Visitation for Raquel will be held on Tuesday, April 4th from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 5th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Interment will be private.
Valentino Fazzolari, 90, of Lodi, passed away on March 21st. He was born October 27th, 1926, in Italy. Mr. Fazzolari became a tailor and worked for Squires for 10 years until opening up his own shop in Stockton. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and making wine.
He is survived by his daughters; Valentina Watson, Rita Stabler, and Anna Mowrey, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iza.
Visitation is from 10am-4pm, Wednesday, March 29th, at Donahue Funeral Home, 123 N. School St., Lodi, CA. A mass will be held at St. Anne’s Church, 215 W. Walnut St. Lodi, March 30th, at 10am. Committal will be at the Devotion of Mausoleum at Lodi Memorial Cemetery.
In the early hours of March 15, 2017 Betty La Rue Cardoza was called from this earth. Betty was born on November 25, 1925 in Long Beach, Ca. to Marion and Benjamin Irons.
Betty grew up in the Long Beach area and then later in Tracy, Ca. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1943. She went to work at Tracy Defense Depot as a secretary. She met the love of her life, Anthony (Tony) Cardoza in 1944 and they were married on April 3, 1945 in Tracy, Ca.
Betty and Tony began married life in a home on Lowell St, where their three children were born, sons Wayne and Rick, and daughter Janis. In 1956 the family moved to Lockeford, Ca. where they started a small dairy. Betty and Tony celebrated fifty years of marriage in 1995, before Tony’s death in 1997.
Betty had many interests and was an excellent mother, homemaker, cook and seamstress. She kept an immaculate house, and could be counted upon to provide a delicious cake or pie for any occasion, and to be a chauffeur for her children and any neighborhood children as well. Always with her beautiful smile, she helped and assisted her children and husband in all endeavors, including feeding and milking the cows on the dairy, to transporting Rick and his go-kart to the track to practice racing, even taking a turn on the go-kart herself. She designed and created several beautiful formal gowns for daughter Janis’s high school proms, and was always the one who captured fun and important moments with her ever present camera.
Her life taught all of us the true meaning of what it is to be a wonderful wife, mother and friend. Betty was an active member of the Lockeford Grange, Dakota Club, and the Italian Club of Lodi, as well as the Lockeford VFW Auxiliary. She was a 4-H Club leader for many years, sharing her cooking, baking and sewing talents with many children.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jack Eckman, son in law, Michael Hart and her beloved husband Tony. She is survived by one sister, Barbara Lee of Modesto Ca., her three children, Wayne Cardoza of San Francisco, Rick Cardoza (Debbie), and Janis Hart both of Lodi, Ca., her grandchildren Marissa Stolarik (Dan), Ashley Hurles (Tim), Julia Murphy (Kevin), Aran Cardoza (Nicole), and Erika Tannyhill (Brady) and 8 great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Betty’s family would like to thank the staff at River Fountains of Lodi for the loving care of their precious mother, as well as the Hospice staff. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lifeguard Hospice Care Inc. 5976 W. Los Positas Blvd #106 Pleasanton, Ca. 94588. Visitation will be held on Thurs. March 23, 2:00-7:00 pm at Donahue Funeral Home 123 N. School St. Lodi Ca. Her Celebration of Life will be held Friday March 24, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Joachims Church 13392 E Lockeford Ranch Rd. Lockeford Ca. 95237
Violet Rebecca Albrecht was born December 19, 1927 in Ashley, North Dakota to Gotthilf and Emma Reile, she passed away peacefully on March 1, 2017 in Lodi, California she was 89. Violet was raised and educated in Ashley, ND., where she met and married her late husband Richard Henry Albrecht in 1948, the couple made their home on the family farm until moving to Lodi in 1955. Once in Lodi Violet worked as a waitress at the Broiler, Hellwigs, and finally Woolworth’s for more than 25 years. She was a lifetime member of Emanuel Lutheran Church who also enjoyed cooking, Bingo, and travel, sometimes making trips to Jackson. Her true joy was spending time with family, especially her granddaughter and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; Gotthilf and Emma Reile, husband; Richard Albrecht, and her brother Ray Reile. Violet is survived by her daughters; Paulette Gaut (Greg) of Bend, Oregon, Elaine Dement ( Dennis) of Auburn, CA., and Sharon White (Will) of Lodi, CA., granddaughter; Michelle Lee of Lodi, 3 great-grandchildren, brothers; Otto Reile of Bismark, ND and Wayne Reile, Redding, CA. and her sister, DeLoris Kusler of Lodi. Friends may visit on Wednesday, March 15th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Donahue Funeral Home, 123 N School Street, and are invited to attend Funeral Services on Thursday, March 16th at 12:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church 1540 W. Lodi Ave., with burial at Lodi Memorial Cemetery to follow. Pastor Chris Townsend of Emanuel Lutheran Church will officiate. Memorials may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1540 W Lodi Ave., Lodi, CA. 95242.
Viola Racer passed away peacefully on 2/22/17 surrounded by her family into the arms of her LORD and SAVIOR, Jesus Christ. She is survived by her two loving daughters Linda Mosley/Dashnow and Joann Mosley/Carney, her 3 granddaughters, Michele Knight, Kristi Knight and Melissa Palmer, with 3 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grand child, a brother, Charles Mettler and a sister Maralyn (Jeannie) Culbertson with numerous nephews and nieces. Preceded in death by two sisters and seven brothers. Private grave side services at East Pine Street Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of her life at Zion Lutheran Church on March 1st at 11:00 a.m. Located at 105 S. Ham Lane. In lieu of flower contributions may be made to her lifelong church of Zion Lutheran in her name.