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Elaine H. Bellina

Elaine H. Bellina

Elaine H. Bellina


POSTED May 24, 2011 10:55 p.m.

Elaine H. Bellina, 94, died Sunday, May 22 with family beside her in Modesto.

She was born in Eureka. She was a resident of Oakdale for 18 years.

She married Joseph Bellina in 1946 and enjoyed 45 years of marriage before his passing.

Mrs. Bellina worked at the family run Allis-Chalmers tractor/Yamaha motorcycle dealerships alongside her husband until retirement.

She enjoyed singing, piano, traveling, and cooking. Throughout her years she was a member of Eastern Star (serving as Grand Warder of CA in 1976), Mariposa Friends of the Library and concerts at the Ahwahnee Hotel, DAR, Colonial Dames, Oakdale Garden Club, Oak Valley Hospital Auxiliary, and O-K Choral.

She is survived by her son, David (Kathy) Bellina of Oakdale; granddaughters, Shelane (Garry) Dormandy of Cameron Park, Mary (Sean Finney) of Depoe Bay, OR; and four great-grandchildren.

The family invites friends to share your memories of her from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 27 at Gladys Lemmons Senior Community Center, 450 East A St., Oakdale.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.

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