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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 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 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 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


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, 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" 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 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 was born May 26, 1925 in Stratford, Oklahoma.

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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


Patrick Randall Simmons was born on March 3rd, 1949 and he returned to his Heavenly Father on December 5th, 2016. He was born in Illinois and grew up in Oakdale, CA. He attended Oakdale High School. Patrick enjoyed fishing, art, music, and his family. He was a lifetime member of The North American Fishing Club. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many. He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Russell Simmons, two children - Michelle Faulk (Gregory), of Modesto, CA and Jeremy Simmons (Jill) of Sacramento, CA, five siblings - Vivian Thrower ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to the Oakdale Saddle Club and was a team roper. He also enjoyed golf. He is survived by his two sons (Troy and Tory Ledo), two granddaughters (Jennifer Ledo Uribe and Nikki Ledo Steward), and one great-grandson (Lucas Uribe).

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Earl L. Maddox passed away on his birthday, December 4, after a short battle with Cancer. Born in Modesto on December 4, 1935 to Clara Gammons Maddox and Tilford Maddox, Earl attended elementary school in Waterford, High School in Oakdale and college at UC Davis. He served in the US Army after college where he made false teeth and played volleyball. Earl married Dorothy Zaro in 1960, and they spent 56 years together. Fifty year residents, Earl and Dorothy moved to Pleasanton in 1966 where Earl owned Pleasanton Shell for many years. His favorite past time was playing poker. He ...

December 13, 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 Hawyard, 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 2 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Obituaries


Robert Edward Gilbert, age 93, with his family nearby, died Sunday, November 20 in Oakdale after a brief illness. Born in Oakdale to Amos L. and Emma (Banks) Gilbert, Bob was affectionately known as Father, Grandpa, Great-grandpa, Uncle Bob, Mr. Gilbert and Loyal Friend. Bob attended UC Berkeley until he was called to active duty in WW II.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries

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Lucas Gonzales Jr., age 71 passed away on March 9, 2018 at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Lucas was born in Drew, Mississippi on ...

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Fred Joe Northcutt, 83, passed away peacefully with family by his side on March 13, 2018.

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Mark B. Taylor passed away March 9, 2018 in Visalia.

March 20, 2018 | | Obituaries


Genevieve Pantel was born in Davenport, Nebraska and moved to Oakdale, California when she was nine years old. She married her high school sweetheart, Herman ...

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Dianne Frieda Jones (Hanlon, Adams) passed away quietly on February 25th, 2018. She was 61 years old.

March 13, 2018 | | Obituaries


Patricia Ruth Montgomery, 86, died quietly in her Merced home of natural causes on February 13, 2018. Born in Modesto on October 13, 1931, Pat ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Anita Louise Bowlin, 63, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in her home in Oakdale, California. She was born in San Jose, California, on ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


George Edward Olin Riise, age 99, died February 28 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson. He was born January 31, 1919 in Turlock, at ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Farrell Eugene Reeves passed away peacefully in Orem, Utah on February 15, 2018 at the age of 92. He was born in Kemmerer, Wyoming on ...

March 06, 2018 | | Obituaries


Hector Nicolai (Nicky, Nick) Eriksen passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Nicky was born on May 1, 1938 in the ...

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


John passed away suddenly, but peaceful at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


Steven (Steve) Echelberger passed away February 24, 2018 peacefully with family and friends at his side. Steve was born in Placerville, CA and spent most ...

February 27, 2018 | | Obituaries


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