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Jean O’Hearn

Jean Lorraine O'Hearn, 76, died Friday, July 31 of cancer at Alexander Cohen Hospice House.
She was born in Modesto to Sylvester and Hattie Hoover.
She was one of the first women to become an office manager/controller for Aetna Life. Later, she was an accountant and office manager for the Moffet Company, San Jose. She retired to Oakdale 10 years ago.
She was active playing tennis, the piano, painting and knitting. She also learned to play bridge and participated in four bridge groups.
Her friends will remember her as an endless source of information, as well as her ...

August 05, 2009 | | Obituaries


Ross Paul

Ross Barton 'Bart' Paul, 73, died suddenly on Sunday, July 26 while on a golf vacation in Klamath Falls, OR.
He was born to Waite and Marlea Paul in Turlock. He grew up throughout the central valley of California. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1954. In 1957, he fell in love with and married Hazel Howell of Modesto.
Mr. Paul served in the Naval Reserve prior to beginning his career. After his service, he returned to Oakdale and eventually moved to Modesto, where he and his wife raised their family.
He worked as a truck driver for his ...

August 05, 2009 | | Obituaries


Florence Van Dyke

Florence Ellen Van Dyke, 94, of Escalon died Sunday, Aug. 2 in Modesto.
She was a native of Alabama. She lived in Oakdale 40 years prior to moving to Escalon over a year ago.
Mrs. Van Dyke was a licensed vocational nurse for 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, DeLoyd Van Dyke of Escalon; daughter, Nina Siler of Santa Maria; stepchildren, Jeff Van Dyke of Tennessee, Genese Dufur of Modesto, Dennis Van Dyke of Oakdale, and Lee Van Dyke of Kentucky; sister, Geraldine Driver of Washington; brother, Odell Bower of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will ...

August 05, 2009 | | Obituaries


Ann Waltermire

Ann Marie Waltermire, 42, of Ceres died Saturday, July 25 at home after a two-year battle with cancer surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born in Oakdale to John Austin and Mary Lou Graves. She married Joe Waltermire in April 1987 and had their son in December that year. She lived most of her life in Oakdale until her move with her family to Ceres in 2005.
She loved being a wife and mother. Her days were happily full, taking care of her family and enjoying her many hobbies. She loved her pets - five dogs Daisy, Bailey, Peanut ...

August 05, 2009 | | Obituaries


Chris Habelt

Chris Paul Habelt, 39, died Monday, July 20 in Oakdale.

He was born in Walnut Creek and grew up in South Lake Tahoe and Modesto.

July 29, 2009 | | Obituaries


Margaret Heltzel

Margaret E. Heltzel, 90, longtime Oakdale resident, died Saturday, July18 at Oak Valley Care Center.

She was born in Kirwin, KS to Claude and Laura Cogswell. She married Archie Heltzel in 1938, and they moved to California in 1947. She was widowed in 1961.

July 29, 2009 | | Obituaries


Robert Nelson

Robert 'Bob' F. Nelson, 68, died on Thursday July 23 at his home in Don Pedro after suffering from a long illness.

Mr. Nelson was born on Dec. 16, 1940 and had worked as a handyman in the valley for over 40 years and was known as a "Jack of all trades."

July 29, 2009 | | Obituaries


Robert Webster

Robert 'Bob' Webster, 68, died Thursday, July 9.

He worked at the Hershey's factory in Oakdale for 38 years, along with his wife Jeannie. After they retired, he and his wife moved to Snowflake, AZ where they became active in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. He was a volunteer for the Sheriffs Auxiliary, Sheriff's Search and Rescue, and C.E.R.T.S.

July 29, 2009 | | Obituaries


Mary Anderson Bava

She previously lived in Oakdale for 30 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Jani (Chuck) Seifert; stepchildren, Diane Amador, Debbie (Frank) Varni, Ralph (Candy) Bava Jr.; sisters, Bobbe Matson and Jean Pope; grandchildren, Kim Norton, Charlene (fiancÈ Tim) Slaybaugh, Sherri (Ray) Solari, Lindsey (friend Casey) Bava, Ann Amador, Paul (Julie) Amador, Mike (Karissa) Amador, and Frank, Jeff and Ryan Varni; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Tayler and Jacob, Nolan and Brock; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold "Dude" Anderson and Ralph Bava Sr.; son, Harold "Butch" Anderson; brothers, Leroy Pope, Johnny Greenstreet, Alfred Pope ...

July 22, 2009 | | Obituaries


Gloria Gardella

Gloria Louise (Lamb) Gardella, 87, died of natural causes Saturday, July 18 at Sonora Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Clarinda, IA, an only child. She lived in Sonora for 75 years.
She graduated from Sonora High School in just three years.
She was a housewife. She was the first female planning commissioner in Tuolumne County.
She taught dancing to seventh and eighth graders in the 1950s and 1960s. She started a Y.A.T. club as an alternative to P.T.A. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling to places such as Europe, South America, and Australia. She ...

July 22, 2009 | | Obituaries


Margaret Heltzel

Margaret E. Heltzel, 90, longtime Oakdale resident, died Saturday, July18 at Oak Valley Care Center.
She was born in Kirwin, KS to Claude and Laura Cogswell. She married Archie Heltzel in 1938, and they moved to California in 1947. She was widowed in 1961.
Mrs. Heltzel worked for 27 years at Oak Valley District Hospital and retired in 1993 as the Medical Records Department Supervisor and Medical Staff Secretary.
She loved to garden and spend time with family and her many friends. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Oakdale and the Oak Valley District Hospital ...

July 22, 2009 | | Obituaries


Erlene Schoech

Erlene Johnson Schoech, 90, died Sunday, July 12 at Hospice House in Stockton.
She was born in Arkansas. She grew up in Manteca and Oakdale, the youngest daughter of nine children to Charles and Julia Looper.
She married Mel Johnson of Modesto where they made their home. She and her husband were constant partners. They had one son.
She worked for the phone company at the Yuma Air Base while her husband was a navigator and assisted him in his role as City Engineer for Modesto.
She was very active in Phi Epsilon Phi Sorority.
After her husband's death ...

July 22, 2009 | | Obituaries


Rita Graham

Rita Ann Graham, 72, of Oakdale died Tuesday, July 7.

July 15, 2009 | | Obituaries


Jodie Mazzariello

Mary Jo "Jodie" (McCown) Mazzariello, 67, died Monday, July 6 after a battle with cancer.

July 15, 2009 | | Obituaries


Marvene Vigil

Marvene 'Goosie' Vigil, 87, died Friday, July 10 at her Modesto home.

July 15, 2009 | | Obituaries


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Fernanda Simoes Medeiros Oliveira

Feb. 4, 1928 – Nov. 21, 2014

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Orville Guenther

February 12, 1930 – November 21, 2014

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


Royce Arleigh Valk

June 25, 1928 – November 18, 2014

November 26, 2014 | | Obituaries


David Nathaniel Sondeno

Oct. 1925 - Nov. 2014

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Dixie DiCarlo

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 ...

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Helen Evans

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.

November 19, 2014 | | Obituaries


Gale Stapel

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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Karen (Kay) Wamhoff

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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Rex Bruton

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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


James Duncan “Scotty” Higgins

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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Mary Kennedy Jordan Duncan

"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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Willette Hughine Hults

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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ronald Lee Schumacher

Ronald Lee Schumacher, 76, of Oakdale, CA passed away unexpectedly November 3, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Lorne Arthur Wilson

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 ...

November 12, 2014 | | Obituaries


Thomas Henry Landers

Thomas Henry Landers, 70, of Oakdale passed away October 19, 2014 at home from a short illness. Tom was a welder and metal fabricator.

November 05, 2014 | | Obituaries


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