Johnnie Lee Norton, 62, a Manteca resident for over 25 years passed away suddenly on Friday, March 19, after a short battle with cancer. He was born April 17, 1947 in Tonasket, Washington, the 11th of 12 children born to the late Willis and Etha Norton. In heaven he joins his parents and his siblings Glen Norton, Robert Norton, Delores Parks and Shirley Harris.
Johnnie Lee Norton, 62, a Manteca resident for over 25 years passed away suddenly on Friday, March 19, after a short battle with cancer. He was born April 19, 1947 in Tonasket, Washington, the 11th of 12 children born to the late Willis and Etha Norton. In heaven he joins his parents and his siblings Glen Norton, Robert Norton, Delores Parks and Shirley Harris.
Angelina "Angie" Denison of Galt died on Thursday, March 18 at age of 92. She was born in Yountville, Cal. on May 30, 1917, the first child of Frank and Isabel Silveira. She graduated from Escalon High School in 1935.
Edna Petersen, 85, entered into rest on Sunday, March 14, in Manteca surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 23, 1924 in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Edna joins her former husband and friend Fritz Petersen in heaven along with her son Joseph George Petersen and two siblings James Holmes and Alice Matthew.
Patricia A. DuBois-Rocha, who just turned 64, passed away at Kaiser Hospital Modesto on Monday, March 8, from a long pulmonary disease, with her family by her side. She was born in Bunch, Oklahoma, to the late Lee Maloy and Pauline Shuffield coming to California at the age of six.
Julio Lara was born in Honalulu, Hawaii, on April 30,1927 and passed away at the age of 82 on Tuesday, March 9. He was a resident of Manteca for 23 years. He is survived by his loving wife Levia Lara of 60 years. Survived by his brothers Tom and Lawrence, and preceded in death by his brothers Joe and Frank. Julio was a loving father of Diane, Marie, Edith and son-in-law Robert; grandfather to Tanya, Jacob, Robert, Andrea, Michael and grandson-in-law Raul; and great-grandfather to Maximillio and Anthony.
Jodie Mulbacher McGovern, 94, was born September 3, 1915 in Newark, New Jersey, to Joseph Mulbacher and Mildred Calik. She was born into eternal life Friday, March 12, in Stockton. She grew up in the Newark area, attended public schools and went to work as a comptometer operator for Western Electric, the manufacturing and distribution arm of AT&T. It was there that she met her future husband, John Joseph McGovern. As John was a devoted Catholic, they married in the Catholic Church December 14, 1941. She officially converted to the Catholic faith in the mid '50s and joined her ...
Gary Lee Van Atta, 63, entered into rest on Saturday, March 6. He was born on August 9, 1946 in Nampa, Idaho. He was a resident of Lathrop for the past 16 years. He joins his father in heaven, Clyde Van Atta.
Julie Lyn Edwards of Lake County died on March 1, 2010 at the age of 46 years. She was born on July 6, 1963 in Oakland, CA.
On Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Manteca, Ca, Cena "Jo" Thiel, 83, was called to her heavenly home while surrounded by her beloved family. Waiting to meet "Jo" in heaven were her husband and partner of 54 years John Thiel, daughter Cynthia, parents, William and Minnie Critchfield and 4 siblings: Howard, Walt and James Critchfield and a sister Irene Tyler.
Mike Montoya Elias, 88, entered into rest on March 9, in Stockton. He was born on Christmas in 1921 in Rockford, Colorado to the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Helen Elias. Mike joins his parents in heaven as well as his wife Nora Elias and brothers Manuel and Angel Elias.
Glenn Dee Smith, 68, passed away in Stockton, on March 3. He was born September 18, 1941 in Lexington, OK to the late James & Rena Smith. In Heaven he joins his parents and two brothers Viencel J. Smith and James R. Smith.
On March 11, 2010 in Manteca, Ca, Cena "Jo" Thiel, 83, was called to her heavenly home while surrounded by her beloved family. Waiting to meet "Jo" in heaven were her husband and partner of 54 years John Thiel, daughter Cynthia, parents, William and Minnie Critchfield and 4 siblings: Howard, Walt and James Critchfield and a sister Irene Tyler.
Glenn Dee Smith, 68, passed away in Stockton, on Wednesday, March 3. He was born September 18, 1941 in Lexington, OK to the late James & Rena Smith. In Heaven he joins his parents and two brothers Viencel J. Smith and James R. Smith.
Janie Rebecca Garceau, 54, died Monday, March 1. She was born in Oakland, Cal and raised in Hayward. She had lived in Manteca for the last 30 years.
Richard W. Marlin, 48, entered into rest on February 3, 2015 in Manteca, CA. He was born in Hawthorn, CA to the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Linda Marlin on January 30, 1967.
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.