John P. King, age 80, entered into rest on March 17, 2014, in Manteca. He was born on January 10, 1934, in Graciosa, Azores. He was a resident of Manteca for 53 years. John is preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Picanco) King, and siblings, Guadalupe, Eugenia, Manuel, Dennis and Leo.
Thomas Warenas II, 38, entered into rest on Thursday, March 6, 2014 in Modesto, California. He was born on November 19, 1975 in San Leandro. He leaves behind his mother Patricia Gregory and husband Joe and his father Thomas Warenas and wife Donna. Thomas leaves also leaves behind his siblings, Kathleen Burroughs and husband Kirtis and Angela Warenas and husband Juan Gonzalez. In addition he has five nieces and nephews; Juan J. Gonzalez Jr., Justin Gonzalez, Nicole B. Burrogh, Natalee G. Burroughs and Kyli J.Burroughs.
Marjorie "Margie" Johnson, 91, entered into the arms of our Lord and Savior Monday, March 10, 2014 in Manteca, She was born to the late Elmer and Elizabeth Levik in Truman, Minnesota on April 17, 1922. In Heaven, she joins her beloved husband Abner "Abe" and her son Scott Johnson.
Lessie L. Pearce, age 81, of Escalon passed away February 11, 2014 in Florence, Oregon.
Voted the Snow Queen of Calaveras County California in 1940 at age 17, owner of a cosmetic firm from the 60's into the 21st century, loving wife, mother and sister, Grace Teresa Hoffman passed away, with a smile on her face, on Tuesday, March 4 after a brief illness.
Patty Jay of Lodi, California passed away peacefully at her home with family.
Marciana T. Gacutan, 82, of Lathrop CA, passed away on March 6, 2014.
George Mickeal Bristow "Too Tall", 76, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at his home in Manteca. He was born on September 5, 1937 in Waterford to Clarence and Bernie Bristow. In heaven George joins his adored wife Carol along with their two children Bonnie and Johnny Bristow.
On March 6, 2014, Martin (Marty) Brouns passed away in St. George, Utah. He was born June 2, 1938 in Maastricht, Holland to Sjang and Beloona Brouns.
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 ...
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.
Joseph Bishop, 51, entered into rest on May 28, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on February 15, 1963 in San Jose, CA. He is preceded in death by his loving mother Joyce Bishop.
Joe Gumm, 85, went home to be with his Lord on June 1, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on April 20, 1929 to the late William and Faye Gumm in Seminole, Oklahoma.
Mary died suddenly in her Stockton home on May 23, 2014, with her daughter, Christine at her side. Mary was born in Manteca on Dec. 26, 1927, to Cristina and Frank Marchitelli at the Manteca Hospital on Lincoln Street. A graduate of MUHS class of '45 and Humphrey's Business School in Stockton, she began her over 50 year career as a legal secretary with the firm of Neumiller, Dietz, Beardslee, & Shepherd at the age of 19. She worked with Dudley W. Shepherd until his career ended, then on to the other offices, ending with that of Irving M. Corren ...
Joan Mistlin, 92, of Ripon, CA passed away peacefully on May 31, 2014, in the loving care of Bethany Home, surrounded by most of her family. She was born on December 13, 1921 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Wilma and Herbert Hildebrandt. She grew up in Normal, Illinois. During the war she worked on the Manhattan Project and then joined the U.S. Marines, serving as an aviation mechanic from 1943 to 1945.
Betti Fitzwater, 60, entered into rest May 29, 2014 Modesto, California. She was born the oldest of 18 children on April 14, 1954 in Arizona.
Margaret "Toddy" Smith, age 80, entered into rest on May 29, 2014, in Manteca. She was born on July 6, 1933, in Cascade, Iowa to the late Henry and Margaret Menster. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Fisher, two brothers and two sisters.
Richard Joseph Rose, 59, of Manteca passed away Thursday, May 22, at his residence in Manteca with his loving family at his side.