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Emily Ruth Maberto
September13,1933-August 22, 2020
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Emily Ruth Maberto, age 86, died peacefully in her sleep after visiting by phone with her daughters. She was preceded in death by Edward Maberto.        
   She is survived by daughters, Elaine Swope (Matt), Edele Norman (Rob), and Elise Maberto. She is also survived by her six grandchildren, Michael and Anthony (Bryanna) Swope, William (Emily), Neil and Kent Norman, and Courtney Gill. She was blessed with three great-grand children, Charlotte Swope, Blake and Emma Norman.
   Emily graduated from Galt High School in 1951 and Sacramento Community College. Emily and Edward lived and farmed in Farmington for over 50 years. Emily was an active volunteer all her life. She was a Farmington PTA lifetime member, community club leader for Farmington 4-H, and on San Joaquin County 4-H Council.  She was a charter member of the San Joaquin Chapter California Women for Agriculture (SJCWA) holding almost every office and was awarded Women of the Year. She also was a state district director and state chairman. Her work with SJCWA focus was promoting Ag education.  She co-wrote several books and worked with San Joaquin County Office of Education to bring Ag literacy to schools. She volunteered many hours and was awarded in 1992 the “Volunteer of the Year” by CA Foundation for Ag in the Classroom. She also worked with the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau and helped establish the Education committee. Ever the volunteer, she was inducted to the San Joaquin County Ag Hall of Fame for her work in Agriculture in 2005. Emily was a member of St. Patrick’s Church Young Ladies Institute and St. Anthony’s Church. Emily enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, they belonged to the Stockton Elks Club, and Port City RV’ers travel group.
   She will be missed by her family who are comforted by her “life well lived.” In lieu of flowers, please make donations to SJCWA Memorial Scholarship Fund, Hospice of San Joaquin, Parkinson’s Research.
   P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Maberto family. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the graveside service is private for immediate family only. An online condolence book is available at

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, September 2, 2020