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Melvin Bryant
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Melvin J. Bryant, 81, of Ceres died on Wednesday, July 18 at Evergreen Rehabilitation Care Center in Modesto.

He had lived in Ceres for one year and, prior to that, he was a resident of Escalon for 62 years. He served in the Marines from 1944 to 1946.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorraine Bryant; children Dan Bryant of Ceres and Beverly Bryant of Twain Harte; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Bryant.

Mr. Bryant will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed.

Visitation took place on Monday, July 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon. Graveside service was Tuesday, July 24 at 10 a.m. at Burwood Cemetery, East River Road.

Remembrances may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of Northern California at 105 So. Washington St., Lodi, CA 92540.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

July 25, 2007

Elizabeth Fondse

Elizabeth "Betty" (den Dulk) Fondse, 86, died Saturday, July 21 at Bethany Home in Ripon.

Born on Sept. 20,1920 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, she had lived in Ripon for 84 years.

She is survived by her children, Larry Fondse of Manteca, Gerard Fondse Jr. of Hudsonville, MI, Charles Fondse of Phoenix, AZ and Beth Netjes of Ripon; siblings, Keith den Dulk of Sparta, MI and Herb den Dulk of Ripon; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard Fondse.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 25 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel, 111 So. Palm Ave., Ripon. Services will be Thursday, July 26 at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon with burial preceding the service at 10 a.m. at Ripon Cemetery, 320 No. Stockton Ave., Ripon.

Remembrances may be made to Mt. Hermon Association Inc., P.O. Box 413, Mt. Hermon, CA 95041 or Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., Ripon, CA 95366.

Deegan Ripon Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

July 25, 2007