The Rev. Richard "Rev" Brown, 72, pastor of First Assembly of God in Manteca for nearly three decades (the church is now called The Place of Refuge) at the North Main Street and Button Avenue locations, passed away at home in Manteca on Oct. 17, 2009 surrounded by family. A native of Chico, Calif., he was born on July 17, 1937.
Mrs. Clara B. Pacoma, 92, died Oct. 16, 2009 in Stockton. A native of the Philippines, Mrs. Pacoma lived in Stockton. She is survived by her children Mila Silveira (Joseph) of Vancouver, Canada; Manny Pacoma (Cecilia) of Fremont, Violet Albano (Cesar) of Lathrop, and Clarita Muench (Edgar) of Frankfurt, Germany; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
Daniel D. Freitas, 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fresno. Dan was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2004 and fought cancer with everything he had. He surpassed all odds.
Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California. He has called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Stephen Joseph "Stevie" Richina, 57, of Sonora, died Sept. 29, 2009 at a Sonora hospital of throat cancer.
Jack Kenneth Wells, 76, a long time resident of Lathrop, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. He was born and raised in Okmulgee, Oklahoma where he attended Okmulgee High School.
Richard "Rev" Brown, 72, died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on July 17, 1937.
Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon, to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California, he has now called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Douglas J. Horton, 73, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Doug retired from Manteca High School as a math teacher. He was born on June 14, 1936. He enjoyed playing bridge at Oak Park Senior Center. Doug loved being a dedicated teacher and also coaching athletics. He received a Certificate of Recognition The John R. Williams Award.
Thomas G. "Tom" Best, 64, died Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Modesto. He was born on October 26, 1944 in Oakland, CA, and was a resident of Manteca for 20 years.
Ruby A. Deaton, 90, entered into rest on October 18, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital of Manteca. She was born on September 6, 1919 in Ola, Arkansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard & Faye Merritt. She was preceded in death by one grandson Jeff Deaton and her husband Boyd Deaton. Ruby was a resident of Lathrop for 33 years.
Beloved wife of Frank H. McKinnon (deceased), devoted mother of Sharon A. Phillips, cherished grandmother of Deborah Phillips, Bethany Zepeda, Jennifer Batchler, Megan Hackney, John Phillips, Matt Phillips and Kimberly Orlando. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was the treasured cousin of Sandra Boietenbacker, Linda Hoff and their families.
John Wayne Cotrell was born on Aug. 18, 1931 to Thurman and Verna Cotrell in Stockton, CA. He passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 14 at the age of 78.
John Crothers was born November 26, 1932 in Hayle, England. He passed away at his home in Manteca on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. John was the youngest of nine children born to Thomas John Stanley Crothers and Margaret Ann (Richards) Crothers.
Ethel Irene Smith, 78, entered into rest on October 14, 2009 in Stockton, California. A Manteca resident for the past 48 years, she was born on October 24, 1930 in Delano, California to the late Leonard & Irene Beal. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 41 years, Vaughnon Edgar Smith and one brother Frank Beal.
Penny Coburn was born Joan Penelope Luey on April 6, 1943 and passed away on February 24, 2015 at the age of 71. Penny is survived by her husband John Coburn and five children. David Coburn (Nina Coburn), WI, Debbie Shaw (Dennis Shaw) Escalon, Susan Biggs (Dan Biggs) Waterford, Shawn Coburn Dietzel Escalon, Daniel Coburn (Audra Coburn) Manteca. Additionally she has 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She also has two sisters, Martha Stiles, Greenfield, MA, and Marion De Paula, San Pedro, CA.
Jean Doris Stettnichs, 80, was taken by our Lord on February 21, 2015 in Salida, Ca. surrounded by her family. She was born in Cache, Arkansas on August 20, 1934 to the late Howard and Sadie Mitchell. In heaven she joins her parents as well as her adored daughter Twilla Galapon, siblings, Raymond Mitchell, Bill Mitchell and Carma Mitchell.
Sam Scott Battista of Turlock, CA worked as a butcher at Turlock Supermarket, a mechanic at Olson's Tractor Repair, a driver for Airgas, a housepainter with his father, brother, and nephew, and was a Master Craftsman. He was as proud of his work restoring downtown Turlock as he was building wheelchair ramps for his loved ones. He was truly a Sam-Of-All-Trades.
Gary Herman Schlavin passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital in Fremont after a lengthy illness.
Barbara Anne Spencer passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, at the age of 69.
Mrs. Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Shriver died peacefully at home on February 15, 2015 in Arroyo Grande, California at the age of 79.
Thomas Rey, 85, entered into rest on February 20, 2015 at his home in Stockton. He was born May 31, 1929 in Fresno, CA. He is preceded in death by his daughter Lori Rey Beach. Thomas is survived by his wife Margaret Ann, daughter Tommiette Rey, and son Ronald (Linda Sue) Rey. He was blessed with two grandchildren, Juraidi Rey, and Zachary Rey, as well as a great grandson Tyler Thomas Rey, step-granddaughter Jessica Miller, and step-great grandson, Jakob Miller.
Douglas Gene Johnson, born March 4, 1950 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Betty Johnson.
Roger Falge passed away after a brief time in Hospice care while visiting his children in Washington State. He was born in New York City and lived in Manteca for the past 20 years. Roger practiced as a Marriage and Family Counselor locally for most of those years. He was deeply committed to helping his many clients. He was also devoted to his religion and was a parishioner at St. Anthony's Catholic Church.
Betty Lourene Field, 90, entered into rest on February 20, 2015 in Manteca. She was born on August 30, 1924 in Lodi Ca. She is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Reva Glynn as well as, her brothers Martin and Leon and her beloved husband Richard Field.
Ruby Irwin, teacher, amateur gardener and longtime resident of Northern California, died Friday, Feb. 20, in Lodi. She was 95.
Inocencio Esquillo 81, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Lathrop California, He was born on October 14, 1933 to the late Gregorio and Simiona Esquillo in the Philippines.
Donald Shupe, 86, entered into rest on February 21, 2015 in Manteca, Ca. He was born in Nebraska on September 16, 1928. He is preceded in death by his wife Verna Shupe.
Leona M. Smith entered into rest on February 17, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born November 18, 1926 in Westwood CA. She joins her husband Ralph, son Earnest, and granddaughter Rebecca Anne Leister in heaven. Leona is survived by her son Ralph L (Pearl) Smith, daughter Sallie J (Donald) Leister and Brother, William Potorf. She was blessed with 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.
Gerald Gary Rheinor, 76, entered into rest on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Manteca. He was born on March 12, 1938 in Oakland, to the late Charles and Harriet Rheinor.