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NANCY JEAN KESTERSON DYMKE

Nancy passed away Nov. 5, after a battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 17, 1949 to Irving and Patricia Kesterson in Palo Alto, CA. She married Joe Dymke in Modesto, CA on Feb. 27, 1971; they were married almost 46 years. Nancy attended local schools, UOP and Humphreys Business College and worked as a bookkeeper for the family business for 20 years. Nancy enjoyed reading, walks on the beach, and was a member of Oak Valley's hospital volunteers. She is survived by her husband, Joe Dymke; mother, Patricia Kesterson; brother, Bob (Janice) Kesterson; sister, Susie Kesterson; brother-in-law, Jim ...

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


HAROLD POPE

Harold Pope went to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, October 31, 2016. He is survived by June, his loving wife of 65 years, daughters, Sandy Mercer and Barbara Aker, son Keith Pope, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Hayes.

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATHERINE A. SZAKMARY

Catherine was born on December 13, 1927, in Queens, New York. She moved out West, making Oakdale her home for the past twenty years. She is survived by her children James Szakmary (Janet) of Lake Ronkonkama, NY, Gary Szakmary (Cathy) of Buffalo, NY, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, one brother Patrick Lyons of Auburn, CA, nieces Kathleen Jenkins (Lester), Oakdale, CA, Elizabeth Farkas, Oakdale, CA, and nephew Joseph Farkas (Sirleigh), Dublin CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruno Szakmary and siblings Thomas Lyons, William Lyons and Elizabeth A. Farkas.

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROGER LUNDGREN

Roger Lundgren, lifelong resident of Oakdale, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2016 at the age of 76. Roger is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol and their two sons, Roger Jr. and Scott. Roger grew up hunting and fishing with his father Kenneth, who was a local Barber, and his brothers and uncles. His mother Nellie was a Nurse at the nearby Oak Valley Hospital. Roger was employed by Hersheys Chocolate in Oakdale for 38 years, where he worked several different positions and had many friends. He enjoyed horse riding and horsemanship activities. In more recent years ...

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


TORBEN (TOBY) TORNGREN

Torben (Toby) Torngren was born in 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Danish parents who immigrated to the U.S a year before. At the age of 17, he joined the Army and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany. There, he met his future German wife, Maya, to whom he was married for 64 years.

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID MICHAEL VIERRA

David Michael Vierra, 21, passed away quietly at home October 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. David graduated from Oakdale High School in 2013 and worked for the family at Vierra Bros. While in high school he was on the wrestling team and wrestled varsity his sophomore year. He spent his days hanging out with his brothers and friends, often at the ranch. David enjoyed camping, weightlifting and cooking. He was an avid learner of history and politics. In June David and his mom Kim went on a trip of a lifetime to Italy where he was able ...

November 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID MICHAEL VIERRA

David Michael Vierra, 21, passed away quietly at home October 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. David graduated from Oakdale High School in 2013 and worked for the family at Vierra Bros. While in high school he was on the wrestling team and wrestled varsity his sophomore year. He spent his days hanging out with his brothers and friends, often at the ranch. David enjoyed camping, weightlifting and cooking. He was an avid learner of history and politics. In June David and his mom Kim went on a trip of a lifetime to Italy where he was able ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


GREG KETNER

Greg Ketner went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2016. He loved his savior Jesus Christ, and has now begun his new eternal life in Heaven. He was born April 29, 1961 in Modesto, CA. His parents are Gerald and Yvonne Ketner. He is survived by his wife, Nell (Doornebal), of 34 years; sister, Judy and brother, Devon as well as several nieces and nephews. He was especially close to his nephews, Brian and Devon Jr. and his niece Ashley.

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


HELEN LOUISE JONES

Helen Louise Jones was born March 27, 1923 in Franklin, Texas to Tom and Ollar Vaughn. She died peacefully at home in Oakdale on October 25, 2016. A true child of the Great Depression, she worked in the fields to help support her family of 15. In 1938 she met the love of her life Allen J. Jones, a farmer from Arkansas. They moved to Oakdale, California in 1948 where Allen was drawn to the "Cowboy Capital". They were married for 42 years until Allen died in 1980. Helen was a homemaker and was the best southern cook around. There ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


TERRI R. ORSI-WEISHAAR

Terri R. Orsi-Weishaar, a native Californian, died peacefully on October 13, 2016 at her home in La Jolla with her husband, Franklin Weishaar, by her side. She was born on April 2, 1949 to Bette and Renso Orsi in San Jose, California. She grew up on a prune ranch in nearby Campbell. There she discovered her life-long love of animals, especially horses. As a young girl, Terri had a pony, named Silver and an American Saddlebred, named Rum, that she rode English style in competition at the Cow Palace. Terri was an avid downhill skier. After attending her freshman year ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


PENNY HOFFMAN

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 F. BOTTO

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

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


JILLIAN ZULIM

Survived by Parents Richard and Christina Zulim.

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


VICTOR ORVEL WEDEGAERTNER

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


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GLENDA JOHNSTON

Honoring Her Life

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARVIN STANLEY HARRELL

Marvin Stanley Harrell, 76, passed on from this life Sunday, April 23, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones. Marvin was born in Clinton, Oklahoma. He ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


EVELYN CLIPPER

Evelyn was born Oct. 30, 1930 in Oakdale, California, the youngest child of William and Lilly Fahey, pioneers of Stanislaus County. She was a life-long ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


HELEN RITA MOORE

Helen Moore, 81, passed away Thursday March 23, 2017. She was born in Dilia, NM to Ofrendo and Marina Adela Gallegos. Helen lived in Modesto ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


DAVID BRUCE MUNIAIN

David Bruce Muniain, Spanish Basque, 72 years of age, joined the lord April 21, 2017 at 1:50 p.m. He passed peacefully with his ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


DELLA MAE BOLTER

Della Mae Bolter, died peacefully on April 21, 2017 at Vintage Fair Nursing and Rehab in Modesto. She was 91. Della was born on April ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


JAIME KOBAYASHI

Jaime Kobayashi, 94, was born in Glendale, Arizona on December 14, 1922. She entered Heaven's gates on April 8, 2017. Jaime was preceded in ...

April 25, 2017 | | Obituaries


DONALD DALE JACKSON

Don was born in Weiser, Idaho to John and Nell Jackson on October 25, 1926. Don is survived by a brother James Jackson, his three ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


EMMETT “Randy” DURAND WALTON

Emmett Durand Walton, "Randy", 70, of Oakdale, California, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


AL FAHEY

Al Fahey, a long-time resident of Oakdale, passed away Monday, April 10 at age 96. Al was the grandson of California pioneers, immigrants from Ireland ...

April 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MILDRED BERNICE ROBINSON

In honor of our Mothers passing. Mildred Bernice Robinson, 93, formerly of Oakdale, CA and Ozark, Arkansas passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 1, 2017 ...

April 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALIDA CHRISTINA VINK

With her family by her side, Alida Christina Vink passed away peacefully to the arms of the lord on March 30, 2017, at the age ...

April 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


ELLA (MICKIE) AMANDA MILAM

Born June 17, 1920 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to parents Walter Scott Considine and Nora Considine. Moved to California and settled in Lindsey where her ...

April 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


RONALD “PAT” PATTERSON

Pat Patterson passed away on March 26, 2017 in Oakdale, CA at the age of 87. Pat was born in Stockton, Ca in 1929 to ...

April 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


JANET COOK

Janet M. Cook passed away peacefully on March 22, 2017 in Hughson, California at the age of 74. Janet was born on November 10, 1942 ...

April 04, 2017 | | Obituaries


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