Stanley Van Boven, 74, passed away at his home in Escalon, California surrounded by his family on December 8, 2018. He was born in Fremont, Michigan on April 17, 1944 to Bert and Alice Van Boven. He was the seventh born of nine children. He moved to California with his family when he was very young. He attended Ripon Christian School and Ripon High School. Stan served in the National Guard for three years.
Stan worked as a carpenter, remodeling and building homes, barns, fences, and pouring concrete, among many other projects. The best years of his career were when he worked alongside his brother, Richard. Stan was always sure to add his own touches to every home he lived in, whether that was to build it from the ground up, demo it down to the studs for a fresh start, or renovate small parts of the home. He also helped with many projects at his daughters’ homes.
Stan enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved going to the coffee shop to meet up with “the guys” or to Starbucks to have coffee with his daughters, Brenda and Jodie. On most Mondays, he would go to Sharon’s house to help out with barn chores. And between those “dates” he was sure to give a couple or all of the girls a “jingle” on the phone as they got their days started. Stan enjoyed reading and “Survivor,” the tv show. He and his wife, Joann, went most everywhere together and enjoyed traveling to Oregon from time to time to visit family and friends there. He loved to go camping and spend time outdoors. He loved planting and tending to trees, while Joann would manage the flowers. He enjoyed a good game, whether it was Uno, Train dominoes, or Parcheesi, with anyone that would play. And, on many afternoons, you might find him sitting in his workshop visiting with a friend or nephew who had stopped by.
Stan leaves behind his wife, Joann Van Boven, his children, Brenda (Ken) Thomason of Manteca, Sharon (Tony) Furtado of Oakdale, Jodie (Jeremy) Estarziau of Linden, Melissa (Brett) Delgado of Ripon, Sandy (Kevin) Brinkman of Salida, Dan Egger, Timothy Egger both of Modesto, and Trisha (Robert) Long of Roseburg , OR. He was blessed with 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Ben (Rita) Van Boven of Fremont, MI and Kenneth (Elaine) Van Boven of Oakdale, his sisters, Elsie Mulder of Ripon, Joyce (Woody) Van Vuren of Boise, Idaho, Judy (Irvin) Baker of Ripon. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Stan was greeted in Heaven by his parents and his older brothers, George Van Boven, Richard Van Boven and Robert Van Boven, and step-son Kenneth Taylor. He will be most remembered for his big hugs, warm smiles, great laugh, and being a friend to everyone.