Howard E. Huntley, 98, of Lathrop, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2009. He was born July 20, 1911 in Oakdale; he was the second of five children of the late Lyman & Ila Huntley. He lived in San Francisco for 33 years and retired from the City in 1973, where he worked for 25 years as a truck driver. He loved living in the city but in 1975 his wife Nellie persuaded him to move to Lathrop, where his ancestors were early settlers. A year after moving, his beloved wife of 28 years passed away.
David R. Tuchtenhagen, 61, after a long battle with cancer, lost his life on August 14, 2009. Dave was an exceptional husband, father and friend to all that had the pleasure of meeting him. Known as "Tuch" to all of his family and friends, David will forever be a part of their thoughts and prayers.
Lila Lee Farmer, 84, went to Heaven on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 after losing her fight with leukemia. She was born August 20, 1924 in Silo Springs, Arkansas to the late Charles and Beatrice Clifton Wallingford, her father was English and Mother was half Otoe Indian.
H. Delores (Dee) Machado McCoy, 77, of Lewiston, Idaho, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho. She was born in Soquel, California to parents Elmer E. Gravelle and Ada Hackbarth. Dee was married to Paul A. Machado for 25 years. He passed away on June 29, 1972. She later married Fred H. McCoy who passed away on March 7, 2008.
A native of Escalon, David Charles Cline Jr. was only 42 years old when he passed away on Aug. 11 at Oak Valley Care Center with his family by his side. He was born on November 9, 1966 in Oakdale to David & Gloria Cline of Escalon.
Jeremiah A. "Jeremy" Goodman, 20 years of age, passed on August 10, 2009. Jeremy was serving a 4 year enlistment in the United States Army. He had been stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia for the past 2 years, where he recently completed the qualifications for the rank of E-5.
Bertha Bronia Olbrycht, 92, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009. Bertha was known for her kindness and commitment to creating a better life for others, especially children. She dearly loved all her children and grandchildren. Even in her eighties she would catch Amtrak and Dial A Ride to help them and be with them whenever needed. She was born in New York where she met her beloved husband Al and it was love at first sight.