Elizabeth "Betty" Jarzemkoski, 86, entered into rest on May 10, 2009 in Manteca, California. She was born on January 24, 1923 in Smithfield, Utah, to Mr. and Mrs. Horace and Ethel Cannell. She was preceded in death by her parents, six siblings, and her husband, Stanley.
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.
Tracy Elizabeth Cortez, 48, was granted her wings on Monday, July 14, 2014.
Raymond Daniel (Dan) Shanahan passed away peacefully with family by his side, on July 20th, 2014, at age 75. Dan was one of six children born in Salina, Kansas, on October 6, 1938. Dan is survived by his beloved wife Amy Shanahan and five children, Kimala Ballard (Gary), William Shull (Chris), Kari Archer (Mark), Lisa Stevenson (Jackie), and John Stevenson (Karen). Dan also leaves behind his sister Mary Wessling and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Frederick "Fred" Perez, age 70, passed away at home on July 13, 2014 in Manteca. Fred was born on October 17, 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was a resident of Manteca for the past 31 years.
Presiliano "Pechie" Martinez Espinoza, age 78, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014 in Manteca. He was born to the late Saturnino and Soledad Espinoza in Guadalupe, California.
Jimmy (Doc) Sevedge, 59, entered into rest on June 22, in North Adams, MA.
Velma Theresa VanDerostyne passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on July 16, 2014.
Linda Lou Friggle, age 70, entered into rest on May 28, 2014 in Manteca. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Red Oak, Oklahoma to the late William and Myrtle Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Friggle.
Jerry "Catfish" Hedlund, age 71, entered into rest on July 5, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 17, 1942, in Grass Valley, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia. Jerry was a resident of Manteca for the past 43 years.
Kenneth Gary De Jong, 73, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family at his home in Ripon on July 14.
Beverly Jean Laffranchi, 80, entered into rest on July 12, 2014 in Modesto, Ca. She was born on November 4, 1933 in French Camp, Ca. to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Violet Elliott. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her husband Alex Laffranchi.
Beulah Stevens, beloved wife, friend, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother found her final peace on July 4, 2014 in Porterville, California at the age of 94.
Miles Kelley was born in Stockton, CA on June 6, 1952. He died in Hughson, CA on June 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He resided in Manteca, CA for most of his life.
Denise Couvrette Thompson, a native of Montreal (Verdun), Quebec, Canada, passed away at home in Manteca, California on June 25, 2014. Denise is survived by five children, Robert (Bobby) Thompson, Norman Thompson, Louise Braden, Diane La Valley, and Patrick Thompson and eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Jo Alva Fortuny-Davis, born December 1, 1929 and longtime resident of Manteca, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 6, 2014. A resident of St. Jude's Care Center, Jo Alva is survived by her children; Mikel Fortuny, Tina Fisher, John Fortuny III, Tony Fortuny, Ed Fortuny, her sister Pat Miller and family and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Services for Jo Alva will be held privately. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Care Center in Manteca. Funeral services provided by DeYoung Memorial Chapel in Stockton.