Mary E. Smith, 97, was born March 3, 1918 in Paris, Texas. Her faith became sight when she entered into rest on January 6, 2016 in Manteca, California. She is preceded in death by her husband Charles L. Smith and her siblings Louis, Otis, Ozell, and Clifton. She is survived by her children Stan (Elissa) Smith, Jimmy Leroy (Brenda) Smith, Caron (Bob) Grasso, sisters Benny and Cleo, and brother Theo. She was blessed with nine grandchildren Jeff, Stan, Shelley, Peggy (Kyle), Tom (Tracy), Bobby (Cindy), Eric (Jennifer), Sarah (Josh), and Kimberley (George), 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Always by ...
Leo Lawrence Garcia passed away on December 14, 2015, at 88, years old. Proud descendant of Azores Island immigrants Frank and Rose Garcia. Veteran of WW II – Pacific theater while in the Merchant Marines, and then as Marine assigned to the Seabees unit in Korea where he survived the Chosin Reservoir Battle. Among his medals and honors was a Purple Heart. Leo or Lee as some called him had many interests through his life but reading history, politics and all things related to cooking were a constant. He was an excellent chef! In later years he also enjoyed painting landscapes ...
Clinton H. Jenkins Jr. born October 27th, 1960 passed away peacefully with family by his side December 4th, 2015. Buzz was born in Manteca and lived there for many years before relocating to Oakdale to be closer to family.
Gloria was born July 1, 1929 to Molly Belle and Paul Robert Neth in Oakland, California. She attended Oakland High School, San Francisco City College and University of Southern California where she earned her degree in Music and Education. After teaching for a few years, she went back to San Francisco State College and received her credential in speech correction. She married Claus Coeler in 1954 and had three children, Carolyn Allen (Ken), Chris Koehn (Randy) and Glenn Coeler (Amy). They were married for 13 years and lived in Marin County.
Gerry M Cargile, born March 26, 1921 in Manteca CA, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on December 26, 2015 surrounded by family. She was born to Francis and Ollie Dowhower, and joins her husband of 67 years Quincy Cargile, and son Lee Cargile. She was preceded in death by her siblings Curly Dowhower, Buster Dowhower, and Doris Villanueva. She is survived by her son Tim Cargile.
Born June 1, 1968, Timothy Brian Mitchell, 47, entered into rest on December 13, 2015 at his home in Manteca. He was born on June 1, 1968 in San Jose, California. Tim leaves behind many family and friends who loved him immensely.
On December 11, Ronaldo J. Ramos returned to his heavenly home following a pointed battle with pancreatic cancer. His spiritual depth and practices supported him and ultimately gave him peace. He was surrounded by love with brother Ken and sister-in-law Lois Ramos (FL) at his side, holding his hands.