Steven Joaquin Neely grew his angel wings on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Manteca, after spending 130 days with his loving parents, Steven and Nicole Neely of Manteca. His grandparents are Chris and Jackie Bagatta, Linda Webster and Bill Davis Jr. Baby Steven's great grandparents are Richard and Genn Bagatta, Joaquin (deceased) and Carmelita Bothelio, Everett (deceased) and Ruth Neely, and Elaine Davis. He was blessed with many aunts and uncles: Nicholas Neely (deceased), Ronnie Neely, James Neely (deceased) Victoria Bagatta (Godmother), Harrison Wooley (Godfather), Justin Davis, Joseph and Kristy Bothelio, Michael and Shelley Bothelio, Michelle and Ben Rea ...
Joan Keck, born in 1946, met her Lord and Savior on her 67th birthday, Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She is survived by her beloved husband and best friend of 48 years Thomas Keck. She has two loving children Sharon Clayton and Stephen Keck and daughter-in- law Sharene. She was also blessed with four grandchildren, Matthew Clayton, Bethany Keck, Savannah Keck and Zachary Keck. She has two siblings, Kenneth Miller and Carol Wooten.
Carl was born on February 14, 1928 in Parlier, CA, raised by his Grandma and Grandpa Reece on a dairy farm in Escalon, CA. Carl was the loving husband to Patricia S. Reece, father to sons Ronald Reece and Albert Reece of Stockton, CA, and the late Deborah Sue Brooks, grandfather to Albert Reece Jr., Suzanna (Richard) Valles, Stephanie Reece, Ronnie Reece Jr., all of Stockton, CA, Zach (Mari) Brooks of Glendora, CA, and Scott (Eri) Brooks of Tottori, Japan, and great-grandfather to six wonderful great-grandchildren.
Dad has passed on to an everlasting peace. May God deliver him with the surroundings of our mother Jessie, and his angels, to the gates of Heaven.
Rosella Lucille Baker, 84, passed away peacefully at home in Manteca on October 11th, 2013, held in the loving arms of her youngest son, John. She was tenderly cared for by her husband and daughter, Vicki, on a daily basis.
Peacefully ascended into Heaven on Friday, Sept. 27. Devoted husband of Eloise, loving father of Don (Anita) and Bill (Heather), loving brother of Dorrie, stepfather of Claire (Rob), Dan (Virginia) and Debbie (George), trusted friend of first wife Mary Louise, uncle of Bob, Steve, Sally and Scott, grandfather of Jonathan, Jillian, Adam, Heather, Aaron, Daniel, Ryan, Abbe, Jeffrey, Nicole, Cara, Michael and Jonathan, great grandfather of Madison and Olivia, Godfather of Austin. Preceded in death by parents Ursil and Dorothy, son Francis and daughter-in-law Cheryl.
Rodney was born on July 7, 1972 and joined the Lord on October 18, 2013. Rodney was the son of Rodney H. Erich and Joetta G. Welton, Erich, Lindermyer.
Russell James 'Russ' Acquistapace, 49, of Las Vegas, NV passed away October 14, 2013, surrounded by his close and loving family. He was born May 16, 1964, in Manteca, Calif., and was a Las Vegas resident of almost 30 years. He served six years in the U.S. Air Force and was an aircraft maintenance technician with American Airlines. Russell had a great love for hot rods and restorations, as well as photography. He was a truly devoted, generous and beloved son, brother and father.
Helen Louise Watson passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at The Commons at Union Ranch in Manteca at the age of 89. She was born in Beaman, Mo on Aug. 10, 1924, to the late Noah and Amanda (Lane) Lee. Helen is survived by her daughters: Patricia Bridgeman and her husband, John of Los Gatos, Calif., Carol Whaley and her husband, Sean of Carson City, Calif.; sons, B.J. Watson and his wife, Elizabeth of Ripon, Calif., and Ken Watson of Manteca, Calif.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Friends are invited to attend a visitation, Thursday, Oct. 24 ...
Diana passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in Alameda.
Rebecca Gonzales, 59, entered into rest on October 12, 2013 in Manteca, CA. She was born on September 17, 1954 in Sonora, CA. She joins her father, Raymond Esparza, brother, Stephen Esparza and her son, Robert Gonzales.
Nolan "Smokey" Elliottt, 81, entered into rest on October 1, 2013, at his home in Lathrop. He is preceded in death by his parents, the late Nile and Agnes Elliott, lifelong residents of Lathrop, and his four siblings.
Richard (Dick) Swift, age 81 entered into rest on October 11th 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born in Oakland, CA on January 24th, 1932. He moved to Manteca before the age of 1 where he had resided for over 80 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Swift, Minnie Jensen and step father Oscar Jensen, as well as brothers Milton Huth and Clyde Huth.
Norman Gould a long time Resident and Business Leader of Manteca passed from this life to the next on October 10, 2013.
Alice Leandro, 83, entered into rest on October 13, 2013, in Manteca, CA. She was born on June 30, 1930, in Santa Monica, CA. She joins her husband, Joseph Leandro (married 60 years) as ell as her brothers Clifford & Morris Brace in heaven.
Dale Lee Bonds passed away on Jan. 29th after a long illness. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Geneva Bonds; his son Derrel Bonds of Atwater; his daughter Ronda Frampton of Indiana; his daughter Leanna Scott of Manteca; his son Dan Bonds of Manteca his daughter Luchelle Sartain of Manteca; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Cemetery service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 4th, at 1p.m. at Gridley Biggs Cemetery in Gridley, Calif.
Sean Quinn passed away after a long illness on January 6, 2014 in Bangor, ME. Longtime resident of Manteca and graduated from Manteca High School in 1985.
James Leslie Benedict passed away December 11, 2013 at the age of 61, due to complications from a stroke. He was born to Ivan and Donna Benedict, April 27, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was raised in San Mateo, CA and graduated from Hillsdale High School. He lived at Camilla Gardens in Manteca for nearly 20 years. Jim was a talented photographer who loved animals. He also greatly enjoyed working with his hands and building models.
Bonnie Daniel, age 88, was born and raised in south eastern Oklahoma. She was the daughter of the late Lee Vinson and Ruthie Bass Vinson.
Born in Racine, WI to the Rev. Edward Andersen and Marie Frey Andersen, Maynard was the youngest of seven boys, all now deceased. He is survived by his wife Luella (Drummond) Andersen, married 65 years, his sons; Douglas (Linda) Andersen, Peter (Angie) Andersen, grandsons Tyler and Travis, great-granddaughter Gianna and great-grandson Athen, and Linda's son, Sean McComb. Maynard and Luella's third son, Joel, died at age nine of leukemia.
Leo Phillip Cardinal Jr. age 80 of Lexington, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014 at Purcell Municipal Hospital. He was born May 27, 1933 in Purcell, OK the second child of three children born to Leo Phillip Cardinal Sr. and Jewell Margaret (Guess) Cardinal. Leo moved to Manteca, California at the age of seven with his family. There he attended school and graduated with the class of 1952. That same year he married the love of his life, Ruby Delores Elliott. They were married on January 27, 1952. One year later in 1953, Leo joined the U. S. Air Force ...
Melvern "Mel" Wiltz, passed away in an automobile accident on Sunday, January 19, 2014 in French Camp, CA. He was born on January 16, 1992 in Stockton, Ca. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Patricia Wiltz, and his maternal grandparents Russell and Edwina Edwards. Mel is survived by his parents Melvern Wiltz Jr. of Texas and Lenore Wiltz of Stockton. He has four siblings; Vonceil Wiltz of Stockton, Fannessa Wiltz of Las Vegas, Cordell Wiltz and Donavon Wiltz both of Texas. In addition, Mel has one surviving grandfather, Melvern Wiltz Sr. and many aunts, uncles and extended ...
Robin Garcia, 59, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 23, 2014 in Modesto, California. She was born on November 4, 1954 in Alameda, California. In heaven, Robin joins parents Frances and John Howard, her loving husband Roy Garcia, sister Dianne Cohee, and brother-in-law Charles Cohee.
Donald Rudolph, of Ripon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 25, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was 85. He was born August 24, 1928 to Kenneth and Flora Rudolph, of Leesburg, PA. Donald has two brothers, Dale of Ironton, Ohio and Larry of Mentor, Ohio. He married Esther Winklevoss in May of 1947. They had three children, the late Ron of Las Vegas, NV, Debbie of Manteca, CA, and Ken of Ripon, CA. They were blessed with three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Richard L. Prouty, age 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Modesto, after a short illness. He was a 1969 graduate of East Union High School in Manteca and Fresno State College. He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Prouty of Manteca, and a niece and nephew. Services have already been held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Manteca Historical Society.
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Heaven gained a mighty Angel. Ronald Charles Joseph Nelson II at the young age of 43 died in his Pleasanton home surrounded by his family. Ron was a remarkable husband, an unbelievable father, and a most caring and giving son and brother. Ron cared about everyone he ever met and all who met him learned something valuable. Ron was a Financial Advisor for Morgan Stanley for 17 years and in that time grew great respect and many friendships. Ron battled Mesothelioma for almost 2 years and left us all too soon. Ron is survived by ...
Harry Guibor, a resident of Manteca since 1945 and a master mechanic at Spreckels Sugar spanning a career of 40 years, died Tuesday, January 21, 2014. He was 97.
DeDee Kathelene (Drummond) Thomas passed away suddenly on December 12, 2013.
Roger A. Fells, 64, of Manteca, Calif. passed on August 16, 2013 at Pikes Peak Hospice of Colorado Springs, CO due to complications from a two year battle with Lou Gehrigs Disease (ALS).
Charles Gonzalez, age 75, entered into rest on January 12, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on November 15, 1933 in Jackson, CA, to the late Ygnacio and Loretta (Cota) Gonzalez. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Dolores Maldonado, and daughter, Debbie Gonzalez.