Tony Jaques
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Tony Jaques, 81, a longtime Tracy-area farmer, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 10, at home.

The son of Frank and Mary Jaques, he was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Banta and attended Banta and Tracy schools.

After operating a dairy for several years, Mr. Jacques switched to row-crop farming, growing tomatoes, alfalfa and other crops.

He was later joined by his two sons, Anthony and Mario Jaques, in Jaques Farms, which developed into a major Tracy-area farming operation.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Ann Jaques of Tracy; four daughters, Antoinette Crosby, and her husband, Mike, of Manteca, Diana Mast, and her husband, Daniel, Marie Morris, and her husband, Ronald, and Ann Jaques-Machado, all of Tracy; two sons, Anthony Jaques, and his wife, Nance, of Tracy and Mario Jaques of Stockton; and 12 grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters, Delores Parson of San Jose and Evelyn Machado of Tracy.

A rosary and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave. Burial will be in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.

Visitation will be observed from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave.

An online guest book is available at www.frymemorialchapel.com to share condolences and messages for the family.

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