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MARILYN RAPINCHUK

Marilyn Joyce Rapinchuk, a resident of Oakdale for over 50 years, passed away at age 80 in her home on Saturday, January 14th. Marilyn was born on March 25, 1936 in Oak Park, Illinois to proud parents, Wesley and Nora Erickson. She attended Wheaton (West Suburban Hospital) Nursing School in Chicago, Illinois. It was also in Chicago where Marilyn met a young man at a roller skating rink who would one day become her husband. Marilyn and Edward Rapinchuk married in 1957 and they soon welcomed four children into their family. In 1961, the Rapinchuk family moved to California, and ...

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


DIANA LYNN CAMPIOTTI

Diana Lynn Campiotti, a beautiful and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away after a lengthy illness. Diana loved her family with all of her heart.

January 17, 2017 | | Obituaries


WANDA CLO MATHEWSON

Wanda Clo Mathewson passed away peacefully of natural causes and entered into eternity with her Lord Jesus on January 1st, 2017, in Modesto, California, at the age of 85. She was born on January 6, 1931 in Oklahoma, as the oldest of four children of Jesse and Polly Breshears. Wanda lived the majority of her life in Oakdale, California. She loved her family unconditionally and all children held a special place in Wanda's heart. For more than 30 consecutive years she taught Sunday School to pre-school children and also served the Lord faithfully in various positions in the Sierra ...

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


BARBARA HELET BALINT

Barbara Helet Balint passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 3, 2017. She is survived by her beloved husband Sandor Balint, his children Atilla and Anita Balint and her children Caroline and Kerrin Murphy as well as her many friends and extended family who she kept in contact with for decades, in some cases. Barbara was born in Greenford England and moved to Palo Alto when she was 20. She had many jobs over the years and enjoyed the social aspect and camaraderie of being with people. This led her, after she retired, to seek out a new social ...

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


TERRY DEANE TACKETT

A celebration of Terry's life and legacy of love she left behind will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at River Oak Grace Community Church, 7712 Rodden Road, Oakdale, CA.

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


JEANIE FRANCIS EMERY

Jeanie (Craft) Francis Emery died peacefully at home after a brief but hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Merced to Lucille (Whealan) and John Craft, she is survived by her husband John Emery of Oakdale, Daughter Jamie Doporto (Tony) of San Jose, Stepson Matt Emery of Phoenix, Granddaughter Chloe Doporto, and Sisters Judy Yost of Modesto, Electa Burch (David) of Oakdale, LouAnn Bennett of Modesto, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. After a youth spent in her beloved Oakdale, Jeanie spent several years in San Jose where she established a 30 year career at IBM in various management ...

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


JERRY ALLEN MCPHERSON

Jerry McPherson began his forever journey on Dec. 27, 2016. Jerry leaves his wife Retha of 55 years; daughters Kelleigh (Tim) Hansen, and Heather (Mike) Petersen; grandsons Chris Clark and Wyatt Hansen; granddaughter Hayleigh Clark and brother, Ken McPherson. Jerry was preceded in death by son, Allen, grandson, Baby Boy Clark, and great grandson Miller Clark. Parents Wallace and Luellar McPherson and brothers, Edward, Earl and Donald McPherson.

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


EVERETT EDWARD COX

Everett went home to be with his Savior on Dec. 7, 2016. He passed away to rest peacefully at the age of 76 on December 7th, 2016 surrounded by his friends and family.

January 10, 2017 | | Obituaries


RIVA STADTLER

Riva Jeanne Linn Lee Stadtler passed away Dec. 15th, 2016 at her home in Oakdale after a long hard battle with cancer. She was 83. She was born August 1, 1933 in Streator Illinois to Anna Caroline (Seiller) and Millard Fillmore Linn. She was the youngest of six children, four girls and two boys, all of whom preceded her in death. She and her family moved to Turlock California when she was 10 years old. Riva sang in the Glee Club in school and belonged to the Turlock Horseman's Club. She was very active in the Turlock Cavaliers Drill ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


EDWARD JOSEPH ENOS

On Christmas night, December 25, 2016, Edward Joseph Enos, 81 years old, left this earth to be in heaven. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be remembered forever in our hearts. Edward was the first born of three children Edward, Gladys (deceased) and Alfred, to Joe (deceased) and Mary (deceased) Enos on January 19, 1935. He was raised on the family ranch in Turlock. He graduated Turlock High and met his first wife where they had two sons, Edward Joseph "Joe" Enos Jr, and John Enos. He then moved to the bay area and ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


CARMEN “VELASCO” RUBIO

Carmen Velasco, oldest daughter of seven children, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family Dec. 28 at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Carmen worked as a self-employed insurance agent in Modesto and was well-known, especially in Oakdale, where she made her home with her family. She is survived by her husband Rudy Velasco; children, Rolando (Kelly), Kelly, Eric (Jasmin), and Aaron; parents, Andres and Emerita Rubio; brothers/sisters, Arcelia, Maricela (Miguel) Luna, Lupe, Emma (Shane), Jimmy (Maggie), and Arnold (Mary); seven nieces, seven nephews, and many more friends and family members.

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


BENTO “BEN” PACHECO

Bento "Ben" Ferreira Pacheco, a successful dairy farmer in Modesto and Oakdale, passed away to rest peacefully at the age of 86 on December 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and other family members. Ben was born November 30, 1930 in Fonte do Bastardo, Terceira, Azores. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1950 and subsequently resided here in the central valley, where he met his wife, milking cows on her family's dairy. Ben had a natural ability for agriculture and working on a dairy farm, doing what he loved until they ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY L. HUMMER

Dorothy Louise was born June 4, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa; the first child of John and Ordra Bowman. She was born in the home of her maternal grandmother, and her first gown was lovingly hand-stitched by her mother from what once had been a bag of flour, now transformed into a snow white soft flannel-like fabric fit for a princess. Dorothy's first nine years of education took place in a one-room country schoolhouse. She graduated from University High School in Iowa City, IA, in June 1951. Dorothy met the love of her life while roller-skating at the local ...

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELAINE MARGUERITE GUILES WALKER

Elaine Marguerite Guiles Walker was born May 26, 1925 in Stratford, Oklahoma.

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


SHIRLEY SERPA

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hayward, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind two ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


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LEONARDO BARRON TORRES

Leonardo Barron Torres, son of Guadalupe and Francisca Torres, was born June 28, 1927 in Liberty Hill, Texas and departed this life on February 16 ...

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DIANE HENLEY

Diane M. Henley, 73, died Thursday, February 23 in Modesto after an illness.

March 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


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