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Helen Camara
August 25, 1937-October 18, 2011

Helen Camara, 74, entered into rest on October 18, 2011 in Manteca. She was born on August 25, 1937 in California to the late Anthony and Guima Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Lewis Jr.

Helen is survived by her husband of 55 years, Tony Camara; her children, Gary Camara and wife, Kelly of Ripon, David Camara and wife, Charlotte of Manteca, and Karen Head and husband Joe, of Ripon. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Christopher Camara and wife Kelly, Paul Camara, Heather Camara, and Kyle Head; two great grandchildren, Emily Camara and Paige Camara. Helen is also survived by her brother, Jack Lewis and wife Jane of Manteca and sister-in-law, Hattie Lewis of Selma; one uncle Jack Luis and wife, Beatrice; and in-laws Kay Camara, Manuel and Gerry Camara, Claudia Camara, Trudy Camara, Vance and Mary Erickson, Alfred and Jean Martin, John and Vicky Camara, and Dean and  Janet Rich.

Helen was a lifetime resident of Manteca. She worked in the cafeteria at Nile Garden Elementary School for 22 years. She was an active member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church where she had served on Parish Council and St. Anthony’s School Board. Helen was a member of Ripon Grange, LUSO American and MRPS. She loved to watch her grandchildren play sports. She enjoyed time with family and eating dinner at Perko’s Restaurant table #8.

Mrs. Camara’s services are under the direction of PL Fry & Son Funeral Services, 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. A visitation has been scheduled for Monday, October 24, 4pm to 7pm followed by a Rosary at 7pm at PL Fry & Son Funeral Home. A Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 10:30am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 E. North Street, Manteca. Final resting place will be St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 17871 S. Carrolton Road, Escalon.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA. 95204. An online tribute wall is available for condolences and special messages to the family at search obituaries.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, October 20, 2011