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Penny Hoffman, age 77, loving wife of 55 years to Peter Hoffman; mother of Amy Elste (Ed) and Greg Hoffman (Deanna); grandmother to Severin and Charlie Elste, Reed and Jill Hoffman; sister to Beverley James; preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William S. Smith and Dorothy Smith. She was raised in Piedmont, CA and resided in Oakdale for the past 46 years. Penny loved her many years of teaching elementary school in San Jose and Riverbank. She was an amazing historian and next to her family, her deepest love was Hawaii. The family would like to thank Penny's ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ruby Florence Botto completed her life journey on Saturday, October 29, 2016. She was born to Leo and Caroline Dellamaria in Stockton, CA on July 24, 1923. Ruby was raised in Stockton, CA graduating from the Stockton HS. She married Clifford Botto in 1950, moved to Sonora, CA and then to Oakdale where they started their family and life-long business.

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


Chester A. Mallory, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on October 18, 2016. He was born on August 16, 1922 in Coalinga, California to Albert and Pearl Mallory. The family moved to Burbank, CA and then to Downey, CA. He lettered in all sports and also enjoyed playing a major role in Downey High School government. Prior to joining the service in WWII he married the love of his life, Melba Ratliff. They enjoyed 75 years of happiness together. He was employed at Vultee Aircraft in Downey before being drafted in WWII. Chet joined the AAF. He ...

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Survived by Parents Richard and Christina Zulim.

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Victor Orvel Wedegaertner, 92, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016 at the Acute Care Center in Modesto. He was a pig farmer, poultry processor, Fire Chief, woodworker, weaver, lace maker, winemaker, cook, and more. "Vic" was born at the family homestead in Valley Home, California on October 3, 1924. He was the youngest of eight children born to German immigrants, Gustav and Louise Halbgewacks Wedegaertner. He lived most of his life on the family farm where he was born. Vic attended school in Valley Home and Oakdale. While in high school he was active in the FFA, achieving the ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Born April 17, 1935 in Mclean, Texas, Glenda Payne passed due to Alzheimer's disease on October 15, 2016. Glenda is survived by her daughters, Vicky Diego and Brenda Martin; son-in-law, Nick Diego; grandchildren, Brenda Fahlenkamp and Corey Morris; grandson-in-law, Ryan Fahlenkamp; two great-grandchildren, Jake Fahlenkamp and Jordan Fahlenkamp; sister, Freda Vinzant; and lots of nieces and nephews.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Born in Evanston, Illinois he resided (with his father) in Lake Forest Illinois until 1950. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in sociology, he also spent four years in the Navy ROTC program and received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. On July 5, 1952 he married Beverly Buck whom he met at college. As a 1st Lieutenant he left the Marine Corps to pursue the job of managing the family ranch in Knights Ferry, California. He and his new wife spent a year in San Louis Obispo and he took as ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


If everyone in the world were a little more like Bertie the world would be a better place. Harriet (better known as Bertie) Armstrong, passed away in her sleep with her devoted family by her side on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the age of 93.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Roy D. Cook of Kingman, Arizona, passed away on September 25, 2016. Born January 30, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of Joseph and Adeline Cook. He was preceded in death by both parents (Joseph and Adeline Cook) and one brother Gerald (Jerry) Cook.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


Faith Carolyn Johnson died peacefully in her home on October 2, 2016 in Oakdale, California at the age of 89.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Dan Petroni was born to Lido and Odulia Cobarrubia Petroni of Oakdale, Ca. Dan had three siblings Deborah Canevari (Mike), Victoria Pope, and Joe Petroni (Wendy). Dan played sports at Oakdale High School; football and baseball were his favorite. After High School he attended Columbia Junior College and Refrigeration Trade School in Oklahoma. After college he went to work at Sun Valley Ski Resort in Idaho. Dan then settled in his family's business, Oakdale Poultry Co. He ended his career as Manager of Business Development, for Americold in Modesto, Ca.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


A beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother went home to Jesus on October 6, 2016. He was 73 years old and spent his last 10 years of life in Oakdale, CA. Though his earthly body was weak with various illnesses, he was made strong with much love for God, family, and friends. He was born in McAllen Texas on March 24, 1943, son of the late Salvador Garcia Sr. and Francisca Flores Garcia. He married his beloved wife, Lydia on August 21, 1963 who went to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 1999.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Artemio Garza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived-for a brief time-in Monterrey, Mexico before moving to California at the age of 17. Art met the love of his life, Rosa, while working at Hunt Wesson. In 1970, Art began working for the Oakdale Police Department and was there for five years before transferring to Modesto Police Department; he retired from MPD as a detective in 2001. Art quietly departed this life Friday, September 30, 2016. His beautiful life will forever be cherished by his children; Artemio Jr. (Bianca) Garza, Patti Knowles, Luis (Anita) Garza, and Monica (Mike) Usrey ...

October 04, 2016 | | Obituaries

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September 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


My princess Nicole raised herself up to a higher plane of life peacefully in her sleep at home following a two year seven month battle with multiple myeloma at 3:02 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016. As a teenager she had thought about being a nun and spent her life selflessly caring for others starting as oldest of seven with three brothers; Phillip, John and Andre and three sisters Susan, Lillian and Denise. All but one of them, Lillian who passed on in 2011, still live in England as does her mother Jean Cattermole. She is also survived by ...

September 27, 2016 | | Obituaries

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Genevieve Pantel was born in Davenport, Nebraska and moved to Oakdale, California when she was nine years old. She married her high school sweetheart, Herman ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Dianne Frieda Jones (Hanlon, Adams) passed away quietly on February 25th, 2018. She was 61 years old.

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Patricia Ruth Montgomery, 86, died quietly in her Merced home of natural causes on February 13, 2018. Born in Modesto on October 13, 1931, Pat ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Anita Louise Bowlin, 63, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in her home in Oakdale, California. She was born in San Jose, California, on ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


George Edward Olin Riise, age 99, died February 28 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was born January 31, 1919 in Turlock, at ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Farrell Eugene Reeves passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah on February 15, 2018 at the age of 92. He was born in Kemmerer, Wyoming on ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Hector Nicolai (Nicky, Nick) Eriksen passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Nicky was born on May 1, 1938 in the ...

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


John passed away suddenly, but peaceful at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


Steven (Steve) Echelberger passed away February 24, 2018 peacefully with family and friends at his side. Steve was born in Placerville, CA and spent most ...

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


Sharon Lee McCormick passed away January 23, 2018 in Oakdale, CA. Sharon was born March 17, 1950 in San Francisco, CA. She is preceded in ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Daniel (Danny) (Dan), passed peacefully during the night of January 30, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family during a hospital stay for pneumonia ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Lorena Knox passed away peacefully on February 12, 2018 at her home in Escalon at the age of 94. She was born in New Iberia ...

February 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


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