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Flora Mable Alves
Former longtime Manteca resident
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Flora Mable Alves, 99, of Ripon,  passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2009, in Manteca.

Flora was born to the late  Manuel and Mary Morris on November 6, 1909 in San Jose.  She married  the boy next door, Manuel Alves, and they were married for over 40 years  until Manuel passed away in 1968.  She was a resident of Bethany Home  in Ripon for the past three years and lived in the Manteca area for  the past 80 plus years.

She loved trips to Lake Tahoe  and Reno, was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles up until the  day she passed away.  She loved playing Bingo at the Boys and Girls Club  of Manteca and still played almost every week at Bethany Home.  Flora  was a lucky lady who seemed to always have a new trinket on her night  stand.  She was social, loved to chat and never met a stranger.  She loved  49ers football, Giants baseball and even attended a World Series game  in Oakland.

Flora was preceded in death  by her husband, Manuel Alves; brothers Manuel Morris and John Morris;  and sisters Mary Morris Robinson and Madeline Morris.

Flora is survived by her two  children: daughter Dolores and son-in-law Edward J. Cardoza of Manteca;  son Lawrence and daughter-in-law Linda Alves of Ripon; sister-in-law  Beatrice Kantack of Manteca; and brother-in-law George Alves of Valley  Springs.  Grandchildren: Edward J. Cardoza Jr. and wife Belinda of Manteca;  Ronnie Alves of Washington State; Linda Cardoza of Manteca; Lisa Harp  of Manteca.  Great-grandchildren: Amanda Cardoza, Angelique Cardoza,  Ryan Cardoza, Matt Johnson and Jason Johnson of Manteca; Eddie Cardoza  III and wife Jessica of Ripon; and Edward Johnson and wife Maylee of  Lathrop.  Great-great-grandchildren: Edward Clayton Johnson, Elizabeth  Johnson, Noah Johnson and Em Smith of Lathrop; Gabriel Johnson, Kaladaya  Johnson, and Caleb Johnson of Manteca.  And many many nieces, nephews  and cousins.

Visitation will be Thursday,  August 27, 2009 at 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca; followed by a Rosary and Mass at 10:30 a.m.  at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 North Street, Manteca. Mrs. Alves’ funeral arrangements  are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. Guestbook  is available at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009