Joan Ann Culford Rien, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 12.
She was born in Livermore to Charlotte and Lloyd Culford, and raised there. She graduated from Livermore High School with honors and attended San Jose State University.
She was an elegant lady with enormous talent. Her life-long passion was art and music. She became an accomplished painter and classical pianist and organist.
Ms. Rien was one of the first women hired by the University of California, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory as a draftsman and technical illustrator. She retired in 1978 after 15 years, and from 1982-95 served as the bookkeeper for the ...
Vanessa Elena Sanchez, 25, of Oakdale died Sunday, Aug. 16.
She was a native of Modesto. She lived in Oakdale all her life.
Miss Sanchez was a home health caregiver.
She is survived by her parents, Victor and Teresa Sanchez, both of Oakdale; siblings, Veronica DeLosRios of Oakdale, Yolanda DeLosRios and Robert DeLosRios, both of Atwater; grandmother, Tina Rico of Modesto.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at St ...
Raul Arellano, Jr., 12, died Thursday, Aug. 6 at Oak Valley Hospital.
He was born in Oakdale and lived in Oakdale all his life. He was going to be an eighth grade student at Oakdale Junior High School.
He is survived by his parents, Raul Arellano, Sr. and Mireya Villegas, both of Oakdale; brothers, Iziah Arellano, Adam Villegas, Lazzaro Arellano, all of Oakdale; grandparents, Ireneo and Micaela Arellano of Oakdale, Maria Rojero of Oakdale, and Manuel Villegas of San Jose.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, with a rosary at 6 ...
Ruby Suguitan Cassidy, 77, died Monday, Aug. 3 at her Riverbank home.
She was a native of California. She lived in Riverbank for 65 years.
She worked as a home caregiver for 10 years.
She is survived by her children, Frances Amesquita, Margaret Pryor, Shannen Mattingly, all of Modesto, Juanita Scott of Salida, Dora Cavaggion of Livermore, Debbie Valk-Bradshaw of Knights Ferry; sisters, Eva Valverde of Oakdale, Florence Trapp of Modesto; brothers, Louie Bugarin, Fred Fernandez, both of Modesto, John Fernandez of Riverbank, Leonard Bugarin of Nevada; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
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 ...