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Alton F. Nelson
Retired MUSD truck driver
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Alton F. Nelson entered into eternal rest Oct. 30, 2010 in Manteca. He was born in Paris, Arkansas, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie and Bess Nelson. In heaven patiently waiting are his grandsons Darrin Nelson and Kevin Mc Lemore.

 Alton leaves behind his loving wife of 68 years, Mrs. Faye Nelson of Manteca. His children are Alton F. Nelson Jr. and wife Linda Sue of Stockton, Carolyn Correll of Manteca, Margaret Mc Lemore and husband Roger of Virginia, Kenneth Nelson of Lathrop and Linda Abernathy of Stockton. Alton was blessed to have 9 grandchildren: Brad Nelson, Shelly Fournier, Jarrod Correll, Melissa Johnson,  Daniel Nelson, Amanda Nelson, Jeffery Mc Lemore, Steven Abernathy and Deanne Abernathy. In addition, he has 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

 Alton was a Manteca resident for over 65 years. He worked for Manteca Unified School District as a truck driver for their food service department. Alton raised all of his children in Manteca. He made sure that his children always had a secure home to live in and worked hard enough so his wife Faye could stay home with their children, which was a true blessing. Alton never met a stranger. He always found a friend in anyone who crossed his path. He had a great sense a humor and it showed till his very last days.  Alton’s Christian Faith was never left unnoticed. He was a 40-year member of the Church Of Christ in Stockton. Family was always number one on his list. He cherished every moment he would spend with his wife and children. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apple of his eye. They brought so much joy to his life. He held a special place in his heart for his long- time friend, Lupe Archibeque whom he considered a daughter. In addition Alton felt blessed to have the best care givers; Christine Guerrero and Jayne Schwery. Al will be remembered for his endless love to his family, his loving personality and for knowing the true meaning of the word “Dad”.

 Mr. Nelson’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 from 2 to5 p.m. in the Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. at P.L. Fry & Son following a graveside service at Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA. Remembrances could be made to Disabled Veterans Charities, 13550 E. Ramona Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706. For condolences to the family please go to and search obituaries.

The family of Mr. Nelson would like to give special thanks to everyone at Optimal Hospice of Modesto for their care and support during these difficult times.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010