Daisy Dean Calico Delaney
Daisy Dean Calico Delaney, 95, of Manteca, Calif., passed away on Feb. 22, 2018, at home where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law.
She was born in Clifty, Ark., to John Calvin Calico and Tenny Bell Mundell Calico on June 11, 1922. She attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Clifty and worked on the family farm with her father and brothers. She moved to Southern California in 1946 and later lived in Barstow, Calif., for 29 years before moving to Manteca five years ago. She worked in food service for schools and hospitals for 30 years. She was a Christian since an early age. She enjoyed cooking and embroidering and loved her family most of all.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her six brothers, Arvel Calico, Theodore Calico, Jewel Calico, Otto Calico, Oval Calico, Jack Calico; a daughter, Carmelita Ann Fitch; and her husband, Jack Delaney.
She is survived by her two sons, Gene Fitch (Patt) of Prairie Grove, Ark., and Jerry Wasserman (Ginger) of Apple Valley, Calif.; two daughters, Norma Faye Clark (Paul) of Barren Springs, Va., and Shirley Hausafus (Robert) of Manteca; two stepsons, Tim Yeager and Jim Bowman; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral service was held Saturday, March 3, at Mead Mortuary, 36930 Irwin Rd, Barstow, CA 92311. Burial followed at Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum in Pomona, Calif.
The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to her doctor and staff of Kaiser Health Care, and all of the caregivers who helped fulfill her wishes to remain at home. Donations may be sent to American Heart Association.