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Albertha De Boer

Sept 13, 1919 — Oct 3, 2009

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POSTED October 8, 2009 1:38 a.m.
Albertha (Scheeringa) De Boer, 90,  was born in Sheldon, Iowa on Sept. 13, 1919, the second child born of Samuel and Ollie  Scheeringa. She was raised on a farm with her six siblings. She married  Charles (Chuck) De Boer the love of her life, at the age of 18. With  3 little girls they moved from Minnesota and made their home in Ripon  where Chuck found work at local dairies. In early fifties  they started De Boer Truck Lines with one truck and built the company  to over 30 employees. Chuck passed away at the age  of 68 and Albertha continued to work in the trucking business until  it closed in 1992. Albertha and Chuck loved having their 10 grandchildren  at their home and they loved being with their grandparents.  They  raised sheep on their West Ripon Road almond ranch and supplied their  grandkids with lambs for their 4-H and FFA Projects.  Albertha  loved to watch her sports on TV and was a big fan of the Dodgers but  always still had a heart for her Minnesota teams.  She enjoyed  bowling with Chuck and also played Bingo for many years. The last years  she enjoyed going to Black Oak to play the penny machines. She was an avid Skip-Bo player and could beat you on most days. Albertha  spent most of her life helping others.  Her mother was in poor  health and widowed at young age when her father was killed at the age  of 49 in train accident in Manteca.  Albertha moved her mom into  her home and cared for her for over 15 years. When her husband Chuck  became ill with cancer, she cared for him until his death on Aug 15, 1980. Albertha had a heart for the American Veterans.  She also  enjoyed watching Christian programs on television. Albertha was a strong  woman and was able to live in her own home and drove her car until almost  90 years old.  Before she put her 1986 white Cadillac Liminted  in storage you would see her driving around town in what we called the  tank!  On Sept. 13, Albertha attended her 90th birthday party at her granddaughter Carla De Jong’s home with almost all her family in attendance. Albertha is survived and will be greatly  missed by her 4 living children, Freda (Larry) Green of Oakdale, Judi  (Gerrit) van Riet, Jerry (Cheryl) De Boer and Charlotte (Richard)Wright  all of Ripon.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Sandi  (Frank) Camara. Survived by nine grandchildren,  Chuck (Karen) Green of Oakdale, Douglas (Jody) Camara of Montana, Shelly  (Dave) Des Georges of Ripon, Paul (Darla) van Riet of Fall River Mills,  Carla De Jong of Ripon, Angela (Joe) Nunes of Grayson, Renae (Gabriel)  Gonzalez of Salida, Richard Wright of Ripon, Heather (Caleb) Cox of  Escalon.  She was preceded in death by her grandson Larry (Butch)  Green Jr.  Albertha is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren and 6  great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Nasciemento of Stockton  and Alice Townsend of Ripon.  Two brother-in-laws, Ralph Verschoor  of Escalon and Peter De Boer of Minnesota; one sister-in-law, Barb Van  Tol of Ripon.  She was preceded in death by her brothers John and  Herman Scheeringa, sisters Alberdina Verschoor and Gertrude Ange. Albertha  passed away Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital with her family by  her side.  Mom, Grandma we love you and will miss and treasure  you forever.   

Albertha’s visitation will  be held at Deegan Chapel, Ripon, Thursday Oct 8, 2009, between 5 to8 p.m. Located on corner of  Main and Palm. Celebration of life to be held at 11 a.m. on Friday,  Oct 9, at Calvary Reformed Church, Ripon located on corner  of Second and Vera Streets.  In lieu of Flowers, please send donations  to Ripon Fire Dept, Calvary Reformed Church   or charity of  your choice. An on line guest book is available at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 
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