholic Church, 915 12th St. Greeley.Memorial contributions may be made to Donald Becker.To extend condolences to the family go to adamsonchapels.comCharles Chitwood, Jr.July 2, 1934-Aug. 18, 2016Age: 82Residence: KerseyCharles Henry Chitwood, Jr., 82 of Kersey passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at NCMC in Greeley. He was born July 2, 1934, to Charles Henry and Mary Helen (Sterle) Chitwood in Leadville, where he grew up. They moved to Salina, Kan. and returned to Salida, Colo. before settling in Globeville, Colo. He moved to Kersey in 1974.Charles graduated from North High School in Denver in 1953 and completed his Eagle Scout in 1951.He married Mary Tomlinson on May 29, 1959, and they later divorced. He then married Jeanine Reneau and she died Jan. 22, 2014.Charles entered the U.S. Army and soon thereafter was honorably discharged due to rheumatic fever.He was a cabinet maker journeyman, working for Denver Lumber Company, and then started his own shop, later doing carpentry work throughout the state...

Yeah, don't worry, Lynyrd Skynyrd will play it in Murphys - Modesto Bee

Monday, August 22, 2016

But earlier this month he came back on the road, and the band has been touring full force and in full health since.Medlocke spoke with The Modesto Bee from the road in Palo Alto about keeping the Skynyrd spirit alive, various side projects and, you guessed it, “Free Bird.”Q: In July you had to cancel several shows after Gary Rossington had health problems. How’s everyone doing? Gary back to full health?A: He is back; we’ve been out playing shows. He had some heart stents put in a couple of years ago. From all indications, one got out of whack. But he got it all taken care of (and is) doing great, playing great. We’re right back at it.Q: You’re on tour this summer with Peter Frampton, whom you’ve known and played with for a long time. Why did you want to go out together again, and how do you think you complement each other as a bill?A: You know, both bands are guitar-playing bands. He is a different style than we are. But it’s all counted as rock music, rock guitar music. So both complement each other. The audience is able to get a well-balanced and -rounded portion of guitar playing. People come to see all the classic tunes, not only from us but him, too.Q: The band teamed with Frampton, and a lot of other artists, recently for the live CD/DVD release “Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For the Fans!” released last summer. It includes Gregg Allman, Cheap Trick, Trace Adkins, John Hiatt and more. Tell me about that project and what inspired it.A: We invited people we know and respect and revere in the music business. It took quite a bit of coordinating because a lot of people are out on the road and a lot of are people busy. Once we were able to do it, it was such an honor to have them there all honoring the name of the band and the original guys and legacy of the music. It was for the guys who went before us. When it all came together, it was beautiful.Q: You and other band members have been involved in side projects over the years. Your band Blackfoot recently reformed and released a new album. How important is having that other outlet for you and the band?A: I think it’s very important for everyone to have an outlet. Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been our main project. But Gary and (backing vocalist Dale Krantz-Rossington) have a blues record coming out soon. And Johnny just released a live record with his brother (.38 Special founder Donnie Van Zant). Me and the name I own, Blackfoot, I did something different in that we produced a new record with four young guys for a new generation. We all have to have our outlets. Me, for one, I can’t sit still and sit and home and not do anything after a tour is over.Q: The band is an institution now, what do you think – despite its lineup changes and tragedies – has kept you together over the decades, and what motivates you today?A: Really, to...

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Obituaries for Sunday, Feb. 26 - Fresno Bee

Monday, February 27, 2017

Hooper, 69, of Fresno died Feb. 20. She was a retired registered nurse for Heritage Adult Day Care Programs. Private service. Remembrances: Greater California German Shepherd Rescue, P.O. Box 577663, Modesto, CA 95357; Central Valley S.P.C.A., 103 S. Hughes Ave., Fresno, CA 93706; Valley Animal Center, 3934 N. Hayston Ave., Fresno, CA 93726, www.valleyanimal.org. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.LUCAS-LANEY — Kotaro Terry Lucas-Laney Sr., 53, of Fresno died Feb. 18. He was a teachers assistant. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. March 3 at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Chapel. Graveside: 1 p.m. March 4 at Fresno Memorial Gardens. MILLER — Elizabeth R. Miller, 89, of Fresno died Feb. 8. She was a homemaker. Private service. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.MABUS — Roy John Mabus, 86, of North Fork died Feb. 18. He was a retired civil engineer. Services pending. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California.MENDOZA — Manuel R. Mendoza, 81, of Kingsburg died Feb. 22. He was a road construction worker. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. March 3 at Creighton Memorial Chapel. Service: 11 a.m. March 3 at the funeral home. MESA — Ida “Becky” Mesa, 57, of Fresno died Jan. 28. She was a kitchen helper at Trinity Development Center. Graveside: 10 a.m. March 3 at Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements: Wildrose Chapel & Funeral Home.OCCHIONERO — Michael Occhionero, 91, of Clovis died Feb. 20. He was a quality control inspector for 38 years. Private service. Remembrance: Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs, KY 41076, DAV.org. Arrangements: Boice Funeral Home.QUINTELA — Benny M. Quintela, 83, of Fresno died Feb. 22. He was a supervisor. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. March 5 at Wallin’s Fowler Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. March 5 at the funeral home. Mass: 9 a.m. March 6 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Selma. RAMIREZ — Ernesto Patrick Ramirez, 55, of Fresno died Feb. 17. He was a delivery driver. Memorial: 10 a.m. March 2 at Yost and Webb Funeral Home. RAYA — Steve Hernandez Raya, 73, of Lemoore died Feb. 17. He was a farmer. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Rosary: 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the church. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Graveside: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Lemoore Cemetery District. Arrangements: Thomas Marcom Funeral Home.RECEK — Koleeta Kay Recek, 69, of Fresno died Feb. 20. She was a homemaker. Memorial: 1 p.m. March 2 at Yost & Webb Chapel. Arrangements: Cremation Society of Central California.RIVERA — Albert Rivera, 62, of Sanger died Feb. 13. He was a maintenance man. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. March 3 at Tabernacle of Praise Church. Service: 10 a.m. March 3 at the church. Arrangements: Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel.RUSH — Roy H. Rush, 90, of Fresno died Dec. 6. He was a vending machine repairman for over 30 years. Private service. Arrangements: Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel.SOTO — Candelario Soto Jr., 60, of Dinuba died Feb. 10. He was a truck driver. Visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church. Rosary: 11 a.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Mass: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at the church. Arrangements: Sterling & Smith Funeral Home.STOREY — James N. Storey, 68, of Auberry died Feb. 15. He was a carpenter. Private service. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.TELLES — George Simas Telles, 71, of Clovis died Feb. 15. He was a senior account clerk for Shell Oil Co. Memorial: 10:30 a.m. March 4 at New Harvest Church. Arrangements: Clovis Funeral Chapel.VARGAS — Gaspar Vargas, 88, of Fresno died Feb. 16. He was a carpenter. Memorial: 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5083 E. Nevada Ave. Arrangements: Affordable Direct Cremations.WETNIGHT — Dick Wetnight, 74, of Clovis died Feb. 22. He was...

Kenneth (Kenny) J. Taylor, 55, of Antwerp - WWNY TV 7

Monday, February 06, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the funeral home.Born on September 14, 1961 in Newport Beach, CA, son of Kenneth T. and Joann E. (Witt) Taylor, he attended school in Modesto, CA.  Following school he entered the United States Marines on October 3, 1980 in Fresno, CA and served until July 4, 1983.  He continued serving in the reserves until he was honorably discharged as a Lance Corporal Officer on September 17, 1986 in Camp Pendleton, CA.While in California he met Gina M. Coffin and they married on May 5, 1984 in Riverside, CA.  While residing in California Kenny worked with his father who owned and operated “Taylor Hoof Trimming” for several years.  In 1994 the couple moved to Antwerp, NY where Gina became a teacher at Gouverneur Central School and he was a car salesman. For the last fourteen years Kenny was employed by F.X. Caprara Trailer Sales and F.X. Caprara Harley Davidson.Kenny was an outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, four wheeling, boating, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and drag racing at the ESTA Dragstrip in Cicero and the surrounding area. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and the Antwerp American Legion Post #916. Among his survivors are his loving wife of 32 years Gina M. Taylor, Antwerp; his beloved daughter and son in law, Sarah E. and Seth A. Musikant, Rochester; his mother Joann VanBoven, Escalon, CA.; a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra ...

Courier reviews the top news stories of 2016 - Ceres Courier

Monday, January 23, 2017

The death prompted a massive police funeral attended by Gov. Jerry Brown and other dignitaries as well as thousands of police officers. The funeral procession went from Modesto through Ceres and Hughson en route to Lakewood Memorial Park.It was hard to go anywhere in Stanislaus County in 2016 without seeing a "Worth Your Fight" yard signs posted in front of a business, staked in the yard of a residence or tethered to a fence. The campaign, a joint effort by the Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts -has the goal of informing the public about the potential negative impacts associated with a controversial State Water Board document that proposes to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for fish and wildlife.In addition to the thousands of Worth Your Fight yard signs seen throughout the region, TID and MID submitted several opinion pieces and letters to the editors of local print media outlets, as well as conducted both recorded and live radio interviews to talk about the campaign. Campaign members also distributed fact sheets and thousands of window decals, presented the proposal and its possible negative impacts to various community organizations throughout the TID and MID service areas, informed local, state and federal officials of their concerns, purchased a billboard advertisement in Ceres, and created Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media accounts. Worth Your Fight has also partnered with Save The Stan, which is a similar joint consumer awareness campaign between the South San Joaquin, Oakdale Irrigation District and Tri-Dam Project.This effort will continue into 2017. Written comments on draft revised SED for Phase 1 of the Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan are due by 12 p.m. on March 17.The State Water Board announced during the public hearing in Modesto that they anticipate releasing a final SED and plan in May 2017 and considering it for adoption in July 2017.The following is a month-by-month look at the top stories covered by the Courier:JanuaryThe year 2016 barely got off to a start when Ceres Police were involved in a Jan. 5 officer shooting that killed Albert Thompson, 28, at a run-down apartment complex at El Camino Avenue and Don Pedro Road. Two Ceres officers were visiting the complex at 2601 Don Pedro Road where prior illegal drug activity had occurred. The officer...

Isaac Fonseca Garcia - Tama News-Herald - Toledo Chronicle

Monday, December 19, 2016

Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Isaac and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.Isaac Fonseca Garcia was born on May 10, 1992, in Tizapan el Alto, Jalisco, Mexico. He was the son of Modesto Fonseca and Olga Garcia. Isaac attended school in the South Tama School District and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 2010 and went on and attended Marshalltown Community College. Isaac loved soccer and played in high school and college and liked to play with friends on the "Party Boyz" team. He always enjoyed his friends and family and will be remembered for his particular tattoo "Life Goes On." He was employed by Jasper Construction Service since 2006.Left to cherish his memory is his father, Modesto Fonseca (Luz Gonzalez), of Marshalltown; sisters: Alicia Fonseca (Fransisco Garcia), Martha Valdovinos (Juan Valdovinos), Diana Fonseca, Alexis Fonseca and Lizette Fonseca.In death Isaac rejoins his mother, Olga (1999), grandparents, Francisco Garcia, Angelita Buenrostro, and Guadalupe Fonseca.

Donald Patrick Lafreniere - Nevada Appeal

Monday, September 19, 2016

Shirley, his devoted wife of 38 years; his daughter Kathy Jo Lafreniere and his grandson, Orion, of Martinez, CA; his stepson James Riley (Cindy) of Carson City, stepdaughter Becky Hahn of Modesto, CA; grandsons Dale, Michael, James, Bobby, Jon, Chris and Michael; granddaughters Michele, Telsa, Shellie, Roxanne, and Kasey, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by stepson Mike Riley, and by his mother, Margaret Lafreniere and his stepfather, Robert Lafreniere. He is also survived by his sister Marla Miles of Carson City, his brother Ken Lafreniere (Janeen) of Folsom, CA, and his brother Bob Lafreniere (Vicki) of Sunnyvale, CA, as well as 11 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Pat served in the United States Navy and was assigned to the USS Lofberg from 1961 to 1964. He was a staunch union painter with Union Local 913 for 30 years. Pat was born in Klamath Falls, OR, and lived in Sunnyvale, CA for a number of years before retiring to Dayton, NV, where he resided for 14 years.He will be remembered by his family, friends and neighbors for his loving heart, his generous nature, and his wonderful sense of humor.A celebration of Pat’s life will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 1575 N. Lompa Lane, Carson...

Tributes for Aug. 31 - Greeley Tribune

Monday, September 05, 2016

Edna Heyman of Greeley, Lenora (Pete) Trujillo of Denver, Nancy (Glen) Causey of Las Cruces, N.M. and Loretta Duran of LaSalle; brothers, Felix (Linda) Duran of Denver, James (Anita) Duran of Modesto, Calif., and Harvie (Judy) Duran of Auburn, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mary Acor and Betty Eggert.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Stoddard Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at Stoddard Funeral Home. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens. Full military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.Please sign the online guestbook at www.stoddardsunset.com.Helen M. BeckerApril 12, 1930-Aug. 28, 2016Age: 86Residence: GreeleyHelen M. Becker, 86, of Greeley passed away Aug. 28, 2016.She was born April 12, 1930, in Sterling to Peter and Mary Margaret (Quint) Von Veldt.Helen is survived by her husband of 69 years, Donald; sons, Donnie (Debbie), Jerry (Becky), Bob (Denise Fraser) and Roger (Dorothy) Becker.She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim; two grandchildren; and brothers, Harold, Bob and Elmer.Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Saint Peter Catholic Church, 915 12th St. Greeley.Memorial contributions may be made to Donald Becker.To extend condolences to the family go to adamsonchapels.comCharles Chitwood, Jr.July 2, 1934-Aug. 18, 2016Age: 82Residence: KerseyCharles Henry Chitwood, Jr., 82 of Kersey passed away on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at NCMC in Greeley. He was born July 2, 1934, to Charles Henry and Mary Helen (Sterle) Chitwood in Leadville, where he grew up. They moved to Salina, Kan. and returned to Salida, Colo. before settling in Globeville, Colo. He moved to Kersey in 1974.Charles graduated from North High School in Denver in 1953 and completed his Eagle Scout in 1951.He married Mary Tomlinson on May 29, 1959, and they later divorced. He then married Jeanine Reneau and she died Jan. 22, 2014.Charles entered the U.S. Army and soon thereafter was honorably discharged due to rheumatic fever.He was a cabinet maker journeyman, working for Denver Lumber Company, and then started his own shop, later doing carpentry work throughout the state...

Yeah, don't worry, Lynyrd Skynyrd will play it in Murphys - Modesto Bee

Monday, August 22, 2016

But earlier this month he came back on the road, and the band has been touring full force and in full health since.Medlocke spoke with The Modesto Bee from the road in Palo Alto about keeping the Skynyrd spirit alive, various side projects and, you guessed it, “Free Bird.”Q: In July you had to cancel several shows after Gary Rossington had health problems. How’s everyone doing? Gary back to full health?A: He is back; we’ve been out playing shows. He had some heart stents put in a couple of years ago. From all indications, one got out of whack. But he got it all taken care of (and is) doing great, playing great. We’re right back at it.Q: You’re on tour this summer with Peter Frampton, whom you’ve known and played with for a long time. Why did you want to go out together again, and how do you think you complement each other as a bill?A: You know, both bands are guitar-playing bands. He is a different style than we are. But it’s all counted as rock music, rock guitar music. So both complement each other. The audience is able to get a well-balanced and -rounded portion of guitar playing. People come to see all the classic tunes, not only from us but him, too.Q: The band teamed with Frampton, and a lot of other artists, recently for the live CD/DVD release “Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More For the Fans!” released last summer. It includes Gregg Allman, Cheap Trick, Trace Adkins, John Hiatt and more. Tell me about that project and what inspired it.A: We invited people we know and respect and revere in the music business. It took quite a bit of coordinating because a lot of people are out on the road and a lot of are people busy. Once we were able to do it, it was such an honor to have them there all honoring the name of the band and the original guys and legacy of the music. It was for the guys who went before us. When it all came together, it was beautiful.Q: You and other band members have been involved in side projects over the years. Your band Blackfoot recently reformed and released a new album. How important is having that other outlet for you and the band?A: I think it’s very important for everyone to have an outlet. Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been our main project. But Gary and (backing vocalist Dale Krantz-Rossington) have a blues record coming out soon. And Johnny just released a live record with his brother (.38 Special founder Donnie Van Zant). Me and the name I own, Blackfoot, I did something different in that we produced a new record with four young guys for a new generation. We all have to have our outlets. Me, for one, I can’t sit still and sit and home and not do anything after a tour is over.Q: The band is an institution now, what do you think – despite its lineup changes and tragedies – has kept you together over the decades, and what motivates you today?A: Really, to...