Richard David 'Red' Schafer, 68, died Saturday, Sept. 3. He was born in Pleasanton to Eula and Fred Schafer, Sr. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mr. Schafer served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner on a ship in Vietnam. He raised cattle in Oakdale where he resided. He was a truck driver for 40 years. He also rode broncs and bulls in rodeos. He will be missed by many. He is survived ...
Jesse L. Stanley, 77, died Thursday, Aug. 11 in his wife's arms after a lengthy illness.
Epiphany Orellian Raagas, 86, died Sunday, June 12 after a long and hard fought battle with cancer at the JJ Palms private home in Chatsworth.
Emma Josephine Cotton, one-day-old infant, died Saturday, Sept. 3 at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto.
Paul Francis Newey, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 4 at Acacia Park Nursing and Rehab, Modesto. He was born in Newton, Mass. to the late Arthur and Minnie Newey. Mr. Newey served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1946. He came to Oakdale in 1950 and returned to Massachusetts after three years to work on the chicken farm and for the family businesses as a mechanic. He settled in Modesto in 1987 and volunteered ...
Boyd P. Peters, 82, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 4, surrounded by loved ones. He was born in South Dakota. He moved to Oakdale at the age of five. Mr. Peters started his long career as a butcher, prior to graduating from Oakdale High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and married his sweetheart, Vanessa, in 1953. He was a loving, kind and honorable man who never met a stranger. He will be deeply ...
Carl W. "Bill" Allen, 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 17. He was the son of Mary (McMath) Allen and Gordon W. Allen of Oakdale. He attended Westside Grammar, Oakdale High School and graduated in the class of 1959. He achieved many academic honors in his years at Oakdale High School. He attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. While finishing up at Cal Poly, he wed Marilyn Spaman in 1962. ...
John Kearns, 54, died Monday, Aug. 15 at his home in Pine Grove. He was born to Henry and Jo Ann (Andreas) Kearns in Butte, Mont. His family moved to California when he was six years old. He started working after school at age 12 at a nursery. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1975 and then continued his education at Fresno State, graduating with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. When he was ...
Marcella Virginia Waldon, 93, died Thursday, Aug. 25 at Los Robles Hospital, Thousand Oaks. She was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Joseph and Adie (Coffman) Williams. She married Dudley Waldon. They were married for more than 40 years and raised a son together. Mrs. Waldon worked as beauty operator for many years early in her career. Later in life she ran the front office at Dr. Martin's Optometry in Riverbank. She lived in Riverbank for ...
Victor F. Lawson, 89, died Tuesday, Aug. 15 in Hughson. He was born in Pennsylvania. He lived in Modesto and lived in Oakdale for 30 years. Mr. Lawson was an electrical engineer known as "TV Vick." He is survived by his wife, Judy Lawson; two stepsons; and two brothers. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Services are pending. Place of interment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella.
Jennifer Catherine Keirn, 30, died suddenly at home on Friday, Aug. 5. She was born in Modesto on June 25, 1981. Ms. Keirn was a medical biller for Byram Healthcare Insurance for five years and had been on medical leave for two years following an aneurysm. She is survived by her mother, Catherine Jane Machado; and brother, Carl William Keirn; aunt, Judy Petrali; and grandmother, Carol Pritcher-Mayo. She was preceded in death by her father, ...
Lou Emma Margaret Freeman, 83, of Oakdale, died on Sunday, July 17 at Kaiser Hospital in Modesto following a short illness.
Dorothy Marie Nydahl, 95, passed away on Saturday, July 30 at her home in Riverbank. She was born on Aug. 25, 1916 in Norwood, Missouri, the daughter of Robert C. and Nellie (Gosvener) Perry. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Stanislaus County for 70 years. Survivors include her son, Clifford Wayne (Patricia) Nydahl of Oakdale; sisters, Dimple Presley of Oakdale, Irene Sowersby and Bonnie Thompson, both of Tulare; great grandchildren Timothy ...
Manuel Ferreira Oliveira Jr., 89, passed away at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson on Friday, July 29.
Nancy Diane (Longeway) Dutra, 74, died Tuesday, July 19 at Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, after a two-year illness.
Doris Constance (Triantos) Rubiales, 97, died peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Tranquility Living Center, Oakdale.
Harriett "Jane" (Ramey) Horn, 76, formerly of Oakdale, died Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Hospice Austin Christopher House, Texas.
Barbara Ann Wikoff, 72, died Tuesday, Oct. 29 at Oak Valley Hospital, Oakdale, after enduring a three-and-a-half year battle with peritoneal cancer.
Tom Orr Brennan, 92, died Thursday, Oct. 24.
Charles Troy 'Chuck(ie)' Green, 50, of Oakdale died Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Donald Scott 'Don' Husing, 71, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at his home in Santa Cruz.
Doris LeDonne, 90, died July 17 in Santa Rosa.
Gregory F. Moreno, Sr., 60, died Saturday, Oct. 5 after a lengthy illness.
Ronald Edward 'Ron' Price, 80, died Wednesday, Oct. 16 of complications from heart surgery in Wenatchee, Wash.
Carl Eugene Reece, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 24.
Gerardo Rodriguez, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Geraldine Estelle 'Jeri' Sams, 78, of Oakdale died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at home surrounded by her family.
Diane 'Deni' Skavdahl, 69, died Friday, Oct. 18 of pneumonia, surrounded by her daughter Christy, and dear friends Sissy Stroud, Trudi Erickson, Bea Espinoza, and Gaye and Katie Steeley.
Joseph Edward Stadler, 88, died Wednesday, Oct. 17 after a brief illness at Oak Valley Hospital.
Floyd Anthony 'Till' Wilberg, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 17 in Oakdale, after a brief illness.