Obituaries for December 11, 2002
E. Jackson 'Jack' Bryant died recently in his home in Herald after a short illness. He was 63.
A native of Earl, Arkansas, his family moved to the Brentwood area in 1946. He was called to active duty in the US Navy in 1957 and did most of his service on the USS Magoffin as an electronics technician. He was honorably discharged in November 1960.
He graduated from Cal Berkeley in 1966 with a degree in Sociology. He entered the US Postal Service in 1966 as a Special Assistant to the Postmaster General in Washington, DC. He worked for the US Postal Service until 1992 at which time he retired as Director of Marketing and Communications.
Jack enjoyed sailing, history, genealogy, Cajun cooking and, especially, his grandsons.
Jack is survived by his wife, Theressa (Terry); a son, Chris of Corvallis, oregon; stepsons, Michael and Ted Giammona of Pt. Reyes Station; two grandsons, Morgan and Ryan Giammona of Point Reyes Station; Myrna Bryant of Bremerton, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at South Lawn Mortuary in Elk Grove on Thursday, Nov. 21, with burial at Union Cemetery near Brentwood.
Jack wanted his last weeks to be spent in the privacy of his home with his wife and son. Hospice of San Joaquin, a nonprofit organization, helped Terry to carry out his wishes. The family prefers donations be made in his memory to the Hospice of San Joaquin, 2609 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 96210-4222.
Aleda Jacobson, 89, of Galt passed away at a local hospital on Dec. 7, 2002. She was born on March 4, 1913 in Colton, South Dakota. She attended schools in South Dakota and Wisconsin, and was confirmed in Bethesda Lutheran Church in Racine, Wisconsin.
Aleda married Francis Jacobson on Sept. 12, 1931 in Canton, South Dakota. She was the mother of five children, Francis Jr., Ronald, and James of Galt, and Janet Williams of Galt. She was preceded in death by daughter Carol Ann in 1958, grandson Gaylen in 1959, granddaughter Kelli in 1990, and husband Francis in 1990.
She is survived by sisters Lorraine Nordrum of Montana, Gladys Hammer of Minnesota and brother Henry Olson of Lodi; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was a charter member of the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church of Galt and Rebekah Lodge #132.
No visitation will be held. Services at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church will be private. Interment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi. Galt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wayne C. Condray
Wayne C. Condray of Galt passed away from natural causes on Dec. 7. He was 73.
He was born in Kingsburg, CA on Oct. 27, 1929. He was raised and educated in the Oakland and Berkeley area. He moved to Lodi in 1969, and the family settled in Galt in 1997.
He was proud to have served in the United States Air Force. He was also an audiophile who enjoyed photography and fishing. He loved to 'tinker.' He worked on clocks, built model airplanes and enjoyed anything to do with avionics.
He was a longtime member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and served as past president of the Lutheran League.
He is survived by his sons, David Underwood of Orangevale, Norman Underwood of Galt and Keith Underwood of Sacramento; six grandchildren; brothers, Gary Condray of Newbury Park and Donald Condray of Loveland Ohio and his sister Betty Jean Slattum of Newbury Park.
Funeral services will be held on Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Galt Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Galt Funeral Home located at 702 B Street in Galt. Committal will follow the funeral at the Galt Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Galt Community Concilio.
Allan Bradley Jacobson II
Allan Bradley Jacobson II of Port Republic, Maryland passed away suddenly on the morning of Nov. 5. He was born on Dec. 26, 1977. He attended grammar school in Galt and graduated from Calvert High School in Prince Frederick, MD. His father was career Navy.
He worked with All American Ambulance Service, MD. as an EMT/driver. He was a member of Calvert Advance Life Support Unit Inc.(all volunteers), along with his father, a paramedic.
He is survived by his parents, Allan Bradley Jacobson I, a Galt High School graduate now of Port Republic, MD, with wife Paulette Louise (Friend) Jacobson; a brother Jacob Samuel Jacobson of St. Leonard, MD; a sister Amy Elizabeth Jacobson of Port Republic, MD; grandmother Elaine of Galt; grandmother Ruth of Oklahoma.; aunts, Cindy Bacon and Nancy Thomas of Galt and aunts and uncles, Penny, Robert, David, Rosemary, Jackie, Jeffrey, Michael and Dale of Baltimore, MD.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jacob S. Jacobson Jr. of Galt.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to the Calvert Advanced Life Support, PO Box 1909, Prince Frederick, MD 20678-1909.
Obituaries for April 2, 2003
Albin M. Slavec
Albin Michael Slavec of Galt passed away from cancer on March 24, 2003. He was 59.
He was born on Sept. 30, 1943 in Placerville and moved with his family to Sacramento at an early age. He attended Sacramento area schools and attended Sacramento State University.
He married Beverly Jean Heathington on July 11, 1964 and raised his family in Sacramento. He moved to Galt in 1991.
He was an Installation Technician for SBC/PacBell for more than 38 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army who enjoyed playing Bingo, traveling to Hawaii and spending quality time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Slavec of Galt; his daughter, Deanna Slavec of Sacramento; his son, Michael Slavec of Cresent City; his grandmother, Meagan Slavec; and three sisters, Maryann Atkinson of Sacramento, Carol Brown of Folsom and Betty Hodgeman of Peoria, Arizona.
Funeral services were held on March 28 at the Lodi Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Burdick of the Spiritual Life Center in Sacramento officiated.
Committal followed the funeral at the Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.
Lorraine Willis, 71, of Galt, died March 26, 2003 of congestive heart failure in Lodi after a lengthy illness. She was born Lorraine Albertson on Dec. 8, 1931 in Indiana.
Mrs. Willis was a retired nurse. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars in Galt. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and playing cards. She was a resident of the area for 20 years.
She is survived by her children, Virginia Witbeck of Lodi and Charles T. Clarkston of Fairview Heights, Illinois; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Monday at the Ben Salas Funeral Home with Richard Francis officiating.
Paula R. Ramirez, 55, of Galt, died March 27, 2003 of natural causes in Lodi. She was born on Sept. 29, 1947 in Lodi.
Mrs. Ramirez was a housewife. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Adolfo Ramirez of Galt; children, Chris, Mike, Elizabelle, and Adolfo Jr.; siblings, Gloria, Alex, Victor, Mora, Sammy, Lucy, Anita, Denette and Nancy; mother, Juanita Salazar of Galt; and seven grandchildren.
A rosary was recited Tuesday at Ben Salas Funeral Home. Committal is private. No other service is planned.
Obituaries for May 26, 2004
Gilbert S. Newman
Gilbert S. Newman of Stockton, formerly of Galt, passed away from natural causes on May 17, 2004. He was 84.
He was born on June 15, 1919 in Motherwell, Scotland. He lived in Galt for 25 years and in Stockton for 10 years. He was a retired lithographer for Atwood Printing in Stockton. He also worked as a printer for the state of California. He also served his country in the United States Air Force during WWII.
Surviving him are his daughter Bonnie Newman-Smith of Stockton and two grandchildren.
Graveside services were held on May 21 at the Lodi Memorial Park. Pastor Jon Hawthorn of the Quail Lakes Baptist Church in Stockton officiated.
Joseph E. Vargas
Joseph E. Vargas of Lodi, formerly of Galt, passed away from natural causes on May 21, 2004. He was 86.
He was born on Aug. 27, 1917 in Hayward. He lived in the East Bay from 1935-1964 and in Galt from 1964-2000. He was a retired crop farmer and truck driver who hauled peaches and tomatoes when the crops were done.
He enjoyed metal and woodworking and built specialized machinery for the local farmers, and furniture for his wife.
Surviving him are his wife of 62 years, Elma C. Vargas of Lodi; nephews, Glenn Perry, Gim C. Crummett and Fred O. Crummett; and niece, Sharon Hiles.
Per his request, no services will be held. Inurnment will be private at Cherokee Memorial Park. Memorial donations maybe made to The Salvation Army or charity of choice.
Obituaries for October 13, 2004
Charlotte J. Potts
Charlotte Jane Potts, age 40, passed away on Oct. 4, 2004 in Sacramento. She was born on July 27, 1964 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
She moved to California in 1971 with her family and settled in Portola Valley. She graduated from Woodside High School in Redwood City in 1982. Charlotte attended Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. She was actively involved in horseback riding and was a C-3 member of Portola Valley Pony Club. She trained her horses and competed in 3-Day Event and Dressage throughout Northern California. Following high school, she had her Exercise and Jockey licenses and also trained racehorses.
Five years ago she moved to Herald and started a horse boarding and care facility for race horses.
Surviving her are her husband, Billy Don Potts of Herald; and a sister, Johanna Jensen of Vacaville.
There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Lodi Funeral Home.
Dela Rae Jardine-Simpson
Dela Rae Jardine-Simpson of Galt passed away from natural causes on Oct. 7, 2004. She was 83.
She was born in Cholo, Montana on April 24, 1921 and lived in Thornton for 70 years. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and playing cards. She was also a member of Mater Ecclesiae in Thornton.
Surviving her are her sons, Tom and Jerry Jardine; daughter, Sandy Luiz; six grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A mass will be held on Oct. 13 at Mater Ecclesiae located at 26500 Sacramento Boulevard in Thornton at 10 a.m. Father Ramirez and Deacon Don Bo will officiate. Committal will follow at the Galt Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a favorite charity.
Luisa Aguilar of Galt passed away from natural causes on Oct. 2, 2004. She was 48.
She was born in San Antonio, Texas on July 8, 1956. She lived in Sarasota, Florida for 20 years and was a resident of the Galt area for 10 years.
She was a stay-at-home-mom who enjoyed music, word puzzles, knitting and, most of all, her family.
Surviving her are her children, Veronica Sauceda, Betsy Sauceda and Christian Marquez of Galt and Daniel Sauceda Jr. and Edward Sauceda of Sarasota, Florida; six grandchildren; brothers, David, Jacinto, Roy and Jesse Aguilar, all of Texas; and sisters, Rebecca, Sara and Betrice Aguilar of Washington and Maria Espindola of Tampa, Florida.
A church service was held Oct. 7 at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Galt. Committal was private.
Obituaries for October 4, 2006
Carol E. Davies
Carol Estella Davies (95) of Galt died on Sept. 27, 2006 after an extended illness. She was born on Dec. 25, 1910 in Kennan, Wis.
After residing in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa for many years, she came to this area in 1971. She was employed as a music teacher for 50 years and enjoyed stamp collecting and crochet work.
Four brothers preceded her in death, Clarence, Bob, Kenneth and Edwin Davies.
Four nieces and nephews survive her.
A chapel service was held Monday at Ben Salas Funeral Home, followed by committal at Galt Cemetery.
Walter E. Froehlich
Walter (Walt) E. Froehlich, former police chief for the city of Galt, passed away Oct. 1, 2006 in Lodi at the age of 87. He was born and raised in North Dakota.
After seven years of drought, his family moved to California to the Point Pleasant, Elk Grove area. In March 1941, Walter entered the army and was stationed at Camp Roberts, Calif., in the field artillery. After six weeks, he was transferred to the base fire station with the classification of engineer. When civilian personnel replaced military firemen, he was selected as Commander of the Guard at the rank of sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps. In early 1944, he was selected to train troops at Fort Warren, Wyoming. In January 1945, he was transferred to Oahu, Hawaii to take over as Chief of three military fire stations at Camp Pali Forest Ranger Station and Fort Hasse with a rank of staff sergeant. When the war ended, he was separated from the service with the classification of Chief of Section.
Walter was hired by the city of Isleton in 1945 as a police officer. He attended training in Sacramento, conducted by the FBI. He met his wife, Merrill Schilling, in Isleton and they married in May 1946. He was selected as Chief of Police by the city of Galt in October 1948, a position he held for 30 years, retiring in 1978. After retiring, Walt and Merrill traveled and enjoyed golfing.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Merrill, in 1998; his mother when he was 4 years old; his father in 1954; a sister, Kathryn, in 1995; and a brother, Leon, in 2005.
Surviving him are three children, Stanton Froehlich of Wilton, Barbara Froehlich of Rancho Cordova and Collin Froehlich of Placerville; five grandchildren, Marsha, Michael, Leslie, Jennifer and Rebecca; three great-grandchildren, Ben, Ryann and Alexis; a brother, John of Point Pleasant; a sister, Pauline Tschoepe of Elk Grove; and nieces and nephews.
At his request, no services will be held. The Neptune Society will conduct arrangements.
Bernice B. Case
Bernice Barbara Case (Keim) died Sept. 30, 2006 in Reno, Nev., at the age of 60. She was born Dec. 16, 1945 in Lodi and graduated from Lodi Academy. She then went on to Pacific Union College to receive her B.A. degree.
Surviving are her son, Jon Case of Sacramento; siblings, Ruby Winn of Stockton, Roy Keim of Washington, Richard Keim of Pine Grove, John Keim of Reno, Eileen Gwilliam of San Francisco, Rose Barquist of Galt, Suzie Cowan of Sacramento and Robert Keim of Galt.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Simeon and Katherine Keim; sister, Betty Hoshall; and brother, Raymond Keim.
A memorial service will be held in Reno on Thursday, Oct. 5. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9 at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi. Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is handling arrangements in conjunction with Final Wishes Funeral Services of Reno.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Kenneth H. Caples
Kenneth (Ken) H. Caples passed away peacefully in Lodi on Oct. 2, 2006 at the age of 80. He was born in Elk Grove on Feb. 12, 1926 and lived there all his life.
Ken owned and operated Caples Trucking for 30+ years. In his free time, he enjoyed building vintage model boats. He also enjoyed restoring old vehicles and spending time outdoors in the high country. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.
Surviving him are his loving children and their spouses, Carolyn L. (James) Caples of Acampo, Donna Marriott Sartini of Hatch, Utah, Ron (Rachel) Marriott of Galt, and Pamela (Ron) Richey of Sacramento; two sisters, Eleanor (Al) Cransler of Paradise and Marilyn Nick of Auburn; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ken will be loved and dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Private services were held. Cherokee Memorial Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.