Henry Burtschi, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Oakdale home he and his wife Lena built, surrounded by his wife and family.
Betty Jane 'Bubbles' Dutra, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 10. She was born in Springfield, Mo. and lived in a few other Midwest states before moving to Southern California. She moved to in Oakdale in 1959 and remained here, working as a waitress for several employers including the Live Oak Café, Nelson's Restaurant, The Busy Bee, and Hildegard's Deli. She retired in 1991. Ms. Dutra was a past president of her local Grandmother's Club and joyfully ...
Donna L. Lerch Roberts, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 1. She was the daughter of Ellsworth R. Lerch and Pearl L. Lerch of Oakdale. Upon graduating from Oakdale High School, she worked as a bookkeeper for most of her life. She worked for Ultra Mart in the corporate office, training employees across California. Ms. Roberts resided half the year in Oakdale and spent the other half in Parker, Ariz. She was a member of St. Mathias ...
Carol Sue Barnes, 62, died Monday, Jan. 2 in Modesto. She was born in Oakdale and lived here 62 years. Mrs. Barnes attended Oak Valley Church. She is survived by her children, David Barnes, Keith Barnes, Chasidy Barnes, all of Oakdale; siblings, Steve Blake of Turlock, Shirley Graser, Darla Barrow Mullins, both of Oakdale; grandchildren, Austin and Haley Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Barnes; and parents, Curtis and Betty Blake. ...
Ronnie A. 'Ron' Dodd, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 5 at his second home in Thousand Palms after a battle with cancer.
George C. 'Trey' Jones III, 48, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at his home with his son and other family members at his side.
Charles Learoy Pearson, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He was raised in the Central Valley with 12 brothers and one sister. He was a husband, father, brother, best friend, and a brave man. He met and married the love of his life, Diana (Bentley) Pearson. They had many adventures from farming grapes to raising cattle on their ranch in Oakdale. Mr. Pearson worked for Teichert Construction as an underground foreman. He and his son ...
James Lewis 'Jim' Schmitt, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Oak Valley District Hospital after a brief illness caused by complications from a tractor injury he suffered in May of 2009.
Carolyn Jean Searway, 52, of Riverbank, died Thursday, Jan. 5 after a 13-month battle against duodenal cancer.
Delores A. Griffith Theodosia, 67, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at her Farmington, New Mexico home after a long battle with cancer.
George L. Vieira, 81, died Monday, Jan. 2 at his Oakdale home with family after a month-long battle with cancer.
Roy 'Doc' William, 88, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. He was born in Amarillo, Texas. When he was a little boy, his grandfather Samuel Perdue told him that he had hands like a doctor. From that time on, he was known as Doc. At a young age, he moved with the Perdue family to Oakdale and lived here until his death. Mr. William was a graduate of Oakdale Joint Union High School, class of 1941. ...
Bethel 'Granny' Rogers, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 of natural causes in Modesto.
Robert William 'Bill' Dickerson Sr., 92, died Thursday, Dec. 15. He was born in Eureka. He spent his early years in northern California and from 1930 to 1941, lived on the historic Del Mar Ranch, which would eventually be developed into the Sonoma County community called Sea Ranch. Mr. Dickerson was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1942 to ...
Sandra Mora, 73, died Tuesday, Dec. 20 in Oakdale. She was born in Brawley and lived in Oakdale for 50 years. Mrs. Mora was a lab technician for ConAgra and a homemaker. She attended St. Mary's Catholic Church. She loved cooking for her family, holiday get-togethers, and she loved to clean. She will be missed. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
Milton Cropper, 77, of Riverbank died Sunday, Oct. 20, surrounded by his loved ones.
Betty Arsenio, 85, died Friday, Oct. 4.
Harriett "Jane" (Ramey) Horn, 76, died Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Hospice Austin Christopher House.
Jack Stallings, 66, died Sunday, Sept. 1.
Richard 'Rick' Taylor, 69, died Tuesday, Sept. 10. He was born and raised in Oakdale. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1961.
Merle James Whitten, 89, died Friday, Sept. 20 of natural causes in Oakdale.
Noble Stansbury, Jr., 74, of Oakdale died peacefully on Sept. 18 at home with his family.
Frank Howard Muterspaw, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 14 in Oakdale.
Amanda (Amy) Louise Luna, 32, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends on Tuesday, Sept. 3 after a long battle with cancer.
Thomas Everett Crom, 60, of Knights Ferry died Tuesday, Sept. 3 following a brief illness.
Norma Lea Russell Giovannoni, 82, of Oakdale died Sunday, Sept. 8.
Laurel Ann Edwards Gonzales, 62, died Sunday, Aug. 25, at her Sonora home.
Sibyl Kathleen Haynes, 100, died Monday, Aug. 26.
C.E. 'Tom' Lowry, 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at his home with family present.
Vera 'Ginny' Jamison Zwald Starr, 78, died Friday, Aug. 23 of a brain tumor.