Tara Contreras, 42, went home to be with the Father September 13, 2013, after struggling for many years with an illness. She is finally at peace with the Lord.
Berniece Smith, 90, past away peacefully in her sleep, at home, surrounded by family, on August 26, 2013. She was born in Mountain Grove, MO on November 11, 1922 to the late Harry & Mary Frisk. Along with her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Edward Smith, her eldest sister Avis, who died in infancy, and two of her brothers, Gene and Merle. Berniece leaves behind her brother and sisters, Vern Frisk, Beatrice Miller, Fern Rowley, Fairy Hale, Geneva Obermeyer, Genevive Turnham, and Janet Frisk, her two daughters, Avis Hammond and Denise Cargill, her grandchildren ...
Robin L. Mize, 51, passed away on September 6, 2013 in French Camp. She was born on March 24, 1962 to the late John and Joni (Monk) Mize, who were longtime residents of Manteca. She was a resident of San Joaquin County for the past 25 years.
Abe Nascimento Jr. passed away September 6, 2013 in Stockton, CA. Abe spent the majority of his life in San Joaquin County and Portola, California. He was a retired drywall contractor, who enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Keith graduated from Manteca High School in 1965. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1965 to 1969. He made his home in Valley Springs, he was a proud member of the Pipe Fitters Union. He was a avid golf player. Keith was always willing and able to help anyone. Keith could do anything from painting, cars, to building houses. He was a volunteer at the Reno Air Show every year.
Raymond L. Nylen, 92, entered into rest on Sunday, September 8, 2013, surrounded by his loving family at his residence in Manteca. He was born on July 7, 1921 in Middle River, California. Raymond leaves behind his wife of 66 ½ years, Yvonne Nylen of Manteca. His children are Ray D. Nylen of Manteca, Lee J. Nylen of Cresent City, Don Nylen and wife Susan of Manteca, and Janis Nylen of Stockton. Raymond was blessed with ten grandchildren, Joann Jordan and husband John, Ray Nylen Jr., Lindsay Nylen, Krista Arata and husband Jason, Jennifer Nylen , Stephanie Nylen, Adam Elsholz and wife ...
Brian "Bubba" Jansen, age 27, entered into rest on September 4, 2013 in Manteca. He was born on November 20, 1985 in
During the early morning hours of August 24, 2013, Naomi Kathryn Kirkendoll passed away at Bethany Home Convalescent Hospital in Ripon, CA. Naomi was 80 years old.
Angelina Valdez, 85, passed August 30, 2013 at Doctor's Hospital in Manteca, born August 2, 1928 in Tayug Pangasinan, Philippines. She was a resident of Manteca for 28 years.
Marie Henriquez, 96, entered into rest September 23, 2013. She was born October 9, 1916.
Judith McKay Robinson, 66, passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013 in Modesto. Born September 26, in Camp Hood, TX her family settled in Manteca when she was a young girl. Judy worked at Sharpe's Army Depot where she met and married Ken, the love of her life. She then became a stay at home mom to their daughter. For the last 25 years, she worked for Manteca Unified School District and was planning to retire at the end of the current school year. Judy loved her family and friends, most especially her grandchildren.
Joe S. DaRosa, 79, passed away on August 26, 2013. He was born on August 14, 1934 in Faial, Azores, and was preceded in death by his dear wife Mary, and their grandson Emerson Avila-DaRosa.
Lourdes (Lola) Basea, age 89, entered into rest on August 23, 2013. She was born on February 12, 1924 in the Philippines to Melchora Aguilar and Policarpio Basea. She was also preceded in death by many siblings. She was a resident of Manteca.
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.
LaVerne Riegle, 82, went home to her Lord and Savior, on March 3, 2014, in Manteca, Calif. She was born June 14, 1931, in Lynn, Okla. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jerry. LaVerne leaves behind her children: Kay Miller (Ray); Terry Riegle; and Karen Ortiz (Donnie). She was blessed with five grandchildren: Kyle Miller; Kristopher Miller; Robbie Orlando; Ryann Christensen; Janna Miller; and twelve great-grandchildren. LaVerne also had many nieces and a nephew, whom she adored. In addition, LaVerne has one surviving sibling, Jerry Austin (Carole) of Los Banos, Calif.
David "Jimmy" Smith, age 72, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 5, in Stockton, CA. He was born on April 17, 1941, in Oakdale, CA to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David and Hazel Smith. He was the oldest of three children. Jimmy was self employed as a landscaper for 12 years. He was a member of both the Nazarene Church and Sequoia Heights Baptist Church of Manteca. He enjoyed everything about trains, jigsaw puzzles, animals, talking to people and watching old westerns. Jimmy will be remembered by his loving sisters; Evelyn Elliott, and Edith Rowe; his nephew Leslie ...
We lost a good man. Gary Lee Jones lived his life with passion, full of love. He was a Deputy Sheriff, a Police Officer, a son, a brother, a father, a friend, and a husband. He is survived by his mother Anne; his brother Rick; his children Ryan (Susanna); Jennifer; Richard (RaeAnne); Anthony (Lisa); Michael; Lindsey; and Sam; his two grandchildren Dominic and Brendon; countless friends; including his ex-wife Marci (Shae); and his beloved wife Brenda. He is preceded in death by his father Haskel, and his sister Sandra.
Resident of Manteca and former resident of Brisbane. Fran passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014, at 78. Fran loved her three children, Barbara Verniest Caulley, Joe Verniest, and John Verniest; two step children Charles Hyer Jr. and Patricia Hyer; two sisters Agnes Sevilla and Bonnie Bologoff; as well as eight grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
Karen Norine Kersey, 71, of Manteca, Calif., passed away March 3, 2014, from a long battle with leukemia. She was born in Ray, Ariz., in 1942, to Hurshel and Minnie Griffith of Santa Cruz, Calif. She was married to Richard Kersey for 55 years. At least a decade was spent in Sacramento, Calif., where Richard was raised. Karen graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in accounting. Employment included accounting positions, but her real love and joy was doing income taxes as an enrolled agent and being a Quick Books advisor. She had a business in Morgan Hill ...
Anna Brouwer, age 89, passed peacefully at Bethany Home and went to be with her husband and the Lord on February 26, 2014. Anna was born September 4, 1924 in Hull, Iowa. Her parents were Coenradina and Herman Zwakenberg, who had emigrated from Holland in 1910.
Chester (Chet) Arthur Esenwein Jr. passed away early on Saturday from natural causes, after major surgery. He was 77 years old. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 1936. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy where he earned his veteran status in the Vietnam War. He was well known as the best auto detailer in Manteca, owning his own detail business for many years.
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Nancy Taylor Soto, 66, entered into rest on March 1, 2014, in Stockton, Calif. She was born on Aug.10, 1947 in Stockton. She was a resident of both Tracy and Manteca. Nancy joins her family in heaven: father, Harry Taylor Sr.; mother and stepfather Fred and Eileen Sargenti; and her brothers Harry Wayne Taylor and Gary Moore.
Jack Stonehocker joined his wife Joyce, on March 1, 2014. Jack was a born to Lee and Marie Stonehocker on February 3, 1928, in Wilder, Idaho. Jack's immediate family included twin sisters, Peggy and Pat. Jack joined the Navy at age 17 and was a Seaman First Class. During his service, Jack was a tail gunner in a VP-47. After serving his country, Jack earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Later in life, Jack earned his master's degree in Educational Administration from Stanislaus State University. Following his family's tradition, Jack became a ...
Debra Joann Davis born on July 26, 1953 entered into rest on February 25, 2014 in Manteca. She was 60 years old.
Blake was born on March 17, 1929, and entered into the arms of his Saviour on February 24, 2014, in Modesto, California. He leaves behind his beloved wife Joanne of 60 years. He is survived by two daughters Cindy (Wayne) Oliver and Debbie (Brian) Lee. He was blessed by three grandchildren, Carissa (Chris) Wallace, Timothy (Jenny) Oliver, and Joshua (Sarah) Lee. He leaves behind seven delightful great grandchildren.
Beverly Wild of Manteca, Calif., died peacefully at home on Feb. 19, 2014, with family and her beloved pets.
On Feb. 27, 2014, the Lord called, "Come to me my good and faithful servant." Laverne Alice Mungo, age 89 of Manteca, answered His call. She was born on Nov. 5, 1924, in San Francisco to the late Joseph and Helen Nicholas. Laverne joins her husband Angelo James Mungo in heaven.
Barbara Mae Bruns, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Galt. She was born in Stockton on October 3, 1943, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Radke. Barbara joins her husband Charles Bruns III in heaven.