A. Dee Bird - Obit Photo

Alma DeeLee Bird

A. Dee Bird, 89

Alma DeeLee Bird, 89, of Stockton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.  Born May 8, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah he was the son of Alma Alonzo Bird and Zina May Furner Bird.

He is preceeded in death by his wife of 68 years, Virginia Jean Clawson Bird, his parents and his twin sister, Norma Lee Tracy.

Survivors include his seven children: David (Lynette) Bird, Allan (Diane) Bird, Michael (Donna) Bird, MayLynn (Bryan) Flake, Tim (Nadine) Bird, Jeanine (Bret) Parker, and Susan (Roy) Westra; 29 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

His childhood was spent in Salt Lake City.  He graduated from Provo High School in 1947.  Dee attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  There he met and fell in love with his future wife, Virginia.  They were married in the Salt Lake City temple of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints in June 1950.

He served in the Utah National Guard for two years, and was an artillery surveyor in the U.S. Army for two more years at the outbreak of the Korean War.

He earned two degrees from Brigham Young University, a Baccalaureate in 1955 and a Masters degree in 1959.

He moved with his wife and small family to Stockton in 1956, where they lived happily adding more children to their family.

Mr. Bird was a classroom teacher for four years in the Lincoln Unified School District, followed by 29 years as a school administrator. 27 of those years were spent as principal of Village Oaks school, which he regarded as a true labor of love.

After his retirement from the Lincoln District, he was an Adjunct Professor for 11 years at University of the Pacific and San Joaquin Delta College.

Dee also wrote and published the book entitled: “Better Ways: Alternatives to No Child Left Behind.”

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 11am (viewing at 10am), at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – 7030 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton.  Interment will be at Cherokee Memorial Park, Harney Lane at Highway 99, Lodi.  Flowers may be sent to Donahue Funeral Home in Lodi.

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Shawn Kevin Ogren

Shawn Kevin Ogren, 32, of Lodi, CA passed away on October 24, 2018.

He was born on May 26, 1986 in Lodi, CA.  Shawn had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh who made friends easily.  Like his late granny Ruth, he never met a stranger.  He attended Lodi schools and graduated from Liberty High School in 2004.  
Shawn was a multi-talented individual.  Anything he put his hands to he did well.  He played baseball and was a home run hitter.  He loved basketball and was a several time champion in Free Throw contests.  He was also ball boy for University of the Pacific (UOP) for many years and Olowokandi once gave Shawn one of his shoes as a souvenir.
Shawn loved to fish from the time he could hold a pole.  There are of course many many fishing stories.  One time he fished of the Atlantic coast, Pacific coast and Hawaii all in one month. 
Shawn became a “scratch” golfer and practically lived at Lockeford Springs Golf Course where he took lessons from Perry Manley.  He was able to caddy and play one time at Pebble Beach.
As a teenager Shaw tried his hand at painting and took lessons from Irene Schulz.  She said he was a natural and they developed an unique friendship.  
Shawn loved auctions and went to Reppert’s Auction School of Auctioneering in Indiana when he was 15 years old.  He ran the live online auctions in his dad’s auction business in Lodi and Huisman’s Auctions in Galt.  He also did some bid calling and bid ringing.  He usually took all the merchandise photos for the auctions.  He was a part of the National Auctioneers Association family rubbing elbows with the world’s top auctioneers.
Shawn was well traveled through the auction business and family vacations.  He was adventurous and fun.  He especially loved cruising to Mexico.  
Shawn had a kind heart and was always helping anyone in need.  He would give out blankets, shoes and food to the homeless on Sacramento Street.  He loved people and would always offer a smile. He had a soft heart for animals and was always bringing home strays.  He had lizards, birds, dogs, cats, fish to name a few.  His last rescue was Twister.
Over the years, besides the auction business,  he worked in a sports card shop,  worked making window blinds, power washing gas stations and Delta Packing Shed running cherries to name a few.
Shawn come from a large loving family.
He is survived by his father, Calvin Ogren (Denise) 
Honorary step son Aiden Diaz
“Step Brothers” Anthony Rinaldi and Vincent Rinaldi
Birth mother, Melina Miller, Mansfield, Washington
Half sister Katrina Winsor (niece Luna) Sacramento, Ca
Half brother Barry Winsor, Sacramento, Ca
Half brother Zachary Trull Miller, Mansfield, Washington
Half sister Samantha Trull, Mansfield, Washington
Uncle Paul Poutre, Lodi, CA
Aunt Elena McCoy, Shingle Springs, CA
Uncle Larry Ogren (Marcy) Turlock, CA
Aunt Barbara Nease (Julius) Woodbridge, CA
Uncle Dwight Ogren (Christie), Lodi, CA
Uncle Tim Ogren (Kathy) Phoenix, AZ
Uncle Ron Ogren (Anna) 
Aunt Kimmberlynne Ogren, Galt, CA
Uncle Jeff Ogren (Beth), Galt, CA
with 17 immediate cousins and their families.
Shaws is very loved and will be greatly missed.  His favorite saying was LIVE STRONG