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LELA MACCRACKEN

On May 9, 1918 as the war in Europe continued to rage, the wheat crop for the state of Oklahoma was expected to drop due to a harsh winter. Lela Fay Brookover was the fifth child born, to Campbell and Edith Brookover in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 1923 the Brookover family, now with six children, headed for California and what Campbell and Edith hoped were more prosperous times. Dad Brookover bought a Model T Ford truck and fixed it up for the trip. Ribs over the truck bed covered with canvas made it look like a covered wagon. The back was ...

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA GOINS

Paonia resident, Virginia Goins, died at her home Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. She was 81. A celebration of life will be held in California at a later date. Virginia Ann Valine was born in Chico, Calif., Jan. 1, 1934, to Joaquin and Edna (McKinney) Valine. She grew up and attended school in Chico. She moved to Paonia a few years ago to live with her daughter. Mrs. Goins enjoyed her children and grandchildren, embroidery, sewing, gardening, wildlife, and visiting coal mines with her daughter.

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


DELOIS JUANITA (OWENS) GUENTHER

Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Delois Guenther passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was 85 years old. She was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, and moved with her mom, dad, and two younger brothers to Burrell, California, when she was eight years old. Two years later the family moved to Oakdale where she spent the remainder of her life. Delois learned at an early age the importance of family, and the responsibilities of taking care of others which she did her entire life. She often helped her mom, Donnie Dickens, with the household chores and the raising ...

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


GEORGE TONOLLA

George passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Oak Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Los Banos to Ellen Bleuwett (deceased) and George V. Tonolla (deceased). He leaves wife Treva, of 38 years, four boys, Timmy (deceased), Ricky, Ronnie, and Julian; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 1/2 great-great grandchildren. He also raised one of his grandchildren during their four years of high school. He worked for Van Pelt FMC until they sold the plant. Then he worked in San Leandro and later he worked at West Mark until he retired. He loved ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


JEANETTE RAFFETY

Jeanette was born in Nevada City, CA. She moved to Smartville, CA as a child, where she grew up then met-and married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Raffety. They had two children Rick and Tammy. Jeanette worked at Hershey for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Dean Raffety and her grandson, Michael Wesley Raffety. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bob, her daughter, Tammy (Chris) Morris, her grandson, Adam Raffety, her daughter-in-law, Sharlene, great-granddaughters, Kyleigh Raffety and Kylie Parker, numerous nieces and nephews. She was loved by many of her ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


VERA BURNS

Vera Burns passed away peacefully at home in Oakdale, California at the age of 95. She was born Vera O'Neill in Manchester, England, and came to the United States in 1928. Vera lived in Maplewood, New Jersey, and graduated from Columbia High School in 1936. She worked at the Prudential Insurance Company in Newark, New Jersey, where she met Norman E. Burns, who became her husband of 55 years. They were married in 1943. After Norman's service in World War II he returned to The Prudential, which transferred him to Los Angeles in 1947. Vera and Norman raised ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


ROBERT REBIDEAUX

Robert Louis Rebideaux peacefully passed on from this world surrounded by his loved ones on Oct. 24, 2015 in Modesto, California.

November 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


ZAIDA CASHMAN

Zaida Cashman went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 26 2015. She was 94 years old. She was born in Pendleton, Oregon to Earl and Carol Zehrung. The family moved to Denair, CA when she was 9 years old. Zaida married Thomas Jeremiah Cashman in January of 1941. She was a long-time member of YLI and parishioner of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Oakdale. Zaida worked for Hershey's for many years and was known as being the "Town's Seamstress" for apparel stores in town. Zaida has 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. She was ...

November 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


STEPHEN L. ANDRADE

Stephen L. Andrade, 72, a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Aug. 9, 2015, after a short illness. Steve was born in Modesto, California on May 18, 1943 to the late Betty and George Andrade. Steve is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Earlene Swann Andrade. Children; Marlene, Mark, and Steve. Grandchildren; Eric and Markee. Great-grandsons; Ethan and Waylon. Brother; Ed (Pam) Andrade. Sister; Toni (Jerry) Sauls. Brothers­in-law; W. E. "Bill" Swann, Gordon Swann, and Jim Swann, and extended family. He was preceded in ...

November 04, 2015 | | Obituaries


BONNIE RUTH MILLER

Bonnie passed away peacefully in her home on October 13, 2015 at the age 92. She was born to Edna Ruth and Henry Blair Andrew of Napoleon, Ohio where she was one of eight children. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Carrie Theal (Miller), her husband, Eugene Miller, her brothers, Ward and Don and sisters, Opal and Vada.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


MERLE ARTHUR HOLMAN

Merle passed as he lived, on his own terms. Merle A. Holman passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Sunday Oct. 11 with son Burt at his side. All who knew Merle knew that he was a force of nature. Highly intelligent, strong, respected, work-a-holic, possessing a wicked sense of humor and always thinking in regards to his next invention or project. Merle leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Beverly, (whom he met at a dance when she was 15 & he 17) three sons; Burt, of Jamestown, Dan, of Oakdale, Mike, and his wife, Jeanne, of Escalon. Merle ...

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


JUANITA ANN SILL

Juanita passed away on October 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband Roger Sill. Juanita is survived by her brother, Paul A. Lewis, many nephews, nieces and family members and numerous friends. A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, October 22, 2015 in the Oakdale Citizens Cemetery at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Community Hospice.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


DR. JACK DARYL ALPERS

Dr. Alpers was born in Portola, CA on Valentine's Day and died October 8, 2015 in Oakdale. He was raised on a dairy in Valley Home, graduated from Valley Home Elementary School and Oakdale High School. Jack went on to graduate with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California at Davis. At the time, Dr. Alpers was the youngest student to be accepted into the veterinary program. In college he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

October 21, 2015 | | Obituaries


JAYLEN CRAIG FRANKS

Jaylen Craig Franks was born in Modesto, Ca on November 14th 1958, to the proud parents of Wanda Breshears and Fralie Franks. He grew up and resided in Oakdale, Ca his entire life. Jay attended Oakdale schools and graduated Oakdale High in 1976. He played high school football and baseball and developed a lifelong love for playing and teaching the sports to others. He first married right out of high school and tragically lost a son named Craig, but was blessed later with a daughter named Kendra.

October 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


DONALD W. CLARK

Donald W. Clark, a Salinas resident, passed away on September 17, 2015. Don was born in Vinta, OK on January 17, 1933. He was raised in Modesto, CA. Don received degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from San Jose State University and California State University Sacramento, respectively. Following college he moved to Sonora, CA. He bravely married a woman with three adolescent children in 1971.

October 14, 2015 | | Obituaries


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JOHN FLOYD NELSON

John was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Arthur Forrest Nelson and Joyce Naomi (Peterson) Nelson. He was the youngest of six, with siblings ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


AUBREY (ARCHIE) HALLUM

Aubrey Leon Hallum was born in Red Oak, OK to James William Hallum and Annie Mae Free Hallum. He was an only child. They moved ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


REV. DR. DARREL E. SMITH

The Rev. Dr. Darrel E. Smith passed into the arms of his loving Savior Friday, June 16.

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE HELEN (KILDAL) FLADHAMMER

Alice Fladhammer passed away peacefully on April 15 with her children at her bedside. She had been suffering from Dementia for several years.

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSEMARIE CLINE

Oakdale – Rosemarie Cline, a longtime resident of Oakdale, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Oak Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a six-year battle with ...

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


JUDITH LEE HOFF

Judith Lee Hoff, 74, of Oakdale CA passed away on June 2, 2017. She was born in San Francisco CA on September 29, 1942 and ...

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JACKIE (MERRITT) DUBACH GONZALES (Roche’s mom)

Jackie, of Oakdale, age 63, was born in San Jose, CA to Terry and Frances Merritt. She passed away June 6, 2017 in Modesto. She ...

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JUDITH LEE HOFF

JUDITH LEE HOFF

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JACKIE (MERRITT) DUBACH GONZALES

JACKIE (MERRITT) DUBACH GONZALES

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


SONDRA JUAN (JONES) LOPES

A long-time resident of Oakdale, CA. Born May 23, 1940 in Coal County, Oklahoma to Juel and Willie (Stockton) Jones. Married Duane Lopes on November ...

June 06, 2017 | | Obituaries


ESLEY “GENE” OLIVER

Esley "Gene" Oliver, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 19, 2017.

June 06, 2017 | | Obituaries


NEILL CHRISTOPHER STEVES

Neill Christopher Steves passed away peacefully on May 26, 2017 in Modesto at the age of 51. Chris was born on March 5, 1966 to ...

June 06, 2017 | | Obituaries


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