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JEANIE FRANCIS EMERY

Jeanie (Craft) Francis Emery died peacefully at home after a brief but hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Merced to Lucille (Whealan) and John Craft, she is survived by her husband John Emery of Oakdale, Daughter Jamie Doporto (Tony) of San Jose, Stepson Matt Emery of Phoenix, Granddaughter Chloe Doporto, and Sisters Judy Yost of Modesto, Electa Burch (David) of Oakdale, LouAnn Bennett of Modesto, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. After a youth spent in her beloved Oakdale, Jeanie spent several years in San Jose where she established a 30 year career at IBM in various management ...

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


JERRY ALLEN MCPHERSON

Jerry McPherson began his forever journey on Dec. 27, 2016. Jerry leaves his wife Retha of 55 years; daughters Kelleigh (Tim) Hansen, and Heather (Mike) Petersen; grandsons Chris Clark and Wyatt Hansen; granddaughter Hayleigh Clark and brother, Ken McPherson. Jerry was preceded in death by son, Allen, grandson, Baby Boy Clark, and great grandson Miller Clark. Parents Wallace and Luellar McPherson and brothers, Edward, Earl and Donald McPherson.

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


EVERETT EDWARD COX

Everett went home to be with his Savior on Dec. 7, 2016. He passed away to rest peacefully at the age of 76 on December 7th, 2016 surrounded by his friends and family.

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


RIVA STADTLER

Riva Jeanne Linn Lee Stadtler passed away Dec. 15th, 2016 at her home in Oakdale after a long hard battle with cancer. She was 83. She was born August 1, 1933 in Streator Illinois to Anna Caroline (Seiller) and Millard Fillmore Linn. She was the youngest of six children, four girls and two boys, all of whom preceded her in death. She and her family moved to Turlock California when she was 10 years old. Riva sang in the Glee Club in school and belonged to the Turlock Horseman's Club. She was very active in the Turlock Cavaliers Drill ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


EDWARD JOSEPH ENOS

On Christmas night, December 25, 2016, Edward Joseph Enos, 81 years old, left this earth to be in heaven. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be remembered forever in our hearts. Edward was the first born of three children Edward, Gladys (deceased) and Alfred, to Joe (deceased) and Mary (deceased) Enos on January 19, 1935. He was raised on the family ranch in Turlock. He graduated Turlock High and met his first wife where they had two sons, Edward Joseph "Joe" Enos Jr, and John Enos. He then moved to the bay area and ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


CARMEN “VELASCO” RUBIO

Carmen Velasco, oldest daughter of seven children, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family Dec. 28 at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Carmen worked as a self-employed insurance agent in Modesto and was well-known, especially in Oakdale, where she made her home with her family. She is survived by her husband Rudy Velasco; children, Rolando (Kelly), Kelly, Eric (Jasmin), and Aaron; parents, Andres and Emerita Rubio; brothers/sisters, Arcelia, Maricela (Miguel) Luna, Lupe, Emma (Shane), Jimmy (Maggie), and Arnold (Mary); seven nieces, seven nephews, and many more friends and family members.

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


BENTO “BEN” PACHECO

Bento "Ben" Ferreira Pacheco, a successful dairy farmer in Modesto and Oakdale, passed away to rest peacefully at the age of 86 on December 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and other family members. Ben was born November 30, 1930 in Fonte do Bastardo, Terceira, Azores. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1950 and subsequently resided here in the central valley, where he met his wife, milking cows on her family's dairy. Ben had a natural ability for agriculture and working on a dairy farm, doing what he loved until they ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY L. HUMMER

Dorothy Louise was born June 4, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa; the first child of John and Ordra Bowman. She was born in the home of her maternal grandmother, and her first gown was lovingly hand-stitched by her mother from what once had been a bag of flour, now transformed into a snow white soft flannel-like fabric fit for a princess. Dorothy's first nine years of education took place in a one-room country schoolhouse. She graduated from University High School in Iowa City, IA, in June 1951. Dorothy met the love of her life while roller-skating at the local ...

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELAINE MARGUERITE GUILES WALKER

Elaine Marguerite Guiles Walker was born May 26, 1925 in Stratford, Oklahoma.

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


SHIRLEY SERPA

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hayward, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind two ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICK RANDALL SIMMONS

Patrick Randall Simmons was born on March 3rd, 1949 and he returned to his Heavenly Father on December 5th, 2016. He was born in Illinois and grew up in Oakdale, CA. He attended Oakdale High School. Patrick enjoyed fishing, art, music, and his family. He was a lifetime member of The North American Fishing Club. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many. He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Russell Simmons, two children - Michelle Faulk (Gregory), of Modesto, CA and Jeremy Simmons (Jill) of Sacramento, CA, five siblings - Vivian Thrower ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO

Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to the Oakdale Saddle Club and was a team roper. He also enjoyed golf. He is survived by his two sons (Troy and Tory Ledo), two granddaughters (Jennifer Ledo Uribe and Nikki Ledo Steward), and one great-grandson (Lucas Uribe).

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


EARL L. MADDOX

Earl L. Maddox passed away on his birthday, December 4, after a short battle with Cancer. Born in Modesto on December 4, 1935 to Clara Gammons Maddox and Tilford Maddox, Earl attended elementary school in Waterford, High School in Oakdale and college at UC Davis. He served in the US Army after college where he made false teeth and played volleyball. Earl married Dorothy Zaro in 1960, and they spent 56 years together. Fifty year residents, Earl and Dorothy moved to Pleasanton in 1966 where Earl owned Pleasanton Shell for many years. His favorite past time was playing poker. He ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Shirley Serpa

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hawyard, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind 2 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT EDWARD GILBERT

Robert Edward Gilbert, age 93, with his family nearby, died Sunday, November 20 in Oakdale after a brief illness. Born in Oakdale to Amos L. and Emma (Banks) Gilbert, Bob was affectionately known as Father, Grandpa, Great-grandpa, Uncle Bob, Mr. Gilbert and Loyal Friend. Bob attended UC Berkeley until he was called to active duty in WW II.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


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LEONARDO BARRON TORRES

Leonardo Barron Torres, son of Guadalupe and Francisca Torres, was born June 28, 1927 in Liberty Hill, Texas and departed this life on February 16 ...

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DIANE HENLEY

Diane M. Henley, 73, died Thursday, February 23 in Modesto after an illness.

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


BARBARA RAE (HARVEY) GILBERT

"Mom's First Baby Girl"

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


HAROLD CHRISTIAN NOBBE

A native of Livingston, Ca, Harold passed away at Valley Comfort Assisted Living in Modesto at the age of 93. He had been a resident ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


LEE RODDY

Lee Roddy, age 95 who grew up in Oakdale, and authored 60-plus books, died February 2nd, 2017 in his Grass Valley retirement home. Roddy is ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTI DREWREY

Christi Drewrey left this earth on February 9th, 2017. Christi enjoyed football - big 49ers fan, wrestling (especially John Cena), cooking and shopping. She is survived ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS WILLIAM HOLDAWAY

Tom. Dad. Little Brother. Tamahhss. No matter what name you knew him as, or called him, this man will definitely be mourned and is already ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


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