Albert W. Buerer, 98, died Saturday, Aug. 4 in Oakdale.
Beulah Ann Russell, 92, died Wednesday, July 18 with her daughter at her side.
Wesley William 'Wes' Firch, 90, died Monday, July 23 in Sacramento.
Beverly A. Goodner, 71, died Thursday, July 26 at Oak Valley Hospital.
John J. Solus, 51, died Friday, July 13 from a massive stroke at a hospital in Bismark, N.D.
Ronald Ray Merryman, 75, died Thursday, July 19 after extended illnesses at his Oakdale home.
Josephine Cecilia Costa, 80, died Sunday, July 15 after an extended illness at her home.
Bryon Martin, 37, died Monday, July 16 in Modesto.
Margaret McKeon, 76, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 21 in Carmel with her loving husband Sandy by her side to the end.
John C. Mercurio, Sr., 77, died Wednesday, July 18 at Oak Valley Care Center after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Josephine Kelsay, 95, a resident of Stanislaus County for 88 years, passed away on Sunday, July 15 at her home in Oakdale surrounded by her loving family.
R.L. "Pete" Ball, 87, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
Deborah Suzanne 'Debi' Stone, 50, died Thursday, June 21.
Wylda Pauline Wiley, 87, died Wednesday, July 4 in Oakdale.
Oakdale High School counselor Kimberly Stogdell, 52, died Sunday, July 1 at home after a short battle with cancer.
Oct. 1925 - Nov. 2014
Dixie DiCarlo, age 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 7, 2014 after a brief illness. Dixie DiCarlo had lived with her son, Joe DiCarlo, for the past 13 years in El Dorado, CA and Rancho Cordova, CA. Dixie DiCarlo was one of five daughters born to Wade Rickets of Minnesota and Della Hancock of California. She was born in Bakersfield, CA and graduated from John Brown University in Alabama. She worked 19 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Riverbank, CA and volunteered in many civic programs such as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Dixie married ...
Helen Evans, 98, born in Helmer, Indiana passed away Nov. 17, 2014 of natural causes in Oakdale, CA. Helen resided at the Oak Valley Care Center for four years.
Gale Stapel passed away at the age of 85, on the morning of Nov. 3 from complications incurred after breaking his hip. Gale, the son of Justin and Jean Stapel, left Wisconsin as a toddler with younger brother Leighton and sister Donna during the Depression Era. His youth was spent in Valley Home where his father ran an automotive repair service. Gale attended Oakdale High School and worked alongside his father. That training allowed him to serve as a mechanic for the U.S. Army when he was drafted. He endured the hardships of the Korean Conflict, afterward returning to ...
Karen Wamhoff, 68, passed away on Oct. 30, 2014 in Joshua Tree, Ca. Karen resided in Oakdale for 15 years before moving to Yucca Valley, Ca. She was a housewife and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Melvin (Mickey) Wamhoff and father William Kraemer. She is survived by her children Sherri Wamhoff of Yucca Valley, Ca. and Jason and Krista Wamhoff of Longwood, Florida, siblings Sharon and Dennis Katz of New City, New York and Rusty and Jan Kraemer of Santa Ana, Ca. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Services are Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 ...
Rex Bruton of Oakdale passed away at the Oakdale Care Center on November 3. He was born in Ann, Missouri and served his country in the Navy during WWII. In 1948 he married his sweetheart Hazel Jamison, whom he nicknamed Judy. They had 66 very happy years together and raised 2 children, Ken Bruton who passed away 2 years ago leaving his wife Terry, and also Karen Hartkamp and her husband Gary. Rex retired from Hershey foods after 22 years of being a mechanic. His retirement years were spent enjoying camping and fishing with his wife, friends and grandchildren. He ...
James Duncan "Scotty" Higgins, was born at home in Elgin Scotland on August 5, 1938 to Neil and Flora Higgins. He peacefully passed away at home in Oakdale, Ca., surrounded by his family on November 4, 2014. He leaves behind his twin brother Neil Higgins (Flo) of Scotland, his sister Flora Steven of Los Osos, Ca., His beloved wife Karen of Oakdale, Ca., his children Dawn Wohler (John) of Oakdale, Ca., Mark Higgins (Wendi) of Eagle Point Or. and Lorna Mason of Oakdale Ca., his stepchildren Jeff Casey of Nashville, Tn., Janet Spadevicchia (Joe) of Las Vegas, Nv. and Mark ...
"Ant" Mary Kennedy Jordan Duncan, January 1, 1924 – October 22, 2014. Born in Medford OR, raised in San Francisco CA, and for the past 70 years she made her home in the Valley Home & Escalon area. Preceded in death by son Steve Jordan (Tina). Survived by husband Dean Duncan, her sister Johan Gatzman (formerly of V.H), her brother Gene Files, and her son Larry Jordan. Retired from San Joaquin County Sherriff, previously worked at SPCA (she took most of them home), Private Secretary for Bechtel Corp whom helped to build the Bay Bridge (she loved to type). Mary could ...
Willette Hughine Hults, 97, passed away on October 22, 2014 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, California. She was born on August 03, 1917 in Gunn, Wyoming to Richard and Bertie (VerBryke) Roberts. The family moved to Oakdale when Willette was just a young girl. She graduated from Oakdale High School and she remained an Oakdale resident for the remainder of her 97 years. Willette met and married Ira Sterling Hults in 1950 in Oakdale, CA. They were happily married for 46 years. Willette began a career as a civil servant at Sharp Army Depot in Stockton, California ...
Ronald Lee Schumacher, 76, of Oakdale, CA passed away unexpectedly November 3, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.
Lorne Arthur Wilson passed away Saturday November 8, 2014 from a long battle with cancer. Lorne was born February 9, 1930 in Los Angles California. Attended high school in the Alhambra school district. He then went into the Army, serving in the Korean War. After he was discharged he moved back to his home area and began college. Lorne started college at East Los Angeles junior college earning an AA. Then Lorne Received a B. A. In Education from Santa Barbara University California. Then a Masters in Education from San Jose State. Loren began teaching in a few different schools ...
Thomas Henry Landers, 70, of Oakdale passed away October 19, 2014 at home from a short illness. Tom was a welder and metal fabricator.
Stephanie was born on May 24, 1963 in Oakland, California at the Navy Hospital. Stephanie passed away in her sleep Oct. 22, 2014.
Jun. 24, 1937 – Oct. 29, 2014