Eleanor Lawrence Gikas, 83, passed away on Sunday, February 21. Eleanor was born in Stockton and graduated from Stockton High School. She lived in Manteca for over 50 years where she raised her children. Eleanor was known for her infectious laugh and love for entertaining. She had a kind and generous spirit and was involved in the community through various clubs and organizations such as the Emblem Club, Iris Club, California Woman for Agriculture, and Manteca Soroptimist. Traveling was one of her favorite hobbies.
Edward A. "Arlie" Rhodes, Sr., 64, passed away suddenly on Monday, February 22, 2010 in Manteca. He was born March 12, 1945 in Charleston, WV to Paul and Ruby Rhodes. In Heaven he joins his parents and brother, Jedediah "Al" Rhodes.
Virginia Guzman, 23, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 14, in Modesto. She was born on October 26, 1986 in San Jose, CA and has resided in Manteca for the past 20 years. Vicky, as she was known to her friends and family, attended Sequoia Elementary School and Manteca High school.
Robert Raymond Lange was born in South Dakota in 1929 to the Reverand Belno and Freida Lange. In 1943 the family moved to Stockton, CA where Bob's father was pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. Bob loved to cook and began his restaurant career at Hazel's Drive-In in Stockton. He graduated from Concordia Lutheran College (high school) in Oakland, CA in 1947.
Truman L. Bailey, 74, entered into rest on Thursday, February 18 in Manteca. He was born on January 6, 1936 in Texas. He was a resident of Manteca for the past two years previously of Richmond, Cal. He joins his brother Clyde Bailey in heaven.
Virginia (Jinny) Evelyn Corey, 65, longtime Ripon resident, passed away unexpectedly in Maui, HI, while on vacation on Monday, February 15. She was born September 22, 1945 in Bell, CA. She spent her youth in the Southern Califonria area and graduated from Bonita High School in 1963. After high school, she moved to the Bay Area where she worked for Kodak and volunteered at Ruskin Elementary School.
Luis Rodriguez Jr., 68, entered into rest on February 13, 2010 in Manteca, California. He was born on April 9, 1941 in El Paso, Texas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Luis and Lorenza Rodriguez. Luis was a resident of the Manteca area for the past 13 years.
Marjorie F. Crom, age 94, of Manteca, passed away on Monday, February 15, at Bethany Home in Ripon. She was born on December 28, 1915 in Walnut Grove, Calif. She came to Manteca in 1919 at the age of 3 years.
Norma Jean Johnson, 59, entered into rest on Friday, February 12, surrounded by her loving family in Manteca. She was born on September 29, 1950 in New Mexico to the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Patricia Johnson.