Brian Lee Tajii, 51, entered into rest suddenly on Monday, January 4, in Manteca. He was born on January 7, 1958 in San Jose California. He was a resident of Manteca for 11 years. He joins his father in heaven, Kingo Tajii.
John Wesley Woodall, 72, died on Friday, January 1, at his home in Manteca. He was born on February 20, 1937 in San Jose, Cal. and lived in Manteca for 2 1/2 years.
A man as big as his heart, Nathaniel Dale "Ben" Bennett was born into his earthly home on May 14, 1951 and entered into his heavenly rest on Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Born to the late John and Margaret Bennett in Lodi, CA, Ben was a humble man of integrity who cherished his family and love of God above all. His strength and unwavering faith in the Lord helped him battle the last 3 1/2 years with prostate cancer.
Megan Faye Smith, 22, our precious girl left us suddenly on Sunday, December 27, from complications due to an acute asthma attack.
Margareth Ann Goodman, 85, passed away suddenly on Friday, December 25. She was born on September 17, 1924 in San Francisco. The only child of the late John & Emma Brock, she was raised in the Bay Area and moved to Manteca 27 years ago. In her early years, before staying home to care for her children, she worked a handful of assorted jobs, during WWII when she worked as a volunteer for the US Military pulling supplies to ship to the soldiers; while the tasks were simple but very urgent the volunteers rushed through the warehouse on roller skates. Margareth ...
Marion K. Swenson, 85, died on Saturday, December 5, at Manteca Care and Rehab. Marion was born in Albany, New York. She and her husband of 67 years [nicknamed Swanee] moved to Sherwood Park, Rensselaer County to raise their three before becoming a nanny to many local families. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Marion K. Swenson, 85, died on Saturday, December 5, at Manteca Care and Rehab. Marion was born in Albany, New York. She and her husband of 67 years (nicknamed Swanee) moved to Sherwood Park, Rensselaer County to raise their three before becoming a nanny to many local families. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Norman Jay Zwinge, 89, died Tuesday, December 29, at Manteca Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on June 18, 1920 in Tracy. He was a lineman for PG&E for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his daughter Linda Hudson.
Kevin Thomas Byrne, 39, died Wednesday, December 23. He was born on June 20, 1970 and was a resident of Manteca.
Frances Y. Dalton 65, entered into rest on Monday, December 14, in Manteca. She was born in Kansas on September 10, 1944 to the late Charley and Violet Caskey. She joins both parents in heaven and brother, Mark Caskey and a sister Frieda Axtell.
Ruth Shetterly Darlington passed away on December 25, at the age of 89. She lived in Manteca for the last six months. Prior to moving to Manteca, she lived in Atwater for fifty years.
Agnes Marie Fuller passed away suddenly on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the age of 90. She was born October 25, 1919 in Spokane, Washington to the late J. H. P. & Imogene Gordon.
Beverly A. Lynd passed away in Manteca at the age of 77. She is survived by her partner of 35 years, Mary Ann Zornes; her two sisters, Berta Sharp and Brenda Stark; her four brothers, Bob Lynd, Tom Lynd, Ernie Lynd, and Richard Lynd; her granddaughter, Christina Whitney and her great-granddaughter, Clarice Whitney. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Peggy Short and Mary Lynd, her brother, James Lynd and her daughter Kathy Whitney.
Gladys Deen Michaels, 83, went home Sunday, December 20. She is survived by her four children, Curtis Deen of Truckee, Betty Cruz of Manteca, Rosie "Deen" Farda of Citrus Heights, and Jesse Deen of Manteca; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; her sister, Ellen Dunbar of Modesto; and a brother Lod Seale of Citrus Heights. She was predeceased by her mother and father, Lod and Thelma Seale of Manteca; and her sister, Pearl Green of Green Valley, AZ.
Edna Yaw, 92, was born September 1, 1917, in Elejay, Georgia. She was one of thirteen children born to Lenore and Napoleon Bates. As a child she enjoyed the life and freedom of the woods. She grew up on a farm. The family lived in a large home made from a train station. She remembered clipping the mail to a wire which was picked up by the passing train on a weekly basis. She remembered walking a long way to a one- room schoolhouse. She also remembered prayer meetings and church services that she walked to with her Mama and ...
Carol Anne Gould, age 73, entered into Heaven's gate on September 6, 2014. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 7, 1941. Carol was a resident of Manteca.
Bruce D. Adams passed away on September 10, 2014, in Manteca, CA, he was born in Sebastopol, CA, raised, and lived in French Camp, CA.
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.