Sheila Valim, age 51, passed away peacefully on October 5, 2013 surrounded by her devoted husband of 25 years, Jorge and her loving family, after her courageous battle with cancer.
Isan M. Ortega passed away on September 30, 2013, in Tucson, AZ. He is survived by his loving daughters, Eleanor J. Ortega, Ana M. Rios, Julie A. Quiroz, Barbie J. Wey-Ortega, and his many loving grandchildren. Isan is also survived by his two sisters, Elizabeth O. Marihart and Mary Coronado, and his brother, Paul Ortega. He is preceded in death by his parents Elieio and Inez Ortega and his sister Emma Quinenoz.
"Marty," as he was affectionately called by those who knew and loved him was survived by His mother Cynthia Kerr, step-father Johnny-Ray Murillo, aunt Teresa Brown, uncle Dannie Roettger, aunt Cyndi Kerr, brothers, Sean Moore, Ryan Kerr, Corey Ferrin, and Dustin Anthony, nieces, Natalie Kerr, Lilly Moore and nephew Eric Kerr, cousins, Sarah Folkner snd Charles Svoboda and second-cousins, Danny Isaiah Svoboda, Evah Folkner, Lilah Folkner and Ellah Folkner.
Cecilia C. Uclaray, 84, entered into rest on October 3, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born on July 30, 1929 in the Philippines. She is preceded in death by her mother and father Martin and Flaviana Coloma and her beloved husband Fabian Uclaray.
Charis C. Sowanick entered into rest September 26, 2013 in Manteca, CA, where she was born on April 14, 1986.
Clint passed away Sunday at the age of 76, following a short illness. He was born in Pocatello, Idaho and was preceeded in death by his brother Efton of Jackson, Wyoming, parents, Rawlston and Maxine of Portland, Oregon and grandson Clinton Joshua Poole of Manteca.
Maurice Roos, of Ripon, California, went to be in the presence of the Lord on September 27, 2013, at the age of 85 from pneumonia. He had been residing at Valley Comfort, in Modesto, California, since July 8, 2013.
Eugene E. (Gene) Young, entered into rest on September 27, 2013 in Manteca. He was born on July 20, 1933 in Spooner, Wisconsin. He joins his wife in heaven Donna Young as well as, his son David E. Young. He was a resident of Manteca for 53 years.
Ernie Zanetti passed away at home on the afternoon of September 29, 2013 in the presence of family members. He was born on March 30,1928 in Stockton, CA. Ernie grew up and spent his youth and adult life in Manteca. He attended Castle School and then graduated from Manteca High School in 1947. Ernie and Yvonne Beam married the next year on June 27, 1948. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past June. Ernie ...
Beverly "Grams" Mae Isbell, 81 of Atwater, CA, passed away on September 25, 2013 in Merced, CA. Beverly was born in Orange, CA on December 20, 1931. Beverly was married to Nathan Isbell; they were married many wonderful years. Beverly Isbell worked as a co-owner of a local Bait and Tackle shop in Manteca, CA for many years. She then decided to raise her children and be a homemaker. She enjoyed Bingo, horse racing, and ...
Gloria Stowell, 88, entered into rest Saturday, September 21, 2013 in Modesto, at the Gallo Center for the Arts. She was born on August 16, 1925 in San Francisco. Gloria leaves behind her children, Neal Nelson and wife Tatiana of Manteca and Janet Jones and husband Ron of Hayward. She was blessed with three grandchildren, Eric Nelson, Jason Nelson and Gina Ungaretti and two great grandchildren Bailey and Leo. In addition, Gloria leaves her boyfriend Bob Spurling.
Vincent Thomas Ames, 24, passed away on September 17, 2013 in Salida, CA. He was born September 10, 1989 in Hayward, CA.
Loving wife to Norm; loving mother to Barbara Balli (Phillip), and John Boryla; loving grandmother, to Jacob and Sara; loving sister to three brothers and three sisters and "Nana" to 23 Balli grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2013 from 1pm until 5pm at Deegan Funeral Chapel, 1441 San Joaquin St., Escalon. A chapel service will be held on Saturday, September ...
Following a brief illness, Thomas E. Crom went to his heavenly home too soon on September 3,2013. Born in Escalon on December 14, 1952 to Howard and Hazel Crom, Tom was the youngest of five siblings. He graduated from Escalon High School, and attended Modesto Junior College, and Delta College. After thirty one years of service at Canandaigua Winery, Tom and his wife Denise fulfilled their dream of opening The Barn Produce and Mercantile in ...
Donna Kedzierski, born September 8, 1941, passed away August 28, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was 71. A devout Catholic, her family and grandchildren were one of her greatest joys. She loved going to the ocean and writing poems was something she was passionate about. She took pride in being a stay at home Mom, but worked part time at Coast to Coast in Tracy and Jerry's CB Radio Shop. Donna sold home ...
Bernice Odell Smith, age 98, entered into rest on December 8, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on July 15, 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late John and Cora Banks. In addition to her parents she also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur P. Smith Sr., of 47 years; a son, Gerald Medlock, a daughter, Shirley Hicks; her brother, John F. Banks, and two sisters, Lucille Medlock and Hazel Shirley. Bernice was a resident of Manteca for 60 years.
Bonnie Compartore, age 80, entered into rest on December 6, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on December 1, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to San Leandro in 1961 and lived there with her family until they moved to Manteca, where she has resided the past 11 years. Bonnie is preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Del Cima and Shirley Oswell.
Jerry De Boer, a lifetime resident of Ripon, CA passed away suddenly on December 6, 2013. He was 68 years old. Jerry was born March 20, 1945 in French Camp, CA. He attended Ripon Unified Schools and graduated in 1963 from Ripon High School. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served one tour in Vietnam.
Phyllis Forkas of Manteca, CA died peacefully in her sleep early on Thanksgiving Day, 2013, in Davis, CA
Catherine Marie Burke (Kitty) passed away on December 5, 2013 due to complications from COPD.
Rae Ann Rudd, 73, passed away peacefully in her Manteca home, surrounded by family, on Nov. 20, 2013. A 40-year resident of Manteca, she was born in her home on Dec. 17, 1940 in San Juan Bautista, California. She graduated with highest honors from San Benito High School and attended San Joaquin Delta College. Married for over 57 years to her husband, Claude, with whom she had five children, she was both homemaker and manager ...
Pedro "Pete" Torres Jr., 54, entered into rest Friday, November 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in Modesto California. He was born on January 19, 1959 in Laredo, Texas to Mr. Pedro Sr. and Rosalia Torres. Pete leaves behind his loving parents as well as his adored daughters; Rachel Wicklander and husband Adam, Victoria Torres and Brenda Torres all of San Jose. He was blessed with one grandbaby, Aiden Wicklander. In addition Pedro leaves ...
Melvin Lowell Cantrell "The Big Indian", age 71, entered into rest on November 12, 2013 in Carmichael, CA. He was born on January 3, 1942 in California.
Ricard "Ricky" Betz, 91, entered into rest surrounded by her family on November 30, 2013 in Lathrop. She was born February 7, 1922 in Fallon, NV. She leaves behind her loving children; Sharon Brown of Manteca, Robert Betz Jr. and wife Sally of Fremont, Dianne Groll and husband Joseph of Fremont, Brad Betz and wife Sue of Manteca, Darlene Hill-Betz of Stockton, and Jeff Betz of Lathrop. Ricky was blessed with 19 grandchildren and ...
Evelyn (Susie) Grace Moore passed away at her home of 57 years in Manteca on November 25, 2013. Evelyn was born in Blackwell, OK on January 24, 1931.
Pearl P. Howard, 92, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribe of Oklahoma, who walked on in the path of righteousness, entered into rest on November 23, 2013, in Manteca, CA. She was born in Norman, OK on April 20, 1921. In 1941 she relocated to Galt, CA where she met and then married the love of her life. She lived in Galt, Lodi, Ripon, seven years in Walnut Grove, and 32 years on Ryer Island. She moved to Manteca in 1987.
Mrs. Amparo Ann Cruz Epinoza passed on Monday evening, November 25th, 2013. She was the firstborn of 13 children born to Mercedes Trejo Cruz and Dionicio Lopez Cruz. Her father worked for the railroad company in El Paso, Texas, where Ann was born. The family lived in New Mexico and later Arizona before eventually settling in California's Central Valley. Ann attended Calla Grammar School and graduated from Manteca High School at the ...
Robert F. Platt, age 59, entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. He was born on Aug. 3, 1954 in Tracy, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Platt and two brothers, Bill Platt and Carl Hedegard. He was a lifetime resident of Manteca.
Sander T. Severson "Steve", 86, passed away November18, 2013, at Manteca Doctors Hospital. He was born in Twin Valley, Minnesota on April 6, 1927. Mr. Severson is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Severson, his second wife Ouida Torries, one brother, and two sisters.
Melvin Duarte Luiz, age 51, died with his wife by his side at his Modesto residence on November 16, 2013. Mel was born and raised in Manteca, California. After 31 years operating Luiz Dairy in Manteca, Mel began his transition as an almond rancher shortly before his death.