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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


LOIS SCHACK

Lois Marie Schack, of Oakdale, CA, passed away September 16, 2016 in Oakdale CA. Visitation will be held at Oakdale Memorial Chapel in Oakdale on September 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St John's Lutheran Church on September 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. with Reverend Kevin DeHope officiating. Graveside service at Lakewood Memorial Park 2 p.m. Oakdale Memorial Chapel is handling the funeral arrangements.

September 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


JACQUELINE CAROL (EVANS) FOSTER

Jacqueline Carol (Evans) Foster of Oakdale was received by the Lord on August 24, 2016, with family at her bedside. She was born November 26, 1925, in Oakland, California to Albert and Elsie Evans. Jackie and her family moved to Hayward when she was five years old. She attended Fairview School, Bret Harte Middle School and Hayward High, where she met her future husband, Raymond Keith Foster. Jackie and Ray were married November 25, 1944, while Ray was on leave from the Marine Corps during WWII. They lived on Kelly Hill in Hayward for 54 years, where they raised their ...

September 20, 2016 | | Obituaries


GARY LYNN BRESHEARS

Gary Lynn Breshears, 78, passed away on September 8, 2016 surrounded by family. Gary was born in Modesto at Robertson Hospital to Roy and Mearle Breshears on August 15, 1938. He grew up in Oakdale, where he graduated from Oakdale High School. Gary raised his family in the community and worked at the Oakdale Leader until moving to Manteca in 1974. In Manteca Gary owned and operated Breshears Printing for 35 years. During this time he developed many professional relationships and personal friendships. He was an honest and well-respected member of the business community. Gary was a member of the ...

September 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


PETER ESPINOSA

Peter Espinosa went to be with the lord at the age of 88. Peter was born in Oakdale, CA to parents Marcos and Isabel Espinosa. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1946, where he met his wife, Magdalena. Peter and Magdalena have known each other since they were 5 years old, which turned into high school sweethearts and marriage of 67 years. While attending Oakdale High, Peter was on the 1946 Championship basketball team. He also participated in pole vaulting and track. Peter also participated in a dance band that was so popular, they performed at other schools and ...

September 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


CAROL SUE CONLEY

Carol died peacefully at home with her husband at her side; and her family had lovingly said their good byes. Sue, as her husband always called her in their 53 years of marriage, was a person of strong faith and did not fear death. She knew she would be in the arms of Jesus Christ when he was ready to receive her.

September 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


DELBERT EDWARD DEQUINE

Mr. Delbert Edward Dequine (Del) was born in San Francisco, CA. From there his family moved to Marysville, CA where he lived until the age of six. His family relocated once again and finally settled in Concord, CA where he grew up through the challenging times of the great depression, graduating from Concord High School, and excelling in variety of sports including track and field, swimming and diving, and football. Del continued to follow his love of athletics at College of the Pacific in Stockton CA, where he enrolled in college and played football for the famous coach, Amos Alonzo ...

September 07, 2016 | | Obituaries


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CHRISTINA LYNNE TOLLESON

Christina Lynne Tolleson, age 48 of Oakdale, died at home after a short illness.

October 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTINA LYNNE TOLLESON

Christina Lynne Tolleson, age 48 of Oakdale, died at home after a short illness.

October 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


SM “SPENCE” BUSSELL JR / VIRGINIA ANN “GINNY” BUSSELL

Spence and Ginny Bussell were married on March 29, 1947 and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year. They are survived by their four children ...

October 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


KARIN RICHARDSON

Karin Richardson, 77, died at Stanford Hospital on September 3, 2017 after battling a brief illness.

September 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


EMILIA FREITAS PARRIERA

Emilia Freitas Parriera, 95, passed away unexpectedly. She was born in Stockton, CA to Antonio S. Rosa and Rose Freitas Rosa. She was raised on ...

September 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


HERMAN PANTEL

Herman Pantel was born and raised in Oakdale, California. He married his high school sweetheart Genevieve Steyer in 1945. He served in the Navy during ...

September 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHIRLEY “HAPPY” CASEY

In Adona, AK on July 28, 1925 Shirley Lavon "Happy" McCall was born to Hallie Edith and James Franklin McCall. Happy is the 7th child ...

September 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


LOIS MAE RAMOS

Lois Mae Ramos joined her heavenly father on Monday, September 11, 2017. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota ...

September 26, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN ROGER WILLMS

John Roger Willms, 66, of Knights Ferry, California passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 in Pleasanton, CA. He was born April 19, 1951 in Oakdale ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


RUTH ELAINE (HUNTERS) ETHIER

After a life full of love, laughter, and family, Ruth Elaine Hunters Ethier, age 94½, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her loving family ...

September 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


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