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Connie J. Eavenson
October 2, 1939-February 2, 2012

Connie J. Eavenson, 72, entered into rest on Thursday, February 2, 2012 in Palo Alto, CA. She was born on October 2, 1939 in Iowa City, IA. She is preceded in death by parents, Elmer Lewis, Paul and Thelma Paulina Niday, as well as brother Lewis Stant Niday.

She leaves behind her children, Cathy Horn and husband Doug of Manteca, Rebecca Hoogendoorn and husband Richard of Ripon, Scott Eavenson and wife Merisa of Ripon and Lorna Elness and husband Mark of Manteca. She was blessed with nine grandchildren, David Palmaymesa and wife Jean of Manteca, Justin Palmaymesa and wife Amanda of Elk Grove, Kelly Palmaymesa of Manteca, Zachary Horn of Manteca, Ryan Hoogendoorn of Manteca, Randy Hoogendoorn of Manteca, Daniel Eavenson of Ripon, Cameron Eavenson of Ripon and Kelcie Eavenson of Ripon. Connie has six great grandchildren, Cody Palmaymesa, Caroline Palmaymesa, David Palmaymesa, Zoe Hoogendoorn, Tristan Palmaymesa and Presley Palmaymesa-Doughty.

Connie filled her life with as much fun as she could. She loved to laugh, sing, and cuddle babies. Looking around I see her in her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Many can recount the craft projects that she brought out to celebrate life. Projects that may be forgotten but the memories of the time spent in laughter and fun will never be erased. Music was an important part of her life. She taught us to sing loud and often. If it ain't country, it ain't music, was a proclamation she enjoyed using.

Her wacky sense of humor has helped us overcome many of life's trials and I know will sustain us in the days to come. So keep your ears open momma, we're still singing for you! Arrangements for Ms. Eavenson are under the direction of P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. All services will be held private until further notice. Please visit our website at for updated service information or for condolences to the family.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, February 10, 2012