James Floyd Van Zant passed away on April 30, 2010 in Manteca, CA. He was born on January 30, 1939 in Padan, Oklahoma and lived in Manteca, CA for 35 years. He worked for Montgomery Wards department store and the Purex Corporation in Southern California. He served in the United States Air Force. James will be deeply missed by all that knew him.
Long time Tracy resident and retired farmer Michael "Mike" Yrigoyen passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 4, 2010.
Agnes Delores Holifield, 98, died peacefully on Thursday April 29, 2010 at her Dunnigan, California residence.
Agnes Delores Holifield, 98, died peacefully on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at her Dunnigan, California, residence.
Carlos A. Martinez, 55, of Manteca, passed away on April 30, 2010 in Manteca. Carlos was born on November 4, 1954 in Progreso Morelos, Mexico, and was a resident of Manteca for the past seven years. He was an herb specialist and was a member of Iglesia Comunitaria Centra Vida. Carlos is survived by his companion, Cecilia Martinez; his children, Patricia Martinez and Carlos Alberto Martinez; his grandchildren, Litzy Consuelo Garcia, Luis Gael Garcia, and Patricia Yolotzyn Garcia; his brothers, Ipolinar Popoca and Antonio Estevan Reymundo Santiago Salgado; and his sisters Margarita Popoca and Elena Amada Reyna Isabel Laureles Zalgado.
Ruby M. Carson (Arnold), 90, died on Thursday, April 29, at her residence in Modesto. She was born on May 24, 1919 in Bartley, Nebraska, and lived in Modesto for four years. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Eugene N. Carson.
Jason Allen Hoffman, 35, died on Monday, April 26, 2010 at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. He was born on January 17, 1975 in Manteca and was a lifetime resident.
Robert Hunt was a long time farmer in the Manteca area and a former heavy equipment operator. He was a World War II Veteran, a graduate of the University of Davis with a degree in History and where he played football and was voted one of the two top Guards in the Far Western Conference. He was being recruited by the LA Rams, but an injury ended his football career. His nick name on the team was Tiny and at 6'2" he was the biggest guy on the team.
Maria Refugio Rider (Castellanos), 85, entered into rest on April 27, 2010 in Manteca, California. She was born on July 4, 1924 in Jalisco to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesus and Maria (Navarro) Castellanos. She joins her husband in heaven Robert E. Rider as well as her siblings Emma, Imelda, and Ivan.
Ruth A. Thomson passed away on April 19, 2010 at Bethany Home in Ripon, California, at the age of 85. She was born on August 8, 1924 in Cleveland, Tennessee, to the late Harvey and Lillie Thompson. Ruth was preceded in death by her late husband of 46 years, Robert S. Thomson, and her daughter, the late Barbara Thomson Kelley.
Robert Morgan, 58, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 26, 2010.
Maria Refugio Rider (Castellanos), 85, entered into rest on April 27, 2010 in Manteca, California. She was born on July 4, 1924 in Jalisco to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesus and Maria (Navarro) Castellanos. She joins her husband in heaven, Robert E. Rider, as well as her siblings Emma, Imelda, and Ivan.
Dianne Gayle Sexton, 62, passed away at home in Manteca with her family by her side on April 27, 2010.
Cynthia (Beattie) Garcia, 78-years-old and a native and resident of French Camp, CA., passed away peacefully on April 25, 2010. She was preceded in death by parents L. Cleveland and Alice Beattie, and her siblings "Junior" and Patricia "Pat" Beattie. She is survived by her only child, Kathleen "Kathy" Garcia from her prior marriage to Leo Garcia. Cynthia was a graduate of French Camp Elementary and Manteca High School. She owned and operated the family business "Beattie's Grocery" the majority of her life.
Jason Allen Hoffman, 35, died on Monday, April 26, 2010, at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. He was born on January 17, 1975 in Manteca and was a lifetime resident.
Dorothy Estelle Harris was born on September 23, 1918, in Albemarle County, Virginia to Wellington Miller and Carrie Belew Miller, passing peacefully on February 11, 2015.
Dorothy Jane Eitelgeorge, 76, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2015. She was born on March 1, 1938 in Pocatello, Idaho. Much of her childhood years were spent in Idaho but she lived the last 65 years of her life in Manteca. She married, as she would often say, "a dime among nickels", Charles Eitelgeorge, in September of 1962. They recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.
Gerry L. Dufour, entered into rest on February 3, 2015. He was 73. He was born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana on August 23, 1941 to the late Wilson and Oma Dufour.
Peter James Gretchen died peacefully at home on February 4, 2015 at the age of 92. Pete was born July 10, 1922 in Saskatchewan, Canada. His family was one of the original members of the Russian Colony that settled on 140 acres of farmland outside Manteca, California in the 1920's. A close-knit community, their values of hard-work, integrity, and respect for others stayed with Pete throughout his life. He was always generous with his time, offering his skills to friends and neighbors and community organizations such as the Manteca Historical Museum.
Clemente Mejia, 58, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 8, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 30, 1957 in Fresno, California.
Born in Hardin, MO on July 16, 1931, Shirley Anne (Ferguson) Ireland lived, laughed and loved until her passing on February 8, 2015. She grew up in Dinuba, CA where in high school she was on the track team. It was during her sophomore year that she met and later married her first love, Gordon Ireland, that "blue-eyed, good looking senior" from the next town over. As Shirley proclaimed "boy were those other girls were jealous!" After they were married they lived in Dinuba and started their family, having two of their five children, Rick and Tom. In 1954, Gordon ...
Rosalie Correia, 97, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Modesto, California. She was born on September 2, 1917 in Saylor Bottom, Oklahoma to the late Bud and Sarah Coble.
Kevin, 58, of Turlock, passed away Saturday, the 31st of January 2015. He was born the 30th of August 1956 in Stockton, CA to Glen and Doris Allsup. He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Yvonne House Allsup and his sister, Robin Allsup Shockley.
Dorothy Ann Faria, 82, entered into rest on January 31, 2015 in Manteca, CA. She was born on November 2, 1932 in Stevenson to the late Mr. and Mrs. Manuel and Frances Silva. In heaven she joins her parents and her husband James Faria.
Hector Martinez Lopez, 88, entered into rest January 31, 2015 in Manteca, CA. He was born March 12, 1926 in Pinole, CA.
Eloise Alma Crettol entered into rest on January 22, 2015. She was born May 29, 1912 in San Jose, California. She joins her husband Raymond in heaven. Eloise is survived by her daughter, Judi Rea, sister Barbara Campbell of Sacramento, grandchildren, Mark Rea of Mariposa, and Erin Thompson of Elk Grove. Eloise lived in Stockton, working at a box factory where she met her husband of 45 years, Raymond. Together, Eloise and Raymond settled down in Lathrop; where they would call home for over 40 years. She had a talent for sewing and creating floral arrangements. She found peace when ...