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.
Henry M. Rodriguez, 81, passed away in Tracy at home surrounded by family.
Frederick "Fred" Perez, age 70, passed away at home on July 13, 2014 in Manteca. Fred was born on October 17, 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was a resident of Manteca for the past 31 years.
Presiliano "Pechie" Martinez Espinoza, age 78, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on July 18, 2014 in Manteca. He was born to the late Saturnino and Soledad Espinoza in Guadalupe, California.
Jimmy (Doc) Sevedge, 59, entered into rest on June 22, in North Adams, MA.
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.