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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


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


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MARK JOHN MACEDO

Mark John Macedo, 66, returned to his heavenly home on December 5, 2017 after a lifetime battle with rheumatoid arthritis. His devotion to his family ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


CAROLINE HOEKSTRA

Caroline Hoekstra peacefully entered the presence of Jesus at her home, surrounded by her family in Oakdale, CA, on Sunday, December 10, 2017, after a ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


CYDNI BALLESTEROS STAAL

On November 21, 2017, Cydni Ballesteros Staal, a dedicated mother and wife, local business owner of Oakdale Flowers and More, and a loyal friend to ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


MANUEL BULCAO DECASTRO AKA MANUEL B. CASTRO

Manuel B. deCastro, 74, passed away at DMC December 4 with his family at his side. He was born in Feteira, Horta, Faial, Azores to ...

December 12, 2017 | | Obituaries


MANUEL FERNANDO FURTADO

Manuel Furtado passed away surrounded by his family on November 30, 2017 at UCSF Medical Center after his courageous fight with cancer.

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


MICHAEL POLEN

Michael Polen passed away November 19, 2017 at his home in Oakdale, California.

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


VINCENT LARRY BUERER

Vincent went home to be with God on November 21, 2017. He is survived by his children Anastasia C. Buerer, Vincent Martin Porter Buerer, and ...

December 05, 2017 | | Obituaries


IRENE S. BUTCHER

Irene S. Butcher passed away at home on August 13 with spouse of 63 Years by her side.

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


DR. CLEO E. BUTCHER

Cleo E Butcher, D.C. passed away after battling esophageal cancer at his home with family present.

November 21, 2017 | | Obituaries


OSCAR “BOB” H. EDWARDS

Oscar "Bob" H. Edwards passed away peacefully on November 8, 2017.

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


DEBORAH ANN BRIMM GOMES

Deborah passed away on November 4, 2017 at the age of 61. She was a lifelong resident of Oakdale. She graduated from Oakdale High School ...

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


ROSALYN BEAUCHAMP

Rosalyn Beauchamp, 80, of Fairbanks, passed away, October 17, 2017, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, Alaska, peacefully in her sleep following a very brief and ...

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


GEORGE ALLEN WAGNER

George passed away peacefully at his home in Oakdale on Oct. 6th. He was born and raised in Walla Walla, WA. He later received his ...

November 14, 2017 | | Obituaries


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