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Dorothy L. Black
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lakewood Funeral Home's Riverside Chapel for Dorothy Lydia Black, 89, of Modesto. The former Ceres resident died April 5, 2012.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Born Aug. 5, 1922 in Ceres, Dorothy graduated from Ceres High School in 1940. In December 1940, she married her life-long partner, William "Bill" Black. They had been married 59 years until his passing in 1999. Dorothy was a farmer's wife for most of her adult life as they owned farms in Waterford, Modesto, and Dixon Mo. Dorothy worked at Campbell's Soup for five years before she went back to school to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1970. Mrs. Black worked as an ICE-CCU nurse at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock for nine years. She lived in Dixon, Mo., from 1982 to 1987 when they returned to Modesto. She enjoyed years of membership in the Manteca Travelers RV club until suffering a stroke in 2000 that left her partially paralyzed.

She leaves behind her two children, Myrna Grady Ostrand of San Dimas and Jim Black of Lebanon, Mo.; and six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-granddaughters. She was also preceded in death by parents Ed and Virda Wilson, brother James Wilson, sisters Darlene Oeth Sise and Beth Atwell, and son Redge Black.

Remembrances may be sent to Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA 95356.

-Ceres Courier/ April 11, 2012