Catherine V. Palisi, 88, entered into rest on April 26, 2014 in Manteca. She was born an only child to Antonino & Giovanna Palisi on August 19, 1925 in Italy.
Vivian Gulart, passed away on April 23 after a very short illness.
Wanda Gayle Johnson, 63, of Manteca, passed away April 20, 2014, in Hughson, after a long illness. She was born to Orbie and Phyllis Taylor on March 1, 1951. Wanda was born and raised in Alameda, CA. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her brother Stephen Taylor.
Robert D. Collins, aka Bobby, age 62, passed away at his home in Escalon, CA, with his family and friends by his side, after battling a long illness.
Linda Cagle, 53, entered in to eternal rest surrounded by her loving family on April 22, 2014 in Modesto, CA. She was born in Duisburg, Germany on July 10, 1960 to Hurchel and Ilse Melton. Linda leaves behind many broken hearts including those of her parents, her loving husband of 24 years, Jim Cagle of Modesto; stepson James Cagle, her only sister, Brenda Melton-Duran and husband Mike of Manteca, her adored nieces, Lindsey Palm-Dyson (James) of Oakdale, Ashley Palm of Santa Rosa and nephew Randy Duran. As well as step granddaughter, Alison Marie Cagle and great-nephew Andrew Dyson.
Leona Rapier, 70, entered into rest in March 2014. She was born March 15, 1944, in Delano, Ca. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Leandro, and parents, Ira and Florene Rapier. She is survived by her sister Violet Lewis of Sacramento, Ca.
Ruby (Dollie) L. Scott entered in to eternal rest April 18, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on May 19, 1924, in Texas, to Arthur and Eula Lenox. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years William, her sons Jackie, Rodney, & her grandson Michael.
Zachariah P. Gomez, 14, entered into rest on April 19, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on September 10, 1999, in Moreno County.
Henrietta M. Brink passed away in Ripon, CA on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was 94 years old.
Patricia (Patti) Alma Jones, 61, of Salida, California went home to be with her Lord on April 3, 2014.
Josefa "Pepa" Mercado, 77, entered into rest on April 15, 2014 in Manteca, Ca. She was born on September 17, 1936 in Chihuahua, Mexico. She joins her parents in heaven Victoriano and Eusebia Cervantes and one sister Maria Cervantes Garcia.
Jerry Sapp, 75 of Columbia, CA, entered into rest on April 3, 2014, after many health battles.
Eloisa Alexander, 65, entered into rest on Friday, April 11, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 16, 1948 in French Camp to the late Jose and Eloisa De Leon. Eloisa Alexander is preceded in death by brothers Bonifacio De Leon, Alex De Leon and Toby De Leon and sisters Lucy Escalante and Mary Villanueva.
Mary Elizabeth Kirby "Cheech", 74, entered into rest on April 12, 2014, surrounded by her family in Manteca. She was born on January 14, 1940, to Thomas and Mary Clark in Oakland California. In heaven Mary joins her parents, as well as her daughter Gwendolyn Ferguson and brothers Jerold and Michael D. Clark.
Doris Lee Griffin, 88, entered into eternal rest on April 11, 2014 in Stockton. She was born on September 25, 1925 in Newburgh, Indiana. In heaven she joins her late husband Jewel Griffin.
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.