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POSTED April 30, 2013 1:43 p.m.

Shirley Cline

Shirley Marie Cline, 43, died suddenly on Thursday, April 11 with her family by her side.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1969 in Modesto to David and Gloria Cline. She was a very special person. She always had a smile on her face. She loved doing puzzles, word searches, and especially her dog Princess. She was loved by many and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her father, David Cline of Escalon; sisters; Judy Willadsen and Cathi (Jerry) Merritt of Escalon; several nieces and nephews, Wendy, Jerry, Sarah, Melissa, Kathryn, Terry, and DJ; six great nephews and three great nieces.

She was preceded in death by her mother Gloria and her brother David.

A graveside service was held at Burwood Cemetery in Escalon on Thursday, April 18 with a celebration of life following at the family’s home in Escalon.

For condolences to the family, visit their website at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

May 1, 2013


Leola Trigg

Leola Bernice (Kelso) Trigg, 90, passed away Thursday, April 4 at daughter Genise Perruquet’s home in Escalon.

Born in Wasco, CA on Nov. 24, 1922, she was the oldest of eight children born to Bernie Marcus Kelso and Evelyn (Youngblood) Kelso. She grew up in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. After high school she moved to Maryland and worked for Glenn L. Martin Airplane plant during WWII.

In 1947 she met and married Amos L. Trigg and they were married 60 years and had four children and lived in Collegeville. The couple owned and operated Discount Tires in Stockton, CA for 30 years.

Survivors include her brother, Lawrence Kelso of Turlock; four children, Ryan Trigg of French Camp, Cheryl (Lynn) Bruce of Zeeland, MI, Janice (Jess) Freitas of Escalon and Genise (Dave) Perruquet of Escalon; stepchildren Martha (Leonard) Watkins of Mulberry, Ark., Don (Barbara) Trigg of Visalia; 22 grandchildren; and 31 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one stepson Leon Trigg, one sister Melva Ferguson, and five brothers, Edward Kelso, Robert Kelso, Gene Kelso, Charles Kelso and Harold Kelso.

Special thanks to Community Hospice Stanislaus County.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 10 at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon followed by a graveside service at Burwood Cemetery.

For condolences to the family, visit their website at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

May 1, 2013


Zona Ney

Zona Ruth Ney, 79, of Escalon, died Friday, April 12 after a brief and courageous bout with cancer.

Born June 13, 1933 in Sims AR to Roscoe and Edna Irons, she will be fondly remembered and sorely missed by all that knew her. She had a warm and infectious spirit which made her a stranger to none. She had worked as a waitress in her earlier years and ended up retiring after 30 years of working at the Escalon Packers/Heinz Food cannery in Escalon. She took great pride and enjoyment in having a few garage sales each year to provide people, in the community and from work, with quality items for those in need.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Chet Ney of Escalon; sons Greg (Jeannie) Ney of Snohomish, WA and Bryan (Holly) Ney of Escalon; grandsons Jon Ney of Snohomish, WA and Marc Ney of Escalon; granddaughter Courtney Ney of Escalon; and a sister Toy Hogg of Hot Springs, AR.

The family would like to give special thanks to everyone involved with Hospice for their compassionate and considerate care. As she wished, flowers need not be sent since there will be no service. She was laid to rest privately at Burwood Cemetery.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

May 1, 2013

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