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.
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.