Stephen Mark Perez, 39, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at his home in Modesto. He died peacefully in his sleep. He is survived by his father Julian Perez. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Perez. He is also survived by three beautiful children, Julianna, Stephen, and Mateo Perez. He was born in Palo Alto, Cal. on Feb. 16, 1970. He attended Nile Garden School in Manteca and graduated from East Union High School in 1988. He worked in the Bay Area and the Central Valley in sales.
Luis Manuel Raygoza, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 27, 2009, just one day before his 70th birthday. He was born August 28, 1939 in él Refugio, Mexico to the late Natibidad and Juana Raygoza. A resident of Ripon for over 25 years he worked as a farmer his entire life before retiring nearly 8 years ago. He leaves behind his loving wife of over 38 years, Adela Raygoza, their children: Raquel, Lourdes, Agustin, Ana Isabel, Horacio, Monica, Rebecca, Victor and Alex. Siblings, Luis Raygoza and Basilia Raygoza. He was also blessed with 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Leuterio Bernardez Bigornia, 84, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. A resident of Manteca for the past seven years; he was born August 4, 1925 in Bangued, Abra, Philippines to the late Cipriano & Romana Bigornia.
John Sirley, 83, entered into rest on Aug. 14, 2009 in Manteca. He was born on June 5, 1926 in Calexico, California. He was a resident of Manteca for the past 3 years. John joins his wife in heaven Dorothy Sirley, as well as his daughter, Margaret Sirley.
Edward (Eddie) Torres Sr., 68, entered into rest August 12, 2009 with his family at his side. A native of Hawaii, Mr. Torres resided in California for 36 Years. Mr. Torres was a Merchant Seaman in the Civil Service for 15 Years before starting his career with the University of California San Francisco Medical Center where he retired. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Luella Torres of Stockton. He is also survived by their children: Mrs. Gwendolyn Thomas and her husband Soji of San Diego; The Rev. Edward Torres Jr. and his wife, Minister Leitina Torres ...
Guadalupe Gutierrez Ortiz Sr.,70, entered into rest on March 9, 2015 surrounded by his loving family at his bedside. He was born on February 26, 1945 in Palo Alto, CA. In heaven he joins his parents Felix and Anita Ortiz as well as his brother Ruben Ortiz and brother in law Henry Charles.
Dennis Irving Bedford, 77, entered into rest on February 21, 2015 in Manteca. He was born in New York on September 4, 1937 to Fred and Audrey Bedford. In heaven he joins his adored wife Betty Smith Bedford.
Doug Haro was born in Stockton, California on August 22, 1948 to Fred and Marilyn Haro. In 1964 Doug met the love of his life, Maxine Severin at Calvary Baptist Church in Stockton, California. They were married May 11, 1967. Doug enlisted in the Army in 1967 and did a tour of duty in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 in the First Air Cavalry. Doug and Maxine then raised two children, Wendi and Brannon Haro. In 1973 Doug made a career in law enforcement with Stockton Police Department, where he served in areas of patrol, traffic, narcotics, training officer, and ...