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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


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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


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