Obituaries for September 11, 2002
Dovie Allene Owens
Dovie Allene Owens of Lodi passed away on Sept. 5. She was 84.
She was born Dovie Allene Wallis on June 5, 1918 in Kinset, Mo. She was raised in Tupelo, AR. She came to Galt in 1980.
Her hobbies included vegetable gardening, fishing and cooking. She was an excellent cook and served home made meals from scratch. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Bob and Wilma Roberts of Acampo; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Glen Owens; a daughter Lois MacIntosh; a grand son Dewayne Rozanick and a brother Elmo Wallis.
Visitation will be today from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Galt Funeral Home Chapel with graveside services at 1:00 p.m. at the Galt-Arno Cemetery.
Ben H. Barrow
Ben H. Barrow of Galt passed away on August 30. He was 77.
Born in Murray, KY, he moved at a young age with his family to Detroit, MI. where he was raised and educated. After graduating high school he joined the United States Navy and returned to Detroit after his time in the military. There he began working for T.R.W., a position he held for over 35 years until his retirement as a Drafting Design Checker in 1980.
After his retirement he moved to Apple Valley in 1980 and Lodi and Galt in 1986. He enjoyed biblical research and was an avid collector of David Winter Cottages.
He is survived by his daughter Karen A. Norton of Rancho Murietta; one grandson; sisters Anna Baird of LeRoy, MI. and Francis Rivers of East Tawas, MI.
He was preceded in death by his son Blaine Barrow in 1996.
A memorial service was held on Sept. 5 at the First Baptist Church in Galt. Pastor Rob Patterson officiated with private committal following the service.
Obituaries for December 18, 2002
Charles Sloway of Galt passed away on Dec. 13, 2002. He was 76.
He was born in Huntsville, Alabama on Oct. 24, 1926. He moved to the Bay Area in 1943. He married Joyce Williams in 1960 and they moved to Oklahoma in 1978 and then to Galt in 1995.
He was a retired operating engineer from Operating Engineers Union #3. He was a member of the VFW, the Freewill Baptist Church and the Operating Engineers Union #3.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Solway of Galt, and a brother, Wilson Solway of Rodeo, CA.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Roy, Harvey and James Solway.
Graveside services will be held on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Tulocay Cemetery, 411 Coombsville Road in Napa. Retired Pastor James Ferguson will officiate.
Jean M. Ryan, 76, of Galt, died Dec. 9, 2002 at a local convalescent hospital of natural causes. She was born Jean M. Fox March 14, 1926 in Rail Prairie, Minnesota.
Mrs. Ryan moved to the west coast and married her husband, the late William Ryan, in 1944. She has been a resident of the area since 1967 and was employed as a cook at a local convalescent hospital in Galt. She enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing.
She is survived by her children, Joanne Paepke, Larry Ryan, Ted Ryan, Ralph Ryan, Curtis Ryan and Bryan Ryan, all of California; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Ryan.
Service will be private.
Ben Salas Funeral Home of Galt is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries for February 25, 2004
Jeffrey A. Conley
Jeffrey Allan Conley of Galt and former resident of Manteca, passed away Feb. 15, 2004 in a Sunnyvale hospital at the age of 49.
Mr. Conley was born May 26, 1954 in Duluth, Minnesota to Kenneth and Clara Conley. He worked for Bill Graham Presents Productions for five years before moving back to Galt.
Mr. Conley attended local schools and graduated from Manteca High School with the class of 1972. He enjoyed music and was an avid San Francisco Giants baseball fan.
Surviving him are one brother, Mike Conley of Virginia; one sister, Patty Hays and husband Jim of Galt; one nephew and three nieces.
Private services will be held. Galt Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Cecil R. Carr
Cecil R. Carr of Galt passed away in Lodi on Feb. 20, 2004 at the age of 70. He was born on Feb. 19, 1934 in Mesa, Ariz.
His family moved to Woodbridge when he was a young child. He lived in the San Joaquin Valley area most of his life. He was employed at Stockton Dodge in sales for 14 years.
He also had a love for music. He had a country western band called Cecil Carr and the Country Ride. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Woodbridge Community Church.
Surviving him are his children, Steven Forbes of Stockton, Michael Carr and wife Tammy, Diane Field of Lodi, Kimberley Newstrom and husband David of Stockton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Zelma Millikin.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Helen Marie Carr, Floyd Carr and LeRoy Carr.
There will be a memorial service at Woodbridge Community Church on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Sammie Walls officiating.
There is no visitation. Inurnment will be private.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Obituaries for June 23, 2004
Margaret C. Greer
Margaret C. Greer of Galt died in a Lodi hospital June 8, 2004 after a short illness. She was 89 years of age.
Mrs. Greer was born Margaret Cathryn Barber in Brantford, Ontario Canada on July 9, 1914. She attended schools in Ontario and Beverly Hills, Calif. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in medieval English. She later graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a master's degree in library science. With that background, she was able to work in the main library in San Francisco and eventually as the librarian for the City of Chico. It was there that she met her husband of many years, marrying him in 1940.
Mrs. Greer participated in activities for children and was a volunteer throughout her life. She was a field representative for the American Red Cross during the war years for the Galt, Herald and Thornton areas, helping find family members separated throughout the world by the war.
She belonged to the Galt Elementary School PTA and was a group leader for the Brownies group. Along with her husband, Mrs. Greer worked with new mothers during well baby clinics sponsored by the Sacramento County Health Department. Mrs. Greer was a lifetime charter member of the Galt Area Historical Society.
Preceding her in death were her husband of many years, Vernon E. Greer, Jr., MD; and her mother and father, Lloyd and Gertrude Barber of Ontario, Canada.
Surviving her are her sons, Michael of Galt, Timothy of El Dorado; sister, Eleanor Simpson of Paradise; and her caregiver of many years, Maria Rocha.
The family has requested no service and that any donations be made to the Galt Area Historical Society, P.O. Box 782, Galt, CA 95632.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ben Salas Funeral Home.
Bruce A. Casity
Bruce Arthur Casity, born Dec. 5, 1945 in Liberal, Kansas, entered into rest June 16, 2004 in Galt at the age of 58.
Bruce was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Army. He was a mason and a builder for 34 years. Bruce enjoyed traveling, golfing and getting together with family and friends.
Bruce was the son of Alvin and Gladys Casity, who both preceded him in death.
Surviving him are his wife, Winona Casity of Galt; son, Bryan Casity and wife Raquel of Lodi; stepchildren, Rick Casity of Jackson, Tammy Haviland and husband Justin of Galt, Debbie Boroski of Juneau, Alaska and Steve Boroski of Reno, Nevada; three grandchildren, Brooke, Heather and Kristen Casity; and two step-grandchildren, Tori Boroski and Shana Conners; sister, Janet Woods and husband Richard of Lake Camanche; brothers, Doug Casity of Fresno and Jerry Casity of Stockton.
He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. A chapel service was held Monday, June 21 at the Galt Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Keiser of Family Life Christian Center in Galt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 2609 E. Hammer Lane, Stockton, CA 95210-4222. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared. Galt Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Francisco C. Lopez
Francisco Cortez Lopez of Galt passed away Monday, June 21, 2004 in a Sacramento hospital at the age of 78.
Mr. Lopez was born June 23, 1925 in Michoacan, Mexico to Francisco and Maria de Jesus Lopez. He came to the United States in 1944, at the age of 19, as part of the Brasero Program, and later gained residence and settled in the Lodi-Galt area.
Mr. Lopez later worked for the Woodbridge Irrigation District before retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Christopher's Catholic Church of Galt. He had a passion for gardening and dancing. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
He will best be remembered for a great sense of humor and his giving personality.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Guadalupe Lopez of Galt; six sons, Francisco Lopez of Huntington Park, Johnny Lopez of Los Angeles, Paul Lopez of Los Angeles; Joaquin Lopez of Galt, Peter Lopez and Vicente Lopez, both of Eugene, Ore.; six daughters, Maria Ornelas of Huntington Park, Amelia Bullock of Rio Alto, Martha Mills of Los Angeles, Jessie White of Eugene, Ore., Sandra Lopez of Antiohc, Enedelia Lopez of Galt; two brothers, Gerardo Lopez and Ramon Lopez, both of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; two sisters, Elena Hernandez of Delano and Concha Rodriguez of Los Angeles, 36 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A church service will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 25 at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Galt, followed by interment at the Galt Cemetery.
A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 at the Lodi Funeral Home.
A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared.
Manuel Volanos died June 20, 2004 in Lodi at the age of 75. He was born May 12, 1929 in Pasadena.
He served during the Korean War driving ammo trucks. After the war, he moved to Lodi and worked at Lodi Door Metal for 20 years. Then he worked at The Galt Herald for 15 years. Manuel enjoyed dancing (shake-a-leg) and traveling with his soul mate and love of his life, Eva. He enjoyed being surrounded by his family.
Surviving him are his wife of 40 years, Eva Volanos of Galt; his sons, Manuel Volanos Jr., John Volanos and Rick Volanos of Los Angeles; his daughters, Angie Volanos of Los Angeles and Anna Yonemura of Galt; stepchildren, Tina Skinner, Isabel Rodriguez, Christina Herrera, Joe Rodriguez, Felix Ortiz, Dave Macias, Lindy Stinson, Lori Price; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His daughter, Margaret, and his brothers, Jackie Ortega and Claro Volanos, preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be held at Ben Salas Funeral Home, Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in Manuel's name.
Doris M. Hall
Doris M. Hall, 82, of Galt and formerly of San Leandro, died Friday, June 18, 2004. She was born Doris Lewis in El Cerrito on Oct. 22, 1921.
She was a generous person whose door was always open to anyone. She was a giving and caring person who will be missed by family and friends. She was a member of the Queen of Peace YLI of Lodi.
Her husband, Fred Rockey Hall, preceded her in death.
Surviving her are her daughters, Mary Lou Powers of Galt, Skooky Kelley and husband Dan of Galt, and Tammy Perry of Acampo; grandchildren, Lisa Powers with Bill Ferguson, Nathan Powers, Jason Perry and wife Michelle, Jeana Lazaro and husband Clifford, and Aaron and Alexis Kelley; great-grandchildren, Zack Perry, Lace, Clifford D. and Gavin Lazaro, and Ryan and Joey Ferguson.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Obituaries for June 21, 2006
Robert J. Wilson
Robert Joseph Wilson (72) of Galt died on June 13, 200. He had been a resident of Galt for three years and former resident of Yuba City for 17 years.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Cora Mae Wilson of Galt; children, Karen (Don) Trefzger and Dane (Kathy) Wilson of Yuba City, and Jennifer Arredondo of Elk Grove; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Suzanne, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Connor and Ian; sister, Alice Conkey of Washington; and brother, Kenneth Wilson of Germany.
Friends are welcome to attend the memorial service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, at First Lutheran Church, 850 Cooper Ave., Yuba City. Interment in Brewer Cemetery will be private. Galt Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Andrew J. Dozhier
Andrew Jonathon Dozhier (age 2) of Galt died on June 16, 2006.
Surviving him are parents, Thad and Casey Dozhier of Galt; sisters, Mariah and Mikaylah Dozhier; grandparents, Diane Lewis, Ron and Wanda Dahnke, and Carlos and Shiela Dozhier; great-grandparents, Mary 'Granny' Watts, Wanderas Dozhier, Doris Lewis and Alice Dahnke; great uncle and aunt, Tom and Shiela Watts; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Friends are welcome to attend services at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at Horizon Community Church, 446 Fairway Dr., Galt. Interment will follow in Galt Cemetery. Galt Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
In loving memory of Andrew Dozhier, a memorial fund has been set up at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Galt, Account No. 5110690601.
Rick Coover (49) of Galt passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2006 in Lodi. He was born on May 23, 1957 in Burlingame and has resided in Galt for the past 13 years with his wife and children.
He was a realtor with RE/MAX Gold and was involved with Galt youth baseball over the years while coaching his son. Recently, he was also involved with Galt Parks and Recreation and coached his daughter's softball team.
Rick was a loving husband and father, and is survived by his wife, Gayle Coover; son, Richie (16); and daughter, Kimmy (14). Also surviving him are his parents, Barbara and Dick Coover; siblings, Doug Coover, Jim Coover, Bruce Coover, and Sharon Mandon; six nieces and nephews, Vanessa, Sarah, Katie, Bethany, Max and Sophie.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held Monday, June 26, at 11 a.m. in Chapel of Flowers at Cherokee Memorial Park, Highway 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi.
Private inurnment will be held in Cherokee Memorial Park. Cherokee Memorial Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
A Coover Children Memorial Fund has been established. Make checks payable to: Stockmans Bank, 701 C Street, Galt, CA 95632; Account No. 203037296.
Alvina Vinyard (94) passed away quietly in her sleep on May 27, 2006 at Elmore Medical Center Hospital in Mountain Home, Idaho. She was born March 5, 1912 in Lodi, near Woodbridge Road, where the house still stands on the property.
She was six years old when her parents moved to Galt to old West Ranch on Dry Creek, about eight miles from Galt and Lockeford, to tend a herd of 300 sheep. Alvina attended the old Brown district school on Simmerhorn Road and spent two years at Galt High.
She had a passion for working with the sheep on the ranch during lambing season. She also worked helping her brother, Otto Kohnke, on the family ranch. In later years, she did waitress work at Corner Cafe' in Galt, and spent 20 years doing various jobs for Croce Restaurant in Lodi.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Otto and john Kohnke; two sisters, Amanda Loney and Anita Tennison; and her son, Ralph E. Vinyard, who passed away Aug. 11, 2005.
She is survived by two daughters, Lucille Berendt of Stockton and Nancy Meeks of Pittsburg; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Inurnment will be private.