Marian Macedo Leal, 95, entered into rest surrounded by her children on Monday, December 9, 2013. She was born on April 6, 1918, in Stevenson, California to Diogo and Mary Macedo. She joins her beloved husband, Frank Leal, Jr., in heaven.
Bernice Odell Smith, age 98, entered into rest on December 8, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on July 15, 1915 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late John and Cora Banks. In addition to her parents she also preceded in death by her husband, Arthur P. Smith Sr., of 47 years; a son, Gerald Medlock, a daughter, Shirley Hicks; her brother, John F. Banks, and two sisters, Lucille Medlock and Hazel Shirley. Bernice was a resident of Manteca for 60 years.
Bonnie Compartore, age 80, entered into rest on December 6, 2013 in Manteca. She was born on December 1, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri. She moved to San Leandro in 1961 and lived there with her family until they moved to Manteca, where she has resided the past 11 years. Bonnie is preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Del Cima and Shirley Oswell.
Jerry De Boer, a lifetime resident of Ripon, CA passed away suddenly on December 6, 2013. He was 68 years old. Jerry was born March 20, 1945 in French Camp, CA. He attended Ripon Unified Schools and graduated in 1963 from Ripon High School. Shortly after, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served one tour in Vietnam.
Phyllis Forkas of Manteca, CA died peacefully in her sleep early on Thanksgiving Day, 2013, in Davis, CA
Catherine Marie Burke (Kitty) passed away on December 5, 2013 due to complications from COPD.
Rae Ann Rudd, 73, passed away peacefully in her Manteca home, surrounded by family, on Nov. 20, 2013. A 40-year resident of Manteca, she was born in her home on Dec. 17, 1940 in San Juan Bautista, California. She graduated with highest honors from San Benito High School and attended San Joaquin Delta College. Married for over 57 years to her husband, Claude, with whom she had five children, she was both homemaker and manager of her husband's optometry practice. She was a founding member of Manteca Quilters.
Pedro "Pete" Torres Jr., 54, entered into rest Friday, November 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family in Modesto California. He was born on January 19, 1959 in Laredo, Texas to Mr. Pedro Sr. and Rosalia Torres. Pete leaves behind his loving parents as well as his adored daughters; Rachel Wicklander and husband Adam, Victoria Torres and Brenda Torres all of San Jose. He was blessed with one grandbaby, Aiden Wicklander. In addition Pedro leaves siblings; Rosa Torres of Manteca, Gabriel Torres and wife Denise of Tracy and Patricia Torres and significant other Frank Milobar. Pete has seven nieces and ...
Melvin Lowell Cantrell "The Big Indian", age 71, entered into rest on November 12, 2013 in Carmichael, CA. He was born on January 3, 1942 in California.
Ricard "Ricky" Betz, 91, entered into rest surrounded by her family on November 30, 2013 in Lathrop. She was born February 7, 1922 in Fallon, NV. She leaves behind her loving children; Sharon Brown of Manteca, Robert Betz Jr. and wife Sally of Fremont, Dianne Groll and husband Joseph of Fremont, Brad Betz and wife Sue of Manteca, Darlene Hill-Betz of Stockton, and Jeff Betz of Lathrop. Ricky was blessed with 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Evelyn (Susie) Grace Moore passed away at her home of 57 years in Manteca on November 25, 2013. Evelyn was born in Blackwell, OK on January 24, 1931.
Pearl P. Howard, 92, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribe of Oklahoma, who walked on in the path of righteousness, entered into rest on November 23, 2013, in Manteca, CA. She was born in Norman, OK on April 20, 1921. In 1941 she relocated to Galt, CA where she met and then married the love of her life. She lived in Galt, Lodi, Ripon, seven years in Walnut Grove, and 32 years on Ryer Island. She moved to Manteca in 1987.
Mrs. Amparo Ann Cruz Epinoza passed on Monday evening, November 25th, 2013.
Robert F. Platt, age 59, entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2013, at Doctors Hospital in Modesto. He was born on Aug. 3, 1954 in Tracy, CA. He is preceded in death by his father, Roy Platt and two brothers, Bill Platt and Carl Hedegard. He was a lifetime resident of Manteca.
Sander T. Severson "Steve", 86, passed away November18, 2013, at Manteca Doctors Hospital. He was born in Twin Valley, Minnesota on April 6, 1927. Mr. Severson is preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Severson, his second wife Ouida Torries, one brother, and two sisters.
Kelly Marelich, age 22, entered heaven on March 15, 2014 in Manteca. The world was blessed when Kelly was born on April 5, 1991 in Santa Clara, CA. In heaven, she is reunited with her grandfather, the late Stephen P. Marelich Jr.
Cliff A. Salazar entered the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the eve of March 12, 2014, in Manteca, CA at the age of 75.
Isabel F. Franco born on July 6, 1944. She went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 17, 2014, in Modesto, CA. She was 69 years old. In heaven she joins her family, husband, Gilbert S. Franco, son Gilbert Victor Franco, siblings, Albert and Bobby Villarrial and her grandson Donny Miner.
John P. King, age 80, entered into rest on March 17, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 10, 1934, in Graciosa, Azores. He was a resident of Manteca for 53 years. John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Picanco) King, and siblings, Guadalupe, Eugenia, Manuel, Dennis and Leo.
Thomas Warenas II, 38, entered into rest on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Modesto, California. He was born on November 19, 1975 in San Leandro. He leaves behind his mother Patricia Gregory and husband Joe and his father Thomas Warenas and wife Donna. Thomas leaves also leaves behind his siblings, Kathleen Burroughs and husband Kirtis and Angela Warenas and husband Juan Gonzalez. In addition he has five nieces and nephews; Juan J. Gonzalez Jr., Justin Gonzalez, Nicole B. Burrogh, Natalee G. Burroughs and Kyli J.Burroughs.
Marjorie "Margie" Johnson, 91, entered into the arms of our Lord and Savior Monday, March 10, 2014 in Manteca, She was born to the late Elmer and Elizabeth Levik in Truman, Minnesota on April 17, 1922. In Heaven, she joins her beloved husband Abner "Abe" and her son Scott Johnson.
Lessie L. Pearce, age 81, of Escalon passed away February 11, 2014 in Florence, Oregon.
Voted the Snow Queen of Calaveras County California in 1940 at age 17, owner of a cosmetic firm from the 60's into the 21st century, loving wife, mother and sister, Grace Teresa Hoffman passed away, with a smile on her face, on Tuesday, March 4 after a brief illness.
Patty Jay of Lodi, California passed away peacefully at her home with family.
Marciana T. Gacutan, 82, of Lathrop CA, passed away on March 6, 2014.
George Mickeal Bristow "Too Tall", 76, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home in Manteca. He was born on September 5, 1937 in Waterford to Clarence and Bernie Bristow. In heaven George joins his adored wife Carol along with their two children Bonnie and Johnny Bristow.
On March 6, 2014, Martin (Marty) Brouns passed away in St. George, Utah. He was born June 2, 1938 in Maastricht, Holland to Sjang and Beloona Brouns.
LaVerne Riegle, 82, went home to her Lord and Savior, on March 3, 2014, in Manteca, Calif. She was born June 14, 1931, in Lynn, Okla. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Jerry. LaVerne leaves behind her children: Kay Miller (Ray); Terry Riegle; and Karen Ortiz (Donnie). She was blessed with five grandchildren: Kyle Miller; Kristopher Miller; Robbie Orlando; Ryann Christensen; Janna Miller; and twelve great-grandchildren. LaVerne also had many nieces and a nephew, whom she adored. In addition, LaVerne has one surviving sibling, Jerry Austin (Carole) of Los Banos, Calif.