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Dale Stoops, M.D.
General surgeon
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Dale Stoops M.D., 82, entered into rest on October 7, 2010 in Manteca, California. He was born on January 26, 1928 in Indiana to the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl and Dora Stoops. He was a resident of San Joaquin County for over 46 years. He was proceeded in death by his son Ronald A. Stoops as well as his parents.

Dr. Stoops is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie Stoops. His children are Robert M. Stoops of Manteca, Linda K. Lutes of Angwin, and Sharon A. Thigpen of Pope Valley. He was blessed by 7 grandchildren; Gina Bermejo, Jennifer Hollingsworth, Sara Thigpen, Stephen Lutes, Scot Thigpen, Cedric Lutes, Gilbert Lutes and 8 great grandchildren.

At the age of 22, Dale Stoops entered into the military through the United States Air Force serving from 1950-1954. Dr. Stoops operated his own medical practice for over 44 years in Manteca as a general surgeon. He enjoyed his work as he had a passion for helping others. His work traveled him all over the world doing medical mission work in places such as Africa, Hong Kong and Malaysia. While in practice, Dr. Stoops served as Chief of Staff at Doctors Hospital of Manteca, served on the Board of Directors at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, served on the School Board for MUSD and served on the board of directors at his church home. He was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ceres and Manteca and was a member of the Manteca Kiwanis.  Dr. Stoops was a true family man who was great listener. He loved to travel around the world with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered as a humble man who would help anyone with no expectations in return.

Dr. Stoops’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday October 16, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. He will be laid to rest in Maryland. An on-line guest book is available at In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Doctor’s Hospital of Manteca – Memorial Fund,  1205 E. North St. Manteca 95336 or Charity of Choice.

 Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010