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Carol Focha
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Carol (Striplin) Focha, 69, of Escalon died Sunday, Feb. 22 at her residence in Escalon.

Born in Modesto, she had lived in Escalon for 45 years. She was a department manager for Wal-Mart in Modesto for six years, was a longtime Planning Commission member and P.T.A. member in Escalon. She enjoyed trips to the ocean.

Survivors include her companion, Richard Altamirano of Escalon; children, James Focha and Brent Focha, both of Escalon, Gary Focha and Neal Focha, both of Modesto; brother, Jim Striplin of Modesto; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned Friday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at Martin Schuler's, 15731 So. Brennan, Escalon. No visitation.

Remembrances may be made to Escalon Ambulance, 1480 Ullrey Ave., Escalon, CA 95320 or Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940.

Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon, in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

March 3, 2004