April 13, 1932 -November 23, 2018
Cobi Van Warmerdam, long time resident of Orland, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 86. Cobi was born to Gerard & Hubertha van der Zon in Lisse, Holland where she grew up on the family farm, the third of eight children.
In 1956, Cobi married the love of her life, Joe van Warmerdam and in 1959 they immigrated to California with their first-born daughter Toosje. Their first home was in Elk Grove area where Joe was establlishing himself as a dairyman. In 1979 they made their final move to Orland continuing their dream of working together on their dairy farm, Cobi raising the calves and Joe milking the cows.
Cobi will be remembered as a kind, gentle and spiritual soul. Her family was the center of her life. In her retirement Cobi enjoyed knitting blankets for family members, the elderly and children. She prayed the rosary daily and also volunteered for the St. Dominic's Altar Society. Cobi was loved and will be dearly missed. May she rest in peace.
Cobi was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Van Warmerdam. She is survived by her devoted daughters, Toosje (John), Joyce, Margaret and granddaughter Nicole Anderson.
Services will take place at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Orland. Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Friday November 30, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the California Future Farmers of America Foundation. Make checks payable toCalifornia FFA Foundation, P.O. Box 186, Galt, CA 95632.