Barbara Jean Codoni
Barbara Jean Codoni
  • August 25, 1931 - March 18, 2017
  • Oakdale, California

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Barbara Jean Codoni Aug 25, 1931 - Mar 18, 2017 Barbara (Bobbi) Codoni, a longtime resident of Oakdale passed away Saturday, March 18th at her home. She was born to Glenn and Dean Evans in Winslow, AZ. At age nine, the family moved to Modesto. She attended elementary and high school in Modesto as well as attended Modesto Junior College. She met and married James Codoni, together, they ran the family cattle ranch, originally in Empire, then in Oakdale for many years.

Bobbi was a liaison with Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael CA and Stanislaus County 4-H and was instrumental in forming the first 4-H Club in Stanislaus County where the members were responsible for raising and training puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. For over twenty years she devoted her time to this project. She was passionate about and cared for all animals, especially her Yorkshire Terriers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 2007. Also preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, Dick Evans and sister, Dorothy Evans.
Bobbi is survived by her children, Chris Codoni of Oakdale and Jim Codoni of Modesto; grandsons Brian Nelson of Oakdale and Robbie (Tracy) Nelson and great-granddaughter Skyler Nelson of Gig Harbor WA. Bobbi is also survived by a sister, Patricia Yokum of Dixon CA. Per Bobbi's request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 5368 Spyres Way, Modesto CA, 95356, or the Humane Society of Stanislaus County, PO Box 582802, Modesto, CA 95358.