Stephen Mark Perez, 39, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at his home in Modesto. He died peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his father Julian Perez. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Perez. He is also survived by three beautiful children, Julianna, Stephen, and Mateo Perez. He was born in Palo Alto, Cal. on Feb. 16, 1970. He attended Nile Garden School in Manteca and graduated from East Union High School in 1988. He worked in the Bay Area and the Central Valley in sales.
Luis Manuel Raygoza, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2009, just one day before his 70th birthday. He was born August 28, 1939 in él Refugio, Mexico to the late Natibidad and Juana Raygoza. A resident of Ripon for over 25 years he worked as a farmer his entire life before retiring nearly 8 years ago. He leaves behind his loving wife of over 38 years, Adela Raygoza, their children: Raquel, Lourdes, Agustin, Ana Isabel, Horacio, Monica, Rebecca, Victor and Alex. Siblings, Luis Raygoza and Basilia Raygoza. He was also blessed with 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Leuterio Bernardez Bigornia, 84, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. A resident of Manteca for the past seven years; he was born August 4, 1925 in Bangued, Abra, Philippines to the late Cipriano & Romana Bigornia.