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Loren Bruce Stanfield
March 27, 1950 to May 22, 2011
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It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of our beloved brother Loren Bruce Stanfield. Bruce was born on Mar 27, 1950, in Oakdale, CA to Thomas and Doris Russell Stanfield.

He was born with Down’s Syndrome. His mother was encouraged to place him in an institution but she instead lovingly cared for him until her passing in 2006. He left this world holding the hand of his twin sister Bonnie and peacefully joined his beloved mother in Heaven. With a smile that opened hearts Bruce was full of love. He loved his family, especially the children, and had a special friendship with one of his school friends Barbara. He attended the Alan Short Center in Stockton for many years, participating in the Special Olympics, Art and Band. He was an artist and exhibited and sold many of his paintings at the Alan Short Gallery. He loved music and dancing. His favorite pastime was watching old TV shows like Bonanza, and I Dream of Jeannie. He could lose himself in the movie Wizard of Oz, showing so much emotion for Dorothy’s perils. He is survived by his sister Bonnie Stanfield of Eureka, CA, his brother David Stanfield (wife Linda) of Arnold, CA and brother Gary Stanfield (wife Tina) of Modesto, CA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. His beautiful smile and loving heart will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Deegan Funeral Chapel in Escalon.  His graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11 am at Farmington Memorial Cemetery.  There is an online guest book available at to share your condolences.  In loving memory donations may be made to the Farmington Fire Dept., PO Box 73, Farmington CA 95230.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Saturday, May 28, 2011