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Joan Penelope (Luey) Coburn “Penny”

   Penny Coburn was born Joan Penelope Luey on April 6, 1943 and passed away on February 24, 2015 at the age of 71.  Penny is survived by her husband John Coburn and five children.  David Coburn (Nina Coburn), WI,  Debbie Shaw (Dennis Shaw) Escalon, Susan Biggs (Dan Biggs) Waterford, Shawn Coburn Dietzel Escalon, Daniel Coburn (Audra Coburn) Manteca.  Additionally she has 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  She also has two sisters, Martha Stiles, Greenfield, MA, and Marion De Paula, San Pedro, CA.

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Posted: feb. 27, 2015 3:29 p.m. | | Joan Penelope (Luey)  Coburn “Penny” Comments 0 Comments

Jean Doris Stettnichs

 Jean Doris Stettnichs, 80, was taken by our Lord on February 21, 2015 in Salida, Ca.  surrounded by her family. She was born in Cache, Arkansas on August 20, 1934 to the late Howard and Sadie Mitchell. In heaven she joins her parents as well as her adored daughter Twilla Galapon, siblings, Raymond Mitchell, Bill Mitchell and Carma Mitchell.

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Sam Scott Battista

Sam Scott Battista of Turlock, CA worked as a butcher at Turlock Supermarket, a mechanic at Olson’s Tractor Repair, a driver for Airgas, a housepainter with his father, brother, and nephew, and was a Master Craftsman. He was as proud of his work restoring downtown Turlock as he was building wheelchair ramps for his loved ones. He was truly a Sam-Of-All-Trades.

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Gary H. Schlavin

   Gary Herman Schlavin passed away peacefully at Kaiser Hospital in Fremont after a lengthy illness.

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Barbara Anne (Frese) Spencer

   Barbara Anne Spencer passed away on Friday, Feb. 20, at the age of 69.

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Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Shriver

   Mrs. Jacqueline L. “Jackie” Shriver died peacefully at home on February 15, 2015 in Arroyo Grande, California at the age of 79.

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Thomas Rey

   Thomas Rey, 85, entered into rest on February 20, 2015 at his home in Stockton. He was born May 31, 1929 in Fresno, CA.  He is preceded in death by his daughter Lori Rey Beach. Thomas is survived by his wife Margaret Ann, daughter Tommiette Rey, and son Ronald (Linda Sue) Rey. He was blessed with two grandchildren, Juraidi Rey, and Zachary Rey, as well as a great grandson Tyler Thomas Rey, step-granddaughter Jessica Miller, and step-great grandson, Jakob Miller.

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Douglas Gene Johnson

   Douglas Gene Johnson, born March 4, 1950 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Betty Johnson.

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Roger Burton Falge


   Roger Falge passed away after a brief time in Hospice care while visiting his children in Washington State.  He was born in New York City and lived in Manteca for the past 20 years.  Roger practiced as a Marriage and Family Counselor locally for most of those years.  He was deeply committed to helping his many clients.  He was also devoted to his religion and was a parishioner at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

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Betty Lourene Field

   Betty Lourene Field, 90, entered into rest on February 20, 2015 in Manteca. She was born on August 30, 1924 in Lodi Ca. She is preceded in death by her parents Martin and Reva Glynn as well as, her brothers Martin and Leon and her beloved husband Richard Field.

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Ruby Irwin


   Ruby Irwin, teacher, amateur gardener and longtime resident of Northern California, died Friday, Feb. 20, in Lodi. She was 95.

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Inocencio Esquillo

Inocencio Esquillo 81, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, February 15, 2015 in Lathrop California, He was born on October 14, 1933 to the late Gregorio and Simiona Esquillo in the Philippines. 

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Donald Shupe

Donald Shupe, 86, entered into rest on February 21, 2015 in Manteca, Ca. He was born in Nebraska on September 16, 1928. He is preceded in death by his wife Verna Shupe.

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Leona M. Smith

Leona M. Smith entered into rest on February 17, 2015 surrounded by her loved ones. She was born November 18, 1926 in Westwood CA. She joins her husband Ralph, son Earnest, and granddaughter Rebecca Anne Leister in heaven. Leona is survived by her son Ralph L (Pearl) Smith, daughter Sallie J (Donald) Leister and Brother, William Potorf. She was blessed with 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

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Gerald Gary Rheinor

   Gerald Gary Rheinor, 76, entered into rest on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Manteca. He was born on March 12, 1938 in Oakland, to the late Charles and Harriet Rheinor.

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Barbara Jean Harnden

   Barbara Jean Harnden (83) of Modesto, CA passed away February 7, 2015 at Bethany Home in Ripon, CA.  Born

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Henry Leslie

   Henry passed away peacefully at his home in Modesto.

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Judith A. Collins

    Judith A. Collins (nee Krediet), age 65, went to her eternal home in heaven on February 13, 2015. 

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Bonnie Moran

Bonnie Moran, age 66, passed away February 16, 2015 after battling several health conditions. 

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Alex Jeffery Sutherland

Alex Jeffrey Sutherland, 27 years young, has gone home to be with the Lord on February 11th, 2015.  Alex was born October 27th 1987 in French Camp, CA at San Joaquin County General Hospital to Jeffrey and Beverly Sutherland. 

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Esther Hinds Brumley

Esther was born October, 29, 1927 in Carnege, Oklahoma to Clyde and Rose Brumley.

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Nels L. Omholt

   Nels L. Omholt ,84, entered into rest November 20 2014, in Cottage Grove, OR. He was born in Cheyenne, ND,  on April 17, 1930.

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Vincent Michael Correa

    Vincent Michael Correa, 36, entered into rest on January 16, 2015 at 2:03 a.m. in Orange, CA at the University of Irvine Medical Center, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Vince was born in Vallejo, CA on February 1, 1978 at 7:38 a.m.

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Vincent Michael Correa

Vincent Michael Correa, 36, entered into rest on January 16, 2015 at 2:03 a.m. in Orange, CA at the University of Irvine Medical Center, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Vince was born in Vallejo, CA on February 1, 1978 at 7:38 a.m.

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Richard W. Marlin

Richard W. Marlin, 48, entered into rest on February 3, 2015 in Manteca, CA.  He was born in Hawthorn, CA to the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Linda Marlin on January 30, 1967.

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Dorothy Estelle Harris

Dorothy Estelle Harris was born on September 23, 1918, in Albemarle County, Virginia to Wellington Miller and Carrie Belew Miller, passing peacefully on February 11, 2015. 

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Dorothy Jane Eitelgeorge

   Dorothy Jane Eitelgeorge, 76, peacefully passed away on February 9, 2015. She was born on March 1, 1938 in Pocatello, Idaho.  Much of her childhood years were spent in Idaho but she lived the last 65 years of her life in Manteca.  She married, as she would often say, “a dime among nickels”, Charles Eitelgeorge, in September of 1962. They recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.

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Gerry L. Dufour

    Gerry L. Dufour, entered into rest on February 3, 2015. He was 73. He was born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana on August 23, 1941 to the late Wilson and Oma Dufour.

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Peter James Gretchen

    Peter James Gretchen died peacefully at home on February 4, 2015 at the age of 92. Pete was born July 10, 1922 in Saskatchewan, Canada. His family was one of the original members of the Russian Colony that settled on 140 acres of farmland outside Manteca, California in the 1920’s. A close-knit community, their values of hard-work, integrity, and respect for others stayed with Pete throughout his life. He was always generous with his time, offering his skills to friends and neighbors and community organizations such as the Manteca Historical Museum.

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Clemente Mejia

    Clemente Mejia, 58, entered into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 8, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 30, 1957 in Fresno, California.

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Shirley Anne (Ferguson) Ireland

    Born in Hardin, MO on July 16, 1931, Shirley Anne (Ferguson) Ireland lived, laughed and loved until her passing on February 8, 2015.  She grew up in Dinuba, CA where in high school she was on the track team. It was during her sophomore year that she met and later married her first love, Gordon Ireland,  that “blue-eyed, good looking senior” from the next town over. As Shirley proclaimed “boy were those other girls were jealous!”  After they were married they lived in Dinuba and started their family, having two of their five children, Rick and Tom. In 1954, Gordon ...

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Rosalie Correia

    Rosalie Correia, 97, entered into rest on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 in Modesto, California. She was born on September 2, 1917 in Saylor Bottom, Oklahoma to the late Bud and Sarah Coble.

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Kevin Wayne Allsup

    Kevin, 58,  of Turlock,  passed away Saturday, the 31st of January 2015.  He was born the 30th of August 1956 in Stockton, CA  to Glen  and  Doris  Allsup.       He  was  preceded  in  death  by his mother, Doris Yvonne House Allsup and his sister, Robin Allsup Shockley.

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Dorothy Ann Faria

    Dorothy Ann Faria, 82, entered into rest on January 31, 2015 in Manteca, CA. She was born on November 2, 1932 in Stevenson to the late Mr. and Mrs. Manuel and Frances Silva. In heaven she joins her parents and her husband James Faria.

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Hector Martinez Lopez

    Hector Martinez Lopez, 88, entered into rest January 31, 2015 in Manteca, CA. He was born March 12, 1926 in Pinole, CA. 

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Eloise Alma Crettol

  Eloise Alma Crettol entered into rest on January 22, 2015. She was born May 29, 1912 in San Jose, California. She joins her husband Raymond in heaven.    Eloise is survived by her daughter, Judi Rea, sister Barbara Campbell of Sacramento, grandchildren, Mark Rea of Mariposa, and Erin Thompson of Elk Grove.    Eloise lived in Stockton, working at a box factory where she met her husband of 45 years, Raymond. Together, Eloise and Raymond settled down in Lathrop; where they would call home for over 40 years. She had a talent for sewing and creating floral arrangements. She found peace when ...

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Zeb D. Motley

    Zeb Motley, 84, entered into eternal rest on January 26, 2015 in Manteca, CA.

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Loretta Machado

Loretta Machado, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, January 24, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Hughson, California to the late John and Adelaide Silva.

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Guadalupe Montalvo

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved Matriarch, Guadalupe Montalvo (she was 89) A loved wife, mother, gramma, Great-Gramma and Great, Great- Gramma, ’Lupe went to be with the Lord on Jan. 20, 2015.

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John Huffington

John Huffington, 84, passed away on January 22, 2015 at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto.  He was born on April 12, 1930 in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. He lived in Manteca for 30 years.

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Margie Lou Kestyus

   Margie Lou Kestyus, 87, entered into rest on January 20, 2015 in Modesto, California. She was born in Texas on March 12, 1927. In heaven, she joins her husband of 58 years, Louis Kestyus.

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Bernadine Limas

    Bernadine Limas, 79, entered into rest on January 21, 2015 in Manteca, CA. She was born on September 25, 1935 in Manteca to the late Manuel and Loretta Silva. In heaven she joins her parents and two sisters Evelyn Risenhoover and Gertrude Silva and brother Donald.

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Carol Louise Hooper

    Carol Louise Vallotton was born on November 30, 1943 in Palo Alto, CA to Hollis and Judy, we lost her suddendly to be with the Lord on December 29, 2014.

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Pete Henry Winters

   Pete Henry Winters, 95, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family on January 20. Pete was born in Ripon on March 2, 1919 to parents Klaas and Adriaantje  (Pijl) Winters.  The youngest of sixchildren, he grew up in Ripon at the family farm on the corner of Robert Ave and Main Street, he attended Ripon Christian Schools.

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Richard Ole Larson

   Richard Ole Larson, 68 of Manteca passed away Monday, January 19th at his residence.

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George Hammill Smith

   George Hammill Smith entered into rest on January 20, 2015 surrounded by those he laughed with, lived for, and loved unconditionally. He was born February 18, 1934 in Rome, New York.         He is preceded in death by his wife of 15 years, Toddy Smith. George is survived by his children, Lori Whitney, Lisa Chism, Lynette Defebaugh, Kevin Smith and Mark Smith. George was blessed with 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Richard Ole Larson

   Richard Ole Larson, 68 of Manteca passed away Monday, January 19th at his residence.

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Jay Bonds

    Jay Bonds was born in Donaldson, Arkansas to Tom and Cora Bonds on November 3, 1926.  They located to Hughson, CA in 1942.  Jay did not care for school so he joined the Navy in 1944 at the young age of 17.  Jay married the love of his life, Dorothy, in 1947.   After the war ended Jay worked at Shell Lab in Salida.  From 1952-1954 he worked as a deputy sheriff for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.  Jay went into the dairy business from 1955-1962.  In 1963 he started working for San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers Association.  He retired ...

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Jay Bonds

    Jay Bonds was born in Donaldson, Arkansas to Tom and Cora Bonds on November 3, 1926.  They located to Hughson, CA in 1942.  Jay did not care for school so he joined the Navy in 1944 at the young age of 17.  Jay married the love of his life, Dorothy, in 1947.   After the war ended Jay worked at Shell Lab in Salida.  From 1952-1954 he worked as a deputy sheriff for the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.  Jay went into the dairy business from 1955-1962.  In 1963 he started working for San Joaquin Valley Hay Growers Association.  He retired ...

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Terrence (Terry) Louis Moran

   Terrence (Terry) Louis Moran passed away January 4, 2015 in Manteca.

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