Obituaries for October 30, 2002
James E. Conrath, Jr.
James E. Conrath, Jr., 69, of Galt died in a Lodi hospital on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002. A native of Webb City, Missouri, he was born Nov. 10, 1932.
James grew up in Placerville and lived in Susanville for a short period where he graduated from high school. He worked at various jobs throughout his life and worked as a truck driver for Tiger Lines while living in Galt. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Norma "Janie" Conrath of Galt, and his father, James E. Conrath, Sr. of Lodi.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi. Visitation will be held at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home at 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon until 8 p.m.
Jean Gay of Galt passed away from a short illness on October 23. She was 79.
She was born Jean Webb on January 4, 1923 in Ellisville, MI. and lived in the area since 1974, in Galt since 1987. She moved to the area in 1961 from Gulf Port MI.
She was a retired teacher of 36 years, including working for the Galt Elementary School District from 1970 to 1991.
She was a member of the St. Christopher Catholic Church in Galt. She loved football and all sports. She was named Teacher of the Year in 1988 and 1989. Teaching and working with children was her first love. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by two sons, Charles Webb of Galt and Howard Gay, Jr. of San Jose; two grandchildren, Karina Gray and Brian Gray of San Jose and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved dog Tudor who was a comfort to her in her later years.
No services have been planned per her request.
Arthur B. Jerke
Arthur B. Jerke of Galt passed away on Oct. 25. He was born on May 10, 1921 and was a Galt resident for 12 years. Services will be held at the Lodi Funeral Home on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.
Obituaries for February 19, 2003
Dorothy Elliott Hawthorne of Galt passed away Feb. 16, 2003 at the age of 99. Born Nov. 14, 1903 to Ernest and Clara Elliott in Olewein, Iowa, she was the oldest of five children. Her surviving brother, Robert Elliott, lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
She was married on Nov. 2, 1925 to Louis B. Reed in Petaluma, who passed away in October of 1962. On Nov. 5, 1948, she married Hugh Hawthorne in Klamath Falls, Oregon. They moved to Modesto and lived there until Hugh passed away on Nov. 28, 1980. Dorothy later moved to Galt.
She was the mother of four daughters, LaVerne H. Avila of Lodi, Carol Feliciano of Galt, Jacqueline Blastos of Washington, DC, and Betty Feero of Roseburg, Oregon. Her son, Don Reed, preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1933 in San Francisco.
She was the grandmother to nine beloved grandchildren, Ben Burgess and Patricia Bowles of Lodi, Lynn Boles and Lanelle Davis of Ceres, Scott Boles of Carlsbad, Major Lewis C. Halquist of the U.S. Marine Air Corps, Gary Seward of Ashland, Oregon, James C. Blastos of San Jose, and Christine Treece of Washington, DC; 14 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Dorothy was a graduate of Portland Music Conservatory in Portland, Oregon where she studied voice and piano. She joined Ellison White Chautaugua Opera Company and traveled throughout Canada and the U.S.
She lived in San Francisco from 1932 to 1941. She was the soloist and member of several large church choirs. he sang with various musical groups throughout San Francisco. She moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon in October 1941.
Dorothy was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Galt. She loved music, art, books, sewing, cooking, hunting and fishing. Also, she was an expert in knitting very complicated accruals and very creative and colorful hand-held figure character dolls. Her greatest love was serving the Lord with her voice and witnessing as a Bible teacher.
There will be no memorial service; instead, a private burial will be held. Ben Salas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Louie J. Benge
Louie J. Benge of Walnut Grove passed away from a sudden illness on Feb. 10, 2003. He was 66.
He was born on March 11, 1936 in Coleman, Oklahoma and moved to Walnut Grove in 1955.
He was a truck driver with Rich Ladeira Trucking and was formerly employed with Alex Brown for 15 years.
He was a volunteer for the Walnut Grove Fire department for 32 years and a member of the Walnut Grove Jaycees. He enjoyed his family and tinkering around the house. He was also a great Sacramento Kings fan.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years Carolyn Benge of Walnut Grove; sons, Tony and Todd Benge of Walnut Grove; a sister, Quinnia Yates of Michigan and a brother Kenneth Benge of Texas.
Graveside services were held on Feb. 15 at the Galt Cemetery. The reverend Ulessess Glenn Harner officiated.
Victor Whisenand, of Galt passed away from natural causes on Feb. 13, 2003. He was 89.
He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on Dec. 25, 1913. He lived in Baldwin Park and Whittier from 1956-1994. He was a resident of Galt since 1994.
He was retired from Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1976 after 20 years of service.
He served in WWII in the 26th Signal Corp. of the United States Army in Europe. He was awarded Battle Stars for Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
He was a proud member of the Lions Club of Galt and Southern California and a member of the Lutheran Church for many years. He was also a long-time season ticket holder of the Anaheim Angels.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mildred Whisenand of Galt; sons, Alan and Gary; a brother, Robert; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 18 at the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Pastor Mary Sanders officiated. Committal followed the service at the Galt Cemetery.
Henry Singleton, born 1911, died in 2003. No services were held, at his request.
He was a 25-year resident of Galt and was thankful for all his cattlemen friends and others who blessed his life. A lifelong union carpenter and member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, he said good-bye to all his brothers.
He is survived by good friends Joe and Marie Pugliese and children, Don and Brenda Nottoli, and Robert Felix of Los Angeles.
Henry preferred any remembrances be made to the Red Cross.
Rocha Mortuary of Lodi handled arrangements.
Glen Twitty passed away in a Lodi hospital on Feb. 11, 2003. He was 86.
Glen was born in Alva, Missouri on Feb. 22, 1916. He was a Galt resident for 40 years. He was a tire repairman for 22 years, and he served in the United States Army during WWII. He and his wife Mary enjoyed fishing on the lakes of Pardee and Camanche and on the Delta.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Twitty of Galt; his children, Jackie and Tim Twitty of Galt; his brothers, Wayne Twitty, Rusty Twitty and Artie Twitty of Lodi and Don Twitty of Stockton; a sister, Velma Tobey of Texas; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sisters, Letha Pennington, Lela Williamson and Betty Lou Twitty; and his children, Ginger Billingsly and Terry Twitty.
A funeral service was held on Feb. 18 at the Chapel of Flowers Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.
Obituaries for April 14, 2004
Dominic L. Jelks
Dominic Lee Jelks of Lodi passed away from natural causes on March 26, 2004. He was newborn.
He was the son of Richard and Wendy Jelks of Lodi, brother of Derek Mastel of Lodi, grandson of Gary and Roberta Robbins of Galt, Richard Jelks of Stockton and Tom and Colleen Parker of Manteca, and had many other family members.
Services were private.
Carl J. Aldridge
Carl John Aldridge passed away suddenly at his residence in Galt on April 5, 2004 at the age of 43.
Carl lived in Galt all of his life. He was born in Lodi on May 6, 1981. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and he truly loved all animals.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Aldridge of Washington state; his mother, Theresa Bromme and Charles Bromme of Galt; brother, Charles Aldridge and Rita Bowen of Galt; sister, Rebecca Spencer of Galt; and close friend, Sherrie Hughes of Galt; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; two grandmothers, Cecil Aldridge of Galt and Bernice Wagner of Napa.
He was preceded in death by his father, Chuck Aldridge; his grandfather, Roland Wagner; uncle, Constaine Sova; and his aunt, Maxine McGregor.
Services are pending, and intermenty will be private. Lodi Cemetery is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon R. Palmer-Galloday
Sharon Rae Palmer-Galloday of Galt passed away April 6, 2004 in a Lodi hospital at the age of 49.
Mrs. Palmer-Galloday was born July 23, 1954 in Lodi to Raymond and Elva Palmer. She attended local schools and graduated from Galt High School in 1972.
Sharon worked as the secretary for Lodi Memorial Hospital for the past 22 years. She was a member of the Galt Lions Club for many years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, baking cookies, and spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Mills and husband Jeff of Galt; her mother, Elva Palmer of Galt; two sisters, Diane Erickson and Maurine Scott of Lodi; two brothers, Dennis Palmer of Stockton and Gary Palmer of Galt; one granddaughter, Julianne Mills of Galt; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her father, Raymond Palmer in 1986; brother, Duane Palmer in 1989; and one granddaughter, Katie Mills in 2001.
A graveside service was held April 13 at the Galt Cemetery. The Lodi Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Remembrances can be sent to the Galt Lions Club, 550 "C" St., Galt, CA 95632 or the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
Dolores I. Dick
Dolores Isabel Dick of Galt passed away in Galt on April 8, 2004 at the age of 73.
Mrs. Dick was born in Alto Pass, Illinois to Hubert and Marie Brown on Nov. 29, 1930. She moved to this area in 1947. She was a homemaker and enjoyed organizing church and family gatherings, square dancing, arts and crafts, and traveling.
She was past president of TOPS Club, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Galt.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Dick of Galt; children, Jane Marie Taunton, Linda Mendoza, Michael Dick and Joyce Perez, all of Galt; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Betty Cabral of Galt. Preceding her in death was a sister, Eileen Treece.
A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Galt on Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rob Patterson officiating. There is no visitation, and inurnment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Galt, 654 "A" St., Galt, CA 95632. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared.
Galt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred H. Walker
Mildred H. Walker of Galt passed away on April 8, 2004 at the age of 86.
Mrs. Walker was born in North Dakota on March 3, 1918 to Dennis and Florence Purcel. She moved to Niles in California and graduated from Livermore High School. She married James O. Walker on Nov. 20, 1936 in Oakland. They moved to Quincy in 1942, then to Stockton, Livermore and Hillsboro, Oregon. She moved to Galt in 1970. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and reading. She was a member of the LDS, Galt First Ward and the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving her are sons, James E. Walker of Oregon and Allen W. Walker of Hillsboro, Oregon; daughters, Colleen Tilley of Galt and Irene James of Redding; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Thelma Lardy of Forest Grove, Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Walker; sisters, Shirley Garza and Doris Tadlock; brother, Harry Dailey; and grandson, Brent Foley.
There is no visitation. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Galt-Arno Cemetery in Galt with the LDS Galt Second Ward officiating.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared.
Galt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Linda E. Robles
Linda E. Robles of Herald passed away from cancer on April 10, 2004. She was 56.
She was born in Hollister on Oct. 29, 1947. She lived in Sacramento for 18 years and had been a resident of Herald for 16 years.
She was a tax technician at the Franchise Tax Board and a fulltime grandmother, mother and wife.
Surviving her are her husband, Frank Robles, of Herald; daughters, Alisia Sanchez and Tina Robles of Herald and Regina Robles of Galt; grandchildren Riko, Niko, Peper, Gabby and Roni; and her mother, brothers and sisters, all of Sacramento.
Graveside services were held at the Galt Cemetery on April 13.
Obituaries for September 1,2004
Mary E. Kollmann
Mary Elizabeth (Owen) Kollmann passed away from a long illness on Aug. 25, 2004 in Galt. She was 88 years old. She was born Feb. 4, 1916 in Mankato, Minnesota to Llewelyn and Susannah (Wallace) Owen.
She was married to Archie Kollmann on Nov. 14, 1936 in Mankato. Mary was a resident of Eugene, Oregon for three years, later moving to San Jose where she resided for 43 years. She worked for Lockheed Aircraft in Sunnyvale and later for Moreland School District for 16 years. She retired in 1980.
Mary had many friends in the San Jose area and was active in two RV camping clubs, the Willow Glen Eastern Star, the Kirk Senior Citizens Group, and the Retired Sheet Metal Workers Group. She then moved to Galt in 1998 to be near one of her daughters.
Surviving her are her daughters and son-in-laws, Susanne and Stephen Furtado of Galt and Sharalyn and Vern Roberts of Oroville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She made many friends and was previously active before her illness in the Galt Senior Citizens group and the Galt Grange. She was always proud of her Welsh ancestry.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Archie Kollmann; her parents, Llewelyn and Susannah; her stepmother, Luella; her twin brother, Jean "J.W." Owen, and five sisters.
Mary requested no services. Ben Salas Funeral Home of Galt will handle cremation.
The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204 in Mary's memory.
The family gives special thanks to Hospice of San Joaquin for their wonderful care in Mary's last days. Mary is at peace now and in God's loving care.
Katina D. Bitondo
Katina Dorine Bitondo of Galt passed away Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at her residence at the age of 44.
Mrs. Bitondo was born May 14, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia to Robert and Doris Hardee. She co-owned and operated Galt Discount Flooring in Galt for the past 14 years. She was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church and the Galt Booster Club. Her many interests included crafts, cooking, collecting antique glass, and supporting local football games and other local events. She will be greatly missed.
Surviving her are her husband of 25 years, Frank Bitondo of Galt; two sons, Joseph Anthony Bitondo and Daniel Thomas Bitondo, both of Galt; parents, Doris Reeves of Galt and Robert Hardee of West Virginia; father-in-law, Don Bitondo and mother-in-law, Chris Bitondo; two aunts, Big Jean Williamson and Little Jean Williamson, both of Georgia; two uncles, Terry Williamson and Larry Williamson, both of Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her stepfather, Earl Wesley Reeves in 2000; and grandparents, Kathleen and Woodrow Williamson.
A church service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, followed by intermenty at the Galt Cemetery.
Visitation and a rosary were held Tuesday at the Galt Funeral Home.
Remembrances can be sent to the Sutter Hospice or the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.
Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries for August 16, 2006
Michael J. Sanguinetti
Michael J. Sanguinetti of Galt passed away unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 10, 2006 at the age of 71. He was born in Stockton on Nov. 6, 1934 to Angelo and Elsie Sanguinetti.
Mr. Sanguinetti was raised and educated in Stockton and then attended the University of San Francisco where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. After he graduated, he worked as a stockbroker. He had moved to San Luis Obispo and later went to work in advertising for 3M for 20 years.
When he retired, he moved to Galt where he has lived for the last 15 years to be near his family. He enjoyed playing golf, going to the gym daily, visiting with friends and walking his dog, Taffy.
Surviving him are his two daughters and sons-in-law, Marian and Jim Hamrick of Galt and Pam and David Baffoni of Galt; four grandchildren, Brittany, Megan, Garrett and Julia; sister-in-law, Carolyn Sanguinetti and two nephews, Jeff and Mark Sanguinetti and families.
His brother, Albert Sanguinetti, preceded him in death.
Friends are invited to visit Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Lodi Funeral Home from 12 noon until 8 p.m.
A chapel service will be held at Lodi Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Committal will be private.
Memorial remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, 1212 W. Robinhood Drive, Suite 5-D, Stockton, CA 95207.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Claudine Redman of Galt passed away in Sacramento on Aug. 11, 2006 at the age of 59. She was born in Stockton on Feb. 25, 1947 to Herman and Inez King.
Mrs. Redman graduated from Lodi High School in 1965 and married Sheridan Redman in Stockton on June 5 of that year. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, gospel music and spending time with her family and friends. She will best be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
Surviving are her loving husband of 41 years, Sheridan Redman of Galt; son, Gregory Scott Redman of Galt and girlfriend, Gina Gooler; daughter, Rebecca Ann Redman of Galt; two grandchildren, Lance Reed Redman and Amy Nichole Redman; mother, Inez Faulkner of Lodi; four brothers, Tommy (Faye) Thompson of Stockton, Don (Nancy) Thompson of Stockton, Richard (Paula) Eddowes of Missouri and Bobby Gryder of Missouri; and sister, Lois Pettit of Lodi.
Her father, Herman King, preceded her in death.
A graveside service will be held at Cherokee Memorial park on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Hugo Williams officiating.
Memorial remembrances may be made to The American Cancer Society, Lodi Unit, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204 or Hospice of Sacramento County.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.comwhere memories may be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.