Carl A. Reeves, the son of Faye and Mitchell Reeves, was born August 15, 1924 in Gilbert, Arkansas passed away May 1, 2009 in Manteca at the age of 84.
Martin "Marty" Hill, Sr., 75, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 with his family by his side. He was born July 13, 1933 in Fruitland, ID, to Levi and Eva Hill. He worked many years as a sawyer in the saw mills in Idaho. Once moving back to the Valley in the late 1980s he settled in Manteca and owned and operated his own Shell Station.
Born in Stockton, on March 11, 1949, Richard Dean Mello passed away surrounded by family and friends on May 7, 2009, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer.
Clifford M. Campoy, 79, of Farmington, passed away peacefully in his home May 4, 2009 with his family by his side. He was born in Monterey, on January 14, 1930 to John and Josephine Campoy.
Stanley E. Lewis, 30, of Ripon, passed away on, Thursday, April 30, 2009, at home in Ripon. He was born on September 18, 1978 in Stockton and lived in San Joaquin County for 25 years.
Efren P. Juarez, 90, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 2, 2009. He was born June 10, 1918 in Santa Fe. Mich., Mexico. He was a resident of Manteca for over 60 years. He leaves behind his adoring wife of nearly 65 years, Maria R. Juarez of Manteca; and six children; Roy Juarez and wife Rachel, DeeDee Limas and husband Danny, Salvador Juarez and wife Judy, Mary Denuit, Lucille Juarez Del Toro and husband Raul, Lupe Archibeque and husband Danny, all of Manteca. He was also blessed with 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Carolyn J. Moritz, 71, passed peacefully away on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. She was born June 4, 1937 in Oakland.
Ronald Smith, 63, passed away surrounded by family and friends on April 30, 2009 after a six- month battle with cancer. He lived in Ripon.
Edna M. Martin, age 86, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2009 surrounded by family members at her Residence in Manteca. She was born on October 9, 1922, in Oklahoma.
Vivian Irene Hulsey, 82, peacefully passed into the arms of our Lord on April 26, 2009. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Daniel Dino Pirrone passed away at home in Modesto on April 25, 2009. He was 50 years old.
Patrick W. Simmons, 54, a resident of Wilsall, Montana for the past three years and a former longtime Tracy resident, died Sunday afternoon, April 26, 2009, as the result of injuries he sustained in a single vehicle automobile accident just south of Wilsall. He left this world too suddenly for those who loved him. Cremation has taken place at Franzen-Davis Crematory in Livingston. Family services will be held at a later date.
Leith Henry Todd, 89, was a resident of Manteca for over 30 years. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born Sept. 2, 1919 in Big Heart, Oklahoma. He was raised in Modesto and lived most of his life in the valley until moving to Arizona in 2005.
Clair A. Weast was born in Modesto on October 13, 1913, Clair passed away in Manteca on April 27, 2009. He lived 72 of his 95 years in San Joaquin County.
Hermelinda C. Ayala passed away April 26, 2009.
Lawrence (Lonnie) Shirk, 82, of Modesto died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at home following a long illness. A Celebration of Life (memorial) will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Sylvan Improvement Club, 2545 Sylvan Ave, Modesto, CA 95355.
Michael G. Gikas, age 82, entered into rest on June 10, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 14, 1932, in Manteca to the late George and Mary Gikas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor.
Stephen V. Harris, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Ripon, CA. He was born on June 27, 1958, in Guam to the late Charles and Patricia Harris. He is survived by his loving children, Christopher and Jaclyn Harris. He was blessed with one granddaughter, Aubrie LeeAnn Harris. He has one sister, Patsi Brown Harris, and one nephew, Darwin Glidewell Freeman III.
Surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and an unwavering love and faith in her Heavenly Father, Sylvia passed peacefully into His loving arms on June 8, 2014.
Linda Kay Wagner, 64, of Manteca passed away June 1, 2014 in Modesto, CA. She was born to the late Richard and Kathryn DeVolt on June 30, 1949 in Hinsdale, Illinois. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Frank R. Wagner.
Helen Catherine Jevtic, 88, of Manteca, California passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in North Dakota. She was the daughter of the late John Joseph Copps and Essie Catherine Spalding. Helen lived in Washington, D.C., where she attended business college during World War II. Helen lived in Manteca for the past 40 years with her late husband, Branko Jevtic, where she raised her three boys: Jim Jevtic from Texas, George Jevtic, and John Jevtic, both of Manteca. She also had one grandson, Jason Jevtic. Helen had several neices: Jeanette Taylor from Orlando ...
Donald MacCready, 89, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Modesto, Ca. He was born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Thayer, Ka., to the late Harry and Grace MacCready. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Anna Darline, and their infant daughter Anna Marie.
Baby Christian Anthony Engel grew his angel wings on June 4, 2014. He came to this world on May 2, 2014 and spent 33 beautiful days with his loving parents Anthony and Lindsay Engel. Baby Christian is the baby brother to Brealynn and Elise Engel. His grandparents are Audrey and Christopher Parsons and Ann and Clay Horn. Christian was blessed with many aunts and uncle who loved him dearly.
Linda Lou Friggle, age 70, entered into rest on May 28, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Red Oak, Okla. to the late William and Myrtle Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Friggle. Linda was a resident of Manteca for 18 years, and previously lived in Tracy.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kern Tilley, age 54.
Ellen R. LaGrone, age 67 of Huber Heights, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness.
May 4, 1940 to June 1, 2014
February 7, 1942 to June 2, 2014
Beloved mother Dolores Chavez died May 30, in her daughter arms surrounded by her children at the age of 69, in their Lathrop home.