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Kerri Tapia
December 12, 1961-March 2, 2024
Kerri Tapia obit

Kerri Tapia, beloved Wife, Mother and Grammy, passed away unexpectedly on March 2, 2024.  She was born on December 12, 1961 to Edward and Bernice Lindermyer. She was born in San Luis Obispo and grew up in various cities including; Atascadero, Salinas, and Susanville,. 

   She graduated from Lassen High School (Susanville) in 1980. In February of 1984 she married the love of her life Rudy Tapia. They eventually settled in Manteca in 1985 to raise their two children Jennifer and Jonathan.`

   Kerri devoted her career to the community she loved. She started waitressing at Lyons and Kelly Brother’s Brewery. She taught aerobics at 24 hour fitness and In-Shape and was voted Best of Manteca for best aerobics instructor. She also worked at the Chamber of Commerce and Second Harvest Food Bank where she was a program director for over 10 years before retiring to become a full time grammy. 

   She leaves behind her grieving husband of 40 years, Rudy, and her two children: Jennifer (Jacob) Ander of Valley Springs and Jonathan (Danielle) Tapia of Modesto. Kerri is survived by her three grandchildren: Grayson, Emmelyn and Isla. Her sisters: Cindy (Jim) Kaatz of Nipomo, CA and Sue (Mike) Jesperson of Oroville. She also leaves behind multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.  

   She is preceded by her parents Ed and Bernice Lindermeyer and her mother-in-law Anne Tapia. 

   She and Rudy spent many weekends traveling to the Monterey, Napa, Murphy’s and visiting family throughout California. She enjoyed family trips to Disneyland and camping at Yosemite National Park. They also enjoyed yearly trips to Cabo and the Hawaiian islands, Maui was her favorite, and visits to Boston, Chicago, New York, and Pittsburgh. She enjoyed Bunco, the Manteca Youth Focus/Mainstage and various craft fairs. 

   She was an active member of Kiwanis of Manteca and was elected President in 2019-2020.  However, her favorite time was spent being grammy to Grayson and Emmelyn Ander and Isla Tapia. She never passed up an opportunity to spend time with them. They were the light of her life. 

   Kerri was the life of the party and never met a stranger. She was outgoing, chatty and full of life. The greatest loves of her life were her husband, Rudy, her children and her precious grandchildren.

They will carry her spirit with them forever. 

   At her request Kerri was an organ donor and was able to impact lives after her passing by giving life to others. 

   A Celebration of Life will be held at Manteca Senior Center on April 27th, from 

1 p.m.-4 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Kiwanis of Manteca or local charity of your choice.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Wednesday, April 24, 2024