Henry Medrano, 62, of Riverbank died Wednesday, July 14, while enjoying one of his favorite hobbies, fishing, in Sonoma County.He was born in Oakdale to Abelardo and Maria Medrano, the youngest of nine children. He attended Oakdale schools and lived in the Riverbank area all his life.Mr. Medrano worked for the Oakdale Joint Unified School District for 33 years.He enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports, they were his pride and joy. He had a large extended family and friends, who he loved dearly.He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Anita Medrano of Riverbank ...
Joe Alves Pinheiro, 89, died Thursday, July 15 at Memorial Medical Center.He was born on June 14, 1921 in Faial, Azores to Joe and Rosa Pinheiro.A resident of Escalon for the past 50 years, he worked in the dairy industry for most of his adult life and for the past 10 years he also worked for Escalon Packers. He enjoyed gardening, traveling to the Azores, attending Portuguese celebrations and loved to dance. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, U.P.E.C. and I.D.S.Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years ...
James E. 'Jim' Reynolds, 83, died Thursday, July 1.He was born in Water Valley, MS. His family moved to Oklahoma when he was a small child and settled in Noble, OK, working as sharecroppers growing cotton. At age 14, he went to work building a navy base at Norman, OK.He enlisted in the Navy at age 16 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. During his military service, his family moved to Oakdale. Oakdale became his home when he was discharged in 1946. Shortly after, a girl named Marie came to visit her family who ...
Scott Smith, 44, of Jamestown died Sunday, July 4.He was a native of Hayward. He lived in Jamestown 30 years.Mr. Smith was an auto mechanic.He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed bowling, jet skiing, and motorcycles.He is survived by his children, Kimberlee Smith, Stephanee Smith, Aimee Smith, and Ashlee Mata, all of Oakdale; brothers, Richard Smith of Oakdale, Ronald Smith of Jamestown; mother, Helen Smith of Jamestown; and one grandchild.Graveside service was held July 12 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel.Remembrances may be sent to Community Sharing, P.O. Box 1160, Oakdale 95361.Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in ...
Garvin Aubrey Perry, 86, of Washington died Saturday, July 10 at the Norman Regional Hospital.He was born in Paoli, OK, the eighth of 12 children born to Larkin Benjamin Perry and Sallie A. (Webster) Perry. He grew up on the family farm in Washington and attended Washington schools, graduating in 1944.Mr. Perry joined the United States Army later that year and served his country proudly. After World War II, he was stationed in Japan. He returned home, settling in Oklahoma City, OK.He found it difficult to find work, so he moved to California and began working in ...
Virgil James Haeger, 73, died Sunday, June 27 at the V.A. Hospital hospice center in Tucson, AZ.He was born in Reardan, WA to Elizabeth and Ezra Haeger.Mr. Haeger served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1965.He was a very creative child and it extended through his adult life. He repaired, designed and developed machinery and other items. In 1979, after inventing, developing and proving his product, "The Haeger Press," he started a company called Haeger Products in Milpitas. The company's name was changed to High Quality Engineering and then to Haeger, Incorporated, as ...
Mary Katherine (Beltrami) Hass, 88, died Friday, May 7 at Kaiser Hospital, Roseville.She was a native of Oakdale. During the post World War II period, the Hass family lived in Oakdale (Vets' Villa), Stockton, and Rio Vista before settling down on Magnolia Avenue in Oakdale. She was a graduate of Oakdale High School, class of 1940. She lived in Oakdale until moving to Sacramento in 1952. There were additional moves to Bakersfield and back to Sacramento, where she spent the rest of her life.She was an alumna of Sacramento State University, where she received her B.A. degree ...
Lowell Clyde 'Doc' Dorius, D.V.M., 79, died Friday, July 2 at home with his dear friend Pat Kuhn by his bedside.He was born in Ephraim, Utah to Clyde Louis Dorius and Naomi Dorius. He grew up during the Depression on the family ranch in Fayette, Utah.He graduated in 1953 from Utah State University and earned his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in 1956.In 1958, he relocated to Oakdale to work in a mixed veterinary practice. In 1972, he opened his own large animal practice, which he operated for the rest of his ...
Mary Lavina Cosgrove, 76, died Sunday, July 11.She was a native of Bakersfield. She lived in Modesto 17 years prior to moving to Oakdale eight months ago.Mrs. Cosgrove was a homemaker.She is survived by her children, Diane Veldstra of Riverbank, Jim Cosgrove of Mi Wuk Village, JoAnn Cowdrey of Modesto, Margie Green of Oakdale, Ed Cosgrove of Modesto; sisters, Norma Sullivan of Clements and Leana Ginotti of Mi Wuk Village; mother, Tressie Elliott of Clements; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 16 at Riverbank Memorial Chapel ...
Beryle Floyd Burns, 83, died Monday, July 5 at English Oaks Convalescent Hospital, Modesto.
Lorna Helen Hansen, 80, died Saturday, July 3 at her Oakdale home.
Carroll 'Woody' Frampton Hoskins, 79, died Friday, June 18 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson.
Florencio 'Frank' Mora Jr., 72, died Tuesday, June 15.
John Arata, 96, of Modesto died at Oak Valley Care Center on Sunday, June 13.
Verner Erland 'Vern' Lundquist, 96, died at his home in Escalon on Thursday, June 10.
Dorothy Marie Wright, 83, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 2 surrounded by her loving family.
Barry Arlin Creekmore, 77, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.
Curtis Lee Jackson, Sr., 54, passed away in his sleep on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.
Eveline B. Livingston, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Ethel L. (Johnson) Ritchey, 77, passed away peacefully in Modesto on Thursday, Jan. 3 after a short illness.
Silvio William 'Papa' Rossini, Jr., 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
Kyle E. Thompson, 83, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
Juanita J. Kennedy, 83, died Thursday, Jan. 10.
Delfin Lopez, 80, died Sunday, Jan. 20 of natural causes in his home.
Joaquin D. Pereira, 89, of Escalon died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Michael Wayne Thompson, 58, died Friday, Jan. 11 at Memorial Medical Center with family at his bedside.
Refugio E. Valverde, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 17 of natural causes at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson, surrounded by his family.
Anthony Ferreira 'Tony' Deniz, 64, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 11 with his family and friends by his side.
Hester Garrison, 96, died Sunday, Jan. 6 at her daughter Gail Halstead's home after enjoying a wonderful holiday season with her family.
Charles Douglas Lemmon, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 8.