Rick Simpson, 59, of Vernalis, died today in Modesto after an illness. No services are planned at this time.

Leticia Negrete Chavez, 58, a native of Mexico who lived in Tracy for 19 years, died Tuesday at her home. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 163 W. Eaton Ave., followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road.