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TINSLEY OLIVER

T.O. (Tinsley Oliver) Johnson was born on June 23, 1919 to Thomas Tinsley and Olive Adams Johnson in Stockton, CA and moved to Milton, CA at the age of 6, then to Oakdale, CA at the age of 15, where he remained the rest of his life. He was drafted in the Army in 1941 until 1945. He spent much of his military career in Italy and France in World War II. He is one of Oakdale's last surviving World War II veterans.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


JOSEPH LEE MILLS

"Lee" was born in Bakersfield, Ca on May 7, 1947. He passed on November 21, 2015 in Turlock, CA. Lee resided in Oakdale, CA for the better part of the last 20 years and prior to that he was a long time resident of Tulare, CA. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Lee was a truck driver for over 50 years and started driving at the age of 13. He spent many years as a dozer operator, "He was always proud of his stack." Lee never met a stranger and always had a ...

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


ADA ANNA MARTHA BELLIN

Ada Anna Martha Bellin passed away on November 24, 2015 at the age of 92 in Oakdale at Astoria Senior Living Center. She was born in Hankinson, North Dakota on a farm to Robert and Alice Trittin.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


CAROLYN POWELL

Carolyn Powell passed away peacefully on November 24, 2015 at the age of 73. Carolyn was born in Atoka, Oklahoma on April 28, 1942 to Cecil and Mary Evelyn Moses. She was an Escalon resident for 16 years.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


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JENNIE NANCY (LONGIS) CASTAGNE

November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


LELA MACCRACKEN

On May 9, 1918 as the war in Europe continued to rage, the wheat crop for the state of Oklahoma was expected to drop due to a harsh winter. Lela Fay Brookover was the fifth child born, to Campbell and Edith Brookover in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 1923 the Brookover family, now with six children, headed for California and what Campbell and Edith hoped were more prosperous times. Dad Brookover bought a Model T Ford truck and fixed it up for the trip. Ribs over the truck bed covered with canvas made it look like a covered wagon. The back was ...

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA GOINS

Paonia resident, Virginia Goins, died at her home Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. She was 81. A celebration of life will be held in California at a later date. Virginia Ann Valine was born in Chico, Calif., Jan. 1, 1934, to Joaquin and Edna (McKinney) Valine. She grew up and attended school in Chico. She moved to Paonia a few years ago to live with her daughter. Mrs. Goins enjoyed her children and grandchildren, embroidery, sewing, gardening, wildlife, and visiting coal mines with her daughter.

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


DELOIS JUANITA (OWENS) GUENTHER

Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Delois Guenther passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was 85 years old. She was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, and moved with her mom, dad, and two younger brothers to Burrell, California, when she was eight years old. Two years later the family moved to Oakdale where she spent the remainder of her life. Delois learned at an early age the importance of family, and the responsibilities of taking care of others which she did her entire life. She often helped her mom, Donnie Dickens, with the household chores and the raising ...

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


GEORGE TONOLLA

George passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Oak Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Los Banos to Ellen Bleuwett (deceased) and George V. Tonolla (deceased). He leaves wife Treva, of 38 years, four boys, Timmy (deceased), Ricky, Ronnie, and Julian; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 1/2 great-great grandchildren. He also raised one of his grandchildren during their four years of high school. He worked for Van Pelt FMC until they sold the plant. Then he worked in San Leandro and later he worked at West Mark until he retired. He loved ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


JEANETTE RAFFETY

Jeanette was born in Nevada City, CA. She moved to Smartville, CA as a child, where she grew up then met-and married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Raffety. They had two children Rick and Tammy. Jeanette worked at Hershey for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Dean Raffety and her grandson, Michael Wesley Raffety. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bob, her daughter, Tammy (Chris) Morris, her grandson, Adam Raffety, her daughter-in-law, Sharlene, great-granddaughters, Kyleigh Raffety and Kylie Parker, numerous nieces and nephews. She was loved by many of her ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


VERA BURNS

Vera Burns passed away peacefully at home in Oakdale, California at the age of 95. She was born Vera O'Neill in Manchester, England, and came to the United States in 1928. Vera lived in Maplewood, New Jersey, and graduated from Columbia High School in 1936. She worked at the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey, where she met Norman E. Burns, who became her husband of 55 years. They were married in 1943. After Norman's service in World War II he returned to The Prudential, which transferred him to Los Angeles in 1947. Vera and Norman raised ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


ROBERT REBIDEAUX

Robert Louis Rebideaux peacefully passed on from this world surrounded by his loved ones on Oct. 24, 2015 in Modesto, California.

November 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


ZAIDA CASHMAN

Zaida Cashman went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 26 2015. She was 94 years old. She was born in Pendleton, Oregon to Earl and Carol Zehrung. The family moved to Denair, CA when she was 9 years old. Zaida married Thomas Jeremiah Cashman in January of 1941. She was a long-time member of YLI and parishioner of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale. Zaida worked for Hershey's for many years and was known as being the "Town's Seamstress" for apparel stores in town. Zaida has 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. She was ...

November 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


STEPHEN L. ANDRADE

Stephen L. Andrade, 72, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Aug. 9, 2015, after a short illness. Steve was born in Modesto, California on May 18, 1943 to the late Betty and George Andrade. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Earlene Swann Andrade. Children; Marlene, Mark, and Steve. Grandchildren; Eric and Markee. Great-grandsons; Ethan and Waylon. Brother; Ed (Pam) Andrade. Sister; Toni (Jerry) Sauls. Brothers­in-law; W. E. "Bill" Swann, Gordon Swann, and Jim Swann, and extended family. He was preceded in ...

November 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


BONNIE RUTH MILLER

Bonnie passed away peacefully in her home on October 13, 2015 at the age 92. She was born to Edna Ruth and Henry Blair Andrew of Napoleon, Ohio where she was one of eight children. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Carrie Theal (Miller), her husband, Eugene Miller, her brothers, Ward and Don and sisters, Opal and Vada.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


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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 ...

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 ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY SKINNER

Dorothy Skinner, age 82, passed away on November 24, 2016 at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Modesto, California with her family by her side. Dorothy was ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALTA RAY FANNON GATES

Alta Ray Fannon Gates is survived by her children John W. Gates, Cindy D. Gates, Kelly M. Gates, Steve A. Gates, and Tearsa J. Gates ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO JR.

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 ...

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALETIA WEBB COPIN

Aletia Copin (66) passed from this world peacefully at her home with her loving family surrounding her, following a short illness. She is survived by ...

November 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


GORDON ALBERT PIMLEY

Gordon Albert Pimley was born on December 12, 1926 to parents William Gordon and Frances Helen (Cole) Pimley in Hayward CA. He entered into eternal ...

November 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


CLAUDIA JEANNE PARRISH

Claudia Jeanne Parrish went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on November 5, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Claudia was born on ...

November 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


GARY RUSSELL MICHENER

Gary passed away November 15th at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center after a short battle with brain cancer. Gary was a lifelong resident of Oakdale; he ...

November 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


DEBORAH N. PINKERTON (HEWITT)

Deb, wife of Oakdale native, Bret Hewitt, passed away in the afternoon of Sunday, October 23 after a determined and valiant battle of a recurrence ...

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 ...

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


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