Nancy Dos Reis passed away early Thursday morning, November 3rd. She was surrounded by her family and passed to heaven peacefully and in full knowledge of the love surrounding her. She leaves behind a wealth of accomplishments, recognitions and a community that holds her dearly and misses her sorely.Born in Oakland, California and raised by her parents, Geraldine and Carl Grath, she remained a California girl all her life building her family and professional life in the Stockton area. Among her many accomplishments, Nancy became a Deputy Sheriff in San Joaquin County in 1971 and was the first female on Patrol. She later transferred to the District Attorney's Office where she became a lead Investigator in the Parental Child Abduction Unit. She was awarded Investigator of the Year by California DA Investigators for her accomplishments in this assignment. She was a loving and always courageous daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and sister. She was an unfailingly loyal, generous and steadfast friend to the many people she gathered into her universe. She enjoyed to laugh, to garden, to cook, to fish, to sketch. But most of all, her favorite past time was to cheer and support her grandsons in their many sporting events. She loved angels and has become one. She never boasted but accomplished and finished what she started with precision, and passion, and flawless results. She is survived by her daughter, Heather Somers-Fontes; grandsons, Matthew Somers and Joseph Fontes; and brother, Carl (Susan) Grath. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Edward Dos Reis.
A Memorial Mass is planned for December 2nd. To be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Lodi, reception to follow. A private Interment ceremony will precede the mass at Cherokee Memorial Cemetery.