Nan Harriett Wolf, 87, passed away on June 5, 2021. She was born on January 4, 1934 in Merced, CA, to Marie (Hinds) and Harold Colburn Sr. She married George Wolf 65 years ago in Sutter Creek, CA. Nan spent the majority of her childhood in Plymouth, CA. She was a resident of Turlock, CA for 44 years. Previously, she was a resident of Mariposa, Plymouth, Belmont, Davis, Dixon, Winters, Wheatland, Tracy, Winton, Planada, and Ballico, CA, as her husband was transferred to different work sites. She attended Notre Dame de Namur College at Belmont, CA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Modesto Junior College, and Merced College. Nan was a lifetime member of the PTA and a volunteer with the March of Dimes, taught Catholic catechism for various dioceses, volunteered at the LDS Family History Center, was a substitute teacher, and finally in later years, volunteered as an elementary school teacher’s helper. She was a bookkeeper for the Turlock Cemetery Association for 17 years.
Nana loved to travel. She researched her genealogy along the east coast, visited her great-grandchildren in Paraguay, and vacationed many times in Europe. Nan found time for all of this while raising six children and babysitting 13 grandchildren. Nan’s siblings include Marla Moreno, deceased, of Plymouth, CA; Harold Colburn Jr. of Spokane, WA; Gary Colburn, deceased, of Plymouth; and Jon Colburn of Plymouth. She is survived by her husband, George Wolf of Turlock; children, Michael (Michele) Wolf of Modesto; Katherine Wolf of Alexandria, VA; Kimberly Kajioka of Turlock; Dorothy Burt (Martin) of Asuncion, Paraguay; James Wolf (Regina) of Merced and Elizabeth (Geoffrey) King of Turlock. Grandchildren include Jacqueline Wolf of Ann Arbor, MI; Matthew Wolf of Monterey, CA; Christopher Kajioka (Jolie) of Fuquay-Varina, NC; Andrew Kajioka (Kimberly) of Tulsa, OK; Megan Hartsfield (Jared) of Turlock; Alexander Kajioka of Marina, CA; Daniel Burt (Vanessa) of Asuncion, Paraguay; Thomas Burt of Asuncion; Marie Claire Burt (Juan Carlos) of Asuncion; Willis Wolf of Merced; Spencer Wolf of Merced; Samuel King of Turlock and Joshua King of Turlock. Nan is also survived by nine great-grandchildren. “Nana” was much loved and will be sorely missed.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., followed by the Rosary at 6:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Turlock Funeral Home, 425 N. Soderquist Rd., Turlock. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock on the corner of Lyons Ave. and N. Rose St. Following the Mass, Nan will be interred at Turlock Memorial Park.
We wish to thank Community Hospice for their loving care.
Donations in Nan’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.