Sam passed away in his home in Manteca. He was born in Weed, CA and graduated from Fremont High School in Oakland. Sam served in the US Army and enjoyed a career as a Meat Cutter for 52 years.
Paul Edward Hatch, 61, of Manteca much loved and loving husband and father passed away peacefully on December 14, 2013 at home following a short illness.
Bessie C. Smith, 90, entered into rest Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in Modesto, CA. She was born on November 12, 1923 in Fanshaw, Oklahoma. She joins her husband Thomas F. Smith in heaven.
Marilou B. Prasek, 86, went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 23, 2013 in Stockton, California. She was born August 20, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to Clarence and Mickey Beamer.
Nikki Linderman Durao, 44, born January 8, 1969, entered into rest on December 19, 2013 in Lathrop, CA. She is preceded in death by her father; Herman Linderman and her brother; Michael Wynn.
Bonna Millward Purdy, 72, of Manteca, CA, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013. Bonna, named at birth Bonna Bernice Millward, the daughter of Meredith and Rose Millward, was born November 17, 1941 in Sacramento where she resided through her youth and teenage years.
Our beloved Betty, 95, was born on November 27, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Kreft from Germany and Sophie Barbara (Bogalecki) Kreft of Poland. Betty passed away peacefully on December 19, 2013 in Manteca, Ca.
Bernice Marie Woodside, 95, entered into rest Friday, December 20, 2013. She was born on October 2, 1918 to the late Joseph and Ida Davis. In heaven Bernice joins her parents as well as her late husband Walter and son Lawrence Machado. She leaves behind her son Robert R Machado (Jennell). She was blessed with seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Machado, Lynn Manard (Tim), Melissa Machado, Dean Machado( Rebecca), Kelley Norvill, Shelly and David Machado. In addition she has six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Frederic Paul Mullen, Sr., age 77, entered peacefully into rest, surrounded by his loving family on December 20, 2013. He was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on October 6, 1936 to the late James and Cora (Blowers) Mullen. He is also preceded in death by his son "First Freddy", and his brother Albert Frost. Fred was a resident of Manteca for 51 years.
Barbara Ellen Anderson, 74, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away peacefully December 17, 2013 in Mechanicsville, MD where she lived for the past three years. Barbara previously resided in Manteca, CA for over forty years where she was loved and respected by her family and friends, and will be deeply missed.
Jeanne passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the age of 64, in Manteca, CA. She was born October 4, 1949 in Tacoma, WA to Clyde and Marie Harmon.
Susan Saflor Villaverde, 62, entered into rest surrounded by her family on December 12, 2013 in Anaheim, California. She was born April 11, 1951 in the Philippines. She joins her father Gilbert Saflor in heaven.
Joseph Jonathan Jacobs (Coach Jacobs) passed away suddenly yet peacefully at the age of 87 on Sunday, December 15, 2013. Joe was born on October 27, 1926 to Jonathan Jacobs and Gazel Mickeal in San Francisco, California. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ila Jacobs.
Has entered into rest on December 2, 2013, surrounded by his wife and five daughters peacefully at his home. He was 43 years old. He was born on April 7, 1970 and raised in the Islands of Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a resident of Manteca since 2003.
Robert B. May, 88, was born June 14, 1925 in Manchester, Tennessee and passed away at home in Manteca, CA on December 4, 2013.
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.