Michael G. Gikas, age 82, entered into rest on June 10, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 14, 1932, in Manteca to the late George and Mary Gikas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor.
Stephen V. Harris, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Ripon, CA. He was born on June 27, 1958, in Guam to the late Charles and Patricia Harris. He is survived by his loving children, Christopher and Jaclyn Harris. He was blessed with one granddaughter, Aubrie LeeAnn Harris. He has one sister, Patsi Brown Harris, and one nephew, Darwin Glidewell Freeman III.
Surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and an unwavering love and faith in her Heavenly Father, Sylvia passed peacefully into His loving arms on June 8, 2014.
Linda Kay Wagner, 64, of Manteca passed away June 1, 2014 in Modesto, CA. She was born to the late Richard and Kathryn DeVolt on June 30, 1949 in Hinsdale, Illinois. In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by her husband Frank R. Wagner.
Helen Catherine Jevtic, 88, of Manteca, California passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. She was born Oct. 6, 1925, in North Dakota. She was the daughter of the late John Joseph Copps and Essie Catherine Spalding. Helen lived in Washington, D.C., where she attended business college during World War II. Helen lived in Manteca for the past 40 years with her late husband, Branko Jevtic, where she raised her three boys: Jim Jevtic from Texas, George Jevtic, and John Jevtic, both of Manteca. She also had one grandson, Jason Jevtic. Helen had several neices: Jeanette Taylor from Orlando ...
Donald MacCready, 89, entered into rest on June 6, 2014, in Modesto, Ca. He was born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Thayer, Ka., to the late Harry and Grace MacCready. He is preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife Anna Darline, and their infant daughter Anna Marie.
Baby Christian Anthony Engel grew his angel wings on June 4, 2014. He came to this world on May 2, 2014 and spent 33 beautiful days with his loving parents Anthony and Lindsay Engel. Baby Christian is the baby brother to Brealynn and Elise Engel. His grandparents are Audrey and Christopher Parsons and Ann and Clay Horn. Christian was blessed with many aunts and uncle who loved him dearly.
Linda Lou Friggle, age 70, entered into rest on May 28, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on April 29, 1944 in Red Oak, Okla. to the late William and Myrtle Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jimmy Friggle. Linda was a resident of Manteca for 18 years, and previously lived in Tracy.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kern Tilley, age 54.
Ellen R. LaGrone, age 67 of Huber Heights, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Miami Valley Hospital after a short illness.
May 4, 1940 to June 1, 2014
February 7, 1942 to June 2, 2014
Beloved mother Dolores Chavez died May 30, in her daughter arms surrounded by her children at the age of 69, in their Lathrop home.
Rose Eusebio, 91, entered into rest on May 29, 2014, in Manteca, CA. She was born on February 22, 1923, to the late Emilo and Gemma Tagliabue. She is preceded in death by her parents as well as her loving husband Earnest Eusebio and brother Charlie Tagliabue.
Beulah Stevens, beloved wife, friend, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother found her final peace on July 4, 2014 in Porterville, California at the age of 94.
Miles Kelley was born in Stockton, CA on June 6, 1952. He died in Hughson, CA on June 29, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He resided in Manteca, CA for most of his life.
Denise Couvrette Thompson, a native of Montreal (Verdun), Quebec, Canada, passed away at home in Manteca, California on June 25, 2014. Denise is survived by five children, Robert (Bobby) Thompson, Norman Thompson, Louise Braden, Diane La Valley, and Patrick Thompson and eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Jo Alva Fortuny-Davis, born December 1, 1929 and longtime resident of Manteca, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 6, 2014. A resident of St. Jude's Care Center, Jo Alva is survived by her children; Mikel Fortuny, Tina Fisher, John Fortuny III, Tony Fortuny, Ed Fortuny, her sister Pat Miller and family and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed dearly. Services for Jo Alva will be held privately. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's Care Center in Manteca. Funeral services provided by DeYoung Memorial Chapel in Stockton.
Oval H. Adkins "Bud", 81 entered into rest on July 4, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on November 30, 1932 in West Virginia to Abner and Bertha Adkins. Bud is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Over his 98, years of life, Joe Martinez lived with love, passion and integrity. One of 11 children to Ysabel and Francisco Avila, Joe was born in San Bernardino, CA, raised in Richmond, CA, and for the last 30 years, lived in Manteca, CA.
Betty Glenn, 93, of Manteca went to be with the Lord on July 7, 2014.
Vicente "Ben" Cruz, 70, entered into rest on July 1, 2014, in Yosemite, Ca. He was born on Dec. 3, 1943, in Guam. He joins his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel and Isabel Cruz, in heaven as well as his two siblings, Maria and Manuel Cruz.