The Rev. Richard "Rev" Brown, 72, pastor of First Assembly of God in Manteca for nearly three decades (the church is now called The Place of Refuge) at the North Main Street and Button Avenue locations, passed away at home in Manteca on Oct. 17, 2009 surrounded by family. A native of Chico, Calif., he was born on July 17, 1937.
Mrs. Clara B. Pacoma, 92, died Oct. 16, 2009 in Stockton. A native of the Philippines, Mrs. Pacoma lived in Stockton. She is survived by her children Mila Silveira (Joseph) of Vancouver, Canada; Manny Pacoma (Cecilia) of Fremont, Violet Albano (Cesar) of Lathrop, and Clarita Muench (Edgar) of Frankfurt, Germany; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
Daniel D. Freitas, 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fresno. Dan was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2004 and fought cancer with everything he had. He surpassed all odds.
Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California. He has called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Stephen Joseph "Stevie" Richina, 57, of Sonora, died Sept. 29, 2009 at a Sonora hospital of throat cancer.
Jack Kenneth Wells, 76, a long time resident of Lathrop, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. He was born and raised in Okmulgee, Oklahoma where he attended Okmulgee High School.
Richard "Rev" Brown, 72, died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on July 17, 1937.
Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon, to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California, he has now called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Douglas J. Horton, 73, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Doug retired from Manteca High School as a math teacher. He was born on June 14, 1936. He enjoyed playing bridge at Oak Park Senior Center. Doug loved being a dedicated teacher and also coaching athletics. He received a Certificate of Recognition The John R. Williams Award.
Thomas G. "Tom" Best, 64, died Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Modesto. He was born on October 26, 1944 in Oakland, CA, and was a resident of Manteca for 20 years.
Ruby A. Deaton, 90, entered into rest on October 18, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital of Manteca. She was born on September 6, 1919 in Ola, Arkansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard & Faye Merritt. She was preceded in death by one grandson Jeff Deaton and her husband Boyd Deaton. Ruby was a resident of Lathrop for 33 years.
Beloved wife of Frank H. McKinnon (deceased), devoted mother of Sharon A. Phillips, cherished grandmother of Deborah Phillips, Bethany Zepeda, Jennifer Batchler, Megan Hackney, John Phillips, Matt Phillips and Kimberly Orlando. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was the treasured cousin of Sandra Boietenbacker, Linda Hoff and their families.
John Wayne Cotrell was born on Aug. 18, 1931 to Thurman and Verna Cotrell in Stockton, CA. He passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 14 at the age of 78.
John Crothers was born November 26, 1932 in Hayle, England. He passed away at his home in Manteca on Tuesday, October 13, 2009. John was the youngest of nine children born to Thomas John Stanley Crothers and Margaret Ann (Richards) Crothers.
Ethel Irene Smith, 78, entered into rest on October 14, 2009 in Stockton, California. A Manteca resident for the past 48 years, she was born on October 24, 1930 in Delano, California to the late Leonard & Irene Beal. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of nearly 41 years, Vaughnon Edgar Smith and one brother Frank Beal.
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 ...
Zeb Motley, 84, entered into eternal rest on January 26, 2015 in Manteca, CA.
Loretta Machado, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hughson, California to the late John and Adelaide Silva.
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Matriarch, Guadalupe Montalvo (she was 89) A loved wife, mother, gramma, Great-Gramma and Great, Great- Gramma, 'Lupe went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2015.
John Huffington, 84, passed away on January 22, 2015 at Doctor's Hospital in Modesto. He was born on April 12, 1930 in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. He lived in Manteca for 30 years.