Nolan Wiggins, infant, died Saturday, June 18 at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He was an amazing young fighter who felt surrounded by the love and support of many in Tuolumne and Stanislaus counties. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Kristina Wiggins of Oakdale; aunt, Carolyn Wiggins-Hutson of Dalzell, S.C.; grandparents, Patrick and Linda Wiggins of LaGrange, Steve and Mary Finigian of Sonora; great-grandparents, Ken and Kay Finigian of Columbia, Mary Phillips of Inglewood; ...
Marjorie L. Wood, 81, died peacefully on Saturday, July 2. She was born in Dillon, Mont. Mrs. Wood was a longtime elementary school teacher. She began teaching in 1951 in St. Ignatius, Mont. She then taught in Laurel, Mont.; Reno, Nev.; and Anchorage, Alaska. In 1961 she taught in Riverbank. Next was Eastside Elementary in Oakdale. Then, she taught for 19 years at Fair Oaks Elementary and 10 more years at Magnolia Elementary, both in ...
Ronald Mitchell Chuck, 54, died Thursday, June 30 of heart failure in Oakdale. He was born in San Jose. He was a resident of Oakdale for 48 years. Mr. Chuck was a rancher and machinist. He is survived by his mother, Bernice Chuck; siblings, Rick Chuck, Suzanne Shawnego; nephew, Joseph Shawnego; Rickey Chuck II, and Kristen Chuck, all of Oakdale. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Chuck. A graveside service will be ...
Patricia Alice Hadlich Hass, 90, died Sunday, June 26 after a short illness at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.
Elsie Inez Espinola, 93, died Wednesday, June 15 at her Oakdale home. She was a native of Hickman. She resided in Oakdale for 59 years. Mrs. Espinola belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church, National Grange, Stanislaus-Tuolumne Pomona Grange #21, Waterford Grange #553, GWA Women's Club, and UPPEC #129 Oakdale. She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Goodner of Oakdale; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, ...
James A. 'Jim' Howell, 49, died Wednesday, June 15 surrounded by family, after a nearly life-long battle with cancer since childhood. He had battled three types of cancer, the first when he was just 8 years old.
Harriet Pearl Jones, 75, died unexpectedly Thursday, June 16 due to complications from surgery.
Jesse Edward Nielson, Jr., 83, died Sunday, June 19. He was born in Oakdale to Anita (Rudi) Nielson and Jesse Nielson, Sr. He attended local schools and graduated from Oakdale High School in 1946. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty, in 1948. They lived on their 26-Mile Road ranch since 1963. Mr. Nielson owned Nielson's Sight and Sound (a Magnavox store) from 1972 to 1984. He belonged to the Oakdale Masonic Lodge, the Aahmes ...
Doris Mae Carlson, 89, of Oakdale died Saturday, June 11 at Laurel Crest Manor.
Romain James Schonhoff, 82, died Tuesday, June 7 at Valley Comfort in Modesto while surrounded by family.
Erma Viola Venturella, 100, died on Friday, June 10 after fighting cancer the last nine months of her life, while never losing her keen mind.
Susan G. 'Susie' Camp, 51, died Wednesday, June 1. She was a lifelong resident of Oakdale. She was a proud graduate from Modesto Junior College and earned her A.S. degree with honors in the Administration of Justice. Mrs. Camp was raised in a large family with meager resources and knew first hand what it was like to do with little at Christmas time. After her mother's death in 2002, she started the Oakdale Community Spirit ...
David Orlin Munns, 51, died Thursday, June 2 at home. He was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of five children to Orlin Charles and Opalgene Munns. After completing high school in San Marino, he wanted to get out of the "big city" and eventually settled in Oakdale. He worked in construction for several years before getting a general contractor's license in 1992. He owned and operated Munns Construction in Oakdale and worked on many ...
Evelyn Louise Shatswell, 67, died Monday, May 6 after a year-and-a-half battle with carcinoid cancer and subsequent heart problems.
James E. 'Jim' Curtoni, 78, died Saturday, May 28. He was born in Oakdale, where he and his wife also raised their family. He was a cattle rancher all his adult life. Mr. Curtoni loved spending time with his family and friends. He always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fly fishing and gardening. His stories and sense of humor will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 54 years, Beverly Curtoni; ...
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.