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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 10:00 pm

Mary D. Roster, 85, of Lodi, died May 9. She was born on Aug. 17,1922 in Lompoc. She moved to Lodi in 1930.

Mrs. Roster graduated from Lodi High School in 1940 and attended Delta College. She was employed in 1941 by Fuller and Crezenski, then in 1942 she was employed by Stockton Army Depot as a data processor, helping with the war effort. In 1945 she was employed by the Stockton State Employment Agency. She was married to Joseph T. Roster on May 18, 1946, and they had seven children. She enjoyed being a wife and a homemaker.

Mrs. Roster was a active member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, and was a past president of the St. Anne's Mothers Club. She was also a member of the Flora Rebekah Lodge Lodi Chapter and the Alpha Beta Signa Phi Society Lodi Chapter.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathy Chadbourne and Connie Vaccarezza; five sons, Jim Roster, Joe Roster Jr., John Roster, Jerry Roster and Jeff Roster; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Roster.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 215 W. Walnut St., Lodi, with Father Dan Keohane officiating. Committal will follow at 2 p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Park in the Sierra View Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held at 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way near Beckman Road, Lodi.

Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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