He worked at the Hershey's factory in Oakdale for 38 years, along with his wife Jeannie. After they retired, he and his wife moved to Snowflake, AZ where they became active in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. He was a volunteer for the Sheriffs Auxiliary, Sheriff's Search and Rescue, and C.E.R.T.S.
She is survived by her daughter, Jani (Chuck) Seifert; stepchildren, Diane Amador, Debbie (Frank) Varni, Ralph (Candy) Bava Jr.; sisters, Bobbe Matson and Jean Pope; grandchildren, Kim Norton, Charlene (fiancÈ Tim) Slaybaugh, Sherri (Ray) Solari, Lindsey (friend Casey) Bava, Ann Amador, Paul (Julie) Amador, Mike (Karissa) Amador, and Frank, Jeff and Ryan Varni; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Tayler and Jacob, Nolan and Brock; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harold "Dude" Anderson and Ralph Bava Sr.; son, Harold "Butch" Anderson; brothers, Leroy Pope, Johnny Greenstreet, Alfred Pope ...
Gloria Louise (Lamb) Gardella, 87, died of natural causes Saturday, July 18 at Sonora Regional Medical Center.
She was born in Clarinda, IA, an only child. She lived in Sonora for 75 years.
She graduated from Sonora High School in just three years.
She was a housewife. She was the first female planning commissioner in Tuolumne County.
She taught dancing to seventh and eighth graders in the 1950s and 1960s. She started a Y.A.T. club as an alternative to P.T.A. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling to places such as Europe, South America, and Australia. She ...
Shawn Michael Wilson, 35, of Huntington Beach passed away Saturday, June 27. A lifelong resident of Huntington Beach, he was married to Oakdale's Deanna Wilson, daughter of prominent community members and businesspeople Dawn and Dana Isaacson. The Isaacsons owned the local Round Table Pizza for close to 20 years. Deanna was a graduate in the Class of 1991 at Oakdale High.