Wilbur Carlton Pooley, 95, died Monday, June 18. He was born on May 28, 1917 in Sonora to William James Pooley and Matilda Rosasco Pooley. He attended Modesto Junior College where he met Audrey Cox who later became his wife. They were married for 62 years. He went on to graduate from UC Berkeley and the Officer's Training School at Columbia University. He served four years in the Navy as a PT Boat Commander. Upon ...
Thomas William Gutierrez, 71, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 6. Mr. Gutierrez was a veteran of the U.S. Army. After dabbling in various trades, he settled on truck driving, which he did for more than 40 years before retiring in 2011. He was a lifetime member of the Oakdale Saddle Club. In his spare time he enjoyed tinkering in his garage on anything with a motor. He is survived by his wife, Bonni; daughters, Sara ...
Fred William Lansdowne Jr., 90, of Oakdale died Thursday, May 31 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson.
Wilma "Gladys" McCullough, 84, died Sunday, June 3 at her Riverbank home, surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with Alzheimer's.
Velma K. Barker, 68, died Friday, June 1 at Oak Valley Care Center. She was born in Newman and was raised in Oakdale. The family thanks the staff at OVCC for the love and care they gave Velma in the 16 years she lived there. She is survived by her son, Michael Barker; mother, Velma K. Mendes; and brothers, Larry Mendes of Riverbank and Gary Mendes of Oakdale. She was preceded in death by her ...
Orville Ellwanger, 77, of Oakdale died Saturday, June 9 in Modesto. His final days were spent with his family by his side.
Stanley Earl Anderson, 79, of Oakdale died Monday, June 4. His final days were spent with his family members by his side.
Lloyd P. Jones, 71, died Thursday, May 24 from injuries sustained after he was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle along Highway 108 near Richardson Road.
Lisa Ilene Hedden, 50, died Wednesday, May 23 in Modesto after a short illness. She was born in Peoria, Ill. She was a resident of Empire for 14 years. The youngest of eight children, she was the laughter and joy of her family. Nicknamed by her family as the 'Little Angel' and her brother's 'buddy,' she'd light up a room with her contagious smile. Ms. Hedden loved music, singing, and the holidays the most. Always ...
Dorothy Lorraine Schulter, 79, passed away on Saturday, May 26 after a long battle with heart disease.
Mary Ann Vegas Cox, 76, died peacefully on Monday, May 14 after a three year battle with cancer.
Harold Thomas Fogarty, 87, died Sunday, May 13, 2012 of heart failure at his home in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He was born in Oakdale, California on Oct. 11, 1924 to William and Eva Fogarty at their family home on West "I" street. He was the youngest of four children.
Lois 'Gertie' Gist, 89, died Monday, May 14 from complication of Alzheimer's disease in Oakdale.
Thomas Gonzales, 70, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. He was born on April 7, 1942. Mr. Gonzales lived in Confidence, CA for over 20 years, and was born and raised in Escalon. He loved to go fishing, hunting, and especially camping. He was also a proud member of the Moose Lodge for over 10 years. Traditionally, he and his family would go to stay at their cabin in Strawberry, CA often. He always ...
Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life for Billy Pat Barnes on Saturday, May 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cow Track Lounge, 850 N. Yosemite Ave., Oakdale.
Maria Spilky, 79, of Escalon passed away in Riverbank on Jan. 6, 2013 following a battle with cancer.
Meliza 'Misty' Gregory-Tennant, 34, died Sunday, March 3 from a tragic accident in Hanford, where she lived.
Ava Kathleen "Kathy" Rueda, 61, died Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Flossie Lulalia Buie, 94, died Thursday, March 14 of natural causes in Fresno.
Joe Blagg, 87, died Saturday, March 16 at his Oakdale home.
Maria Salinas Alanis, 87, died Thursday, Feb. 21. She was born in General Teran, Mexico. She was raised in Estacion Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico where she met and married Domingo Alanis on Feb. 9, 1951. She and her husband moved to Riverbank, where she lived for 54 years. Mrs. Alanis worked for many years at Hunt Wesson and retired in 1985. <p class="MsoNormal" ...
Erna A. Brink, 93, died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 27 with her six children by her side.
Doris Endsley, 86, died Thursday, Feb. 28.
Denvil Thomas Downing, 92, passed away recently.
Glen Edward Hoffman, 65, died Friday, Feb. 22.
Rafael Canchola Lopez, 77, died peacefully on Friday, March 1 with his family by his side.
Anita Medrano, 69, of Riverbank died Saturday, Feb. 23, following a year-long battle with cancer.
Martha S. Richter, 90, of Oakdale died Wednesday, Feb. 27 at home with her family at her side.
Caryl Fay Schot-Witt, 92, died Friday, March 1 at The Wach Inn Adult Foster Care in Grants Pass, Ore.
Ronald C. Blevins, 72, died Friday, Feb. 22 in Modesto.