Richard Allen Bailey passed away peacefully on Monday, January 25, at his home in Manteca after a long battle with emphysema at the age of 54. Richard was born in North Dakota. He worked for Shane Transportation for 16 years as a truck driver. He enjoyed listening to Art Bell, and the outdoors with his family.
Donna Lee Van Andel, 56, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, after bravely challenging multiple sclerosis for more than 35 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Abraham and Jennie (Enserink) Van Andel, and step-mother Henrietta (Van Dyk). She is survived by her siblings and their spouses, Roger & Carol Van Andel, Karen & John Roose Reba & Brent Olsen, Jeff & Harlene Van Andel, Maxine & Gary Stucky, and Kristi and Mark Van Klaveren, and their children and grandchildren.
Maria Lacerda Ramos Andre, 92, entered into rest on Wednesday, January 27, in Manteca surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 3, 1917 in Salao, Faial, Azores to the late Mr. and Mrs. Antonio and Rosa Ramos. She joins her parents and husband in heaven Antonio Andre as well as her siblings Antonio Ramos, Rosa Lacerda, and Joe Ramos.
Virginia Farinah Nunes, resident of Manteca, entered into rest on Monday, January 25, at the age of 85. She was the loving mother to Rick Nunes and fiancé Marisa Arciniaga, Robert and Christina Nunes, both of Fremont, the beloved grandmother to Lindsey and Trevor; and the dear sister to Phoebe Brown of Ripon. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Travis Ryan Kirchgatter, 27, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21. The oldest of three boys; he was born on February 8, 1982 in Livermore, California to Richard Kirchgatter and Janet Wilson Nealey. He worked at Patchett's Ford in Turlock and then went to work for Plastipak in Modesto in June 2008 where he worked until his untimely passing.
Travis Ryan Kirchgatter, 27, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 21. The oldest of three boys; he was born on February 8, 1982 in Livermore, California, to Richard Kirchgatter and Janet Wilson Nealey. He worked at Patchett's Ford in Turlock and then went to work for Plastipak in Modesto in June 2008 where he worked until his untimely passing.
Lee Horace McLarty of Manteca passed away on January 21, in Manteca, at the age of 78. Lee was born on August 28, 1931 in Tupelo, MS. He was a resident of Manteca for 40 years and worked as an agricultural foreman.
Juanita Joy Hearty, 88, entered into rest on January 19, 2010 in Modesto, California. She was born on November 6, 1921 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Clarence and Flossie Adams. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her daughter Karen Karnes, her first husband of 4 years Ernie Karnes, her second husband of 35 years Melvin Hearty and her siblings Orville Adams, Kenneth Adams, Denton Adams, and Marie Adams Moore.
Gertrude A. Robertson, 85, of Manteca, passed away Friday, January 15, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton. She was born on January 21, 1924 in Hebron, ND. She worked during World War II for the Federal Government in Baltimore, Maryland. She was transferred to the Sharpe Army Depot at the end of the war. In 1946 she met and married Kenneth N. Robertson and became the mother of three step-children.
Dolores M. Angelo, 74, entered into rest on January 15, 2010 in Modesto, California. She was born on January 21, 1935 in San Jose, California, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Madeline Silva. She joins her parents in heaven as well as one son Robert A. Brown Jr. and her husband Robert Brown Sr.