John Emrick, a Ventura social science teacher for 35 years and a 55-year Ventura resident, passed away on July 26 at age 90, in Ripon, California. Born on a farm near Somerton, Arizona on February 10, 1926, to Harrison and Pearl (Hansbrough) Emrick, attended Somerton Grammar School and graduated from Yuma High School in 1943. He joined the Navy and served as a medical and dental corpsman. In March, 1944, he married his high school sweetheart, Cora Alice Hanna. They had two children, Pearl and Steven.
Donna Mae Wissink, 61, peacefully passed away at her home on July 23, 2016 in Manteca. She was born on September 27,1954 in Hudson, South Dakota to her late parents Ring and Marie Wallenburg. Donna will be missed by her loving husband of 42 years, Michael Harris Wissink, her son Daryl Wissink, her daughter Lisa Willox (Robert), her grandchildren Madison and Payton, and her siblings Barbara Seibert (Jeff), Patti Gallegos (John) and Lori Souza (Tony).
Clayton was born in Fresno, to Glenn and Lorraine (Cregor) Johnson. He was only a toddler when his father died in an auto accident. A few years later his mother married George James who was a devoted step-father.
Jean was born in Akron, OH, where she met the love of her life, her husband, Win Wendell. They moved to the Bay area where they raised their three children, Deborah, Ed, and Kelly. Jean and Win enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage before he passed in 2002.
James Hershel Whittle, 88, of Manteca, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Caldwell, Idaho. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Ripon Cemetery, Ripon, CA.
Jimmie C. LaBrie, 71, was born in Texarkana, Arkansas. Jimmie passed away in her home on July 14, 2016 surrounded by her family. She had been a Manteca resident for the past 30 years. She retired from Manteca USD in 2005. Among other activities, she enjoyed drives along the coast and trips in the RV. Proceeded in death by her son, Adam T. LaBrie and sister Linda Graves.
David R. Mueller, 86, entered into rest on July 5, 2016 in Manteca, Ca. He was born on April 21, 1930 in Stockton Ca. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Faye Mueller, sons Calvin Mueller and Jeff Esteves, brothers Donald Mueller, Dale Mueller, sister Jean Turner.