Peter T. Meredith of Manteca, California passed away August 23, 2013 at the age of 80. Pete enjoyed a long and happy life with the love of his life, Pearl. Pete is preceded in death by his parents Harry and Lucile Meredith. He is survived by his wife Pearl, his sister Margaret Meredith, his children Teri Hardin (Don), Tom Meredith (Becky), Mary Meredith and Dustan Meredith (Jamie) and his seven grandchildren Corbett, Danielle, ...
Kathy Hammerson, age 55, entered into rest on August 23, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on November 15, 1957 in Los Angeles. She is preceded in death by her father, Harlan McDaniel and her sister, Barbara McDaniel. She was a resident of Manteca for 28 years.
Barbara Marie Fitch Hildebrand passed away at home on August 28, 2013, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 63 years, Alexander Hildebrand, and by her beloved brother, Stuart Grunewald Fitch. Barbara was born on May 7, 1921, in Pasadena, California, the daughter of Dr. Stewart Jackson Fitch and Dr. Marie Grunewald Fitch. She graduated from Pasadena City College in 1941 as class valedictorian and earned a ...
Abraham "Abe" Karim, age 76, entered into rest on August 27, 2013 in Manteca. He was born on January 31, 1937 in French Camp to the late Abdul and Guadalupe Karim. He is also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He was a resident of Manteca for 27 years.
Joe passed away at his home on Sunday surrounded by family and friends. Joe served in the army and was a WWII Veteran. He married his wife Stella Gaines in 1951 and had three daughters. They moved to Manteca in 1964. He retired from the retail Clerks Union in the 1980's and then began selling Real Estate for the next 15 years. His biggest love was his garden full of every kind of fruit, ...
In loving memory of Jane Laster, 93, survived by loving daughter Cheryl Laster of Hayward, and several nieces and nephews of San Jose, and Santa Cruz area.
Frank R. Wagner, 67, entered into rest on Sunday, August 11, 2013 in Manteca. He was born May 22, 1946. Frank leaves behind his loving wife, Linda Wagner of Manteca, his son, Mel Wagner and wife Jenny and two grandchildren, Andrea Bergeron and Xach Wagner. In addition, Frank has one surviving sibling, Sue Ann Taylor of Los Gatos.
Jean's infectious laugh, kind heart and beautiful smile will never be forgotten. Jean is survived by her two sons, George Michael (Judy) Vroege and Robert Nolan (Martha) Vroege, five- grandchildren, Lisa (Blake) MacDonald, Jennifer (Brandon) Keller, Katie Vroege (Liz Cole), Eric Vroege, and Michele Vroege-Gappmayer. She is also survived by five great grandchildren. A celebration for life will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, August 24, 2013, at the Almond Blossom Estates Mobile Home Park ...
Nell (Barnett) Vickers, age 84, entered into rest on August 17, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on June 10, 1929 in Jasper, Alabama. She was a resident of Manteca for 8 years, and prior to that a resident of Pacifica for 50 years. Nell is preceded in death by her husband, Vic Vickers.
Timothy John Nordell, 60, entered into rest on August 8, 2013 in Tehama County. He was born on February 28, 1953 in Hayward, CA. He is preceded in death by his wife Constance Nordell.
Terry Ann Harr, 49, passed away on August 13, 2013 in Sandy, Utah. She was born on December 28, 1963 in Santa Cruz, California to Ray and Barbara Reeves. Terry married Michael Carl Harr on May 19, 1990, in San Pedro, California. Terry grew up in Manteca, California and starred in track and field as a long distance runner. She graduated from California State University, Stanislaus earning a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Concentration ...
Edward passed away quietly in his home with his family present, Thursday, August 15, 2013. He was born in Tracy, CA, on August 1, 1936.
Mary passed on August 2, 2013, surrounded by immediate family at St. Agnes Hospital in Fresno.
James "Glenn" Allen Jr. entered into rest on August 10, 2013 in Manteca, CA. He was born on December 15, 1950 in Maryland. He joins his mother, Ruth Allen and his siblings Wayne Keith and Ebbie Lee in heaven.
James DeCarlo 79, of Ripon died August 3, 2013 in a three car collision, Ripon, CA. He was born on September 10, 1933 to Luigi and Mary DeCarlo of Manteca, CA. He married Julia DeCarlo Sharing a good life together for over 50 years. She is deceased.
Bernice Odell Smith, age 98, entered into rest on December 8, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on July 15, 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late John and Cora Banks. In addition to her parents she also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur P. Smith Sr., of 47 years; a son, Gerald Medlock, a daughter, Shirley Hicks; her brother, John F. Banks, and two sisters, Lucille Medlock and Hazel Shirley. Bernice was a resident of Manteca for 60 years.
Bonnie Compartore, age 80, entered into rest on December 6, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on December 1, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to San Leandro in 1961 and lived there with her family until they moved to Manteca, where she has resided the past 11 years. Bonnie is preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Del Cima and Shirley Oswell.
Jerry De Boer, a lifetime resident of Ripon, CA passed away suddenly on December 6, 2013. He was 68 years old. Jerry was born March 20, 1945 in French Camp, CA. He attended Ripon Unified Schools and graduated in 1963 from Ripon High School. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served one tour in Vietnam.
Phyllis Forkas of Manteca, CA died peacefully in her sleep early on Thanksgiving Day, 2013, in Davis, CA
Catherine Marie Burke (Kitty) passed away on December 5, 2013 due to complications from COPD.
Rae Ann Rudd, 73, passed away peacefully in her Manteca home, surrounded by family, on Nov. 20, 2013. A 40-year resident of Manteca, she was born in her home on Dec. 17, 1940 in San Juan Bautista, California. She graduated with highest honors from San Benito High School and attended San Joaquin Delta College. Married for over 57 years to her husband, Claude, with whom she had five children, she was both homemaker and manager ...
Pedro "Pete" Torres Jr., 54, entered into rest Friday, November 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in Modesto California. He was born on January 19, 1959 in Laredo, Texas to Mr. Pedro Sr. and Rosalia Torres. Pete leaves behind his loving parents as well as his adored daughters; Rachel Wicklander and husband Adam, Victoria Torres and Brenda Torres all of San Jose. He was blessed with one grandbaby, Aiden Wicklander. In addition Pedro leaves ...
Melvin Lowell Cantrell "The Big Indian", age 71, entered into rest on November 12, 2013 in Carmichael, CA. He was born on January 3, 1942 in California.
Ricard "Ricky" Betz, 91, entered into rest surrounded by her family on November 30, 2013 in Lathrop. She was born February 7, 1922 in Fallon, NV. She leaves behind her loving children; Sharon Brown of Manteca, Robert Betz Jr. and wife Sally of Fremont, Dianne Groll and husband Joseph of Fremont, Brad Betz and wife Sue of Manteca, Darlene Hill-Betz of Stockton, and Jeff Betz of Lathrop. Ricky was blessed with 19 grandchildren and ...
Evelyn (Susie) Grace Moore passed away at her home of 57 years in Manteca on November 25, 2013. Evelyn was born in Blackwell, OK on January 24, 1931.
Pearl P. Howard, 92, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribe of Oklahoma, who walked on in the path of righteousness, entered into rest on November 23, 2013, in Manteca, CA. She was born in Norman, OK on April 20, 1921. In 1941 she relocated to Galt, CA where she met and then married the love of her life. She lived in Galt, Lodi, Ripon, seven years in Walnut Grove, and 32 years on Ryer Island. She moved to Manteca in 1987.
Mrs. Amparo Ann Cruz Epinoza passed on Monday evening, November 25th, 2013. She was the firstborn of 13 children born to Mercedes Trejo Cruz and Dionicio Lopez Cruz. Her father worked for the railroad company in El Paso, Texas, where Ann was born. The family lived in New Mexico and later Arizona before eventually settling in California's Central Valley. Ann attended Calla Grammar School and graduated from Manteca High School at the ...
Robert F. Platt, age 59, entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. He was born on Aug. 3, 1954 in Tracy, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Platt and two brothers, Bill Platt and Carl Hedegard. He was a lifetime resident of Manteca.
Sander T. Severson "Steve", 86, passed away November18, 2013, at Manteca Doctors Hospital. He was born in Twin Valley, Minnesota on April 6, 1927. Mr. Severson is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Severson, his second wife Ouida Torries, one brother, and two sisters.
Melvin Duarte Luiz, age 51, died with his wife by his side at his Modesto residence on November 16, 2013. Mel was born and raised in Manteca, California. After 31 years operating Luiz Dairy in Manteca, Mel began his transition as an almond rancher shortly before his death.