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Jocelyn Breshears
A funeral service was held Friday at the Colonial Chapel of Franklin and Downs for Jocelyn Marie Breshears, 35, of Oakdale. She died August 26, 2008 at home surrounded by her family.

Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park.

Born Nov. 5, 1972, Mrs. Breshears was a candy striper for Oak Valley Hospital in the eighth grade. She attended Oakdale High School until at age 16 in her junior year she was totally disabled in an automobile accident. After living in a rehabilitation hospital in Pacifica for a year, she returned to Modesto to the special education system until the age of 22. After that she attended the Howard Training Center in Ceres. There she found her creative spirit while working with art instructor Carol Cameron. In a recent documentary titled "The Inner Eye," Jocelyn's abilities were described as sophisticated and as having a professional look. Painting validated her family's faith that she still understood what was going on around her.

She enjoyed sports including volleyball and horseback riding. She especially loved the Oakdale Rodeo.

She leaves behind his father and mother, Richard and Suzanne Breshears of Oakdale; and her brother, David Breshears of San Francisco.

Remembrances may be sent to Howard Training Center, 1424 Stonum, Modesto, CA 95351.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /September 3, 2008