Virginia Walton
Jan 1936 ~ Nov 2012
Virginia Walton, 76, of Hilmar, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, after a short illness. Virginia was born in Seminole, Oklahoma to Ira and Lovenia (Early) Turner. Her family moved to California in 1942, where she attended school through 8th grade. Virginia married and had 5 children. She worked as a waitress for many years, bringing joy to every customer that she came in contact with.
Virginia was the epitome of the word mother. Not only did she lovingly care for each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she opened her heart to every person who came into her home.
In 1982 Virginia married Alvin Walton, a man who was not only the love of her life, but the man who would bring joy and contentment to her entire family. Virginia helped to raise many of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there to help anyone in need, putting everyone’s needs before her own. She will be remembered for her loving kindness and generosity.
Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Alvin Walton, her parents, and by two brothers: Tony and Harvey Turner. She is survived by her children: Maggie Krusch, Robert (Rose) Jackson, Loretta Schneider, Johnnie Boyd, Rhonda (Mark) Young, Loren Walton, Carol (Greg) Hollman and Laura (Mario) Rasim; grandchildren: Katrina Walton, Justin Griffin, Nicole Griffin, Bobby Jackson, Ryan Jackson, Bret Young, Lauren Young, Alexander Rasim, Nicholas Rasim, Cathy Alanis, Amanda Scott, Jason Walton, Brandon Walton and Bobby Walton; great-grandchildren: Macy Walton, Zoey Walton, Hadley Jackson, Corbin Alanis, Spencer Alanis, Jordan Templeton, Kori Scott, and Reagan Scott; and sisters Barbara Sturdy of Idaho and Sherly McKinney of El Cajon, CA.
A Memorial Service will be held at Allen Event Center (located immediately south of Allen Mortuary) on Friday, Nov. 16th at 10:00 am followed by inurnment at Denair Cemetery. Memorial gifts are suggested for Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. Please leave memories and condolences at

Richard Arthur Havens
Sept 1921 ~ Nov 2012
Richard Arthur Havens was born on a farm just outside of Orland, CA in September of 1921. He went to elementary school through high school in Orland where he graduated in 1939. He spent 1.5 years at Chico State College before he went to work as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic. After the war broke out he transferred to Hickam Field in Hawaii where he continued working on repairing aircraft for the remainder of WWII.
After the war Richard returned home only to be drafted to serve in the US Army. When he was discharged from the army in 1947, he enrolled at Cal Poly Pomona. It was there at a local church that he met Murine Fillman and they were married in November, 1948. They moved to the campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where Richard graduated with a teaching credential in agriculture. His first teaching job was at Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA. In 1964 they moved to Modesto and Richard began teaching agriculture at Modesto Junior College until he retired in 1981.
Richard has served as State President for the California Agriculture Teachers Assoc. as well as being active with Murine at Centenary United Methodist Church in Modesto for many years.
He leaves 4 children: Nancy Havens Biedenweg of Portland, OR, Richard Havens of Lincoln, CA, Jack Havens of Brea, CA, and Peter Havens of San Jose, CA, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Memorial services for both Murine (passed away in May 2011) and Richard will be held on Monday, November 19th at Centenary United Methodist Church located at 1911 Toyon Ave, Modesto, CA at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial gifts to Community Hospice or Centenary Methodist.  Please leave memories and condolences at

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