Velma Theresa VanDerostyne passed away peacefully, with family at her side, on July 16, 2014.
Linda Lou Friggle, age 70, entered into rest on May 28, 2014 in Manteca. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Red Oak, Oklahoma to the late William and Myrtle Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Friggle.
Jerry "Catfish" Hedlund, age 71, entered into rest on July 5, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 17, 1942, in Grass Valley, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia. Jerry was a resident of Manteca for the past 43 years.
Kenneth Gary De Jong, 73, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family at his home in Ripon on July 14.
Beverly Jean Laffranchi, 80, entered into rest on July 12, 2014 in Modesto, Ca. She was born on November 4, 1933 in French Camp, Ca. to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Violet Elliott. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her husband Alex Laffranchi.
Beulah Stevens, beloved wife, friend, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother found her final peace on July 4, 2014 in Porterville, California at the age of 94.
Miles Kelley was born in Stockton, CA on June 6, 1952. He died in Hughson, CA on June 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He resided in Manteca, CA for most of his life.
Denise Couvrette Thompson, a native of Montreal (Verdun), Quebec, Canada, passed away at home in Manteca, California on June 25, 2014. Denise is survived by five children, Robert (Bobby) Thompson, Norman Thompson, Louise Braden, Diane La Valley, and Patrick Thompson and eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Jo Alva Fortuny-Davis, born December 1, 1929 and longtime resident of Manteca, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 6, 2014. A resident of St. Jude's Care Center, Jo Alva is survived by her children; Mikel Fortuny, Tina Fisher, John Fortuny III, Tony Fortuny, Ed Fortuny, her sister Pat Miller and family and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Services for Jo Alva will be held privately. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Care Center in Manteca. Funeral services provided by DeYoung Memorial Chapel in Stockton.
Oval H. Adkins "Bud", 81 entered into rest on July 4, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on November 30, 1932 in West Virginia to Abner and Bertha Adkins. Bud is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Over his 98, years of life, Joe Martinez lived with love, passion and integrity. One of 11 children to Ysabel and Francisco Avila, Joe was born in San Bernardino, CA, raised in Richmond, CA, and for the last 30 years, lived in Manteca, CA.
Betty Glenn, 93, of Manteca went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2014.
Vicente "Ben" Cruz, 70, entered into rest on July 1, 2014, in Yosemite, Ca. He was born on Dec. 3, 1943, in Guam. He joins his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel and Isabel Cruz, in heaven as well as his two siblings, Maria and Manuel Cruz.
Victor Gully, age 79, entered into rest on June 25, 2014 with his family by his side in Manteca, California. He was born on September 16, 1934 to the late Francisco and Rose (Crivello) Gully. He is also preceded in death by his brothers, Tony Gully and Joe Gully, and his sisters Josephine Butler and Virginia Montesano.
Rick passed away at his home unexpectedly on September 26, 2014. He was born in San Francisco and lived in Manteca for the majority of his life.
Ellio C. Rafanan Passed away unexpectedly at the age of 65, on October 8, 2014, in Manteca, California. Ellio was born on November 2, 1948, in Sacramento, California, to Eulalio and Juanita Rafanan.
Thurman Brown otherwise known as T.C. to all those who knew and loved him passed away on October 3, 2014.
Bernadette Caravalho,63, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in Stockton after a long illness. She was born in Honolulu, HI on December 5, 1950 to George and Lucy Gomes.
Janice Jean Hoffman, 59, passed away at her home on October 4, 2014.
She was a life long resident of Manteca, born near Caruthers, CA, to parents Joseph and Ann Crampton. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband, Frank Garcia Jr. She is survived by her sister, Cinna Costa of Valley Springs, daughters, Patti Lindemann of Lodi, CA, and Debbie (Rich) Haas of Manteca, grandson, Steven (Jamie) Festa, and great-granddaughter, Alana of Ceres, CA, godson, Dennis (Pam) Garcia of Stockton, and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was born on July 18, 1930 to George and Isabel Silva in Tracy, CA. She was a lifelong Tracy resident. She passed away on October 2, 2014 at the age of 84.
Mary DiMaggio, 70, entered into rest on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in Palo Alto, at Stanford Hospital. She was born on April 20, 1944, in Kansas to the late William and Audrey Tenhaeff.
Juanita Garibay came to the end of her life's journey on October 3rd, 2014. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Art Garibay and son Arthur. She is survived by her life's work and her loving family; daughter, Gloria Quesada, Manteca. son, Maurice Garibay, Hayward, daughter Mona Garibay (Ellen Padilla), Hayward, daughter Arlene Cuddy-Garibay (Steve Cuddy) Manteca, son Victor Garibay (Becky) Manteca, thirteen (13) grandchildren, ten (10) great-grandchildren, as well as the extended Villa, Garibay, and Perez families.
Dolores "Dee" Sanchez Marsh entered into eternal rest on October 1st, 2014. She was born in San Fancisco in1935 and raised in Redwood City.
Andrew J. Bustamante, 57, of Stockton passed on October 1, 2014. Andy was born on May 15, 1957 in Turlock, CA. He was a long-time employee of the City of Manteca. He was member of Bethany Temple church in Stockton where he taught young boys in the Royal Ranger Ministry about God for over 30 years. Andy was preceded in death by his mother, Sally S. Colatorti, and brother, Eddie Bustamante.
Jay Richard Long, 80, entered into rest on September 14, 2014 in Modesto, California. He was born on October 10, 1933 in Rogers Co., Oklahoma to the late William and Flora Long.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at
James Wilkerson was born November 21, 1954 and entered in to rest on September 18, 2014, after a brief illness. He leaves behind his wife, Retta Wilkerson, one son, Richard Wilkerson of Manteca, one daughter, Calisa Wilkerson of Manteca. He leaves behind his father, Billy Wilkerson of Oklahoma, his sister, Karen Officer of Tracy, and Brian Wilkerson of Manteca. He has four grandchildren, Austin and Tyler Wilkerson of Manteca, Grace O'Brien of Manteca and Lily Wilkerson of Jamestown. He was an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his mother, LaDonna Wilkerson.
Visitation will be held Friday, September 26, 2014, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 10 a.m., held at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca. An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (search obituaries)