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Irma Vegas
22-year Manteca resident
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Irma Vegas, 59, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Stanford, CA. She was born in San Jose, CA on July 7, 1950 to the late Ysidro & Natalia Barrera.

A Manteca resident for over 22 years, she worked for Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale. She retired in 2004 after 19 years of service.

Irma leaves behind her loving husband of 41 glorious years, Patrick “Pat” Vegas of Manteca; daughter, Angel Leverich and husband, Bob of Stockton; son, Joe Vegas and wife, Krystena of Manteca, sisters, Soyla Bara and Alice Flores both of Manteca, and brothers-in-law, Felipe Fuentes of Modesto and Alfredo Flores of Manteca.

She was also blessed with five grandchildren, D’Anna Leverich, Natiana Leverich, Savannah Leverich, Benjamin Leverich and Giselle Vegas.

 Mrs. Vegas was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Christian; a faithful member of First Assembly of God for over 22 years. At the church she was very involved in the arts department, making banners and custom sets  for their musical programs. A Godly woman who showed Jesus by having a servant’s heart to everyone she knew. She was known to many as “Mom”; always taking in families and helping out others in need.

Irma treasured her family beyond words; one of the greatest joys of her life was being a Nana. She looked forward to spending time with her grandkids and spoiling them. Not only did she spoil the family but she was also spoiled by her husband and family. Years ago she sketched on a napkin her “dream home”, then showing it to Pat, he made her dream a reality. The love & respect they shared together was amazing; on their 25th anniversary they renewed their wedding vows at First Assembly of God and then set sail on a romantic cruise.

Irma will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and her extravagant jewelry and nails; always looking her best. She loved shopping, collecting anything and everything, and her beloved Smokey Robinson.

Irma had a heart of gold and will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her brother, Casimiro “Joe” Bara and sister, Consuelo Fuentes.

P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, is in care of all arrangements. A Visitation will be held in the Chapel on Friday, July 17, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. immediately followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:30 a.m. Committal will be at East Union Cemetery. An online guestbook is also available at for signing and remembrances.

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Retirement Fund of Reverend Richard Brown C/O First Assembly of God, 486 Button Avenue, Manteca 95336. Rev. Brown was the pastor of First Assembly of God for 25 years before retiring, this fund has been set up to help with his medical expenses.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, July 16, 2009