If you have an Ancestry subscription, or can wander into an LDS Family History Center some evening and see if anyone will let you use theirs (Ancestry subscribers are pretty common at an FHC), you'll find 121 hits in the Modesto Bee (Card Catalog > Title search > "Modesto" > Modesto Bee) for the surname "Dittemore".
Kathryn judged an oratory contest in 1934 and coached the drama team that competed in a competition in 1935.
The search engine doesn't give titles, so you can't tell the difference between a mention on the social page and a full-page feature piece upon the good teacher's retirement without reading every one.
121 is a bit more than I can read and transcribe here.
If you can't get at the archive and have some dates - marriage or death - I will look in that month for the name to see what I can dig up. After you ignore the parts about dresses and flowers, marriage articles on the society page can give you clues; "The bride's cousin, Alice Santos was maid of honor"; "The groom's brother Joseph acted as best man"; "The bride was given away by her father, John Smith of Beloit, who flew out for the occasion . . ."
The Roots Web California Death Index doesn't have any Dittemore's dying in Stanislaus county.