Melvin Duarte Luiz, age 51, died with his wife by his side at his Modesto residence on November 16, 2013. Mel was born and raised in Manteca, California. After 31 years operating Luiz Dairy in Manteca, Mel began his transition as an almond rancher shortly before his death.
Debra Starlene Braley (Debb), 46, resident of Manteca, California, passed away on November 18, 2013. She was born at Manteca Hospital on December 4, 1966, the daughter of Larry and Jane Braley. Debra attended Manteca High School and graduated in 1985.
Lesa Jayne (Burton) Hecht, passed away on November 16, 2013 at the age of 50, of Wewicke's Eucepalathy. She was born in Richmond, CA on October 19, 1962.
Jack was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on September 7, 1924 and moved to Lodi as a young child. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Stickel Carroll and his beloved wife Geneva, who passed in 2007. He leaves behind one daughter, Kathy Tucker (Mel), and three sons, Jerry (Sharon), Mike (Charleen), and Chuck Carroll (Becky), all of Manteca. Jack's grandchildren are Felix, Jason, Michael, Paula, Richard, Shawn, Chad, Jennie, David, Candace and Sean and 11great-grandchildren.
Harold W. Martin, age 84, entered into rest on November 16, 2013 in Modesto. He was born on March 23, 1929 in North Hollywood, CA, and called Manteca home since 1956. He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife of 57 years, Maybelle G. Martin and in 1958 by his son, Dennis Martin.
Frances Williamson, 75, entered into rest on Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Oakland. She was born August 10, 1938 in West Virginia to Franklin and Bernice Williamson. She leaves behind her only sibling Arnold Williamson. Frances was blessed with four nieces and nephews, Brian Williamson, Todd Williamson, Danny Williamson and Kathy Williamson.
George Richard Schaapman passed away November 13, 2013, at the age of 57. George remained a life-long resident of San Joaquin County, where he worked for IBEW Union as an electrician for over 20 years. He was born August 21, 1956 in Stockton, CA.
Esther Lon Lowe passed away on September 19, 2013 at the age of 79, at Prestige Senior Living in Manteca, CA and was laid to rest at Park View Cemetery in Manteca, CA.
Shirley "Janet" Gilreath joined her loved ones in Heaven on September 12, 2013. Janet was born on September 6, 1936. Her passing was unexpected, but we know we will see her again one day. Her family and friends miss her greatly!
Sylvia Mae Mitchell, 73, of Gardnerville, NV., died Thursday November 7th at home with family at her side. She was born to the late Thomas and Ensel Stratton, January 22, 1940, in Washington, DC. She married the late Walter Lee Mitchell in Virginia in 1960 and moved to San Jose, California shortly there after where she lived until she moved to Nevada in 1994. Sylvia dedicated her life to her children and helping others, including volunteering several days a week at the Douglas County Senior Center for the past seven years and worked with Carson Valley Sertoma and Young at ...
Edna was born in North Tonawanda, NY, the sixth of seven daughters born to the late Pauline Paige Mathews and Thomas Mathews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Leo in 1985, and by six sisters and brothers-in-law, a niece and several nephews.
Mark Berryman passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 7, 2013, after a long and courageous health battle. He was born in San Francisco, CA and spent most of his childhood in San Jose. He received his teaching credential from San Jose State University and there he met his soon to be wife of 32 years, Julia (Kelley). As newlyweds they moved to Manteca and then to Ripon where they have lived for over 30 years.
Virgil Arland Small Jr. of Manteca passed away on November 6, 2013 of natural causes. He was 83. A native of Oakland, Virgil grew up in Hayward and attended Hayward High School. He served his country as a U.S. Navy Seabee during the Korean Conflict. He participated at both the Inchon landing and the evacuation after the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Afterward, he made his living as a commercial roofer. He was an avid motorcyclist and part of several motorcycle organizations over the years including the Question Marks, Buda Brothers, Sierra Road Riders, and ABATE. Later in life, Virgil ...
Barbara I. Scott, 75, entered into rest on October 30, 2013 in Manteca, CA. She was born on August 10, 1938 in San Francisco, CA where she attended Presentation Elementary, Presentation High School and City College . She is preceded in death by her husband Stanley F. Scott. As matriarch of a large family, she is survived by her four children, Leighanne Moon, Lisa Redmond, Lori Scott-Nunes, Jim Cochran and their loving spouses and children. Barbara was blessed to enjoy time with her 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She has one surviving sister, Sharon O'Donnell.
Stephen Kenneth Thomas passed away on October 17, 2013, in Manteca, CA, from a heart attack at the age of 53. He was preceded in death by his mother, Roslyn Sage and father, Keith Kenneth Thomas.
Roy D. Hannon, age 78, of Manteca, CA, passed away on Friday, February
Esperanza Reynoso, 89, entered into rest peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Manteca. She was born December 18, 1924 in Mexico. She is preceded in death by her parents Juan and Virginia Soto, her beloved husband Jose Reynoso, one sister and two brothers. Esperanza leaves behind her adored sons; Jose Reynoso and wife Isabel of Elk Grove and Javier Reynoso and wife Dee of Manteca. She was blessed with six grandchildren, Jose Reynoso Jr., Robert Reynoso and wife Karla, Joshua Reynoso, Marissa Reynoso and husband Aaron, Matthew Reynoso and Christopher Reynoso. Esperanza has three great grandbabies, Sofia Reynoso, Isabella ...
Mildred Yvonne Berg Ploehn, 80 entered into rest on February 16, 2014 in Stockton, Ca. She was born in Bottineau North Dakota May 15, 1933. She is preceded in death by her husband Duane, her parents Oliver and Sigrid Berg, brothers Kenneth and Ronald Berg as well as, her sister, Ardis Berg, who passed away on Feb 7, 2014.
Barbara was 71 years old. She was born July 12th, 1942 and died Thursday February 13th, 2014.
Stephanie J. Terrell, age 52, entered into rest on February 11, 2014. She was born on June 30, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Pastor Ben and Patsy (Pat) Terrell. She is also preceded in death by her sister, Shelly Jo Walden. She was a resident of Manteca for 38 years.
Mildred Jean Ellison entered into rest on Feb. 14, in Manteca. She was born on Oct. 11, 1939, in Oroville, Calif., to the late Murnie and Lois Ellison. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her daughter Debbie Ryan and sister Lou Ethel Ellison.
Wilma Nadine Wilson went to be with the Lord on Feb. 10, 2014. Wilma will be remembered as always putting her family first. She was such a kind and caring woman and every one that came to know her loved her. She was just that kind of person. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed by all!
Stephanie came into this world on Jan. 29, 1962 and went to be with God on Feb. 11, 2014, at the same hospital in French Camp.