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John Hector Perez, Sr. & Evangeline (Vangie) Frances Perez
May 7, 1945-August 15, 2021 / November 28, 1950-August 29, 2021
John Evangeline Perez obit pic
Married for 52 years, John Hector Perez, Sr. and Evangeline (Vangie) Frances Perez entered into rest just 13 days from one another. John was born on May 7, 1945 in Oakland, CA. and Vangie was born on November 28, 1950 in Hayward, CA. John was entered into rest on August 15, 2021 in Manteca and shortly after Vangie entered into rest on August 29, 2021. John was 76 years old and Vangie was 70 years old.
   John and Vangie are survived by their children, John Perez Jr. (Tiffany), Daniel Perez Sr. (Jennifer), Lydia-Anne Cook (Nathan) and Sharon Perez. Vangie has one surviving brother, Rudy Hernandez and nephew Rudy Hernandez. They were blessed by 19 grandchildren, Priscilla Brown (Matthew), John Perez (Elisabet), Thomas Perez, Tayler Wade (Kenny), Payton Perez, Alyson Perez, Stefany Perez, Ashtyn Perez, Samuel Perez, Brianna Perez, Daniel Perez, Jr., Amelia Perez, Jasmine Cook, Nathan Cook, Joshua Cook, Luke Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Erik Johnson and Lydia Johnson and also three great-grandchildren, Titus Brown, Louie Grace Perez and Faith Amelia Perez.
   Hector and Vangie met in church in the 60’s. John was her Sunday school teacher, he was 18 and she was 13, he went into the military and served in the Army and returned home years later. They were reunited, fell in love and were married April 12, 1969. John had come down with spinal Meningitis while in the Army and was told if he survived he would not walk nor be able to have any children…well the Lord certainly had other plans and blessed them both with an amazingly large family.
   John was always a good provider, often working 6 or 7 days a week to make sure his family was well cared for. He worked in furniture refinishing and repair business for 62 years. Vangie was a Realtor for the last three years, with time also working at several nursing home facilities prior to that. Although, the job she took the most pride in was being a mother and staying home raising her children during their school age years.
Their love for their family was only surpassed by their love for Jesus Christ. Hector was an ordained Minister and would speak on occasion or preach a sermon, but he was most often found playing the bass guitar in the church worship team. Vangie found her power in the Lord through prayer, often found in intercession for her family, friends and members of their church.
Being involved in their children’s lives was of top priority, from school activities to sporting events, you would always find John and Vangie in the stands cheering. It is also no secret that the family loved Disneyland and made it a point to spend countless vacations there as a family and also returning later in life to take grandkids and spend time with their now adult children and their families. It definitely was a magical place for them and created so many memories that will be cherished forever.
   Christmas at the Perez household was a sight to see and an experience to remember! The tree often touched the vaulted ceiling and the presents around it were so immense that it filled the entire living room. It was a house of joy, of love and of family!  Even though they are gone and will be missed, their legacy lives on with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Hector and Vangie were remarkable people who could not live without each other and brings comfort to our hearts knowing that they are together in heaven and we will see them again.
   P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Perez family.  A celebration of life will be on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. held at P.L. Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. John and Evangeline will be laid to rest on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at
11:30 a.m. at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery – Santa Nella, CA. An online tribute is available for condolences to the family at
   For those who are unable to attend there will be a link provided on P.L. Fry’s website under the tribute of both John Perez and Evangeline Perez (no passwords required)

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Saturday, September 11, 2021