Death Notices: Aug. 16 to 22
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Virginia W. Lauppe, 94, a Tracy resident since 1947, died Thursday , Aug. 22, at Astoria Gardens care center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave,

Rose F. Valdespino, 82, a Tracy resident since 1942, died Wednesday, Aug. 21. Visitation will be observed from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., with a rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. A guest book is online at www.frymemorialchapel.com.

Oren Leon Shultz Jr., 69, a former Banta resident and hay hauler, died Monday, Aug. 19, in Mount Ida, Ark. Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the family cemetery in Little Fir, Ark.

John B. Castro, 64, a 25-year resident of Tracy who worked for Byron Bethany Irrigation District in Byron, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., and a vigil will begin at 7 p.m. that same day at St. Bernard's. Memorial contributions in Mr. Castro’s name may be sent to the St. Bernard’s building fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, CA 95376.

Jose Terra Vargas, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 18, at Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson following a long illness. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Entombment in Tracy Mausoleum, 8842 W. Schulte Road, will follow. Visitation will be observed beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, followed by recitation of a rosary at 7 p.m., at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. A guest book is online at www.frymemorialchapel.com.

Talia Lyn Pope-Ferris, 33, of El Dorado Hills, a Tracy High School graduate, died Friday, Aug. 16. A memorial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Sunrise Community Church, 8321 Greenback Lane, in Fair Oaks. Contributions to a memorial fund for her children may be made online.

Marcia Lee Baier, 71, a longtime Banta resident, died Friday, Aug. 16. Visitation will be observed beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by recitation of a rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will follow in Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions in Mrs. Baier's name to UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center; checks should be payable to UC Regents and may be mailed to UC Davis Health Sciences, Development, 4900 Broadway, Ste. 1150, Sacramento, CA 95820.

Edward H. Derby, 77, a lifelong resident of Tracy, died Aug. 15 at his home. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Park View Funeral Home, 3661 French Camp Road, in Manteca. Contributions in Mr. Derby’s name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204; or to the American Cancer Society, 207 E. Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Manuel Molina Esquer, 81, of Tracy, died Aug. 15. Visitation will be observed Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by a rosary at 7. A Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave, followed by a reception at noon at 2042 Superior Court. Burial with military honors will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road. Memorial contributions may be sent to Wells Fargo Bank, 2600 S. Tracy Blvd., in the name of Manuel Esquer.

Richard Paul "Rick" Dunning, 64, a retired plumber and longtime Tracy resident, died Aug. 13. A celebration of his life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 W. Schulte Road. Contributions in Mr. Dunning's name can be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Ernest John “Ernie” Holtz, 92, a World War II veteran who had lived in Tracy for 30 years, died Aug. 10 in Manteca. Services will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Contributions in Mr. Holtz’s name may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

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