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.
Oval H. Adkins "Bud", 81 entered into rest on July 4, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on November 30, 1932 in West Virginia to Abner and Bertha Adkins. Bud is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Over his 98, years of life, Joe Martinez lived with love, passion and integrity. One of 11 children to Ysabel and Francisco Avila, Joe was born in San Bernardino, CA, raised in Richmond, CA, and for the last 30 years, lived in Manteca, CA.
Betty Glenn, 93, of Manteca went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2014.
Vicente "Ben" Cruz, 70, entered into rest on July 1, 2014, in Yosemite, Ca. He was born on Dec. 3, 1943, in Guam. He joins his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel and Isabel Cruz, in heaven as well as his two siblings, Maria and Manuel Cruz.
Victor Gully, age 79, entered into rest on June 25, 2014 with his family by his side in Manteca, California. He was born on September 16, 1934 to the late Francisco and Rose (Crivello) Gully. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Tony Gully and Joe Gully, and his sisters Josephine Butler and Virginia Montesano.
Chris Peters, 88 of Manteca, California entered into rest on June 4, 2014.
Ira 'Duke' William Sharp Jr., 72, entered into eternal rest on Wed, June 25, 2014 at Hospice of San Joaquin surrounded by his family. He was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Aug. 13, 1942, to the late Ira William Sharp Sr. and Armilda Sharp.
Paul Stokes, age 51, entered into rest on June 25, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on April 20, 1963 in Oakland, CA, to the late Richard and Barbara Stokes. Paul is also preceded in death by his brother Allen Stokes.
Claudia Ann Cotta Machado, age 67,
Elizabeth Louise Lawrence, 60, beloved daughter, wife and mother, was born July 20, 1953, to Edward and Marian Grunow in San Francisco, Ca.
Dennis Ross, 67, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Linden, CA, on June 19, 2014. He was born in Chico on October 9, 1946.
Robert "Bob" Valterza, 62, of Manteca, CA entered into rest June 9, 2014 at home following a long battle with cancer. He was born September 25, 1951 to the late Fiori and Lurline Valterza. He is also preceded in death by his beloved brother Ronald Valterza.
Robert "Bob" Mack entered into rest on November 16, 2014 in Manteca, CA. He was born on July 12, 1929 in Kranzburg, Codington Co South Dakota. He joins his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Mack in heaven as well as his siblings Mary Ann Friske, Ralph Mack, Francis Mack, Al Mack, Phil Mack, Anthony Mack. He was a loving father to the children of his wife Dorthy Mack. Her children, now deceased, and waiting for him in heaven are Alan Dale Janke, Mark Lee Janke, and Pamela Janke. grandson, Mark Lee Janke, Jr.
Linda Kay Linch, 71, entered into rest on November 18th, 2014 in Manteca, California. She was born on December 31, 1942 in Idaho. She joins her parents, Basil and Imagene Ridgeway in heaven.
David Edward Lee, 64, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in Manteca, CA. He was born on Aug. 2, 1950 in San Francisco. In heaven he joins his loving father Owen Lee. David leaves behind his mother Donna Cyr of Santa Rosa, and three children Karina Lee, Ashley Lee and Roger Sanchez. He was blessed with two grandchildren, Ryan Sanchez and Angel Gavidia. In addition, he has three surviving siblings: Wanda Lee, Janet Lee Anjain and Sandy Brayer.
Patricia I. Fehlhaber entered into rest on November 14, 2014 in Manteca, CA. She was born April 22, 1944 in Hayward, CA. Pat was surrounded by her family and was at peace. Joining her father Leolan and Ione Adams in heaven.
Jackie Mitchell, 76 of Lathrop, CA passed away peacefully at her home with family by her side on November 9, 2014 after a short illness. Jackie was born in Tulare, CA to Joseph and Dora Trammel and was raised in Modesto, CA and lived in Lathrop, CA for 50 years.
Lucian J. Cregor Jr died November 14, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Fresno, CA, on August 27, 1937. Lucian had many careers. After his folks moved to Manteca, CA, he worked for Center Plumbing as a bookkeeper for 25 years. Lucian earned his general contractors license and continued to build and remodel homes. He also obtained his real estate license where he worked for Shields Realty from 1972 to1980. It was in the early 1980s when Lucian opened up Jim's Plumbing and Electrical, he continued to remodel homes and restore Camero's. Retiring from his ...
LaVerna A. Wilkins, 87, was the youngest of eight children born to Arthur and Lavina Erickson of Orland, CA. She joins her infant son, parents, one brother and five sisters in heaven.
Cathy Ruggirello McAlister, 62, entered into rest on November 13, 2014 in Stockton, CA. She was born on August 23, 1952 in Stockton. She joins her father, Frank Ruggirello in heaven.
Rosa M. Gutierrez, 69, entered into rest on November 11, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. She was born on May 23, 1945 in Jalisco, Mexico.
Beulah (Bonnie) L. Page, retired RN age 91, passed peacefully Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Albert Ftacek, 90, entered into rest on Friday, November 14, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 15, 1924 to Stephen and Mary Ftacek. In heaven Albert joins his adored children, Dennis and Annie Ftacek.
June M. Snyder passed away peacefully on November 12, 2014, at the age of 91, in Stockton, CA. She was born on May 28, 1923, in Boise, Idaho, to Charles William and Madolin June (Kaiser) Hargraves. She moved from Boise to Bellingham, WA, in 1933 when her father was offered a job with Sears. She attended Bellingham High, and graduated in 1941. June worked as a payroll supervisor at Bellingham shipyard during WWII.
Jimmy Ray Goodwin Sr., 57, entered into rest suddenly on November 10, 2014 in Manteca. He was born in Stilwell, Oklahoma, to James and Mildred Goodwin on March 7, 1957. In heaven, Jimmy joins his loving father. Jimmy leaves behind his family, his mother Mildred Goodwin, his two sons, Jimmy Goodwin Jr. and wife Crystal of Manteca and Sean Goodwin of Stockton. He was blessed with four grandchildren, Emily, Tayla, Andrew and Jason. Jimmy has two surviving siblings, Ronnie Goodwin and Teresa Lamendola, both of Manteca.
On November 5, 2014 Grace Moretich Kelley 87, went home to be with the Lord.
Gloria Morones, 73, passed away October 29, 2014. She was born in Oakland, CA and lived in Manteca, CA. She spent most of her life caring for others. Her unconditional