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ANTHONY JOHN (TONY) PADILLA

Tony was born in Taos, New Mexico and was a resident of Oakdale for 21 years. Tony loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and formerly served as a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His favorite past-time was playing golf. His other hobbies included shooting pool, reading, and watching Westerns. He was a veteran of the US Army and worked as an Electroplater until his retirement.

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


BETTE LEE (COPPETTI) MILAM

Bette Lee (Coppetti) Milam, loving wife, mother, and grandmother went home to be with Jesus on August 9, 2016, after a year-long battle with cancer. Bette was born on June 21, 1946, in Oakdale, CA. She lived there most of her young life. After graduating from Oakdale High School, Bette continued her education at San Francisco State and the University Of California in San Francisco, CA where she earned her degree in Cytotechnology. She married the love of her life, Howard Milam on February 5, 1967. They would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in the upcoming year. They had ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


GEORGE E. DUNN

George E Dunn passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2016 at the age of 73 while camping in the Sierras. He was born on October 4, 1943 in Oakdale California to Cedric and Lois Dunn. George entered the Navy in 1961 after graduating high school, and retired in 1982. During the Navy he and his family lived in Norfolk, VA, Imperial Beach, CA and San Diego CA. Upon retiring from the military he and his family moved to Orland, CA where he was the transportation supervisor for the Orland School District. George then went to work for the California Highway ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ARLENE J. CARPENTER

Arlene J. Carpenter passed away Saturday night August 20, 2016 at the Oak Valley Care Center surrounded by her family. Born and raised in Patterson to Albert and Hilma Agadoni. She met her lifelong love Howard Carpenter during his milk truck deliveries in Patterson. They moved to Oakdale for Dad's grocery business where they raised their family. Mom and Dad were married for 62 years before his death in 2011. Mom worked for the Oakdale Veterinary Hospital for over 40 years. She had an immense love for all animals. She often brought the hospitalized animals special food and bedding ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


JAMES TITCHENAL

James Merlyn Titchenal passed on August 12, 2016 surrounded by his family one week prior to his 88th birthday. He was born on August 21, 1928 in Oakdale California to Jim and Pearl Titchenal. Jim leaves behind his wife of 64 years Patricia Barnes Titchenal. He also leaves his sister, Beverly Haidlen of Oakdale, daughter Stephanie Titchenal Gilkey of Modesto and his son Jeffery M. Titchenal of Lake Forest CA. Grandchildren Michelle Gilkey of Sacramento, Mark Gilkey of Sacramento, James Titchenal of Irvine Ca., Jason Titchenal of Mesa Arizona and Trevor Hall of Los Angeles Ca. Nephews Tom Haidlen, Don ...

August 24, 2016 | | Obituaries


ANNA (VIERRA) RUSSELL

Anna passed away after a short illness. She was predeceased by her father, Manuel C. Vierra. She is survived by her husband, Tom Russell, her son, Eric Valverde, her mother, Carol Vierra, her brothers, Perry, Steve, Manuel, and David Vierra. She also leaves 12 nieces and nephews.

August 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROGER WILLIAM ERICKSON

Longtime La Grange, CA area rancher, Roger Erickson, passed away at the age of 87 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson, CA on Aug 4, 2016.

August 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


SAMANTHA HUNTER

Samantha Leigh Ann Hunter, 21, left too soon August 5th, 2016. Sami was born on May 9th 1995 at Oak Valley Hospital in Oakdale CA to John and Khris Hunter. Graduated from Rosamond High School. She proudly served in the United States Navy and was Honorably Discharged, stationed on the U.S.S. Wasp where she worked in Aviation Support at Norfolk Virginia. A true nature lover, she loved the land and all animals it contained. Family camping trips, hikes in the Sierras with her father came in second only to her love of the beach, any beach would do ...

August 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


TONY SILVEIRA MACHADO

Tony was born on October 15, 1924 in Stevenson, CA to Manuel and Angelina Machado. He passed away peacefully into God's arms on August 7, 2016, in Ripon. Tony proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 and had many stories to share. He married Adeline (Lena) Pereira on September 1, 1946 in Buhach, Ca. The family lived in the Snelling, Ca area until 1960 when they moved to Modesto and then settled in Oakdale in 1966. Tony owned his dairy farm in Hopeton in the early days and continued in the cow business until retiring from Foster ...

August 09, 2016 | | Obituaries


EDWARD CAMILLO BELLETTO

Edward Camillo Belletto, 91, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at his home on July 26, 2016. Ed was born the youngest child of Italian immigrants, Raymond and Margherita Belletto, on the family farm where he lived his entire life. He was a 1943 graduate of Oakdale High School. After graduation he served in the U.S. Navy stationed at Treasure Island and participated in the Okinawa Campaign. On May 7, 1949, he married 'the love of his life', Patricia Irwin. They were happily married for 67 years until her passing on May 9, 2016. They lived in the same house ...

August 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


DWAIN LEWIS SMEE

Dwain passed away at 84, while living at the Veterans Home in Livermore, Calif. He was the youngest of five children born to Cyrus and Blanche Smee. He grew up in Oakdale, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife Rebecca Goodman Smee and daughter Cherie Lynn Smee-Sanders. He is survived by sons Mark Smee and Craig (Smee) Wilkinson. Also Sheryl (Smee) Wilkinson and stepson David Nimmo. Dwain had five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Dwain was a Korean War Hero and served his country bravely in battle at Christmas Hill. He was a Sergeant in the Army and ...

August 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


MARJORIE “Midge” IRENE SHAW

God called Midge home on July 23rd at her home in Oakdale and into the arms of her loving Savior. Midge was born in Alluwe, Oklahoma to the late Oliver Perry and Pearl Marie Skinner. She spent the Depression years growing up on the family farm with her seven brothers and sisters who all preceded her in death. During World War II Midge finished her high school education in Clarkston, WA and later worked at the Oakland Naval Base. Eventually Midge would attend Pacific Bible College in Portland, OR where she met her husband Myrle Shaw. They raised their children ...

August 03, 2016 | | Obituaries


EDWARD CAMILLO BELLETTO

Edward Camillo Belletto, 91, of Oakdale passed away peacefully at his home on July 26, 2016. Ed was born the youngest child of Italian immigrants, Raymond and Margherita Belletto, on the family farm where he lived his entire life. He was a 1943 graduate of Oakdale High School. After graduation he served in the U.S. Navy stationed at Treasure Island and participated in the Okinawa Campaign. On May 7, 1949, he married 'the love of his life', Patricia Irwin. They were happily married for 67 years until her passing on May 9, 2016. They lived in the same house ...

July 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


NEAL ARLEN MUNCILL

Neal Arlen Muncill, 81, of Oakdale, was born in El Centro CA to J.D. Muncill and Velma Muncill (McMullen). They moved to Modesto when he was a young boy. In his high school years at Modesto High he was involved in Track and Shot Put and held many records in these sports. He also played Varsity Football beginning his sophomore year. Neal was a Korean War Veteran. He enjoyed many activities throughout his life including car racing at the 99 speedway in Stockton. He taught his son Rick how to work on the race cars, motorcycles and eventually the ...

July 19, 2016 | | Obituaries


GIULIANA SARGENTI

Giuliana Sargenti, 89, peacefully entered into rest on July 14, 2016. She was born on April 3, 1927 in Italy to her late parents Serafino and Ida Paoli and spent over 50 years living in Escalon. Giuliana leaves behind her loving son, William Sargenti, her grandchildren Julie McCoy, Sonja Spiller, Matthew Sargenti, Shelly Poyorena, August Sargenti and Reanna Sargenti, 10 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Giuliana was an immigrant war bride at the age of 19. She spent most of her years in San Joaquin County. She will be remembered most for her cooking and a good "Dego Backhand ...

July 19, 2016 | | 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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