John Arlen Etchebarne
Jan 21, 2012 - July 5, 2013
John Arlen Etchebarne was born January 21, 2012. God blessed his parents and family with his absolute perfection for 17 months. They wouldn't trade their time with him for the world. He was sent to them as a beacon of pure goodness and love, and will forever be remembered with that legacy. Johnny could not have been a happier baby nor more loved. He was always smiling. He was a little garden gnome; he enjoyed playing outside and insisted on "helping" his parents and grandparents with watering flowers and doing yard work. He took his role as the big brother to the family's dogs seriously... he was such a little boss. He loved animals, but had a special fondness for cats and cows, meowing and mooing whenever he saw them. He had so much fun playing with rocks, dirt, water, mud, sticks, and anything else that would get him dirty with his Grandpas. He was so sweet and loving and would give his Mommy and Daddy big hugs and kisses. He would run to greet them with such exuberance when he saw them. Johnny also liked building with his blocks, being pushed around on his truck by his Daddy, riding in his wagon like a prince with his Gigi, and dancing and twirling silly in the living room with his Mommy. He made his parents and his family better people, and he will always be in their hearts. He will always be their little Baby Doll, Johnny Angel.
He is survived by his parents, Marc Etchebarne and Ashley Peters Etchebarne of Modesto, his grandparents Mich and Kathy Etchebarne and Arlen and Susan Peters of Modesto, his aunts and uncles Hannah Peters of Modesto, Kristen Etchebarne and Kevin Murphy of Modesto, and Brett and Kally Etchebarne of East Lansing, Michigan and his great grandparents, John and Phyllis Toney of Carmichael, Earle and Noel Warner of Modesto, Norma Peters of Modesto and Yvonne Etchebarne of Cedarville. He will be missed dearly by his beautiful little cousins Conrad and Charlotte Etchebarne in Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Cricket's House. Cricket's House is a non-profit organization that provides shelter services for infants and toddlers, the youngest of the neglected, abused and at risk children in Stanislaus County.
7441 River Nine Dr.
Modesto, CA 95356
There will be a Rosary Service at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on Maze Blvd., Friday 12th at 6:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Stanislaus Church Saturday on Maze Blvd., Saturday 13th at 11:30 A.M.
Published in the Modesto Bee from July 10 to July 12, 2013