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GORDON ALBERT PIMLEY

Gordon Albert Pimley was born on December 12, 1926 to parents William Gordon and Frances Helen (Cole) Pimley in Hayward CA. He entered into eternal repose on November 5, 2016 at his home in Oakdale. Gordon moved from Hayward to Oakdale at the age of 12. He was an altar boy at Saint Mathias Church where his mother played the organ. Gordon signed up for the Navy on December 11, 1944, and entered after he graduated high school in 1945. He served through 1946 and became inactive until he was honorably discharged on July 27, 1950.

November 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


CLAUDIA JEANNE PARRISH

Claudia Jeanne Parrish went peacefully into the hands of the Lord on November 5, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. Claudia was born on July 2, 1951 in Visalia, CA to parents Rex and Yvonne Parrish and grew up in the Los Angeles area. Upon graduation, Claudia attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She received a BS in Animal Science, an MS in Agriculture. She attended Chapman University, Orange Co., getting her teaching credential and also studied Supplements in Agriculture, Home Economics and Industrial and Technology Education. She was a Registered Veterinary Technician. Claudia was a vivacious ...

November 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


GARY RUSSELL MICHENER

Gary passed away November 15th at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center after a short battle with brain cancer. Gary was a lifelong resident of Oakdale; he worked at Spreckles Sugar for 23 years. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. Gary is survived by brother, Steven Michener; sisters, Jeanne Michener and Margaret (Maggie) Hulme. He is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Shirley Michener. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Asera Care Hospice, 2529 W. March Lane, Ste. 101, Stockton, CA 95207.

November 22, 2016 | | Obituaries


DEBORAH N. PINKERTON (HEWITT)

Deb, wife of Oakdale native, Bret Hewitt, passed away in the afternoon of Sunday, October 23 after a determined and valiant battle of a recurrence of breast cancer. With her at the last moment were her husband, sister-in-law, Lauren Hewitt, daughter, Clare Hewitt, and her loyal Russian Wolfhound, Raisa.

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


NANCY JEAN KESTERSON DYMKE

Nancy passed away Nov. 5, after a battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 17, 1949 to Irving and Patricia Kesterson in Palo Alto, CA. She married Joe Dymke in Modesto, CA on Feb. 27, 1971; they were married almost 46 years. Nancy attended local schools, UOP and Humphreys Business College and worked as a bookkeeper for the family business for 20 years. Nancy enjoyed reading, walks on the beach, and was a member of Oak Valley's hospital volunteers. She is survived by her husband, Joe Dymke; mother, Patricia Kesterson; brother, Bob (Janice) Kesterson; sister, Susie Kesterson; brother-in-law, Jim ...

November 16, 2016 | | Obituaries


HAROLD POPE

Harold Pope went to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, October 31, 2016. He is survived by June, his loving wife of 65 years, daughters, Sandy Mercer and Barbara Aker, son Keith Pope, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his daughter Cheryl Hayes.

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


CATHERINE A. SZAKMARY

Catherine was born on December 13, 1927, in Queens, New York. She moved out West, making Oakdale her home for the past twenty years. She is survived by her children James Szakmary (Janet) of Lake Ronkonkama, NY, Gary Szakmary (Cathy) of Buffalo, NY, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, one brother Patrick Lyons of Auburn, CA, nieces Kathleen Jenkins (Lester), Oakdale, CA, Elizabeth Farkas, Oakdale, CA, and nephew Joseph Farkas (Sirleigh), Dublin CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruno Szakmary and siblings Thomas Lyons, William Lyons and Elizabeth A. Farkas.

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


ROGER LUNDGREN

Roger Lundgren, lifelong resident of Oakdale, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2016 at the age of 76. Roger is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol and their two sons, Roger Jr. and Scott. Roger grew up hunting and fishing with his father Kenneth, who was a local Barber, and his brothers and uncles. His mother Nellie was a Nurse at the nearby Oak Valley Hospital. Roger was employed by Hersheys Chocolate in Oakdale for 38 years, where he worked several different positions and had many friends. He enjoyed horse riding and horsemanship activities. In more recent years ...

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


TORBEN (TOBY) TORNGREN

Torben (Toby) Torngren was born in 1929 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Danish parents who immigrated to the U.S a year before. At the age of 17, he joined the Army and was stationed in Augsburg, Germany. There, he met his future German wife, Maya, to whom he was married for 64 years.

November 08, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID MICHAEL VIERRA

David Michael Vierra, 21, passed away quietly at home October 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. David graduated from Oakdale High School in 2013 and worked for the family at Vierra Bros. While in high school he was on the wrestling team and wrestled varsity his sophomore year. He spent his days hanging out with his brothers and friends, often at the ranch. David enjoyed camping, weightlifting and cooking. He was an avid learner of history and politics. In June David and his mom Kim went on a trip of a lifetime to Italy where he was able ...

November 02, 2016 | | Obituaries


DAVID MICHAEL VIERRA

David Michael Vierra, 21, passed away quietly at home October 31, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. David graduated from Oakdale High School in 2013 and worked for the family at Vierra Bros. While in high school he was on the wrestling team and wrestled varsity his sophomore year. He spent his days hanging out with his brothers and friends, often at the ranch. David enjoyed camping, weightlifting and cooking. He was an avid learner of history and politics. In June David and his mom Kim went on a trip of a lifetime to Italy where he was able ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


GREG KETNER

Greg Ketner went to be with the Lord on Oct. 25, 2016. He loved his savior Jesus Christ, and has now begun his new eternal life in Heaven. He was born April 29, 1961 in Modesto, CA. His parents are Gerald and Yvonne Ketner. He is survived by his wife, Nell (Doornebal), of 34 years; sister, Judy and brother, Devon as well as several nieces and nephews. He was especially close to his nephews, Brian and Devon Jr. and his niece Ashley.

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


HELEN LOUISE JONES

Helen Louise Jones was born March 27, 1923 in Franklin, Texas to Tom and Ollar Vaughn. She died peacefully at home in Oakdale on October 25, 2016. A true child of the Great Depression, she worked in the fields to help support her family of 15. In 1938 she met the love of her life Allen J. Jones, a farmer from Arkansas. They moved to Oakdale, California in 1948 where Allen was drawn to the "Cowboy Capital". They were married for 42 years until Allen died in 1980. Helen was a homemaker and was the best southern cook around. There ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


TERRI R. ORSI-WEISHAAR

Terri R. Orsi-Weishaar, a native Californian, died peacefully on October 13, 2016 at her home in La Jolla with her husband, Franklin Weishaar, by her side. She was born on April 2, 1949 to Bette and Renso Orsi in San Jose, California. She grew up on a prune ranch in nearby Campbell. There she discovered her life-long love of animals, especially horses. As a young girl, Terri had a pony, named Silver and an American Saddlebred, named Rum, that she rode English style in competition at the Cow Palace. Terri was an avid downhill skier. After attending her freshman year ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


PENNY HOFFMAN

Penny Hoffman, age 77, loving wife of 55 years to Peter Hoffman; mother of Amy Elste (Ed) and Greg Hoffman (Deanna); grandmother to Severin and Charlie Elste, Reed and Jill Hoffman; sister to Beverley James; preceded in death by her parents, Dr. William S. Smith and Dorothy Smith. She was raised in Piedmont, CA and resided in Oakdale for the past 46 years. Penny loved her many years of teaching elementary school in San Jose and Riverbank. She was an amazing historian and next to her family, her deepest love was Hawaii. The family would like to thank Penny's ...

November 01, 2016 | | Obituaries


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JO ANNE REIMERS

Jo Anne Reimers, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Born and raised in Oakdale, California the daughter of Earl and Helen Haslam ...

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


VICTOR “JIM” GOMES

Jim Gomes of Oakdale passed away into the arms of God, Thursday July 6, 2017. Jim passed at UCSF surrounded by his loving family, he ...

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARJORIE ELLEN ZUMWALT

Marjorie passed away, with her loving daughters by her side, on June 20, 2017 after a courageous battle with stage IV cancer. She was born ...

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


SHARON VISS

Sharon Viss passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 7. She was a committed Christian woman, wife, daughter, and stepmother who will be greatly missed by ...

July 19, 2017 | | Obituaries


KEITH L. HALEY

Keith L. Haley was born July 29, 1946 in Merced, CA. He entered into rest July 4, 2017 surrounded by family at his home in ...

July 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


MARY HALL

Mary Hall, of Manteca, California, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017. She was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1932 and was married to James ...

July 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


FREDERICK E. ALBERTONI

Frederick Ernest Albertoni passed away on June 28, 2017 in Oakdale, CA at the age of 62. Fred was born on September 25, 1954 to ...

July 11, 2017 | | Obituaries


JOHN FLOYD NELSON

John was born in Thief River Falls, MN to Arthur Forrest Nelson and Joyce Naomi (Peterson) Nelson. He was the youngest of six, with siblings ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


AUBREY (ARCHIE) HALLUM

Aubrey Leon Hallum was born in Red Oak, OK to James William Hallum and Annie Mae Free Hallum. He was an only child. They moved ...

June 28, 2017 | | Obituaries


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