Marian Macedo Leal, 95, entered into rest surrounded by her children on Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1918, in Stevenson, California to Diogo and Mary Macedo. She joins her beloved husband, Frank Leal, Jr., in heaven.
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 of her husband's optometry practice. She was a founding member of Manteca Quilters.
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 siblings; Rosa Torres of Manteca, Gabriel Torres and wife Denise of Tracy and Patricia Torres and significant other Frank Milobar. Pete has seven nieces and ...
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 18 great grandchildren.
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.
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.
Mary Elizabeth Kirby "Cheech", 74, entered into rest on March 12, 2014, surrounded by her family in Manteca. She was born on January 14, 1940, to Thomas and Mary Clark in Oakland California. In heaven Mary joins her parents, as well as her daughter Gwendolyn Ferguson and brothers Jerold and Michael D. Clark.
Doris Lee Griffin, 88, entered into eternal rest on April 11, 2014 in Stockton. She was born on September 25, 1925 in Newburgh, Indiana. In heaven she joins her late husband Jewel Griffin.
Born in Hettinger, North Dakota, on September 23, 1938 Lorraine was the youngest of six with three older brothers and two older sisters and was raised on a farm on the prairie. The Dole family moved to Escalon where she attended grammar school and Escalon High. As a young woman, Lorraine caught Glenn Fredriks eye at a gathering at their good friends, the Vanden Bosch's, and quickly became his sweetheart when he took her on a date the next weekend in his 1957 Skyliner. They got engaged fourth of July, 1959 and married at Calvary Reformed Church in Ripon ...
Beryl Blanche Davis, 87, of Manteca passed away on April 5, 2014. She was born to the on Oct. 2, 1926 in Millburne, WY, the youngest of eight children, and grew up in Salt Lake City, UT.
Rudy Anthony Rocha Sr., age 41, entered into rest on April 10, 2014 in Manteca. He was born August 16, 1972 in Los Angeles, CA. He joins is father in heaven Albert Rocha.
Debbie Browning, 59, entered into rest on April 10, 2014 in Manteca. She was born on February 12, 1955 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She joins her sister in heaven; Barbara Taylor.
Frank Louis Scarlata passed away after a brief illness on March 28, 2014 with family at his side. He was born on October 24, 1934, in Manteca, CA and lived his entire life in San Joaquin County. He is preceded in death by his parents Louis & Rose Scarlata, his brother Louis Scarlata Jr., and his wife of 40 years, Joan Scarlata.
Donald Ray Carr, Jr., 61, entered into rest on April 4, 2014. His daughter is Crystin Carr (Shaun Riley); grandchildren are Kayla, Casey, and Jasmine. Service - Sat., April 12, 1:30 PM, Terzich & Wilson, Sonora.
Geraldine "Geri" Beeson affectionately known as Nona, 90, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Modesto. She was born on 4th of July in 1923, in San Francisco, California, to Thomas and Margaret Damato. In heaven she joins her loving son David Beeson and daughter- in-law Diana Beeson as well as her brothers, Joseph and Larry Damata.
Ysidro "Tito" Tafoya of Lathrop & Manteca was born in Santa Ana, CA on May 15, 1924. He entered in to rest on April 5, 2014. He was 89 years old.
Rosaleigh Norwood, age 93, passed away on April 2, 2014 in Lodi, California. She was born in Richmond, California on November 4, 1920 and although she enjoyed singing, dancing, and working with people throughout her life very much, her biggest enjoyment was her family.
Antonio P. Dias, 80, entered into rest on April 5, 2014, in Manteca. He was born the youngest of nine children on July 14, 1933, in Terceira, Azores. He joins his parents Francisco & Maria de Lourdes Dias in heaven, as well as seven siblings.
Phillip H. Perez, 78, of Dinuba, CA, passed away on March 8, 2014, at Veterans Hospital of Fresno, CA.
Bill (Aaron) Parker, 57, of Manteca, entered into rest on April 3rd, 2014. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Aaron was born in San Jose, on July 10th, 1956, and was raised in Sunnyvale. He enjoyed camping, boating, going to the movies, watching UFC, and spending time with his grand-kids. He was a dedicated family man and put the needs of others before his own. Aaron was a great husband, father and grandpa. Aaron is preceded in death by his stepfather, Jim Cox. He is survived by his loving wife Rose Parker, his three children, Jeremy Parker ...
Ervan E. Frisk, 95, born in Missouri, the oldest of eight children, on March 17, 1919, entered into rest on April 2, 2014, in San Francisco, CA. In heaven he joins his son Glen Duraine Frisk and one grandson Bryan Mendosa.