Ricky Blankenship, 54, entered into rest on Dec. 21, 2013 at Doctor's Hospital in Manteca, Calif., with his family at his side. He has been a resident of Manteca, Calif. for 25 years. He was born in San Jose, Calif. at O'Connor Hospital on June 14, 1959. Mr. Blankenship is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Joann Blankenship, father-in-law Raymond Andrews and loyal dog, Rico.
Laverne Mary Fredrickson, 74, entered into rest on January 7, 2014 in Manteca. She was born November 19, 1939 to Carmen Erillo and Rose Barbara in San Francisco, California.
William "Bill" Weibel passed away in Stockton on January 11, 2014 at the age of 92. He was born to parents John F. and Clara I. Weibel in Hartington, Nebraska. He was the second oldest of 9 siblings. He moved with his family to Lodi in 1939 and attended St. Anne's Catholic Church. Bill enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and completed a Specialized Service and Maintenance on the Bell Interceptor airplanes. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was discharged honorably in 1946 as a Sargent.
Pete Arizcuren was born in Pittsburg, CA. October 6, 1934, to Pete C. and Marie Arizcuren. He passed away in Manteca, January 9, 2014 at the age of 79. He leaves daughter Denise Brite, Las Cruces New Mexico, brother Jack Arizcuren (Janice) Manteca, nephews John Arizcuren (Lisa) Granite Bay, CA, Jacques P. Arizcuren (Sharon), Bethlehem, PA, niece Joanne Arizcuren Jannink, O'Fallon, Ill, great nieces Jillian and Juliet Arizcuren, Granite Bay, and great nephews Jesse, Jack, Johnny Jannink, O'Fallon, Il.
Nita Sheldon, age 80, of Manteca, CA passed away Friday, January 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born in James Town, North Dakota on December 13, 1933. Nita worked as a mail carrier at Sharps Army Depot for over 30 years. In her younger years she camped and fished often. Nita was an avid shopper and loved to dine out for breakfast or lunch. She loved her four dogs whole heartedly, and donated often to the SPCA and Humane Society.
Hazel Hickman, age 88, passed away Sunday, January. 5, 2014.
Gerald S. Wilford, 76, of Patterson passed away Wednesday, January 8th at Emeritus at Heritage Place in Tracy.
Steve John Trantham of Riverbank went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2013 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Steve was born to Roy and Patricia Trantham in Inglewood, CA.
Tommy Douglas Spor, 79, passed away on Dec 27, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, CA. Tom was born in Norwood, CO. He and his family later moved to Manteca, CA where he went to high school and met his beautiful wife, Jeannette Valdez, with whom he had three daughters. Tom enlisted in the Army in 1956 becoming a helicopter mechanic and was stationed in Italy for a three year tour. He was also recognized as a Marksman. Afterwards, Tom became assistant manager then manager of Newberry's and Gottschalks stores. Later, he became an entrepreneur with the opening ...
Evelyn Carter Klippel passed away at the age of 93, in a local hospital on December 19, 2013. She was born in Palisade, Neb. on December 16, 1920. She graduated from Palisade High School and entered nurses training at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo. Following graduation she worked in the hospital in Imperial, Neb. In October of 1943 she enlisted in the US Navy at lieutenant (JG) and served in the South Pacific as a Navy nurse. Following her discharge she married the late William A. Klippel. They made their home in Manteca. She served as a nurse ...
George William Dimotakis, 80, of Manteca, passed away peacefully in his home on December 31, 2013. He was born in Santa Cruz in 1933, and moved with his family to Manteca in 1938. He was a 1951 graduate of Manteca High School and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on March 25, 1952. George was actively involved in farming for 60 years. He was fondly called "Theo Georgie" by his relatives.
Denise Brosio, 51, entered into rest on December 27, 2013 in Manteca, CA. She was born in Burlingame, CA on January 24, 1962. She is preceded in death by her beloved mother, the late Deanna Bennett, and beloved mother-in-law, the late Dina Brosio.
Delete - Merge UpA Ripon resident of 19 years, Carl Richard Price went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton, CA. He was 82 years young. Carl was born in Sarasota, FL.
William P. Dykema, 94, of Ripon, CA passed away peacefully December 29, 2013 at Bethany Home.
At the age of 90, Deli's journey on earth ended peacefully on December 28, 2013. Born in Ashfork, Arizona on January 6, 1923 she was the oldest of five children born to Ed Wade and Lillian MClaughlin Wade. Known by the name of "Margie" she was an avid reader and exceptionally knowledgeable about many things. She often said how lucky she was to have lived during the good days of America.
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.
David "Jimmy" Smith, age 72, passed away at home on Wednesday, March 5, in Stockton, CA. He was born on April 17, 1941, in Oakdale, CA to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David and Hazel Smith. He was the oldest of three children. Jimmy was self employed as a landscaper for 12 years. He was a member of both the Nazarene Church and Sequoia Heights Baptist Church of Manteca. He enjoyed everything about trains, jigsaw puzzles, animals, talking to people and watching old westerns. Jimmy will be remembered by his loving sisters; Evelyn Elliott, and Edith Rowe; his nephew Leslie ...
We lost a good man. Gary Lee Jones lived his life with passion, full of love. He was a Deputy Sheriff, a Police Officer, a son, a brother, a father, a friend, and a husband. He is survived by his mother Anne; his brother Rick; his children Ryan (Susanna); Jennifer; Richard (RaeAnne); Anthony (Lisa); Michael; Lindsey; and Sam; his two grandchildren Dominic and Brendon; countless friends; including his ex-wife Marci (Shae); and his beloved wife Brenda. He is preceded in death by his father Haskel, and his sister Sandra.
Resident of Manteca and former resident of Brisbane. Fran passed away peacefully on February 20, 2014, at 78. Fran loved her three children, Barbara Verniest Caulley, Joe Verniest, and John Verniest; two step children Charles Hyer Jr. and Patricia Hyer; two sisters Agnes Sevilla and Bonnie Bologoff; as well as eight grandchildren, and a great grandchild.
Karen Norine Kersey, 71, of Manteca, Calif., passed away March 3, 2014, from a long battle with leukemia. She was born in Ray, Ariz., in 1942, to Hurshel and Minnie Griffith of Santa Cruz, Calif. She was married to Richard Kersey for 55 years. At least a decade was spent in Sacramento, Calif., where Richard was raised. Karen graduated from San Jose State University with a BS in accounting. Employment included accounting positions, but her real love and joy was doing income taxes as an enrolled agent and being a Quick Books advisor. She had a business in Morgan Hill ...
Anna Brouwer, age 89, passed peacefully at Bethany Home and went to be with her husband and the Lord on February 26, 2014. Anna was born September 4, 1924 in Hull, Iowa. Her parents were Coenradina and Herman Zwakenberg, who had emigrated from Holland in 1910.
Chester (Chet) Arthur Esenwein Jr. passed away early on Saturday from natural causes, after major surgery. He was 77 years old. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 1936. He spent four years in the U.S. Navy where he earned his veteran status in the Vietnam War. He was well known as the best auto detailer in Manteca, owning his own detail business for many years.
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Nancy Taylor Soto, 66, entered into rest on March 1, 2014, in Stockton, Calif. She was born on Aug.10, 1947 in Stockton. She was a resident of both Tracy and Manteca. Nancy joins her family in heaven: father, Harry Taylor Sr.; mother and stepfather Fred and Eileen Sargenti; and her brothers Harry Wayne Taylor and Gary Moore.
Jack Stonehocker joined his wife Joyce, on March 1, 2014. Jack was a born to Lee and Marie Stonehocker on February 3, 1928, in Wilder, Idaho. Jack's immediate family included twin sisters, Peggy and Pat. Jack joined the Navy at age 17 and was a Seaman First Class. During his service, Jack was a tail gunner in a VP-47. After serving his country, Jack earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon. Later in life, Jack earned his master's degree in Educational Administration from Stanislaus State University. Following his family's tradition, Jack became a ...
Debra Joann Davis born on July 26, 1953 entered into rest on February 25, 2014 in Manteca. She was 60 years old.
Blake was born on March 17, 1929, and entered into the arms of his Saviour on February 24, 2014, in Modesto, California. He leaves behind his beloved wife Joanne of 60 years. He is survived by two daughters Cindy (Wayne) Oliver and Debbie (Brian) Lee. He was blessed by three grandchildren, Carissa (Chris) Wallace, Timothy (Jenny) Oliver, and Joshua (Sarah) Lee. He leaves behind seven delightful great grandchildren.
Beverly Wild of Manteca, Calif., died peacefully at home on Feb. 19, 2014, with family and her beloved pets.
On Feb. 27, 2014, the Lord called, "Come to me my good and faithful servant." Laverne Alice Mungo, age 89 of Manteca, answered His call. She was born on Nov. 5, 1924, in San Francisco to the late Joseph and Helen Nicholas. Laverne joins her husband Angelo James Mungo in heaven.
Barbara Mae Bruns, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Galt. She was born in Stockton on October 3, 1943, to the late Ralph and Evelyn Radke. Barbara joins her husband Charles Bruns III in heaven.