Bertha Schaapman De Jong, 81, was born in Ripon, on July 2, 1928, and passed away peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 25, 2009. She is survived by her husband of 59 years Cornelius De Jong of Ripon; her children, Carol and Ron Kunnen of Delhi, Glenn and Marilyn De Jong of Ripon, Larry and Antine De Jong of Ripon; her grandchildren, Christa and Steve Owens of Turlock, Bryan Kunnen of Modesto, Amber Kunnen of Delhi, Andrea De Jong of Ripon, Matthew De Jong of Ripon, Brianna De Jong of Ripon, Chad De Jong of ...
Eleanor Rae Stackpole, 74, died on Saturday, October 24, 2009. She was born on June 28, 1935 in Salem, MA, and was a resident of Manteca for 12 years. She was a signing aide for San Jose Unified School District for 20 years.
John Brassfield, 68, entered into rest on October 20, 2009 in Manteca. He was born on June 25, 1941 in Cushing, Oklahoma to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Verdie Brassfield. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as his siblings; (brothers) Leroy, Harold, Frank and Lester Brassfield (sisters) Marie Francis, and Margaret Fowble. Mr. Brassfield is survived by his loving sons; Daniel Brassfield and his wife Angela, of San Jose and David Brassfield, and his wife Mary, of Healdsburg, Ca. His grandchildren are Nicole, Kristina, Josh, Jason, Daniel and David. He was blessed by three ...
Laverne Miller, 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Ripon. She was born in Bridgeport, Texas on April 27, 1921 to Otis and Allie Holley, and was a resident of Ripon for 65 years.
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.
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.
Wanda Wert was born to parents Ethel and William in Waterville, Washington. Wanda has always been a strong and independent person. During her early years she rode a horse five miles every day to grammar school. She was the youngest of seven, and she was the only girl. As anyone with older brothers knows, she was tormented relentlessly, but all in good fun. A favorite story involves her being tied to a wagon wheel and rolled down a hill.