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Helen "Dorene" Mathey
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Chapel, 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, for Helen "Dorene" Mathey. 77, of Ceres. She entered into rest on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

The memorial will be followed by a graveside service at Ceres Memorial Park, 1801 E. Whitmore, Ceres.

Born on September 18, 1934 in Beloit, Ohio, Dorene was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles since 1967. She enjoyed family time, bowling for many years and was a great fan of the Oakland A's, San Jose Sharks and NASCAR racing.

She is survived by two sons, David Mathey of Glen Allen, Mo., and Don Mathey of Turlock; one daughter, Dee Gomer and her husband Ken Gomer of Ceres; and eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Dale Mathey on June 18, 2003; two sons, Dean Allen Mathey on December 18, 2006 and Dale Mathey on March 21, 2008; three brothers, Walter R. Sams, Harold Sams and Robert H. Sams; and a sister, Lillian L. Lasley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst, Norton & Dias Funeral Service, 286 W. Main Street, Turlock, CA. (209) 634-4904

-Ceres Courier/ Sept. 5, 2012