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

Gail Richard Ness
March 1929 ~ March 2009
Graveside Service Friday Mar. 27, 2009 2:00pm
Graveside Service Location: Turlock Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlock Memorial Park
Gail Richard Ness ~ 79, of Turlock, passed away Sunday of natural causes. Mr. Ness was born in 1929, in Livingston CA. He attended Pacific Union College in Angwin, CA. At the age of 22, he was drafted into the army and fought in the Korean War. He was proud to have served his country and provided medical & comfort care to those who were wounded.
In 1955 he met Ramona Trees, fell in love and married his soul mate. He was a resident of Turlock since 1957. His work history was in various departments of the public works sector. Gail was a proud parent who sometimes held three jobs so he could provide for his family and a Christian education for his three daughters.
He leaves behind three lovely daughters, Connie Ottinger of Minnesota, Bonnie Thiele of Modesto and Kathy Trinchera of Stockton: brother, Ron Ness of Visalia and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Fred Ness and wife Ramona Ness.
A graveside service is planned for him on Friday, March 27 at 2:00pm at Turlock Memorial Park. Those wishing to make contributions may do so to The Voice of Prophecy Box 53055 Los Angeles, CA 90053.

Thomas Lynn Chenault
March 1951 ~ March 2009
58 years, 17 days
Visitation Wednesday Mar. 25, 2009 3:00pm-7:00pm
Chapel Service Thursday Mar. 26, 2009 1:00pm
Chapel Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlock Memorial Park
Chenault - Thomas L. Chenault ~ 58, passed away at his home in Turlock on Thursday, after a long battle with cancer.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents Ray & Irene Chenault, and grandparents Jesse & Hattie Wingo. He is survived by his siblings, Wanda Sandberg of Twain Harte, Bob Chenault of Ceres, Johnny Chenault of Hughson, Deborah Stuart of Turlock, 12 nieces, 7 nephews, 25 great nieces & nephews, 6 great great nieces & nephews. Thomas enjoyed traveling, and gardening. He worked for Racor for more then 20 years.
Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary, Wednesday, March 25 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Allen Mortuary, Thursday, March 26 at 1:00pm, with burial to follow at Turlock Memorial Park.

Louise Suggs
Service Type: Private Services
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Suggs - Louise Suggs
Louise Suggs passed away early Sunday morning on 3/22, at the age of 81. Born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Peter Samuel McCombs and Lillie Williams McCombs on June 7, 1927, she was the middle child of six children. Her childhood days were spent in Oklahoma before marrying Thomas Jay Suggs on June 22, 1945 and eventually moving to California.
She was Director of The American Heart Association in Modesto for many years and did extensive volunteer work for The American Cancer Society as well as serving extensively as Sunday School teacher, and Brownie leader.
Her greatest joy was time spent with her family and playing with her great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by Thomas Jay Suggs on July 30, 1990 and survived by her daughter, Jayne Louise Olson; her granddaughter, Stacie Louise Olson; three great grandchildren, Lucas Kent, Rebekah Louise, Megan Elizabeth; and two nephews Gerald Summers and Lloyd Lee Starr.
At the request of Louise, there will be no service. The family has requested donations be sent to The American Heart Association or Community Hospice of Modesto. Arrangements are through Allen Mortuary, Turlock, California.

Garry Lee Wood
August 1961 - March 2009
Memorial Service Friday Mar. 27, 2009 3:00pm
Memorial Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Garry Wood, 47 of Turlock passed away at Emanuel Medical Center, expectedly due to complications of congestive heart failure. Garry’s family held vigilant at his side until his final breath.
Garry was born in Monterey, CA to Lloyd and Sabine Wood. He worked as an auto mechanic for more then 30 years. He was a loving father, brother, and he loved his family deeply. Garry was a good friend and was more then willing to always lend a helping hand; even when he had little to give, he would find a way to help. He had a great sense of humor, a kind giving spirit and Casanova charm. He enjoyed being outside, fishing and hunting, and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his daughter Jamie Wood of Springfield, OR; siblings Larry (Shelly) Wood of McFarland, CA, Jimmy Bierman of San Fernando, CA, Edward Bierman of Carmel, CA, Cordilla Bierman and Rick Bierman both of Seaside, CA and Jerry Bierman of Oregon. Garry is also survived by a large extended family.

John Walter Nunnold
June 1926 - March 2009
Visitation Monday Mar. 30, 2009 12:00pm-6:00pm
Funeral Service Tuesday Mar. 31, 2009 10:00am
Funeral Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
John was born in Oklahoma to Alice and John Nunnold in 1926. He worked for La Follette chopping for more than 15 years and had been a resident of the Turlock area for over 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Janice Nunnold, children Bill Hamblind, Randy Hamblind, Rachel Hoglund, John Nunnold Jr., Blake Nunnold, Joey Nunnold and Jerry Nunnold all of Turlock; sister Suzy Hagapian of Texas; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Viewing will be at Allen Mortuary on Monday, March 30th from 12:00-6:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at Allen Mortuary on Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00 a.m. with burial to follow at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine.

Jon Eric Ashman
Sept. 1941 – Mar. 2009
Celebration Of Life Sunday Apr. 05, 2009 2:00pm
Celebration Of Life Location: Dick's Bar and Grill (See obituary for time)
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Ashman - Jon passed away late Saturday evening at Emanuel Hospital after a hard, tough battle with cancer at the age of 67. His family and friends were by his side. Jon was born in Oak Park, IL to parents Dorothy and the late Wilbur Ashman. He was a loving husband, father and friend. He is survived by his wife Maryjane of 45 years; two daughters Cara Outlaw and Jody Jorge; two grandchildren Dennis and Hannah Jorge; his mother and two sisters.
Jon worked as supervisor for E&J Gallo Winery in Livingston, CA for 25 years. In 1988, he was one of the founders of the Modesto 8-Ball Tavern League and took great pride and joy in remaining active in the league for 21 years. He also was a lifetime member of the Turlock Moose Lodge.
A celebration of life will be held at Dick’s Bar and Grill at 9907 Crowslanding Rd. in Crowslanding on Sunday, April 5th from 2:00-8:00 p.m. The family requests remembrances be sent to The American Cancer Society 1604 Ford Avenue Suite 8 Modesto, CA 95350. A special thank you to Dr. James Stanton and Dr. Abul Mojab and their staff for their support.

Edward J. Maples
March 1938 ~ March 2009
Memorial Service Sunday Apr. 05, 2009 11:00am
Memorial Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Edward was born in Arizona to his parents Clyde and Irene while they were visiting relatives. He lived in Modesto most of his life and worked in heavy construction for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing as a hobby.
He is survived by his children Clinton Maples of Alamo, CA and Tina Weakley of Sonora; siblings Ruby Folks of Modesto, Geri Reeves of Oakdale, June Burchett of Modesto, and Brenda King of Kansas; seven grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his brother Bill Maples.
The memorial service will be held Sunday, April 5th at Allen Mortuary at 11:00 a.m.

Baba Aziz Moushoulov
March 1922 ~ March 2009
Funeral Service Monday Mar. 30, 2009 10:00am
Funeral Service Location: Assyrian Evangelical Church
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlcok Memorial Park

Ruth Christine Johnson Skonovd
June 1919 – April 2009
Visitation Sunday Apr. 19, 2009 12:00pm-5:00pm
Chapel Service Monday Apr. 20, 2009 1:00pm
Chapel Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Turlock Memorial Park
Skonovd - Ruth Skonovd ~89, of Hughson passed away at Emanuel Hospital in Turlock, just before midnight on Wednesday, after a brief illness. She was born Ruth Christine Johnson in June of 1919, in Modesto, California and christened in the Lutheran Church. Her parents, Abraham and Anna Johnson were natives of Norway. She had an older brother Arthur and a younger brother, Stanley.
Compared to the busy pace of life today, Ruth’s childhood sounds like that portrayed in the television series The Waltons. Growing up on a large grain ranch, east of Modesto, CA, she attended the two-room Robert’s Ferry Grammar School, Oakdale High School and did her homework by kerosene lamp.
Ruth graduated from Modesto Jr. College in 1939 and attended San Jose State College. Her college career was cut short due to serious back problems and she underwent back surgery in San Francisco in 1940.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Ruth started and managed an enemy plane spotting operation out of an old bunkhouse on her parents’ ranch in Montpellier.
She met her future husband Norman Skonovd, during the war years. They were married shortly after he returned from Europe on July 14, 1946. Shortly afterward, they purchased a farm on Monte Vista Avenue and eventually planted it with almonds and grapes. Her first son, Vern, was born in 1949 and her second, Brian, in 1953.
From the time she was a young woman Ruth was very active in the Barmont Club, which was a social organization formed by families who had grain ranches in the Montpellier area. She was very active in the parents’ organizations at the Denair Unified Schools, serving as room mother several times and actively participating in fundraising efforts for various school projects. She served as a Sunday school teacher for many years at the Beulah Covenant Church and later at Monte Vista Chapel.
Her husband, Norman, died in 1994 and she continued to oversee the operation of the ranch after he died. She moved to Samaritan Village in 2007, joining long-time friend Isabel Schmidt and other senior friends and acquaintances from the area. She participated in the exercise classes at Samaritan and enjoyed its round of social and entertainment activities. She was a regular attendee at the Chapel Services at Samaritan Village every Sunday.
Although she had been challenged with a lung ailment for over thirty years and a fractured hip in 2007, Ruth continued an active lifestyle and drove her own car as recently as three weeks ago. She delighted in family gatherings and took a strong interest in her children and grandchildren’s lives. The birth of a great-granddaughter, Hannah, three years ago, and great-grandson, Jackson earlier this year, added great joy to her life.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Stanley Johnson and Arthur Johnson. She leaves her two sons, Vern Skonovd and Brian Skonovd, a devoted daughter-in-law Andrea Skonovd, four grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Kristian and Erik, two great-grandchildren and two close decades-long friends Isabel Schmidt and Mabel Cree and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Please make memorial contributions to
P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or online at Ruth supported this organization and made donations regularly.

Kerry Lee Hayes
Dec. 1961 - April 2009
Memorial Service Sunday May. 03, 2009 12:00pm
Memorial Service Location: Allen Mortuary
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Hays - Kerry was born in Modesto and had lived in the Modesto and Ceres area all his life, attending Ceres High School. He enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with friends.
He is survived by his son Christopher (Michelle) Hayes of Ceres; parents Larry Hayes of Thailand and Peggy Barton of Modesto; girlfriend Cheryl Marlett of Modesto; siblings Lexis Barton and Jerry Barton both of Modesto and Terry Hayes of Ceres; grandchildren Brandon and Hayden Hayes.
Memorial service will be held at Allen Mortuary on Sunday, May 3rd at 12:00 p.m.

Scott James Beebe
June 30, 1967 - April 2009
Service Monday May. 04, 2009 11:00am
Service Location: Turlock Covenant Church
Funeral Home: Allen Mortuary
Cemetery: Private
Scott James Beebe, 41, died April 29th, 2009 in an automobile accident in Merced, California. Scott was born on June 30, 1967 in Stanford, California. He was the only child of Jean Haile Harvey and Larry Beebe.
Scott is survived by his wife, Teresa Lynn Beebe, and their five children, Isaiah, Hailey, Kinsey, Joaquin and Llevi. He is further survived by his parents, Jean Harvey, Larry and Cici Beebe; his step brothers, David Harvey, Bob Harvey, James Harvey, John Harvey and Bob Merrick; as well as step sisters, Wendy Silva and Barbara Harvey.
Preceding Scott in death were Larry Harvey, step father, and grandparents Emanuel K. Beebe, W. Oral Haile and M. May Haile.
Scott graduated from California State University, San Diego. While a student at San Diego State, Scott met Teresa Lynn Robertson and they married in 1993. San Diego was their first home and the place where they began their family.
Scott was a telephone and data engineer and owned his own business, 2BEE Industries. Scott also worked for ICMA, San Diego, San Diego Convention Center and KTS. Scott’s work took him literally all over the state, installing voice and data systems for cities, schools, The Nixon Library and state agencies. Scott was very proud of his work for the California Department of Fire and Forestry.
Scott loved his children and was happiest being with them. As an accomplished surfer, some of Scott’s favorite places were Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz, Huntington Beach and Ocean Beach, San Diego. Scott and Teresa lived in Truckee, California for five years where he loved to ski. Scott was a devoted fan of the San Francisco Giants. It was said of Scott that he never met a stranger but rather was a friend to all. Most important of all, Scott loved and is loved by his Lord Jesus Christ.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Beebe Children’s Fund, c/o Bank of America, Chowchilla, CA.
Memorial service to be held, 11:00AM Monday, May 4, 2009 at Turlock Covenant Church, 316 S. Laurel Street, Turlock, CA. Please share your memories at Allen Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

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