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Modesto Bee, San Joaquin Valley of California
Contributed by Brenda Dias [email protected]

To January 2000
 
 

BROWN
May 16, 1920 -- Dec. 7, 1999

Lucille M. Brown, 79, of Manteca died Tuesday at Doctors Hospital.
Mrs. Brown was a native of Mico, Okla. She lived in Manteca 39 years. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her children, Joyce Young of Ore., and Pamela Ackerson of CA; and 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at Friday at Park View Cemetery.


EASTOM
Sept. 1, 1927 -- Dec. 2, 1999

Kenneth W. Eastom, 72, of Vancouver, Wash., died Dec. 2 at Sunbridge Nursing Facility.
Mr. Eastom was a native of Stigler, Okla. He lived in Vancouver two years and previously lived in Modesto on and off from 1947 to 1997. He built fences and did other carpentry work in Modesto. In Washington, he man- aged apple and pear orchards.
He is survived by his children, Debra J. Eastom of Vancouver, Vickie Entrekin of CA , Mike Smith of Wash., Robert Pearson of  Wash., and Marianne Winters of Washington; brother, James M. Eastom of Wash.; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.


CORRIEA
May 12, 1912 -- Dec. 8, 1999

Opal "Belle" Corriea, 87, of Manteca died Wednesday at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.
Mrs. Corriea was a native of Davenport, Okla. She lived in Manteca 55 years. She was co- owner of a Manteca dairy in the 1940s and '50s.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Stelts of Copper- opolis.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at East Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel, Manteca.


DOVER
May 5, 1908 -- Dec 7, 1999

Ola Maye Dover, 91, of Galt died Tuesday at Crescent Court Nursing Home in Lodi.
Mrs. Dover was a native of Eufaula, Okla. She lived in Galt for 25 years and previously in Tracy for 25 years. She worked at a Stockton laundry and as a cafeteria worker at Tracy Defense Depot.
She is survived by her children, Elva Bates and Emmett Dover; and 16 grandchildren and many great- grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy. Hotchkiss Mortuary, Tracy, in charge of arrangements.


GENTRY
April 6, 1924 -- Dec. 9, 1999

Lillian Gentry, 75, of Manteca died Thursday at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.
Mrs. Gentry was a native of Afton, Okla. She lived in Manteca for 48 years. She was a homemaker. She taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, James Gentry; children, Mary Jane Barlow, Pa., and Elizabeth Huston of CA; brother, Charles Pine of CA; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery.


STEPHENS
April 27, 1938 -- Dec. 7, 1999

Mary Ellen Stephens, 61, of Ceres died Tuesday at her son's residence.
Mrs. Stephens was a native of Boyd, Okla. She lived in Ceres 17 years. She was a nurse's aide at Evergreen Convalescent Hospital. She attended Gateway Community Church in Denair.
She is survived by her children, Kim Hols and Mikey Stephens; brothers, Bill Davenport of New Mexico, Frank Davenport of Colo., and Jimmy Davenport of Texas; sisters, Mayola
Anderson of Colo., Lue Davenport of Florida, Sudie Lucus and Dorla Lutz, both of  Nev., and Bonnie Stroupe of Alabama.


BROOKS
Dec. 3, 1918 -- Dec. 10, 1999

Virgie I. Brooks, 81, of Modesto died Friday at English Oaks Convalescent Hospital.
Mrs. Brooks was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Stanislaus County 50 years. She was a licensed vocational nurse at Memorial Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Gordon Leroy Brooks of CA; children, Gregory Brooks, Randall Brooks and Janet Neer ; sister, Helen Fairchild; and four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A service will be at Friday at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


BURKETT
Oct. 9, 1928 -- Dec. 10, 1999

Clyde L. Burkett, 71, of Modesto died Friday at Evergreen Convalescent Hospital.
Mr. Burkett was a native of Oklahoma. He lived in Modesto 52 years. He was a plumber and pipe fitter for Hansen's Inc.; he belonged to Plumber and Pipe Fitters Union Local 437. He was a member of the men's bowling league. He was a coach and a coordinator for Modesto Baseball for Boys.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Burkett; children, Rick Burkett, Tom Burkett, Stephen Burkett and Bob Burkett, all of CA, and Bruce Burkett of New York; brothers, L.G. Burkett of Idaho, William Burkett of CA and Robert Burkett of CA: sister, Vernal Young of CA; and 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Colonial Chapel of Franklin and Downs. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


DOW
Dec. 5, 1919 -- Dec. 11, 1999

Ruth A. Dow, 80, of Modesto died Saturday at her home.
Mrs. Dow was a native of Bomar, Okla. She lived in Modesto 54 years. She had retired after a career as a schoolteacher. She belonged to the America Association of University Women. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Warren Dow; children, Anita Dow of Texas, and Richard Dow of CA; caregivers, Becky Holly and Laurie Parsons, both of Modesto; brother, Joe Bondurant of Okla.; and three grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


PRESCHER
Sept. 26, 1919 -- Dec. 13, 1999

Stella Estelle Prescher, 80, of Modesto died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Prescher was a native of Garvin, Okla. She lived in Modesto 56 years. She was a psychiatric technician at Modesto State Hospital for nine years.
She is survived by her children, Frances E. Junnila and Patsy Mylar, both of Modesto; brother, William Hardy of Los Banos; sister, Marie Kolkman of Salt Lake City; and 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Friday at Acacia Memorial Park.


REDMAN
April 3, 1922 -- Dec. 1, 1999

Robert "Bob" Redman, 77, of Copperopolis died Dec. 1 at his home.
Mr. Redman was a native of Tulsa, Okla. He lived in Copperopolis for 11 years. He was an office manager for Gene's Auto Mart in Oakdale from 1988 to 1999 and in Gilroy from 1967 to 1988. He also owned a heating and air conditioning company in LeGrande, Ore., from 1957 to 1967.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne E. Stewart-Redman of Copperopolis; children, Jeffrey Davis of North Bend, Ore., Joel Davis of Newark, Bobby Redman of Oregon, Kevin Redman of Gilroy and Randall Redman of Santa Cruz, Tamera McCallistar of Idaho, Kimberly Stewart of Modesto and Regina Stewart
of Hollywood; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial will be held at Saturday at Lake Tulloch Bible Church, Copperopolis. Burial will be at Copperopolis Cemetery. Allen Mortuary, Turlock, in charge of arrangements.


BERG
Jan. 20, 1923 -- Dec. 14, 1999

Lorene C. Berg, 76, of Ripon died Tuesday at her home.
Mrs. Berg was a native of Cache, Okla. She lived in the Manteca and Ripon areas 27 years. She was a former director of nurses at CareWest Convalescent Hospital, Manteca. She had been a second lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps, serving from 1944 to 1946, during World War II. She belonged to Spring Creek
Golf and Country Club. She was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Modesto.
She is survived by her husband, Donald F. Berg of Ripon; children, Laurie Berg of Stockton and Gary Berg of San Jose; brother, Robert Richardson of Oklahoma; sister, Edith Hughes of Oklahoma; and two grandchildren.
Private services to be conducted. Interment at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella. Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.


HANKINS
Oct. 15, 1937 -- Dec. 13, 1999

Edward Lee Hankins Sr., 62, of Waterford died Monday at his home.
Mr. Hankins was a native of Oklahoma. He lived in Waterford 27 years. He was a laborer in heavy construction; he belonged Laborers Union Local 1130. Also, he was co-owner of The Mud Pot ceramics. He was a member and a past master of the Masonic Lodge, Oakdale.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria Hankins of Waterford; children, Edward Lee Hankins of Modesto, Lynda Hankins of Delhi and Ronda Salas of Oakdale; brother, Doyle Hankins of Oklahoma; and six grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Saturday at the Masonic Lodge, Oakdale. Cunningham's Affordable Burial & Cremation Centers, Modesto, in charge of arrangements.


MEIER
Oct. 20, 1910 -- Dec. 14, 1999

Jessie Mildred Meier, 89, of Soulsbyville died Tuesday at Evergreen Convalescent Hospital, Modesto.
Mrs. Meier was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Soulsbyville 34 years. She was a saleswoman for various department stores.
She is survived by her son, Stanley Ray of Modesto; stepchildren, Ronald Meier of Mexico, Joanne Belemecich of Sonora and Diane Kroeze of Sacramento; and four sisters.
Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, Sonora, in charge of arrangements.


PRESCHER
Sept. 26, 1919 -- Dec. 13, 1999

Stella Estelle Prescher, 80, of Modesto died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Prescher was a native of Garvin, Okla. She had lived in Modesto since 1943. She was a psychiatric technician at Modesto State Hospital for nine years.
She is survived by her children, Frances E. Junnila and Patsy Mylar, both of Modesto; brother, William Hardy of Los Banos; sister, Marie Kolkman of Salt Lake City; and 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Friday at Acacia Memorial Park. VSalas Brothers Funeral Chapel.


HENRY
Jan. 22, 1921 -- Dec. 11, 1999

Floy Henry, 78, of Sugar Pine died Saturday at Sonora Community Hospital, Sonora.
Mrs. Henry was a native of Hollis, Okla. She lived in Sugar Pine 14 years. She was an employee of the federal government in Washington, D.C., during World War II. She was a member of Sierra Foothills Church of Christ, East Sonora; she taught women's Bible classes and was a member of the choir.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Henry of Sugar Pine; children, Nancy Salmon of Twentynine Palms, Lisa Hodell of Olympia, Wash., Jim Henry of Malibu; brother, Ira Rice of Memphis, Tenn.; sister, Juanita Nichols of Palmdale; and seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
A funeral will be Saturday at the Church of Christ, Tuolumne Road, Sonora. Private burial at Mountain Shadow Cemetery, Sonora. Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, Sonora, in charge of arrangements.


JENKINS
June 18, 1913 -- Dec. 16, 1999

Bernice Jenkins, 86, of Salida died Thursday at Evergreen Convalescent Hospital, Modesto.
Mrs. Jenkins was a native of Bristow, Okla. She lived in Salida 63 years. She was a laboratory technician at Tri Valley Growers Plant No. 2 for 37 years.
She is survived by her children, Roy Wayne Jenkins and Daniel Fletcher Jenkins, both of Modesto; brother, J.B. Maples of Altamont Springs, Fla.; sister, Gladys Roach of Oakdale; and seven grandchildren and 17
great-grandchildren.
Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson. A graveside service will be Monday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


KIRKWOOD
July 20, 1930 -- Dec. 12, 1999

Norma "June" Kirkwood, 69, of Modesto died Sunday at her home.
Mrs. Kirkwood was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Modesto 30 years.  She was a retired employee of the Modesto Junior College Library Department.
She is survived by her children, Valerie Baroni of Modesto and Terry O'Brien of Alabama; sisters, Audrey Furey of San Jose and Opal Ard of Modesto; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial will be Jan. 15 at Westgate Village Recreation Room. Cunningham's Affordable Burial & Cremation Centers in charge of arrangements.


MILHOUS
Sept. 18, 1924 -- Dec. 15, 1999

Jean Slack-Milhous, 75, of Hilmar died Wednesday at Valley Care Medical Center, Pleasanton.
Mrs. Milhous was a native of Logan, Okla. She lived in Hilmar 31 years. She was a secretary and bookkeeper for 45 years. She worked for Safeway, Bank of America and Sears, as well as several smaller firms. She worked at Mare Island Naval Shipyard wiring airplane engines during World War II. She also taught sign language at the California School for the Deaf. She was a member of Hilmar Covenant Church.
She is survived by her children, Bob Slack of Dublin and Donna Stein of Napa; brother, Tom Baker of Grants Pass, Ore.; sister, Marguerita Martin of Ojai; and four grandchildren.
A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hilmar Covenant Church. Burial will be at North Hilmar Cemetery.
Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Chapel, Turlock.


WELDON
Jan. 17, 1916 -- Dec. 15, 1999

Eunice Evelyn Weldon, 83, of Empire died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center, Modesto.
Mrs. Weldon was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Empire 53 years. She worked for Hunt-Wesson Inc. for 16 years. She was a member of Pentecostal Church of God.
She is survived by her children, Monte T. Weldon of Modesto, Harvey E. Weldon of Gove, Okla., Eugene A. Weldon of Bullhead City, Ariz., Paul I. Weldon and Ralph W. Weldon, both of Empire, Dorothy E. Thompson of Don Pedro, Evelyn E. Inderbitzen of Modesto, and Esther C. Tilley of Ceres; and 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


FARMER
Jan. 21, 1907 -- Dec. 17, 1999

Jess Farmer, 92, of Manteca died Friday.
Mr. Farmer was a native of Taft, Okla. He lived in Manteca four years and previously lived in Tracy 51 years. He had retired after a 37-year career with the Pescadero Reclamation District; he was superintendent. He was a member of Grace Christian Center, Tracy, at the time of death. He had been a
member of Northside Assembly of God Church, Tracy, for 50 years, and had served as a deacon for 48 years.
He is survived by his children, Odessa Latta of Sacramento, Ruby "Jimmie" Martinez of Stockton, Shirley Massone of Manteca and Betty Costephens of Albany, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be Wednesday at Fry Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy.


LORD
March 3, 1920 -- Dec. 21, 1999

Opal Irene Lord, 79, of Modesto died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center.
Mrs. Lord was a native of McCloud, Okla. She returned to Modesto in 1998 and previously lived in Modesto from 1936 to 1946. She had retired after a career as a cafeteria cook. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church, St. Louis.
She is survived by her brothers, Raymond Gamble and Joe Gamble, both of Seminole, Okla., Bill Gamble of Midwest City, Okla., and Virgil Gamble of Modesto; sisters, Hazel Wise of Maud, Okla., Judith Moutaw of Earlsboro, Okla., Ann Burgin of Modesto and Myrtle Holmes of Sacramento; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Monday at Shepherds Hill Cemetery, Imperial, Mo.
Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.


SERATT
Feb. 21, 1924 -- Dec. 22, 1999

Lowell Loren Seratt, 75, of Modesto died Wednesday at Lodi Health Care Center, Lodi.
Mr. Seratt was a native of Nicut, Okla. He lived in Modesto 54 years. He was an employee of the Stockton Terminal Eastern Railroad from 1969 to 1989. He was a psychiatric technician at Modesto State Hospital from 1945 to 1969. He was an Army veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946.
He is survived by his wife, Leona S. Seratt of Modesto; children, Kevin Lee Seratt and Kimberly Seratt, both of Modesto; sister, Elsie Walters of Muldrow, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Tuesday at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.


PARKS
July 16, 1908 -- Dec. 22, 1999

Andrew Cleveland Parks, 91, of Turlock died Wednesday at Emanuel Medical Center.
Mr. Parks was a native of Salisaw, Okla. He lived in Turlock 25 years and previously in Ballico. He was a self-employed farmer; he raised turkeys for J.S. West and also worked for The Grange Co. He was a member of Mitchell Community Church.
He is survived by his children, Al Parks of Modesto, Roger Parks of Turlock and Fred Parks of Roseville; and 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A service will be Tuesday at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at Denair Cemetery, Denair.


BAKER
April 28, 1908 -- Dec. 21, 1999

Lue Ella Baker, 91, of Modesto died Tuesday at Evergreen Convalescent
Hospital.
Mrs. Baker was a native of Muskogee, Okla. She lived in Modesto 35 years.  She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, Eston Baker of Salida and Preston Baker of Houston, Texas; a sister, Ramona Willholt of Oklahoma City, Okla; and three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be . Tuesday at Ripon Cemetery. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.


JONES
March 2, 1919 -- Dec. 22, 1999

Altha L. Jones, 80, of Ceres died Wednesday at her doctor's office.
Mrs. Jones was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Ceres 50 years. She was a physical therapist. She worked at Scenic General Hospital for 17 years. She and her husband owned and operated K&R Body Shop in Modesto. She was a member of Village Chapel, Ceres.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Jones of Ceres; children, Lorraine Gray of Ceres, Hazel Toffelmire of Salt Lake City, Sharon Colum of Oregon and Richard R. Jones of Moore, Okla.; brother, Bill Colvin of Stockton; sister, Ruby McDowell of Grass Valley; and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral will be Wednesday at Village Chapel. Burial will follow at Ceres Cemetery. Ceres Chapel of Franklin & Downs.


AYRES
May 8, 1920 -- Dec. 24, 1999

Maria Ayres, 79, of Modesto died Friday at her home.
Mrs. Ayres was a native of Wanette, Okla. She lived in Modesto 37 years.  She was a seamstress 10 years and worked at Mervyn's.
She is survived by her children, Ron Ayres of Cumas, Wash., Jeannene Marie Wade and Connie Ann Dixon, both of Modesto; and five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


CUMMINGS
Nov. 16, 1911 -- Dec. 26, 1999

Lydia Mae Cummings, 88, of Salida died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center.
Mrs. Cummings was a native of Antlers, Okla. She lived in Salida 52 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Northwest Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her children, Harold Cummings of Modesto, Wayne Cummings of Manteca, Doyle Cummings of San Francisco and William Cummings of College Place, Wash.; brothers, Oscar Harris of Antlers, Okla., Archie Harris of Bryan, Okla., and Howard Harris of Salida; and 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be Thursday at Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.


KIRIAKOU
April 3, 1916 -- Dec. 25, 1999

Violet Beatrice Kiriakou, 83, of Turlock died Saturday at Turlock Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Kiriakou was a native of Putnam, Okla. She lived in Turlock for 37 years. She was a homemaker. She and her husband owned a small vineyard north of Turlock after 1962. She and her husband owned and operated a restaurant in New York in 1946.
She is survived by her husband, George Kiriakou of Turlock; son, Chris Kiriakou of Turlock; sister, Gladys Bastings of Neosho, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park. Allen Mortuary in charge of arrangements.


KNOX
April 7, 1913 - Dec. 26, 1999

Nelson B. Knox, 86, of Oakdale died Sunday at Gramercy Court Convalescent Hospital, Sacramento.
Mr. Knox was a native of Sweetwater, Okla. He lived in Oakdale 53 years. He was a foreman at Hunt-Wesson Inc. for 30 years.
He is survived by his children, Ruenell Givans of Yuba City, Kirvin Knox of Fort Collins, Colo., and Eirvin Knox of Manila, Philippines; sister, Florence Ridener of Idaho; and seven grandchildren and five great-
grandchildren.
A funeral will be Wednesday at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery.


RHODES
Sept. 15, 1934 -- Dec. 19, 1999

Una May (Phelps) Rhodes, 65, of Tecumseh, Okla. died Dec. 19.

Mrs. Rhodes was a native of Turlock. She lived in Denair and Modesto many years and lived in Tecumseh 15 years. She had worked for Diamond Walnut Growers in Modesto and had been a certified health aide since 1985. She was a member of First Assembly of God, Singles Group and Senior Citizens in Tucumseh. She graduated from Hughson Union High School and Modesto Junior College and attended Modesto School of Business.
She is survived by her brother, Ivan Phelps of Madera.
A memorial service will be today at First Assembly of God, Tecumseh. Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh, Okla., in charge of arrangements.


TOMLIN
May 16, 1919 -- Dec. 23, 1999

Buster Tomlin, 80, of Sonora died Thursday.
Mr. Tomlin was a native of Heavener, Okla. He lived in Sonora 15 years.  He was a forklift driver for C.T. Supply for six years. He was a member of Northern Cherokee Indian Nations, American Legion of Sonora and Tuolumne Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3154. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma Althea Tomlin of Sonora; children, Judy Whiteside, Kenneth Tomlin, Robert Tomlin, Donna Tomlin, Tanya Tomlin and Rick Tomlin, all of Sonora; sisters, Bessie Terry of  Modesto, Jimmie Williams of Hughson and Jean Winters of Heavener, Okla.; nine grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be today at Mountain Shadow Cemetery. Heuton Memorial Chapel, in charge of arrangements.


BLAECHLE
Sept. 24, 1928 -- Dec. 27, 1999

Fay Blaechle, 71, of Hughson died Monday at her home.
Mrs. Blaechle was a native of Washington, Okla. She lived in Hughson for 51 years. She was a bookkeeper for Foremost Dairy for 27 years. She belonged to the Foremost Quarter Century Club and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hughson.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Blechle of Hughson; stepdaughters, Linda Adams of Hughson and Nancy Rasmussen of Modesto; brothers, O.G. May of Hughson and Otis Mayo of Norman, Okla.; sister, Bea Arbeit of Turlock; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Lakewood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


BOYD
July 12, 1924 -- Dec. 24, 1999

Burnard L. Boyd, 75, of Lodi died Friday at his home.
Mr. Boyd was a native of Sardis, Okla. He lived in Lodi for 20 years and had lived in Modesto for 10 years. He was a maintenance man for Woodbridge Golf Course for 14 years. He served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his sister, Ruby Barcus of Redding.
A graveside service will be Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Lakewood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


CHOATE
Oct. 28, 1922 -- Dec. 27, 1999

Udell Choate, 77, of Merced died Monday at Sutter Merced Medical Center.
Mr. Choate was a native of Wynnewood, Okla. He lived in Merced two years and in Delhi for the previous 28 years. He was a carpenter for 20 years and belonged to the Carpenters Union of Stockton. He belonged to the End-Time Christian Fellowship Church of Merced.
He is survived by his children, Jerry Choate of Merced, Neil Winter of New York, Royce Winter of Colorado, Steven Kennedy of San Diego, Diane Jacobs of Florida, Sheila Faylene Davis of Porterville; brother, Troy Choate of Washington; sisters, Jewel Baker of Oklahoma, Helen Gore of Delhi, and Wanda Nightengalle and Juanita Carroll, both of Delhi; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be Thursday at Turlock Memoral Park.
Whitehurst Norton & Dias Funeral Home, Turlock.


HODGSON
Sept. 5, 1913 -- Dec. 25, 1999

Stella M. Hodgson, 86, of Yucca Valley died Saturday at Desert Regional Hospital, Palm Springs.
Mrs. Hodgson was a native of Lawton, Okla. She lived in Yucca Valley for six years. She previously lived in Modesto from 1969 to 1985.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Hodges of Yucca Valley; brother, Fred Rush of Missouri; sister, Etie Martin of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.


LARIMER
April 13, 1915 -- Dec. 29, 1999

Ruth Barnhill Larimer, 84, of Modesto died Wednesday at English Oaks Convalescent Hospital.
Mrs. Larimer was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Modesto 60 years. She was a nurse for Sonora Community Hospital. She previously worked for Memorial Hospital in Ceres, Modesto State Hospital and in a doctor's office in the early 1960s.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathie Palombi of Modesto and four grandchildren.
Services will be held in Seattle at a later date. Deegan Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.


MCDUGLE
Jan. 28, 1906 -- Dec. 27, 1999

Dora Ladona McDugle, 93, of Modesto died Monday at her home.
Mrs. McDugle was a native of Dora, Okla. She lived in Modesto 45 years. She was a member of Victory Life Center Foursquare Church.
She is survived by her children, Charles Trammell, Joe Trammell and Grace Lambert, all of Modesto, Virgil Trammell of Arizona, Freeda Mason of Washington and Jackie Mitchell of Lathrop; and 19 grandchildren, 40
great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be Monday at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.

BECK
May 10, 1918 -- Dec. 31, 1999

Owen "Stan" Beck, 81, of Escalon died Friday at his home.
Mr. Beck was a native of Ft. Cobb, Okla. He lived in Escalon 20 years and had previously lived in Farmington 41 years, where he served as Farmington postmaster for several years. He was a member of Farmington Methodist Church and Escalon Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Beck; sons, Ken Beck of Stockton and Daryl Beck of Bishop; brother, Leonard Beck of San Bernardino; sister, Thelma Tipton of Linden; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be Tuesday at Escalon United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Burwood Cemetery.

MCDUGLE
Jan. 28, 1906 -- Dec. 27, 1999

Dora LaDona Trammell McDugle, 93, of Modesto died Monday at her home.
Mrs. McDugle was a native of Dora, Okla. She lived in Modesto four years. She was a member of the Assembly of God.
She is survived by her children, Charles Trammell, Grace Lambert and Joe Trammell, all of Modesto, Virgil Trammell of Arizona, Freeda Mason of Washington and Jackie Mitchell of Lathrop; and 19 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be at Lakewood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.

HILL
Nov. 26, 1920 -- Dec. 31, 1999

Clifford Ray Hill, 79, of Modesto died Friday at Doctors Medical Center.
Mr. Hill was a native of Chandler, Okla. He lived in Modesto one year. He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Dessie Ruth Hill; children, Sam Hill of Ojai, Tommy Hill of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Mike Hill of Sacramento and Glenda Long of Modesto; sisters, Pauline Blagg and Ruth Saling, both of King City, Margaret Salvador of Hanford and Lola Price of Salinas; and 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery Mausoleum, Salinas. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

MORRIS
Feb. 21, 1944 -- Dec. 31, 1999

Jimmy Ferrell Morris, 55, of Modesto died Friday at his home.
Mr. Morris was a native of Adder, Okla. He lived in Modesto 53 years.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma Morris; son, Gary Morris of Modesto; sisters, Margaret Walker, Frances Barges, Iva Tubbs and Christine Clerk, all of Modesto; and two grandchildren.
A graveside service will be at Valley Home Memorial Park, Valley Home.

PILCHARD
Nov. 17, 1921 -- Dec. 30, 1999

Arlene D. Pilchard, 78, of Ceres died Thursday at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.
Mrs. Pilchard was a native of Oklahoma. She lived in Ceres two years.
She is survived by her husband, James Pilchard; children, Richard L. Pilchard of Washington and Floyd Ray Pilchard of San Jose; brother, Ferris Scott of Gridley; sisters, Nelda Patronski of San Jose and Lavon Heisey of Ceres; and five grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, in charge of arrangements.



January 2000
 

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