After a valiant effort to live with a debilitating disease for over 30 years, Paul quietly passed away at home in the company of his loving wife of 38 years, Cheryl. Throughout his lifetime of dealing with multiple sclerosis, Paul exhibited a fighting spirit, one that led him to craft his personal life philosophy. He fervently believed, that because of his MS, he touched more lives and with a deeper impact, than if he had not dealt with the disease.
A celebration of the life for Clarence (Van) Vandenberg will be held on Saturday, May 14th at Los Gatos Lodge, 50 Los Gatos Saratoga Road, Los Gatos, CA from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Van passed away on May 4th surrounded by his loving family after an extended battle with cancer. He was born November 28, 1928 in Turlock, CA and was the son of Henrietta and Richard Vandenberg. From humble, small town roots, Van had an amazing journey and remarkable life. After graduating from Ripon High and attending University of Nevada Reno, he joined the Navy and became a ...
Russell Frank Douma, 97, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, May 9, 2016 in the comfort of his home in Ripon. He was born in Holland, MI on June 26, 1918 to his parents Andrew and Sophia Douma.
Eloisa "Meli" Pelletier entered into rest on May 8, 2016 in Salida, CA. She was born in Corona, CA on April 15, 1941. She worked for Bank of America for over 35 years. Meli was energetic and loved life. She enjoyed people often saying "Everywhere I go people just like talking to me." She enjoyed painting, arts and crafts as well as her occasional trips to the casinos where she could gamble and talk to people.
During Dahl's 82 years, Dahl was a husband, father and grandfather. He worked as a fire captain, building contractor and served in the US Navy. He was a member of the LDS church, Modesto Model A Club, and enjoyed fishing, hunting and many other activities.
Delmira, 81 of Ripon passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, May 6th at her home after a long-term illness. She was born on November 15, 1934 in Terceira, Azores to her parents Jose Pereira da Rocha and Margarida Segredo.
Arvel "Gene" Birdwell, born July 29, 1929 in McCamey, TX, passed away May 4, 2016 at the of 86. He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Mary Sonia Birdwell. Gene will be greatly missed by his children, Cynthia Birdwell- Rand and husband James Rand of Livermore, Janet Linn of Citrus Heights, and Arvel Gene Birdwell Jr. of Citrus Heights.
Frances Mary Foreman is now resting in peace with the good Lord. Mrs. Foreman passed away peacefully on May 5, 2016 at the age of 88. Frances was born on May 24, 1927 to Maude and Francis Small in Cogan, South Wales.
August "Pete" Arrollo, Jr 84, entered into rest on April 25, 2016 in Manteca, CA. He was born on November 2, 1931 to the late August and Anita Arrollo in Turlock, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents and loving wife Genevieve. Pete is survived by his children; Emily Galindro, Cheryl Hatton, Cindy Goff (Nick), Peter Arrollo (Alicia), David Arrollo (Cindy), Angie Belanger (Ken), Bernie Volk (Pat) and Augie Arrollo (Anna). He was blessed by 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. In addition Pete leaves behind his four siblings, Fred Arrollo, Gabby Arrollo, Louie Guerra and ...
Evelyn Marguerite Branscum (Williams), 89, entered into rest on May 3, 2016 in Hughson, CA. She was born on September 30, 1926 in Bellemont, Oklahoma. Evelyn joins her beloved husband in heaven, Velorien Coy Branscum (Vel), as well as, her parents John and Clarabel Williams and her siblings Georgia Hart and Boyce Williams.
Alice "Spud" MacDonald was born in 1924 in Anaconda, Montana. Spud married fellow Anacondan and returning World War II naval aviator Barney MacDonald in 1946. Together with their five sons they moved to Ripon in 1964. Their sixth son was born a year later.