KARIN RICHARDSON Aug. 7, 1940 – Sept. 3, 2017
Karin Richardson, 77, died at Stanford Hospital on September 3, 2017 after battling a brief illness.
Karin was born in Germany on August 7, 1940 and emigrated to the United States in 1964 with her then husband, Robert LeCouve. She settled in Modesto, CA where she lived “The American Dream” by building a career, buying a house, and living a great middle class life. Karin was a savvy businesswoman spending her entire career working her way up in the car business. Karin and Robert divorced in 1980 and she remarried Larry Richardson in 1981. Karin and Larry were longtime residents of Oakdale where they owned and operated their car business, Richardson Dodge-Chrysler-Plymouth for nearly 30 years.
Karin was an active member of the Oakdale Golf and Country Club where she was an avid and skilled bridge player. The bridge ladies will confirm that she would often take them to the cleaners. Karin also loved playing card games on the computer, gambling with her sister, enjoyed eating and making German foods, and wearing anything with animal print. Most of all, she loved her family and pets; especially spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Charlotte Sussenbach; brother, Jurgen Sussenbach; two cousins, Ellen Miner and Gerda Beckstein; and her husband, Larry Richardson. She is survived by her children, Stephen LeCouve and Stefanie Cornell; her sister, Barbara Ciuffo; her nephew, Christopher Ciuffo; and her four grandchildren, Jarod, Jacob, and Jacquelyn LeCouve and Dylan Cornell.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 1 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakdale Golf and Country Club. Donations can be made in honor of Karin to American Cancer Society or German Shepherd Rescue. The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017
Herman Pantel was born and raised in Oakdale, California. He married his high school sweetheart Genevieve Steyer in 1945. He served in the Navy during World War II then returned to Oakdale to start his family and career. He established his own butane business and later worked for Gilbert Feed Company until retirement. He is survived by his wife Genevieve; his daughters, Linda Bernard, Diana Bruce, Barbara Adams, her husband, Terry; Laura Forney and her husband, Greg. The family grew to include eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will take place at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at Shelter Cove Church in Modesto on Friday, September 29. The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017
EMILIA FREITAS PARRIERA Dec. 2, 1921 – Sept. 17, 2017
Emilia Freitas Parriera, 95, passed away unexpectedly. She was born in Stockton, CA to Antonio S. Rosa and Rose Freitas Rosa. She was raised on the family fruit and nut farm in Linden where she helped with the harvests with her siblings. In 1939, when Emilia and family were in an accident on their way to sell chestnuts, she unknowingly met her future husband to be, Frank Parriera, a patient at the hospital. They married December 15, 1940 living in Snelling and Oakdale on his father’s dairy. They had four daughters. She was a devout Catholic, homemaker all her life, loved dearly her family, country life, and all her animals. She loved to read and watch Soap Operas.
The family separated in 1964 and Emilia moved to Stockton with her mother. She joined The NDGW, serving as president in 1979. In 1986 Emilia returned to Oakdale and joined local Native Daughters. Emilia is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Tony Rosa; sisters, Marie Serpa, and Rose (Butcher) Costa; and grandson, Charles Herder. She is survived by daughters, Deanna Bye (Arthur) of Santa Clara; Bernadette deCastro (Manuel) of Escalon; Veronica Parriera (Scott Lien) of Downingtown, PA.; Genevieve Herder (Mark) of Stockton; Grandchildren, Arthur Bye Jr., Deena Steward (Daniel), Annette Wolf (James Pharr), Manuel deCastro, and Marcus Molina; GreatGrandchildren, Zachery and Maci Herder, Matthias and Alex Steward, and Great-great grandchild, Gracelyn Herder.
Visitation is scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with Rosary Vigil from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Oakdale Memorial Chapel, 830 West “F” St., Oakdale. Mass Wednesday, Sept. 27 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 89 N. Oak Ave., Oakdale. Burial at Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, 701 East “J” St., Oakdale. The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017
SHIRLEY “HAPPY” CASEY
In Adona, AK on July 28, 1925 Shirley Lavon “Happy” McCall was born to Hallie Edith and James Franklin McCall. Happy is the 7th child of 10 children. One sibling remaining is her beloved sister Anne Blagg of Oakdale, CA. The McCall family settled in Hughson, CA where Happy met her future husband, Red Casey.
They married March 21, 1945 and raised two children; Marsha Casey Neal, and Karen Casey Ellerd. Happy is survived by Marsha Neal; five grandchildren, Hallie Choate, Casey Neal, Kelly Bailey, Michael Ellerd, and Mitchell Ellerd. She also had eight grandchildren, Seth, Sidney, Caden, Cole, Riley, Chloe, Brendon, Merrick, Brinn, and Anthony.
Memorial services will be held: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Oasis of Hope Church, 6600 Claus Road, Riverbank, CA 95367.
We will all miss her “happy” smile. The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017
LOIS MAE RAMOS Feb. 13, 1933 – Sept. 11, 2017
Lois Mae Ramos joined her heavenly father on Monday, September 11, 2017. She passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1933 and moved to California in 1944, she graduated high school and got a job a Pacific Bell for 20 years, during this time she met the love of her life Joseph Ramos, they got married and had two beautiful daughters. The family moved to Oakdale in 1973, bought a ranch, raised Cattle and Lois sold Avon.
She loved her family and friends and will be deeply missed. Proceeded by death her husband Joseph Ramos, she is survived by her children Karen Ramos, her Husband Eric Colo, Jeanette Ramos and her life partner Bob Flores, two granddaughters, Melissa Cox and her husband Robert Cox, Amanda Cruse and her children Joseph Cruse and Calista Tisdale. The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader Sept. 27, 2017