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Elsie Todd
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A funeral service was held Saturday at Lakewood Funeral Home for Elsie M. Todd, 83, of Modesto. The former Ceres resident died Feb. 20, 2012.

Born on August 25, 1929 in Hinton, Okla., to Willie "Bill" and Mary Tucker, Elsie was a resident of Modesto for 38 years and a retired lab technician for Proctor & Gamble Foods. She enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ceres. She was a 1947 graduate of Ceres High School and attended Modesto Junior College.

She is survived by three children, Kathy Bachman of Pioneer, Ronald Todd of Geyserville, and Nathan Todd of New Braunfels, Texas; and four grandchildren,10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and husband Finis L. Todd.

A guestbook is available online at

-Ceres Courier/ March 7, 2012