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Date: Friday, 17 March 2017, at 10:47 p.m.

John E. Massari
November 1931 - March 2008
78 years, 3 months, 21 days
Funeral Home Allen Mortuary
Massari John Massari, 76, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center. John was born in Rockford, IL, in 1931. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend. John enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and painting. John loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them, and he loved his dogs.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Frances Massari, daughter, Bella Massari of Modesto, brother Harry Massari of Sacramento, and many nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by his son John W. Massari, and 4 brothers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Allen Mortuary, and private inurnment will be at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA, at a later date.

Olive Pauline Avril
March 14, 1905 ~ June 29,2008
103 years, 3 months, 15 days
Visitation Sunday Jul. 13, 2008 12:00pm-5:00pm
Graveside Service Monday Jul. 14, 2008 1:00pm
Graveside Service Location: Sunnyside Cemetery
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Sunnyside Cemetery
Avril Olive was born in Holly, CO to Arthur and Charlotte Jones. She lived most of her life in Santa Monica, CA working as a hair stylist and baking pies at night for the local bakeries. In 1982 she moved to Turlock to be with her family and grandchildren. Her greatest love was her family and friends, she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Ollie always had a positive word for all. Her kindness and great nature touched all of us. She is survived by her grandchildren; Dorinda Remmel and Julie Remmel both of Colorado Springs, CO, Lance Hunter of Hilmar, also great grandchildren; Frank Remmel of Texas, Ricki Remmel of Florida, Lacey Hunter – Leonardo of Turlock, Lance Hunter Jr. of Hilmar, and great great grandson Reagan Leonardo of Turlock. Ollie was preceded in death by her husband Bill Avril and her son Harrison Gene Hall. Visitation will be Sunday, July 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Allen Mortuary. A Graveside Service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Stevinson, CA on Monday, July 14, at 1:00 p.m.

Stanley Clifford Johnson
October 1914 ~ June 2008
93 years, 8 months, 10 days
Service Saturday Jul. 05, 2008 11:00am
Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlock Memorial Park
Stanley Clifford Johnson, 93 years old, of Turlock, died Saturday, June 28, 2008 in Turlock. Stanley was born October 18, 1914 in Lancaster, Poppleton Township, Minnesota to Carl August and Clara Margaret Johnson. He was the oldest of six children. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1943 stationed in Texas. After a medical discharge, he married Margaret Eleanor Danielson of Turlock and they made their first home in Oakland, CA. Stan worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier, first in Hayward, CA and then in Hughson, CA retiring after 35 years. He always went the extra mile for his patrons and made sure they received each and every letter or package on time. He was a member of Turlock Covenant Church. He loved raising Angus and Gelbvieh cattle, riding horses, being a 4-H leader and growing vegetables and flowers, especially award winning dahlias.
Stanley is survived by his wife Margaret of Turlock; two children, daughter Patricia Lee Mathews (husband Ronald) of Dinuba, CA, son Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Johnson (wife Sally) of Yuba City, CA; four grandchildren, Scott Mathews of Dinuba, CA, Stephanie Mathews of Glendora, CA, Greta Johnson of Covina, CA, Erika (Johnson) Pesnell of Yuba City, CA; one great grandchild Lukas Johnson; siblings Harris Johnson of Tucson, AZ and Ellen Loney of North Logan, Utah. He is preceded in death by sisters, Hildur Flint and Amy Tschida and brother Ralph Johnson.
A memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Private burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.

Nila Lee McMillen
November 1927 ~ June 2008
80 years, 7 months, 27 days
Graveside Monday Jul. 07, 2008 12:30pm
Graveside Location: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
McMillen Nila Lee McMillen, age 80, of Turlock, died on Saturday at home with her family at her side. Nila was born in Elk City, OK to Thomas and Gladys Hall. She had lived in Turlock for 33 years. Nila was a member of the Turlock Sportsman’s Club of which she was a board member. She enjoyed fishing, cooking, hunting, and gardening. Most of all, she loved spending time with family.
She is survived by her children: Tammy Phillips and Danny Mc Millen both of Turlock, Harry McMillen of Kona, HI, Kenny McMillen of Lakeside, OR, Michael McMillen of Coosbay, OR, and Patricia Lawhon of Elgin, TX, brothers, LaVer Hall and Monty Hall both of Stockton, CA, Sixteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grand children.
Graveside service will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 12:30 a.m. Arrangements were entrusted to Allen Mortuary.

Shawn Leroy Paul
May 1959 - June 2008
Memorial Monday Jul. 07, 2008 1:00pm
Memorial Location: Assembly of God Church, Keyes
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Shawn was born in Oxnard, California to Raymond and Patricia Paul and was raised in Keyes. As an adult he lived in la Grange for 15 years before moving to Hughson where he had lived for over a year. He found enjoyment in hunting and fishing and was a member of the United Gamefowl Breeders Association and a gamefowl breeder. He is survived by his soul mate Sugar Cupit of Hughson, parents Raymond and Patricia Paul of La Grange, CA; children Shawn Leon Paul and Caitlyn Dorridy both of La Grange; sister Anita Burns of Ceres, CA and nephew Alex Burns also of Ceres. A memorial service will be at Assembly of God Church in Keyes on Monday, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Robert Norman Cole, Jr.
August 1970 ~ October 2007
37 years, 1 month, 28 days
Memorial Service Friday Oct. 26, 2007 11:00am
Memorial Service Location All Saint's Catholic Church, Newman Center
Funeral Home Allen Mortuary
Cemetery San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
Robert Norman Cole, Jr.
Robert was born in Monte Vista, Colorado. His family moved to Coalinga, CA, then to Turlock, CA.
He attended grammar school at Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Turlock High School in 1988. He also went through Boy Scouts in Turlock, achieving the honor of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project he restored the Civil War canon at Grand Army of the Republic Park in Turlock. He attended Modesto Junior College for a a short time and worked at Richland Market for many years prior to joining the US Navy.
He is survived by his Wife-Vilma Aliniabo Cole of California, sister- Darla Marie Cole of Los Angleles, his Aunts-Norma Cole Clerici of Crockett, CA, and Darlene Powers-Sigman of Amherst, Ohio, Grandparent-of California.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents Fred Norman Cole and Wilma Alice Silva-Cole and his parents Robert Norman Cole, Sr. and Christine Maria Cole.

Richard Eugene Van Guilder
February 1928 ~ August 2008
80 years, 5 months, 17 days
Memorial Thursday Aug. 14, 2008 3:00pm
Memorial Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlock Memorial Park
Van Guilder Richard was born in the Township of Bancroft, MN to Samuel and Jessie in 1928. The son of a potato farmer, Dick grew up on a farm in rural Albert Lee, MN. He enlisted in the United States Navy at age seventeen during the last year of WWII. He later transferred to the Army Air Corp, then was one of the first to be part of the newly formed U.S. Air Force. He married his first love on May 11, 1951 and went on to father and raise five children: Richard Jr., Mike, Tom, Cheri, and Donna.
After twenty years of military service as a postal clerk, he retired and bought a small farm in Livingston, CA where he went back to his roots and did a little farming and worked on a local dairy. He then went to work for the United States Post Office where he served another twenty years before retiring a second time.
Not satisfied with just complaining about what was wrong with his community, he decided to try to do something to change things and served five years on the Livingston City Council with one of those years as the city mayor. Because he was always an advocate of youth programs, he donated his councilman’s salary to the Livingston Youth Recreational Department. At times, Dick could be an ornery and stubborn man, but he cared greatly for others, his community, and especially his family. He was always very proud of his children and kept track of their accomplishments as they made their way through life. He was especially proud of the grandchildren and great grandchildren he was blessed with. Not a man who could express his love easily with words, he would show his love in many other ways. Whenever one of his kids ran into any difficulties he would be the first to be there to help to pick them up.
Richard was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Livingston Lions Club and Air Force Sgt. Assoc.
Richard is survived by his wife Alice; children Richard Van Guilder, Jr. of Rio Rancho, NM, Michael Van Guilder of Delhi, Thomas Van Guilder on Moapa, NV, Cheri Van Guilder of Livingston, and Donna Jesion of Salida; sister Betty Tahlamka of Albert Lee, MN, 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Memorial service will be at Allen Mortuary on Thursday, August 14 at 3:00 p.m. Private inurnment will be at Turlock Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave. Ste 8, Modesto, CA 95350.
His children would like to say, “Dad we love you very much, we thank you for all you have done, and will miss you.”

Robert "Bob" Melvin Casey
October 1927 ~ August 2008
80 years, 10 months, 4 days
Visitation Monday Aug. 18, 2008 12:00pm-5:00pm
Funeral Tuesday Aug. 19, 2008 10:00am
Funeral Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlock Memorial Park
Casey Robert "Bob" Melvin Casey
October 1927 ~ August 2008
Bob, age 80, of Ceres, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at home with his family around him. Bob was born in Clairemore, OK to Robert and Minnie Casey in 1927. He was raised in Oklahoma and Colorado. In 1943, he moved to Turlock. Bob served in the Navy from 1946 to 1948 in the South Pacific. He married Janie Brummitt in 1951. After they married, they moved to Ceres, and have lived there since then. Bob worked for Modesto Welding and Tank Works for over 30 years as a welder. He was a member of First Southern Baptist and a life member of the NRA. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Bob especially enjoyed playing music. He taught himself how to play the harmonica, piano, and guitar. God and family were his life.
He is survived by his wife Janie Casey, daughters Nancy Webb of Merced and Linda Kelley of Everton, MO, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by daughters Janet Kinslow and Barbara Casey, and brothers Jessie Casey and Frank Casey.
Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Monday, August 18, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Alfred Machado Fagundes
(AL, Big Al, Pops)
November, 1928-March, 2009
Memorial Service Saturday Mar. 28, 2009 10:00am
Memorial Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Fugundes Alfred Fagundes,80, passed away March 14 at English Oaks in Modesto. Big Al was a native Californian. He was born in Merced, California and graduated from Merced High. He married Virginia Freitas of Atwater in 1951.
Al proudly served aboard the USS O’Brien during the Korean Conflict. After an honorable discharge, he took employment in the dairy business. Al and Ginger settled in Turlock where they lovingly raised their children, Al, Dennis and Sandra. In 1972 Al left the dairy and commenced a career in the grocery business where he remained until he retired. Al loved coaching youth league baseball, watching professional sports, women’s softball, and college football. He was also quite fond of eating, desserts and clamming in Pismo Beach.
Al is survived by his son, Al, daughter Sandra Fagundes-Nelson, his granddaughter Bailey Fagundes, all of Modesto and his son Dennis Fagundes of Rio Vista. He also leaves his brother Tom Fagundes of Atwater and his sister Mary Dutra of Winton. Al was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife Virginia, his sister Lena Fagundes and his brother Art Fagundes.
A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday March 28, at Allen Mortuary in Turlock.

Joginder Kaur Gill
November 1929 ~ March 2009
Visitation Thursday Mar. 26, 2009 12:00pm-7:00pm
Funeral Service Friday Mar. 27, 2009 10:00am
Funeral Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Gill - Born on November 15, 1929 in Shankar, Punjab, India and came to the USA in 1972 and was proud to be an American. She was the member of Sikh Temple in Livingston, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband S. Sohan Singh Gill and her brother Dr. Greeb Takhar. She is survived by two brothers Dr. Santokh Takhar and Rajinder Takhar and sister Jagir Kaur Johal of Hilmar; nine grandchildren; two sons Gurmukh Gill a pharmacist from Hilmar and Sarbjeet Gill; two daughters Surinderpal Toor and Kulwant Sahota.
The funeral will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, March 27th from 10:00-12:00p.m. followed by bhog at the Sikh Temple B Street in Livingston. Donations may be made to Hospice of Emanuel 825 Delbon Ave. Turlock, CA 95382 or Sikh Temple B Street Livingston at 884 B Street Livingston, CA 95334.

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