Death Notices: Dec. 14 to 20
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Vern Birmingham, 69, of Manteca, a former Tracy Defense Depot employee, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, in a Manteca hospital. Services are pending. Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., will handle arrangements.

Nordean “Dean” Fraser, 65, of Tracy, died at home Tuesday, Dec. 18. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 4 at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave., followed by inurnment in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

• Geneva Louise Kennedy, 85, an H.J. Heinz Co. retiree, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Modesto. A memorial will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 29 at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Road, in Manteca. Burial in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Escalon will be set at a later date.

• Lifelong Tracy resident Lucy “Diana” Villalovoz, 68, died Sunday, Dec. 16, at Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., and burial will follow. Visitation will be observed beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave., followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. Contributions in Ms. Villalovoz’s name may be sent to a charity of the donor’s choice.

• Death Notices is a column that briefly announces deaths of past and present Tracy residents, as well as people with local ties. Individual notices for people who have lived or worked in Tracy or Mountain House, including photographs and lists of survivors, are published in the Tracy Press print edition and posted to this website each Friday as a courtesy to readers. This column is updated throughout the week as information is received. For information, call the Tracy Press copy desk at 830-4280 or email Questions concerning paid obituaries should be directed to the retail advertising department at 830-4260.

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