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Council, Linda  
Linda Council, 65, died 11-22-2014. Arrangements: Eaton Family Funeral Service.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Eleshio, Frances Joan - Modesto  
Frances Joan Eleshio, 77, Modesto, died 11-19-2014. Arrangements: Hillview Funeral Chapel.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Gay, Dorothy  
Dorothy Gay, 83, died 11-24-2014. Arrangements: Eaton Family Funeral Service.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Haydock, Wray - Turlock  
Wray N. Haydock III Nov. 13, 1935 - Nov. 24, 2014 Wray Nathan Haydock, III, 79, son of Wray Nathan Jr. and Elma Ruth Haydock, died November 24, 2014, at home surrounded by his loving family following a two-year battle with cancer.   Anyone who knew him will remember his off-color sense of humor and his laugh that could fill a room and burst eardrums. He adored the San Francisco Giants and was always a loyal fan even when pitching failed or fielding errors mounted. The team's dramatic journey through the 2014 playoffs and World Series provided a special connection to his family in his last months.   He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Stewart Haydock; son and daughter-in-law, Darin Wray Haydock and Eileen Kerr; daughter and partner, Dana Nicole Haydock and Tom Sweetland; two granddaughters, Frances Abigail Kerr and Morgan Wray Kerr Haydock; a niece, Samantha Stewart; brother-in-law, Robert Miles Stewart; sister-in-law and husband, Meryl and Roger Sundove. He also leaves behind two dogs, Scruffy and Shaggy, and two cats, Smokey and Pinky.   Wray devoted his life to the education of young people, becoming an elementary school teacher and eventually an elementary and junior high school principal. He opened the first year-round school in Turlock and patiently advised other school districts about year-round scheduling. A loyal leader, his office staff could count on him to be fair, but expect the highest standards. He often picked up a box of sweets from Olde Tyme Pastries to celebrate the end of the work week.   In retirement he remained dedicated to education, volunteering in his wife, Nancy's, kindergarten classroom. He helped her band monarch butterflies, which she used to teach about lifecycles and habitats, so scientists could track their migration patterns. When she retired and became a volunteer at a wildlife rescue center, he became her assistant during wildlife education presentations. They frequently drove their little red Subaru loaded with cages of crows, owls, hawks, snakes and sometimes a skunk throughout the Central Valley and Foothills, educating school children and civic groups about our region's wildlife.   He was a fierce proponent of the freedom of speech and as an administrator often fought against requests to ban books from his school library, but never before reading the book in question and considering the other person's point of view.   He was a member of the Stanislaus County Mental Health Advisory Board for 20 years from 1979 to 1999. He served on the City of Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and as chairman of the Turlock Youth Soccer Association.   A US Navy veteran of the Korean War, he served as an electronics technician third class and was fond of telling stories from his days at sea in the Pacific. His service allowed him to attend college on the GI Bill, and he was the first in his family to go to college. He earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in school administration from Fresno State University. He instilled in his students and children the value of education and critical thinking.   In the summers during college he worked as a brakeman on the Southern Pacific Railroad, following in the footsteps of his father, who was a lifelong railroad man. His love of trains endured throughout his life.   He liked to golf and was part of the sunrise crew at Turlock Country Club for many years. In his younger years, he could be found skiing or tobogganing in Pinecrest, Ca., where he and his wife team taught - she kindergarten through 3rd grade and he 4th through 6th grades - at the two-room Pinecrest Elementary School. He loved to read, from biographies to historical fiction, and he always had his Kindle handy.   A remembrance will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy via www.nature.org . www.cvobituaries.com
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Howard, Polly  
Polly Howard, 92, died 11-22-2014. Arrangements: Eaton Family Funeral Service.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Hughes, Lenore  
Lenore Hughes, 87, died 11-22-2014. Arrangements: Eaton Family Funeral Service.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Lageson, Daniel  
Daniel Lageson, 66, died 11-22-2014. Arrangements: Eaton Family Funeral Service.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Lamb, Clayton - Manteca  
Clayton Lamb, 17, Manteca, died 11-24-2014. Arrangements: PL Fry & Son Funeral Home, Manteca.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
Langley, Elisabeth - Turlock  
Elisabeth "Betty" Langley Mar. 1924 - Nov. 2014 Elisabeth "Betty" Langley passed from this life to be present with the Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 21, 2014. She was born in Illinois, March 1924, to Lloyd and Paula Suthers. After losing both her parents in her teens, she moved with her two sisters to Sacramento, Ca. to live with relatives. In 1945 she married her husband Ray who was serving in the Army Air Corps and they settled in Sacramento. Both were very involved in First Baptist Church where Betty taught kindergarten for many years. In 1968 Ray was transferred by Sears to manage their  store in downtown Modesto. They became active at First Baptist Church Modesto (now Crosspoint Community Church).  Ray and Betty became very involved in the lives of other couples, and Betty was known for her ongoing ministry and life investment in many young women.  Later in life her greatest fulfillment was the 20 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren (2 more on the way) that God blessed her with. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with them and passing on the skills and wisdom she had gained throughout her life.  She also enjoyed gardening, baking cookies, and delivering many bouquets of flowers for others to enjoy. Her life verse was Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. She was married to Ray for 66 years, who preceded her in death April 2011. She was also preceded her in death by sisters Lois Stone and Doris Morehead. She is survived by her children; Greg & Nancy Langley of Redlands, CA David & Ronna Langley of Modesto, CA and Paul & Paula Langley of Turlock, CA and 20 Grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service is planned for 12:00 noon on Sat. Nov. 29, 2014 at Crosspoint Community Church, 12th & M Sts., Modesto.  Friends who wish, may make contributions to Crosspoint Community Church or Community Hospice-Modesto. A special thanks to her caretakers Joanna and Bao who enabled her to remain in her home until her passing.  Please share your memories at     www.AllenMortuary.com    www.cvobituaries.com
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Published in the Modesto Bee from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2014
Marciel, Derrick  
Derrick Marciel, 47, died 11-16-2014. Arrangements: Eaton Family Funeral Service.
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Published in the Modesto Bee on Nov. 27, 2014
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