McKenzie Lee Hunt left the comfort of her mother's womb and entered into Heaven on Friday, May 15, 2009. An Angel in the book of life wrote down her date of birth, and then whispered as she closed the book, "Too beautiful for Earth."
Randy Lane Reese, 58, died Saturday, May 23, 2009 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Modesto. He was born on Dec. 17, 1950. He was a resident of Manteca for seven years. He was a sheet metal fabricator for 33 years at Lynx Enterprises in Tracy.
Anthony Lewis, 70, died on May 20, 2009 in a tragic auto accident. He was born on Jan. 19, 1939 to Anthony Lewis and Giuma Lopes. He attended school in Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1956. He was on the wrestling team at Modesto Junior College and received a degree in agriculture from Fresno State University.
Jose "Jose Paz" Toste Coelho, 80, of Manteca, died May 18, 2009 in Manteca Care and Rehab in Manteca. He was born Feb. 16, 1929 in Sao Sebastiao Terceira, Azores.
Helen Suzan (Suzi) McTigue nee Owens, 56, died May 4, 2009 in Manteca. She was born March 24, 1953 in Fort Ord, Calif. Suzi and her family moved to Manteca in 1963. Suzi held first chair French Horn when she graduated from Manteca High School in 1971.
Frieda Heyd, age 80, a resident of Bosque Farms, NM, went home to be with our heavenly Father, on Saturday, May 16, 2009. She was born to Gus and Rosy Heyd.
Panula Papadogiannis, 93, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2009, in Manteca.
Henry Cass Parham died on May 16, 2009 in Camarillo, California, but the real story began in a farmhouse just outside Mt. Sylvan, Texas, on March 22, 1918.
After a brief illness, Pastor William H. "Bill" Anderson Sr. went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2009. He was 82 years old. Known as "Pastor Bill," he was born on March 16, 1927 in Wormlysburg, PA.
Ramon Gonzales, 67, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 12, 2009 with his loving family by his side. He was born January 24, 1942 in Mesa, AZ to the late Tony and Tomasa (Mendoza) Gonzales and has resided in Manteca for over 56 years.
Norma G. Farrow, 85, entered into rest on May 14, 2009 in Manteca, California. She was born on August 25, 1923 in McClain County, Oklahoma. She was a resident of Manteca for over 58 years.
Eucline "Rich" Richardson, age 74 of Linden, TX, passed away April 3, 2009 of brain cancer while at his home. Mr. Richardson was born Jan. 10, 1935 in Winfield, TX to James Franklin & Lillian Tinsley Richardson.
Ardell "Sy" Stonum, 90, entered into rest on May 12, 2009 in Modesto, California. He was born on August 18, 1918 in Clifford, Illinois. He was a resident of Manteca for over 37 years. He joins is wife of 54 years in heaven Eleanor Stonum.
Buford D. Seals, 82, entered into rest on May 11, 2009 in Stockton, California. He was born on January 5, 1927 in Coolidge Kansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Anna Seals. He was a resident of Manteca since 1966. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Bessie Seals.
George Mickeal Bristow "Too Tall", 76, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home in Manteca. He was born on September 5, 1937 in Waterford to Clarence and Bernie Bristow. In heaven George joins his adored wife Carol along with their two children Bonnie and Johnny Bristow.
On March 6, 2014, Martin (Marty) Brouns passed away in St. George, Utah. He was born June 2, 1938 in Maastricht, Holland to Sjang and Beloona Brouns.
LaVerne Riegle, 82, went home to her Lord and Savior, on March 3, 2014, in Manteca, Calif. She was born June 14, 1931, in Lynn, Okla. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jerry. LaVerne leaves behind her children: Kay Miller (Ray); Terry Riegle; and Karen Ortiz (Donnie). She was blessed with five grandchildren: Kyle Miller; Kristopher Miller; Robbie Orlando; Ryann Christensen; Janna Miller; and twelve great-grandchildren. LaVerne also had many nieces and a nephew, whom she adored. In addition, LaVerne has one surviving sibling, Jerry Austin (Carole) of Los Banos, Calif.
David "Jimmy" Smith, age 72, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 5, in Stockton, CA. He was born on April 17, 1941, in Oakdale, CA to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David and Hazel Smith. He was the oldest of three children. Jimmy was self employed as a landscaper for 12 years. He was a member of both the Nazarene Church and Sequoia Heights Baptist Church of Manteca. He enjoyed everything about trains, jigsaw puzzles, animals, talking to people and watching old westerns. Jimmy will be remembered by his loving sisters; Evelyn Elliott, and Edith Rowe; his nephew Leslie ...
We lost a good man. Gary Lee Jones lived his life with passion, full of love. He was a Deputy Sheriff, a Police Officer, a son, a brother, a father, a friend, and a husband. He is survived by his mother Anne; his brother Rick; his children Ryan (Susanna); Jennifer; Richard (RaeAnne); Anthony (Lisa); Michael; Lindsey; and Sam; his two grandchildren Dominic and Brendon; countless friends; including his ex-wife Marci (Shae); and his beloved wife Brenda. He is preceded in death by his father Haskel, and his sister Sandra.
Resident of Manteca and former resident of Brisbane. Fran passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014, at 78. Fran loved her three children, Barbara Verniest Caulley, Joe Verniest, and John Verniest; two step children Charles Hyer Jr. and Patricia Hyer; two sisters Agnes Sevilla and Bonnie Bologoff; as well as eight grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
Karen Norine Kersey, 71, of Manteca, Calif., passed away March 3, 2014, from a long battle with leukemia. She was born in Ray, Ariz., in 1942, to Hurshel and Minnie Griffith of Santa Cruz, Calif. She was married to Richard Kersey for 55 years. At least a decade was spent in Sacramento, Calif., where Richard was raised. Karen graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in accounting. Employment included accounting positions, but her real love and joy was doing income taxes as an enrolled agent and being a Quick Books advisor. She had a business in Morgan Hill ...
Anna Brouwer, age 89, passed peacefully at Bethany Home and went to be with her husband and the Lord on February 26, 2014. Anna was born September 4, 1924 in Hull, Iowa. Her parents were Coenradina and Herman Zwakenberg, who had emigrated from Holland in 1910.
Chester (Chet) Arthur Esenwein Jr. passed away early on Saturday from natural causes, after major surgery. He was 77 years old. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 1936. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy where he earned his veteran status in the Vietnam War. He was well known as the best auto detailer in Manteca, owning his own detail business for many years.
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Nancy Taylor Soto, 66, entered into rest on March 1, 2014, in Stockton, Calif. She was born on Aug.10, 1947 in Stockton. She was a resident of both Tracy and Manteca. Nancy joins her family in heaven: father, Harry Taylor Sr.; mother and stepfather Fred and Eileen Sargenti; and her brothers Harry Wayne Taylor and Gary Moore.
Jack Stonehocker joined his wife Joyce, on March 1, 2014. Jack was a born to Lee and Marie Stonehocker on February 3, 1928, in Wilder, Idaho. Jack's immediate family included twin sisters, Peggy and Pat. Jack joined the Navy at age 17 and was a Seaman First Class. During his service, Jack was a tail gunner in a VP-47. After serving his country, Jack earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Later in life, Jack earned his master's degree in Educational Administration from Stanislaus State University. Following his family's tradition, Jack became a ...
Debra Joann Davis born on July 26, 1953 entered into rest on February 25, 2014 in Manteca. She was 60 years old.
Blake was born on March 17, 1929, and entered into the arms of his Saviour on February 24, 2014, in Modesto, California. He leaves behind his beloved wife Joanne of 60 years. He is survived by two daughters Cindy (Wayne) Oliver and Debbie (Brian) Lee. He was blessed by three grandchildren, Carissa (Chris) Wallace, Timothy (Jenny) Oliver, and Joshua (Sarah) Lee. He leaves behind seven delightful great grandchildren.
Beverly Wild of Manteca, Calif., died peacefully at home on Feb. 19, 2014, with family and her beloved pets.