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Rodney Lowell Lewis Jr. was born April 14, 1977 in Modesto, California to Rodney & Sue Lewis and entered into rest on Dec. 21, 2015. He grew up in Modesto and Oakdale, California amongst a loving family and friends. He attended Oakdale High School, then while working for his father at Lewis Mechanical, Rodney completed trade school and became a journeyman pipefitter. He continued in this trade for his entire life. Rodney's first best friend was Grandpa Cook, going everywhere and doing everything his grandpa did, even adopting his love of white T-shirts and jeans. Rodney had an infectious personality ...

January 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Ernest Edward Waggoner of Oakdale was born Dec 1, 1924 in Urbana, Illinois. Born the eldest son of Morris Edward Waggoner and Helen Orpha Ernest, he was brother to Donald and James. He died peacefully Dec 21, 2015 at the age of 91, having been active and independent until November.

January 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


Charles served in the US Army, he was a farmer, and his hobbies included: fishing and spending time with his wife, Felicia, in Mexico. A viewing will be held 3p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6 and a service will take place Thursday, January 7, 10 a.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, 830 West F Street.

December 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Felicia was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, housewife, and beautician. Her hobbies included: fishing, painting, archery, and spending time with her husband, Charles, in Mexico. A viewing will be held 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6 and a service will take place Thursday, January 7, 10 a.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, 830 West F Street.

December 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


Joan Derby Cushman, 88, passed away on November 1, 2015 at her home in Oakdale, CA. Joan was predeceased by her husband of almost 60 years, John Brookman Cushman and her daughter Elizabeth Ghent Cushman. Joan and John raised their children in Simi Valley, CA. She had been in Oakdale for 30 years.

December 30, 2015 | | Obituaries


T.O. (Tinsley Oliver) Johnson was born on June 23, 1919 to Thomas Tinsley and Olive Adams Johnson in Stockton, CA and moved to Milton, CA at the age of 6, then to Oakdale, CA at the age of 15, where he remained the rest of his life. He was drafted in the Army in 1941 until 1945. He spent much of his military career in Italy and France in World War II. He is one of Oakdale's last surviving World War II veterans.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


"Lee" was born in Bakersfield, Ca on May 7, 1947. He passed on November 21, 2015 in Turlock, CA. Lee resided in Oakdale, CA for the better part of the last 20 years and prior to that he was a long time resident of Tulare, CA. He served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Army. Lee was a truck driver for over 50 years and started driving at the age of 13. He spent many years as a dozer operator, "He was always proud of his stack." Lee never met a stranger and always had a ...

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Ada Anna Martha Bellin passed away on November 24, 2015 at the age of 92 in Oakdale at Astoria Senior Living Center. She was born in Hankinson, North Dakota on a farm to Robert and Alice Trittin.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries


Carolyn Powell passed away peacefully on November 24, 2015 at the age of 73. Carolyn was born in Atoka, Oklahoma on April 28, 1942 to Cecil and Mary Evelyn Moses. She was an Escalon resident for 16 years.

December 02, 2015 | | Obituaries



November 25, 2015 | | Obituaries


On May 9, 1918 as the war in Europe continued to rage, the wheat crop for the state of Oklahoma was expected to drop due to a harsh winter. Lela Fay Brookover was the fifth child born, to Campbell and Edith Brookover in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 1923 the Brookover family, now with six children, headed for California and what Campbell and Edith hoped were more prosperous times. Dad Brookover bought a Model T Ford truck and fixed it up for the trip. Ribs over the truck bed covered with canvas made it look like a covered wagon. The back was ...

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Paonia resident, Virginia Goins, died at her home Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015. She was 81. A celebration of life will be held in California at a later date. Virginia Ann Valine was born in Chico, Calif., Jan. 1, 1934, to Joaquin and Edna (McKinney) Valine. She grew up and attended school in Chico. She moved to Paonia a few years ago to live with her daughter. Mrs. Goins enjoyed her children and grandchildren, embroidery, sewing, gardening, wildlife, and visiting coal mines with her daughter.

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


Beloved Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother, Delois Guenther passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015. She was 85 years old. She was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, and moved with her mom, dad, and two younger brothers to Burrell, California, when she was eight years old. Two years later the family moved to Oakdale where she spent the remainder of her life. Delois learned at an early age the importance of family, and the responsibilities of taking care of others which she did her entire life. She often helped her mom, Donnie Dickens, with the household chores and the raising ...

November 18, 2015 | | Obituaries


George passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Oak Valley Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Los Banos to Ellen Bleuwett (deceased) and George V. Tonolla (deceased). He leaves wife Treva, of 38 years, four boys, Timmy (deceased), Ricky, Ronnie, and Julian; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 1/2 great-great grandchildren. He also raised one of his grandchildren during their four years of high school. He worked for Van Pelt FMC until they sold the plant. Then he worked in San Leandro and later he worked at West Mark until he retired. He loved ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries


Jeanette was born in Nevada City, CA. She moved to Smartville, CA as a child, where she grew up then met-and married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Raffety. They had two children Rick and Tammy. Jeanette worked at Hershey for 23 years. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Dean Raffety and her grandson, Michael Wesley Raffety. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bob, her daughter, Tammy (Chris) Morris, her grandson, Adam Raffety, her daughter-in-law, Sharlene, great-granddaughters, Kyleigh Raffety and Kylie Parker, numerous nieces and nephews. She was loved by many of her ...

November 11, 2015 | | Obituaries

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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 ...

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


Survived by Parents Richard and Christina Zulim.

October 25, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 ...

October 18, 2016 | | Obituaries


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 was born to Lido and Odulia Cobarrubia Petroni of Oakdale, Ca. Dan had three siblings Deborah Canevari (Mike), Victoria Pope, and Joe Petroni ...

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


A beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother went home to Jesus on October 6, 2016. He was 73 years old and spent his last ...

October 12, 2016 | | Obituaries


Artemio Garza was born in Corpus Christi, Texas and lived-for a brief time-in Monterrey, Mexico before moving to California at the age of 17. Art ...

October 04, 2016 | | Obituaries

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September 28, 2016 | | Obituaries


My princess Nicole raised herself up to a higher plane of life peacefully in her sleep at home following a two year seven month battle ...

September 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


John Ryan Van Unen was born in Manteca, CA April 16, 1973. He entered into rest September 16, 2016 at age 43. He graduated from ...

September 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


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