Beverly Rider

Beverly Ann Rider was born June 20, 1936 in Decatur, IL. She passed away peacefully on September 21, 2018 in Lodi, CA., she was 82. After completing her education, Beverly began working in Medical Records, a position she held for over 25 years.

She enjoyed bowling with her friends, reading, gardening and spending time with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; Lionel and Mary Rommel, her husband; Richard Allen Rider, and her daughter; Tracy Ann Rider-Post, sisters; Sharon Smith, and Marilyn Sullivan, brother; George Rommel, and great-grandson; Eric Rider.

She leaves to cherish her memory her four children; Jeff Rider (Ida) of Galt, Diane Rider of Sonora, Chris Loftin (Byron) of Stockton, and Renee Green (Glenn) of Lodi, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit Wednesday, September 26th from Noon until 6:00 p.m. and are invited to attend Funeral Services on Thursday, September 27th, 10:00 a.m. at Donahue Funeral Home, 123 N School Street, Lodi, with interment at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5750 E Pine Street immediately following.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA., 95204.

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Barbara Jean Wakeham

Barbara Jean Mohrmann Wakeham was born December 1, 1933 in French Camp, CA to Elmer Charles Mohrmann and Margaret Louise (Myers) Mohrmann.
She was a life long resident of Clements, CA, and a graduate of Lodi Union High School and Delta Community College. Barbara was a homemaker and later pursued a career in accounting and ultimately served as the West Coast Controller of Canandaigua Wine Corporation and Special Assistant to the President of NuCal Food Corporation. Barbara enjoyed travelling to six continents and 50 of the United States.
Her volunteer activities included Boy Scout Leader, Camp Fire Girl Leader, Mothers Club (Past President), Lodi Boat & Ski Club (Board Member), Business & Professional Women, Corvettes of Lodi (Past President) Gold Coast Allegros (Past President), Woman’s Club of Lodi Board Member, and Lodi Historical Society (Board Member).
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, husband William, and son Bruce. She is survived by Tommy Camp, her daughters; Denise Bostick (Keith) & Michele Wakeham (Gregory Butler), Grandchildren; Adam Wakeham (Sarah), Matthew Wakeham, Jalyne deJong (Larsen), Joseph DeSoto, Nicole Rosales, Blake Bostick (Casey Silva), Annie Bostick, 9 great grandchildren, and a vast number of other family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Glen View Cemetery in Clements on Saturday September 29, 2018 at 10 am, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Woman’s Club of Lodi. Donations in Barbara’s memory may be sent to Lodi House.
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Dorothy Snyde

Dorothy Nadene Snyde passed peacefully from this earth on September 8, 2018.
She was the daughter of Alexander Joseph and Lydia Adrian Chappuis, born July 31, 1930.
She attended Lodi schools and graduated from Lodi High School with the class of 1948. She had a marriage with Fred Snyde Jr. for 34 years. They were blessed with two children; a daughter, Pamela Dee Focacci, and one son, Douglas Dean Snyde.
Cheerful and outgoing, she was actively involved in leadership of Turner School Parents Club, Turner-Ray 4-H Club and Lodi High Ski Club during her children’s school years. She was a past member of Omega Nu Society, Women of the Wilderness, Woodbridge Women’s Golf Association and the San Joaquin Country Historical Society. As an active member of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church of Lodi, she served on the Vestry, Altar Guild, in the Church office and as a small group facilitator.
Dorothy loved the outdoors and was an avid backpacker. She covered much of the High Sierras with her and her brother’s families. In later years she traveled abroad, visiting China shortly after it was open to the West. Other trips included the Holy Land and for her 70th birthday, she cruised Germany’s Rhine River.
She is survived by her children, Pamela Focacci (Andy), Douglas Snyde (Sharen Lee), and their children Joy Held (Rob), Mathew Focacci (Christina), Thomas Snyde (Savannah) and James Snyde. She also had three great grandsons; Joseph, Jacob and Charles.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Louis Alexander Chappuis and her sister Evelyn Hendrickson-Simenton.
At 11:00 am on Saturday, October 6th the family will hold a celebration of life at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 1055 South Lower Sacramento road, Lodi, CA 95242. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St John’s Building Fund, 1055 S. Sacramento Road, Lodi, 95242, or Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

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Vesta Mason

Vesta Helen Mason passed Monday morning, September 17. She resided for the last few years at Brokdale-Kettleman Senior Care in Lodi. She had celebrated her 100th birthday on July 7, 2018.
Vesta was preceded in passing by her husband Herschel “Bud” Mason. Both Vesta and Bud were from families that were very early settlers to the Lodi area. her Mother, Alma Pope Pinkerton’s family came to Lodi by oxen drawn wagon in 1861. They farmed a large property on Victor Road. Her father, James W. Pinkerton, born in Canada, was a foundry pattern maker. They built the Pinkerton Foundry next to their home. Her brother, James W. Pinkerton Junior, operated the foundry until his passing. Her family was always and remains members of the First United Methodist Church of Lodi.
Vesta was a homemaker but always active in social work in Lodi. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Campfire Girls, Marc Club and Womens Club and served as president of these groups several terms. Also; including San Joaquin County Historical Society, Lodi Historical Society, Lodi Antique Club and Lodi Wednesday Club. She received many honors and noteworthy awards. Such as; Lodi Womens Club for more than 50 years of service, Nominated Women of the Year by the Soroptimist CLub, the Grand Cross of Color by the Rainbow Girls Club and the Mokelumne Award by the Lodi Historical Society. And it must be mentioned that Vesta and Bud had a great passion for bridge. They both taught many friends the game they loved.
Vesta is survived by her daughter, Carol Lynn Bonadurer (Larry) and son, Douglas B. Mason (Janice). Vesta’s grand children, Jaccqueline Rowland, Christopher Bonadurer and Daniel Mason. And her great grand children, Christine Rowland, Jennifer Rowland and Madison Bonadurer.
The family wishes to extend thanks to the staff at Brookdale-Kettleman and Hospice of San Joaquin.
Interment at Lodi Memorial Cemetery will be private. A memorial service, conducted by Pastor George Edd-Bennett, at First United Methodist Church of Lodi, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6 at 11:00 AM, luncheon to follow. All are welcome.
Contributions may be made in Vesta’s memory to the First United Methodist Church of Lodi or donor’s choice.
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Velma Pauline Bell

Velma Pauline Carr Bell was born into the family of Walter and Caldonia Carr in Pope county, Arkansas on June 26, 1928. Pauline had nine siblings; Ira, Hays, Willard, Henry, Ray, Ruby, Walsie, Roxie, and Mary Lou. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Cleo C. Bell of Valley Springs, CA and by her sister, Mary Lou Parks of Marshall, AR. She will be greatly missed by her four sons and their families; Ken and Paula Bell of Modesto, CA, Tony Bell of Modesto, CA, Dan Bell and Erika Coon of South Lake Tahoe, CA, and Dennis and Mary Bell of Sugar Land, TX; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, along with a large number of nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbors.

Both Cleo and Pauline were born and raised in extreme rural Arkansas on homestead-style family farms. They developed an early and life-long appreciation for hard work and the value of family. Pauline always enjoyed the activities that were modeled in her family; cooking and canning, hunting and fishing, quilting and sewing, and “homemade” music. While being a mother of four, she earned a nursing diploma and was employed as a nurse from 1966 through 1991. She and Cleo moved to Valley Springs to live in 1990 where she continued to do the things she loved with people that she loved and was active in the First Missionary Baptist Church. Pauline passed to glory with her family by her side on August 31, 2018.