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JOSEPHINE CAETANO

On May 11, 2016, Josephine Caetano who was fondly known as Toots, went to be with her Lord who believed she had a direct line to. She was a prayer warrior for her Lord and a beautiful person both inside and out. She loved and lived her life for God and shared a little of that love for Elvis. Josephine leaves behind her children Joanne Caetano, Josephine (Peter) VanDyken, Carmen Caetano, Albert (Helen) Caetano and Grover Caetano. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

May 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


EVA ARLENE QUESENBERRY FUTCH

Eva Arlene Quesenberry Futch graduated to glory May 13, 2016. Eva was born in Modesto on July 29, 1926 to John William Price Quesenberry and Carrie Alice Ousterhout Quesenberry. Eva attended Washington Grammar (K-4) Waterford Grammar (5-8). Eva graduated from Oakdale High School in 1944, going on to graduate from Modesto JC in 1948. Eva met and married Leo Futch July 11, 1948 and went on to have four boys. They spent many happy years in Monterey and Pebble Beach before returning to their hometown of Oakdale. Eva was a great volunteer in Oakdale. She worked for the blood bank ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA THERESA BELLETTO

Patricia Theresa Belletto, 85, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at her home on May 9 surrounded by family. Pat was born on the family farm in Empire; the fifth of six children born to William and Cecelia Irwin. She was a 1948 graduate of Modesto High School. On May 7, 1949 she married the love of her life, Edward Belletto, and became a farmer's wife. They were happily married for 67 years and lived in the same home in rural Oakdale all that time. During her early marriage, she was a sales clerk for JC Penny in Oakdale and ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


OREN HOLLIS ALLEN, JR.

Oren Hollis Allen, Jr. was born January 13, 1931 in Lubbock, TX. He passed from this life May 10, 2016 in Rancho Cordova, CA. Oren was preceded in death by his parents Oren Hollis Allen, Sr. and Elsie (Story) Allen and his wife Koelle (Smith) Allen. He is survived by his brother Sidney Allen of Nashville, TN and by his five children Sheri Dyson of Modesto, CA, Art Allen of Pollock Pines, CA, Ed Allen of Sacramento, CA, Clay Allen of Carmichael, CA and Calvin Allen of Campobello, SC. Oren also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and three great-great ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


RUTH ELLEN THOMAS PARK

Ruth, 87, went Home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Modesto, California. Ruth was born to Samuel and Metha (Gillaspy) Thomas on the outskirts of Modesto on March 31, 1929, and lived in the surrounding area until her marriage to Raymond Park in 1953.

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


SHARON EYESTONE LAMB

Sharon Eyestone Lamb passed away peacefully on May 7, 2016 in Oakdale at the age of 87. Sharon was born on August 20, 1929 in Wichita, Kansas to Shirley and Ruth Eyestone. The family lived on a farm but attended church in Wichita. During high school, she decided to sing in the church choir, and met a handsome young man named Bill. Although they attended rival high schools, they dated steadily until graduation. After graduation, Bill joined the Marine Corps, and Sharon went to Kansas State College. Both came home for Thanksgiving and decided to get married the day following ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


VICTORIA JEAN PIMLEY

Victoria Jean Ransom Pimley, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home in Oakdale CA. She was born on December 24, 1930, to Harold and Louise Bourget Ransom near Modesto CA on Granger Avenue. She was named after her Grandmother, Victoria Bourget. Victoria was raised in Oakdale with her two brothers, Kenneth and Edward Ransom. She graduated from Oakdale High School in 1949, where she met Gordon Pimley. They would later become husband and wife on April 7, 1951. Victoria worked for several years as a secretary at the Oakdale High School, beginning in 1950. She loved ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM (BILL) HARRIS POLLARD

William (Bill) Harris Pollard was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven at the age of 87 on May 1, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado. When he passed, he was surrounded by family, including his devoted wife of 60 years, Marjorie Pollard. Bill was born July 26, 1928 in Mercedes, Texas to Thomas and Lula Mae Pollard, the youngest of four children. He attended Austin College where he earned a degree in Physical Education and then went on to earn a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. After college Bill was drafted into the Army and served as a medic in ...

May 17, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES WORRALL

James Worrall, 65, of Stockton, died in a car accident while vacationing in Mulegé, Mexico on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Erin Tigner and her husband, Joshua Tigner, of Oakdale; his son, Christopher Worrall and his wife, Jane Kim, of San Francisco; his brother, Mike Worrall, of Alamo; his former wife, Catherine Callanan, of Oakdale; and his niece Rachel Worrall, of Atlanta, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Phillip "PJ" Worrall, and his mother, Phyllis Wood Worrall, of Alamo.

May 10, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANN (BALLARD) MARTY

Ann (Ballard) Marty was born May 16, 1922 and died Monday, May 2, 2016. She was 93 years old and was a proud native Californian. Ann was born in Waterford, CA to Ross and Julia Ballard and spent her childhood there in the fresh country air among the beautiful fruit trees. She went to High School in Oakdale (c1940), where she met many lifelong friends and her husband-to-be Bud (Warne) Marty. Ann and Bud were married in 1950 and raised their three sons Jim, Bob and John in Lafayette, California where she lived for 62 years.

May 10, 2016 | | Obituaries


GEORGE “MITCH” MITCHELL EVOVICH

Son of George and Grace Evovich, Mitch was born in Burbank and grew up in Hayward. Mitch served in the US Army, earning the rank of Sergeant. In 1950 he graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry. In 1953 he received a credential and taught general agriculture until 1955. In 1952 Mitch purchased property in Hickman, where his first project was a Holstein dairy. Mitch married Lorna De Boer in 1953. They established a walnut orchard in 1969. Mitch loved animals and was an incredibly talented trainer. On the ranch he raised ...

May 10, 2016 | | Obituaries


WANETTA ARLYNE ROSE

Our beloved MOM, Wanetta (Books) Rose left this life and went to join her family and many friends. Those of us left behind miss her a lot. Mom was born in Modesto, attended Modesto High and then Oakdale High School for two years. She was the first of her family to attend college. When World War II broke out, Mom went to the Bay Area with a friend to be "Rosie the Riveter" and joined the Navy. She was stationed at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York as a Disbursing Clerk for the duration. When the war ended, she returned ...

May 10, 2016 | | Obituaries


PHILIP CHARLES FRYMIRE

In the early morning hours of April 28, Philip "Bud" Frymire passed away in the presence of his family at the age of 88.

May 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


FREDERICK WALKER

Frederick (Fritz) Warren Walker, born in Tobias, Nebraska on June 21, 1921. Passed away in Oakdale, California on April 28, 2016.

May 04, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANTHONY RICHTER

In the early morning of April 20, 2016 Anthony Henry Richter of Oakdale, CA passed away at home with his wife, Genetta Richter, by his side. He was 56 years old.

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


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