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He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hilmar, Holy Rosary Y.M.I. #44, P.F.S.A. of Stevinson composed of the former SES Council #18 of Stevinson, Cabrillo Club #30 of Hilmar, Holstein Association, Merced County Farm Bu- reau and Farmer’s Union.


He is survived by his wife of 39 years Lucy Silveira, son Manuel Silveira III and his wife Nelia, daughter AnnaMa- rie Silveira, his pride and joy, Grandson Xavier Manuel Silveira and soon to be born Grandchild, all of Hilmar. He is also survived by his brothers Joe Silveira of Hilmar, Mario Silveira of Hanford, Tony Silveira of Hilmar, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Manuel & Maria Silveira, Sr., and infant daugh- ter Dalia Marie Silveira.


Donations may be made in his memory to the Holy Rosary New Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 429, Hilmar, CA 95324


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Anton Frank Betschart Kay Hart Dairy; Modesto, Calif. Anton Tony Betschart, age 83, of Modesto passed away peacefully on January 9, 2010 at his home with all the fam- ily at his side. Tony was born in Tacoma WA, on January 2, 1927 and moved to Calif. as a teenager. He served in the U.S. Army from 1946-1947 with time in Korea.


He was a dairyman with registered Holsteins and owned and operated Kay Hart Dairy in Modesto for 52 years. Tony was a member of the San Joaquin Valley Swiss Club, Hol- stein Association, and St. Jude’s Catholic Church.


Tony was the beloved husband (60 yrs) of Eda Mae Kaiser Betschart, children Heidi Betschart, Tony (Linda) Betschart, Ted (Marge) Betschart all of Modesto, and Frieda (Bob) Ul- rich of Corvallis, OR. 11 grandchildren and 2 great grand- sons. He is preceded in death by his parents Anton and Emma Betschart, sister Louise Betschart, half brother Art Brand and granddaughter Heidi Ulrich.


Donation can be sent to: CMTA 2700 Chestnut Parkway, Chester, PA 19013-4867 or you favorite charity or club. Tony will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.


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Dennis (Luke) E. Lucas Loon Lake, Wash. Dennis (Luke) Lucas, 60, passed away April 10, 2009 in Loon Lake, WA after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.


Luke was born to Gerald and Pauline Lucas on July 12, 1948 in Bozeman, MT. Luke grew up in the Gallatin County and attended Manhattan Christian Schools. Shortly after high school graduation in 1966, Luke joined the Army and went on to serve in Vietnam until 1969.


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Remembrances may be made to: Heifer Project Interna- tional, PO Box 8058, Little Rock, AR, 72203-8058.


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Upon his return to the Gallatin Valley, Luke worked for local dairy farmers until partnering with a good friend Nelson Van Dyke to start Boylan’s Dairy Farm on South 19th in Bozeman. After the closure of Boylan’s, Luke spent a short time in Boise, ID before moving to upstate New York where he became Vice-Presidnt of farm operations for Dreamstreet Holsteins. Luke always said that some of the best years of this life were spent in Vietnam and Delaware County, NY. His job with Dreamstreet then took him to Caruthers, CA where he lived for 10 years.


In 1996, Luke moved to WA where in 1998 he opened “Luke’s BBQ” in Loon Lake.


Luke was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Lucas. He is survived by two daughters, Jodi (Jason) Camp and Kellie (Aaron Weippert) Lucas; three grandchildren, Cierra, Lacey and Caden Camp. He is also survived by his mother, Pauline Lucas; brother Jay (Bonnie) Lucas; sisters Karen (Bill) Veit- kamp, Helen (Stan) Herringa, Sandy (Dan) Hintz and Cheri (Alan Hiatt; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by numerous friends from every corner of the country.


At Luke’s request, no services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your local Hospice or Pancreatic Cancer Research at pancan.org.


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William Donald Filippini Newman, Calif. William Donald Filippini, age 74 of Newman passed away on June 12, 2009 in Gustine. Mr. Filippini was born on No- vember 19, 1934 in Modesto and was a lifetime resident of Newman.


He was a self-employed dairyman for 60 years and was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Newman and a member of the California Holstein Association.


Mr. Filippini is survived by his wife, Evelyn Filippini of New- man; daughter, Jackie Humphrey of Turlock; sons, Donald and wife Kathy Filippini of Gustine, Ron and wife Cathy Filippini of Gustine, Rick and wife Lisa Filippini of Gustine, Tim Griffith of Yakima, WA; granddaughters, Lauryn, Lind- say, Breanne; grandsons, Brent and wife Julie, Blake, Rick, Jacob and Ross; and sister, Barbara De Roza of Atwater.


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