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Glenda Courtroul
A graveside service was held April 4 at Ceres Memorial Park for Glenda Mae Elwess Courtroul, 63, of Modesto. She died March 31, 2012.

McGuire Funeral Services was in charge of the arrangements.

Born March 2, 1949 in Modesto, Glenda was a proud mother and devoted grandmother. She had an enormous love for family and enjoyed life. She worked as a manager at Kmart in Ceres for 25 years.

She leaves behind her husband, Donnie Courtroul of Modesto; her children, Donald Newkirk, John Newkirk, Melissa Simpson, David Courtroul, Tiffany Bargas, and Bobby Mae Benjamin; her mother, Marjorie Elwess; her sisters, Donna Manrique, Lylia Richardson, Joylin Rensted, Shirley Tiwater, Claudia Rocha, Dorothy Robinson, Lori Silva, Kathy Williams, Marilyn Short and Karen Jackson; her brothers, Orvie Elwess, Dennis Elwess and Russell Elwess; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by father Albert Elwess, sister Judy Swain and son Michael Newkirk.

-Ceres Courier/ April 11, 2012