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DAVID MICHAEL VIERRA

David Michael Vierra, 21, passed away quietly at home October 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. David graduated from Oakdale High School in 2013 and worked for the family at Vierra Bros. While in high school he was on the wrestling team and wrestled varsity his sophomore year. He spent his days hanging out with his brothers and friends, often at the ranch. David enjoyed camping, weightlifting and cooking. He was an avid learner of history and politics. In June David and his mom Kim went on a trip of a lifetime to Italy where he was able ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


GREG KETNER

Greg Ketner went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2016. He loved his savior Jesus Christ, and has now begun his new eternal life in Heaven. He was born April 29, 1961 in Modesto, CA. His parents are Gerald and Yvonne Ketner. He is survived by his wife, Nell (Doornebal), of 34 years; sister, Judy and brother, Devon as well as several nieces and nephews. He was especially close to his nephews, Brian and Devon Jr. and his niece Ashley.

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


HELEN LOUISE JONES

Helen Louise Jones was born March 27, 1923 in Franklin, Texas to Tom and Ollar Vaughn. She died peacefully at home in Oakdale on October 25, 2016. A true child of the Great Depression, she worked in the fields to help support her family of 15. In 1938 she met the love of her life Allen J. Jones, a farmer from Arkansas. They moved to Oakdale, California in 1948 where Allen was drawn to the "Cowboy Capital". They were married for 42 years until Allen died in 1980. Helen was a homemaker and was the best southern cook around. There ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


TERRI R. ORSI-WEISHAAR

Terri R. Orsi-Weishaar, a native Californian, died peacefully on October 13, 2016 at her home in La Jolla with her husband, Franklin Weishaar, by her side. She was born on April 2, 1949 to Bette and Renso Orsi in San Jose, California. She grew up on a prune ranch in nearby Campbell. There she discovered her life-long love of animals, especially horses. As a young girl, Terri had a pony, named Silver and an American Saddlebred, named Rum, that she rode English style in competition at the Cow Palace. Terri was an avid downhill skier. After attending her freshman year ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


PENNY HOFFMAN

Penny Hoffman, age 77, loving wife of 55 years to Peter Hoffman; mother of Amy Elste (Ed) and Greg Hoffman (Deanna); grandmother to Severin and Charlie Elste, Reed and Jill Hoffman; sister to Beverley James; preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William S. Smith and Dorothy Smith. She was raised in Piedmont, CA and resided in Oakdale for the past 46 years. Penny loved her many years of teaching elementary school in San Jose and Riverbank. She was an amazing historian and next to her family, her deepest love was Hawaii. The family would like to thank Penny's ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


RUBY F. BOTTO

Ruby Florence Botto completed her life journey on Saturday, October 29, 2016. She was born to Leo and Caroline Dellamaria in Stockton, CA on July 24, 1923. Ruby was raised in Stockton, CA graduating from the Stockton HS. She married Clifford Botto in 1950, moved to Sonora, CA and then to Oakdale where they started their family and life-long business.

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


CHESTER A. MALLORY

Chester A. Mallory, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on October 18, 2016. He was born on August 16, 1922 in Coalinga, California to Albert and Pearl Mallory. The family moved to Burbank, CA and then to Downey, CA. He lettered in all sports and also enjoyed playing a major role in Downey High School government. Prior to joining the service in WWII he married the love of his life, Melba Ratliff. They enjoyed 75 years of happiness together. He was employed at Vultee Aircraft in Downey before being drafted in WWII. Chet joined the AAF. He ...

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


JILLIAN ZULIM

Survived by Parents Richard and Christina Zulim.

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


VICTOR ORVEL WEDEGAERTNER

Victor Orvel Wedegaertner, 92, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2016 at the Acute Care Center in Modesto. He was a pig farmer, poultry processor, Fire Chief, woodworker, weaver, lace maker, winemaker, cook, and more. "Vic" was born at the family homestead in Valley Home, California on October 3, 1924. He was the youngest of eight children born to German immigrants, Gustav and Louise Halbgewacks Wedegaertner. He lived most of his life on the family farm where he was born. Vic attended school in Valley Home and Oakdale. While in high school he was active in the FFA, achieving the ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


GLENDA PAYNE

Born April 17, 1935 in Mclean, Texas, Glenda Payne passed due to Alzheimer's disease on October 15, 2016. Glenda is survived by her daughters, Vicky Diego and Brenda Martin; son-in-law, Nick Diego; grandchildren, Brenda Fahlenkamp and Corey Morris; grandson-in-law, Ryan Fahlenkamp; two great-grandchildren, Jake Fahlenkamp and Jordan Fahlenkamp; sister, Freda Vinzant; and lots of nieces and nephews.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT HENRY BRUNKER

Born in Evanston, Illinois he resided (with his father) in Lake Forest Illinois until 1950. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, with a BA in sociology, he also spent four years in the Navy ROTC program and received a commission as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps. On July 5, 1952 he married Beverly Buck whom he met at college. As a 1st Lieutenant he left the Marine Corps to pursue the job of managing the family ranch in Knights Ferry, California. He and his new wife spent a year in San Louis Obispo and he took as ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


HARRIET “BERTIE” ARMSTRONG

If everyone in the world were a little more like Bertie the world would be a better place. Harriet (better known as Bertie) Armstrong, passed away in her sleep with her devoted family by her side on Friday, October 7, 2016 at the age of 93.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROY D. COOK

Roy D. Cook of Kingman, Arizona, passed away on September 25, 2016. Born January 30, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, he was the son of Joseph and Adeline Cook. He was preceded in death by both parents (Joseph and Adeline Cook) and one brother Gerald (Jerry) Cook.

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


FAITH JOHNSON

Faith Carolyn Johnson died peacefully in her home on October 2, 2016 in Oakdale, California at the age of 89.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAN PETRONI

Dan Petroni was born to Lido and Odulia Cobarrubia Petroni of Oakdale, Ca. Dan had three siblings Deborah Canevari (Mike), Victoria Pope, and Joe Petroni (Wendy). Dan played sports at Oakdale High School; football and baseball were his favorite. After High School he attended Columbia Junior College and Refrigeration Trade School in Oklahoma. After college he went to work at Sun Valley Ski Resort in Idaho. Dan then settled in his family's business, Oakdale Poultry Co. He ended his career as Manager of Business Development, for Americold in Modesto, Ca.

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


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JOHN FLOYD NELSON

John was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Arthur Forrest Nelson and Joyce Naomi (Peterson) Nelson. He was the youngest of six, with siblings ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


AUBREY (ARCHIE) HALLUM

Aubrey Leon Hallum was born in Red Oak, OK to James William Hallum and Annie Mae Free Hallum. He was an only child. They moved ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


REV. DR. DARREL E. SMITH

The Rev. Dr. Darrel E. Smith passed into the arms of his loving Savior Friday, June 16.

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


ALICE HELEN (KILDAL) FLADHAMMER

Alice Fladhammer passed away peacefully on April 15 with her children at her bedside. She had been suffering from Dementia for several years.

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSEMARIE CLINE

Oakdale – Rosemarie Cline, a longtime resident of Oakdale, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Oak Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a six-year battle with ...

June 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


JUDITH LEE HOFF

Judith Lee Hoff, 74, of Oakdale CA passed away on June 2, 2017. She was born in San Francisco CA on September 29, 1942 and ...

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JACKIE (MERRITT) DUBACH GONZALES (Roche’s mom)

Jackie, of Oakdale, age 63, was born in San Jose, CA to Terry and Frances Merritt. She passed away June 6, 2017 in Modesto. She ...

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JUDITH LEE HOFF

JUDITH LEE HOFF

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


JACKIE (MERRITT) DUBACH GONZALES

JACKIE (MERRITT) DUBACH GONZALES

June 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


SONDRA JUAN (JONES) LOPES

A long-time resident of Oakdale, CA. Born May 23, 1940 in Coal County, Oklahoma to Juel and Willie (Stockton) Jones. Married Duane Lopes on November ...

June 06, 2017 | | Obituaries


ESLEY “GENE” OLIVER

Esley "Gene" Oliver, age 85, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 19, 2017.

June 06, 2017 | | Obituaries


NEILL CHRISTOPHER STEVES

Neill Christopher Steves passed away peacefully on May 26, 2017 in Modesto at the age of 51. Chris was born on March 5, 1966 to ...

June 06, 2017 | | Obituaries


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