Irene Lorena Valenzuela, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 28. The daughter of John Sr. and Christina Wirth Heintz, she was born in Kerman on the family farm. She graduated from Kerman High School in 1937. Following high school, she attended Fresno City College and worked for the Bank of America. While in Fresno, she played semi-pro softball and played in an exhibition game at the 1939 Worlds Fair on Treasure Island near San Francisco. In 1943, ...
Verla Olson, 90, died Monday, Feb. 6 in Oakdale. She was a resident of Oakdale for 68 years. Mrs. Olson was a TOPS member for over 40 years. She is survived by her daughters, Carol Littlefield and Bonnie Olson, both of Oakdale; brothers, Edward Cruse of Oakdale, Walter Cruse of Quincy, Larry Cruse of Boise, Idaho; two granddaughters; one grandson; two great-granddaughters, all of Oakdale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Olson. ...
Syble Audrey (Brimm) Sill, 92, of Oakdale died Wednesday, Feb. 1. She worked at Hunt Wesson Cannery and retired after 30 years. Prior to this, she also worked in the cafeteria for the Oakdale school district at the Oakdale Union Grammar School, which is now Magnolia Elementary, for a number of years. Mrs. Sill enjoyed camping, traveling, quilting with church members and serving God. Her greatest past time was spending time with her friends and ...
Donald Early McAnally, 57, of Riverbank died Tuesday, Jan. 31 after a sudden illness in Palo Alto.
Doris M. Milam, 90, died in her sleep on Tuesday, Jan. 24 with her son and daughter-in-law by her side in Seaside, Oregon.
Jeanne Valerie Tanghe died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 27 at her home in Almond, Wisconsin. She was born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin but moved at an early age to Hayward and later, to Livermore where she had a long and productive life. She spent several months in Oakdale each year, visiting with family. Mrs. Tanghe had varied activities that included interior decorating, real estate investing, genealogy, and traveling to Hawaii. She is survived by her son, ...
Bernice Ann 'Barney' Albright, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 24 with her family by her side at Oak Valley Hospital.
John Martin Miller, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, surrounded by his wife, children, and sister at Memorial Hospital, Modesto.
Manuel Garcia, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 19 of natural causes in Oakdale. He was born in Winslow, Arizona and lived in the Oakdale area for most of his life. Mr. Garcia served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a beverage manager. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth (Lisa) Gonzales, Pamala Martin, both of Oakdale, Chris Edwards of Lakeport, Victoria Garcia-Corona of Waterford; mother, Socorro ...
Thomas Milton 'Tom' Sams, 77, of Oakdale died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 19 surrounded by his family at Oak Valley Hospital.
Shirley Gannon, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Chico. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and lived in Oakdale for more than 30 years before moving to Chico. Ms. Gannon was a Certified Nursing Assistant, and in the 1970s she was the head waitress/manager of Marty's Pizza and Smorgee in Oakdale. She was a member of Eastern Star. She was loved and is missed. She is survived by her sons, Robert Gannon of Crescent City, ...
Cindy (Higgs) Wandler, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 14 at her Visalia home. She was born in Oakdale the oldest of three children born to Delbert Wayne and Merle Higgs. She graduated from Oakdale High School. Her greatest joys in life were her family and her faith in the Lord. She was the heart of her family. She is survived by her husband of more than 35 years, Jim Wandler; daughter, Erin Wandler; sister, Marlena Reese; ...
Grace B. Russell, 90, of Escalon died Thursday, Jan. 12 of natural causes in Oakdale. She was born in New York, N.Y. She was a resident of the Oakdale area for 37 years. She served as an officer in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and saw two tours of duty: World War II and the Korean conflict. She was among the first troops to occupy Berlin and saw the European theater of Allied operations with ...
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 ...
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.
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.