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Alberti Peter 770929 np
Mass Said for Peter Alberti; A mass of Christian burial was held at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tuesday morning for
Peter Alberti, 78, who died Saturday in the local hospital following a
long illness. Interment was in Patterson District
Cemetery. A native of Switzerland, Alberti had lived here 55 years. He
was a retired farmer. He is survived by three
sons, Louis of San Jose, Bill of Watsonville and Mike Alberti of
Patterson; two daughters, Doris Rommel of Modesto
and June Wheeland of Patterson; a brother Eddie Alberti of Pt. Reyes; 14
grandchildren and six great. grandchildren.

Austin John 770512 np
Services Held for John "Jake" Austin; Services were held in Bakersfield
Monday afternoon for John "Jake" Austin, 73,
who died suddenly in Galt last Wednesday. Austin, who had been a
Patterson resident two years, was in the process of
moving to Galt. He is survived by his wife, Jetta of Galt; three
daughters, Georgia Palmer of Patterson, Wanda Archa of
Galt and Jean Wolfe of San Luis Obispo: two sons, Howard of Oceana arid
Harold Austin of Bakersfield; 15
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Ayres Richard 771103 np
Fund Established for Richard Ayres; A memorial fund has been established
in the name of Richard Ayres by Patterson
Lodge No. 488 F&AM. Ayres, who died at Gold Beach, Oregon May 10, was
twice master of the local lodge and served
as an advisor with the Job s Daughters Bethel. He resided in Patterson
prior to moving to Oregon some time ago.
Ayres is survived by his brother Thomas. Donations to the fund may be
made by contacting Jim Mahaffey.

Ball Clara E 770825 np
Services Tuesday for Clara Ball; Services were held Tuesday afternoon in
Evans Funeral Chapel for Clara Elizabeth Ball,
85. who died last Friday in the local hospital. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Gonzalez, she
had lived here 57 years and was a long. time member of the Newman Rebekah
Lodge. She is survived by a sister, Agnes
Anderson of Salinas.

Bertolosso Louise 770908 np
Louise Bertolosso services held; Services were conducted Wednesday in.
Oakhurst for Louise Beftolosso, 89, who died
Saturday afternoon en route from a Madera convalescent home to a Madera
hospital. A mass will be announced later in
Patterson. A native of Turin, Italy, Mrs. Bertolosso had lived in
Patterson from 1921 to.1960 when she moved to
Oakhurst. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Williams of Oakhurst and
Laura Lindquist of Nevada; two sisters in
Camarillo; a brother, Matt Perachino of Vista; 10 grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren.

Clark Paul H 771201 np
Services Held for Paul Clark; Masonic services were held Tuesday at 2
p.m. in the Evans Funeral Chapel for Paul Harvey
Clark, 49, who died Saturday at Oak Knoll Hospital in Oakland following a
lengthy illness. Interment in Patterson
District Cemetery was with a military color guard and Masonic burial
service. Clark, a native of Illinois, had lived here
23 years. He retired in 1965 after 20 years service in the United States
Navy, four of which he spent at Crows
Landing.Naval Air Station. He had owned and operated the Triangle Cafe.
He was a member of the Patterson Masonic
Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife
Barbara; two sons, Ronald and Randy Clark of
Illinois; three step-sons, Dennis, James and Stephen Gault, all of
Patterson; three brothers, William J. of Virginia, Elmer
B. of Decatur, Ill., and Carl J. Clark of Auburn, Ill.; two sisters, Ruth
Seifert of Chatham, Ill, and Barbara A. Hopper of
Tracy; one grandchild and several nieces and nephews: The family requests
that any remembrances be made to the
American Cancer Society.

Collins Albert J 770113 np
Rev. Collins Death Told; Word has been received of the death shortly
after Christmas of Rev. Albert J. Collins, former
Episcopalian minister in Patterson, who has been living in Atascadero. A
native of Cleveland, Ohio, Collins spent 28
years as a chemical engineer in Hawaii before studying for the ministry
and being ordained in 1962. He served the
budding Episcopal congregation here in 1974-75. Rev. Collins is survived
by his wife, Verity.

Cox Beula L 771020 np
Services Are Today for Beula L. Cox; Services will be held at 4 pm today,
Thursday, at the Evans Funeral Chapel for
Beula Lee Cox, 66, who died Tuesday in the local hospital after a long
illness. Interment will be Friday morning at
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Texas, Cox had lived in
Patterson 34 years. He was a retired custodian of the
Patterson Unified School District. He is survived by his wife Beatrice of
Patterson; two daughters, Joy Swift of Palo Alto
and Colleen Willlams of Cupertino; two sons, Leon of Redlands and J. C.
Cox of Patterson; two sisters, Pearlie Cox of
Ceres and Lola Mae Sims of Texas; a brother, Edmond Cox of Texas and nine
grandchildren. The family requests that
any memorials be sent to the Yosemite Bible Camp, c/o Church of Christ,
Patterson.

Cryer Helen L 770721 np
Monday Services for Helen Cryer; Services were held Monday morning at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Helen Laverne
Cryer, 62, who died at her rural Patterson home Friday. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of
California, Mrs. Cryer had lived in Patterson since 1936. She was a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was
active in the Women s Auxiliary of Del Puerto Hospital. She is survived
by her husband, W. T. Cryer of Patterson; a
daughter, Paulann Allen of Livingston; two sons, Ralph Cryer of Patterson
and Edward Gustafson of Denair; her father,
Edward Hubbard of Hughson; a sister, Margaret Quick of Morgan Hill; and
six grandchildren.

De La Rosa Salvador 771215 np
Services Tonight for S. De La Rosa; Services will be held from 6-8 p.m.
at the Evans Funeral Chapel tonight, Thursday,
and then at the Apostolic Assembly Church in Grayson for Salvadore De La
Rosa, 54, who died Tuesday in a Modesto
hospital following a long illness. Graveside service will be held at 10
am. Friday in the Patterson District Cemetery.
A native of Mexico, De La Rosa had lived here about 10 years. He is
survived by his wife, Felipa of Patterson; three
sons. Herb of Modesto and Salvadore Jr. and Tony De La Rosa, both of
Patterson; three daughters, Janie, Norma and
Sandra De La Rosa, all of Patterson; his mother, Adelaida De La Rosa of
Texas; six brothers including Pedro and
Augustine of Patterson and four in Texas; two sisters in Texas and four
grandchildren.

Dedman Eva D 770113 np
Services Today for Eva Dedmon; Services will be held today, Thursday, at
10 a.m. in Evans Funeral Chapel for Eva Dee
Dedmon, 66, who died Monday in a Concord hospital following a short
illness. Interment will be in Patterson District
Cemetery. A native of Mississippi, she had lived here about 40 years. She
is survived by one son, Wilburn Dedmon of
San Bernardino; two daughters, Betty Brunoni of Patterson and Janie
Seyzmanski of Concord; a brother, Jim Lathem of
Texas and sister, Frances King of Modesto; six grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.

Emmeons Bertha F 770721 np
Services Held for Bertha F. Emmons; Services were held at Evans Funeral
Chapel Tuesday afternoon for Bertha Florence
Emmons, 78, who died Saturday in a Newman convalescent hospital.
Interment was in New Haven Cemetery, La Plate,
Mo. A native of Missouri, she had lived in Patterson 33 years. She is
survived by a son, Don Emmons of Patterson; four
daughters, Eileen Reger of Boulder Creek, Mary Dias of Patterson, Geneva
Perez of Oregon and Iva Marie Snyder of
Mo.; a brother, Ernest Shouse of Mo.; 19 grandchildren and seven great
grandchildren.

Fleharty Ethel S 770127 p1
Ethel Fleharty Services Held; Ethel Sutton Fleharty of Walnut Creek,
widow of long time Irrigator editor R.C. Fieharty,
died Jan.19 at Rossmore medical center. Family memorial services were
held Saturday at St. Paul s Episcopal Church in
Walnut Creek. The former Patterson resident was a native of California
and long active in volunteer work for Children s
Home Society. She is survived by two sons, William S. of Sacramento and
George C. Fleharty of Atherton; two brothers,
George Sutton of Sacramento and Phil Sutton of northern California; and
nine grandchildren. At her request, memorials
may be made to Kim Chapter, CHS, c/o Mrs. Arthur, 2209 Golden Rain Road
#4, Walnut Creek, CA 94595.

Gill Thomas Jr 770120 no
Oakley Services Friday for Thomas Gill Jr.; Rosary will be recited
tonight, Thursday, at 8 p.m. in the Higgins Funeral
Home, Antioch, for Thomas Gill Jr. of Bethel Island, 53, who died Tuesday
at the Veterans Administration Hospital in
Martinez. Mass of Christian burial will be said at St. Anthony s
Catholic Church in Oakley at 1p.m. on Friday with
burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Oakley. Gill was a native of Oakley,
attended grammar school in Westley and grad-

uated from Patterson High School in l942. He served in the United States
Army during World War II. Following the war
he returned for a brief time to Patterson before moving to eastern Contra
Costa County where he has continued to make
his home. He was in the nursery business with his family and operated
the Antioch Evergreen Nursery. He is survived by
his wife, Millie Gill of Bethel Island; a son, Tim Gill of Hartford,
Wisconsin; two daughters, Sandy Roper and Debbie
Gill, both of Bethel Island; two grandchildren; his mother, Antoinette
Gill and a brother, Bill Gill, both of Oakley.

Glazebrock Myrtis WP 770224 np
Rites Today for M. Glazebrook; Services will be held at 11 a.m. today,
Thursday, at Evans Funeral Chapel for Myrtis
Witherly Patterson Glazebrook, 76, who died Tuesday in a Modesto hospital
following a lengthy illness. Interment will
be in Patterson District Cemetery. A native of California, she lived in
the Linden-Stockton area, was a resident of
Patterson from 1921-45 and had lived in Modesto since 1946. She attended
the University of California, Berkeley, where
she was a member of Pi Phi sorority. She was a member of the Del Rio
Country Club in Modesto. She is survived by a
daughter, Suzanne Kalisiratov, of Fresno; two grandsons, Jay W. Bratney
of Atherton and Thomas P. Bratney of Fresco;
and two cousins, Laura Clark of Turlock and Ann Radke of San Francisco.
The family requests remembrances be
donated to the American Cancer Society.

Grischott David A 771222 np
Auto Accident Takes Life of Patterson Man; Graveside services were held
Monday afternoon at Patterson District
Cemetery for David Alan Grischott, 20, of Patterson, who was killed in an
automobile accident on Highway 83 near Fruit
Avenue late Friday. The California Highway Patrol said yesterday it still
is investigating the crash, which also claimed
the life of Myrtle Young, 83, of Lathrop. Although there were no
witnesses to the accident, CHP officers said Mrs.
Young s car apparently went off the roadway, causing her to lose control
and come back into the southbound lane,
striking the Grischott vehicle nearly head-on. Both were killed
instantly. The accident occurred at 5:35 p.m. about 220
feet south of Fruit.   CHP officers were checking Mrs. Young s car at
mid-week for mechanical defects, but the final
report was not available. A lifelong resident of Patterson, Grischott was
a 1975 graduate of Patterson High school, where
he was a star football player and active in other sports. He was
employed at Grischott Bros. Service in Westley. He is
survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floren Grischott; a brother, Craig
Grischott; a sister, Karen Bettencourt, all of
Patterson; and grandparents, Mrs. Julia Grischott of Patterson and Mr.
and Mrs. Lawrence Starling of Gustine. The
family requests that any remembrances go to a favorite charity.

Guiberson Mae C 770217 np
Oakland Services for Mae Guiberson; Private family services were held
Monday for Mae Chrismand Guiberson, 74, who
died Friday at her home on Locust Ave. Inurnment was at Mt. View Cemetery
in Oakland. A native of Fresno, she was a
retired school teacher having taught at Lassen High School in Susanville.
She had lived here about seven years. She is
survived by one brother, Hiram Guiberson of Patterson.

Gustafson Anna T 770414 np
Services Held Monday for Anna Gustafson; Services were held at Our
Saviour s Lutheran Church Monday afternoon for
Anna Theresa Gustafson, 54, who died last Thursday following an auto
accident on 1-5 near Weed. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Gustafson had
lived here since 1927. She is survived by a son,
Charles Gustafson of Fresno; a daughter, Diane Schroer of Chico; two
brothers, John and George Reichmuth, both of
Patterson; two sisters, Mary Haugen of Arnold and Josephine Truttman of
Elk Grove and a sister-in-law, Alice Gustafson
of Patterson. She was preceded in death by her husband Lester. The
family requests that any remembrances be sent to
the memorial fund of Our Saviour s Lutheran Church.

Haack Arthur 770616 np
Services for Arthur Haack Tomorrow; Services will be held tomorrow,
Friday, at 1:30 p.n. in the Franklin & Downs
McHenry Chapel, McHenry at Palm Ave., for Arthur Haack, 76, who died
Tuesday in a Modesto hospital. Haack, a
native of Blair, Nebraska, came to California in 1920. He was the
founder and retired general partner of the Modesto
insurance firm Kriese, Haack, Kriese. His business brought him to the
West Side frequently and he was well known in
the area. He was a member of Modesto Lodge No. 675 F&AM, the Stockton
Scottish Rite Bodies, and the First
Methodist Church. He was an active member of the Mother Lode Gem and
Mineral Society. Haack is survived by his
wife, Eleanor M. of Modesto; four sons, Alan James, Michael Roland, Brian
William and Warren Arthur Haack; three
sisters, Frances L. Byers, Josephine Kriese and Anna Howe, all of Modesto
and two brothers, also of California.

Hale Wilma L 771229 np
Services Held for Wilma Lee Hale; Services were held Wednesday afternoon
in the Evans Funeral Chapel for Wilma Lee
Hale, 57, who died in her sleep last Thursday night while visiting
friends in Sulpher, Oklahoma. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Wynnewood, Okla., she had lived
in this area about 38 years. She had been
employed as a part-time clerk in the Westley Post Office and Westley
Market from 1950. She is survived by her husband,
O Dell Hale of Patterson; a son, Roy Hale of Fresno; five grandchildren;
two brothers and two sisters in Oklahoma and a
brother in Dallas, Texas.

Hammon Floyd 770324 np
Services Held Tuesday for Floyd Hammon; Services were held Tuesday at
Lakewood Memorial Park for Floyd Hammon,
78, who died Saturday in Turlock hospital. A native of Indian Territory,
Oklahoma, Hammon came to Ontario, California
in 1909 and became an apprentice electrician for Hotpoint Electrics at
age 11. He married Connie Mae Aldridge in 1919
and they moved to Modesto in 1920. In 1930 they came to Patterson and
Hammon worked at El Solyo Ranch for 11
years as an electrician and plumber. During World War II and until his
retirement, he worked on military construction at
various locations throughout the western states. Besides his wife he
leaves a son, Edward of Patterson; two daughters,
Clarece Hammon of Daly City and Barbara Ellington of San Francisco; three
grandchildren; one great-granddaughter;
three brothers; two sisters and many nieces and nephews, including
Florence Stewart of Patterson.

Hammon James R 770217 np
Services Held for James R. Hammon; Graveside services were held Monday
afternoon at Lakewood Memorial Park for
James Reed Hammon, 50, who died last Thursday in a Modesto hospital after
a brief illness. A native of Orcutt, he had
lived in the Patterson and Modesto areas most of his life. He is survived
by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hammon of
Patterson; a brother, Edward Hammon of Patterson; and two sisters,
Clarice Hammon of Daly City and Barbara Ellington
of San Francisco.

Harp Benjamin F 771110 np
Services Held for Benjamin F. Harp; Services were held Saturday morning
at Evans Funeral Chapel for Benjamin
Frank Franklin Harp, 77, who collapsed at his Grayson home last
Wednesday, and was pronounced dead on arrival at
Del Puerto Hospital. Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery. A
native of Texas, Harp had lived in Grayson 33
years. He was a retired employee of the West Stanislaus Irrigation
District. He is survived by his wife Joyce of Grayson;
four sons, Floyd of Manteca, Donald and David of Patterson and Darrel
Harp of Modesto; two daughters, Shirley Holley
of Modesto and Diane Harp of Patterson; a brother and sister, Virgil Harp
and Eula Hackett, both of Oklahoma; 23
grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Hatlen Julius H 770922 np
Services Held for Julius H. Hatlen; Services were held Wednesday
afternoon at Our Saviour s Lutheran Church for
Julius Herbert Hatlen, 86, who died Monday in a Newman convalescent
hospital. Interment was in Patterson District
Cemetery. Hatlen, a native of Norway, had lived in Stanislaus County
since 1941 and was a retired apricot grower.
He. is survived by his wife Lillie of Patterson, three sons, Orville S.
of Elk Grove, Philip H. of Lafayette and Burton N.
Hatlen of North Orrington, Maine; a sister in Santa Barbara and one in
Norway; and eight grandchildren. The family
requests remembrances be made to Our Saviour s memorial fund.

Hernandez Marlene E 770414 np
Hernandez Rites Held in Grayson; Services were held Friday night at the
Apostolic Assembly Church in Grayson for
Marlene Elizabeth Hernandez, 17, who died last Thursday in the local
hospital following a long illness. Graveside rites
were conducted Saturday morning at Patterson District Cemetery.   native
of Ceres, she had lived here all her life. She is
survived by her mother Pearl Hernandez and a half brother, Isaac Acevedo,
both of Patterson.

Hicks Boyd 770602 np
Services Here for Boyd Hicks; Services were held Wednesday morning at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Boyd Hicks, 60, who
died last Thursday in a Salinas hospital following a long illness.
Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery. A native
of Cheyenne, Okla., Hicks came to Patterson in 1930. He was a retired
farmer and plumber. He is survived by three
daughters, Anita Martin of Florida, Janet Rae of Missouri and Barbara Rae
of Anaheim; a son, Warren Boyd Hicks of
Anaheim; two sisters, Erma Carey of San Andreas and Winifred Gantz
Hendricks of Florida; four brothers, Frankie,
Warren, J.D., and Roy Hicks, all of Patterson, 9 grandchildren and 5
great-grandchildren.

Homen Margaret 770120 np
Mass Said for Margaret Homen; Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Monday
morning for Margaret E. Hornen, 63, who died of an apparent heart attack
at her El Circulo Ave. home last Thursday.
Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Los Banos, she
had lived in this area since 1925. Long active
in Portuguese organizations she was the treasurer of SPRSI and a member
of SES, UPPEC, UPEC, the YLI and Patterson
Garden Club. She is survived by a son, Henry Homen of Modesto; six
daughters, Madeline Homen, Margaret Phillips
and Bel Lopes, all of Patterson, Eleanor Ferreira of Turlock and Delores
Souza and Evelyn Dixon of Newman; a brother,
Joe A. Lema of Denair; 11 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

Horman Lester 771103 np
Services Held for Lester Horman; Services were held Friday morning at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Lester Horman, 65.
who died Oct. 25 in a Modesto Hospital. Interment was in Patterson
District Cemetery. A native of North Dakota, he had
lived in Patterson 49 years. He was supervisor of the East-West Dairymen
s Creamery in Newman. He is survived by his
wife Josephine of Patterson; a son, Wallace Horman of Patterson; a
brother, Charlie Horman of Modesto and two
granddaughters.

Houston Jack F 771117 np
Services Held for Jack F. Houston; Services were held Wednesday
afternoon at Evans Funeral Chapel for Jack Foster
Houston, 57, who died Sunday in the local hospital after a long illness.
Private inurnment was at Turlock Memorial Park.
Houston, a native of Modesto, was a retired Oakland apartment owner and
manager who moved to Patterson four months
ago. He is survived by his wife Colleen of Patterson; a son, Kenneth
Houston of McCall, Idaho and four grandchildren.

Kazda Peter J 771229 np
Services Today for Peter Kazda; Services will be held at 10 a.m. this
morning, Thursday, at Evans Funeral Chapel for
Peter J. Kazda, 89, who died Tuesday in a Newman convalescent hospital.
Interment will be in Patterson District
Cemetery. A native of Chicago, he was a retired foreman of a meat
processing plant in Oklahoma City and had lived in
Patterson 13 years. He is survived by his wife Marie of Patterson two
sons, Karel and Peter J. Kazda Jr., both of
Patterson three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Kinnear Elesa M 771103 np
Services for Elesa Kinnear; Services were held Wednesday afternoon in the
Evans Funeral Chapel for Elesa Mae
Khmear, 63, who died Sunday morning in the local hospital after a brief
illness. Interment was in Turlock Memorial
Park. A native of Turlock, Mrs. Kinnear had lived here since 1956. She
was office manager of Borden s in Modesto and
had taught third grade and special reading classes in the Patterson
Unified School District from 1963 to June 1977.
She is survived by her husband, Frank of Patterson; two sons, James
William of Patterson and John E. Kinnear of
Turlock; two sisters Virgina Dole of Turlock an Barbara Bergeron of
Hickman; two brothers, Jack Berg of Foster City
and Rod Berg of Arkansas; a stepfather, Loren Rouse of Turlock and three
grandchildren. The family requests that any
remembrances be given to the charity of the donor s choice.

Kraft Elizabeth M 770908 np
Services Held for Elizabeth Kraft; Graveside services were held Tuesday
morning at Patterson District Cemetery for
Elizabeth M. Kraft, 72, who died last Friday in an Oakland hospital after
a long illness. Mrs. Kraft, a lifelong resident of
the Patterson area, was a care-taker of the family ranch east of
Patterson. She is survived by her brother, Paul Gerber of
Westley, and three sisters, Helen Hurner of Patterson, Irene McCumber of
Felton and Hilda Draghi of Adobe Valley.

Kuck Cecilia M 770210 np
Services Held for Ceciha M. Kuck; Services were held Monday morning at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Cecilia M Maria
Kuck, 91, who died last Thursday in a Modesto hospital. Interment was at
Mount Eden Cemetery, Hayward. A native of
Denmark, she had lived in Stanislaus County 55 years. She is survived by
a sister, Kathryn Ramos Toste and numerous
nieces and nephews.

Lozano Hector D 771201 np
Services for Infant; Services were held Wednesday morning at Evans
Funeral Chapel for Hector Daniel Lozano, three
months, who died Saturday in Modesto. Interment was in Patterson
District Cemetery. A native of Modesto, he was the
son of Mr. and Mrs; Luis Lozano of Patterson. Other survivors include
two brothers, Luis Jr. and Armond Lozano and
grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Luis Lozano of Modesto.

Luce Ralph L 770106 np
Services Held for Ralph Luce; Services were held Tuesday afternoon at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Ralph L. Luce, 52,
who died last Thursday in the local hospital following a short illness.
Inurnment was in the Chapel of the Chimes, Santa
Rosa. A native of Gardena, Luce had lived in Patterson 12 years. He was
a farm worker and veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Maple Luce of Riverbank; four sons, Pat of
Vernalis, Joseph of Modesto, Tim of Oakdale and
Brian Luce of New Mexico; three daughters, Melinda Luce of Modesto, Maria
Wagoner of Oakdale and Cathrine Luce
of Riverbank; his mother, May M. Luce of New Mexico; a sister, Cathrine
Blakely of Vernalis and a brother, Joe Luce of
Lodi.

Luiz Rose A 771229 np
Mass Said for Rose A. Luiz; Mass of Christian burial   was recited Saturday
morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for
Rose Azevedo Luiz, 81, who died last Thursday in the   local hospital after
a short illness. Interment was in Patterson
District Cemetery. A native of the Azores, Mrs. Luiz   had been a Patterson
resident for the past 18 years. She is survived
by three sons, Mert and Walter Luiz of Patterson and   Donald Luiz of
Massachusetts; seven grandchildren and three great-
grandchildren.

Lynch Dessie M 771215 np
Services held here for Déssie Lynch; Services were held Tuesday afternoon
at Evans Funeral Chapel for Dessie Mae
Lynch, 54, who died Saturday in a Modesto hospital following a long
illness. Interment was in Patterson District
Cemetery. A native of Texas, Mrs. Lynch had lived in Modesto 10 years.
She is survived by her husband, Elvis Lynch of
Modesto; three daughters, Deborah Petitt of Modesto, Lisa Holley of
Hughson and Charlotte Schoenfeld of Bakersfield;
a son, Donald Lynch of Bakersfield; five sisters including Rachel
McDonald of Modesto; a brother and two
grandchildren.

McCoy Beulah 770721 np
Localites Sister Dies in Texas; Beulah McCoy, 77 year old sister of
localites Fern Ludlum and Bertha Ulmer, died early
this month at the Canyon Rest Home in Canyon, Texas. Burial was July 5
in a family plot at Wayside, Texas.

Medrano Bernardino P 771124 np
Medrano Services Held Here Tuesday; Mass of Christian burial was said
Tuesday morning at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church for Bernardino P. Medrano, 70, who died Friday in a Newman
convalescent hospital after a short illness.
Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Mexico, he had
lived in Watsonville before coming to
Newman. He is survived by nieces and nephews in this area.

Mejia Herminia 770929 np
Mass Today for Herminia Mejia; Mass will be said at 10 a.m. today,
Thursday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for
Herminia Mejia, 48. who died Tuesday in the local hospital after
suffering a heart attack. Interment will be in Patterson
District Cemetery. Mrs. Mejia had lived in the Grayson area 22 years. She
is survived by her husband Jose of Grayson;
three sons, Jessie of Ceres and Joe and Danny Mejia of Grayson; four
daughters, Beatrice Martinez of Indio and Olga,
Nora and Shelly Mejia of Grayson four sisters; one brother and three
grandchildren.

Minjarez Alice 770804 np
1 Arrested after Death Crash Here; A former Patterson woman was killed
early Sunday morning and her husband is still
listed in very serious condition following an accident on E. Las Palmas
Ave. Killed was Alice Minjarez, 19, of Pinedale
in the Fresno area. Her husband Mike was taken to Scenic General
Hospital in Modesto. The vehicle Minjarez was
driving was struck from behind, then left the roadway and struck a palm
tree. The other car did not stop. Arrested later
was Jimmy Ibarra, 22, of 214 S. Third St. who was booked into the county
jail on felony charges of driving while
intoxicated and hit and run. His auto was found at his home by city
police officers. About mid-day Sunday, someone
broke the windshield, rear window, two door windows, a back side window,
and a headlight on the Ibarra auto as it was
parked near his residence.

Mossi C John 771124 np
Mossi Buried Here; Private graveside services were held Wednesday at
Patterson District Cemetery for Constantino John
Mossi, 79, who died Sunday at Yountsville Veterans Hospital after a long
illness. A native of Switzerland, he had lived
here before entering the hospital 20 years ago. He is survived by a
sister in Switzerland and a niece, Minnie Brunoni of
Patterson.

Myers Bessie B 770623 np
Services Held for Bessie B. Myers; Services were held at Evans Funeral
Chapel Saturday morning for Bessie B. Myers,
80, who died the previous Wednesday in a Newman convalescent hospital
after a long illness. Interment was in Patterson
District Cemetery. A native of Arkansas, she had lived in Patterson 47
years. She is survived by her husband, Ernest D.
Myers of Patterson two sons, Frank of Newman and Ernest Myers of Ceres;
three daughters, Mildred Rose and Ruby
Collins, both of Modesto and Evangeline Posey of San Jose; three sisters,
Julia Bettes of Patterson, Alice Conley and
Bernice Lattner, both of Michigan; a brother, William Lattner of
Tennessee; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-
grandchildren.

Needham Roy E 770616 p 1
Roy. Needham Services Held Monday; Well-known community leader and
retired farmer Roy Elwood Needham, 84,
died last Thursday morning at the local hospital after collapsing at the
end of a Rotary Club meeting Wednesday.
A native of Tracy and member of a pioneer California family, Needham had
lived here 60 years. He was president of the
Rotary Club when a committee was appointed to initiate the drive to form
a hospital district in Patterson. A veteran of
World War I, Needham was past commander of the local American Legion
post; served on the Patterson High School
board of trustees; was a Boy Scout leader, past president of the Farm
Bureau and 50-Plus Club and was an active layman
in the Federated Church. He is survived by a son, Ha1 Needham of San
Francisco; daughter, Marjorie Fulton of San
Mateo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services were held
Monday morning at the Federated Church
with interment in the Patterson District Cemetery. The family requests
that any remembrances go to the Federated
Church.

Nelson Ray E 771103 np
Masonic Rites for Ray Nelson; Masonic services were conducted Monday
morning in the Evans Funeral Chapel for Ray
E. Nelson, 83, who died last Friday in a Modesto hospital after a short
illness. A native of Missouri, Nelson had lived in
Patterson since 1939. He was a retired businessman, former city council
member, city building ;inspector and planning
commission member. He was a member of Patterson Lodge No. 488 F & AM,
Scottish Rite Bodies of Stockton and the
Aahmes Shrine Temple of Oakland. Nelson is survived by his wife, Eva of
Patterson; four daughters, Lois Wagner of
Redwood City, Leanna Cox of Modesto, Norma Sutherland of Westley and
Irene Kemp of Patterson; three brothers,
Clifford and Lewis of Kansas and Oliver Nelson of San Jose, a sister,
Lola Grimes of Stockton; 10 grandchildren and
nine great grandchildren.

Prall John 770623 np
John Prall Services Tomorrow; John Prall, a well-known figure to
Patterson residents, died Monday in a Ceres hospital.
Rosary will be said tonight, Thursday, at 8 p.m. in the Evans Funeral
Chapel. Mass will be said at 9 am. Friday at Sacred
Heart Church. Interment will be in Patterson District Cemetery. Born
Ivan Praljak in Hercegovina, then part of the
Austro-Hungarian Empire, Prall celebrated his 88th birthday in May. He
came to California at the age of 15 and worked
as a road builder and maintainer under the highway department in southern
California before leaving that work in the
1930 s to become a farm worker. Prall came to Patterson about 1953 and
was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church.

Prather Fernanz J 771013 np
Local Woman s Brother Dies in Oregon; Final rites were conducted Oct. 6
at Newport, Oregon for Fernanz J. "Tiny"
Prater, 51, who died Oct. 1 as the result of an auto accident near
Klamath Falls. Interment was in Willamette National
Cemetery, Portland. Prater, a native Californian, resided in Patterson at
one time and was living in Salem, Oregon where
he was employed as a machine operator. He was a veteran of World War II,
a member of the Catholic Church and of the
Eagles Lodge. He is survived by his wife Mary Helen of Newport, Oregon;
three brothers, and three sisters including
Charlotte Nunes of Patterson.

Reynodls Deboral D 770127 p1
Canyon Mishap Kills Woman, 23; The wife of a young Pacific Gas & Electric
Co. employee who had moved to the West
Side only in the last several weeks was killed Sunday about noon at the
rough terrain area near Frank Raines Park in the
Del Puerto Canyon. Killed was Deborah Diane Reynolds, 23, of 28700
Draper Road, Newman. Her husband Robert, 30,
suffered possible broken ribs and numerous cuts and abrasions about the
upper part of his body. He was driving a four-
wheel drive vehicle and apparently left the trail in the rough terrain
area to climb up the side of a steep hill. The engine
died, and the vehicle started to roll backwards, finally sliding sideways
and overturning a number of times. Both were
taken to Del Puerto Hospital where Mrs. Reynolds was pronounced dead just
before 2 p.m. Sunday. Reynolds recently
transferred from Salinas to PG&E s Newman office as district
representative. He replaced Robert Scott of Patterson,
who was promoted to the company's Manteca office.

Saldivar Pedro R 770714 np
Mass Said for Pedro Saldivar; Mass of Christian burial was said Tuesday
morning at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for
Pedro Rodriguez Saldivar, 36, who was shot to death in a Bakersfield
motel room last Wednesday. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Mexico, he had lived in this
area 16 years. He is survived by his wife, Odilia of
Westley, three sons, Pedro Jr., Ricardo and Jaime Saldivar; two
daughters, Mininerva and Norma Saldivar; his mother,
Estafena Saldivar; and five brothers including Oscar, Nicolas, Antonio
and Santiago Saldivar. All are of Westley. He is
also survived by six sisters in Mexico.

Sarasqueta Juanita 770929 np
Rosary Tonight for Juanita Sarasqueta; Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
tonight, Thursday, at Evans Funeral Chapel for
Juanita Sarasqueta, 81, who died Monday in a local hospital after a
lengthy illness. Mass will be said Friday at 10 am. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church with interment in Patterson District
Cemetery. A native of Spain, she had lived in the
Patterson Westley area since 1932. She was a member of the Altar Society
and the Legion of Mary at Sacred Heart
Church. She is survived by a son, Joaquin F. Sarasqueta of Patterson; a
daughter, Rosita Lecertua of Idaho; a brother,
Juan Yturriaga of Connecticut; eight grandchildren, and three great-
grandchildren.

Schuerman Margaret R 770721 np
Merced Rites Held for M. Schuerman; Graveside services were held Tuesday
morning in the Merced District Cemetery
for Margaret Rose Schuerman. 36, who died Friday in a Palo Alto hospital.
A three-year resident of Patterson, Mrs.
Schuerman and her family previously resided in Turlock. She was a native
of Merced. She is survived by her husband
Harold, owner of Patterson Glass and Radiator here; a son. Ronald; and
daughter, Kim Schuerman, all of Patterson; and
her mother, Grace Jackson of Turlock.

Schwab Lillie C 770203 np
Dinuba Services for Lillie Schwab Will Be Friday; Services will be held
Friday at 2 p.m. at Smith Mountain Cemetery,
Dinuba, for Lillie Catherine Schwab, 83, who died Wednesday at a Newman
convalescent hospital after a lengthy Illness.
A native of Michigan, she had lived in Dinuba prior to moving here about
six years ago. Her husband had been a
prominent rancher in the Dinuba area. She was a member of the Fresno
chapter DAR, a 50-year member and past matron
of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of Daughters of the Nile and
the Dinuba Methodist Church. She is survived by
a daughter, Barbara Zarcone of Patterson; two sons, Donald Schwab of
Fullerton and Stephen Schwab of Garland, Texas;
eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Shelton Ronnie G 770602 np
Services Today for R. Shelton; Services will be held at 2 p.m. this
afternoon, Thursday, at Evans Funeral Chapel for
Ronnie Gene Shelton, 26, who was killed in an auto accident on Carpenter
Rd. Saturday. Interment will be in Patterson
District Cemetery. A native of Little Rock, Ark., Shelton had lived in
the Patterson area 15 years. He is survived by his
wife Emma of Patterson; three daughters, Rhonda Lee, Mary and Melody
Shelton, all of Patterson; his mother, Virginia
Rangell of Patterson; his father, Ernest Shelton of Arkansas; and three
brothers, Raymond Brown of Los Angeles, Ernest
of Turlock and Dewayne Shelton of Patterson.

Sidwell Lillian M 770113 np
Lillian Sidwell Services Held; Services were held Monday afternoon at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Lillian May Sidwell,
75, who died last Thursday in the local hospital alter a long illness.
Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery.
A native of Nebraska, she had lived here 30 years. She is survived by her
husband, E.W. "Sid" Sidwell; three sons,
Harley Sidwell of Red Bluff and Homcr and Gerald Aldred, both of Chico;
two daughters, Marie Terry of Sheridan and
Margie Stennitt of Modesto; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and
one great great grandchild.

Simon-Hernandez Jose L 770929 np
Services Held for Simon-Hernandez; Mass of Christian burial was said
Monday afternoon at Sacred Heart Church for
Jose Luis Simon-Hernandez, 18, who died Friday in a Merced Hospital where
he had been unconscious since almost
drowning during a Labor Day outing near Merced. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of Mexico, he
had lived here five years and was employed by Foster Farms, Livingston.
Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jose
Simon of Grayson.

Smith Lillian H 770106 np
Services Today for Lillian Smith; Services will be held today, Thursday,
at 10 a.m. in the Federated Church for long time
Patterson resident Lillian Hendy SmIth, 87, who died Tuesday in a Newman
convalescent hospital following a long
illness. Interment will be in Patterson District Cemetery. A native of
Minnesota, Mrs. Smith came to Stanislaus County
with her family in 1895 and attended school in the Westport District.
She married Frank Smith in 1911 and they
eventually settled in her parents home on Ward Avenue. She was widely
noted in the area for her cooking achievements
and catered for various local organizations. She was active in the
Federated Church for many years. Mrs. Smith was
preceded in death by and her husband, four brothers and five sisters
including her twin and Mrs. Laura Patchett. For
sometime during the 1920's the Smiths were the only school bus drivers in
the district. She is survived by two daughters,
Betty Dwyer of Cupertino and Josie Killgrove of Mountain View; a brother,
Glen Hendy of Patterson; five
grandchildren, Lorrie Freitas of Patterson, Rhonda Ferguson of San
Francisco and Mike, Dave and Dan Dwyer, all of San
Jose, and two great-grandchildren.

Snyder Shirley J 771229 np
Graveside Service for Shirley Snyder; Graveside services were held
Saturday afternoon in the Patterson District
Cemetery for Shirley Jean Snyder, 48, who died last Wednesday in a
Modesto hospital following a short illness.
A native of Kansas, she had lived in Patterson 18 months. She is survived
by her husband, Joe Snyder of Patterson; two
sons, Rodney Earl Woodruff and John J. Snyder, both of Modesto; three
daughters, Candace Huckaby of Fresno and
Terie Snyder and Cheri Metzger, both of Modesto; her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Loren Grey of Carson City, Nev.; a sister,
Norma Becknal of Reno, Nev.; and 18 grandchildren.

Solarez Casinro O 770818 np
Mass Today for Casinro Solarez; Mass of Christian burial will be said at
10 am, today, Thursday, in Sacred Heart
Catholic Church for Casinro "Willie" Ortega Solarez, 42, who was found
dead in the city park Saturday night. Results of
an autopsy are pending. Interment will be in Patterson District
Cemetery. A native of Brawley, he had lived here seven
years. He is survived by two sons, Casinro Jr. and Ralph Solarez, and two
daughters, Sally Delgado and Barbara Solarez,
all of Brawley; two brothers, Manuel of Patterson and Crispin Solarez of
Turlock; and four sisters, Rosalina Singh, Libby
Solarez and Angie Wilson, all of Patterson, and Josephine Dobia of
Brawley.

Stroud Leon 770609 np
Services Friday for Leon Stroud; Graveside services will be held at
Patterson District Cemetery Friday at 10 a.m. for
Leon Arthur Stroud, 61, who was found dead of natural causes Monday at
his home. A native of Oklahoma, he had lived
in Patterson 41 years. He is survived by a brother, Wesley T. Stroud of
Fresno, and a sister, Mary Criswell of Merced.

Sykes Hubert 771117 np
Masonic Services for Hubert Sykes; Masonic services were performed
Tuesday afternoon at Evans Funeral Chapel for
Hubert Sykes, 82, who died in a Modesto hospital Friday night following
surgery. Interment was in Patterson District
Cemetery. Sykes, a native of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England had lived
in Patterson since 1919. He retired from the
general contracting business in 1974. He was a. member of the Patterson
Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies of
Stockton, the Ashmes Shrine Temple of Oakland and the Patterson Rotary
Club. Survivors include a niece and nephew
in Canada.

Thomas Loyd W 771027 np
Services Held Here for Loyd Thomas; Services were held at Evans Funeral
Chapel. Wednesday morning for Loyd Wayne
Thomas, 46, who died in a Louisiana veterans hospital Oct. 18. Interment
was in Patterson District Cemetery. A native
of Arizona, Thomas had lived in Patterson until about 15 years ago. He is
survived by two sons, Michael of Anaheim and
Mark Thomas of Ontario; two daughters, Victoria Rey of Arizona and Glynis
Thomas of Anaheim; his mother, Mamie
Montgomery of Modesto; and two brothers, Donald Lee of Turlock and Gary
Dale Thomas of Modesto.

Thorkelson Mabel 771222 np
Services Friday for Mabel Thorkelson; Services will be held Friday at 2
p.m. in the Evans Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mabel
Thorkelson, 85, who died Wednesday morning in a Turlock hospital after a
long illness. Interment will be in Patterson
District Cemetery. A native of Kenyon, Minn., Mrs. Thorkelson had lived
in Patterson the last 14 years. She is survived
by her husband, John Thorkelson of Patterson; a daughter, Mrs. Arnold
Sletta of Brea; five grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren and four sisters including Olga A. Bonlie of Patterson.
Memorial fund
The Patterson High School class of 1975 has established a memorial fund
for David Grischott, who was killed last week
in an automobile accident. Donations may be addressed to the Memorial
Fund for David Grischott in care of Lloyds
Bank, P.O. Box 115, Patterson.
Torrison John M 771103 np
John Torrison Buried Here; Patterson pioneer farmer John M. Torrison died
last Wednesday, Oct. 26, in a Newman
convalescent hospital following a lengthy illness. Services for Torrison
were held Friday afternoon at Our Saviour s
Lutheran Church. Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery. A native
of Minnesota, Torrison came to Patterson in
1912. He had been retired from farming for some years. He is survived by
his wife Bernice; a son, John Edward Torrison
a daughter, Joyce Marie Brunelle; and four grandchildren, all of
Patterson; two brothers, Sigurd of Patterson and A. L.
Torrison of Fresno and a sister, Christine Johnson of Penn Valley, CA.
The family requests that any memorials be made
to the Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or the American Heart Association.

Tournahu Anstasle 770113 np
Mass Said for A. Tournahu; A mass of Christian burial was said Wednesday
morning at St. Bruno Catholic Church, San
Bruno, for Anastasle Tournahu of Crows Landing, 93, who died in the local
hospital Saturday. Interment was at Holy
Cross Cemetery, Colma. A native of France, she had been a California
resident 75 years and lived the last four years in
Crows Landing. She is survived by a daughter, Josephine Grisez of Crows
Landing, five grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren.

Valdez Mary H 770614 np
Private Services for Mary Valdez; Private services were held at Patterson
District Cemetery Monday for Mary Helen
Valdez, 37, who died as the result f an accident on 1-5 near the Westley
exit last Wednesday. A native of Los Angeles
she had lived in Tracy 15 years. She is survived by her father, Benjamin
Valdez of Tracy and several brothers and sisters
in Los Angeles.

Victor Emily A 770224 np
Rosary Is Friday for Emily Victor; The rosary will be recited Friday at 8
p.m. in Evans Funeral Chapel for Emily A.
Victor, 74, who died Wednesday in the local hospital. Mass of Christian
burial will be said at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church on Saturday, February 27, at 9 a.m. Interment will be in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of the Azores,
Mrs. Victor had lived here since 1942. She was a member of the IDES,
YLI, UPPEC, SPRSI, UNLIS and the Sacred
Heart Church Altar Society. She is survived by her husband, Joe Victor
Sr. of Atwater; seven grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.

Victorino Virginia M 770623 np
Mass Said for V. Victorino; Mass of Christian burial was said Wednesday
morning at Sacred Heart Church for Virginia
M. Victorino, 90, who died Sunday in a Turlock convalescent hospital.
Interment was in Patterson District Cemetery.
A native of the Azores, she had lived here 67 years. She was a member of
SPRSI and UPPEC.   She is survived by two
sisters, Felicia C. Souza of Hilmar and Anna Enos of San Jose.

Vorse Esther E 770407 np
Services held for Esther Vorse; Memorial services were held Tuesday
afternoon at the Evangelical Covenant Church for
Esther Elizabeth Vorse, 86, who died Friday in a Modesto hospital.
Inurnment was at the Chapel of the Chimes,
Oakland. A native of Colorado, she had lived here 17 years. She is
survived by a daughter, Alva Rogers of San Jose; a
son, Ray Almquist of Temple City; four grandchildren and six great
grandchildren.

Wagner Harry 770113 np
Services Held for Harry Wagner in Redwood City; Word has been received of
the death of former Patterson resident
Harry Wagner in Palo Alto last week. Services were held Saturday
followed by private interment. A native of Pueblo,
Colorado, Wagner served in the United States Air Force 27 years, retiring
as a Lt. Col. He moved to Redwood City
seven years ago. He is survived by his wife, Lois of Redwood City; two
sons, Richard of Phoenix and Brett of Patterson;
a daughter, Mary Wagner of Redwood City; a brother, Robert Wagner of Elm
Grove, Wisconsin; and four grandchildren.

White Vernon A 770609 np
Services Held for Vernon A. White; Services were held Tuesday morning at
Evans Funeral Chapel for Vernon Avis
White, 75, who died Saturday in a Los Banos hospital. Interment was in
Patterson District Cemetery. A native of
Oklahoma, White had lived here eight years and was a retired farmer. He
is survived by his wife, Mary White of
Patterson; two sons, David E. of San Jose and Walter L. White of
Missouri; a daughter, Mary Ruth Dawson of Los
Banos; two sisters, and three brothers in Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.

Woolley Margaret L 770210 np
Services Here Friday for Mrs. Woolley; Graveside services will be held
Friday at 1 p.m. in the Patterson District
Cemetery for Margaret L. Woolley, 89, who died Tuesday in Stockton.
Father George Cornwall will officiate at services
at St. John s Episcopal Church in Stockton at 11 a.m, Friday morning.
Mrs. Woolley, a native of Edinburgh Scotland,
came to California as a child and settled with her family in the San Jose
area. Her husband, the late William Woolley,
was an engineer and instrumental in developing irrigation in the
Patterson area. They resided in Patterson from 1920 to
1966. After her husband s death, Mrs. Woolley moved to Modesto and then
to Stockton in 1970. A well-known artist,
she had exhibited her work in the United States and foreign countries.
She was a member of the Modesto and Stockton
art leagues and the National League of Penwomen which she served as
national vice-president. Mrs. Wootley was also a
member of Delta Kappa Gama, a national educator s society, and was dean
of woman at Patterson High School for 20
years. She is survived by a daughter, Harrie Pankey of Stockton; four
sons, Lorimer of Carmel, Muir of Sacramento,
Craig of St. Paul, Minn., and John Woolley of Modesto; 20 grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of DeYoung Memorial Chapel, 601 N.
California, Stockton and friends may call
there until 10 a.m. Friday morning.

				
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