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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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Elissa R. Oakley

God took another angel, Elissa R. Oakley passed away peacefully on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the age of 81.  She was born December 28, 1933 in Panama to the late Preston Henry Oakley and Bishop Myra Carrington. A resident of New York, Florida and California; Elissa moved to Manteca nearly nine years ago to be closer to her sons.

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Linda Hassler

Linda Hassler, 53, entered into rest on January 12, 2015 in Modesto, California. She was born on Flag Day in 1961 on June 14 to the late Joe and Dora Perez. She joins her parents in heaven as well as her siste Emilia Gonzalez.

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Theodore “Ted” Teunissen

Theodore “Ted” Teunissen, 93, entered into rest on December 20, 2014 in Chariton, Iowa after a sudden illness. 

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Clara M Marain

Clara M Marain, 85, entered into rest on January 15, 2015 in Manteca California. She was born April 2, 1929 in Bristow, Oklahoma. She joins her husband Charlie Marain in Heaven.

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Elvira “Vera” Sianez

Elvira “Vera” Sianez a retired teacher’s aide, longtime resident of Manteca, CA.

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Theresa Ann Limas

Theresa Ann Limas, 66, entered into eternal rest on January 8, 2015 surrounded by her adoring family. She  was born on March 5, 1948, in French Camp, she joins in heaven her parents the late Daniel and Mary Limas and

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Paul Femino

   Paul Femino passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the age of 62. Paul was born on February 1, 1952 in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Thelma Mae Caylor

   Thelma Mae Caylor was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on January 13, 1930, and passed away on January 2, 2015, in Modesto.

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Yuo “Judy” Brady

 Yuo “Judy” Brady beloved mother, grandma and great grandma passed away January 8th, 2015 after a battle with cancer.

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Elisabeth Wilson

Elisabeth Wilson, 96 entered into eternal rest on January 4, 2015 surrounded by her adoring family. She was born in Munich Germany on December 9, 1918. In heaven she joins her loving husband Howard Richard Wilson.

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Roger Dale Lewis

   Roger Dale Lewis passed away Friday, Jan. 2, at the age of 62,

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Pierrette Therese Wood

    Pierrette Therese Wood beloved wife of Leonard James Wood passed away peacefully at her home in Manteca, Ca, on Jan. 1, 2015, after a long illness.

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George E. Ledger

   Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Manteca, CA at the age of 86.

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Fredda Mooney

  Fredda Mooney, 78 years young, passed away on December 9 at Doctor’s Hospital at 5:15 a.m. She was born on January 21, 1936 in Bono, Texas and had lived in Manteca since 1997.

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David Anthony Pruneda

   David Pruneda passed away during the early morning of January 1st, with family surrounding him. David was the beloved son of Richard and Josie Pruneda; dear brother, to Richard Pruneda Jr. and Raymond Pruneda; cherished uncle to Jessenia Pruneda and Ellena Pruneda.

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Gary G. Spurlin

   Born and raised in Turlock CA, volunteered at 17 to serve in US Armed Forces in the Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He acquired his Master Degree at UOP and went on to work at San Quentin State Prison Stanislaus Sheriff Department, later he was a Director of Facilities in the hospital industry in

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Michael Timothy Thornton

   Michael Timothy Thornton, 72, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at his residence in Manteca. Michael was born on November 26, 1942 in Turlock. He was a resident of Manteca for over 50 years.

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Stuart Wade McAlary

   Stuart Wade McAlary. 77, entered into rest on December 30, 2014. He was born October 26, 1937 in Manteca, CA.

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David Wayne Freeman

   David Wayne Freeman, 68, entered into rest on December 25, 2014 in Manteca, California. He was born on February 2, 1946 in Richmond, CA.

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Kenneth Lynn Romine

   Kenneth Lynn Romine passed away peacefully at home on December 23, 2014. He served his country with honor in Korea and Vietnam before returning home to raise a family.

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Donald “Don” Diggs

Donald “Don” Diggs, 74, entered into rest on December 23, 2014 in Modesto, Ca. He was born on July 15, 1940 in Texas. He is preceded in death by his sisters Yvonne Adams and Diana Risenhoover. 

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Velma J. Scarborough

On December 16, 2014, Velma passed away. She was 89 years young. Velma was born in Eugene, Oregon to Henry and Sadie Martin. She moved to Manteca when she was just six years old. Soon after graduating from Manteca High, Velma went to work at Sharpe Army Depot and retired as a Budget Analyst after 38 years of federal service. She was always active in the community, playing baseball, bowling on several teams, volunteering at community events and eventually volunteering at Manteca’s Museum (the same building where she married her husband, Robert).

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Cecelia A. Bell

   Cecelia A. Bell, 88, entered into rest on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in Stockton. She was born September 22, 1926 in San Jose, California. In heaven Cecelia joins her beloved husband of 60 years Robert Bell and her son Gary Bell and brother Bill Schneider.

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John F. Pimentel

   John F. Pimentel, 90, entered to rest surrounded by his loving family on December 19, 2014 in Manteca. He was born on February 24, 1924 in Ripon, CA to the late John R. and Maria J. Pimentel.  He joins his adored granddaughter Jenna Pimentel and his two sisters Mary Silva and Albertina Gomes in heaven.

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Raul Jaques Barboza


   Raúl Jaques Barboza, 72, passed away peacefully in his home in Manteca, CA on December 14, 2014.  He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on September 11, 1942 to his parents Aparicio Jaques Barboza and Altamira Sosa-Piriz. In heaven, Raúl joins his parents and brothers, Pedro Piriz and Walter Barboza.

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Robert (Bob) McBrian

Robert (Bob) McBrian passed away peacefully on December 17th at Doctor’s Hospital in Modesto. He had struggled for many years with heart problems, but is now at peace.

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Donald J. Davis

Don Davis 45, passed away on November 20, 2014 in Volcano, Hawaii. He was born in Escalon, CA, grew up and attended Etna High School in Northern California. He married the love of his life Kristi, May 4, 1996 and they lived in Alaska and Hawaii.

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Robert (Bob) W. Hammer

 Robert (Bob) W. Hammer, 81, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, died in Manteca, California on December 12, 2014 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born on October 25, 1933 in Hibbard, IN. The son of a Methodist minister and school teacher, they moved around and eventually settled in his father’s hometown Sheridan, IN in 1942. He joined the Navy in 1953 and traveled around the world. Afterwards he attended the University of Indianapolis. He married his first wife, Sue Burton, in 1959 and had three children. After Sue died in 1999 after a long illness, he met the “love of ...

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Robert (Bob) W. Hammer

     Robert (Bob) W. Hammer, 81, formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana, died in Manteca, California on December 12, 2014 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born on October 25, 1933 in Hibbard, IN. The son of a Methodist minister and school teacher, they moved around and eventually settled in his father’s hometown Sheridan, IN in 1942. He joined the Navy in 1953 and traveled around the world. Afterwards he attended the University of Indianapolis. He married his first wife, Sue Burton, in 1959 and had three children. After Sue died in 1999 after a long illness, he met the “love of ...

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Jason Christopher Franscella

   Jason Franscella, 41, passed away on December 14th, in Kuna, Idaho. He was born in Manteca, CA, grew up and attended Ripon Elementary School and graduated from Ripon High in 1992, then enrolling at Delta College.  After graduating from Delta College in 1994,  he attended the University of New Mexico on a full ride baseball scholarship and graduated in 1997.  After graduating from college,  he came back to Ripon and married the love of his life. 

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Martha Peters

   Long-time resident of Manteca, Martha Peters passed away on December 14, 2014 peacefully of natural causes with three of her children at her side.  She was born on June 23, 1935 in Blountstown, FL.

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Joaquin “Jack” Luis

   Surrounded by his loving family, Joaquin “Jack” Luis, entered into rest  on December 14, 2014 in Hughson, at the age of 92. He was born on August 13, 1922 in Sacramento to the late Joe and Anna Luiz.  In heaven Jack joins his parents and brother, Tony Lewis.

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Ernie Corral Jr.

   Ernie Corral Jr. peacefully entered into rest on Tuesday December 9, 2014 in Manteca, CA.  He was born on April 28, 1969 in French Camp, CA.  Ernie joins his father Ernest Corral, stepfather Danny Limas Jr., grandparents Papa Efren, Mama Mary, Grandma Lola, Grandpa Gilbert and his Tia Rachel Juarez in heaven.

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Roxann “Rocky” Bernie Tabaldo

   Roxann “Rocky” Bernie Tabaldo, 62, passed away peacefully in her home in

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Joan L. Pierce

Joan L. Pierce, 91, of Manteca, passed away peacefully at the family home on Monday, December 8, 2014.  She was born on March 21, 1923 in Chicago, IL and lived in Manteca for 53 years. 

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