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LOIS MEARL SOUZA

Lois Souza, age 88, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2016 at the Oakdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center with her family by her side. Lois Mearl Harrell was born on October 27, 1927 to Miller Rainey Harrell and Pearl Faye Gray in Berkeley, CA. Lois graduated from El Cerrito High School and moved to Oakdale, CA after high school where she met and married the love of her life, Tony Souza on July 1, 1950 in Reno, NV. Lois is preceded in death by her husband, Tony Souza and her brother Tom Harrell. She is survived by her four children ...

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


DARALD BRAKE

Darald Dean Brake went to be with the Lord on March 31, 2016 at his home in Oakdale at the age of 73. Darald was born on December 10, 1942 to John and Marjorie Brake in Lindsay, California, but was raised in Ivanhoe and went to Redwood High School. He settled in Oakdale and has lived there for the past several years. Darald began working with his father farming and driving the tractor at the age of 7 and never stopped working. He loved his career in telecommunications field for more than 55 years. Out of high school, Darald enlisted ...

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


DEBRA STONE

Debbie Lynn Stone, 58, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on March 31, 2016. Debbie was born on December 22, 1957 in Turlock, California. She grew up in Modesto. She married the love of her life, Randal Stone, on July 25, 1975. They were married for 32 years. She raised her family in Escalon for 24 years. The past 8 years she resided in Oakdale. She was an avid reader. However, her true happiness in life came from spending time with her family; she was a dedicated wife, loving mother, and adoring grandmother.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM (Bill) R. SCHIPPERS

Bill was born in Pittsburg, CA to Edward and Margaret Schippers. He attended school in Modesto, CA. Bill was a marine and he left on an honorable discharge. He worked at ACE Hardware for many years until his death. Bill is survived by 1 brother, 2 sisters, and his loving wife, Sharon, of 20 years.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


LINDA LOUISE AMATE

Linda graduated OHS in 1962 and went on to receive her BA degree and teaching credentials at Fresno State. Linda was a Kindergarten teacher in Riverbank, CA in the early 70s, but in 1975 began working for SSA until her retirement (after 27 years) in 2002. Linda lived in the bay area prior to returning to Oakdale in 2005 to be closer to her mother, Marion Macdonald. They are now together again, in Heaven.

April 05, 2016 | | Obituaries


CHARLES LAVERN “Vern” WILSON

Charles Lavern "Vern" Wilson, 84, of Sun City, AZ passed away on Good Friday (March 25, 2016) at his home following complications from Alzheimer's disease. Pop was born in Shawnee, OK on Jan. 12, 1932. Vern graduated from Fremont High School in 1950 and after attended Abilene Christian College, went into preaching the gospel which he did for over 50 years. He met and married Rosemarie Etchison in 1953 and they had four sons together; Tom (Loie) of Oakdale, Ted (Angela) of Chandler, AZ, Tim (Kelly) of Manteca, and Taylor of Fresno. Vern has one surviving brother, Don (82 ...

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


KENNETH CLAY BARNETTE

Kenneth Clay Barnette was born in Gainsville, TX, on August 24, 1932 and passed away March 3, 2016 in Vallecito, CA. A member of the National Guard for 40 years, he was an engineer for PG&E, loved woodworking and a member of the LDS church in Murphys.

March 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


JESSE McCARTNEY

Jesse passed away peacefully on March 10, 2016, under the care of the wonderful nurses at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson and in the presence of his friend, Diane. Jesse was a free spirit who made the most out of what life handed him. Jesse could often be seen walking around town with a smile on his face and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Jesse is survived by his mother, Monica Anderson and his two brothers, George and Victor Brumett.

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


VIOLET “VI” TAYLOR

Vi passed away peacefully with her daughter, great-granddaughter, and great-great grandson nearby. She went to the Lord on Friday evening March 18. She meets many loved ones who left before her including two beloved daughters Val and Lynn and her husband Bill. She leaves behind daughter Kristy, many loved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She will be dearly missed.

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


DANIEL J. ORTIZ SR.

Daniel J. Ortiz Sr., a recent resident of Manteca and who had previously resided in Oakdale passed away Monday March 21, 2016 at Magnolia Assisted Living Home in Escalon at the age of 86. He was a truck driver at a local dairy company in Corpus Christi, Texas for 26 years; a devoted husband and father, loved his Dallas Cowboys, valued family outings and was involved with all his children and grandchildren throughout his life. Daniel Sr. was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on January 27, 1930, he is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Zita L. Ortiz ...

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA M. (BIANCHI) GIBSON

Long time Waterford resident Virginia Gibson passed away peacefully on March 17 after her long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Virginia was born at home on Horseshoe Road in Knights Ferry, CA to James and Lolie (Moni) Bianchi. Growing up in Knights Ferry she attended Knights Ferry Elementary School and Oakdale High School where she graduated in 1948. In 1953, Virginia married Herbert L. Gibson and moved to his ranch east of Waterford where she and Herb lived, worked and raised their three children until Herb's death in 1974. Later, Virginia began dating Walt Taylor of Knights Ferry and ...

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARY ANN BRADFORD

Mary Ann Bradford of Oakdale, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at her home with family by her side. Mary Ann was born in Los Angeles, CA to Pete and Mary Lealy on February 20, 1939. She was reared in Culver City, CA and graduated from Culver High School in 1957. In 1961 she graduated from California Hospital Medical Center School of Nursing in Los Angeles. She worked as an RN primarily in Pediatrics during her career and the last 12 years for Kaiser Permanente in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, CA, retiring in 2002. She earned her private pilot ...

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROSEMARY JUNE (POTTHOFF) POPP

Rosemary June (Potthoff) Popp was born in Escalon, California. She grew up in Oakdale, California with her parents, Harry and Minnie Potthoff and three siblings. Throughout her life, Rosemary was a waitress, bartender, chef and counselor. She had a warrior spirit and would accomplish things that may have appeared impossible to others. She cared tremendously for others, was a good listener and touched many lives with her compassion and unconditional acceptance. In her free time, she enjoyed going to Black Oak and playing penny slots. She loved spending time with her family, children and grandchildren whom she cherished dearly. Her ...

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


LORIS “JUNE” SCHAAFSMA

Loris "June" Schaafsma, 90, of Upland, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt, passed away peacefully at home on March 19, 2016. June was born in Wichita, Kansas on June 4, 1925. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Peter, and her infant children Sharon and Brent; she is survived by her loving children, Don and his wife Holly, David, and Deanne Dalrymple; grandchildren, Kate Brofft and her husband Tobe, Kylie Hansen and her husband Taylor, and Courtney Seymour; as well as nieces Diane Paul, Donna McInteer, nephew Larry Wesson, his wife Eileen and many other ...

March 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


DANIEL H. CALDERON

Daniel H. Calderon, a resident of the Manteca area, passed away on January 24, 2016 at the age of 26. Daniel was born on May 14, 1989 in Tracy, California. An HVAC journeyman for Johnson Supplies, he loved fishing, backpacking and working on restoring his '66 Ford Mustang. Daniel was a part of Manteca Gospel Assembly his whole life. Daniel is survived by his parents, David and LeAnne Calderon; his four brothers, Jacob, Matthew (Samantha), Zachary (Amanda) and Benjamin and by his niece and nephews, Zoey, Noah and Elija. He also leaves his maternal grandparents Lois Armstrong, "Papa" Joe Gambini ...

March 15, 2016 | | Obituaries


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ANTHONY RICHTER

In the early morning of April 20, 2016 Anthony Henry Richter of Oakdale, CA passed away at home with his wife, Genetta Richter, by his ...

April 26, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALBERT JOHN ROEN III

ALBERT JOHN ROEN III

April 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


DEBRA STONE

DEBRA STONE

April 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DARALD BRAKE

DARALD BRAKE

April 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


LOIS MEARL SOUZA

LOIS MEARL SOUZA

April 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


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