Laverne Miller, 88, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Ripon. She was born in Bridgeport, Texas on April 27, 1921 to Otis and Allie Holley, and was a resident of Ripon for 65 years.
Dorothy Jane Reaves, loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt passed away Oct. 20, 2009. The Manteca resident was born Aug. 5, 1922.
The Rev. Richard "Rev" Brown, 72, pastor of First Assembly of God in Manteca for nearly three decades (the church is now called The Place of Refuge) at the North Main Street and Button Avenue locations, passed away at home in Manteca on Oct. 17, 2009 surrounded by family. A native of Chico, Calif., he was born on July 17, 1937.
Mrs. Clara B. Pacoma, 92, died Oct. 16, 2009 in Stockton. A native of the Philippines, Mrs. Pacoma lived in Stockton. She is survived by her children Mila Silveira (Joseph) of Vancouver, Canada; Manny Pacoma (Cecilia) of Fremont, Violet Albano (Cesar) of Lathrop, and Clarita Muench (Edgar) of Frankfurt, Germany; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
Daniel D. Freitas, 67, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Fresno. Dan was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer in 2004 and fought cancer with everything he had. He surpassed all odds.
Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California. He has called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Stephen Joseph "Stevie" Richina, 57, of Sonora, died Sept. 29, 2009 at a Sonora hospital of throat cancer.
Jack Kenneth Wells, 76, a long time resident of Lathrop, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009. He was born and raised in Okmulgee, Oklahoma where he attended Okmulgee High School.
Richard "Rev" Brown, 72, died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born on July 17, 1937.
Richard "Rick" LeRoy Hawk, 58, passed away suddenly on October 16, 2009 in Manteca. He was born June 8, 1951 in Portland, Oregon, to Nevin & Virginia Hawk. His early years were spent in Oregon, growing up in Clatskanie and Rainier. It was August 1964 when his parents decided to move to California, he has now called Manteca home for over 45 years.
Douglas J. Horton, 73, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Doug retired from Manteca High School as a math teacher. He was born on June 14, 1936. He enjoyed playing bridge at Oak Park Senior Center. Doug loved being a dedicated teacher and also coaching athletics. He received a Certificate of Recognition The John R. Williams Award.
Thomas G. "Tom" Best, 64, died Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Modesto. He was born on October 26, 1944 in Oakland, CA, and was a resident of Manteca for 20 years.
Ruby A. Deaton, 90, entered into rest on October 18, 2009 at Doctor's Hospital of Manteca. She was born on September 6, 1919 in Ola, Arkansas to the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard & Faye Merritt. She was preceded in death by one grandson Jeff Deaton and her husband Boyd Deaton. Ruby was a resident of Lathrop for 33 years.
Beloved wife of Frank H. McKinnon (deceased), devoted mother of Sharon A. Phillips, cherished grandmother of Deborah Phillips, Bethany Zepeda, Jennifer Batchler, Megan Hackney, John Phillips, Matt Phillips and Kimberly Orlando. She is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was the treasured cousin of Sandra Boietenbacker, Linda Hoff and their families.
John Wayne Cotrell was born on Aug. 18, 1931 to Thurman and Verna Cotrell in Stockton, CA. He passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 14 at the age of 78.
Carole May Everett, age 65, entered into rest on August 18, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on September 21, 1948, in Iowa, to the late Carl and Ollie Cram.
On August 16, 2014, just hours before her 90th birthday, Mabel Gretchen passed away at her home, nestled in the family almond orchard, on the outskirts of Manteca.
Stephanie Michelle Martinez, 33, entered into rest on August 19, 2014, in Lathrop, California. She was born on June 19, 1981, in Hayward. She joins her brother, Danny Martinez in heaven.
Rosie Fagundes, age 95, entered into rest on August 20, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on May 9, 1919, in Ripon, CA, to the late Henry Sr. and Elvira Azevedo. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Larry Fagundes, her siblings, Tony Azevedo, Henry Azevedo and Lucy Azevedo, and two godchildren, Marybelle Cunha and Larry Steves.
Lucille Marie Oliveira passed away peacefully on August 13, 2014, at the age of 89. She was born on March 27, 1925, in Vallejo, California, to Raymond and Gertrude Nunes. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years, Manuel F. Oliveira, Jr. Lucille leaves behind her children; Manuel Oliveira III of Escalon, CA, and Cathleen Chapman of Escalon, CA, as well as her grandchildren; Joseph Oliveira of Missouri, Michael Chapman of Escalon, CA, Robert Oliveira of Modesto, CA, Alicia Smith of Escalon, CA, and Amanda Morey of Modesto, CA, and five great-grandchildren. In addition, she leaves ...