Luis Manuel Raygoza, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2009, just one day before his 70th birthday. He was born August 28, 1939 in él Refugio, Mexico to the late Natibidad and Juana Raygoza. A resident of Ripon for over 25 years he worked as a farmer his entire life before retiring nearly 8 years ago. He leaves behind his loving wife of over 38 years, Adela Raygoza, their children: Raquel, Lourdes, Agustin, Ana Isabel, Horacio, Monica, Rebecca, Victor and Alex. Siblings, Luis Raygoza and Basilia Raygoza. He was also blessed with 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Leuterio Bernardez Bigornia, 84, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. A resident of Manteca for the past seven years; he was born August 4, 1925 in Bangued, Abra, Philippines to the late Cipriano & Romana Bigornia.
John Sirley, 83, entered into rest on Aug. 14, 2009 in Manteca. He was born on June 5, 1926 in Calexico, California. He was a resident of Manteca for the past 3 years. John joins his wife in heaven Dorothy Sirley, as well as his daughter, Margaret Sirley.
Edward (Eddie) Torres Sr., 68, entered into rest August 12, 2009 with his family at his side. A native of Hawaii, Mr. Torres resided in California for 36 Years. Mr. Torres was a Merchant Seaman in the Civil Service for 15 Years before starting his career with the University of California San Francisco Medical Center where he retired. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Luella Torres of Stockton. He is also survived by their children: Mrs. Gwendolyn Thomas and her husband Soji of San Diego; The Rev. Edward Torres Jr. and his wife, Minister Leitina Torres ...