Nellie De Vries, 90, of Ripon went to be with the Lord on Monday August 16, 2010. Nellie was born in Platte, SD to Henry and Jennie Woudstra. She was the sixth of nine children and was in the second of three sets of twins. She was a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church of Ripon. She was a homemaker and spent 25 of those years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
James L. "Jimmy" Dutra, 41, entered into rest on August 11, 2010 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was born on July 2, 1969 in Stockton, CA. to Mr. and Mrs. Marion Sr. and Shirley Dutra. He joins his father in heaven Marion Dutra Sr.
John Richard Haapoja, 81, entered into rest on August 13, 2010 in Manteca, California. He was born on June 18, 1929 in Michigan to the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur and Franny Haapoja. He joins his parents in heaven as well as his siblings Billy, Arthur Jr., Loraine, Laverne and Bernice.
Joan M. Woods, 79, entered into rest on August 11, 2010 in Manteca, California. She was born on May 26, 1931 in New York to the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Anna Gilbert. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her husband John Henry Woods, her son Fredrick Michael Carter and her brother Arthur Gilbert.
Viola Mae Thomas of Manteca passed away on August 8, 2010 at Doctors Hospital of Manteca at the age of 78. She was born on June 21, 1932 in South Dakota and has been a resident of Manteca for the past 55 years.
Dave Eavenson, 73, entered into rest on August 11, 2010 in Manteca, California. He was born on June 18, 1937 in Terrero, New Mexico to the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Virginia Eavenson. Dave joins his parents in heaven as well as one sister Barbara Eavenson.
Michael Alan Williams, passed away on August 6, 2010, Michael was born on November 18, 1976 in Stockton, Ca. He spent most of his childhood and all of his adult life in the Stockton area. The 33-year-old was an accomplished auto mechanic who enjoyed restoring his 1967 Mustang. Riding dirt bikes and quads were among his many hobbies. Michael enjoyed spending time with his family and especially any type of outdoor activity. He was known for delivering a good joke and loved to make people laugh. A commercial forklift driver for a local pipe company, Michael spent many years working ...
Tom (Ted) Buck McCraw, 82, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2010 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital in Livermore. Ted was born Jan. 8, 1928 to Joel Buck McCraw and Opal Ruby Major-McCraw, in Burnett, Texas. He was the second oldest of nine children. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He lived in Manteca and worked as a truck driver in the San Joaquin Valley for most of his life.
Betty Jo Bryant, 68, died on Saturday, August 7, 2010 in Stockton. She was born on February 9, 1942 in Jefferson City, MO. She lived in Stockton for 13 years and was a 25 year resident of Manteca. She was a homemaker and bartender at the Moose Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Bryant and son, Billy Joe Boehmer.