Stena Van Andel, 99, of Ripon died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Bethany Home. She was born to Klaas and Gertie Vander Meer on April 23, 1910 in Vona, Colorado. In 1930 she went to work in Denver, Colorado as a nanny for two little girls. She moved to California in 1930 where she met Mike Van Andel and was married on April 5, 1936. They lived in the Ripon area and farmed two different ranches for many years. There they raised three children. In 1979 they moved to Modesto and later returned to Ripon in 1996.
Helen Dismukes-Descovich-Granelli, 84, danced into Heaven Saturday, July 4, 2009. She was born Nov. 29, 1924 in Texas. Leaving on Earth her 4 boys Michael Descovich, Victor Descovich Jr., Kenneth Descovich and David Descovich and their wives and children. Helen has 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Helen's favortie day was to have all of the family and friends together with a buffett of food, fun and talk. Helen asked that no one be sad when she is finally in Heaven, but to celebrate that she is there and dance as she wants.
Stena Van Andel, 99, of Ripon died Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at Bethany Home. She was born to Klaas and Gertie Vander Meer on April 23, 1910 in Vona, Colorado. In 1930 she went to work in Denver, Colorado, as a nanny for two little girls. She moved to California in 1930 where she met Mike Van Andel and were married on April 5, 1936. They lived in the Ripon area and farmed two different ranches for many years. There they raised three children. In 1979 they moved to Modesto and later returned to Ripon in 1996.
Sherman "Bud" Renfro, 80, passed away suddenly on July 5, 2009 with his family by his side. A resident of Manteca for nearly 47 years, he was born April 9, 1929 in Lincoln, Arkansas, to the late Homer & Beulah Renfro. He worked for Fiberboard Paper Co. in Stockton for over 35 years before retiring in 1989.
Stanley Joseph Terry, 87, passed away peacefully at home on July 3, 2009. He was born April 25, 1922 in Sunnyvale, CA, to the late Stanley F. & Rose Terry. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Alice Marie Terry of Manteca; three children: Stanley A. Terry of Manteca, Stephen P. Terry of Clearlake, Kathlyn A Lafferty of Fremont; six grandchildren, Layne Lee & husband Timothy, Joseph Phillips, Stanley R. Terry & wife Elizabeth, David Terry, Lynette Terry, and Jeffrey Terry; and sister Mary Del Bono of San Carlos, CA. He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren.
Tevanie Deanne Lantz, 35, born April 23, 1974 died Thursday, July 2, 2009, joining her Papa Charlie Maehl and aunt Kim and aunt Karen in heaven. Tevanie was a loving mother to her beautiful children Gabrielle Lantz , Adrianna Lantz, and Philip Lantz ; loving daughter of Marcia Sigler Lantz, Kevin Lantz, and Andy Marleau; loving sister of KC (Bubba) Lantz and Michael Lantz; loving granddaughter to Fran Maehl; and loving aunt to Benji Lantz, Lyric Lantz and Justice Lantz. Tevanie is also a cherished family member to 15 cousins and 5 aunts and uncles and many other extended family members.
William Cummings, 61, entered into rest on Sunday, July 5, 2009 in Stockton. He was born on April 29, 1948 in Ohio to the late Mr. and Mrs. Maurice and Dalin Cummings. He was a resident of Manteca for 25 years.
Charles J. Alfaro, 71, entered into rest July 2, 2009 at his residence in Manteca surrounded by his beloved family. He was born on July 23, 1937 in Glendale, California. He joins his daughter in heaven Angelina Higareda as well as his two siblings; Hector Alfaro and Rachel Alfaro.
Loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Maria Alda Azevedo, passed away suddenly but peacefully at the age of 94 on the early morning of Monday, June 29, 2009 at her ranch home in Escalon, California.