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Alvin D. Thatcher
A memorial service was held Saturday afternoon at Valley Christian Family Center in Ceres for Alvin Dale Thatcher, 56, of Ceres. He died March 3, 2009 at his home after a hard fought battle with melanoma.

Born Feb. 13, 1953, Alvin was a native of Oakdale, born to Hoolie and Beulah Thatcher. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, coin collecting and spending time with his family.

He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Kathi Thatcher of Ceres; three children, Corey Thatcher and Tyler Thatcher and Megan Thatcher; his mother, Beulah Thatcher; his brother, Lonnie Thatcher; and two sisters, Judy Whitley and Revina Campbell. He was preceded in death by his father, Hoolie Thatcher.

Remembrances may be sent in Al's name to the American Cancer Society, 1604 Ford Ave, Suite #8, Modesto, CA 95350; or to Community Hospice, 4388 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356.

-Ceres Courier /March 11, 2009