Obituaries for August 14, 2002
Mrs. Elisabeth Canfield of Herald passed away on Aug. 6. She was 63.
Elisabeth, a 52 year resident of Sacramento County, was born in San Francisco, on Nov. 10, 1938. She moved to Sacramento in her early teens with her family. After graduating from high school, she worked with the Department of Motor Vehicles as a data processor. She also worked for the Sacramento County Sheriff's department. She was a member of the St. Christopher Catholic Church.
In 1957 she married Bob Canfield. They moved to Herald in 1967, where she co-owned the Herald Store with her former husband Bob Canfield, whom she divorced in 1986. The pair remained very good friends until the time of her death.
She is survived by her children, Shane Canfield of Bakersfield, Mark Canfield of Galt, Tianya Greenmeyer of Herald, and Larry Canfield of Sacramento; her former husband, Robert Canfield of Galt; eight grandchildren and a sister, Ilse Geasland of the Bay Area.
A memorial service was held Aug. 12 at the Galt Funeral Chapel with Deacon Tom McGill of St. Christopher's officiating.
Bonnadene Edna Fore Hieb of Lodi passed away June 16 following a short illness.
She was born May 11, 1929 to Nellie and Elmo Fore, living her entire life on the family homestead west of Lodi.
She graduated from Lafayette Elementary School, Lodi High (class of 1947), Delta Jr. College and CSU Sacramento School of Education.
Bonnie's first job was at General Mills in Lodi. After raising her family, she became a teacher. Most of her teaching career was spent serving the students and families of Oak View School, Acampo.
As a young lady, she enjoyed Theta Rho and was a life long member of Rebekahs. She loved spending summers in Pacific Valley, being a generous hostess and friend to all who would come to the cabin and campfires.
In 1948, she married the love of her life, Eddie Hieb. They were wed for 50 years. They were the parents to four children, Roger Hieb (deceased), Susan Buff of Sacramento, Kathy Price of Pioneer, and John Hieb of Murphys. They were the grandparents to Holly Hieb, Lisa Hieb, Julie Hieb Owens, Arthur Price, Janice Price, Cheri Price, Victoria Price, John Price, Eden Buff Keating, Randy Buff, Erika Buff Morgan, Rolf Buff, and Jens Buff; and three great grandchildren, Marcus Edward Owens, Bradley Edward Buff, and Madeline Gainey Keating.
The youngest of four children, she is survived by Claude Fore of Lodi and Dorothy Foianini of Sacramento, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Burdette Fore.
Bonnie was a caring, generous and friendly Christian woman who extended kindness and love to all. She will be deeply missed.
A memorial service was held June 22. Committal was June 24 at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.
Contributions in her memory may be sent to Oak View School Memorial Fund in honor of Bonnadene Hieb, Bank of Stockton, Lodi Branch, 121 West Walnut, Lodi, CA 95240 or the Ed Hieb Memorial Scholarship Fund of the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi, c/o P.O. Box 761, Lodi, CA 95241.
Mary 'Annie' Calibo
Mary 'Annie' Calibo, a 57-year resident of Thornton, passed away on Aug. 9. She was 79.
She was born in Los Sauses, Colorado on Oct. 23, 1923.
She was the beloved wife of the late Jacinto Calibo; loving mother of DeAnna White (Tony), Patricia Harmon (Rick), Joy Calibo, Cindy Nieoson (Tim); devoted sister of Lola Moreno and Don Chavez; proud grandmother of three and cherished aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Her compassion and devotion to her family and friends will always be remembered. She will be deeply missed.
A Rosary was held on Aug. 12 and a Mass on Aug. 13 at the Mater Ecclesiae Catholic Church in Thornton. Internment followed at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento.
Obituaries for July 31, 2002
Alyce Welch, of Galt, passed away on July 22. She was 87.
She was born Alyce Keifer on Oct. 16, 1914 in South Dakota. She was a resident of Galt for 30 years.
She enjoyed being with her husband, fishing, horseback riding and singing. She was a singer for Lawrence Welk.
She is survived by two daughters; two step-sons and numerous grandchildren.
Per her request, no services will be held, and inurnment will be private.
Alyce was a wonderful lady, who will be greatly missed.
Gloria J. Nelson
Gloria J. Nelson, 71, of Stockton, died in a Stockton hospital July 22. A native of Schulter, Oklahoma, she was born May 20, 1931. She moved with her parents to Acampo at the age of 11, and attended Galt schools. She married Delmer Nelson on Aug. 18, 1948.
Gloria was a homemaker throughout her life and enjoyed raising exotic birds for the past 22 years. She moved to Stockton in 1969 and was a member of the Micke Grove Zoological Society and a past member of the Sacramento Bird Club. She enjoyed music and computers.
She is survived by her husband, Delmer Nelson of Stockton; daughter Konnie Strange of Galt; two sisters, Peggy Van Conett of Galt and Dortha Huber of Lodi.
Memorial services were held July 26 at Cherokee Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Lodi. Inurnment was private at Cherokee Memorial Park.
Donations may be made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 1524 McHenry Ave., Suite 210, Modesto, CA 95350-4568.
Obituaries for July 24, 2002
Bernice Elizabeth Wahl
Bernice Elizabeth Wahl died on July 1 in Acampo. She was 64.
She was born in South Dakota on June 7, 1938 and was a resident of the Galt area for 50 years.
She was the wife of the late LaDean Wahl, loving mother of LaNise Burke of Woodbridge, Brenda Newhall of Herald and Randal Wahl of Lodi. She was grandmother of seven and sister of Kathy Jackson of Herald and Ray Heinrich of Concord and the late Vernetta Rosen and Adeline Wood.
She was a housewife and a member of the Lodi Women of the Moose.
Per the family's request, no services will be held.
Obituaries for July 17, 2002
J. Fred Schlotthauer
Fred Schlotthauer, loving husband, father, grandfather and teacher, passed away on July 9. He was 57.
He had many friends in the Fresno, Kerman and Sacramento areas. His passion was live opera, and he loved Bugs Bunny cartoons. Fred, in recent years, volunteered his time with the Fresno International Grand Opera and California Opera Society.
He is survived by his wife, Kay; a daughter, Kristin Coffey; a son, Jack Schlotthauer; two brothers, George Schlotthauer and wife Stacy, and Mike Schlotthauer and wife Samantha; one sister, Sandy Olsen and husband Robert; three grandchildren, Paul Joseph and Katie Hobson, and Spencer Coffey.
A memorial service was held July 13 in Kerman, followed by graveside services at Fresno Memorial Gardens.
Remembrances may be made to the California Opera Association Educational Fund, P.O. Box 9177, Fresno, CA 93790, or Diabetes Foundation.
Eleanor "Ellie" Walker
Eleanor "Ellie" Walker, of Galt, passed away following a brief illness on July 4. She was 58.
She was born Eleanor Ferreira in Fall River, Massachusetts on Sept. 23, 1943 and lived in West Haven, Connecticut for 20 years. She had lived in the Galt area for 11 years.
She was a registered nurse at Lodi Memorial Hospital for 11 years and was a member of the Truesdale Hospital Alumni Association.
She enjoyed going to casinos, gardening, sewing and being with people.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Robert and John Ferreira.
She is survived by her husband, William George Walker of Galt; a brother, Thomas J. Ferreira of Massachusetts; her children, Karen and Michael Walker of Connecticut; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held on July 26 at 5 p.m. at the Ben Salas Funeral Home in Galt. Inurnment will be private.
May Markel of Galt passed away on July 2 at Sutter Hospital in Sacramento. She was 79.
Born on Oct. 29, 1922 as May Ross in Leavenworth, Kansas, May came to California from Oklahoma in 1942 where she settled in Sacramento. She moved to Galt six years ago.
She retired as a waitress and worked as a short order cook at various establishments for most of her life.
She enjoyed her family and friends, and playing games, such as Bingo with her friends. She was a member of Galt Methodist Chruch.
May was survived by her children, Theodore Seher, Jr., of Warwick, RI; Donald H. Seher of Beacon, NY; Yevette Welch of Paynescreek; and Vinita Shubin of Sacramento. She was preceded in death by son Warren Seher in 1989.
A memorial was held on Thursday, July 11, 2002 at the Galt United Methodist Church.
Pastor Craig Dale was the officiate.
Contributions may be made to the Cancer Society or Diabetes Foundation.
The Galt Funeral Home handled all of the arrangements.