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O’lema Duncan passed away Jan. 28, 2020, at Vintage Fair Residential in Modesto.

She was 97.

Mrs. Duncan was born Nov. 2, 1922, in North Carolina.

She met her husband of more than 50 years, Carl C. Duncan, while he was serving in the Army in North Carolina.

Mrs. Duncan worked for Safeway in Seaside for many years, and also patrolled for the Merced County Sheriff’s Department when needed.

She was a loving mother to her children, 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Brad Duncan of Newman and Donald Duncan of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband and two children, Christine Alexander and David Duncan.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, 32053 McCabe Road, Santa Nella.

A luncheon will follow at the Hotel Mission De Oro, 13070 S. Highway 33, Santa Nella.

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