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.
Born in Hettinger, North Dakota, on September 23, 1938 Lorraine was the youngest of six with three older brothers and two older sisters and was raised on a farm on the prairie. The Dole family moved to Escalon where she attended grammar school and Escalon High. As a young woman, Lorraine caught Glenn Fredriks eye at a gathering at their good friends, the Vanden Bosch's, and quickly became his sweetheart when he took her on a date the next weekend in his 1957 Skyliner. They got engaged fourth of July, 1959 and married at Calvary Reformed Church in Ripon ...
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.