Pastor Maurice Cotton Sr. departed to glory Feb. 16, 2011 and was blessed to see his 90th birthday. He was born in Como, Texas. His parents left Texas and relocated to California when he was four months old.
Anita L. Holloway passed away on February 21, 2011 in Manteca, CA. She was born on May 21, 1943 in Stockton, CA. She lived in Manteca for 38 years. Anita retired from Sharpe Army Depot after 25 years of employment. She was a high school graduate.
Lloyd Thomas Losinger Sr. was born in Pennsylvania to Anna and Cecil Losinger. Lloyd served in the Army for 18 years; he was stationed in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. He received many awards including the Purple Heart. Lloyd also served 25 years in civil service.
Tessie L. Milan was born in the beautiful Ozark foothills of Newton County, Arkansas, on Jan. 20, 1920, to Caney Thompson and Elva Clayborn Thompson. She succumbed to ovarian cancer and passed into heaven on Feb. 10, 2011, at the age of 91. There she joins her son Robert Milan, her sister Pauline Smith, and brother Eugene Thompson.
Sam Nickerson, 83, died on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, after a short illness. He was a resident of Salida for 54 years. He was born on Dec. 20, 1927 in Grove, OK and lived in Stanislaus County for 60 years. He served as a 2nd Class Fireman in the Navy from 1946 to 1947. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the IBEW Local 684 for 57 years. He was a member of the Manteca Horsemen's Association.
Louane (Lee) Walker, 72, former resident of Manteca, passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, surrounded by members of her family and friends from her church. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Roy; and six children, Karen, Laurie, Stacy, Michael, Steven, and John. She had eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Louane was preceded in death by her parents, Orvin and Stella Lee; her sister, Naomi "Jeannie" Morris; and three brothers, Gerald, Carleton, and Robert. She is survived by her brother Elwood.
Eileen was born July 6, 1924 in Hanley, England to George Albert and Elizabeth Chell Brunt. Eileen served in the British Women's Land Army from 1942-1945. During her service in the army she met US serviceman Max Haynie. Eileen and Max were married and settled in Douglas, Arizona, where they lived until relocating to Half Moon Bay, California in 1963 and retired to Manteca, California in 1983. She spent her final 16 years in Gilbert, Arizona. Eileen had a love of music and was an accomplished pianist and organist. She enjoyed painting and sewing and was known as an ...
Effie E. Silver "Betty" 92, entered into rest Sunday Feb. 13, 2011. She was born Sept. 1, 1918 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. In heaven she joins parents Merle and Leatha Hardesty, her late husband Stan Silver as well as daughter Janet Nickels, brothers Bob, Earl and Dewey and sisters Naomi and Emma and son-in-law Jim Mankowski.
Longino Soto passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, February 14, 2011. He was born in Labor Nuevo Julimes Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico on March 15, 1921. He immigrated to the United States with his growing family where he worked at Sunland Park Derby in New Mexico before moving to Manteca where he worked as a farm laborer for many years before joining Raymus Housing Development working as a construction/ maintenance man where he retired in 1987. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Adam Soto. He is survived by his devoted wife of 67 years ...