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Coila Ulmer
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Coila V. Ulmer, 94, of Oakdale died Wednesday, June 4 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House.

She spent much of her life in San Francisco, Stockton and Escalon. She was a woman with great energy and a strong work ethic. She retired as the highest-ranking civilian woman at Sharpe Army Depot, Lathrop, CA in 1968.

Mrs. Ulmer enjoyed fishing, reading, travel, competitive board games and family gatherings. In retirement she stayed busy as the creator and publisher of the Paradise Park Newsletter.

At age 86, while enrolled in a creative writing class at the Oakdale Senior Center, she wrote stories that chronicled her life experiences, a treasure for her family and friends. She touched the lives of many people and she will be remembered for her kindness, warmth, and generosity.

She is survived by stepchildren, Ron (Janet) Ulmer, Diane Marriott (John Howell), and Dennis (Karen) Ulmer; step-grandchildren, Terri (Paul) Lovotti, Mike (Julie) Quashnich, Kelly (Geoff) Dobbins, Brooke Ulmer, Aaron (Stacey) Ulmer, and Polly (Pat) Linggi; great grandchildren, Mike Quashnich, Todd Quashnich, Scott Lovetti, Lisa Lovotti, Scott Gaskill, Jillian Dobbins and Jacob Dobbins; as well as many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by beloved husbands, Frank Brewer and Walter Ulmer; sisters, Ada, Fairy, and Fern; brother, Phillip; stepdaughter, Frankie; and grandson, Jason.

A memorial service was held June 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Oakdale.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice Foundation, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356, or to Gladys Lemmons Senior Center, 450 East A Street, Oakdale, CA 95361.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

June 18, 2008