One good turn deserves another. The Bee had an abbreviated heading and detail format during this era.
Modesto bee Thursday,Oct. 1987 Page B-3
Evelyn L. Richardson, 83 of Gustine [Stanislaus] died Monday in Concord [Contra Costa].
Services: Funeral 1 pm Friday at Hillview Funeral Chapel, Gustine. Visitation 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm today at the chapel. Burial in Hills Ferry Cemetery, newman [Stanislaus].
Background: Native of Ontario, Canada. Liven in Gustine since 1931. Retired. Worked 25 years for the Carnation Comany, Gustine. Member Gustine VFW Auxiliary, Order of Eastern Star, Rebekah Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary, Gustine Presbyterian Church and a 35-year member of Neighbors of Woodcraft.
Survivors: Five Children, Robert K. Davidson of Woodland, John R. Davidson of Sacramento, Kenneth C. Davidson of Bowie, MD and Lois McGee of Danville. Brother, Howard E. Stephens of Gustine. Sixteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren.
[All the cities without states are in California.] [Sounds like she and/or her busband were Scots, too - look at those names.]
Remembrances: Favorite charity or Gustine Community Presbyterian Church, 5070 6th St. Gustine, 95322.
============================ I'll send you or your friend the paper copy if you send me a snail mail address privately.
The Modesto Bee serves all of Stanislaus County, whos epopulation today is 450,000. Newman (pop. under 20,000) has its own paper, the "West Side Index". It has its own branch of the Stanislaus County Free library. Both would be listed in any of the web-based phone books. Your friends might find more by writing to either place, plus the church. Evelyn may have had a bigger write-up in the WSI. Either the paper itself or the library may have back issues.