Passed Away On: September 29, 2021

Maria Odilia Ketchum passed away in Hollister, California on September 29, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Maria Odilia Ketchum was a woman who cared for not just her family and friends, but others who crossed her path as well. She enjoyed every minute with her grandkids. She loved to assist at the Immaculate Conception church and different community functions. My mother could not get enough of life. She lived life with a heart to share. She smiled a smile that went for miles.

My mother wanted to give the world to others. She will be truly missed! Our hearts will have an ache that will never heal, but the love we have for her will help our wounded hearts smile one day again. We will remember her and say, ” She was the best.” My mother always had a saying, ” When one door closes, another one opens.” Don’t lose hope. Keep Faith. Lean on each other. By the power of love from the heavens above and those on Earth, we will be together.”

I love you. Maria Odilia Ketchum, Mother to Steven Freitas and Dianne Slykas, Wife of Raymond Ketchum. Also loving grandmother, Sister, Aunt, cousin, mother-law and friend. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 6 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday, October 7 family and friends will meet at Immaculate Conception Church in Tres Pinos at 11:00 a.m. for a Mass of the Resurrection. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home
870 San Benito Street
Hollister, California.


6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home

Mass of the Resurrection

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Immaculate Conception Church
7290 Airline Hwy.
Tres Pinos, California.


12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Calvary Cemetery
1100 Hillcrest Road