Josephine Ruiz

Josie passed away peacefully in her home on june 13th surrounded by family and love. She leaves behind her children Delfino, Frank, Angie, Art and Elisha. She has been called to heaven to be with her husband Arthur Ruiz, and her 2 children Bo and Steve. Our lives wont be the same without her. We love you Mama
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 22nd from 4-6pm at the Eagles Lodge FOE 217 E Lockeford St in Lodi.

Dolores Formento

Dolores Elizabeth Formento was born on August 6, 1928 in Lodi,
California and passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 10, 2018
at the age of 89. Dolores was preceded in death by her parents
Lydia and Edwin Bechthold, her brother Alfred Bechthold and her
husband of 28 years, Jim Formento and her fiancé Harry Trovinger.
She is survived by her loving daughter Denise Trinchera and Lisa
Bojé, her grandchildren, James (Sara) Trinchera and Devin (AJ)
Valentine and her great-granddaughters Kacie Walker-Valentine and
little miss Havannah who stole her heart the day she was born. She
is also survived by her nieces Sandy (Nick) Sikeotis of Lodi and Brenda (Ross) Morgan of
Quincy. In addition to the family, she leaves behind many lifelong friends and many of which
she referred to as “her kids from another mother”.
Dolores lived her whole life in Lodi and graduated from Lodi Union High School in 1946.
During her senior year in high school she was an honored member of the Lodi Grape Festival
Court. After graduation she began working at Guild Winery until she married the love of her life,
Jim, in 1948. In 1958 she began working for the City of Lodi, in the Finance Department, and in
1983 she retired after 25 years of service and making longtime friends, who continued to gather
regularly for lunch.
In 1980 she met Harry Trovinger and spent 37 wonderful years as his fiancé. They enjoyed
traveling to Lake Tahoe and most of all making trips to Jackson Rancheria! After Harry’s
passing, Dolores moved into The Commons and was enjoying the new friends she made while
living there.
Many thanks to Sal and Kathy Trinchera and Doug and Peggy Kirkle who were there until the
end and always willing to help out, and to the staff at Creekside Care and Hospice of San
Joaquin for taking care of our Mom during that last few weeks. We know she was at peace now
and with those that have been longing for her arrival in Heaven. We know she arrived with
“kissable lips” and ready to dance.
Services to celebrate Dolores’ life will be held at Donahue Funeral Home, 123 N. School Street,
Lodi at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Visitation is from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on
Wednesday, June 13, 2018. Final interment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park. In lieu of
flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of San Joaquin or the charity of your choice.

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Lois Baker



Lois Irene Baker was born January 27, 1922 in Herrick, SD to Ferd C and Orvilla Bitterman. She moved with her family to Lodi in 1931 where she graduated from high school in 1940. She worked at Purity Store (then Stan’s Market) in Lodi and married Elmo Clyde Allen in 1955; the couple had 1 son; Bruce S. Allen in 1957. She later married Bob Baker in 1975. Lois also worked for the San Joaquin County Tax Collector for many years until her retirement. She was a longtime member of United Congregational Church in Lodi, served as past President of American Legion Auxillary Post #22 in 1953, was active in the Lodi Garden Club, loved working on the Grape Murals during the Lodi Grape Festivals. Lois is survived by her son; Bruce Allen, grandchildren; Justin, Jennifer, and Jaime, sisters; Margaret Quaschnick, Marilyn Burton, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; Ferd and Orvilla Bitterman, her sister; Alice Lorain Shalaty, and her husband Bob Baker.


Family and Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services on Friday, June 15th, 11:00 a.m. at Cherokee Memorial Park, Hwy 99 and Harney Lane, Lodi. Donahue Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.