Blanche Deiss, 90 of Oakdale, passed away at her home on March 30, 2018. She was born on September 27, 1927 in Oakdale, CA to Francis and Dora McAlpin. Her family moved to Stockton where she graduated from Stockton High School. After graduation she went to work for Western Union until she married Ralph McAllister. They moved to Oakdale, CA where they raised their family. Blanche lived in Ceres, Mariposa and again in Stockton before returning to Oakdale where she remained until present.
She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Waterford, Ca. She is preceded in death by husbands Ralph McAllister and Fred Deiss. She leaves behind her children, Stanley McAllister, Wesley McAllister, Stacy McAllister, Beverly Costa, Gerry McAllister and David McAllister. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7 at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 13701 Yosemite Ave. in Waterford. Her interment will be private at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
April 4, 2018