Gregory Joel Crane, 48, of La Grange died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Aug. 5 in Modesto.
He was born in Sacramento. Mr. Crane was a native of California, spending most of his youth in Empire. He attended schools at Empire and received his GED from Downey High School. He also earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
He was employed by Mariposa County as a Facilities Maintenance Manager. Before this job, he worked for many years at Frito Lay and Proctor and Gamble.
Born to a family of continual music, he loved classic country songs. He loved playing fast-pitch softball ...
Herman Doornenbal, Sr., 88, passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Bethany Home in Ripon on Saturday, Aug. 1.
He was born in Veenendaal, The Netherlands, on March 17,1921. His parents were Marinus and Jacoba Doornenbal.
Mr. Doornenbal met his wife, Clasina (De Kleer) during the German occupation of Holland at the time of WWII. They were married on Sept. 25, 1946 and came to Ripon, California on July 4, 1947. They worked hard toward their goal of starting their own dairy. They were able to start on a rented dairy in Ripon in 1951, and ...
She was born in New York where she met her husband Al Olbrycht.
She graduated as salutatorian from her high school in New York and received her masters degree from Columbia University.
Mrs. Olbrycht was very religious her entire life and praised God for making it possible to be the first in her family to graduate from college and become a teacher. She taught in New York, Tennessee, and California.
She was an avid opponent of too much homework, believing that children needed time with their families with friends.
Audrey May Pettinger, 90, died Friday, July 31 at English Oaks in Modesto.
She was born in Blue Earth, MN to Forest Ankeny and Pearl (Held) Ankeny. She was a resident of Dale Commons, Modesto for the last five years.
She graduated from Blue Earth High School and was crowned Miss Blue Earth in 1937. She married Donald Pettinger and lived in Blue Earth until l945. Later that year they moved to California because her husband was in the Navy stationed at Treasure Island. She and her family moved to Oakdale in l948. In 1962, she and her family relocated ...
Glenna 'Yvonne' Arnett, 75, of Modesto died Tuesday, July 28 at Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson.
She was a native of Oklahoma and previously lived in Sonora for 25 years.
Mrs. Arnett owned and operated 'Beauty and the Budget,' a retail beauty supply store. She started her store in Modesto, then it moved to Oakdale, and finally to Sonora where it has been for over 15 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Dana Arnett of Riverbank; brother, Darrell Ireland of Modesto; and two grandchildren.
Graveside service was held July 31 at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery.
Irene Loraine Baptiste, 74, died Friday, July 31 at her Oakdale home.
She was a native of Hawaii. She lived in Oakdale 10 years.
Mrs. Baptiste was a bookkeeper for 12 years.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Alvin Baptiste of Oakdale; children, Wayne Froncek of Castro Valley, Larry Froncek of Hayward, Cathy Fitzsimmons of Valley Springs, Michael Froncek of Florida, Kathy Brunk of Aptos, Robert Baptiste of Alamo, and Judi Forth of Tracy; sisters, Evelyn Catron of Virginia, Rose Wallace of Hayward, Minnie DoSantos of Hawaii, and Angie Parlati ...
Richard Eddie Meier, 64, of Oakdale died Saturday, Aug. 1.
Mr. Meier was a native of Venice, CA. He lived in Oakdale for two years.
He worked for Granite Construction for 18 years.
He is survived by his children, Jeff Meier of Montana, Bret Meier of Salinas, Shane Meier of Oakdale; sisters, Rita Mooney of Manteca, Delores Wilkinson of Montana, Linda Connor of Oklahoma; and four grandchildren.
A gathering will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Monterey Sheriffs Posse Grounds, Old Nativadad Road, Salinas.
Oakdale-Riverbank Memorial Chapels in charge of arrangements.
Jean Lorraine O'Hearn, 76, died Friday, July 31 of cancer at Alexander Cohen Hospice House.
She was born in Modesto to Sylvester and Hattie Hoover.
She was one of the first women to become an office manager/controller for Aetna Life. Later, she was an accountant and office manager for the Moffet Company, San Jose. She retired to Oakdale 10 years ago.
She was active playing tennis, the piano, painting and knitting. She also learned to play bridge and participated in four bridge groups.
Her friends will remember her as an endless source of information, as well as her ...
Ross Barton 'Bart' Paul, 73, died suddenly on Sunday, July 26 while on a golf vacation in Klamath Falls, OR.
He was born to Waite and Marlea Paul in Turlock. He grew up throughout the central valley of California. He graduated from Oakdale High School in 1954. In 1957, he fell in love with and married Hazel Howell of Modesto.
Mr. Paul served in the Naval Reserve prior to beginning his career. After his service, he returned to Oakdale and eventually moved to Modesto, where he and his wife raised their family.
Florence Ellen Van Dyke, 94, of Escalon died Sunday, Aug. 2 in Modesto.
She was a native of Alabama. She lived in Oakdale 40 years prior to moving to Escalon over a year ago.
Mrs. Van Dyke was a licensed vocational nurse for 18 years.
She is survived by her husband, DeLoyd Van Dyke of Escalon; daughter, Nina Siler of Santa Maria; stepchildren, Jeff Van Dyke of Tennessee, Genese Dufur of Modesto, Dennis Van Dyke of Oakdale, and Lee Van Dyke of Kentucky; sister, Geraldine Driver of Washington; brother, Odell Bower of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ann Marie Waltermire, 42, of Ceres died Saturday, July 25 at home after a two-year battle with cancer surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born in Oakdale to John Austin and Mary Lou Graves. She married Joe Waltermire in April 1987 and had their son in December that year. She lived most of her life in Oakdale until her move with her family to Ceres in 2005.
She loved being a wife and mother. Her days were happily full, taking care of her family and enjoying her many hobbies. She loved her pets - five dogs Daisy, Bailey, Peanut ...