Theodore Dallas, 88, of Livingston died Sunday at his home.
Mr. Dallas was a native of Angels Camp. He lived in Livingston 70 years and previously lived in Modesto and Atwater as a child. He was a well-known farmer in the sweet potato industry; he was an expert on all varieties. He was very interested in the history of Merced County and the Dallas family, which, led by Mr. Dallas' grandfather, John Dallas, arrived via wagon train during the Gold Rush.
He is survived by his sons, Ted Dallas and Robert Dallas, both of Livingston; and four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. today at the Redwood Chapel of Ivers & Alcorn, Atwater. A Mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude's Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Winton District Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the chapel.
Remembrances may be made to St. Jude's Catholic Church, 1718 W. Walnut Ave., Livingston 95334