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Donn Emerson Church – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018

O'Connor Woods resident Donn Emerson Church was born on December 19, 1925 and raised in Tracy.   He first came to Stockton after World War II.  He inherited a business focused on air conditioning...

John Allen - OConnor Woods

John Allen – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018

O'Connor Woods resident John Allen was born on January 24, 1921.  He was born in Modesto and has lived in Stockton since 1952.  He graduated Modesto High in 1938. During World War II, he started flying...

Albert Smith – O’Connor Woods

April 18, 2018

O'Connor Woods resident Albert Smith was born on November 17, 1930.  He was born in Sacramento and came to Stockton around 1941.   He worked as an electrician for Stockton Unified School District...

OConnor Woods group photo

O’Connor Woods group photo

March 30, 2018

Group photo of the O'Connor Woods residents. Bear Creek greatly appreciates your time spent with us!

Una OFarrell - OConnor Woods

Una O’Farrell – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018

Una O’Farrell, 89, was born in Ireland. Her early childhood revolved around dancing.  Her father had hired an old-school teacher, a little old man, to give personal dance lessons to each child in their...

Ruth Morgan - OConnor Woods

Ruth Morgan – O’Connor Woods

Claire Gilliland, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2018

O’Connor Woods resident Ruth Morgan was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in the Philippines, the youngest of six children.  She was six years old when Japanese soldiers came and occupied her country and her city,...

Craig Hubbard - OConnor Woods

Craig Hubbard – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018

At age 19, O'Connor Woods resident Craig Hubbard moved from Nebraska to California to serve his country during World War II. He was in the middle of studying for his journalism degree at University of...

Doris Meyer - OConnor Woods

Doris Meyer – O’Connor Woods

Serra Raquel, Staff Writer March 30, 2018

O'Connor Woods resident Doris Meyer was born on July 23, 1927, in San Francisco, California.  Meyer grew up during the Great Depression and was a teenager during World War II. During this time, everything...

Ida May Sanders - OConnor Woods

Ida May Sanders – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018

O'Connor Woods resident Ida May Sanders Jay, 86, was born into an unusual family.  Her father, born in 1875, grew up with Native Americans, his own father being a Methodist circuit rider.  Her mother...

Florence Rossman - OConnor Woods

Florence Rossman – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018

O’Connor Woods resident Florence Rossmann was born on Dec. 6, 1919, in Tracy, California, where she lived until she was 15. “[After that I] moved to Stockton, and I went to St. Mary’s High School...

Della Richardson - OConnor Woods

Della Richardson – O’Connor Woods

March 30, 2018

O'Connor Woods resident Della Richardson was born on Nov. 15, 1942.  She grew up as a migrant farm worker for the first 25 years of her life. She went to a total of 12 different high schools, traveling...

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