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ELIZABETH M. (Betty) KAMINSKI

Elizabeth M. (Betty) Kaminski, 84, of Escalon, CA passed away Sunday Feb. 12, 2017 at her Escalon residence.

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


SAMANTHA JANE WATSON

Samantha Jane Watson, 79, was born February 15, 1937 in Soper, Oklahoma. She lost her long struggle with Alzheimer's on January 22, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years; Morris Watson, of Escalon, whom she referred to as her guardian angel. Together they were a true loving couple and they were always an example of what a good marriage should be. She is also survived by daughters; Patsy Smith of Modesto, and Tammy (Jack) Swisegood of Escalon. Grandchildren; Erick Smith of Modesto, Samantha (Armondo) Guevara of Lathrop, Tanya Dorton of Riverbank, Sabrina Moore of Escalon ...

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


BEVERLY RUTH BUCK BRUNKER

Beverly Ruth Buck Brunker died quietly at home on Monday, February 13.

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


PATRICIA “Sally” RICHARDS

Patricia "Sally" Richards, a long-time resident of the Oakdale area, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at the age of 84. She was at home, accompanied by her husband and soulmate, Marvin Richards and her immediate family. The funeral service was held on Saturday, February 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

February 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN T. KRIEGER

John Terrence Krieger passed away at home on February 8, 2017 at the age of 72 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Fran Krieger of Oakdale, son Eric (Suyoung) Parker of An-San, South Korea, daughter Nancy Parker of Oakdale. Granddaughters: Alexandria (Elliott) Fidalgo and Alexis Tidball, Grandson: Christian Domingo U.S. Army. Great grandson: Jakson Fidalgo all of Oakdale. Sister: Joan (Dan) Bambaugh of Shrewsbury, PA. Sisters-in-law, Billie (Gene) Benedix, Toni (Cecil) Lopez, Denise (Preston) Boyd, Brother-in-law Frank (Yuki) Vierra and numerous nieces and nephews. His constant companion for 11 years Max, his ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


OPAL “Mae” LONSDALE

Opal "Mae" Lonsdale entered into heaven peacefully on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and her faith was so strong that she knew her salvation. She passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, Ca. She was 92 years old, eight days from her 93rd birthday. Mae was born February 12, 1924. She lived the last 30 years in Oakdale, California, moved there from Concord, California after she and her husband Bill Lonsdale retired. Mae worked last at the former Liberty House retail store as personal director and assistant store manager. During World War II she was one of the "Rosie ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT L. JACOBSON

Robert L. (Bob) Jacobson, age 80, died February 6, 2017. He was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest son of Leonard and Charlotte Jacobson. He spent his early years first in San Gabriel, then in the Denair, Empire and Turlock area where his parents farmed, built houses, and established the Sno White Laundry in Turlock. After attending Denair and Downey High Schools he graduated from Turlock High School in 1955. He pursued his passion for technology and his love for history and the social sciences at Modesto Junior College, the Oregon Institute of Technology, and California State University, Fresno ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROBERT LEROY ZUMWALT

Leroy died peacefully at Astoria Senior Living in Oakdale, CA on February 4, 2017 after a short illness of pneumonia. He was born in Grayson, CA to Lonnie Zumwalt and Hazel Monroe. As a young boy, Leroy moved to Oakdale only leaving to serve two years in the U.S. Army. In 1956, Leroy met the love of his life, Marjorie, at a local restaurant where she was a carhop waitress. After two short months of dating, they married in Carson City, NV. The following year they welcomed their first daughter, Darlene (Nunes). Shortly after, their second daughter, Diane (Whitehead ...

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARLA MALBY

Marla was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 1, 1926. She graduated from Hollywood High School and attended college until her marriage to Raymond Malby, her high school sweetheart. They spent their first year together working at Yosemite National Park, tending the Glacier Point Hotel and were responsible for creating the nightly fire fall.

February 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


TAMMY (Farinelli) COURTROUL

Lifelong resident of Oakdale.

January 24, 2017 | | Obituaries


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


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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


BARBARA RAE (HARVEY) GILBERT

"Mom's First Baby Girl"

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


HAROLD CHRISTIAN NOBBE

A native of Livingston, Ca, Harold passed away at Valley Comfort Assisted Living in Modesto at the age of 93. He had been a resident ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


LEE RODDY

Lee Roddy, age 95 who grew up in Oakdale, and authored 60-plus books, died February 2nd, 2017 in his Grass Valley retirement home. Roddy is ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


CHRISTI DREWREY

Christi Drewrey left this earth on February 9th, 2017. Christi enjoyed football - big 49ers fan, wrestling (especially John Cena), cooking and shopping. She is survived ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


THOMAS WILLIAM HOLDAWAY

Tom. Dad. Little Brother. Tamahhss. No matter what name you knew him as, or called him, this man will definitely be mourned and is already ...

February 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


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