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.
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.
Josephine "Peenie" Gould passed away on September 11th, 2014. Daughter of John Catalano and Jennie Crivello, Josie was born in Manteca, CA 76 years ago on October 19th, 1937. She was a proud member of Manteca High School Class of '55 and was very active in class reunions for many years. While attending the University of the Pacific she met the love of her life Norman Gould, and they were later married in 1961. They had two sons, John and Mark, and lived out the remainder of their lives in Manteca.
Suzanne (Sue) Kay Gordon (Diaz) Wall, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, was
Jessie Louise Autler, 89, entered into rest on September 14, 2014 in Ripon, CA. She was born on June 5, 1925 in Maywood, CA. She joins her husband in heaven Al Autler as well as, her sons Bill and Chris Autler, grandson Brian Autler and her sisters Dorothy Wall and Betty Armstrong.
Virginia Leona Haffer, age 86, entered into rest on September 9, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on April 6, 1928, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
On Sept. 2, 2014, we unexpectedly lost our beloved Michael "Mike" Foley, 75, of Pollock Pines, Ca. He is survived by his loving wife, Simone Foley of Pollock Pines and his three children: Shawna Foley of Jackson, Ca.; Eva Foley of Escalon, Ca.; and Chuck Foley of Kelseyville, Ca.. He is also survived by his three grandchildren; Tiffany and Michael McGuire of Escalon, Ca. and Jacob Jamvold of Jackson, Ca.
Ron Strmiska was born in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin on June 12, 1941 to Floyd and Mabel Strmiska. He passed away at his home in Stockton at the age of 73 on September 3rd. Ron is survived by his wife of 54 years, Retha. Children, Ron Jr (Dana), Shelly (Bob Bognaes) and Ryan (Roxanne). Ten grandchildren, Robert, Richard (Renee) & Ross (Rachel) Strmiska, Darcy Walter, Daniel & Drew Bognaes, Chase, Mia, Adam & Olivia Strmiska. One great-grandchild Joshua with two more great grandchildren expected in 2015 and mother-in-law Ruby Whitmire of Banta, CA. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol, brother-in-law ...
Bernadette Ange Langum, age 89, entered peacefully into rest on September 3, 2014 at home surround by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She was born to the late Jules and Lucille Ange in Santa Monica, California. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Leonard Langum and her daughter, Sandra Poteet.
Michael Dojaquez, 58, entered into eternal rest on Aug. 29, 2014, in Hemet, Ca. He was born on March 29, 1956, in Chino, Ca. to Rosalie and Frank Dojaquez. He is survived by his mother and his 12 siblings: Sammy Munoz of Loomis; Gina Souza of Auburn; Irene Munoz of Stockton; Evie Perez of Perris; Paulette Black of DesMoines, Iowa; Jeannette Skarbo of Stockton; Yvonne Dojaquez of Manteca; Kathleen Mothershed of Tracy; Monica Melnikow of Isleton; Richelle White of Modesto; Nadean Mosley of Auburn; and Bernadine Dojaquez of Linden. He is preceded in death by and in heaven he joins ...
Baby Evalena Angelic Vera grew her angel wings on August 27, 2014. She came to this world on January 14, 2013 and spent 18 beautiful months with her loving parents Govanni Vera and Adrianna Lapat. Evalena is the baby sister to Gishia and Govanni Jr. Her grandparents are Connie and Evilio Vera, Jennifer and Joe Velasco and Phillip Lapat. Evalena was blessed with many aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family who loved her dearly.
David Thomas Benham passed away August 18, 2014, following a two year battle with cancer. He was born on February 16, 1962, in Kittery, Maine to Arlen and Jean Benham. David served in the United States Army during his young adult life. He married his best friend, Anna, in 1993 and the two settled in Manteca. They had two daughters who were his everything. He enjoyed fishing, loved his 49ers and liked all things sports. When his oldest daughter signed up to play on a U8 soccer team, he was talked into coaching, and a game he knew little about ...
David Alan Zyski Sr., age 55, entered into rest on August 28, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on December 17, 1958, in San Rafael, CA. Dave was a resident of Manteca for 15 years.
God needed another angel. Isabel G. Saunderson entered into heaven on August 26, 2014. She was surrounded by her family and was at peace.
Howard R. DeArmond, age 88, entered into rest on August 26, 2014, in Stockton. He was born on September 16, 1925, in Drakesboro, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Clara Louise DeArmond.
Ann (Macdonald) Hoag went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, August 22, 2014, at the age of 81. She was surrounded by her family and entered peacefully into her Savior's arms.
Richard J.R. Belgarde 70, died at the VA Hospital in Livermore, CA. Memorial Services were held Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Graham Hitch Mortuary. He was laid to rest at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.