Earl Pimentel

Special Recognition

Earl Pimentel has been an outstanding teacher and Department Head at Manteca High School. He was a teacher who taught all levels of Spanish for 35 years. His leadership as Department Chairman and his outstanding rapport with students in his classroom was an inspiration to other teachers. Earl received several awards during his career, including the Bell Ranger Award, Educator of Excellence and Educator of the year.
After retiring from his teaching career, Earl Pimentel gave selflessly of himself for 16 years at Doctors Hospital of Manteca as a volunteer. He served as the Auxiliary President in 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004. He served as an ambassador to patients in their most critical time of need. In his capacity, Mr. Pimentel shaped the hospital experience for thousands of Mantecans. Frequently patients and hospital visitors would see Earl at the front desk. They would remind Earl that he had taught them or their children, leading to reminiscing and fond memories of their time in Earl’s classroom.
Earl Pimentel is a leader in the community in other community projects such as his involvement in the Manteca Historical Society and his leadership in the California Retired Teachers Association. Through his actions and his words Earl Pimentel has improved the quality of life in Manteca.


Donna J. Shannon

At Large

Donna Shannon is the definition of volunteerism. Donna and her family moved to the Greater Manteca area in 1978 and she immediately went to work as a volunteer on behalf of many organizations. During her employment at Manteca Tire, Precision Automotive, Delta National Bank, Manteca Unified and currently with the Manteca Convention & Visitors Bureau she always found time to volunteer. Since 1982 Donna has been an active volunteer with the Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose where she received the highest degree awarded. She served with the Manteca Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Board of Directors, Ambassador Chair and prepared the Manteca presentation at the San Joaquin County Fair winning several first place awards. As a member of Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis, she volunteered with the Annual Pumpkin Fair, bike trail clean-up, Special Access Day, Flags over Manteca and 4th of July parade. Donna has served on many organization’s Board of Directors including Valley Caps, Manteca Youth Focus, and theManteca Convention & Visitors Bureau. Donna also volunteered countless hours with Sequoia Heights Baptist Church, Give Every Child A Chance and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop’s Annual Telethon. Donna has received awards recognizing her volunteerism from Sunrise Kiwanis and in 2010 as Volunteer of the Year for the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Donna continually reaches out to help others and in most cases is the first to offer assistance when needed. Other than volunteering her time in the community, Donna enjoys bowling and spending time with family. Donna has three children, a son and two daughters.


Dr. Craig Bobson M.D.

Health Care

Dr. Craig Bobson was born and raised in Manteca, California. He attended Manteca High School where he received multiple Scholastic Achievement awards culminating in his being the Valedictorian of his graduating class. In addition to his academic achievements, Dr. Bobson was an outstanding athlete. He was captain of the football team, team’s Most Valuable Player, All League Selection, and Valley Oak League MVP. Dr. Bobson went on to play football at Delta Junior college where he was again captain of the football team and selected to the All-League Team. After Delta College, Dr. Bobson went on to Stanford University where he played football for Coach Bill Walsh. He graduated from Stanford University with Honors in Biology. After Stanford, Dr. Bobson went to the Chicago Medical School where he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class. He completed his Residency at San Joaquin General Hospital in 1985. Dr. Bobson and his wife Anne have two daughters, Claire and Jacqueline.
Having been born and raised in Manteca, he joined the Manteca Medical Group where he practiced for many years until opening his own practice. Truly, Dr. Bobson has tirelessly dedicated himself to the care of countless patients in Manteca. Even more, he has dedicated himself to the medical profession and his colleagues – a fact that is evident through the development of the medical office complex on Norman Drive. This development, led by Dr. Bobson, transformed the face of healthcare in Manteca and positioned it well for the future.
By any measure, Dr. Craig Bobson has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to the citizens in this community. For this reason and that he is a “local Product”, Dr. Craig Bobson has been selected to the Manteca Hall of Fame in the field of Health Care.


Albert Eugene Pagnucci

Government

Albert Eugene Pagnucci has been a community leader in the French Camp area from the early 1960’s to the present. Mr. Pagnucci involved himself in many volunteer and elected positions. He was a volunteer firefighter for the French Camp McKinley District from 1962 to 1981. In 1981 he was elected to be a Director of the Fire District. Al was the President of the French Camp Chamber of Commerce from 1968 to 1972.
Al also served on a number of school and athletic organizations. He was Director of the Twin City Little League, President of the East Union Boosters Club, and worked football games as a member of the “Chain Gang” for 32 years. Because of Albert’s involvement in school and Community activities, Mr. Pagnucci was selected Man of the Year on three separate occasions. In 1960 by the French Camp Parent Teacher association, in 1974-75 by the East Union High School Parent Teacher Association and by the French Camp Chamber of Commerce. He also received a commendation award from the Manteca Unified School District for outstanding volunteer work.
Mr. Pagnucci and his wife Katherine have two children, Patrick and Dena. He was employed by Teigert Construction for many years retiring in 1997. Al continued his volunteer work and farming, growing alfalfa, tomatoes, asparagus, walnuts and corn. Mr. Pagnucci’s civic mindedness and leadership ability have proven very valuable to the community over the years. His work in elected and volunteer positions make him well deserving of his induction into the Manteca, Lathrop, and French Camp Hall of Fame.


Bianca M. Jacklich

Community Service

Bianca Jacklich was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1913. As a child she learned to speak and read English and later became Valedictorian of her high school graduating class. She went on to graduate from Heald Business College and worked in the business sector until her marriage to Frank Jacklich in 1928. In 1936, Bianca and her husband purchased farm land in Manteca. Bianca was the mother of four children, Joanne Sanchez (deceased), Jane Lewis, Frank Jacklich, Jr. (deceased), and Vicki Camara. In Manteca, Bianca joined and served in the local women’s Auxiliary, visited wounded soldiers at local hospitals and sent letters and gifts to troops overseas. She and her family were recognized by the federal government for supporting the war effort and were awarded the 1943 Certificate of Farm Service by the U. S. Secretary of Agriculture.
Bianca was active in community service her entire adult life. She served in the Women’s Ambulance Defense Corps, The American Cancer Society and, the American Selective Service System. After recovering from a crash, caused by a drunk driver in 1971, where she and her husband were critically injured, Bianca became actively involved with the Manteca Safety Council, serving as president in 1975 and 1976. She remained active in the Safety Council for many years. She was elected to the Veritas Grammar School Board of Trustees serving for 15 years in the 1940s and 1950s. Bianca was a charter member and a life member of the Soroptomist International of Manteca from 1950 to 2012 and had perfect attendance during this period. She was a member of the Escalon Republican Women’s Federated, Italian Catholic Federation, Young Ladies Institute, and an active member, catechism teacher and Mass lector of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. In addition to enjoying her involvement in community service, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Bianca was an excellent cook, an avid reader and gardener. Bianca passed away in December of 2012 at the age of 103.


Ruth Anne Boggs

Education

Ruth Boggs continuously championed the cause of early childhood education in Manteca, advising and encouraging others who desired to establish preschools and day care centers. Ruth was involved with the education of children for over a half-century. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 1943 and Nursing School in 1945, she served on the Calla Elementary School Board from 1951 to 1965 when Manteca Unified School District was formed. Ruth and her husband Wayne had five children, Robert, Thom, John, Ruthanne, and Margaret. As the mother of five children she was active in the Calla Mothers Club and served as a 4-H leader for many years, including 25 years as the Community Leader of the Calla 4-H Club. In 1966, she was instrumental in establishing Humpty Dumpty Preschool as part of the Manteca Adult School. Humpty Dumpty was a parent participation preschool that included a weekly parenting class. Ruth taught the parenting class from inception and took over as the preschool teacher in 1967 where she remained for 16 years. Ruth always encouraged dialog among preschool directors and day care facilities, organizing luncheons and speakers to everyone’s benefit. She strongly emphasized the social aspect of preschool education. In addition to teaching, Ruth served on the Delta College Early Childhood Education Advisory Board that initiated plans for present child care facilities on campus. She was a lobbyist in Sacramento for the National Association for the Education of Young Children and volunteered at the Family Resource and Referral Center. She also belonged to the Central Valley Association for the Education of Young Children where she edited the newsletter for over 10 years. Ruth has done so much for so many and has been recognized by several organizations including Delta Zeta Lota in 1982 as First Lady of the Year.


Lindsay P. Munoz

Education

Lindsay Munoz was born and raised in Manteca. Lindsay, with his wife Patti, have a daughter Lindsey Paggett and son Michael Munoz. While attending Manteca High School, Lindsay excelled in tennis and basketball being selected All Valley Oak League in both sports. After graduating from Manteca High School, he earned a BA degree from California State University, Stanislaus, and began his teaching career in Manteca. During the next 33 years, Lindsay taught at Golden West Elementary School where he developed many innovative programs including writing the structure and rules for the Acorn League that provided after school sports for junior high students. While teaching at Golden West he earned his Master’s Degree in Administration. Lindsay moved to Manteca High School where he taught Ecology and Geology. He also coached Volleyball where his teams won four league championships and one undefeated season that took his team to the CIF Playoffs. In addition to coaching Volleyball, Lindsay also coached Track for 7 Years. Lindsay moved from Manteca High School to French Camp Elementary School as Vice Principal. He again started many innovate programs including the Authors’ Symposium which brought authors of children’s literature to the schools in the district. He also started the school wide Olympic Program that helped students understand sportsmanship, geography, and the cultures of many nations. After French Camp Elementary, Lindsay was selected as the Principal of Calla High School. As Principal he provided the leadership that helped increase the number of graduates every year for fifteen years. He elevated the position of Calla High School in the community so that the school was included, along with the comprehensive high schools, for scholarships and Student of the Month Awards. Lindsay was a member of Manteca Rotary Club serving as President in 2008.
Lindsay became involved the CAPS program and helped them to expand their services. Lindsay served on the Board of Directors for CAPS and brought awareness to the needs of those developmentally disabled adults. Since his retirement, Lindsay continues to help MUSD by substituting as an administrator as needed and counseling teachers and administrators to help them make the best contributions as professional educators.


Aaron E. Goodwin — Randy Bubba Black

Art

Aaron Goodwin, also known to his many listening fans as “Randy Bubba Black”, turned his dream into reality by becoming one of the most successful radio announcers in our area. As a teenager between 1985-1990, Aaron would agree to DJ at many school events. Aaron and his wife Dineen have two children, Anthony 26 and Kaylee, 24.
Upon graduating from Manteca High School, Aaron began his career at KSJQ and eventually transferred to the popular KWIN radio station in Stockton. He also used his talents at KSTN-AM, Rock 104-FM and KTRB. He came to Citadel Broadcasting Company in 1993 and immediately made an impact on his show as Randy “Bubba” Black on the very popular KATM, better known as KAT Country 103 FM. Aaron remained at KAT Country until 2011, where he also held the position of Program Director. While at Citadel Broadcasting Company as the Program Director, the station won the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association Radio Station of the Year Award in 2011. Aaron is currently the Operations Manager and Program Director at 105.9 The Bull. Aaron never forgot his hometown, he would announce numerous local events, and include Manteca schools and local police K-9 competitions in his on-air announcements as well as donate time to assist with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca and Lathrop’s Telethon.
Aaron has received some very prestigious awards including being the recipient of the 2000 Citadel Broadcasting Legend Award and Radio Station of the Year Award in 2011. During his career he has met some of the biggest stars in country music including: Taylor Swift, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Reba McIntire. Aaron is well known in the country radio music industry and helped make KAT Country/KATM one of the most respected set of call letters in country music.


Daryll Paul Quaresma

Agriculture

Daryll P. Quaresma is a product of the community of Manteca. He attended schools locally and in high school he was a member of the Future Farmers of America serving as President in 1979 and on the dairy judging team in 1982. Daryll and his wife Di have two daughters, Darian, 23 and Devanee’ 21.
Daryll is a board member of the Manteca Chamber of Commerce and was President in 2011-2012. Currently he is Chairman of the Board for the Oversight Committee of the Manteca Redevelopment Agency.
Daryll is a third-generation farmer and a fourth-generation business owner originating from Manteca. Daryll began his career in farming, working diligently for his family-owned dairy starting at the young age of twelve. With his father and brothers they successfully built a 1,400 cow dairy in Manteca. In the year 2000, Daryll sold his ownership of the dairy to one of his brothers, and established 2Q Farming, Inc. and 1Q Farms, Inc.
Daryll currently farms numerous acres of almonds, grapes, corn, and winter forage in San Joaquin and Merced Counties. Additionally, 2Q Farming Inc., provides custom almond harvesting services to San Joaquin and Stanislaus County land owners. Daryll has always exhibited a sincere respect for the land and stays current on improved techniques for proper and optimal farming practices. Daryll and his wife, Di, are also owners of California Almonds LLC, which markets almonds, almond related products and almond butter and is sold throughout California by SaveMart Supermarkets and is also sold via the internet. Additionally, they are co-owners (with other principals) of Molly’s Truck Beverages Inc., that process almond milk and iced coffee beverages and is sold in over 300 stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and various New England and east coast states.
Daryll’s accomplishments have earned him the honor of being inducted into the Manteca, Lathrop, and French Camp Hall of Fame.


John “Jack” Thomson

Athletics

Jack is an outstanding educator both in the classroom and as a dedicated coach in baseball, football and golf. Jack has an excellent reputation in the San Joaquin Section and through the State of California.
Jack’s record speaks for itself. He has coached nine Valley Oak League championship teams and has been named Valley Oak League Coach of the Year eight times. He has also been named Coach of the Year by the Modesto Bee and the Stockton Record. He has 551 wins in his career and ranks in the top 30 of all time in the State of California.
Jack serves as a positive role model to his students, peers and with anyone he comes into contact. Many coaches, former players and individuals consult with Jack due to his willingness to help and instruct.
Jack is active in the community as exemplified by his lifetime membership in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He has also been involved with the N.C.O.A as a football official for 13 years, advancing and being promoted as a crew chief for eight years. Jack has been an active member of Manteca Babe Ruth for almost 30 years, giving back to the youth of our community by also providing yearly baseball clinics for Little Leaguers. For the past several years, Jack has been a board member of the ABCA National Baseball Rules Committee. Coach Thomson’s accomplishments extend to a successful home life where he and his wife Paula raised four outstanding young men, John, Scott, Travis, and Michael, they all attended college and excelled both academically and athletically.
Jack has been a positive role model and impacted many individuals in the area and deserves this recognition of being inducted into the Manteca, Lathrop, and French Camp Hall of Fame.


Robert “Budge” and Arlene Brown

Business

Robert “Budge” Brown and his wife Arlene operated the Manteca Waterslides at Oakwood Lake for 30 years. They provided employment to 500 Manteca area residents annually with an annual payroll of over a million dollars. For many young people it was their first job. They farmed their Manteca ranch for several years and then Budge started a sand mining operation in 1970. When the pits used for mining filled with water from the San Joaquin River, they opened Oakwood Lake Resort. Budge became fascinated with a natural waterslide while visiting Hawaii. Returning to Manteca Budge set out to replicate the slide. The result was a 720 foot long concrete waterslide coated with epoxy. Frustrated with the concrete pipe design, so he set out to design waterslides out of fiberglass in five-foot diameter tubes. Budge is known in the waterpark industry as “The Father of the Fiberglass Waterpark Slide”. He was the first to build a modular, fiberglass tubular waterslide. Waterparks around the world still have some variation of his original design. He also built a number of waterparks in northern and southern California, Australia and New Zealand. The Water Park Hall of Fame, where Budge and Arlene were inducted posthumously in 2014, still rate his slides as some of the fastest ever built. With a great love of wine making, they opened the Tulip Hill Winery in 2000. After the passing of his beloved wife Arlene, Budge began a second winery, Cleavage Creek in Pope Valley with the purpose of creating world class wines and to raise awareness of breast cancer, while donating ten percent of the profits to fund alternative treatment and research. Although no longer with us, the Browns put Manteca on the map and will always be known as the home of Oakwood Lake Waterslides.