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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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A celebration of Life for Sy Miyasato is planned for Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at 267 N. Mills Ave. in Lodi. Friends of Sy and his family are invited to help celebrate Sy’s life in style with Hawaiian shirts and, for those who have them, bring your hot rod for a casual car show.

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Michael Richard Farley, 56, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., passed away peacefully from natural causes on Aug. 25, 2020. He was born at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii on May 7, 1964 to Milton Farley Sr. and Marilyn Farley. He was the second of six children.

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Valrie Jeanne Marglin, 80, of Galt passed away on Sept. 3, 2020. She was born April 5, 1940 to Albert and Sylvia Dusdale. Valrie was an only child who grew up in Sacramento and spent time with family in Galt.

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Donald W. Schultz, 83, died on Aug. 4, 2020 of cancer at his daughter’s home in Herald. He was born on Dec. 9, 1936 at his family’s ranch in Point Pleasant in Sacramento County. He was raised on a dairy farm, helping with milking and hay making until he started his adult career.

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Herman Leslie Marciel, 87, passed away on Aug. 31, 2020 in Lodi. He was born on Dec. 5, 1932 to Frank and Marie Marciel, as the sixth of 10 children, on The Black Ranch in the Livermore Hills outside of Livermore, where cattle and ranching were forever instilled into his life.

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John Larry Harrison (aka Squirt and Hoss), 53, passed away on Sept. 11, 2020 at Lodi Memorial Hospital from complications of diabetes. He was born on Dec. 6, 1966 in Fort Polk, La.

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Vickie VanKirk, 84, of Herald died on Aug. 24, 2020. A resident of the area since 1967, she was a member of Herald Baptist Church who enjoyed baking, sewing, painting, church activities and fellowship with friends. An avid reader, her favorite authors were Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich and L…

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Blake Conlan Ritchie, 20, of Herald passed away on Aug. 29, 2020 on the California Delta. He was born on July 15, 2000 in Lodi.

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Maria José Pereira, 94, of Galt passed away on Aug. 20, 2020 from natural causes. She was born on Aug. 18, 1926, on the Island of Faial, Azores.

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James Carlton Hurst, 79, passed away Aug. 29, 2020 at home, surrounded by family. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas.

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Florence I. Grose, 93, died Aug. 12, 2020 in Elk Grove following a lengthy illness. She was born March 15, 1927 in Colorado.

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Diane Berdot Casado passed away peacefully on Aug. 8, 2020 at home, surrounded by family. She was born in Modesto to Joseph and Helen Berdot.

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Jose George Garrido Jr., 51, of Galt died Aug. 18, 2020 in Lodi of multiple organ failure. He was born on Dec. 17, 1968 and had been a resident of Galt all his life.

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James Allen Gualco, age 93, died at home in Elk Grove, CA surrounded by family on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Jim was born in Sacramento and lived most of his life in Sacramento County. He attended Sacramento High School and went on to Sacramento City College for a semester before attending …

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Sophia Sanchez passed away on Aug. 14, 2020 with her loving family by her side. She leaves behind her husband of 48 years, Albert Sanchez; children, Albert Sanchez, Veronica Sanchez-Porter and John Sanchez; 10 grandchildren; and mother Paula Perez, sister Rosa Gutierrez and brothers Augustin…

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Alice LaVerne (Martin) Johnson, 84 (just shy of her 85th birthday), of Galt and formerly of Spiritwood, N.D., peacefully joined her heavenly family on Aug. 15, 2020. She was born on Aug. 27, 1935 in Pettibone, N.D. to Ludwig and Katherine (Guthmiller) Martin. She grew up in the Pettibone, Wi…

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Brian Gonzalez, 59, of Galt died July 9, 2020 in an accident in Lodi. He was born April 26, 1961 in Los Angeles, where he spent his first 11 years with his family before moving to Lockeford.

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David Earl Simpson, 69, passed away at his home in Galt on Jan. 17, 2020 from a long-term illness. He was born on Jan. 26, 1951, in Lubbock, Texas to James M. and Nannie Mae Simpson.

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Margaret Beverly (Gallagher) McGee, 79, passed away on Dec. 16, 2017. She was born in Clements on July 27, 1938 to Oliver and Ethel (Perry) Gallagher of Thornton.

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Ursula Pomiba passed away on July 16, 2020. She was born in Silesia, Germany. She went to nursing school and became a surgical nurse. She met her husband during The Berlin Airlift. They married at the Rhein Main Airbase Chapel on July 12, 1950, and resided at many places in the U.S. and over…

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Bruce Walter McClarrinon, 76, of Galt passed away on July 26, 2020 after complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He died peacefully with wife Kathy by his side. He was born in Oakland on July 13, 1944 to Paul and Martha McClarrinon.

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Kenneth (Kenny) Meinard Buscher, 81, passed away peacefully on July 29, 2020, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. He was born on March 2, 1939 to Henry and Agnes Buscher as the first of three children. He was raised in the town of Franklin on the family’s cattle ranch until he and h…

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David L. Meier, 62, of Galt passed away on June 29, 2020 of cancer. He was born April 5, 1957 in Stockton where he lived with his parents and three younger brothers.

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Simon (Magoo) Pantoja passed away at his home on July 8, 2020 at age 51. He was born on July 19, 1968 to Mary Grospe and Jose L. Pantoja.

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Roberta Urban, long-time Galt resident and owner/broker of O’Hara Realty for over 35 years, passed away peacefully on July 21, 2020 after a long illness. She was 83 years old, and was born in the small desert town of Trona, Calif., at the edge of the Mojave Desert, where her father was an en…

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Michael Lee Payne, beloved husband of Barbara Payne, passed on to an everlasting peace on Saturday, July 18, 2020. After an extended illness battling COPD and complications of the coronavirus, he passed away quietly at Kaiser hospital. Prior to his illness, he worked for the County of Sacram…

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Albert Lee Keller, 72, passed away at home on July 12, 2020 after fighting a courageous battle against a rare disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). He was born on Aug. 28, 1947 in Lodi to Henry G. and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keller.

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Sharon Dee Orrick, 83, entered into rest July 16, 2020. She was born in Carin, Okla., on Sept. 19, 1936 to Joe and Florence McHaffie as the youngest of four girls.

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Van Manson Parker, 81, passed away peacefully in his home on July 7, 2020, surrounded by his family and close friends. He was born July 22, 1938 to Harve and Hazel Parker in Japton, Ark., as the fifth of six children, and now is reunited with his parents and sister Angie (Ray) Ewing, sister …

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Jeffrey Savage Roberts, 78, of Galt passed away on July 8, 2020 after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Sept. 23, 1941 in Providence, R.I. to John and Marjorie (Ratcliffe) Roberts.

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Tyrus Raymond Coupe, 80, of Galt passed away July 10, 2020 after a short illness. He was born Aug. 20, 1939 to Tom and Harriet Coupe of Elk Grove. On July 7, 1962, Ty married the love of his life, Dolores Coupe.

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Alfred Sienega, 82, of Elk Grove passed away on June 28, 2020 after a well-lived life filled with more than his fair share of good times. He was born Dec. 12, 1937, as the youngest of seven children born to Maria Gonzales Sienega and Paul Sienega in Riverton, Wyoming.

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Raymond (Bill) Caldwell, 91, of Galt died of natural causes on June 26, 2020 in Sacramento. He was born Sept. 1, 1928 in Sacramento. He was a lifelong resident of Galt and attended Arno Elementary School and Galt High School.

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Kenneth W. Hopper, 70, entered into eternal peace on June 24, 2020, while his wife of 28 years, Ginny, held his hand. He was born March 1, 1950 in Huntingburg, Indiana. Ken was devoted to his faith, wife, family, country and his dogs. Friends lovingly called him “Hopdog”.

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Gerald (Jerry) B. Himebauch, 77, and lifetime resident of Walnut Grove died of a heart attack on June 22, 2020. He was born on June 18, 1943 in Sacramento.

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Judith Joan Albers, 76, passed away at home on March 5, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born July 4, 1943 in Livingston, Montana to Loretta and Clarence Smith. Judy’s mother relocated her and her siblings to California in 1949. She attended elementary and high school in the Lodi area.

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Fred W. Ullrich, 93, passed away on June 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 24, 1927 to Fred and Rosie Ullrich in Naper, Neb. His family moved to Lodi when he was 13.

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Don ‘Cadillac’ Schmidt, 67, of Galt died on June 4, 2020of natural causes. He was born July 22, 1952.

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Former Galt resident Theresa Bolding, 60, passed away June 13, 2020 at home in Auburn, Calif. She was born on Feb. 10, 1960 in Wahiawa, Hawaii to Kenneth and El Wonda Collier. She married the love of her life, Wade Bolding, on Feb. 15, 1986.

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Michael Meek passed away at his home in Galt on June 17, 2020.  He was born in 1943 in San Francsico and moved to Lodi. He worked for Kautz Farms and then he worked for Lodi News Sentinel for 19 years. He moved to Galt 16 years ago and was a member of Galt Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Fred W. Ullrich, 93, passed away on June 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 24, 1927 to Fred and Rosie Ullrich in Naper, Neb. His family moved to Lodi when he was 13.

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Don ‘Cadillac’ Schmidt, 67, of Galt died of natural causes on June 4, 2020. He was born July 22, 1952.

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Kevin Alan Morris, 59, of Ione passed away peacefully, in his sleep at home following an unknown illness on the morning of June 5, 2020. He was born Nov. 9, 1960 in Sacramento to Phyllis J. Donahue and Marvin W. Morris.

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Robert Mason Gaylord Chamberlin, 49, of Galt died May 31, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Santa Monica and lived in Sacramento for 18 years, moving to Galt 2½ years ago. He was a produce manager for 29 years, recently at Save Mart in Galt.

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Steve (Esteban) Medina, 86, of Galt passed away peacefully on May 28, 2020 at home. He was born March 28, 1934 and was the oldest of five children born to parents Veneranda and Luis G. Medina.

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Gary Palmer, 67, of Lodi died on May 16, 2020. He was born Dec. 20, 1952 in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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