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Bill Carson
World War II veteran
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Bill Carson 84, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 28, 2010 in Manteca. He was born on April 29, 1926 in McFarland, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents W.T. and Carrie Carson as well as siblings Leda Carson and Robert Carson.

Bill leaves behind his loving companion and wife of the last 26 Rosie Rogers. His children are; Terry L. De Ruyter and husband Cornie, Karen T. Marner and husband Stephen, Scott W. Carson and wife Lisa, stepchildren; Alfred Rogers Jr. and wife Tammy Woods, Lisa Rogers and husband Robert Cardoza.  

He was blessed with 14 grandchildren; Chris, Brian, Andrea, Stephanie, Jonathan David (JD), Sarah, Jeremy, Cole, Frank, Devon, Baylee, and Syddra. Bill also has 5 great grandbabies.  

Bill was a World War II veteran serving his country proudly for four years through The Corporal 2nd Infantry Regiment. Bill then went on to work for Fonseca Farms for over 48 years operating heavy farm equipment.  The Fonsecas were Bill’s second family. He worked alongside Albert Fonseca and his grandsons. Bill was a man of many interests who lived a wonderful life. He was the chaplain for VFW post 6311 for 14 years. Bill was a loyal Raider fan never missing a breath taking game. He and his wife Rosie enjoyed taking long drives to contemplate the different sceneries. Bill was a devout husband, loving father and grandfather, but most of all he was a friend to all.

Arrangements for Mr. Carson are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Services will be held at a later date. For condolences to the family please visit our web-site at    
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011