John Hector Perez, Sr. & Evangeline (Vangie) Frances Perez

Married for 52 years, John Hector Perez, Sr. and Evangeline (Vangie) Frances Perez have gone on rest just 13 days apart. John was born on May 7, 1945 in Oakland, California. and Vangie was born on November 28, 1950 in Hayward, California. John was laid to rest on August 15, 2021 in Manteca and shortly after Vangie entered the rest on August 29, 2021. John was 76 and Vangie was 70.
John and Vangie are survived by their children, John Perez Jr. (Tiffany), Daniel Perez Sr. (Jennifer), Lydia-Anne Cook (Nathan) and Sharon Perez. Vangie has a surviving brother, Rudy Hernandez and his nephew Rudy Hernandez. They were blessed by 19 grandchildren, Priscilla Brown (Matthew), John Perez (Elisabet), Thomas Perez, Tayler Wade (Kenny), Payton Perez, Alyson Perez, Stefany Perez, Ashtyn Perez, Samuel Perez, Brianna Perez, Daniel Perez, Jr.., Amelia Perez, Jasmine Cook, Nathan Cook, Joshua Cook, Luke Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Erik Johnson and Lydia Johnson as well as three great-grandchildren, Titus Brown, Louie Grace Perez and Faith Amelia Perez.
Hector and Vangie met at church in the 60’s. John was her Sunday school teacher, he was 18 and she was 13, he entered the army and served in the army and came back. home years later. They were reunited, fell in love and married on April 12, 1969. John had contracted spinal meningitis while in the military and was told that if he survived he would not and could not walk. not have children… well, the Lord certainly had more. plans and blessed them both with an incredibly large family.
John has always been a good supplier, often working 6-7 days a week to make sure his family is well looked after. He worked in a furniture finishing and repair company for 62 years. Vangie has been a real estate agent for the past three years, having also worked in several nursing homes before that. However, the job she was most proud of was being a mother and staying home to raise children during their school age years.
Their love for their family was surpassed only by their love for Jesus Christ. Hector was an ordained minister and occasionally spoke or preached a sermon, but he was most often found playing bass guitar on the church worship team. Vangie found her power in the Lord through prayer, often found in intercession for her family, friends, and members of their church.
Being involved in their children’s lives was a top priority, from school activities to sporting events, you would always find John and Vangie in the stands cheering. It is also no secret that the family loved Disneyland and made a point of spending countless family vacations there and returning later in life to bring grandchildren and spend time with their children. now adults and their families. It was definitely a magical place for them and created so many memories that will be cherished forever.
Christmas at Perez House was a sight to see and an unforgettable experience! The tree often touched the vaulted ceiling and the gifts surrounding it were so huge that it filled the entire living room. It was a house of joy, love and family! Even though they are gone and will be missed, their legacy lives on with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hector and Vangie were remarkable people who couldn’t live without each other and take comfort in knowing that they are together in Heaven and that we will see them again.
PL Fry & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the Perez family. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the PL Fry & Son Chapel, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca, CA. John and Evangeline will be buried on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at
11:30 a.m. at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery – Santa Nella, CA. An online tribute is available for condolences to the family at
For those unable to attend, a link will be provided on the PL Fry website under the tribute of John Perez and Evangeline Perez (no password required)

Manteca (California) Bulletin

Saturday 11 September 2021

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