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EDWARD JOSEPH ENOS

On Christmas night, December 25, 2016, Edward Joseph Enos, 81 years old, left this earth to be in heaven. A loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be remembered forever in our hearts. Edward was the first born of three children Edward, Gladys (deceased) and Alfred, to Joe (deceased) and Mary (deceased) Enos on January 19, 1935. He was raised on the family ranch in Turlock. He graduated Turlock High and met his first wife where they had two sons, Edward Joseph "Joe" Enos Jr, and John Enos. He then moved to the bay area and ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


CARMEN “VELASCO” RUBIO

Carmen Velasco, oldest daughter of seven children, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by family Dec. 28 at Doctor's Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Carmen worked as a self-employed insurance agent in Modesto and was well-known, especially in Oakdale, where she made her home with her family. She is survived by her husband Rudy Velasco; children, Rolando (Kelly), Kelly, Eric (Jasmin), and Aaron; parents, Andres and Emerita Rubio; brothers/sisters, Arcelia, Maricela (Miguel) Luna, Lupe, Emma (Shane), Jimmy (Maggie), and Arnold (Mary); seven nieces, seven nephews, and many more friends and family members.

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


BENTO “BEN” PACHECO

Bento "Ben" Ferreira Pacheco, a successful dairy farmer in Modesto and Oakdale, passed away to rest peacefully at the age of 86 on December 16, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and other family members. Ben was born November 30, 1930 in Fonte do Bastardo, Terceira, Azores. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1950 and subsequently resided here in the central valley, where he met his wife, milking cows on her family's dairy. Ben had a natural ability for agriculture and working on a dairy farm, doing what he loved until they ...

January 03, 2017 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY L. HUMMER

Dorothy Louise was born June 4, 1932 in Iowa City, Iowa; the first child of John and Ordra Bowman. She was born in the home of her maternal grandmother, and her first gown was lovingly hand-stitched by her mother from what once had been a bag of flour, now transformed into a snow white soft flannel-like fabric fit for a princess. Dorothy's first nine years of education took place in a one-room country schoolhouse. She graduated from University High School in Iowa City, IA, in June 1951. Dorothy met the love of her life while roller-skating at the local ...

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


ELAINE MARGUERITE GUILES WALKER

Elaine Marguerite Guiles Walker was born May 26, 1925 in Stratford, Oklahoma.

December 27, 2016 | | Obituaries


SHIRLEY SERPA

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hayward, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind two ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


PATRICK RANDALL SIMMONS

Patrick Randall Simmons was born on March 3rd, 1949 and he returned to his Heavenly Father on December 5th, 2016. He was born in Illinois and grew up in Oakdale, CA. He attended Oakdale High School. Patrick enjoyed fishing, art, music, and his family. He was a lifetime member of The North American Fishing Club. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a friend to many. He leaves behind his loving wife of 44 years, Susan Russell Simmons, two children - Michelle Faulk (Gregory), of Modesto, CA and Jeremy Simmons (Jill) of Sacramento, CA, five siblings - Vivian Thrower ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO

Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to the Oakdale Saddle Club and was a team roper. He also enjoyed golf. He is survived by his two sons (Troy and Tory Ledo), two granddaughters (Jennifer Ledo Uribe and Nikki Ledo Steward), and one great-grandson (Lucas Uribe).

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


EARL L. MADDOX

Earl L. Maddox passed away on his birthday, December 4, after a short battle with Cancer. Born in Modesto on December 4, 1935 to Clara Gammons Maddox and Tilford Maddox, Earl attended elementary school in Waterford, High School in Oakdale and college at UC Davis. He served in the US Army after college where he made false teeth and played volleyball. Earl married Dorothy Zaro in 1960, and they spent 56 years together. Fifty year residents, Earl and Dorothy moved to Pleasanton in 1966 where Earl owned Pleasanton Shell for many years. His favorite past time was playing poker. He ...

December 13, 2016 | | Obituaries


Shirley Serpa

Shirley Jean Serpa of Oakdale, CA passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. She was born in Greenwood, PA and moved to San Francisco in the early 50's to be with her sister. She worked at Pacific Bell until she met and married her husband Vernon L. Serpa in 1954. They lived in Hawyard, CA on the family ranch until 1973 when they moved to a ranch in Knights Ferry. She was a homemaker and did the bookwork for the family business up until 2005. She devoted her time to her family. Shirley Leaves behind 2 ...

December 07, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROBERT EDWARD GILBERT

Robert Edward Gilbert, age 93, with his family nearby, died Sunday, November 20 in Oakdale after a brief illness. Born in Oakdale to Amos L. and Emma (Banks) Gilbert, Bob was affectionately known as Father, Grandpa, Great-grandpa, Uncle Bob, Mr. Gilbert and Loyal Friend. Bob attended UC Berkeley until he was called to active duty in WW II.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


DOROTHY SKINNER

Dorothy Skinner, age 82, passed away on November 24, 2016 at Kaiser Permanente hospital in Modesto, California with her family by her side. Dorothy was born on March 22, 1934 in Pasadena, the daughter of the late Raymond Gorham and Anna Doerrer.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALTA RAY FANNON GATES

Alta Ray Fannon Gates is survived by her children John W. Gates, Cindy D. Gates, Kelly M. Gates, Steve A. Gates, and Tearsa J. Gates, 13 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday, December 10, at 1 p.m. at the Assembly of God located at 3126 Stanislaus St., Riverbank. A celebration of life will immediately follow in the church hall.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


WILLIAM T. LEDO JR.

Bill and his family moved from Hayward and settled in Oakdale in 1973. He sold real estate and had various other businesses. He belonged to the Oakdale Saddle Club and was a team roper. He also enjoyed golf.

December 06, 2016 | | Obituaries


ALETIA WEBB COPIN

Aletia Copin (66) passed from this world peacefully at her home with her loving family surrounding her, following a short illness. She is survived by her children Paul Lewis Jr. (Bonnie), and Christine Lawson (Damian), Grandchildren Patrick, Sean and Sarah Lawson, Sister Avis McGinnis, Brothers Arnold Jr. and Arthur Webb, and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

November 30, 2016 | | Obituaries


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ODULIA COBARRUBIA PETRONI

Odulia Cobarrubia Petroni passed away on April 23 at the age of 91. She was born in Oakdale, the first of six children, to Nicolas ...

May 02, 2017 | | Obituaries


VIRGINIA JOAN SUGGS

Virginia Joan Suggs died peacefully on Sunday, April 9, 2017 in Modesto, CA, at the age of 85. She was born to Walter Scott Ahlbrandt ...

May 02, 2017 | | Obituaries


CATHLEEN T. SHEPARD

Cathy will be fondly remembered for her can-do attitude and her beautiful giving heart. Her love for cars started as a teenager working for her ...

May 02, 2017 | | Obituaries


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