Marian Macedo Leal, 95, entered into rest surrounded by her children on Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1918, in Stevenson, California to Diogo and Mary Macedo. She joins her beloved husband, Frank Leal, Jr., in heaven.
Bernice Odell Smith, age 98, entered into rest on December 8, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on July 15, 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late John and Cora Banks. In addition to her parents she also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur P. Smith Sr., of 47 years; a son, Gerald Medlock, a daughter, Shirley Hicks; her brother, John F. Banks, and two sisters, Lucille Medlock and Hazel Shirley. Bernice was a resident of Manteca for 60 years.
Bonnie Compartore, age 80, entered into rest on December 6, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on December 1, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to San Leandro in 1961 and lived there with her family until they moved to Manteca, where she has resided the past 11 years. Bonnie is preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Del Cima and Shirley Oswell.
Jerry De Boer, a lifetime resident of Ripon, CA passed away suddenly on December 6, 2013. He was 68 years old. Jerry was born March 20, 1945 in French Camp, CA. He attended Ripon Unified Schools and graduated in 1963 from Ripon High School. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served one tour in Vietnam.
Phyllis Forkas of Manteca, CA died peacefully in her sleep early on Thanksgiving Day, 2013, in Davis, CA
Catherine Marie Burke (Kitty) passed away on December 5, 2013 due to complications from COPD.
Rae Ann Rudd, 73, passed away peacefully in her Manteca home, surrounded by family, on Nov. 20, 2013. A 40-year resident of Manteca, she was born in her home on Dec. 17, 1940 in San Juan Bautista, California. She graduated with highest honors from San Benito High School and attended San Joaquin Delta College. Married for over 57 years to her husband, Claude, with whom she had five children, she was both homemaker and manager of her husband's optometry practice. She was a founding member of Manteca Quilters.
Pedro "Pete" Torres Jr., 54, entered into rest Friday, November 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in Modesto California. He was born on January 19, 1959 in Laredo, Texas to Mr. Pedro Sr. and Rosalia Torres. Pete leaves behind his loving parents as well as his adored daughters; Rachel Wicklander and husband Adam, Victoria Torres and Brenda Torres all of San Jose. He was blessed with one grandbaby, Aiden Wicklander. In addition Pedro leaves siblings; Rosa Torres of Manteca, Gabriel Torres and wife Denise of Tracy and Patricia Torres and significant other Frank Milobar. Pete has seven nieces and ...
Melvin Lowell Cantrell "The Big Indian", age 71, entered into rest on November 12, 2013 in Carmichael, CA. He was born on January 3, 1942 in California.
Ricard "Ricky" Betz, 91, entered into rest surrounded by her family on November 30, 2013 in Lathrop. She was born February 7, 1922 in Fallon, NV. She leaves behind her loving children; Sharon Brown of Manteca, Robert Betz Jr. and wife Sally of Fremont, Dianne Groll and husband Joseph of Fremont, Brad Betz and wife Sue of Manteca, Darlene Hill-Betz of Stockton, and Jeff Betz of Lathrop. Ricky was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Evelyn (Susie) Grace Moore passed away at her home of 57 years in Manteca on November 25, 2013. Evelyn was born in Blackwell, OK on January 24, 1931.
Pearl P. Howard, 92, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribe of Oklahoma, who walked on in the path of righteousness, entered into rest on November 23, 2013, in Manteca, CA. She was born in Norman, OK on April 20, 1921. In 1941 she relocated to Galt, CA where she met and then married the love of her life. She lived in Galt, Lodi, Ripon, seven years in Walnut Grove, and 32 years on Ryer Island. She moved to Manteca in 1987.
Mrs. Amparo Ann Cruz Epinoza passed on Monday evening, November 25th, 2013.
Robert F. Platt, age 59, entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. He was born on Aug. 3, 1954 in Tracy, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Platt and two brothers, Bill Platt and Carl Hedegard. He was a lifetime resident of Manteca.
Sander T. Severson "Steve", 86, passed away November18, 2013, at Manteca Doctors Hospital. He was born in Twin Valley, Minnesota on April 6, 1927. Mr. Severson is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Severson, his second wife Ouida Torries, one brother, and two sisters.
Bill (Aaron) Parker, 57, of Manteca, entered into rest on April 3rd, 2014. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Aaron was born in San Jose, on July 10th, 1956, and was raised in Sunnyvale. He enjoyed camping, boating, going to the movies, watching UFC, and spending time with his grand-kids. He was a dedicated family man and put the needs of others before his own. Aaron was a great husband, father and grandpa. Aaron is preceded in death by his stepfather, Jim Cox. He is survived by his loving wife Rose Parker, his three children, Jeremy Parker ...
Ervan E. Frisk, 95, born in Missouri, the oldest of eight children, on March 17, 1919, entered into rest on April 2, 2014, in San Francisco, CA. In heaven he joins his son Glen Duraine Frisk and one grandson Bryan Mendosa.
Ann L. Herrmann, 90, entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2014 in Modesto, California. She was born on March 22, 1924 in San Francisco. In heaven she joins her beloved husband Fred Herrmann.
James (Jimmy) Gray, at 52 years young, entered into paradise on March 24, 2014. He was a wonderful Dad, husband, son, brother, papa, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was an unforgettable man who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He inspired many with his wisdom and insight and led by example. He will truly be missed. His family's hearts are heavy and broken but they know that he is in a better place now and that his spirit will live on for an eternity.
Victoria Ann Jeffers, born on April 11, 1952, in Florida, entered into rest on March 29, 2014, in Manteca, CA.
Kevin Mark Hurd passed at the age of 42, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Thomas Warren Dean passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the age of 75, with his wife and friends at his side. Tom is the third of seven sons of Stanley and Irma Dean, who along with his brother Michael, preceded him in death. Tom is survived by his wife Susie, daughter Cheryl, son Trent, and brothers; Stan, Jim, Ron, Bobby, Jerry, and a long list of nieces, nephews and their children.
Delfino "Del" Sarina was born December 22, 1924, to Mary and Peter Sarina, in Galt. He passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Sonora, CA. He moved with his family to Manteca in 1930. He attended Castle Elementary School and graduated from Manteca High School in 1943. He enlisted in the Army/Air Force in 1943 and was a nose gunner on a B24 Bomber. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. He flew the daylight bombing raid over Berlin on March 19, 1945 and flew a total of 17 bombing missions over Germany. He was discharged in 1946 and ...
Robert L. Camden died March 29, 2014. He was the husband of Joanne Camden, father of four children, Laura Scarbrough (Washington), David Camden (Florida), Kevin, Angela Camden (Manteca). He also had twelve grandchildren and one great grandson, seven brothers, and three sisters. He worked at Tracy Defense Depot for 34 years.
Henry J. Ledoux III, 74, of Manteca-Tracy, entered heaven on March 27, 2014. He was born on June 15, 1939, in North Providence, RI. Henry leaves behind his wife Glenda; two daughters Terry and Susie; two sons Henry IV and James; and grandson Soren.
Joaquin "Jack" Lewis died March 27, 2014, in Stockton, CA. He was born February 10, 1941, in French Camp, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Anthony Lewis, Sr.; his mother, Giuma Lewis-Machado; his brother, Anthony Lewis, Jr.; and his sister, Helen Camara (Tony). He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jane M. Lewis, of Manteca; his son, Jack Lewis, II (Paula), of Ripon; his daughter, Jennifer Nunes (Art), of Manteca; his son, James Lewis (Nancy), of Ripon; his grandchildren, Joaquin Lewis and Emily Lewis; Austen Nunes, Jordan Nunes, and Jace Nunes; Madisen Lewis and Nicholas ...
Denise Diane Southwick embraced the end of her four year journey of fallopian tube cancer on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at age 42, with her family and friends at her side. Denise is survived by her parents, Joan and Danny Southwick; sister and brother-in-law, Dana and Robert Mankin III; nephew Robert Mankin IV and niece Rileigh Mankin, her beloved dog, Oliver, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Denise is preceded in death by her grandparents Frank and Jacqueline Ford, Margaret and Harlo Southwick, and uncle Charlie Southwick.
Joyce Ann Botelho, age 87, entered into rest on March 26, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on November 13, 1926, in Weleetka, Oklahoma. Joyce is preceded death by her husband, Manuel Botelho. She was a resident of Manteca for 28 years.
Maureen "Moe" Iorio, 68, entered in to rest on March 24, 2014, in Modesto, CA. She was born on July 27, 1945, in Ottawa, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Annette Duffy.
Frances was born November 16, 1933, in Tulsa, OK. She moved to California when she was 5 years old settling in El Centro and eventually making her home in Lathrop along with her nine brothers and sisters.