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Norma Lavon Gifford went to sleep in Jesus on Nov. 18, 2020, within 73 days of her 100th birthday. She was born Jan. 30, 1921 in Elkhart, Ind., to Adolfus Samuel Hartle and Selma Badke Hartle, and was the middle child between brothers Richard (Dick) and Stanley.

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On Jan. 4, 2021, Gina Anne Skinner, surrounded by angels and her loving family, passed away at the age of 39. She was born March 27, 1981 in Lodi.

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Retired Fire Chief Joseph “Joe” Grubba Jr., 76, died peacefully in his home on Jan. 13, 2021 in Galt after a long battle with cancer.

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Mike Henrikson, 75, passed away from pneumonia on Dec. 31, 2020 at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento. He was born March 15, 1945 in Iowa and became a Galt resident in 1983.

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Marlene Frances Roa of Galt passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 74. She lived in Lodi with her sister Kathy and brother-in-law Pete Girard. Marlene grew up in Galt with her mother Hilda Roa and siblings.

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Retired Fire Chief Joseph “Joe” Grubba Jr., died peacefully in his home on Jan. 13, 2021 in Galt, California at the age of 76, after a long battle with cancer.

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Celestino Tellez Santos, 64, of Galt died Jan. 3, 2021 at the Methodist Hospital in Sacramento. He was born Nov. 2, 1956 in Mexico and lived in Galt 25 years after residing in Los Angeles.

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Jose George Garrido Sr., 79, of Galt died Jan. 2, 2021 at Lodi Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 3, 1941 in Guam and had lived in Galt for 43 years.

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Jennifer Leigh “Langston” Rose, 36, died Dec. 5, 2020 in a car accident just west of Galt. She was born on Jan. 1, 1984 and lived in Herald before moving to Pine Grove in 1991. She lived in Pine Grove until she turned 19, and then moved down south to Orange County and got a job as a temp for…

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Elida Urrea Pena Aguilar, 73, of Galt died of heart failure on Dec. 29, 2020. She was born Sept. 1, 1947 in Edinburg, Texas and lived in Galt for 30 years after moving here from Pharr, Texas.

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Johnny Orsan Tallant, 74, went to be with the Lord on December 16, 2020 due to complications of COVID-19. He resided in Galt, Ca.

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Andrea Ann Loredo/Arlin, 42, died Dec. 25, 2020. She was born Aug. 28, 1978 and lived most of her life in the Lodi, Galt and Herald area.

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Steven Adam Weiss, 24, of Herald died on Dec. 30, 2020. He was born July 10, 1996 and was a lifelong resident of the Herald/Galt area.

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Gary E. Babcock, 80, passed away on Dec. 23, 2020. He is survived by his wife Gayle, son Gary Jr., daughter-in-law Roxanne, four granddaughters, and several cousins.

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Bernard Krivda, 80, of Herald died Dec. 9, 2020 in Lodi. He was born Aug. 1, 1940, the middle child in a family of 11 to father Stephen, a steelworker, and mother Josephine, a homemaker. He had lived in the area for 28 years, and formerly in Los Angeles for 25 years and Pittsburgh for 20 years.

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William (Bill) Jedlicka, 84, of Galt passed away on Dec. 15, 2020. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on Aug. 19, 1936 and grew up in Midlothian, Illinois.

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Ann Alderson Cannon, 87, passed away peacefully at Pacifica Senior Living in Vacaville on Oct. 3, 2020. She was born June 27, 1933 in San Diego to Dorothy McNeil Alderson and Winston Towle Alderson.

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Macrina Gutierrez, 83, of Galt died Dec. 2, 2020 in Sacramento. She was born May 16, 1937 in Mexico.

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Christine Hollison Harper, 69, of Galt died July 20, 2020 after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 5, 1951 in Iowa and lived in Southern California, but Galt has been her home for more than 50 years.

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Thomas John Gerrity, 61, passed on Dec. 2, 2020 unexpectedly and peacefully with his family by his side. He was born, one of eight children, to Robert Gerrity and Ann Gerrity on May 9, 1969 in San Bernardino.

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Gregg Robinson Perry, age 66, of Owatonna, Minn. and formerly of Galt, passed away on Dec. 4, 2020 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. He was born on Aug. 25, 1954 to Gregg and Billie (Howard) Perry in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Doris Louise Dowdell, age 102, died on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020. She was born Aug. 15, 1918 seven miles east of Galt. She was a descendant, on her maternal side, of early day pioneers (1860) and on her paternal side (1906). Her parents were Athos Loll and Stella (Trimmer) Loll.

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Patricia E. Ceccarini, 90, of Galt died on Dec. 5, 2020 at Vienna Convalescence Hospital in Lodi following a short illness. She was born Feb. 3, 1930 in Lodi.

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Jeannie E. Martin, 77, died peacefully at home in Galt on Dec. 1, 2020 with her family beside her. She was born in Pettibone, N.D. in 1943 and moved to California in 1981, where she had her own business, selling health insurance at Jeannie Martin Insurance.

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Jimmie “H” Whitley, 71, died Dec. 2, 2020 at his home in Herald. He was born Feb. 3, 1949 in Duncan, Okla.

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Chispa Y. Bitondo or “Pip” as she was affectionately known, age 90, died unexpectedly on Nov. 17, 2020 at her residence. She was born on May 25, 1930 in Elkhart, Ind., to William and Leona Gwynn.

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Edward A. (Eddie) Gaskill, 50, passed away unexpectedly at Mercy Hospital in Sacramento on Nov. 22, 2020. He was born Oct. 27, 1970 and attended school in Galt, where he lived most of his life.

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Ramon Larios Cuevas, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 29, 2020. He was born on Nov. 2, 1934 in Michoacán, Mexico.

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Charlie Tejada, 60, passed away on Oct. 14, 2020. He was born Nov. 27, 1959 and was a resident of Galt since early childhood. He attended local elementary schools and graduated from Galt High School in 1977.

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Michael Leon Wilburn, 73, died on Sept. 29, 2020 from heart complications. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Bernice Wilburn. He was born July 9, 1947 in San Bernardino.

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Eugene Francis Swank (Gene or Geno), 79, passed away in Lodi on Oct. 14, 2020. He was born Dec. 21, 1940 in Austin, Minn., to Monica and Albert Swank. Gene was a father, proud grandfather, brother, showman and friend. He shared his birthdate with his youngest grandson, Elijah Rich.

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David John Moitoza, 63, loving husband and father, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. He was born on Dec. 13, 1956 at Oakland Kaiser to Raymond and Therese Moitoza. His childhood was spent exploring the hills and creeks near his home, vacationing with his many beloved family members and p…

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Benjamin Daniel Campbell, 78, a longtime Galt business owner of Hay Hay Hay Dan Campbell’s Hay, passed from natural causes on Oct. 13, 2020. He was born on Nov. 15, 1941 in Yerington, Nevada to Benjamin and Betty Campbell.

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Col. Jerry Wright Osgood, 84, was born in Arkansas and grew up in Starkville, Miss., where he went to college. After college, he joined the U.S. Air Force and flew planes in Vietnam, was Commander of the 507th TAIRCW in South Carolina, Wing Commander of the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing in Loui…

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Mildred (Millie) Goldman, 91, entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 after a tough two-year battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones.

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Mathew Arthur Fields, 30, passed away on Oct. 12, 2020 in Kennett, Mo.

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Walter “Tookie” Clark, 68, has joined his parents and long remembered friends as he passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 24, 2020. He was born on March 8, 1952.

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Alice Mae Blackmer DuCray Coburn, 95, passed away on Sept. 2, 2020 in Jackson, Calif.

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Russell T. Sharp, 73, of Oroville most recently and a longtime resident of Galt, passed away peacefully at the Oroville Hospital on Sept. 10, 2020. He was born, Jan. 24, 1947, in Lodi to Thomas and Bertha Sharp from Galt.

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Mary Scroggins, 76, of Galt passed on Sept 2, 2020 of natural causes. She was born in Long Beach in 1944 and has lived in Colleyville, Texas; Carmichael and Wilton, Calif.

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Denise Dinell Shirley, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, drew her last breath on Aug. 28, 2020 at the age of 57 in Stockton. Born in Toppenish, Wash. on Feb. 17, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Lee Shirley Sr. and the late Shirley Martha Dahnke who grew up in…

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Donna Mae Ingalls, 95 of Galt, passed on Sept 25, 2020 at a Sacramento hospital from the results of a stroke, which happened four years ago. Her daughter Kereen has been her caregiver. Donna was born in Minnesota and lived in Hayward 20 years. She has lived in Galt 35 years. Her husband Edwi…

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Jerry R. Miller Sr. passed away Sept. 12, 2020 in his California home due to his long battle with cancer. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Jerry managed his illness with strength and grace. On his final day, he passed with his beloved wife Sandra by his side. Jerry was an act…

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Thomas (Tom) Albert Parris, 87, died on Aug. 26, 2020, in Springdale, Ark. He was born in Tahlequah, Okla. on April 26, 1933 to Irene Young Parris and William Curtis Parris.

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Cynthia ‘Cendy’ Faye Ferrer-Nordbye, 64, went to be with the Lord at her home in San Bruno on Sept. 1, 2020. She passed away from health complications and was surrounded by her immediate family. Cendy was born on March 15, 1956 in Pittsburg, Calif., and raised in Galt.

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Roy Lee Van Conett, 57, passed away in Lockeford on Sept. 14, 2020. He was born Nov. 5, 1962 in Lodi and was raised in Galt.

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