Eldon Base, 76, of Turlock, passed away at Emanuel Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. Eldon was born in Galva, Kansas to Ben and Susie Base, one of eight children. He completed high school and 2 years of college. He served 6 years in the Army in the early 1960’s. He married Sharon Barker in 1981 and together they have three children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Eldon and Sharon have been the owners and operators of A & A Transmissions in Turlock for 35 years. They have been long-time members of Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church.
Eldon was preceded in death by his wife Sharon in July of this year. He is also preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings. He is survived by three children: Randy (Karen) Base of Yakima WA, Tawna (Tony) Gulbis of Boise ID, and Jeff Barker of Holdenville OK; a brother Jonas (Karen) Base of Kansas, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Eldon was greatly loved and appreciated by his family and friends. It is a comfort to know that because of his trust in Christ he is at peace and reunited with Sharon in Paradise. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Sun, Dec 21st from 3 to 5 pm. Funeral Service with Military Honors will be at Berkeley Avenue Baptist Church, 2813 N Berkeley in Turlock on Monday, Dec. 22nd at 1 pm. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Hughson. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com.