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.
Chris Peters, 88 of Manteca, California entered into rest on June 4, 2014.
Ira 'Duke' William Sharp Jr., 72, entered into eternal rest on Wed, June 25, 2014 at Hospice of San Joaquin surrounded by his family. He was born in Amarillo, Texas, on Aug. 13, 1942, to the late Ira William Sharp Sr. and Armilda Sharp.
Paul Stokes, age 51, entered into rest on June 25, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on April 20, 1963 in Oakland, CA, to the late Richard and Barbara Stokes. Paul is also preceded in death by his brother Allen Stokes.
Claudia Ann Cotta Machado, age 67,
Elizabeth Louise Lawrence, 60, beloved daughter, wife and mother, was born July 20, 1953, to Edward and Marian Grunow in San Francisco, Ca.
Dennis Ross, 67, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Linden, CA, on June 19, 2014. He was born in Chico on October 9, 1946.
Robert "Bob" Valterza, 62, of Manteca, CA entered into rest June 9, 2014 at home following a long battle with cancer. He was born September 25, 1951 to the late Fiori and Lurline Valterza. He is also preceded in death by his beloved brother Ronald Valterza.
Tammy Lynn Wetzel entered into eternal life on October 4th, 2014. Tammy is survived by her three children, daughter, April Timmons, Joey Timmons, Mikey Wetzel, daughters-in-law, Lindsay Timmons, and Marielene Wetzel, and eight grandchildren: Elexis, Lee, Leiah, Harlee, Joseph, Bentley, Hailey, and Ayden.
Raymond Strickland passed away unexpectedly on October 15, 2014, at the age of 85, in Manteca, California. Ray was born on December 17, 1928, to Curtis and Ethel Strickland, in Walker Chapel, Alabama. He has resided in California for 49 years. He served 4 years in the Army and was a radio operator on the front lines of the Korean War. He held his service to our country in highest regard and treasured the American flag he kept posted on his property.
Leodegario "Leo" Osuna Lizarraga, 78, entered into rest on October 15, 2014 in French Camp, California. He was born on October 2, 1936 in San Marcos, Mexico.
Jack Alfred McAllister of Copperopolis, CA died suddenly at his home early on the morning of October 13, 2014, from complications relating to a recent illness. He was 79. Jack is survived by his three sons: Steven and Bill of Copperopolis and Jim in Seattle. He is also survived by a granddaughter Jayme who also lives in Seattle. His older brother Bob resides in Clearlake.
Charlottle Scriven passed away on Monday, October 6, 2014 at the age of 79.
Patricia Scalf passsed away at age 91. She is survived by her husband, William Jay Scalf. She leaves behind five children, their spouses, and many grandchildren.
Gilbert Palomarez, 76, entered into rest on October 13, 2014 at his home in Manteca, CA,
Eleanor Hall died peacefully on the morning of October 13, 2014. She was born August 30, 1923 in Everett, Massachusetts to Italian immigrants Agostino and Irene Scenna. Eleanor was the eighth of eleven children. As an infant, she survived a house fire that took the lives of five of her siblings. She married World War II veteran Paul Hall in 1945, and they later moved to northern California where they raised three children.
Dora Sue Reif was born September 14, 1914 in Antlers, Oklahoma. She went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2014.
Betsy Poindexter, 91, entered into rest on October 10, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on July 4, 1923, in East Bend, North Carolina. In Heaven, she joins her loving husband, Charles, as well as her sister, Julia, and daughter-in-law Gail.
Frank E. Thomson, 66, entered into rest on October 11, 2014, in Manteca. He was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Ruth Thomson. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as his sister Barbara Kelley.
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.