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Nancy Ferro
Born July 1, 1947 in San Francisco to Michael P. and Coralie Ferro. After attending the Katherine Burke School in San Francisco and graduating in 1965 she went to Pomona College and received a B.A. in Philosophy where she was actively involved with women's rights and the anti-war movement. While there she met Conn Hickey whom she would later marry. After college she moved to New York to study Philosophy at the New School, they then moved to Washington D.C. where she started one of the earliest women's underground newspapers entitled Off Our Backs. In 1972 they moved to Saigon for two and a half years and Ms. Ferro was a student at Van Hanh Buddhist University, all the while remaining a political and social activist. Nancy continued her studies stateside at the University of Wisconsin in a Ph.D. program in Eastern Culture and languages. She and Conn were then married in San Francisco and together they moved to Rockford, Illinois where Nancy worked at Beloit College. In 1979 in Rockford, their daughter Kate Virginia Hickey-Ferro was born. Their son Brendan Michael Hickey was born in 1983. Nancy found her greatest joy mothering Kate and Brendan, and in 1985 the family moved to Marin County. True to her Italian heritage, the cooking and sharing of meals was a centerpiece of family life. She loved making hearth and home warm and welcoming. Never far from academics Nancy received a paralegal certificate from SFSU and did much work in family law. Nancy followed her spiritual quest with Yvonne Rand at the Green Gulch Zen Center; a path that would strengthen and sustain her throughout her life. In 1993, Nancy was diagnosed with cancer and courageously underwent numerous procedures and operations -- always with great resolve, true grace, and a will of steel. Her passion for high-spirited horses led her to be one of the partners and owners of a show-jumping equestrian facility in Nicasio, and there she continued to defy doctors' wishes by riding her horses both pre and post surgeries to the amazement of everyone around her. She fought a long and hard battle and on November 12, 2002, with her children by her side, and surrounded by the love and admiration of family and friends, she died peacefully at her home in San Anselmo. A Celebration of Nancy's Life will be held December 1st at 4:00 p.m. in Marin County. Further information may be obtained by calling her brother Mike at 510- 336-1078. Donations on Nancy's behalf may be made to West Coast Equestrians, a charity assistance organization, at 480 Riverside Drive, Suite 1, Burbank, CA 91506, or to the UCSF Foundation by contacting Allison Gray at 415-514-1646. Nancy is survived by her two loving children, Kate of San Francisco, and Brendan a sophomore at UCLA, her father Michael Ferro, Sr. of San Francisco, her brother Michael Ferro, Jr. of Oakland, cousins Ed Ferro and Joannie Greggans, and her faithful canine companion Zoe. She will be remembered by countless friends who are proud to have known someone who lived by the courage of her convictions and was an inspiration in life as well as death. 

Eugenia "Kena" Hibbs
Died in Sacramento, CA Monday, November 18, 2002 at age 61 years. Beloved wife for 37 years of Wayne Hibbs of Petaluma. Loving mother of Wayne Hibbs, Jr. and wife Terrie of Suisun City and Elaine White and husband Robert of Rohnert Park. Adored grandmother of Brandy, Zachery, Devan and Tyler. Loving sister of Moy, Hans and Hector Davalos, Josie King and Armida Rambke. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Hibbs was a Petaluma resident for 35 years. She was an active volunteer with Sacks Hospice of Petaluma Thrift Store. She was a member of the Sonoma Model A Club and Old Adobe Car Club. Friends and family are invited to attend Memorial Services Friday, December 6, 2002 at 1:00 PM at ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. The family prefers memorial contributions in her memory be made to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. Private Interment. CHEDA & LYONS ~ 707-789-9000 

Muriel Marie Marshall
Muriel was born October 24, 1910 in New York, the only daughter of Flora Alice Pfleger and Gustav Brudi. Her mother died during the 1918 flu epidemic, and she was raised by her father, stepmother and grandmother. She graduated from high school and became a secretary for Otis Elevator in New York City, where she met Grayson W. Marshall, an electrical engineer for Otis, who was born and raised in Hot Springs, VA, and graduated from Va. Tech in 1928. They were married July 10, 1931 and lived in Baltimore, MD for most of their 63 years of married life. Grayson died in March, 1995. Muriel moved to Marin County in 1995 and was a long time resident of The Redwoods Retirement Home, Mill Valley. For the past year she had lived at Hampton Court Assisted Living in San Rafael. Muriel died on November 20, 2002 following a hip fracture in September, and is survived by her only son, Dr. Grayson W. Marshall, Jr., daughter-in-law, Dr. Sally Marshall, both professors at UCSF, and two grandsons, Grayson W. Marshall III (Trey), a freshman at U.C. Berkeley, and Jonathan C. Marshall, a senior at Redwood High School. Donations in her memory to That Man Can See, Inc. University of California, San Francisco, 10 Koret Way, San Francisco, 94143-0352, in lieu of flowers are suggested. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

Richard Lee Roberts, Jr.
Age 38, of Sausalito passed away suddenly last week. Richard is enormously loved by his mother Lee Roberts of Sausalito, his wife Miki of Novato, his father Richard Sr., his grandmother, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews -- most residing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Richard attended Mt. Tam High and College of Marin. He was happiest when he was meeting and greeting others. Particularly, the people of other lands. Adventurous, he traveled far and wide and lived in Japan with Miki for a time. For over 25 years Richard's warm smile and personality was known to many in Sausalito -- at the Good Guys, Longs, and T&G Sports. Richard was generous and giving to individuals and causes that he believed in. He is at peace now with his grandmother, his "Momo" and his "Fuji", as handsome and loving a dog as Richard was his master. Wishing you a peaceful 39th birthday up there among the stars. A Memorial Service is planned for this weekend in Sausalito. For more information call Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel in Mill Valley at 415-388-1573. 

In Memory, John (Jack) Flaherty
A First Anniversary of Death Mass will be celebrated for John (Jack) Flaherty at St. Hilary's Roman Catholic Church, Tiburon, CA on Sunday, 24 November, 2002 at 7:30 AM. Jack was active as a coach in the Tiburon Peninsula Little League and St. Hilary's Youth Basketball Program. 

MaryAnn (Lorentz) Gilmour
Passed away in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at the age of 69. Mary Ann was the loving wife of Al Gilmour and devoted mother of Laura Gilmour of Rohnert Park and Teresa Dix of Stockton and her husband Kevin; adored grandmother of Janelle Dent and Kenneth and Samantha Dix. She is also survived by her sister Kathy Weltin and brother-in-law Tim Weltin of Maumee, Ohio; brother Gene Lorentz, his wife Gail and son Christian of San Rafael; brother Jim Lorentz from Ohio Veterans Home in Sandusky, Ohio; brother-in-law Bob Gilmour of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother-in-law Homer Errett of Greensburg, PA; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. MaryAnn was born and raised in Fremont, Ohio, met her husband Al Gilmour in 1953, and were married on Thanksgiving morning, 1956 in New York. MaryAnn worked for Dr. Earl McGrath, U.S. Commissioner of Education. In 1958, MaryAnn and Al moved to Olivet, MI. MaryAnn assisted Al as Head Resident of Blair Hall Boys Dormitory at Olivet College and also worked at Dole Hall Women's Dormitory, while taking courses at the college. In 1967, they moved to Tiburon, CA. MaryAnn was active with the Ladies Auxiliary at the University of Pacific Dental School and helped with many activities. In 1982, MaryAnn graduated from Golden Gate Bartending School in San Francisco as a Master Bartender. She enjoyed bartending at special events such as the annual Black and White Ball in San Francisco and other parties in private homes. After her husband's retirement from the University of Pacific Dental School, they moved to Oakmont in Santa Rosa in 1994. MaryAnn was a member of the Oakmont Golf Club, the Anglers Club, the Walkers Club and Star of the Valley Church. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM at Star of the Valley Catholic Church in Oakmont, with Msgr. Thomas Keys officiating. A Reception will follow at the Parish Hall. Donations in memory of MaryAnn may be made to the Al and MaryAnn Gilmour Scholarship Fund at the School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific, 2155 Webster Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 or to the charity of your choice. LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL 

Mary A. Hedge
Passed away November 18, 2002 in San Rafael at age 96. Beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Hedge, loving mother of Elaine Hedge of Mill Valley and the late Stephen J. Hedge, great aunt of Michael and Mark Souza. She was a native of Tiburon. She attended school in Tiburon and graduated from Tamalpais High School. She lived most of her life with her husband and family in Mill Valley. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, S.P.R.S.I. #29 of Sausalito and the N.D.G.W. Tamelpa #231. Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 7:00 PM at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Mill Valley. Friends may attend the Funeral Mass Friday, November 22, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mill Valley. Friends may call for Visitation Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial gifts preferred to your favorite charity. Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Martin Starkweather Chase
Age 73, died Friday, November 15, 2002 after a long illness at his home in Kentfield, CA. Marty was born in New York City in 1929 and grew up in Watertown, CT. He was the son of Rodney Chase and Florence Hamilton Martin Chase. Marty graduated from Salisbury School in Salisbury, CT where he was Stroke of the Crew and a member of both football and baseball teams, and from Yale University in 1951 where he was a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity. He served in the Navy as a Lieutenant during the Korean War as a Communications Officer on the destroyer USS Wren and later as a Legal Officer and Cryptographer at the Pentagon. In 1956, he moved to San Francisco and a year later to Ross. He was a stockbroker for 38 years, 35 years with UBS/Paine Webber. At his death he was a member of the Pacific Union Club and the Lagunitas Country Club. Marty will be remembered by his family and friends for his contagious laugh, sense of humor, civility, grace, integrity and for his skill as a "wordsmith". He is survived by his wife, Diana "Dinny" Winsor Chase of Kentfield, sons Nicholas Scott Chase of Windsor, CA, and Timothy Campbell Chase of Karlsham, Sweden, two stepsons, Stuart Winsor McAllister of Los Angeles County and John Baldwin McAllister of Portland, OR, their wives, and nine grandchildren, sister Ann Chase Hendrie of Little Compton, Rhode Island and San Francisco, brother John Hamilton Chase and his wife Barbara of St. Helena and friend, Karl Keesling of San Francisco, partner of his deceased brother Anthony Campbell Chase and six nieces and nephews. Marty's first wife, Sarah "Jackie" Jackson Chase predeceased him in 1980. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, November 25, 2002 at 4:00 PM at St. John's Church, Lagunitas Road, Ross. Contributions would be appreciated to the Marin Center for Independent Living, 710 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 or the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 611 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571 

Hazel Louise Doherty, (1921-2002)
A 42-year resident of Lucas Valley, Louise died shortly after noon on November 15th, 2002. She was predeceased by her husband John Doherty, and her daughter Lisa O'Rourke. She is survived by her son-in-law Frank O'Rourke of Concord, California. Louise was born in Fresno, the daughter of William and Bernadine Manson. Her future husband John, a native of Boston, was an Army Lieutenant when they met. After a military wedding in Fresno they moved to New York City to be near John's duty post. In New York Louise worked for B. Altman & Co., as a special shopper. At the conclusion of World War II Louise and John returned to Fresno. Soon after, they moved to San Francisco, and then to Lucas Valley Louise loved reading, singing, theater, and bridge, and was an active volunteer at St. Isabella's Church and School. Those who knew her will remember her as a loyal friend and neighbor, equally ready to lend a helping hand or share a joke. Her apple pies were famous, and her supply of home-baked cookies was known to the children of the neighborhood. A Vigil will be held Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 p.m. and a Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at St. Isabella's Church in Terra Linda. Those wishing to make memorial donations in her name may send them to Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos, San Rafael, California 94903. 

Margaret C. Gallagher
Died November 19, 2002 at the age of 94. She was a resident of San Anselmo, a native of Philadelphia, and had resided in San Anselmo for the last four years. She was preceded in death by her husband John R. Gallagher in 1972 after 38 years of marriage. She is survived by her loving son Jack Gallagher and his wife Ingrid of Ross. Friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, November 22, 2002 at 9:00 AM at St. Anselm's Church, San Anselmo. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette. Visitation at the funeral home will be on Thursday from 4 PM to 5 PM. Memorial gifts to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, 977 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440 

Theresa Jaffee Goldblatt
Terry Goldblatt, aged 92, died at her home in Mill Valley on November 7, 2002. She lived in Mill Valley for 48 years, and before that in San Francisco since the 1930s. Terry graduated from the University of Chicago in 1931 and received her Master of Arts in Anthropology from Columbia University in 1932. After spending time in Chicago and Los Angeles, she settled in San Francisco with her husband Louis Goldblatt. Before having children, Terry worked for the California State Relief Administration and on organizing state, county and municipal workers. After Terry and Lou's three daughters - Ann, Lee and Liza - were born she devoted her attention to family and community activities. During her child-raising years, Terry was active in Parent Teachers Associations and the League of Women Voters. She also maintained the house and family during her husband's extensive travels in the formative years of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Later, Terry and Lou traveled together to Hawaii, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, South America, Japan and China. In Mill Valley, Terry was a strong supporter and participant with the Audubon Canyon Ranch, the Friends of the Mill Valley Library, the Mill Valley Chamber Music group and the California Native Plant Society. In addition she was a long time member of the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, the Nature Conservancy and the Mill Valley Historical Society. Until she could no longer get around, she walked with the Fort Point Gang. Terry will be remembered as an ardent reader, food enthusiastic, birder, an active outdoor person and supporter of conservation causes, and as one who placed great importance on family and friends. Preceding her in death were her husband Louis Goldblatt and grandchildren Antonin and Reva Nixon. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Ann King and Douglas Smith of Arcata, California; her daughter Lee Nixon of San Rafael; and her daughter Liza Goldblatt of Portland, Oregon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Friends of the Mill Valley Library or to the Audubon Canyon Ranch. 

Mary A. Hedge
Passed away November 18, 2002 in San Rafael at age 96. Beloved wife of the late Joseph V. Hedge, loving mother of Elaine Hedge of Mill Valley and the late Stephen J. Hedge, great aunt of Michael and Mark Souza. She was a native of Tiburon. She attended school in Tiburon and graduated from Tamalpais High School. She lived most of her life with her husband and family in Mill Valley. She was a long time member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, S.P.R.S.I. #29 of Sausalito and the N.D.G.W. Tamelpa #231. Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 7:00 PM at RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL, Mill Valley. Friends may attend the Funeral Mass Friday, November 22, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mill Valley. Friends may call for Visitation Thursday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial gifts preferred to your favorite charity. Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Corinne R. Mannheimer
Entered into rest on July 7, 2002 at the age of 94. Beloved wife of 52 years to Bernard G. Mannheimer; loving mother of James G. Mannheimer and Richard C. Mannheimer; devoted grandmother of Karen Hackney, James Mannheimer Jr., Lisa Mannheimer, Richard Mannheimer Jr., Eileen Mannheimer, and Michael Mannheimer. Born in Portland Oregon, Corinne lived in San Francisco, and in San Rafael for 40 years. She attended high school in Portland, Oregon and Reed College. She was a housewife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and worked with her husband for many years at United Artists Theatres. Corinne will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend with so much kindness, humility and wisdom. These qualities are reflected in the people she left behind. She led a fantastic life and her journey took her to many parts of the world and on many adventures. Corinne was always so caring and giving and had so much love in her heart for everyone. She had so much pride and taught us many lessons in life and she will be remembered for her patience, forgiveness, and moderation, which is how she lived her life. Corinne was loved very much and will remain in our hearts forever. A private Family Service was held on August 11th and her ashes were scattered off Angel Island, joining her husband's. 

Rachel Shaina Ours, May 14, 1971 ~ October 25, 2002
Died tragically along with her unborn child in a Lake County highway accident. May her memory be a blessing to her family members and many friends. Cherished daughter of Shoshana David and Alan Phelps and Jake and Nicole Ours of Santa Rosa. Sister to Jennifer and Ted Van Midde of San Geronimo, Johanna and Joe Hunter of Santa Rosa, David Ours of San Rafael, and Jacob Phelps of Santa Rosa. Loving aunt to Zachary Rosenbaum, Jason, Jessica, Chelsea, and Nina Van Midde, and Willy Hunter. Beloved cousin of Lisa Marie Erickson. Will be missed by dear companions James Orr, Creek Hart, and Johanna Talley. Raised in Santa Rosa, she attended Santa Rosa Junior College, and Dominican College. As an adult she resided primarily in Marin and Sonoma counties. Always very creative, she became an accomplished equestrian, potter, and florist. Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service on November 24, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA. Donations in Rachel's name would be gratefully accepted to: Women's Recovery Services, PO Box 1356, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. For more information call 707-538-7933 or 707-539-2928. 

Leon (Bud) Strauss, July 5, 1915 to November 7, 2002
Born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, he grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. Graduate of Rivers School, MIT, Harvard Business School and Franklin Institute of Technology. Retired (Real Estate Investment). He learned to fly when 16. Had logged over 1,000 hours flight time when drafted for WWII. U.S. Army Air Corps, 1941-1945. Rank of Captain. Developed Personnel Processing System and wrote AAF Manual for implementation world wide. Received Letter of Commendation from General Arnold. Was on the staff of General Hegenberger at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Saw service in Morocco and Italy. Returned home August 1945. Designed, manufactured and marketed the first consumer product (Hearing Aid) with a printed circuit which is on display at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. Moved to Chicago where he became the Head of Zenith Hearing Aid Division. Moved to the Bay Area in the late '50s where he pursued the "Hearing Aid Business". He retired when he was 52. Survived by wife Treva Kean Strauss, stepchildren John French, Edward Meyer, Patrick Kean, Tara Kean, Constance Kean, spouse Sandy Stutz, grandchildren Gregory Meyer, Lisa Meyer and their mother Jacquie Meyer. He considered George and Sheila Bertram and David and Mary Rabb as a part of the family circle. He was an energetic optimist who enjoyed a spectrum of interests. He loved the companionship of many friends and relatives. He enthusiastically participated in the "Vogue Motor Coach Country Club Association" and traveled many miles through and around his beloved country. He loved and was loved by many. He was a gentle man. A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date. Donations to Hospice of Marin's "Lights of Remembrance" will be greatly appreciated. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151 

Marian E. "Mimi" Gumz
Age 88, of Ashland Ohio, a former resident of Ross, California, died Thursday afternoon, November 14, 2002, in Brethren Care Nursing Center, Ashland, Ohio, following an extended illness. Miss Gumz was born May 12, 1914 in Superior, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Albert and Emma (Sund) Gumz. She grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin. A life long educator, Marian started her teaching career in Wisconsin where she was named Teacher of The Year. At Ross School, She taught English and was the librarian for over 20 years, retiring in 1976. She is survived by her brother and sister in law: Robert and Caroline Gumz, of Ashland; three nieces: Jane Lindeman of Skokie, IL, Mary Hobratschk of Pepper Pike, Ohio, and Barbara Smithdeal of Decatur, GA; four grandnieces and nephew: Lily and Charlie Gumz, both of Pound Ridge, NY, Dawn Lujan of Taos, NM, and Sara Bresee of Park City, UT, as well as a great niece and nephew Midnight Sparrow Lujan and Hunter Ridge Lujan. She was preceded in death by a brother: William "Bill" Gumz, and one nephew: Richard Gumz. Graveside Services will be conducted Sunday, November 17, 2002, at 4:00 PM in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Lucas, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross School Library Fund, PO Box 1058, Ross, CA 94957. Funeral arrangements by Byerly Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, Ohio. 

Lois Katherine Harman
Left us on Halloween. Photographer and writer, she loved connecting with people; and wrote a column for the Mill Valley Record. Her motto was: Joy, Exuberance and Fun! She is survived by her husband, George Harman and brother Robert Nicolson. Services will be held on November 17th at 1 p.m. at Unity of Marin Hamilton Center, 600 Palm Drive, Novato. 

Marie Elizabeth Zowasky Kelly
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away in Novato on Tuesday, October 29, 2002. Born and raised in San Francisco, Marie moved to Novato in 1976 and was a resident of Deer Park for 13 years. She is predeceased by her loving husband Harry Michael Kelly and her dear brother William J. Zowasky. Marie is survived by her children Margaret and William Craig, Sally and Paul Lindberg and Regina and Tom Gibson. Also survived by her grandchildren: Kelly and John Ayala, Karen and Brian Carlson, Kevin Craig, Michael and Rhiann Lindberg, Andrew, Anthony and Patrick Gibson. Marie also leaves her dear great-granddaughter Claire Elizabeth Carlson. Services celebrating her life were held on November 5, 2002. In her memory donations may be made to St. Anthony Foundation, 121 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151 

Rachel Shaina Ours, May 14, 1971 ~ October 25, 2002
Died tragically along with her unborn child in a Lake County highway accident. May her memory be a blessing to her family members and many friends. Cherished daughter of Shoshana David and Alan Phelps and Jake and Nicole Ours of Santa Rosa. Sister to Jennifer and Ted Van Midde of San Geronimo, Johanna and Joe Hunter of Santa Rosa, David Ours of San Rafael, and Jacob Phelps of Santa Rosa. Loving aunt to Zachary Rosenbaum, Jason, Jessica, Chelsea, and Nina Van Midde, and Willy Hunter. Beloved cousin of Lisa Marie Erickson. Will be missed by dear companions James Orr, Creek Hart, and Johanna Talley. Raised in Santa Rosa, she attended Santa Rosa Junior College, and Dominican College. As an adult she resided primarily in Marin and Sonoma counties. Always very creative, she became an accomplished equestrian, potter, and florist. Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service on November 24, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA. Donations in Rachel's name would be gratefully accepted to: Women's Recovery Services, PO Box 1356, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. For more information call 707-538-7933 or 707-539-2928. 

Herbert Terrance Smart
Passed away in Sacramento November 14, 2002. Survived by his sons Christopher and Kevin Smart, daughters Michelle Smart, Maureen Smart and Julie McBride, grandchildren Ryan, Cody, Ethan and Matthew Smart, Bailey, Colin and Delaney McBride, and sister Yvonne Gaugler, also survived by many nieces and nephews. A native of Glendale, Wisconsin, age 69 years. Family and friends are welcome to attend the Evening Service Monday November 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the NORTH SACRAMENTO FUNERAL HOME, 725 El Camino Ave., Sacramento, and to attend the Mass of Celebration Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 A.M. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1717 El Monte Ave., Sacramento. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assn. or the Diabetes Assn. in his name. 

Irving N. Hacker
Age 55 of Kentfield passed away October 25, 2002. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at Golden Gate National Park, Portals of the Past in San Francisco. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573 

Lois Katherine Harman
Left us on Halloween. Photographer and writer, she loved connecting with people; and wrote a column for the Mill Valley Record. Her motto was: Joy, Exuberance and Fun! She is survived by her husband, George Harman and brother Robert Nicolson. Services will be held on November 17th at 1 p.m. at Unity of Marin Hamilton Center, 600 Palm Drive, Novato. 

Richard Lassnera
Passed away at his home on November 11, 2002 at age 57. Survied by his wife Gerrie Lassner, three stepdaughters Kelly, Kathy and Marianne, his father Bill Lassner, brother Bill Lassner, two sisters Linda Candalarria and Debbie Osanna. A native San Franciscan and graduate of Tamalpais High School in 1963. He served four years in the USN. After his discharge he attended Sacramento State and earned a degree in Business. He openned an automotive machine shop in the South Bay. He retired two years ago and was living in Willits, California at the time of his death. No services have been scheduled at this time. Donations can be made to the heart association or your favoite charity. 

Rachel Shaina Ours, May 14, 1971 ~ October 25, 2002
Died tragically along with her unborn child in a Lake County highway accident. May her memory be a blessing to her family members and many friends. Cherished daughter of Shoshana David and Alan Phelps and Jake and Nicole Ours of Santa Rosa. Sister to Jennifer and Ted Van Midde of San Geronimo, Johanna and Joe Hunter of Santa Rosa, David Ours of San Rafael, and Jacob Phelps of Santa Rosa. Loving aunt to Zachary Rosenbaum, Jason, Jessica, Chelsea, and Nina Van Midde, and Willy Hunter. Beloved cousin of Lisa Marie Erickson. Will be missed by dear companions James Orr, Creek Hart, and Johanna Talley. Raised in Santa Rosa, she attended Santa Rosa Junior College, and Dominican College. As an adult she resided primarily in Marin and Sonoma counties. Always very creative, she became an accomplished equestrian, potter, and florist. Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service on November 24, 2002 at 3:00 PM at Congregation Ner Shalom, 85 La Plaza, Cotati, CA. Donations in Rachel's name would be gratefully accepted to: Women's Recovery Services, PO Box 1356, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. For more information call 707-538-7933 or 707-539-2928. 

Our Dear Hedy and Fred, My Two Queens
Always there for me, for the great events and small. Patiently sitting to encourage me from a fall. There for every cold, flu, fever, or game. You cheered every success as if I'd gained national fame. The sage, the one with all the answers for me. You responded to every question, swatting away fears like a bee. Gentle, fierce, funny the one with the class, even as you made a comment some considered crass. Nobody's fool, you told a person how you felt, and admired your young figure calling it svelte. Courageous, you accepted the inevitable as fate, knowing we'd all meet at some later date. When you saw the shining light, I thought my Queen has taken flight. Lost without the Queen, I turned and saw the woman you raised who laid down rules as law. I realized I still had a Queen in my life, you and my hero, my Mother, Queen Number Two. Love - BJ - T - LJ - M 

Virginia B. Bussey
Passed away at her home on November 4th, 2002 at 4:37 p.m. She is survived by three stepsons and many friends who adored her. She was a Real Estate Broker for 30 plus years and Past President of Marin Board of Realtors. Arrangements by Neptune Society. 

John Denman Harding
Passed away October 20, 2002 after a brief illness, at age 84. A Marin resident for 52 years, he was predeceased by his wife Marion. John is survived by his son Ralph and daughter-in-law Teri. A native of Chicago, Illinois, John and Marion married in 1947, and they settled in Mill Valley in 1950. John served over 40 years in the Army Reserves, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. John retired from the State of California Employment Development Department after a lengthy career in several locations, including the San Rafael office. He loved mystery novels and traveling with his wife. He also loved music and theatre, performing at various times with the Mill Valley Light Opera, the Mill Valley Community Church choir, and the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. He also worked as a volunteer at the Sacramento and Monterey traditional jazz festivals. Those who knew him will remember his charm, wit, and sense of humor, as well as his unfailing good nature. Services will be held privately. Donations may be made to the Lamplighters West Foundation or the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. 

Peter Joseph Keenan, M.D., (1912~2002)
A native San Franciscan; Mission District raised, a descendant of Peter Donahue, the Father of Northern California Industry and a founder of PG&E; the loving son of the late Dr. Alexander J. and Laura McGuire Keenan. Also predeceasing Peter was a sister Mary Sheehan; a brother Alex Jr., a longtime San Francisco attorney; and his wife of 39 years, Jeanne Walsh Allibert by whom he had four children, all of whom survive: Laura Jean (Lucien) Salem of San Francisco; Alex Keenan (Mary Hennessy) recent of Phoenix, Arizona; Peter Keenan Jr. (Bonnie Sloman) and Terry Keenan (Patricia York), all of Marin County. Peter is also survived by his sister Olive Carroll, now of Arcadia; seven grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; and, numerous other relatives. Peter was educated at St. Peter's Grammar School, St. Ignatius High School, University of Santa Clara, and University of California at Berkeley, before taking his medical education at Creighton School of Medicine in Nebraska (M.D. 1937) and the University of Pennsylvania. His internship was at San Francisco General Hospital. Peter was about to complete a one-year active duty assignment as a reserve Naval Officer serving as a physician and surgeon at Mare Island when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Approximately four months later, his service commitment was extended and he was in the first wave of American G.I.s to leave the mainland for the Pacific. There he served for nearly two years, including the Guadalcanal campaign during which he cared for wounded and dying marines and other military personnel. In early 1945, a few months before the end of the war, Peter was honorably discharged and returned to San Francisco to begin what would be 18 years in private medical practice and 13 years of operating the municipal ward at San Francisco County Hospital where he cared for City workers hurt or disabled on the job. In the late 1960s, Peter served as the Medical Director for the General Motors Plant in South Gate (Southern California). At that time he suffered from coronary artery disease which plagued him for the rest of his life. This caused him to temporarily retire. Nevertheless, he resurfaced shortly thereafter to become the Medical Director of the County Hospital in Nevada City, California, and the Health Director of Nevada County. Peter's last service was in the clinic at U.C.S.F. For nearly all of his life Peter was a member of The Olympic Club and at times was a member of The Commonwealth Club, The Press Club, and The Elks Club. Peter will be remembered as not only a loving and generous father, but also as a character, strong willed, at times impatient, a 20-year old spirit locked in an ancient and deteriorating body, who all his life believed that if he had ever gotten decent coaching, his pitching career would have ended in the "BIGS" instead of at Santa Clara. God bless you, Dad. We will miss you and think of you. Give Mom a hug and our love. Memorial contributions to Guide Dogs for the Blind, 350 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, CA 94903. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440 

Leon (Bud) Strauss, July 5, 1915 to November 7, 2002
Born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, he grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts. Graduate of Rivers School, MIT, Harvard Business School and Franklin Institute of Technology. Retired (Real Estate Investment). He learned to fly when 16. Had logged over 1,000 hours flight time when drafted for WWII. U.S. Army Air Corps, 1941-1945. Rank of Captain. Developed Personnel Processing System and wrote AAF Manual for implementation world wide. Received Letter of Commendation from General Arnold. Was on the staff of General Hegenberger at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Saw service in Morocco and Italy. Returned home August 1945. Designed, manufactured and marketed the first consumer product (Hearing Aid) with a printed circuit which is on display at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C. Moved to Chicago where he became the Head of Zenith Hearing Aid Division. Moved to the Bay Area in the late '50s where he pursued the "Hearing Aid Business". He retired when he was 52. Survived by wife Treva Kean Strauss, stepchildren John French, Edward Meyer, Patrick Kean, Tara Kean, Constance Kean, spouse Sandy Stutz, grandchildren Gregory Meyer, Lisa Meyer and their mother Jacquie Meyer. He considered George and Sheila Bertram and David and Mary Rabb as a part of the family circle. He was an energetic optimist who enjoyed a spectrum of interests. He loved the companionship of many friends and relatives. He enthusiastically participated in the "Vogue Motor Coach Country Club Association" and traveled many miles through and around his beloved country. He loved and was loved by many. He was a gentle man. A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date. Donations to Hospice of Marin's "Lights of Remembrance" will be greatly appreciated. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151 

Julia "Sis" Diego
Age 75, passed away at her home in San Rafael, in the loving arms of her husband of 56 years, John Diego, on October 31st, 2002. Loving Mother of seven: Peggy Bryant, who preceded her in death, Cindy White, Jack, Jim, Douglas, Gary, and Julie Diego. Beloved Grandmother of 18 and Great Grandmother of 9. Also survived by her Sister Dorothy Johnson, of Petaluma and Brother George Simon also of Petaluma, her Sister Helen Windrick and Brother Gene Simon preceded her in death. She is also survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews. She was born and raised in San Rafael. She was active in numerous activities involving her children throughout the years, from Little League to Mothers Guild. Her greatest love and passion was her family, to whom she devoted her life; she was "Mom" to many. She loved to cook and bake, and was noted for her delicious desserts. She was a generous, warm and fun-loving woman; she loved and was loved by many. She will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Tuesday, November 19th at 10:00 AM at St. Raphael's Church, 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael. If desired, donations in her memory may be made to St. Vincent DePaul, care of St. Raphael's Church, 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael. 

Frances Bagley Rowland
Pioneer of Marin's wine growing industry, died peacefully at the Pacheco Ranch November 9, 2002. She was a resident of Marin for over 50 years. Born July 1, 1916, Frances attended Stanford University and received her law degree from the University of Utah. Daughter of Emmett Melyn Bagley and Agnes Swan Bagley, both lawyers too, Frances married Herbert Matthew Rowland, Sr., a descendent of Ignacio Pacheco, in 1941. After living in Japan for many years, the Rowland family returned to Marin in 1952 and moved onto the Pacheco Ranch in Ignacio in 1964. Frances presided over and graciously entertained family and friends at the family home, built in 1876, until her death. She was famous for her baked beans, hospitality, a keen intellect, fly fishing on the Henry's Fork, and love of antiques and family history. In 1969, Frances, her husband, and family established the first commercial vineyard in modern times in Marin. In 1979, she was the driving force in establishing the Pacheco Ranch Winery on the property granted to the Pacheco/ Rowland family in 1834. Frances was very proud that the Pacheco Ranch is recognized as the oldest property in California continuously farmed by the same family. She personally planted and pruned the vineyards on the ranch; she was involved in the winemaking from fruit to finish, and she was a great tractor driver. Frances was actively involved in community service and charitable activities, in particular, the Laurel House at the Marin Art and Garden Center, where she was a Board Member, Chairman, and Pricing Chairman. The Oriental Room there is named in her honor. Frances is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Herbert M. Rowland, Jr. and Deborah Saal Rowland, and her daughter and son-in-law, Ann Rowland Meves and T. James Meves and her grandchildren, Herbert M. Rowland, III, Casandra Ann Rowland and Theodore Patrick Meves. A Memorial Service will be held at Keaton's Mortuary in San Rafael on Friday, November 15th at 11 AM. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Marin Branch of the American Cancer Society, the Henry's Fork Foundation of Idaho, or Hospice of Marin. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151 

Will Schutz
Completed his life peacefully with his family on Saturday, November 9, 2002. He is lovingly missed and his life is celebrated by Ailish his wife and partner of almost 20 years, his five children Laurie, Caleb, Ethan, Dana and Ari, his grandson Jez and his daughters-in-law Cheryl and Lorin. Will was a man of many facets and of great accomplishment. He is remembered throughout the world by so many whose lives he touched personally and professionally. He was a scientist with a brilliant mind and a father, lover and friend with a gentle soul and generous heart. Will invented a pioneering and iconoclastic approach to enable people to experience joy and discover and live their potential. He was also a simple man, in his own words a "Jew boy from Chicago". He is remembered by those closest to him as he consumed hotdogs and garlic fries with mustard stained hands gripping a scorecard, not once taking his eyes off the team he loved for so long. He lived for handball, to rhythmically move his body to the Benny Goodman orchestra, for openness and for choice, and to bring his work on FIRO, Encounter and The Human Element to people throughout the United States and the world. Beyond his immediate family so many people remember him for a life changing experience in encounter at Esalen, in time spent with him in a workshop in organizations all over the world, and through teaching and learning his transforming Human Element approach to individual, team and organization development. His comical expressions and insightful humor were always a reminder of life's joy and surprises. He was born in Chicago on December 19, 1925. He served on the faculties of Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Antioch University - San Francisco, the University of Chicago, Einstein Medical School and others. During his time in the Navy, he developed the FIRO-B questionnaire that is internationally known as one of the most widely used instruments in the field. In his life, Will wrote eight books including the best selling "Joy" in 1967, "Here Comes Everybody" in 1971, "Profound Simplicity" in 1979, "The Truth Option" in 1984, and the "The Human Element" in 1994. A Memorial Celebration will be held for family, friends and colleagues at the Mill Valley Community Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley on Sunday 17 November at 11 a.m. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue Mill Valley, CA 415-388-1573 

Helene Senk, April 13, 1925~November 13, 2002
Loving wife of Erwin, beloved mother of Gary and his wife Carolyn of Miami, Florida, Marcia and her husband Jim Miller of Petaluma, California, Steve and his wife Nancy Glasenk of Mill Valley, California. Devoted grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of one. Cherished cousin of Hazel and Irwin Hundert, and favorite aunt of many. Born in the Bronx to Rose and Abraham Levy. Graduate of NYU with a MSW from Adelphi. Distinguished career as a social worker for Nassau County Department of Mental Health. Lifetime member of Hadassah. A gracious and caring lady whose mission in life was to help others in a loving way. A Service will be held, November 15th at 10 AM at PARENT-SORENSEN, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA 707-763-4131.


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