Gilbert "Victor" Franco, Jr., 45, entered into rest on March 21, 2009 in Manteca, California. He was born on September 12, 1963 in Turlock to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert and Isabel Franco. He joins his father in heaven, Gilbert S. Franco.
James Gilbert Buchanan "Buchum", age 55, passed away on March 21, 2009 surrounded by the family & friends that loved him dearly. He was born on August 19, 1953, in Stockton to Elbert and Miggie Buchanan. in 1970. James met the love of his life Celeste and together they had two daughters. James worked for Monier Life Tile for 30 years. He enjoyed many family and friend adventures like boating, camping, dirt bike riding, skiing and especially road trips on his Harley.
Alfred Elmer Russell, 82, entered into rest on March 13, 2009 in Sonora, California. He was born on December 11, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Mabel Russell. He was a resident of Dorington, CA, for the past 14 years and previously of Manteca for 72 years. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as his beloved wife Patsy L. Russell and his sister Addie West.
Charles A. Stevens, 90, died on Sunday, March 22, in Manteca. He was born on April 8, 1918 in Omaha, Nebraska. He lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, for 22 years and Manteca for 30 years. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps/ Air Force veteran. He was a retired aircraft mechanic and machinist. Charles enjoyed golf, poker and volunteering at the Manteca Senior Center.
Raylene Cooper, 64, entered into rest on March 21, 2009 in French Camp.
June Nelson (AKA Mom & Granny to so many) passed peacefully into her eternal home on Sunday, March 22, 2009 at 1:58 a.m. surrounded by all her children at her home in Manteca. June was two days short of her 92nd birthday.
Lisa K. Bartenhagen, 48, entered into rest on March 17, 2009in Lathrop. She was born on March 17, 1961 to Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Phyllis Bartenhagen in Stockton. She joins her father Robert Bartenhagen in heaven.
Helen M. Hamm, devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on March 18, 2009 at the age of 93.
Alan W. Wyrick, 60, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Manteca. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 25, 1948 to the late James "L. C." and Ethel Wyrick. Alan is a long time resident of Manteca and graduated from Manteca High in 1967. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for over 35 years, and several of those years were spent working at Spreckels Sugar.
PFC Richard Bowers, US Marine Corps, a veteran of 10 months service in the South Pacific, has invested $500 in war bonds since his enlistment in February, 1941. The youth has returned to duty after spending a 30-day furlough with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. D. E. Bowers, Fort Huachuca. Insidious Japanese propaganda spread by radio broadcasts from Tokyo doesn't deceive the American fighting men, according to PFC Richard Bowers, 22, US Marine Corps, a former Phoenician, who has seen 10 months duty in the South Pacific.
Myrtice Marshall, 84, entered into rest on March 13, 2009 in Stockton. She was born on March 20, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Luther and Grace Davidson in Central City, New Mexico. She joins her parents, one sister Mae Keene and her beloved husband Edward Marshall in heaven.
Jose Caetano Diniz loving and devoted husband, father, and friend passed away peacefully March 18, 2009 in the presence of family in Oakdale, CA, at the age of 83. Jose was born in Terceira Acores, Portugal, where he was raised, educated, and served in the military. After fulfilling his military duties, Jose obtained a job at the United States Air Force Base in Lajes, Terceira where he worked for twenty years climbing the ranks and eventually becoming General Manager of Operations in the Commissary Division. Shortly after beginning his career, Jose married Lina Linhares Candida, and had five wonderful children ...
Frank Macedo, 88, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2009 in Manteca. He was born in Ripon on November 16, 1920 and was a lifelong resident of Manteca.
Ralph Matney, 63, entered into rest on March 14, 2009 in Manteca, California. He was born on December 7, 1945 to Mr. and Mrs. William and Normalee Matney in Hayward, California. Ralph has been a resident of Manteca (Del-Webb Community) for the past 14 months; he was previously of Antioch, California. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as one brother Richard Matney.
Frank Ruggirello, 78, entered into rest surrounded by his loving family on March 17, 2009 in Manteca. He was born on August 15, 1930 to Mr. and Mrs. Antonino and Catherine Ruggirello in Detroit, Michigan. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Sam Ruggirello.
Nita Sheldon, age 80, of Manteca, CA passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born in James Town, North Dakota on December 13, 1933. Nita worked as a mail carrier at Sharps Army Depot for over 30 years. In her younger years she camped and fished often. Nita was an avid shopper and loved to dine out for breakfast or lunch. She loved her four dogs whole heartedly, and donated often to the SPCA and Humane Society.
Hazel Hickman, age 88, passed away Sunday, January. 5, 2014.
Gerald S. Wilford, 76, of Patterson passed away Wednesday, January 8th at Emeritus at Heritage Place in Tracy.
Steve John Trantham of Riverbank went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2013 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Steve was born to Roy and Patricia Trantham in Inglewood, CA.
Tommy Douglas Spor, 79, passed away on Dec 27, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Tom was born in Norwood, CO. He and his family later moved to Manteca, CA where he went to high school and met his beautiful wife, Jeannette Valdez, with whom he had three daughters. Tom enlisted in the Army in 1956 becoming a helicopter mechanic and was stationed in Italy for a three year tour. He was also recognized as a Marksman. Afterwards, Tom became assistant manager then manager of Newberry's and Gottschalks stores. Later, he became an entrepreneur with the opening ...
Evelyn Carter Klippel passed away at the age of 93, in a local hospital on December 19, 2013. She was born in Palisade, Neb. on December 16, 1920. She graduated from Palisade High School and entered nurses training at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo. Following graduation she worked in the hospital in Imperial, Neb. In October of 1943 she enlisted in the US Navy at lieutenant (JG) and served in the South Pacific as a Navy nurse. Following her discharge she married the late William A. Klippel. They made their home in Manteca. She served as a nurse ...