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O.G. Mayo
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A memorial service was held Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home for O.G. Mayo, 91, of Hughson. He died Feb. 22, 2012 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

Born Dec. 27, 1920 in Johnson County, Ark., O.G. moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma in a covered wagon. His family settled in Washington, Okla. After joining the Army at age 18 he served a year in Australia. Three years later, when Pearl Harbor was bombed, he was called back to active duty and was sent immediately to fight in the Pacific. O.G. served 36 months there, fighting in major battles in Corregidor and Leyte. He was awarded a Silver Star. Mr. Mayo returned to Oklahoma and married his wife of 60 years, Jeannie Vaughn. He farmed and for a short time owned a garage and ice route. While in Hughson, O.G. bought several trucks and worked hauling hay, peaches. lumber and grapes while farming alfalfa. In 1962 he went to work for Hughson High School and spent the next 25 years there as a custodian and bus driver. O.G. enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and tending his large garden.

He leaves behind his daughter, Robin Lopez of Hughson; his grandchildren, Richelle Hensley and Erik Morris; his step-grandaughters, LeAnna Holloway, Christina Lopez and Jessica Lopez; and one great-grandaughter and five step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Jeannie, parents Albert and Roxie Mayo, brothers Frank Mayo and Otis "Jigger" Mayo, and sisters Euna Mullins, Hazel Richardson, Eula Bratcher, Peggy Vawter, Bea Arbeit and Fay Blachel.

-Ceres Courier/ February 29, 2012