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Robert E. Gallagher
Passed away in San Rafael, CA, September 24, 2002 at age 89. Beloved husband of Dorothy Gallagher of Point Reyes Station. Loving father of Colleen Rogers of Tiburon, Daniel A. Gallagher of Cotati, Maureen E. Gallagher of Sonoma, Kirby J. Gallagher of Point Reyes Station and the late Brian R. Gallagher. Grandfather of five. Brother of George M. Gallagher of Point Reyes Station, Eileen Gollan of Cloverdale and Katherine Feiderspiel of Berkeley. Brother-in-law of Nadine Gallagher of Oregon. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a native of Point Reyes Station, CA. A member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marin County Farm Bureau and a past president of the Shoreline Unified School District. Mr. Gallagher was a lifelong resident of West Marin, retired dairyman and an avid hunter and sports fan. A Vigil Service will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, Olema. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Friday, September 27, 2002 at Sacred Heart Church. Friends may visit at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA on Thursday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and at the Church after 5:00 PM. Committal will be at Olema Cemetery. The family prefers memorials be made to Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 70, Olema, CA 94950 or the Parkinson's Institute, 1170 Morse Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. 

Gary M. Gilbert
Of Novato peacefully died at home on September 24, 2002. Born August 23, 1932, Gary attended the University of Washington and completed his education graduating with Honors from California State College of Los Angeles (now Long Beach State University). He served five honorable years in the USAF as a Navigator and Officer. Mr. Gilbert was the founder of GCX Corporation, a specialty manufacturer for the health care industry. Currently located in Petaluma, California, GCX employs 125 people and serves customers worldwide. He is survived by his wife Paddy, two daughters Cassandra Borden and Elizabeth Gilbert, three stepdaughters Paula Farrell, Carla Kruger, Catherine Gilbert, two stepsons Joseph and John Kruger, 15 grandchildren, brother Skip Gilbert of Bellevue, WA, numerous nieces and nephews and his cherished dogs, Samantha and Nikita. His extraordinary energy, intelligence, attention to detail, generosity, love of life and people will not be forgotten. Gary received wonderful and loving care at home from his family, Sereana Yasa, Dr. Alan Pryor and his special friend, Dr. James Martin. A Celebration of His Life will be held at Deer Park Villa, 367 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA on Sunday, September 29 at 1:00 PM. Memorial considerations may be made to Hospice of Marin. 

Betty Chinn Liu
Died suddenly at the age of 81 on September 20, 2002 near her home in Tiburon, CA. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Sam B. Liu, and her four children: Dr. Philip Liu, Mr. Benson Liu and his wife Mrs. Kaye Liu, Dr. Thomas Liu and his wife Dr. Teresa Doyle, and Dr. Diane Liu de Morelos and her husband Mr. Carlos de Morelos. She is also survived by her brother, Edward Chinn. Mrs. Liu grew up and went to school in Seattle, WA, the daughter of Chin Tan and Tam Hop Won. After graduation from the University of Washington with a degree in pharmacy, she attended a year of studies at Columbia University in New York City. She returned to Seattle and worked as a pharmacist until she met her husband, just after WWII. They began their life together in Portland, Oregon where her husband practiced surgery and they raised their four children. After 41 years in Portland, they retired to Tiburon in 1988. Mrs. Liu led an active and healthy life. She delighted in her five grandchildren, was a wonderful mother, an avid gardener, and a devoted and loving partner to her husband. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services, Friday, September 27, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo. Afterwards there will be a Memorial Luncheon at the Marin Art and Garden Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Chinese Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Gloria Wong, 1941 S.E. 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97214; or Kin On Community Health Care, 4416 S. Brandon, Seattle, WA 98118; or On Lok Senior Health Services, 1333 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94109; or The Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920. Arrangements under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA. Private Interment will be held at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael, California. CHEDA & LYONS ~ 707-789-9000 

Victor Paul Trouette
Died Thursday night at his home in Mill Valley. He is survived by his parents, Victor and Francesca Trouette of Healdsburg, wife Kathy Gilfoy, a sister, and three brothers. He was a transcendental meditation teacher for the past 30 years. 

Margaret Leonora McLean Crowell, June 6, 1912 ~ September 18, 2002
Margaret McLean Crowell passed away September 18, 2002 in her Greenbrae, California home at the age of 90 years. Born in Spokane to Lilian Robertson McLean and banker Charles Alexander McLean III, natives of Prince Edward Island, Peggy spent a happy childhood in Spokane and Portland, later moving to Idaho where she graduated from Boise High School in the Class of 1930. At the University of Washington she was an active member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. After college Peg worked as a women's fashion buyer in Boise for The Mode Ltd. Later she worked at leading San Francisco stores including Ransohoff's and I. Magnin. In 1947 she married the late Robert Francis Crowell, established a home in Sausalito, and raised daughter Martha Crowell. Peg was an active artist in the Sight and Insight Studio, participated in antiwar and civil rights movements during the 1960s and 1970s, belonged to the Sausalito Women's Club, and served many years on the Christ Church Altar Guild in Sausalito. She is survived by her sister-in-law Hulda Hoover McLean, daughter Martha and fiance Bernie, nephews Charles, Allan and Robertson, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Loved ones will conduct a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 30th at Christ Episcopal Church, in Sausalito, California (415) 332-1539 http://christchurchsausalito.org. Memorial contributions may be made to support macular degeneration research or other charitable purposes. 

Betty Chinn Liu
Died suddenly at the age of 81 on September 20, 2002 near her home in Tiburon, CA. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Sam B. Liu, and her four children: Dr. Philip Liu, Mr. Benson Liu and his wife Mrs. Kaye Liu, Dr. Thomas Liu and his wife Dr. Teresa Doyle, and Dr. Diane Liu de Morelos and her husband Mr. Carlos de Morelos. She is also survived by her brother, Edward Chinn. Mrs. Liu grew up and went to school in Seattle, WA, the daughter of Chin Tan and Tam Hop Won. After graduation from the University of Washington with a degree in pharmacy, she attended a year of studies at Columbia University in New York City. She returned to Seattle and worked as a pharmacist until she met her husband, just after WWII. They began their life together in Portland, Oregon where her husband practiced surgery and they raised their four children. After 41 years in Portland, they retired to Tiburon in 1988. Mrs. Liu led an active and healthy life. She delighted in her five grandchildren, was a wonderful mother, an avid gardener, and a devoted and loving partner to her husband. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services, Friday, September 27, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 330 Red Hill Avenue, San Anselmo. Afterwards there will be a Memorial Luncheon at the Marin Art and Garden Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Chinese Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Gloria Wong, 1941 S.E. 31st Ave., Portland, OR 97214; or Kin On Community Health Care, 4416 S. Brandon, Seattle, WA 98118; or On Lok Senior Health Services, 1333 Bush St., San Francisco, CA 94109; or The Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon, CA 94920. Arrangements under the direction of ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma, CA. Private Interment will be held at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael, California. CHEDA & LYONS ~ 707-789-9000. 

Dorothy Elizabeth Barton
Passed away in Petaluma on September 18, 2002 at age 91. Loving wife of the late Sid Barton and beloved mother of the late Naomi Owen and her late husband Ronald Owen. Cherished grandmother of Thea Bullen and husband Ben and Aaron Owen and wife Christy. Adored great grandmother of Joey and Samantha. She is also survived by her sister Margaret Toops of San Rafael, cousin Linda Marsh of Santa Barbara, niece Patricia Pasisz and numerous other nieces and nephews. She was a native of San Francisco. Dorothy was known for the great love she had for her family and friends and her dedication to God and the Catholic Church. She also loved to give what little she had to charities. Dorothy was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to attend a Viewing from 3 to 7 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at Keaton Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at St. Isabella Church, #1 Trinity Way, San Rafael. Interment to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. There will be a Gathering of Friends and Family at Jane Toops' house afterwards. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to Maryknoll, P.O. Box 312, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0312. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

James C. "Jim" Frush, Jr. Ph.D.
A native of San Francisco, CA and resident of Daphne, AL since 1983 died Sunday September 8, 2002 at his residence. He was 71. Dr. Frush was the owner of Retirement Residence, Inc. and supervised the development of several retirement communities in the Bay area. A graduate of Stanford University and Saybrook Institute in San Francisco, he taught at Springhill College and the University of South Alabama in the fields of Psychology, Theology and Gerontology. He wrote numerous publications, papers and two books relating to the elderly. Prior to his death, he completed an as yet unpublished manuscript. Dr. Frush is preceded in death by his parents, James C. Frush, Sr. and Inga Frush and a son, Gus Bell. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carol Fetter Frush of Daphne, AL, a son, Michael (Paulina) Frush, a daugher, Gloria (Phil) Frederico, all from San Francisco, CA, cousins, Muriel Flitcroft of Sacramento, CA, Jan Holman of Northport, AL, Sue Beauregard of Pensacola, FL, his beloved cat, Titian, and a host of adoring friends and students. Memorial services will be held in Marin County at a later date. ARRANGEMENTS BY WOLFE FUNERAL HOME, 28720 U.S. HWY 98, DAPHNE AL. 

Jeffrey R. Hill
Jeffrey R. Hill passed away in Alameda September 17, 2002 at the age of 47. Jeff is the beloved husband of Teresa Dove of Alameda and the loving father of Harrison Hill. Jeff was a native of Portland Oregon born on May 22, 1955 and a long time resident of Alameda. For many years Jeff worked in the newspaper industry. He was the co-founder of the Antique Journal, he was a former Vice President of the San Rafael Auction Gallery and most recently he was Vice President of the Harvey Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life Monday September 23, 2002 at 4:00 PM at the Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St., Alameda. Interment Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Harrison's Trust Fund, Bank of America, Teresa Dove in trust for Harrison Hill Account #01473-02671. For further information please call: Greer Family Mortuary Alameda FDR 1408. 510-865-3755 

Sophia Dobie Keegal
Of San Rafael, California, born March 4, 1903, passed away September 6, 2002. Her heart is at peace after 100 years of Life. Sophia was the daughter of Francis and Mary Dobrenske of Taunton, Minnesota. She was the last member of her family of eight siblings. Dobie graduated from Mayo Clinics in Rochester, Minnesota as a Registered Nurse in 1925. She worked in Colorado, New York, and New Jersey where she retired as School Nurse in St. Mary's Parish in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Dobie and Joseph Keegal of Jersey City married and raised two children. Joseph died in 1967. Dobie is survived by her son James Keegal and daughter Barbara Brownson. Dobie's four grandchildren are Laura O'Brien, Jennifer Brownson, Kenneth Keegal and Joyce Keegal Smith. The great grandchildren are Caitlin and Erin O'Brien, Macinzie Keegal and Timothy Smith. Over the years, Dobie was active in community organizations, and she was an avid gardener, reader, seamstress and walker. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Isabella's Church, 1 Trinity Way, in San Rafael on Monday, October 14 at 7:30 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isabella's Church, P.O. Box 6166, San Rafael, CA 94903 or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925. 

Harvey Edward Teague, August 3, 1929-September 17, 2002
Born in Livermore, CA and raised in Alameda, Harvey graduated from Alameda High School. During his youth and teen years, Harvey was active in scouting, achieving the rank of Double Eagle Scout. His love of scouting carried into his adult life, where he served as a troop leader as well as being involved in the training of other scout leaders. In 1969 he accompanied his scouts to the International Boy Scouts Jamboree in London, England where they participated in the Queen's Silver Jubilee. A veteran of both the Army and the Air Force, Harvey began his military service in the infantry. After completing basic training at Fort Ord, he was ordered to Osaka, Japan to the Corp of Military Police School. Upon completion of training he served with the 545th Combat Military Police Company, First Cavalry Division, Osaka, Japan until his discharge in December 1949. Harvey re-entered military service in January 1951, serving with the Statistical Control Branch, Air Force Command Headquarters at Ent AFB Colorado. While serving in the Air Force, Harvey was involved in both Counter Intelligence and Criminal Investigation. Following his discharge from the Air Force, Harvey began his law enforcement career. Hired by the Marin County Sherrifs Department in 1955, he served in the patrol division until 1961, when he was promoted to the rank of Inspector. As an Inspector, he was named Commander of the Juvenile Bureau. He served as commander until 1970, while achieving the rank of Lieutenant. At that time he was promoted to Sheriffs Captain, Patrol Division, in which capacity he served until his retirement in 1978. As well as his distinguished police and military service, Harvey was also involved in many other arenas. A past president of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a member of the Society of Freemasons, Senior Assemblyman and Senior Senator for the California Senior Legislature, a member of the board of numerous youth councils, narcotics awareness programs and other law enforcement committees. Harvey also received his Associate in Arts degree in Police Science from the College of Marin, a Bachelors degree in Criminal Science from J.F.K. University, a life-time teaching credential in undergraduate studies, Police Sciences, as well as completing every top management course offered in the field of law enforcement in the State of California. He dedicated his time during his retirement to senior citizen issues, serving as Advisory Council Chairman for the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging from 1992-1994, and representing senior Californians in the California Senior Legislature. Mr. Teague is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Elizabeth Teague. He is also survived by his children, James Brewer and wife Vicki of Elk Grove, Terri Wagner of Cotati, Susan Teague of Santa Rosa, Laurie Teague of Placerville, and James Teague and wife Jenni of Petaluma. Also survived by grandchildren Devon and Sean Wagner, Marshall and Claire Dunn, John, Clay and Delaney Teague as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay their respects from 2 to 5 PM, Monday, September 23rd at PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol Burial will be Private In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity are appreciated. 

Mary Elizabeth Byrne Ungersma
Longtime Marin resident passed away September 14, 2002 at Aldersly Danish Home in San Rafael. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on September 28th at the First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael. Donations may be sent to the Aldersly Danish home, 326 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901, or to the San Francisco Theological Seminary, 2 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960. Mary was born in Seattle, Washington on September 26, 1907. She graduated from the University of Washington, majoring in French, in which she was quite fluent. She went to work at the Northern Pacific Railroad, meeting a co-worker, Henrietta Ungersma, who introduced her to her future husband Aaron Ungersma on a ferryboat in Puget Sound. At first, both were reluctant to meet, Mary because she thought being married to a minister would be a hard life, and Aaron because he didn't want to take the advice of a sister. But meet they did, and they married in 1930. That marriage would last 70 years until September 2000, when Aaron passed away. Mary and Aaron lived briefly in Okanogan, Washington, where she gave birth to twins, Joan and John. They then lived in Princeton, New Jersey, Marburg, Germany, where Aaron earned his Ph.D., and Denver, Colorado before coming to Marin County in 1938. Thereafter, Mary was at first a homemaker and in 1943 she gave birth to a son, Michael. Mary's husband was a professor at the San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Mary became a teacher while raising the couple's three children in San Anselmo. She taught tubercular children at Arequipa Sanitarium in Fairfax. After that, she taught fifth grade at Brookside Elementary School for many years. Many of her students still remember her as an excellent teacher. After retirement, Mary and Aaron lived for some years in Los Gatos, California, but they returned to Marin County in 1992. Mary loved to entertain her friends and extended family, including artists, politicians, musicians, clergy, and academics. These gatherings were beloved by all for their ambience and fellowship. As a young woman Mary said she had three goals, to finish college, to marry, and to travel. She made many trips to Europe, living in Germany for two years and in Austria for one year. She also traveled to the Philippines, Okinawa, and Japan. Sometimes she traveled with her husband Aaron, but she was an adventurous spirit, and she also traveled alone. Mary was a talented seamstress and knitter. Most people who saw her knit could not believe how fast she could knit. A sweater would only take her a couple of days. In her later years she became interested in fine art and lead a "Monday Club" to discuss artists such as Georgia O'Keefe. Mary is survived by sister, Julie Valiere of Seattle, WA, a brother Thomas Byrne of Tacoma, WA, daughter, Joan Halperin of Orinda, CA, two sons, John Ungersma of Bishop, CA and Michael Ungersma of Campbell, CA. She has nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Jean Rountree Boussy
Died suddenly on Thursday, September 12th, 2002 at the age of 84, at her home in Santa Rosa. She lived in Mill Valley for over 50 years, but had moved recently to be closer to her daughter. Jean was born in Berkeley, the daughter of Scott and Zelma Rountree. She grew up in Piedmont and Modesto, and graduated from Piedmont High School and the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in English Dramatic Literature and Art. Jean met Henri Boussy at an art class at UC Berkeley. They were married in 1942 in Miami Beach, where Henri was stationed before being sent to the European front. Jean had a teaching credential, and taught English at high schools in Bakersfield and Napa. She was also an accomplished weaver, and wove textiles for Dorothy Liebes Studios in San Francisco. When Henri returned from Army duty, they bought a house in Tamalpais Valley. They later built a house in Blithedale Canyon, in which they lived from 1950 until 2001. Jean was a passionate supporter of the Marin General Hospital Volunteer Program, and gave the program 11,326 volunteer hours, mainly in the Mental Health Unit. She and Henri supported many projects and causes, and gave unsparingly of their time and energy to the arts, nature and wildlife, education, and conservation. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Henri Boussy, and their children: Ian Boussy and wife Anita, Melissa Kassovic and husband Julius, Andrea Bandy and husband Jerry; and by her grandchildren: Brian Noble and wife Danielle and Maia-Claire Boussy. Friends are invited to attend a Service and Memorial Gathering at the Church of Our Saviour in Mill Valley on Tuesday, September 24th at 4 PM. The family prefers donations to the Marin General Hospital Volunteer Scholarship Fund, the Audubon Society, or Heifer Project International. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 415-388-1579. 

Thomas Cresci
Thomas Cresci, 79 of Mill Valley, California passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2002 at Marin General Hospital. He was the son of the late Dora and Pietro Cresci. Born in San Francisco, Tom joined the Merchant Marines as a young man. His career as a Merchant Marine spanned for over 35 years and took him around the world many times. He later worked for the Golden Gate Ferry until his retirement. He developed a love of travel and made many trips to the Black Forest in Germany which was his favorite destination. Tom was a devoted member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Novato where he attended services faithfully. He enjoyed the outdoors and could be seen on walks near his home at the base of Mount Tamalpais. He also enjoyed working in his garden growing vegetables which he always shared with family and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye. He was the loving brother of Josephine Dance of Santa Rosa and Esther Accurso of San Rafael. He is also survived by many nephews and nieces. Visitation will be at Keaton's Mortuary, 1022 E Street in San Rafael on Sunday, September 22 between 1:00-4:00. A Memorial Service is planned for Monday, September 23 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 495 San Marin Drive, Novato. Interment will follow at the Italian Cemetery in Colma, California. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. 

Carol J. Stewart
Passed away in Santa Rosa on September 20, 2002. Dearly beloved mother of Vicki Codoni and her husband Steven of Rohnert Park; Adored grandmother of Haley, David and baby boy who is scheduled to arrive any day; loving sister of Lucille Sell of Novato; dear aunt of Rob and Mike Sell, and Dara McKenzie. A native of Pipestone, Minnesota, age 61 years. Carol loved to spend time reading, but what she loved most was spending time with her family and being a Grammie. She will be greatly missed by all. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 22, at 2:00 P.M. at Daniels Chapel of the Roses, 1225 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa. If desired donations in her memory may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, 1165 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405, or to the American Cancer Society 1451 Guerneville Road, #220, Santa Rosa, CA 94503 Arrangements under the direction of the DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. 

Harvey Edward Teague, August 3, 1929-September 17, 2002
Born in Livermore, CA and raised in Alameda, Harvey graduated from Alameda High School. During his youth and teen years, Harvey was active in scouting, achieving the rank of Double Eagle Scout. His love of scouting carried into his adult life, where he served as a troop leader as well as being involved in the training of other scout leaders. In 1969 he accompanied his scouts to the International Boy Scouts Jamboree in London, England where they participated in the Queen's Silver Jubilee. A veteran of both the Army and the Air Force, Harvey began his military service in the infantry. After completing basic training at Fort Ord, he was ordered to Osaka, Japan to the Corp of Military Police School. Upon completion of training he served with the 545th Combat Military Police Company, First Cavalry Division, Osaka, Japan until his discharge in December 1949. Harvey re-entered military service in January 1951, serving with the Statistical Control Branch, Air Force Command Headquarters at Ent AFB Colorado. While serving in the Air Force, Harvey was involved in both Counter Intelligence and Criminal Investigation. Following his discharge from the Air Force, Harvey began his law enforcement career. Hired by the Marin County Sherrifs Department in 1955, he served in the patrol division until 1961, when he was promoted to the rank of Inspector. As an Inspector, he was named Commander of the Juvenile Bureau. He served as commander until 1970, while achieving the rank of Lieutenant. At that time he was promoted to Sheriffs Captain, Patrol Division, in which capacity he served until his retirement in 1978. As well as his distinguished police and military service, Harvey was also involved in many other arenas. A past president of the Native Sons of the Golden West, a member of the Society of Freemasons, Senior Assemblyman and Senior Senator for the California Senior Legislature, a member of the board of numerous youth councils, narcotics awareness programs and other law enforcement committees. Harvey also received his Associate in Arts degree in Police Science from the College of Marin, a Bachelors degree in Criminal Science from J.F.K. University, a life-time teaching credential in undergraduate studies, Police Sciences, as well as completing every top management course offered in the field of law enforcement in the State of California. He dedicated his time during his retirement to senior citizen issues, serving as Advisory Council Chairman for the Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging from 1992-1994, and representing senior Californians in the California Senior Legislature. Mr. Teague is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Elizabeth Teague. He is also survived by his children, James Brewer and wife Vicki of Elk Grove, Terri Wagner of Cotati, Susan Teague of Santa Rosa, Laurie Teague of Placerville, and James Teague and wife Jenni of Petaluma. Also survived by grandchildren Devon and Sean Wagner, Marshall and Claire Dunn, John, Clay and Delaney Teague as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to pay their respects from 2 to 5 PM, Monday, September 23rd at PLEASANT HILLS MEMORIAL PARK, 1700 Pleasant Hill Rd., Sebastopol Burial will be Private In lieu of flowers, donations to a favorite charity are appreciated. 

Sally Field Gensler
Passed away peacefully in her sleep the 5th of September 2002. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Gensler, her brother, John Field, daughter Verlinda Griffin and sons Carter Jones, John Gensler and Peter Gensler. She had four grandchildren, as well: Carter and Kimberly Griffin and Mark and Eric Gensler. Sally was born the 27th of September 1917 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota to Jessie Weeks Field and Nat Crouch Field. She graduated from Syracuse University in 1939. Her favorite calling was theater -- she was involved in community theater in Syracuse, Princeton, and Cincinnati. Robert and Sally moved to Marin in 1986 after 30 years in Cincinnati. After retirement, both were involved in volunteering for the Marin County Public Defender's Office. Their contribution of time and effort was recognized in 1997 with Robert and Sally being named Volunteers of the Year. Sally's passing is a shock to her Family and Friends at the Tamalpais, as she had been quite active helping with the White Elephant Sales there. A Memorial will be arranged. Her request is for no donations. 

Barbara Marion Frost Blakely
Of Sausalito passed away on Friday, August 30, 2002. Barbara was born and raised in Sausalito. She would have been 86 on September 8, 2002. Her parents were Edna and Robert Frost. Barbara was very proud that her father was also a native of Sausalito and that he served as Sausalito's postmaster for 19 years. When the Golden Gate Bridge was opened there was a contest to rename Water Street. It was Barbara's father who won the contest with the name "Bridgeway". Barbara was raised and lived her entire life in the family home in Sausalito until she moved to the Aegis Residential facility in Corte Madera in April of this year. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Leonard E. Blakely. Barbara and Leonard were high school sweethearts at Tamalpais High School graduating from there in 1933. In 1935 they graduated from the College of Marin. Barbara went on to work for the California State Automobile Association in San Francisco where she worked for five years. Barbara and Leonard were married at Christ Episcopal Church in Sausalito in 1937. For many years Barbara was very active, as was her mother, in the church's St. Margaret's Guild. Barbara was an Honored and Honorary Life Member of the Sausalito Woman's Club. She was a very active member for over 50 years serving in many different capacities. Barbara was an outstanding bridge player. She loved to read and travel. Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Sue-Ann Joy of Sausalito and Leslie Jean Betts of San Rafael, six grandchildren, five great grandchildren and her devoted dog, Heidi. Barbara will be truly missed by her family and friends. A private family service is scheduled for a later date. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association North Bay Chapter, 4340 Redwood Hwy, San Rafael or to your favorite charity. 

Leslie Margaret Chappelle
Born in Northern Heights, Missouri to William Everett Spears and Vera Isador Pearce on March 29, 1925. She died peacefully at her home in Larkspur on Friday, September 13, 2002 after a lengthy illness. Leslie had been active in the Marin County art scene since the 1960's. She started Chappelle's Leather Boutique in Sausalito in the early 1960's. She made sandals to order as well as her patented "banjo bag" and numerous other leather garments and sold her work at arts and crafts fairs throughout the Bay Area. Recently, she was involved in the Tamalpais Weavers' Guild, Fiber/Dimensions, and Artisans and wove leather into innovative tapestries that were displayed in many of Marin County's public buildings. She also worked at the art gallery at College of Marin and wrote regular art reviews and interviews for the Echo Times and Twin City Times. She is survived by her long time companion Ross Carter; her children Dharma Chappelle, Marc Du Chatellier, Tony Leon, Shareem Luergan and Daemian Luergan, and her brother Skylar Everett Spears and sisters Jane Cooley, Rosemary Lee and Sylvia Spears and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, sister and daughter Odette. There will be a private Memorial Service held in Larkspur at a later date. 

Kenneth Harry Craig
Kenneth Harry Craig, 71 of Novato, California died Friday, September 13, 2002 unexpectedly at Marin General Hospital. Kenneth was a Fifth Generation Marinite. He was retired from the Federal Government where he was an Appraiser and Realty Specialist for HUD and FHA in San Francisco for 34 years. He was a graduate of the Class of 1948 at Tamalpais High School and attended College of Marin. He had been very active in the Novato Community Players during the 1950's through the early 1970's where he directed, sang, danced and enjoyed years of fun times which he spoke about often. Ken was also very active with the Marin Skin Divers Club for several years in the 1960's and 70's. He was an avid diver, sailor and traveler, exploring the Pacific Coast and San Francisco Bay region. Ken was a member of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Novato, where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and sang in the Choir for several years. He was also a member of the Marin Cursillo Community. Since his retirement he enjoyed being an active member at the Margaret Todd Senior Center, participating as a Volunteer Cook for their once a month Champagne Brunches, and going on several trips throughout the years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Constance and survived by his sons Kevin, Cary and Keith Craig, his second wife Bonnie, and stepchildren Julie Jeffery and Rick Jeffery, and grandchildren Carl and Taylor Craig. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato, CA 94947, 415 893-7940. Memorial Mass and Reception will be held at Our Lady of Loretto on September 19th at 12:00 Noon, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA 94945, 415-897-2171. 

Marjorie Lou Deskin
Passed away peacefully after a brief acute illness September 14th, 2002 at her home of almost 50 years in the presence of her loving daughter Darcy and husband Marvin. A native of San Francisco, Margie married her high school sweetheart Marvin Deskin at age 18 and they observed their 60th wedding anniversary together in July of this year. Marjorie is survived by her adoring family: her husband Marvin; son Douglas Deskin and his significant other Claudia McConnell, her daughter Darcy Lee Deskin and grandson Douglas Marcussen Fletcher, also by her niece and nephew Katharina Wohl and Christopher Wohl. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister "DeDe" and her daughter Diane. She loved San Francisco (her "little jewel box"), going out to dinner, entertaining (she was a terrific cook!), the Giants, the 49'ers, Scotty's Market, puppy dogs, teddy bears, her friends and her family. Marge lived her life with simple grace, innocent humor and with love and joy in her heart. She will be sorely missed by many people. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at the Deskin house this Saturday afternoon. Ala Marge, all friends are welcome to drop by. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer's Association or to Hospice of Marin. 

William John Furner
Born October 13, 1920, passed away in his home in Corte Madera on September 11, 2002. He will survive in the hearts of his daughter Judy, son William, grandchildren Robin, Saria and William. A private Celebration of His Life will be held in his beloved garden. 

Lillian Sylvia Orsi Flynn
Lillian Sylvia Orsi Flynn, 89, of Reno, Nevada died Thursday, September 12, 2002 at the Regent Care Center. Lillian and her husband Pat founded the San Rafael Nursery in the late 1940's. She was active in St. Sylvester's Catholic Church in San Rafael. She worked in conjunction with the Marin County Library system in transcribing the written word into Braille for blind children. She was preceded in death by her husband Patrick Flynn Sr. in May of 1984. Her sister Irene preceded her in death in 1994. Lillian was born in Sonoma on January 13, 1913, but was raised in San Francisco until she married Patrick Flynn in 1939, when she moved to Marin County. In 1997 she moved to Reno to be close to her family. She is survived by her sister; Barbara Orsi of San Francisco, her son; Patrick Flynn Jr. of Reno, and grandchildren; Patrick Flynn and Jean Allaback of Reno, and Stephen Flynn of Fernley, Nevada. She has 8 great-grandchildren, all-residing in Western Nevada. She is also survived by nieces; Barbara Diez of Dublin, CA and LaVerne Gibson of Flower Mound, TX. Rosary will be held Monday, September 16, 2002 at 7:00 p.m at Keaton's Mortuary 1022 "E" Street, San Rafael, CA. Mass will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at Mission San Rafael Arch Angel "5" & "A" Street, San Rafael, CA.


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