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Ida Jane Tomlinson
November 20, 1929-January 10, 2021
Ida Tomlinson obit pic
Ida Jane Tomlinson, 91 of Manteca, California passed away on January 10, 2021.  Jane was born on November 20, 1929 in Red Oak, Oklahoma where she grew up.
   She married the love of her life, Lloyd Tomlinson, on June 11,1948. They would move to Tracy, California where they lived for over 34 years, then resided in Manteca, CA for 36 years.  She helped support her family by working as a teacher's assistant at South High School, as a press operator at Globe Cleaners with her last employment as a lead operator at Union Stewart at Triple E Produce before retiring.  
   While raising her children she loved being a room mother at North School where she was given the PTA Honorary Life Award for her service in the PTA.  She also enjoy being a Tracy High band booster member for the pride of Tracy Bulldog marching band. She enjoyed spending time at the Tracy Ball Park watching several family members play softball. She also was active in Tracy Republican Women's Club and a 36-year member of the American Legion #249 where she enjoyed the legion dinners, being the poppy lady and making wreaths for Memorial Day events.  
   She was proud of her Choctaw Heritage where she was involved in the Tracy Native American Club. She made her daughter's beading and costumes her highlight was meeting her Chief Gary Batton as to where he sent her and respectful Elders blanket on her 90th birthday.
Jane enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts. She loved her music George Jones and Joe Diffie. But most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren She would take them shopping, watch their games, recitals and cheer events.  She also looked forward to meals with her family, gatherings for birthdays and holidays.
   We would like to say thank you to DaVita of Manteca for taking such good care of her while she was there during her dialysis treatment .
   Jane was blessed with close relationships to her dear niece Shirley Mantaghi and nephew Eddie Tomlinson and enjoyed celebrations and visits with them throughout her life.
   Jane is preceded in death by her parents, Duke and Emeline Stallaby, siblings, John Stallaby Sr., Carrie Carriger, Florence Muncy, Steve Stallaby, Annabelle Barbee , Elizabeth Garry, Irene Greenberg and her husband of 68 years, Lloyd Tomlinson
   She is survived by her children, Gary Tomlinson, Debra Rodgers (Jeane),
four grandchildren, Brittney Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers, Brian Rodgers, Brandi Vinson (John),  one great-grandchild John Vincent III, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
   A celebration of life will be held at a later date in the future.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, January 19, 2021