Bernice Ann 'Barney' Albright, 79, died Tuesday, Jan. 24 with her family by her side at Oak Valley Hospital.
John Martin Miller, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, surrounded by his wife, children, and sister at Memorial Hospital, Modesto.
Manuel Garcia, 75, died Thursday, Jan. 19 of natural causes in Oakdale. He was born in Winslow, Arizona and lived in the Oakdale area for most of his life. Mr. Garcia served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a beverage manager. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth (Lisa) Gonzales, Pamala Martin, both of Oakdale, Chris Edwards of Lakeport, Victoria Garcia-Corona of Waterford; mother, Socorro ...
Thomas Milton 'Tom' Sams, 77, of Oakdale died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 19 surrounded by his family at Oak Valley Hospital.
Shirley Gannon, 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 17 in Chico. She was born in Detroit, Michigan and lived in Oakdale for more than 30 years before moving to Chico. Ms. Gannon was a Certified Nursing Assistant, and in the 1970s she was the head waitress/manager of Marty's Pizza and Smorgee in Oakdale. She was a member of Eastern Star. She was loved and is missed. She is survived by her sons, Robert Gannon of Crescent City, ...
Cindy (Higgs) Wandler, 55, died Saturday, Jan. 14 at her Visalia home. She was born in Oakdale the oldest of three children born to Delbert Wayne and Merle Higgs. She graduated from Oakdale High School. Her greatest joys in life were her family and her faith in the Lord. She was the heart of her family. She is survived by her husband of more than 35 years, Jim Wandler; daughter, Erin Wandler; sister, Marlena Reese; ...
Grace B. Russell, 90, of Escalon died Thursday, Jan. 12 of natural causes in Oakdale. She was born in New York, N.Y. She was a resident of the Oakdale area for 37 years. She served as an officer in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and saw two tours of duty: World War II and the Korean conflict. She was among the first troops to occupy Berlin and saw the European theater of Allied operations with ...
Henry Burtschi, 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the Oakdale home he and his wife Lena built, surrounded by his wife and family.
Betty Jane 'Bubbles' Dutra, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 10. She was born in Springfield, Mo. and lived in a few other Midwest states before moving to Southern California. She moved to in Oakdale in 1959 and remained here, working as a waitress for several employers including the Live Oak Café, Nelson's Restaurant, The Busy Bee, and Hildegard's Deli. She retired in 1991. Ms. Dutra was a past president of her local Grandmother's Club and joyfully ...
Donna L. Lerch Roberts, 65, died Sunday, Jan. 1. She was the daughter of Ellsworth R. Lerch and Pearl L. Lerch of Oakdale. Upon graduating from Oakdale High School, she worked as a bookkeeper for most of her life. She worked for Ultra Mart in the corporate office, training employees across California. Ms. Roberts resided half the year in Oakdale and spent the other half in Parker, Ariz. She was a member of St. Mathias ...
Carol Sue Barnes, 62, died Monday, Jan. 2 in Modesto. She was born in Oakdale and lived here 62 years. Mrs. Barnes attended Oak Valley Church. She is survived by her children, David Barnes, Keith Barnes, Chasidy Barnes, all of Oakdale; siblings, Steve Blake of Turlock, Shirley Graser, Darla Barrow Mullins, both of Oakdale; grandchildren, Austin and Haley Barnes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Barnes; and parents, Curtis and Betty Blake. ...
Ronnie A. 'Ron' Dodd, 71, died Thursday, Jan. 5 at his second home in Thousand Palms after a battle with cancer.
George C. 'Trey' Jones III, 48, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at his home with his son and other family members at his side.
Charles Learoy Pearson, 69, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. He was raised in the Central Valley with 12 brothers and one sister. He was a husband, father, brother, best friend, and a brave man. He met and married the love of his life, Diana (Bentley) Pearson. They had many adventures from farming grapes to raising cattle on their ranch in Oakdale. Mr. Pearson worked for Teichert Construction as an underground foreman. He and his son ...
James Lewis 'Jim' Schmitt, 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Oak Valley District Hospital after a brief illness caused by complications from a tractor injury he suffered in May of 2009.
John Joseph Terry, Jr., 81, of Oakdale died Thursday, Aug. 22.
Paulette Jean (Tune) Hudgins, 70, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
George Jongsma, 74, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 11 with his family at his side in Oakdale.
Lynne Cynthia Logan, 67, of Oakdale, died Tuesday, Aug. 6 after a courageous fight with cancer.
JoAnn Therese Lerch McCall, 73, died Sunday, Aug. 4 surrounded by her family at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.
Lawrence "Tiger" Lorea, 81, died Saturday, July 27 at his Roseville home.
Nisse Lorea, 90, died Wednesday, July 24 in Centennial, Colo.
Elaine Medina, 85, died Saturday, July 20 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson.
Andrew Charles Murphy, 87, died Sunday, July 14.
Timothy Thomas Twomey, 63, died Tuesday, July 23.
Linda K. Blevins, 72, died Thursday, July 11 in Oakdale.
Ronald Eugene Blevins, 47, of Escalon passed away on Thursday, July 18.
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Ruth Corinne (Newey) (Raymond) Sesser, 95, died Monday, July 15 in Sacramento.