Lucille (Miller) Cunningham, 77, of Manteca, California, passed away on May 9, 2011. She was born on August 10, 1933 in Waldron, Arkansas. The family moved to California where she married and raised her family.
Ewell Clifford Carder, 90, entered into rest on Sunday, May 8, in Manteca. He was born on January 16, 1921 in Hartville, MI. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years Grace Carder as well as his parents and 7 siblings.
Diane Elizabeth Edwards, 74, entered into rest on May 2, 2011 in Manteca, California. She was born on December 10, 1936 in Oakland, California, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ruben Chase and Nettie Chase.
Michael James Thompson was taken home to that God who gave him life April 30, 2011 from Manteca, California after a brief but intense struggle with anaplastic thyroid cancer. He was born June 29, 1960, the third of four children to Robert and Doreen Thompson of Newport Beach, California. Growing up, he lived in Costa Mesa, Glendora, Simi Valley, San Ramon and Danville, California, as well as Massachusetts.
Diane Elizabeth Edwards, 74, entered into rest on May 2, 2011 in Manteca, California. She was born on December 10, 1936 in Oakland, California to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ruben Edwards and Nettie Edwards.
Gertie Sluys Butterman was born in Andijk, the Netherlands, to Cornelis Sluys and Vimke Woudstra on Armistice Day. She married Cornelis (Keith) Butterman in 1941, and the couple lived and worked in Amsterdam, where they ran a print shop.
Elsie H. Krediet was born in Hospers, Iowa and moved to Ripon with her family in 1919. She was a homemaker most of her life as well as the Dietary Supervisor at Bethany Home for 20 years. Elsie and her sister Wendy catered for the Lions Club for 33 years and also catered the Chamber of Commerce dinners and many wedding receptions. She was famous for "Elsie's chicken." Most of her cooking experience came from cooking for 13 months at a Navajo Indian mission in Rehoboth, New Mexico.
Lula Paxton Walker, 92, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 in Manteca. Mrs. Walker was born March 13, 1919 in Washington, Ark. She worked at Hack's Jewelers in Texarkana for 52 years. She was a longtime member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. She moved to Manteca in February 2007 where she resided with her niece Henrietta Brown.