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Helen Cohagan
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January 1, 1917 - April 9, 2012

Helen V. Cohagan, 95, of Escalon passed away on Monday, April 9, 2012 in Ripon.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1917 in Swedeburg, Nebraska and had called Escalon her home for the past 91 years.

For 90 years, Mrs. Cohagan was a member of Saron Lutheran Church and her greatest joy in life was her family. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who had a kind and generous heart.

Survivors include her children, Karen Bartolomei and her husband Gene of Stockton; Ronald Cohagan and his wife Ruth of Escalon; and Norma Jean and her husband Brian Kelley of Ceres; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph E. Cohagan, her parents and eight siblings.

A memorial service was held on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Saron Lutheran Church. Her final resting place will be private.

Deegan Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. To send condolences to the family visit the website at

Memorial donations may be sent to Saron Lutheran Memorial Fund, 1742 North St., Escalon, CA 95320.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

April 18, 2012