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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


GLENDA PAYNE

Born April 17, 1935 in Mclean, Texas, Glenda Payne passed due to Alzheimer's disease on October 15, 2016. Glenda is survived by her daughters, Vicky Diego and Brenda Martin; son-in-law, Nick Diego; grandchildren, Brenda Fahlenkamp and Corey Morris; grandson-in-law, Ryan Fahlenkamp; two great-grandchildren, Jake Fahlenkamp and Jordan Fahlenkamp; sister, Freda Vinzant; and lots of nieces and nephews.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT HENRY BRUNKER

Born in Evanston, Illinois he resided (with his father) in Lake Forest Illinois until 1950. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in sociology, he also spent four years in the Navy ROTC program and received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. On July 5, 1952 he married Beverly Buck whom he met at college. As a 1st Lieutenant he left the Marine Corps to pursue the job of managing the family ranch in Knights Ferry, California. He and his new wife spent a year in San Louis Obispo and he took as ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


HARRIET “BERTIE” ARMSTRONG

If everyone in the world were a little more like Bertie the world would be a better place. Harriet (better known as Bertie) Armstrong, passed away in her sleep with her devoted family by her side on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the age of 93.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROY D. COOK

Roy D. Cook of Kingman, Arizona, passed away on September 25, 2016. Born January 30, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of Joseph and Adeline Cook. He was preceded in death by both parents (Joseph and Adeline Cook) and one brother Gerald (Jerry) Cook.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


FAITH JOHNSON

Faith Carolyn Johnson died peacefully in her home on October 2, 2016 in Oakdale, California at the age of 89.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAN PETRONI

Dan Petroni was born to Lido and Odulia Cobarrubia Petroni of Oakdale, Ca. Dan had three siblings Deborah Canevari (Mike), Victoria Pope, and Joe Petroni (Wendy). Dan played sports at Oakdale High School; football and baseball were his favorite. After High School he attended Columbia Junior College and Refrigeration Trade School in Oklahoma. After college he went to work at Sun Valley Ski Resort in Idaho. Dan then settled in his family's business, Oakdale Poultry Co. He ended his career as Manager of Business Development, for Americold in Modesto, Ca.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


SALVADOR GARCIA JR.

A beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother went home to Jesus on October 6, 2016. He was 73 years old and spent his last 10 years of life in Oakdale, CA. Though his earthly body was weak with various illnesses, he was made strong with much love for God, family, and friends. He was born in McAllen Texas on March 24, 1943, son of the late Salvador Garcia Sr. and Francisca Flores Garcia. He married his beloved wife, Lydia on August 21, 1963 who went to be with the Lord on Nov. 7, 1999.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


ARTEMIO GARZA

Artemio Garza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived-for a brief time-in Monterrey, Mexico before moving to California at the age of 17. Art met the love of his life, Rosa, while working at Hunt Wesson. In 1970, Art began working for the Oakdale Police Department and was there for five years before transferring to Modesto Police Department; he retired from MPD as a detective in 2001. Art quietly departed this life Friday, September 30, 2016. His beautiful life will forever be cherished by his children; Artemio Jr. (Bianca) Garza, Patti Knowles, Luis (Anita) Garza, and Monica (Mike) Usrey ...

October 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


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September 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


NICOLE LUCY GUTRIDGE

My princess Nicole raised herself up to a higher plane of life peacefully in her sleep at home following a two year seven month battle with multiple myeloma at 3:02 a.m., Friday, September 16, 2016. As a teenager she had thought about being a nun and spent her life selflessly caring for others starting as oldest of seven with three brothers; Phillip, John and Andre and three sisters Susan, Lillian and Denise. All but one of them, Lillian who passed on in 2011, still live in England as does her mother Jean Cattermole. She is also survived by ...

September 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


JOHN RYAN VAN UNEN

John Ryan Van Unen was born in Manteca, CA April 16, 1973. He entered into rest September 16, 2016 at age 43. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1991 and attended Modesto Junior College. He was employed as an anodizer at Pac West Coating. He will be remembered for his generous spirit, kind heart and willingness to help those in need. He loved music, fishing, motorcycles and had a special love for his daughter Amber Van Unen. He is survived by his daughter Amber Van Unen of Oklahoma City, his parents John and Linda Van Unen of Oakdale, sister ...

September 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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BRUCE WEBB

Bruce was a long time resident of Oakdale, CA. He was born to Irva Lee and Beatrice Webb of Leveland, Texas. Bruce moved to Oakdale ...

May 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM “Buck” THEODORE BURCHETT

William "Buck" Theodore Burchett, peacefully passed away in his sleep recently at his home in Oakdale, CA. Buck was 79 years old. The second of ...

May 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


ODULIA COBARRUBIA PETRONI

Odulia Cobarrubia Petroni passed away on April 23 at the age of 91. She was born in Oakdale, the first of six children, to Nicolas ...

May 02, 2017 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA JOAN SUGGS

Virginia Joan Suggs died peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 85. She was born to Walter Scott Ahlbrandt ...

May 02, 2017 | | Obituaries


CATHLEEN T. SHEPARD

Cathy will be fondly remembered for her can-do attitude and her beautiful giving heart. Her love for cars started as a teenager working for her ...

May 02, 2017 | | Obituaries


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