Herbert Eugene Camron

August 9, 1917October 29, 2012

Herbert (Herb) Eugene Camron was born on August 17, 1917 in Mt. Vernon, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine, of 64 years, three brothers and three sisters.

He grew up and went to school in Mt. Vernon, MO., where he farmed with his father before joining the Coast Guard in 1943. He was stationed at Fort McHenry, Maryland through the end of World War II. During his service, Herb met the love of his life, Jo Schatz, whom he married in 1946. In 1963 they moved west to California with their son Pete and daughter Amy, where they made their home in Modesto. He worked for McBride's Appliance and later at Gallo Winery.

He had a very giving heart and enjoyed helping people at every opportunity. He touched many hearts with his kind and gentle spirit.

He is survived by his son, Peter McManus of Dinuba, CA., his daughter, Amy Wade of Modesto, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A chapel service will be held at Lakewood Funeral Home (Heritage Chapel), 900 Santa Fe Ave., Hughson, CA., on Monday, November 5th at 11:00 AM. Lakewood Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts to Community Hospice. Remembrances and condolences can be left at


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 5, 2012

Herbert Eugene Camron

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Lizbeth Clayton

November 9, 2012

Heavens have one more Angel!!!! He left a beautiful legacy in you dear Amy His beautiful and loving personality lives in you!!!!
Our Love and Prayers go to all the family.
Liz,Tom,Dianna & Chris Clayton

November 4, 2012

Please accept our deepest sympathy..
Betty Thrasher and family

Linda Johannes

November 3, 2012

I grew up with Amy and have so many fond memories of Herb and the family. After school or on the weekends I was always spending time with the family and will cherish these memories forever. My love and prayers go out to the family.
Linda Johannes

Toni Koch

November 2, 2012

I spent a lot of time over at Amy's house all through high school. And I have the fondest memories of Mr. Camron, which I will treasure forever. I seriously think he enjoyed our giggling, music, drama and goofiness! He made it so easy for me to just be myself, and he always made me feel welcome, as part of the family. He took us to Sunset Beach, Big Trees and Oregon, and he had as much fun as we did!

I am so sadden by his passing. I am so grateful of my memories. It is my deepest wish that his family finds peace and comfort with their memories.

Toni Koch

John&Vivian Reele/Fergel

November 2, 2012

Jo & Herb have been our loved neighbors since our moving here in 1977. Welcoming us into their neighborhood and family, watching the girls grow, it was kind of like being back in Niagara Falls again with us crossing the street to make a friendly visit or share and Italian recipe.
He will be sadly missed. May he rest in Peace.

Lakewood Funeral Home

November 2, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.