Obituaries

Patricia Schell
D: 2017-09-13
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Schell, Patricia
Patrick Welsh
D: 2017-09-13
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Welsh, Patrick
Vicki Cooper
B: 1942-07-22
D: 2017-09-12
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Cooper, Vicki
Viola Dean-Coleman
B: 1927-03-26
D: 2017-09-04
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Dean-Coleman, Viola
Daniel Hernandez-Sandoval
B: 1962-02-19
D: 2017-08-31
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Hernandez-Sandoval, Daniel
Jennie Araujo
B: 1929-04-13
D: 2017-08-29
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Araujo, Jennie
Bruce Towne
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2017-08-28
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Towne, Bruce
Jesus Martinez
B: 2006-01-15
D: 2017-08-27
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Martinez, Jesus
Gary Fry
B: 1966-03-08
D: 2017-08-26
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Fry, Gary
Jonathan Fonseca
B: 1989-05-05
D: 2017-08-24
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Fonseca, Jonathan
Bill Rushing
B: 1948-03-06
D: 2017-08-23
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Rushing, Bill
Carl Gribaudo
B: 1940-11-14
D: 2017-08-23
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Gribaudo, Carl
Patricia Stamp
B: 1948-08-16
D: 2017-08-21
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Stamp, Patricia
Tracy Post
B: 1967-01-21
D: 2017-08-20
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Post, Tracy
Jimmie Johnson
B: 1943-02-28
D: 2017-08-20
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Johnson, Jimmie
Carol Southard
B: 1929-02-08
D: 2017-08-19
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Southard, Carol
John DeWit
B: 1929-02-06
D: 2017-08-18
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DeWit, John
George Hamilton
B: 1949-05-13
D: 2017-08-16
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Hamilton, George
Steven Borba
B: 1955-05-29
D: 2017-08-15
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Borba, Steven
Dimple Wilson
B: 1939-07-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Wilson, Dimple
Darlene Browne
B: 1942-03-15
D: 2017-08-13
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Browne, Darlene

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Past Community Events

Never Forget Tribute & Youth Art Exhibit

Flag Display Installation: 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Program & Youth Art Exhibit: 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

In remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, Lodi Community Outreach presents the Never Forget Tribute, which features a 3,000-piece American flag display and a special exhibit of artwork by local students. MORE INFO


Healing Path Workshop Series

3 p.m. Wednesdays (July 5 - Aug. 16, 2017)

The Healing Path Workshop Series at Lodi Memorial Hospital focuses on practical "next steps" in the healing journey. Each workshop will have a different speaker and a different topic of interest. This unique series is a free community outreach program open to anyone affected by the loss of a loved one. MORE INFO


Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance

4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017

Uniquely inspiring, this hour-long program supports loss of parent, loss of child, and general loss. This is a free and family-friendly community event open to the entire public. MORE INFO


Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance

9 a.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery

Designed to show dedication and appreciation to local veterans and military members, this family-friendly community event will also include the presentation of awards to the winners of our Youth Essay Contest. MORE INFO


Healing Path Workshop Series

3 p.m. Wednesdays (April 12 - May 24, 2017)

The Healing Path Workshop Series at Lodi Memorial Hospital focuses on practical "next steps" in the healing journey. Each workshop will have a different speaker and a different topic of interest. This unique series is a free community outreach program open to anyone affected by the loss of a loved one. MORE INFO


Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release

4 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017

The loss of a mother, child, or other loved one can make Mother’s Day a very sad time of year. In remembrance of those who touched our hearts and shaped our lives, we invite all members of our community to our Memorial Butterfly Release. MORE INFO


Youth Essay Contest

Entries Accepted: April 1-30, 2017

Open to all area middle and high school students, we hope our Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest will inspire young people in our community to learn more about the true meaning of this special day. All contest entries must be presented in a personal essay format with 500 to 525 words on the true meaning of Memorial Day. Six winners of this contest will share cash prizes totaling $1,600! MORE INFO


Healing Path Workshop Series

Jan. 18 - March 1, 2017

The Healing Path Workshop Series at Lodi Memorial Hospital focuses on practical "next steps" in the healing journey. Each workshop will have a different speaker and a different topic of interest. This unique series is a free community outreach program open to anyone affected by the loss of a loved one. MORE INFO


“Always in my Heart” Valentine Luncheon

12:00 p.m.Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ Woodbridge Inn Steakhouse

February 14th can be a difficult day for those of us who are grieving. For some, it will be the first Valentine’s Day without our loved one. Please join us for a special, uplifting time of honoring and remembering. MORE INFO


Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Please join us for a beautiful and moving event designed to bring the community together to remember those we’ve lost. The lighting of candles in remembrance of loved ones is an impactful, visual ceremony. MORE INFO


Community Quilt Group Workshop

Nov. 11, 2016
at Lodi Avenue Baptist Church

Our Community Quilt Group is open to anyone who enjoys quilting or is looking to learn new skills while connecting with others. Presented by Lodi Community Outreach, this group will get together to create quilts and other gifts for the community. MORE INFO


Healing Path Workshops

Oct. 5 - Nov. 9, 2016

Our six-week workshop series is focused on practical "next steps" in the healing journey after the loss of a loved one. Each session will feature a local expert with advice on different topics. This unique outreach series is FREE and open to ALL in our community, regardless if they were served by our funeral home. MORE INFO


Heart & Sole Walking Group

Oct. 27, 2016 at Lodi Memorial Park

Heart & Sole provides an opportunity to get outdoors, lower stress, and connect with others. This walking group will meet weekly at Lodi Memorial Park. Each walker will be gifted with a pedometer and bottled water will be provided. MORE INFO


Never Forget Tribute

6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Please join us as we remember and honor the victims and heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. We will never forget. MORE INFO


Champions of Freedom Appreciation Luncheon

11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Stuck in Lodi Hop n' Smokehouse

Showing dedication and appreciation to our local veterans. MORE INFO


Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance

5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016

Please join us on Sunday, June 19, for our inaugural Father’s Day Rose Ceremony Remembrance.

A single long stem rose will be gifted to each registered guest.

Please RSVP by June 15. MORE INFO


Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance

9 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2016

Honoring and remembering our veterans and military. MORE INFO


Youth Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

6 p.m. Friday, May 27, 2016

The winners of Lodi Funeral Home's inaugural Youth Essay Contest will be recognized in a special awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the funeral home. Titled "The True Meaning of Memorial Day," each essay submission was reviewed by a committee that selected the six winners who will share cash prizes totaling $1,600. All San Joaquin County area middle and high school students were invited to participate, and submissions were accepted at the funeral from through the entire month of April. The contest's purpose was to inspire youths in our community to learn more about this important holiday.


Mother’s Day Memorial Butterfly Release

4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016

The loss of a mother, child, or other loved one can make Mother’s Day a very sad time of year. In remembrance of those who touched our hearts and shaped our lives, we invite all members of our community to our Memorial Butterfly Release at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8, inside Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery. MORE INFO


Youth Essay Contest

Entry Deadline: April 30, 2016

Open to all San Joaquin County area middle and high school students, we hope our Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest will inspire young people in our community to learn more about the true meaning of this special day. Final judging and selection of winners will be made by a committee selected by Lodi Community Outreach. Decisions of judges are final. Results will be announced at the 2016 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony at Lodi Funeral Home, 725 South Fairmont Ave, Lodi, CA 95240. Winning essays will be featured on the Lodi Funeral Home website, social media page and other related print and electronic media. Official Contest Rules


Healing Path Workshops

Spring Series: April 20, 2016

Our five-week workshop series at Lodi High School is focused on practical "next steps" in the healing journey after the loss of a loved one. MORE INFO


Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance

6 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2015

Please join us for the Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance at 6 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 inside our chapel at 725 S. Fairmont Avenue. This event is an opportunity for the community to come together and honor their loved ones. It is a beautiful and moving event that is interactive for everybody. The lighting of candles for loved ones is an impactful, visual ceremony that leaves everyone feeling fulfilled. The ceremony provides the proper balance of grief and celebration of a loved one’s memory. Our desire is that you will receive comfort, hope and healing by attending our Light of Hope Community Candlelight Remembrance. Register your attendance by Friday, December 4, 2015. Call Christine Taylor to speak with Esther Vargas, our Community Outreach Coordinator, or email evarg@stonemor.com Event is free of charge and open to all community members regardless of whether or not they were served by our facilities.


Memorial Day Service

9 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015

Please join us this Memorial Day as we honor our fallen heroes at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015 at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5750 E. Pine Street. Remembrance is an important part of what we do at Lodi Funeral Home, so we encourage you to make it part of your Memorial Day weekend. The community is invited to this special event that will feature:

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Memorial Tribute Service
  • Military Honors
  • Avenue of Flags

The first Memorial Day ceremony was observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Today, these Memorial Day ceremonies bring veterans, families, and communities together, and continue to prove that the bond formed in military service spans generations.


Flag Display

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Each Independence Day, 20 full-size American flags are installed outside Lodi Funeral Home by volunteers from area Veteran organizations. The display will be up 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, until approximately 6 p.m., weather permitting. The flags are also flown at the funeral home for other patriotic holidays, such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day, and during military funerals with a flag-draped casket and full military honors. Below are some photos from the last year's 4th of July installation of flags:



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