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James A. Graham, Sr.
Passed peacefully at home last Sunday evening. He was a resident of San Rafael for 31 years after moving from Munhall, Pennsylvania with his family. Mr. Graham had more that 35 years of distinguished service to his country. He enlisted in the Army at age 19 in 1942. He served in Europe where he received a battlefield commission while fighting with the 94th Inf. Div. He also served in Japan during the occupation. In Korea, he served with the 82nd Airborne and the 1st Cavalry. He went on to join the Military Police and was a champion sharpshooter with the US Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit. His dedication to duty and commitment to his fellows was rewarded with many commendations for service and valor, including the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars and five Purple Hearts. In 1958, he joined the Treasury Department where he continued to serve his country with distinction as a Special Agent of the ATF until he retired in 1978. He served his community as a Mason and Knight Templar and still found time to raise six children. He was, to his family, a hero in war, a hero in peace, and a true hero in our lives. 

Kenneth Eugene Lan Franco
Age 45 of San Rafael, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2002 after an acute illness. A Marin County resident for 15 years, Ken was born in Orange, California and raised in Southern California where he graduated from Saddleback High School. Ken was a dedicated and a knowledgeable sport fan and was especially enthusiastic about baseball and football. This past season he was an assistant coach for his sons' Pop Warner Mighty Mights team. Ken also enjoyed walking, music, cooking and entertaining. Ken is survived by his father Eugene Lan Franco, of Orange, California and his brother Bill Dobson of San Rafael. He also leaves behind Anne Battaglia, the mother of his three children: daughter Summer, twin sons Dan and Dave, and a stepdaughter, Christina Battaglia. Funeral Services followed by burial will be held at Mount Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, on Saturday, March 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. Friends may pay their respects on Friday, March 1st, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mount Tamalpais. Funeral arrangements provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA 415-459-2500. 

William Chandler Langford, MD, Died Feb. 24, 2002. Born Dec. 13, 1919.
Bill was a dedicated obstetrician and gynecologist who began his studies at the University of Michigan, completing medical school at USC in 1958. Upon completion of his residency he began practice in Marin County in 1962. He practiced at Marin General and Ross Hospitals. He served as clinical instructor at UCSF. He retired in 1988 after 25 years of practice. He was devoted to seeing that all women had access to contraceptive services. This was shown through his dedicated service to Planned Parenthood of Marin. The First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, as well as the Cursillo community have been important in his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Novato, his sister Jean Langford of Santa Rosa, son Chris of Portland, Oregon, daughter Lisa Langford Heron and her family, husband Brian and children Phil and Julie of Lake County. A Memorial Celebration of his Life will be held Sunday March 3 at 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, 94960. Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood or the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo's Capital Fund. 

Margaret Clark Cross
Margaret (Peggy) Cross, age 53, died at home on Wednesday night, February 13, 2002. During her 16 month battle with a brain tumor she received pleasure and peace being outdoors and being with family and friends. One friend dedicated his recent book "To Peggy who loves rocks, water and the evening light on the ridge." Peggy truly enjoyed her life, especially its simple pleasures; her family, any walk, scuba diving, her sand collection, the Farmer's Market, creating something original -- especially a gift for someone she cared about. Her quiet kindness to close friends and family will be remembered as will her delightfully quirky sense of humor. Peggy grew up in Minnesota, graduating from high school there in 1966 and from the University of Denver in 1970. She then moved to San Luis Obispo, where she met her future husband, Stephen Cross, a student at Cal Poly, whom she married in 1973. They worked together at their printing business, Colorbar, in San Francisco. She is survived by husband Stephen, daughter Stephanie, son Andrew, of San Rafael, parents Robert and Dona Clark, sisters Anne Collins and Alice Cooney, brothers James and Rob Clark, and a large extended family, of Minnesota, Wisconsin and California. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Her Life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 3:00 PM, Community Congregational Church, 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity or Hospice of Marin. 

William (Bill) S. Hogan Jr.
Passed away peacefully on February 25, 2002 at age 85. He was born in San Francisco in 1916 and moved to Mill Valley in 1951 with his wife Aileen Donovan Hogan who preceded him in death last year. Bill attended St. Ignatius High School and graduated from the University of San Francisco in 1937 where he was captain of the golf team. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines in the South Pacific. Bill began his career in banking as a part-time office messenger at the Bank of San Francisco in 1933 and retired as a Vice President of First Interstate Bank in 1980. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed combining his love of travel and his passion for golf, playing on courses worldwide with his beloved wife Aileen. Beginning in his youth, he was a student and collector of Asian art and in his retirement volunteered as a docent at the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband, father, grandfather, true friend and kind and gracious gentlemen. He is survived by his three sons, Kevin and his wife Barbara, Brian and his wife Kate and Bill III and his wife Tracy, and by his six grandchildren, Robert, Katherine, Brendan, Ryan, Tyler and Jack. A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Mill Valley on Saturday, March 2, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

William Chandler Langford, MD, Died Feb. 24, 2002. Born Dec. 13, 1919.
Bill was a dedicated obstetrician and gynecologist who began his studies at the U. of Michigan, completing medical school at USC in 1958. Upon completion of his residency he began practice in Marin County in 1962. He practiced at Marin General and Ross Hospitals. He served as clinical instructor at UCSF. He retired in 1988 after 25 years of practice. He was devoted to seeing that all women had access to contraceptive services. This was shown through his dedicated service to Planned Parenthood of Marin. The First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo as well as the Cursillo community have been important in his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Novato, his sister Jean Langford of Santa Rosa, son Chris of Portland, OR, daughter Lisa Langford Heron and her family, husband Brian and children Phil and Julie of Lake County. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held Sunday March 3 at 3:30p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Road, San Anselmo, 94960. Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood or the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo's Capital Fund. 

Kevin Schuepbach Died on February 20, 2002 at Marin General Hospital at age 50. Was a native of Marin County who attended county schools and earned his M.A. in Music Composition at Dominican College. Served as an instructor and tutor in the Music Department at College of Marin since 1971. In addition to the admiration he received from students and colleagues alike in both teaching and tutoring he also used his creative talents in music composition. His compositions have been performed at College of Marin, Dominican College and Mills College. He is survived by his wife, Susan, his two children Aaron (8) and Olivia (3), his mother Catherine, brother Christopher, sister-in-law Nancy, nieces Samantha Davidson and Tracy Sands and nephew Eli Schuepbach. A celebration of Kevin's life will take place at 3 PM Sunday, March 3rd, in the Lefort Recital Hall in the Fine Arts building at the College. Interment will take place in a private family ceremony. Donations in Kevin's memory may be made to the "College of Marin Music Department", the "Schuepbach Family Memorial Fund" (Westamerica Bank) or the "Schuepbach Children Scholarship Fund" (Westamerica Bank, 2400 Hilborn Road, Fairfield, CA 94533). 

Genevieve Allen
Age 94, (1907-2002) died on February 21, 2002 at her home in San Rafael with her family at her bedside. Genevieve was raised on a farm, road a pony to school, taught first grade, contributed in numerous ways to her community and nurtured her family in Iowa. She moved to San Rafael in 1998 to be close to her son John, daughter-in-law Beth, and grandchildren Lily and Nick. Genevieve's extended California family included the special love she received from Jim Birch, Alex Elliot, Larry Levy, Carole Gettleman and Lisa Breaux. The family wishes to acknowledge the loving care Genevieve received over the last four years from Soma De Silva of San Rafael. KEATON MORTUARY 415-453-0571. Betty Ginsberg
Passed away in San Francisco on Sunday, February 24, 2002. Loving wife of Irving Ginsberg for 65 years; loving mother of Cynthia and Irving Shapiro, Susan and Carl Carlson and Barbara and Sheldon Silverman; grandmother of Elyse and Chris Karow, Linda and Allan Shapiro, Sheri Greenbaum and Danny Guggenheim, Mark Greenbaum and Jeffrey and Matthew Silverman; loving great grandmother of Tyler, Haley and Ryan Karow, Danielle and Jacquelin Shapiro, and Joshua and Benjamin Guggenheim. Services will be held TODAY, February 26th at 3:00 p.m. at Sinai Memorial Chapel. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Home, 302 Silver Avenue, SF/CA 94112. Bernice V. Pensabene
Made her transition on February 24, 2002 in Somona, California. Dearly beloved wife for 52 years of the late Domenic G. Pensabene, both natives of San Francisco. Cherished mother of Marilyn Madrone of Sebastopol and Rich Pensabene of Sonoma, dear grandmother of Danny Pensabene, Natalie Pensabene and Cara Pensabene, all of the Sonoma area, and beloved aunt of Rosemary Ledbetter of Arizona, and Cindi Schuler, Wendi Arendell, and Denise Humphrey of Petaluma. During her teenage years, Bernice enjoyed acclaim for several years as a saxophonist. As vaudeville entertainers, she and her older sister Lina, an accordionist, toured 46 of the 48 states and Canada. Known for her fine Italian cooking, Bernice was a homemaker in San Francisco's Marina District and in Terra Linda, Marin. As a widow, she lived in Sonoma at Westlake House with her cat Bart. Friends and family are invited to attend a Service on Friday, March 1st, 2002 at Valley Memorial Park, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 28th, 2002 at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Duggan's Mission Chapel, 525 West Napa Street, Sonoma. Contributions in her memory are suggest, in lieu of flowers, to Hospice Valley of the Moon, 735 Broadway, Sonoma, 95476, and to Pets' Lifeline, 19686 Eighth Street East, Sonoma, 95476. Arrangements under the director of Duggan's Mission Chapel. Asard "Zeb" Zeibak
Passed away in San Rafael on February 22, 2002. He was born on May 16, 1918 in South Hampton, Long Island, New York. Son of Namy and Sophia Zeibak. Surviving siblings are Charles Namy Zeibak, Ruth Gotelli. Brother of Victoria Borza, Isabel Rohr, Hilda Morin, Olga Hanna, Lorice Zeibak and Monseur Zeibak. He was a veteran of the United States Marines, World War II and served in action in the South Pacific. He lived in San Francisco for 71 years; and was a retired roofer of 35 years. He was a member of the 15th Avenue Vandals Athletic's Club. Funeral Services will be held at Keaton Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. Burial immediately following at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Donations to the Alzheimer's Association are welcomed. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael (415) 453-0571. 

Gordon C. Badley
Educator and businessman. He is survived by his wife V. Judith and children Leslie Carney, Thomas Badley, and Andrew Badley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church - Fund for the Physically Challenged, 225 East Market Street, York, PA 17403. Please write "In Memory of Gordon C. Badley" on checks. 

Dean F. Short
Passed away on February 19, 2002 at Marin General Hospital at 82 years of age. A long time resident of Marin County, he was born in Taunton, Massachusetts, served in the Air Force during WWII, and graduated from Northeastern University in Boston. In his professional life, he was first as an accountant for the federal government and then a CPA in Corte Madera. He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Patenaude of Taunton, his wife, Joy Peterson-Short, daughters Susan May, Ardyn Schulte, Diane Keppel, and Anita Vedder and stepdaughters, Janice Kapral, Susan Anderson, and Carole Hyams. He is the grandfather of ten and great grandfather of four. His son, Dean (D.R.) passed away three years ago. Prior to his stroke almost ten years ago, Dean was an enthusiastic gardener and fisherman, enjoying trips to Alaska and Hawaii to fish. He enjoyed taking cruises, traveling, playing bridge, and square dancing. He was a member of Novato Squares and a long time member of Buzzin' Boots. The family requests no flowers, but if friends wish, a memorial in his name might be made to the American Heart Association, The Tomorrow Fund at the Tamalpais, in Greenbrae, or to a charity of your choice. A celebration of life/memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 3, at 2:00 p.m. at the San Rafael First Presbyterian Church, 5th and E streets. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street San Rafael, CA 949401 415-453-0571. 

Clifford Conly Jr.
Well known Bay Area architect and designer passed away at his Sonoma home on January 30, 2002. In 1991, he gave his property on Tomales Bay, Cypress Grove, to Audubon Canyon Ranch to be used as a bird study and conservation preserve. As requested by him no funeral services or memorial will be held. Arrangements under the direction of the Neptune Society of Northern California in Santa Rosa. 

Robin Barnett Francis, née Oakley
Will be remembered as a treasured wife, loving mother, devoted friend and gracious woman. With family at her side, Robin passed away on January 30, 2002, at the age of 59, in the sun-drenched San Diego home that she shared with her husband Blair. Born and raised in Mill Valley, Robin attended Tamalpais High School and obtained a degree in Education from San Jose State. Robin taught school for a short time in Stockton before returning to Marin County where she taught elementary school for over 15 years. Former students will vividly recall "Miss Barnett's" enthusiasm and caring spirit in the classroom. Robin treasured her time with the students and took great joy in following the progress of these children as they grew to adulthood and made their way in the world. A strong and independent woman, Robin single-handedly raised her only daughter Michelle and took great pride in the home that she created for her little family. With her daughter grown, Robin re-united with her high-school sweetheart, Blair Francis of San Diego. Robin and Blair married December 24, 1988 in Stinson Beach, California. They lived in San Diego where they shared their love for photography and travel. Active in the Sierra Club, Robin worked as property manager for Navy Housing. One of the things that Blair loved most about Robin was the way she related to people and the fact that she was always so thoughtful, loving and considerate. She thoroughly enjoyed being with others and loved to sit and talk with friends for hours. A compassionate person, Robin was a wonderful listener and confidante, always available to lend an ear. She gave freely of herself and her time to family and friends. Robin was known for her passion for gardening. She loved to get her hands dirty and spent many hours volunteering to beautify areas of San Diego. At home, when not in the garden, Robin was busy developing her remarkable skill as a photographer. Many will treasure the beautiful cards that Robin created, featuring amazing portrayals of flowers, sunsets, sea gulls and people. Preceded in death by her parents, Nelda and Robert Oakley of Marin and her sister Lynda Spangler of Petaluma, Robin is survived by her husband and best friend, Blair Francis of San Diego, daughter Michelle Barnett of San Francisco, brother-in-law Wendell Spangler of Petaluma, niece Laurie Emery of Colorado and nephew Bo Spangler of Petaluma. Robin was a wonderful woman, a dear friend and a beautiful blessing to all who had the privilege to know her. Robin will be remembered with great fondness, joy and love by the many who adored her. In honor of the blessing that Robin was to her family and friends, celebrations of her life will be held on her birthday, April 21, 2002, in San Diego and another in the Spring under the apple blossoms on her sister's farm in Petaluma. 

Kirsten Jacqueline Harris
Died February 19, 2002 at the age of 31. She was a true angel who brought joy, love and understanding to all that knew her. Her family wishes to thank the many hundreds of people who helped to make her life and theirs so special. Her mother, Pam Harris, her sister Heather, her brothers, Mark and Noble, all of Novato; her aunts, Harriet Burge and Debbie Felts, and a number of nephews and cousins survive her. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth St., Novato. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Special Olympics of Marin, 1100 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield, CA 94904. 

Amy Kays Hanson Howell
Passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, February 15, 2002 in San Rafael, California. Amy was born on March 9, 1920 and was raised in Mill Valley. She attended Old Mill School and graduated from Tam High. She lived in San Francisco for most of her life, working at UCSF for over 25 years. She is survived by her brother Dr. Karl Hanson, her sister Flora Randolph, her children, Mary Maher, Melinda, Charlotte and Albert Howell; and nine grandchildren: Joshua, Fritz, and Amy Kay Wittmann, Leroy and Lerone Comier; Sean and Meghan Maher; Keith Harris and Kelie MacIlraith; and six great grandchildren. Amy was known for her energetic and overflowing heart, and she will be missed by her many relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 2nd, 2002 at 1:00 PM, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, 10 Bayview Drive, San Rafael, CA 94901. Memorial gifts may be sent to St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. 

Don V. Martin
Don V. Martin has happily joined his daughter Jean, and lives on in the hearts of his dear wife Beverly, daughters Jackie and Laura, grandchildren Carol, Jim and Julia, their spouses Randy, Leo and Scott, and his beloved walking companion Molly. A decorated WWII Army Tank Corps Sergeant and former San Francisco resident, Don settled in San Rafael, where he co-owned and operated the Dandy Market. Don made friends throughout his extensive travels in the US, France and Germany. Alas, he has begun a new journey and we will continue to celebrate his life. Private burial attended by immediate family held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma. Memorial Mass will be March 2, 2002, 2 p.m. at St. Isabella's Church, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael, California. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Geraldine Kathleen Nowell
Of Mill Valley, passed away on February 22, 2002. Geraldine Kathleen Judge Nowell was born in Corinth, New York on January 10, 1921. She grew up in Saratoga, New York and graduated with a degree in Home Economics (emphasis in Design) from Skidmore College. She later worked in the garment industry in New York City and traveled extensively as a sales representative for Warners. She eventually settled in San Francisco where she met her husband Gerald Nowell in 1952. They were married on October 31, 1952 and had their daughter Pamela in October of 1953. They moved to Mill Valley in 1954 where they have resided ever since. Their son, Timothy was born in December of 1954. Gerry was always active in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and became a major participant in the Hot Lunch for the Homeless program. In the mid 1970's she became very involved in the pro-life movement and was one of the first participant's in Birthright of Marin. She is survived by her husband Jerry, her son Timothy, daughter Pamela, and two grandchildren: Roya, 14 and Alex 12, her sister Mariellen Ambrose, son-in-law Ray, and daughter-in-law Jacque, and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend a visitation Tuesday, February 26, 2002 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, Mill Valley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Mill Valley. Reception to follow. Memorial gifts preferred to Birthright of Marin. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Ave., Mill Valley 388-1573. 

George Sigwald Petersen, Formerly of San Francisco
At the age of 100, passed away in Nashville Tennessee on February 21, 2002. Preceding him in death was his wife Edna and his son, George (Helen). He is survived by his devoted and loving son Raymond and his wife Priscilla; proud grandfather of Rick Petersen, Michael (Kim) Petersen, Jeffrey (Debbie) Petersen, Cynthia (Larry) Madson, Chris (Rose) Petersen, Bryan and Marie Petersen, adoring great-grandfather of 11 great grandchildren. George was born in 1902 in Copenhagen, Denmark, coming to America as an infant. He lived most of his life in San Francisco - owning and working in many old-time specialty butcher shops in North Beach and the Outer Mission. He was the oldest known member of Local 115 (Butcher's Union) in the Bay Area. After moving to Novato in his later years, he made the decision, at age 99, to move to Nashville Tennessee to be with his son. Amazingly, he felt very "at home" in his new environment, calling upon his knowledge of the Civil War and the history of the State of Tennessee to engage in lively discussions and the Carestone Assisted Living Residence in Nashville. George lived a full life, requesting no services be held upon his death. His last wishes included those for health and happiness for his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Private family services will be held under the direction of VALENTE MARINI PERATA & CO. 415/333-0161. 

Gaston Rojas, (1911-2002)
Passed away on February 22, 2002, just two weeks before his 91st birthday after complications resulting from cancer. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Maria Teresa Rojas-Harrison, his daughters Cecilia (Don) DeMartini of Ukiah, Carmen (Dan) Maguire of San Anselmo and his son Ricardo (Marta) Rojas of Cochabamba, Bolivia and 14 adoring grandchildren. Mr. Rojas was born on March 5, 1911. He was born the son of Casto Rojas, a prominent public figure and founder of Bolivia's most preeminent law firm. Mt. Rojas was raised in La Paz, Bolivia. He came to the United States and attended Stanford University where he played soccer, among other sports. He returned to Bolivia for military service after finishing at Stanford University in 1935. He was involved in a number of business interests in Bolivia until he came to the United States permanently in 1960. He lived in San Francisco until the early 1980's when he moved to Palo Alto. He lived in San Rafael from 1985 until his de ath. Mr. Rojas was a man of overwhelming generosity, humor, patience, and kindness. His goodhearted spirit was admired by his many friends and family. He exemplified his Catholic faith in his daily life and inspired his family and grandchildren with his benevolence towards them and many of his favorite charities. He was fervently proud of his Bolivian ancestry. He will be remembered by his many friends for his kindheartedness and compassion. Those who were fortunate enough to be in his family will remember him for his constant generosity and unfaltering affection. A rosary will be recited in his honor at Keaton Mortuary (corner of Fifth Ave. and E Street, San Rafael) on Sunday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Anselm's Catholic Church (corner of Shady Lane and Bolinas Ave., Ross) on Monday, February 25, at 1:00 p.m. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street San Rafael, CA 415-453-0571. 

Edward F. Wargin 
Of San Rafael and Sonoma, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2002 at the Greenbrae Care Facility at age 89. He was born in Oakland, September 4, 1912, and graduated in electrical engineering from San Jose State. His wife, Alys Dwyer of San Anselmo, with whom he was married for 58 years, died in 1993. He began his engineering career with C&A Sugar Refinery in Crockett, then with General Electric for many years, and finally retired from B.A.R.T. After moving to Sonoma in 1973, he and his wife became active members of the Organ Grinders Club. He was a longtime ham radio operator, with the call letters W6AZQ. He is survived by nieces, Penny Aspey of Fort Bragg, Denise Smith of Reno, Nevada and Crispin Livak of Mill Valley, two grand nephews and five grand nieces. The Marin Humane Society was an organization dear to his heart. 

Christopher Lawrence Collins
Passed away at home in Novato on February 17, 2002 at the age of 45. Born in New York, Christopher has been a resident of Marin County since 1963. He attended Robert Lewis Stevenson School, The International School of Travel and the College of Marin. He had a love of travel and often enjoyed taking cruises. Christopher is survived by his mother, Mary Louise Dyer of Carmel. Preceded in death by his father, Karrick P. Collins Jr. Private family services will be held. Cremation arrangements by The Paul Mortuary, Pacific Grove, California. Memorial gifts may be made to your local Boys and Girls Club. 

Kirsten Jacqueline Harris
Died February 19, 2002 at the age of 31. She was a true angel who brought joy, love and understanding to all that knew her. Her family wishes to thank the many hundreds of people who helped to make her life and theirs so special. Her mother, Pam Harris, her sister Heather, her brothers, Mark and Noble, all of Novato; her aunts, Harriet Burge and Debbie Felts, and a number of nephews and cousins survive her. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 967 Fifth St., Novato. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Special Olympics of Marin, 1100 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Kentfield, CA 94904. 

Norm Hershon
Passed away suddenly in Marin County on February 20, 2002 at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Sheila; beloved by his son Marc Charles and his girlfriend, Christina Marie; son Gary Alan and his wife Melinda; daughter Elise Ann and her husband Anthony Durenburger; beloved grandfather of Cole and Halle Hershon, and Justin and Callan Durenburger. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1930, Norm was raised in Forest Hills, New York before attending the University of Alabama. After graduating, he enjoyed a career in journalism before joining TV Guide magazine in 1959 and becoming their West Coast Advertising Manager. In 1979 he became Advertising and Media Director for Golden Gate Fields Racetrack in Albany until 1986. Aside from his career, his pastime was his family and he devoted himself to seeing to their well-being. Norm will be missed always and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to The American Lung Association and/or Wildcare, P.O. Box 150930, San Rafael, CA 94915-0930. Friends are welcome to attend a Funeral Service, to be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 25th at Monte's Chapel Of The Hills Mortuary, 330 RedHill Avenue, San Anselmo. Monte's Chapel Of The Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Norma Schiechl-Perry
A long time resident of Ross passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family and loved ones on Wednesday, February 20, 2002. Norma was a San Francisco native, who graduated from Balboa High School. She spent most of her working years at Burgermister Brewing Co., where she loved being a telephone operator. Norma often said, "I'd still be answering the phone if Burgermister was still in business." She had a true love of people and animals. Norma had a winning smile and an infectious twinkle in her eye, when she was seen walking her beloved schnauzer, Maggie. Because of her love of animals, Norma spent many hours volunteering at the Marin Humane Society Thrift Shop. Norma and her beloved long time companion, Gordon Perry, were recently married at a lovely candlelight ceremony on February 17, with Father Healy of Saint Anselm Catholic Church presiding. Norma is survived by her loving husband, Gordon Perry; her son, Scott and daughter-in-law, Judy of Fairmont, California; her grandchildren, James of Tracy, California, Julie Kaiser and her husband, Scott of Milpitas, California; and her beloved sister, Marguerite Jordan of San Anselmo. Friends and family are invited to attend Rosary Services on Friday, February 22, 2002 at 7:30 PM at Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael and a Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 10:00 AM at St. Anselm Catholic Church, Shady Lane and Bolinas Avenue in Ross, with Interment at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her honor to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Funeral arrangements provided by MOUNT TAMALPAIS MORTUARY & Cemetery, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA, 415-459-2500. 

Dr. Walter Coulson
Passed away on February 18, 2002 in San Francisco. He was a retired physician, former Chief of Radiology at San Francisco General Hospital, where he worked for 28 years, and Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF. After retirement, Dr. Coulson served as a Nuclear Safety Officer on submarines in the Pacific for six years. As a freshman at Harvard College, he joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served in the Pacific on a destroyer until July 1946. He graduated from Harvard in 1949 and from Harvard Medical School in 1953; he was an Intern and Resident at UCSF for four years until becoming Administrative Radiologist at SFGH in 1957. He was a former athlete with five letters; Captain of the Harvard Baseball Team 1948-9; and member of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame. Dr. Coulson was married for 43 years to Eleanor Rousseau Coulson and resided in Kentfield for 40 years. Their children, Mrs. Deryk Van Brunt of Ross, Mrs. John P. Seymour of Santa Rosa, Mrs. Steele Harris of Menlo Park, and Dr. Michael Coulson of Santa Cruz, along with eight grandchildren survive him. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John's Church, Ross, Saturday, February 23 at 4:00 PM. The family hopes that donations may be made to the Marin Heart Foundation, 2 Bon Air Road, Larkspur, CA 94939. 

James N. Geiger
A long time resident of Tiburon died from pneumonia in Marin General Hospital on February 16, 2002. He is survived by his loving wife May, daughters Karen Sargent and Debbie Liberatore, sons-in-law Bob Sargent and Dan Liberatore, proud grandfather of Shawn Bryant, Marla Bryant, Vince Liberatore, Ross Sargent, and Ryan Sargent, and loving brother of Helen Blouin. Jim, Senior Executive Vice President of California Blue Shield, retired after more than 30 years of service. He was President of the Advisory Board for Birthright of Marin. His community service included volunteering with the Red Cross, College of Marin, and the Tiburon Homeowners Association. Arrangements are being handled by the Neptune Society. Friends are invited to a celebration of his life at a Memorial Mass to be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2002, at 10:30 AM at St. Hilary Church, Tiburon, California. The family prefers donations to Birthright of Marin in lieu of flowers. 

Pauline Howard
Of San Diego, passed away February 14, 2002 at age 80. Loving mother of Patricia A., Pamela C., Rafael, Keith A., Kenneth B., Donald V., and Marcenie Howard, Morganna Harris, Marie Barnes, and Nietta P. Nichols, 16 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister of Evelyn Stallworth, and survived by a host of friends and relatives. She was a native of Evergreen, Alabama. Friends may call for Visitation Thursday, February 21, 2002 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, Mill Valley. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 22, 2002 at 11:00 AM at First Missionary Baptist Church, Marin City. Interment Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Robert J. Kral
Age 63, of Molokai, Hawaii and the Bay Area, formerly of Cleveland, passed away February 17, 2002. Survived by his sons, Robert D. Kral and Jeffrey V. (Denise) Kral; grandchildren Alex, Sophia and Stephen; brother Lawrence J. (Patricia) Kral of Chardon, Ohio. Also survived by former wife, but moreover his best friend, Sue Carrier and her daughters, Kelly and Nicole. Preceded in death by his infant son, Daniel Joseph. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received a law degree from the University of Miami. He was a Peace Corps volunteer and employed as the Law Librarian at San Quentin, before retiring. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2002 at the Star of the Sea Church, 180 Harrison Avenue, Sausalito. Interment at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Robert S. Lovett
Age 85, passed away February 17, 2002. He was born in Mill Valley, California and attended Tamalpais High School. He was a pilot in the Army-Air Corps and worked as an accountant in San Francisco until his retirement. He was an avid golfer and an avid traveler with his wife, Ann. His wife Ann Lovett, his sister Bernice Lovett Turner, his brother, Orin Lovett and his daughter Dian Martin, predeceased Robert in death. His son Donald Whitney of San Anselmo, California and five grandchildren, Deborah Martin, Wayne Martin, Gregory Martin, Kimberly Whitney and Todd Whitney, three great grandchildren, Marco, Vincent and Donavin, and many nieces and nephews survive him. A private gathering in his honor will be held at a future date. The family prefers that memorial gifts, made in his name, be donated to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA. 

Walter Abraham
Walter Harvey Abraham, 94, a lifelong resident of San Rafael, died February 5, 2002 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. His unexpected passing was the result of a severe head injury suffered in a fall earlier that day. He died at the Kona Community Hospital. Mr Abraham was born in San Francisco on Christmas Day, 1907, and was a distinguished citizen of Marin County where he resided with his wife of 59 years Carol Schmidt Abraham, who preceded him in death. He was a retired executive of Pacific Gas and Electric Company and a member of the San Francisco Engineers Club. He was an enthusiastic golfer and still played 18 holes each week. An avid reader, Mr. Abraham also loved gardening and was a competitive domino player. At age 90 he moved to Hawaii to live with his daughter Carla and her husband Gary in Kailua-Kona where he enjoyed watching the sun set over the Pacific every evening. Mr. Abraham lived life to the fullest. He will be remembered by his family and many friends for being a good husband, loving father and grandfather, faithful friend, and the ultimate gentleman. Mr. Abraham is survived by a daughter, Carla Summers (Gary) of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; sister Florence Abraham of San Rafael; grandchildren Christy Summers, Rob Bradford and Brent Bradford. He was preceded in death by sister Ethel Rodgers, daughter Anita Bradford and grandson Scott Summers. A private Memorial Service will be held in Kona. 

Carol Lynette Banks
Passed away February 14, 2002 at her home in Marin City. Carol was born November 12, 1959 in Greenbrae. She is survived by her parents Claudis and Sarah Banks, three sisters Claudette Muldowney, Cecile Banks, and Christine Jones, one half sister Vickey Manning, two brothers-in-law, Gerry Muldowney and Donnell Ricky Jones, three nephews, three nieces, and a host of friends and relatives. Friends and family may call for Visitation Wednesday, February 20, 2002 (TODAY) from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, Mill Valley. Homegoing Services will be held Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 11:00 AM at Cornerstone Community Church of God In Christ, 626 Drake Avenue, Marin City. Viewing will be held prior to the Funeral from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Church. Interment Private. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Judith Clar Bishop
Passed away February 15th, 2002 at her home in Chandler, Arizona at age 63. She was born Judith Franklin, January 3, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California in 1956. Judy moved to Arizona in 1985. She loved being involved with her family and friends, collecting antiques, and making crafts. Survivors include her children, Lisa Brown of Alabama, Scott Bishop of Washington, Russ Bishop and Sandee Richardson of Arizona; her brother David Franklin of Arizona and sister Barbara Kelly of Texas; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Services will be held at Bueler Mortuary, 14 W. Hulet Drive, Chandler, Wednesday, February 20, 2002. Viewing will be at 12:00 p.m. with Services to follow at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Highway Christian Hospice, 67 E. Weldon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012 or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. 

Helen G. Brooks
Loving mother of Ruth Thue, loving grandmother of Diane Dunn, Juli Courtney, Lisa and Steve Thue. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 28th at 10:30 at Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. 

William Cleveland Carber III
Died of natural causes November 14, 2001 at age 59. Bill was the former proprietor of BC Navigation in Sausalito and a well-respected delivery skipper. He died off the coast of Spain having stood his watch and doing that which he loved. We will miss his gentle soul. He is survived by his sister Kay Zumbach, stepmother Margaret Lee Pirtle, and cousin Walter Nielsen. 

Robert H. Dundas
Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home at age 46. Born June 10, 1955, Robert was raised in Novato. Prior to his lengthy illness, Robert worked for McAndy Auto Parts, Marin Towing and then on to Redhill Towing. He enjoyed fishing, working on autos, playing bingo and spending time with Daniel, Joshua and Amanda. He is survived by partner of 21 years, Marge Jones of Petaluma. He also leaves behind sisters Kathy Nicewander of Arizona and Bridget Heifner of Petaluma. Brothers John Lynch of Chicago and David Lynch of Ft. Bragg. Stepmother Roberta Lynch, stepsisters Christina Taylor and Michelle Alvarado, all of Novato. He also leaves behind his best friends Dan McCarthy and Casey Aiwohi of Petaluma. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Dundas, mother Zella Lynch, stepfather Walter Lynch and sisters Evelyn Marquess and Sherry Spivey, many nieces and nephews. A private Memorial Sea Service will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 10:00 a.m off the coast of San Francisco. Cremation and Memorial Services arranged by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary & Cemetery, 2500 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA. 

Catherine C. Ferrier
Predeceased by her loving husband, David Ferrier, her sister Theresa Daly, her brothers Cornelius, (Neal), Jeremiah (Bud) Heffernan, survived by her beloved brother Jim Heffernan and sister, Sister Colette Heffernan, Ursuline Order, nieces and nephews Theresa Carstensen (William), Joseph Daly (Laura), Maureen Bongi (Thomas), and Michael Daly (Ellen). Grand nieces and nephews Corrine Medina (Nelson), Colette Robison (Eric), Bill Carstensen (Dana), Devin Daly (Maristela), Noelle Bortfeld (Ron), Michael Daly (Margaret), Mark Bongi, David Bongi (Laura), Tom Bongi (Kimberly), Kate, Brendan, Colin and Christopher Daly and 11 great grand nieces and nephews. Beloved surrogate mother to Joe, Terry, Maureen, and Michael who lost their mother at a very young age. Known simply as "Auntie" to all generations of family and their friends. Her deep faith and her devotion to St. Anthony and a variety of saints she held hostage by her prayers, her unconditional love and pride in all "her kids" and, most of all, her laughter and enthusiasm, make it so difficult to accept this loss. Heaven has reclaimed a precious gift. Friends are invited to attend a Rosary Service Friday, February 22, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at Monte's Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home, 330 Redhill Avenue, San Anselmo, California. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Isabella's Catholic Church, 1 Trinity Way in San Rafael. Private Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial gifts preferred to St. Anthony's Dining Room, 121 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102 or Vinnie's Closet at St. Vincent's School for Boys, 1 St. Vincent Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 453-8440. 

Harold E. Geary
Passed away peacefully at home in San Rafael on February 17, 2002. Harold was born in the Old Cottage Hospital in San Rafael on February 9, 1909. He lived with his mother, Helen Butler Geary and late uncle, Judge Edward I. Butler while attending San Rafael High School. After graduation, he studied at the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Harold worked for different pharmacies in San Francisco and San Rafael. He then bought the Bank Pharmacy in Fairfax in 1951. He loved the townspeople and the business flourished. He retired in the early 1970's and loved to travel with his wife, the late Catherine Howard Geary. Harold was a charter member of the Serra Club of Marin and a past member of Sons in Retirement and the San Rafael Elks Club. He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine, daughter Joanna Geary Cutler and son Don Geary. He is survived by his son Stephen Geary and his wife Vicky Geary, daughter Helen Marie Geary, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Vigil at Keaton Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Mission San Rafael Archangel, 1104 5th Avenue, San Rafael. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or St. Vincent's School for Boys, 1 Saint Vincent's Drive, San Rafael, CA. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Judy K. Griggs
Passed away on February 14, 2002 at the age of 62. She was a resident of Corte Madera for 34 years. She was born in Chicago, Illinois. Judy was a medical technologist, until raising a family, and was a graduate of U.C. Riverside in 1961. She was an avid golfer. She is survived by her husband Haydn Griggs of Corte Madera, California; her mother Marjorie Peterson of Pleasant Hill, CA; her sons Scott Griggs of American Canyon, CA and Timothy Griggs of Coalinga, CA; her brother Tom Peterson of Jacksonville, Oregon and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin. 

John Joseph Jackson, 1919-2002
Passed away February 12, 2002 in San Rafael. He grew up in San Francisco; and was a Marin resident since 1963. John was a decorated veteran of WWII, having served in the Army 19th Engineer Regiment. He experienced combat in the Algerian, Tunisian, Sicilian, and Italian campaigns. He retired from Paige Glass Co. in 1965, having worked there for 46 years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling, reading, building projects, and was much accomplished in the craft of art glass. Two of his memberships were SIRS, Branch 47 and First Presbyterian Church of San Rafael. He leaves Betty, his wife of 57 years and two children: Joe Jackson and wife, Sharon; a daughter, Cathy Jackson and her husband, Dave Olds; six grandchildren: Kristy Lewis and husband, Paul, Patty Jackson, Tom Jackson, Susie Jackson, Chad Schisler and wife, Mona and Mark Schisler; three great-grandchildren, Jack and Kyle Lewis and Madyson Schisler; also, two sisters, Mona Giller and Connie Cable and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held on February 22nd at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1510 Fifth Avenue, San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to the Deacons' Fund of First Presbyterian Church, San Rafael or to a favorite charity. 

Ronald "Ron Kay" Kowalski
Passed away on February 15, 2002 at age 67, surrounded by his family, in Santa Rosa. He was a native of Manchester, England; and started working as a tailor in his early years, but spent many years working in Automobile Sales and Real Estate. He was an avid reader who also loved to travel all over the world. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Judy Kowalski; sons Julian and David Kowalski; grandchildren Brix, Dalton, Matthew and Jennifer; his sister Irene and nephew Victor, both of England. Ron is also survived by his aunt Stephanie of New York. A Celebration of Ron's life will be held Sunday, February 24th, at his residence. For more information please call (707) 939-9209. Inurnment will be private. Donations in Ron's honor may be made to The Salvation Army, 1059 Second Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 or the Diabetes Society of Sonoma County, 2777 Cleveland Avenue, #103, Santa Rosa, CA 95403. Arrangements under the direction of Duggan's Mission Chapel, Sonoma, CA (707) 996-3655. 

Louise V. Ives
Passed away quietly at Queen of the Valley Hospital on Thursday, February 14, 2002 at the age of 88. She was born in San Francisco, daughter of Anders Trulsen of Sweden and Felicie Davin Trulsen. She leaves her sister Eleanor Trulsen of Yountville, son Jerome C. Ives of Truckee, California, and daughter Kristin V. Ives of Middletown, Virginia. She is predeceased by her brother, Davin A. Trulsen. She also leaves two grandchildren, John Ives and Kelly Martin, both of Denver, and two great grandchildren, Sarah and Travis Martin. She was raised in San Francisco, married and moved to San Anselmo to raise her children. She worked as a secretary for the Commander of the Sixth Air Force Reserve Region at Hamilton Air Force Base until she retired in 1965. She was an early resident of the Vista Condominiums in Yountville and was active in the Bocce Ball Club, the Napa Community College art and French classes, and a supporter of the many cultural events in the valley. She will be remembered at a Memorial Mass at Holy Family Mission on Niebaum Lane in Rutherford, Friday, February 22nd at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Yountville Library or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94559. 

Maxwell David Moglen
Passed away in Berkeley on February 16, 2002 at 91 years of age. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he moved to Berkeley, California in 1966. He was an attorney, successful businessman and Internal Revenue Service Officer. His most important accomplishment was being a father. An avid tennis player, racquet ball player, chess player and, until the day of his death, continued to walk three miles each day. He was the husband of the late Ruth Leah Moglen and beloved father of Lloyd, Leslie, Leland and Betty Lou; grandfather of 15. Private Services will be held. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for Melanoma Research. Arrangements by SINAI MEMORIAL CHAPEL. 

Robert "Bobby" Orr, A Resident of San Rafael
Age 17, passed away February 17, 2002. Beloved son of George and Karen Orr; brother of Kevin O'Neil, Ken O'Neil, Gabrielle O'Neil, Lisa Owens and Sharon Connelly; grandson of Dean Orr. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive Bobby. He will be sorely missed. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2002 at St. Isabella's Church, 1 Trinity Way (Off Freitas Parkway), San Rafael. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma. Vigil Services will be held tonight, Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 7:30 p.m. at Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapel, 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573. 

Minnie Randolph
Left this world peacefully from her home on February 1, 2002. Beloved mother of Janice and Bill Di Piero, grandmother to Laura, John and Scott Lane, Dede Alberigi and Deb Cody, great-grandmother to Michael, Breanna, Kaitlyn, Austin, Kaila, and many stepchildren; loved sister of Frances and Lou Foster, aunt Edna Hammond, nieces and nephews and adored #2 mom of Becky Lynch. She was admired by many friends and brought sunshine into the lives of those she touched. She will be laid to rest with her parents, Frank and Ida Epperly at Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery on Friday, February 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Family and Friends are invited to 108 Marin Street to share memories and love after Interment. Donations in her memory to Sutter VNA/Hospice of Santa Rosa would be welcomed by her family. 

Ellen "Nellie" Taylor
Nellie Taylor, 97, a resident of The Redwoods in Mill Valley, died Friday, February 15, 2002 at Marin General Hospital. Born December 28, 1904, to Maria and James Moore, of Tehama County, California, she lived most of her life in the town of Red Bluff. After graduating from the University of California in 1926, she was a teacher in a one-room country schoolhouse; and in 1931, married Cyrillus Taylor, also of Red Bluff. They moved to Mill Valley in 1942 where she lived until the death of her husband, when she returned to Red Bluff. She came to The Redwoods in 1997. Mrs. Taylor is survived by a daughter, Jean Canepa of Mill Valley, three grandchildren, Cristine, Douglas, and David Canepa, all of Mill Valley and five great-grandchildren, Eugene, Wesley, and Patrick Canepa, and Nicole and Ryan Canepa. She was preceded in death by her son, Donald. At her request, there will be no service. 

Donald R. Thieler
Passed away peacefully on February 8, 2002. A 45 year resident of Marin County. Don was born in San Francisco on February 5, 1920. He graduated from San Francisco State College in 1942 earning a Bachelors Degree in education. He then attended Stanford University and earned his Administrators Credential. Don began his teaching career in Live Oak, CA and later moved to Marin County where he was Principal of the Mary E. Silveira School in Marinwood. During his 23 year tenure at the Dixie School District he became interested in the culture and history of the Native Americans of the area. In 1969 he became a volunteer worker at an archeological site in Marinwood and eventually became the founder, first president and long time treasurer of the Miwok Archeological Preserve of Marin. In the 1970's Don was appointed to the California Sir Francis Drake Commission, which made plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Sir Francis Drake's landing in 1579. In 1992 a group of Coast Miwok Indians began organizing to achieve recognition of their tribe by the United States Government and he was actively involved in genealogical research for the tribe. As a result a bill for federal recognition of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria passed through the House of Representatives, Senate, and was ultimately signed into law by President Clinton in December of 2000. He is survived by his wife, June H. Thieler, brother, Alan H. Thieler, son Richard B. Thieler and his wife Maureen C. Thieler. Services will be private. 

Stella "Ted" Hardin Fredell
"Ted" passed away the morning of February 1, 2002, at age 104. She was born November 24, 1897 in St. Paul, Minnesota. She lived in Mesa, Arizona for 65 years and for the last 12 years had lived in San Rafael. She was a store owner, teacher and realtor. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mayflower Society, Eastern Star and Garden Club in Mesa, Arizona. She enjoyed her family, children, animals and rides in the car. "Ted" leaves behind and will be dearly missed by her daughters Barbara Harwood of San Rafael, and Marjory Kimmerling of Gardnerville, Nevada; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. Services will be held March 9, 2002 in Mesa Arizona. Keaton Mortuary 1022 E Street San Rafael, CA 94901 415-453-0571. 

David Charles Hay
A resident of Sonoma counties for 32 years died of a hemorrhage while enjoying the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3, 2002. Mr. Hay was a 1980 graduate of Terra Linda High School. Mr. Hay was a resident of Anchorage, Alaska for the past seven years where he enjoyed his passion for fishing with his wife and sons. Mr. Hay is survived by his wife, Tammy; sons, Dustin and Ian; parents, Ian and Bonnie; brother, Steve Hay; aunts, uncles and cousins in Alaska, California, and England. Mr. Hay's ashes were scattered over his favorite fishing hole in Alaska. 

Charles Russell Johnson
Passed away peacefully at home, in San Rafael, with his family at his side in February 14, 2002 at age 88. Russell was born on March 29, 1913 in San Francisco. He was a graduate of Galileo High School and the University of California Berkeley. After wartime service in the Army Air Corp. Russell spent his working career in the redwood lumber business with the Union Lumber Company of Fort Bragg, California founded by his grandfather C.R. Johnson. He was also president of the California Western Railroad (Skunk Train). Russell was active in several clubs and associations including The San Francisco Boys and Girls Club where he served on the board of directors for many years. An avid boater, Russell was a member of the Marin Yacht Club and the St. Francis Yacht Club. He was also a member of the Bohemian Club. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Frances, his sons Russell of Truckee, CA and Royce of Brockway, CA, his daughter Carolyn of Sebastopol, CA and four grandchildren. At his request no services will be held. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to the Mendocino Railroad Society, Hospice or the charity of your choice. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E STREET SAN RAFAEL, CA 415-453-0571. 

Haldis Lyckfors, Nurse, Volunteer
Haldis Lyckfors passed away to join her late husband Erik in heaven on February 9, 2002. She was 81. Haldis was born in Henningsvaer, Norway, a tiny fishing village in the Lofoten islands. She rowed a boat to and from school, sometimes over stormy seas. Haldis was an adventurer. She left Henningsvaer to become a surgery nurse in Norway and in San Francisco, where she met and married Erik. She eventually settled in Tiburon with her family and finished her nursing career at Marin General Hospital in minor/outpatient surgery, where she was known for being comforting and calming to nervous patients. Haldis was an avid hiker and cross country skier. She and Erik hiked up many mountains together and probably hiked every single trail on Mt. Tam. Haldis loved children and was very fond of animals and nature. She loved to celebrate holidays and other special occasions. Haldis traveled through Europe, South America, and the United States. On her last of many visits to Norway, she took a winter time cruise so she could re-experience the storms. Haldis was a member of Sons of Norway and the Norwegian Seamen's Church. Following her retirement from nursing, she volunteered for the Family Services Agency of Marin Senior Connection program and the American Cancer Society Thrift Shop in Mill Valley. She was also an active member of the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley and participated in many of the Club's volunteer efforts. Haldis is survived by her son and daughter in law, John Erik and Junena Lyckfors; her daughter and son in law, Marlia and John Berg; her grandchildren, Nicole and Nathan Lyckfors; a brother, Odd E. Hanssen; many cousins and other relatives in the United States and Norway; and her cat Ebony. Haldis's family wishes to extend special thanks to Junena, Elizabeth, Hans, and Joan for their extraordinary caregiving and support. Haldis requested no Memorial Service. A private gathering in her honor is planned. Donations may be made to: Family Service Agency of Marin 555 Northgate Drive San Rafael, CA 94903. 

Margaret Joan (Margie) Lytle
Margie Lytle passed away on February 8, 2002, following a short illness. The cause was cancer. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1934 and attended school there until her family moved to Los Angeles. She later moved to the San Francisco area, and attended UC Berkeley. Margie had a long career with Radio Station KSFO in the glory days when Don Sherwood and Jack Carney were the resident legends. She enjoyed working with these characters, and even wound up as the sister in law of Jack Carney. She had a second career with Marin General Hospital, where she was a Nurse Scheduler, and completed a 22-year stint there when she retired in 1996. The past few years have taken her to many worldwide sites, including Italy, Prague, France, Ireland, Tahiti and New England. On a recent trip to Ireland, she was able to visit the village where her grandfather lived before immigrating to the U.S. Her husband, David Lytle; a stepson Douglas Lytle of Prague, the Czech Republic; two step-grandchildren; a niece, Catherine Browning of Kuwait; and nephew, John Carney of St. Louis, survive her. At her request her remains will be scattered at Sea. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. 

Karen Eileen Malone
Memorial Services are pending for Gualala resident Karen Eileen Malone, 49, who died February 11, 2002 in Santa Rosa after a long battle with liver disease. Karen was born in San Francisco on December 13, 1952 to John and Joan Malone. Karen spent her childhood in the Strawberry Point area of Mill Valley, attending local schools and exploring the then untouched hills. After one year in Hawaii, her family returned to Marin County where they lived in San Rafael and San Anselmo before settling in Kent Woodlands. She was a 1971 graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School. She excelled in athletics, especially tennis and track, breaking many Marin County Athletic League records. She was also a gifted figure skater, appearing in several amateur ice shows at the old Raydines Ice Arena in San Anselmo. She was a member of the Rafael Racquet Club, where she faced many of the top-ranked female players of the era. She was an accomplished skier and sailor, spending many happy days sailing the Bay on her family's sailboat. As a dedicated environmentalist, she was one of the first to answer the call for help during the devastating San Francisco Bay oil spill of 1971. After high school she entered the College of Marin where she majored in art, with a minor in psychology. She often made jewelry and sketches, which she passed on to her many friends. During and after college, Karen played women's amateur softball for several Marin teams, one of which won the state championship. On whatever team she played, Karen was always named the MVP. During her time in Marin, Karen held several jobs, including one at the San Francisco Chronicle printing plant. She also worked at the Marin Tennis Club, and for E.J. Walters Insurance Company. In 1993, Karen moved to Gualala in Mendocino County, where she went to work for the Independent Coast Observer. Until her liver disease forced her to retire, Karen was second in command in the ICO print shop, printing the paper as well as other printing jobs and darkroom work. She loved hiking along the Gualala River, almost always taking a trash bag so she could pick up liter and keep "her" river pristine. She also enjoyed watching the sunset from the bluff next to Surf Super and attending exhibits as Gualala Arts. Karen recently attended the 30th reunion of the Drake Class of '71. A loyal friend, she made it a point to keep in touch with her classmates over the years. Always sending them cards on birthdays and other occasions. Karen is survived by her mother, Joan, and her husband, Doug Kramm of Novato; her brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Pam Malone of San Rafael, niece and nephew, Laura and Dan Malone; Uncle and his wife, John and Vickie Baumann of San Francisco; companion Debbie Mason of Gualala; and lifelong best friend Lisa Walters of Gualala. It was Karen's wish that her ashes be scattered in a special place. Donations in her memory may be made to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, 1165 Montgomery Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. The personnel of this hospital were unbelievably kind and helpful to Karen, her mother, and her immediate family. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME Petaluma, California CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000. 

William Ernest McCoy III
Passed away in Mill Valley on Thursday, February 7, 2002. Bill was born in Oakland, California on July 2, 1946, and served in the U.S. Army in West Germany from 1964-68. Bill graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1976, after which he practiced in Marin County for 25 years. Bill leaves his wife Erma Murphy, and six sweet children: Eli, Mani, Isaac, Alia, Shireen and Eruch McCoy. He is also survived by his father, William E. McCoy Jr., and his sisters Donna Arseneau and Debra Musgrove. Bill's mother, Marguerite McCoy, and sister, Darlene Hart, preceded him in death. Bill McCoy will be deeply missed and remembered as a generous and humble host, together with his adored wife Erma, of many wonderful First Friday Music Jams. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of His Life on Sunday, February 17th at 3 p.m. at 279½ Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for his wife and children are greatly appreciated and may be made to The Murphy Family Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 18 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 

Merrill Everett Myers, "Anon Bliss"
Passed Away January 11, 2002 in San Rafael. Born in Pasadena, California on January 12, 1947 to Hazel and Merrill Myers, he was raised in Duarte, California and moved to San Francisco in the late sixties. Known to his many friends as Anon Bliss he was part of The One Man Band in the seventies and he later volunteered for Bread and Roses. He did the sound track for the movie: Mahamilana, and his songs "Rainbow Boy" and "What You Imagine Comes True" were featured in the movie: One Nation Under God. He founded Unanimous Bliss Productions. Anon resided in San Rafael for 20 years. He is survived by a son Nathan, and by his niece Teri Matthews of Covina, California and two nephews. A celebration of his life will be held at the San Geronimo Valley Cultural Center, 6350 Sir Frances Drake Blvd. on February 24, 2002 from 1 to 5 p.m. 

Alvena Roberto
Passed away February 15, 2002 in Petaluma at age 82. Loving wife of the late Butch Roberto. She is survived by four children; John, Donna, Richard & Diane, and their spouses; eight grandchildren and spouses; and two great-grandchildren. Born in Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, April 12, 1919. She was a graduate of Commerce High School, and parishioner of St. Kevin's Parish. She moved to the city of Novato, Marin County in 1966 and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Parish. Friends are invited to a Vigil Service on Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 1806 Novato Blvd., Novato. A Funeral Mass will be said on Friday February 22, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto. Friends may call for visitation from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville St., Petaluma. Entombment, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000 

Theodore E. Stockfleth
Longtime Marin resident, Ted Stockfleth died on February 2, 2002 in Santa Rosa, following a stroke and brief illness. Born October 13, 1926 in Bellingham, Washington, Ted moved to the Bay Area at the age of 7. His family built a home and dock on Old Landing Road in Tiburon. Ted graduated from Tamalpais High School, Class of 1943, and served in the Navy as a pharmacist mate. Following his service in the Navy, he attended the College of Marin and worked in the County Clerks office. He married Geraldine Stolz in Carmel in 1948 and together with their three children, they enjoyed camping and fishing vacations. Ted loved gardening and grew wonderful fruits, vegetables, and flowers. He worked in the food retail business for over 40 years. In 1975, he married Marilyn Salsman Ungersma and lived in Corte Madera. Ted and Marilyn were active members of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, where Marilyn was an organist. Ted served twice as president of the congregation. Ted had a supreme love of music and was a boy soprano for John Milton Kelly of the San Francisco Theological Seminary and he was also a soloist for the Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. He continued to sing for many years in his church choir and was known to break into beautiful song at family gatherings. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn Stockfleth of Windsor, and the devoted father of Lynette Stockfleth Sutton and Kathryn Barcos, both of San Rafael, and Stephen Stockfleth of Loudon, New Hampshire. He was a loving stepfather to Rayna Ungersma Barth, Victoria Ungersma, and Steven Ungersma, and the much loved Grandpa Teddy to eight grandchildren: Claire, Sandor, McCandless, Thea, Alexandra, Gordon, Aaron, and Audrey. A wonderful and loving man, Ted will be remembered by his friends and family as a man who always had a smile and a good word for everyone. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Windsor Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 526, Windsor, CA 95492. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2002 at 2 PM at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9 Shepherd Way in Tiburon. 

William Ernest McCoy III
Passed away in Mill Valley on Thursday, February 7, 2002. Bill was born in Oakland, California on July 2, 1946, and served in the U.S. Army in West Germany from 1964-68. Bill graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1976, after which he practiced in Marin County for 25 years. Bill leaves his wife Erma Murphy, and six sweet children: Eli, Mani, Isaac, Alia, Shireen and Eruch McCoy. He is also survived by his father, William E. McCoy Jr., and his sisters Donna Arseneau and Debra Musgrove. Bill's mother, Marguerite McCoy, and sister, Darlene Hart, preceded him in death. Bill McCoy will be deeply missed and remembered as a generous and humble host, together with his adored wife Erma, of many wonderful First Friday Music Jams. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of His Life on Sunday, February 17th at 3 p.m. at 279½ Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for his wife and children are greatly appreciated and may be made to The Murphy Family Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 18 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 

JoAnn Morgan
Passed away peacefully at her home after a brief illness on February 13, 2002. Born in Coquille, Oregon and raised in Coos Bay, she attended the University of Oregon and moved to the Bay Area in 1948. While working as a cost accountant in a San Francisco shipyard, she met and married Harold Morgan and started their family. They moved to Marin County in 1949. She was an integral part in the founding and development of Morgan Equipment Company and traveled the world extensively with her husband on business. While raising her three children, MaryJo, Chris and Anne, she was an active volunteer at Juvenile Hall, Sunny Hills, Marin Charitable, Marin General Hospital and many local schools. She reveled in the accomplishments of her three children and eight grandchildren and shared their stories with her many loyal friends. Until the end, JoAnn maintained strong ties to Coos Bay, Oregon. She was greatly admired for her humor, compassion and friendship. She is predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Harold Morgan. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571. 

Katharyn Baldwin
Passed away peacefully at Rafael Convalescent Hospital in San Rafael on February 7th. She was 99 years old. Katharyn was born in Portland, Maine in 1902. She came to Pasadena, California with her husband Marshall who attended Cal. Tech. They moved to the Bay Area in 1927. During WWII, Katharyn was an active member of the Red Cross. She served as a Grey Lady with the wounded at Hamilton Field. She was a charter member of the Improvement Club. Katharyn and her husband Marshall were members of the Fairfax Meadow Club and also were avid bridge players, entering many tournaments. Katharyn is survived by her daughter Frances West of San Rafael, granddaughters Valerie Baldwin of Portola Valley, Debra West of Lake Tahoe and four grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held for the family at the Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery. 

Donald Merle Dapprich, A Resident of Larkspur
Don Dapprich passed away on February 7, 2002 at 82 years of age. Don was born in Detroit, Michigan and had lived in Marin County since 1949. He was educated at the Edison Institute of Technology in Dearborn, Michigan and served in the U.S. Army at Fort Scott in the Presidio of San Francisco during World War II. He met his wife Jeanne (McCandless) while serving in the Army. Don was an employee of the Ford Motor Company and knew Henry Ford and other members of the Ford family. He also worked for the engineering firms of John Oglesby & Associates, Frost, Meglio and Associates in Marin County, and the Schultz Co. in Greenbrae. Don was an avid golfer and sailor, and will be remembered for his easy-going nature and great sense of humor. He had many friends and business associates. His wife Jeanne preceded him in death in 1973. He is survived by his son, Bruce C. Dapprich of Larkspur, California as well as by his daughter, Lisa T. Dapprich and her husband Vince Kehoe, granddaughters, Meghan Dapprich Kehoe and Katherine Jeanne Kehoe, all of Mariposa, California. He was a thoughtful and loving father and grandfather, and he will be missed terribly by his family. A private Celebration of His Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers a contribution to your favorite charity. 

Richard Duhagon
Died peacefully at home on February 12, 2002. A native of San Francisco, Richard was born on December 21, 1939. He attended Washington High School and started his career with the International Longshore Workers Union, Local 10, 32 years ago. Richard lived in Mill Valley for the past 34 years. He is survived by Shirley Duhagon, his loving wife of 35 years, his devoted children, son Jeffrey Duhagon and wife Misty Duhagon, grandson Luke Duhagon, sons Jason and Adam Duhagon, and daughter Aimee Duhagon. His family remembers him most for his generous and caring ways. Richard loved his family, music, dancing and playing the harmonica. His friends from work and basketball will miss him very much. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 3 Oakdale Avenue, Mill Valley. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin and the American Brain Tumor Association. 

Myrtle Irene Lapham
Died February 10, 2002 in Mill Valley at the age of 100. Beloved mother of Marjorie Joost and grandmother of Maggie Cornwell, William Joost Jr. and Peter Joost. Also survived by eight great-grandchildren. Of Swedish heritage, she was a lifelong resident of the Bay Area. Married to Theodore Lapham and widowed in 1956. She will be remembered lovingly for her fortitude, quiet dignity and peaceful personality. Services will be held March 4th at 11:00 AM at the Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland. 

Beulah Marty Logan, 1900-2002
Violinist Beulah Marty Logan died at her home in Inverness on February 12, 2002 at the age of 101. She was born in rural Kansas to second generation Americans, who owned and operated a restaurant in Courtland. Beulah showed an early interest in music and studied violin in Kansas City, Chicago, and New York. She joined the Chautauqua Circuit in the 1920's with her sister and traveled through the mid west providing community concerts in rural areas. In 1924 Beulah met pianist Harald Logan, in Kansas City where they performed in concerts. They were married in 1926 and moved to Pullman Washington in 1927 where Harald taught piano at Washington State College for ten years. Together they raised two children, Bradley and Thelma. The Logan family moved to Berkeley in 1937 and opened a music studio. As well as teaching violin, Beulah was active in the Berkeley Piano Club and Mu Phi Epsilon Sorority remaining a lifetime member of both organizations. After teaching for fifty years in Berkeley, they retired to Inverness in 1987 to be near their daughter Thelma. Beulah and Harald were active members in the Presbyterian Church of Point Reyes. Beulah's husband Harald died in 1993. She remained in her home and active in the community until her death. She is survived by her son Bradley Logan of Colorado Springs, Thelma Taron of Inverness, their spouses, five grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church, Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 1pm. The family prefers memorial contributions in her memory be made to Point Reyes Presbyterian Church or the Inverness Garden Club Scholarship Fund. 

Kristin Lisa Koenigsberg McConnon
Passed away from natural causes at her home in Novato on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at age 29. A native of Manhattan, Kansas, Kristin was an Account Executive for Sprint PCS and an Alumna of Chico State. She also attended College of Marin, Cuesta College in San Louis Obispo and the University of Arizona. She was a member of Kappa Sigma Delta Sorority at Chico and a member of the Cuesta College Swim Team while in San Luis Obispo. Krista was a wonderful wife, mother and daughter. She is survived by her husband Timothy Douglas McConnon, her three year old daughter Kalli Nicole McConnon, her mother Patricia P. Koenigsberg and her stepfather David Ernst. Friends are invited to celebrate her life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Fairfax Community Church, 2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Fairfax. Memorial Contributions preferred to the Epilepsy Foundation of America. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151. 

William Ernest McCoy III
Passed away in Mill Valley on Thursday, February 7, 2002. Bill was born in Oakland, California on July 2, 1946, and served in the U.S. Army in West Germany from 1964-68. Bill graduated from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1976, after which he practiced in Marin County for 25 years. Bill leaves his wife Erma Murphy, and six sweet children: Eli, Mani, Isaac, Alia, Shireen and Eruch McCoy. He is also survived by his father, William E. McCoy Jr., and his sisters Donna Arseneau and Debra Musgrove. Bill's mother, Marguerite McCoy, and sister, Darlene Hart, preceded him in death. Bill McCoy will be deeply missed and remembered as a generous and humble host, together with his adored wife Erma, of many wonderful First Friday Music Jams. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of His Life on Sunday, February 17th at 3 p.m. at 279½ Miller Avenue in Mill Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for his wife and children are greatly appreciated and may be made to The Murphy Family Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 18 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941. 

Matthew Prescott Poczatek
Passed away in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday, February 12, 2002. He was born in Petaluma, California and was 32 years old. He was the much loved son of Greg and Ginger Poczatek; loving brother of John Poczatek and his wife Jane; and adored uncle of Gregory and Adam Poczatek. Matthew leaves behind many family members and friends, all of whom loved him deeply. Matthew will always be remembered for his love of making others happy, which always seemed, in turn, to make him the happiest. He had an unparalleled passion for music and enjoyed spending hours reading a good book. A Memorial Mass celebrating his life will be held on Monday, February 18, 2002 at 11:00 AM at St. James Catholic Church, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, California. Private Inurnment. The family prefers memorial donations in Matthew's memory be made to St. James Church Building Fund, 125 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954. 

June E. Pyne
Born June 3rd, 1923, June died February 11, 2002 of long term illness at age 78. Loving mother of Jim and Mike, grandmother to Abe, Pal, Denise and Tosha. Widow to San Francisco Fireman, George Pyne. Services Saturday, February 16th 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Daphne Fernwood Mortuary, 301 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, CA. 

John C. Reamey (Jack)
Age 76, passed away at his home February 9, 2002. He worked as a typographer in San Francisco until his retirement. His wife Betty, son Robert of Palo Alto, and daughters, Janice Friesen of Columbia, Missouri and Susan Erin of San Rafael, as well as five grandchildren, survive him. Per John's request, no services will be held. Contributions may be made in his name to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or the charity of your choice. 

IN MEMORIAM
Mildred "Pat" Stahl March 2, 1913 - February 15, 2001 You will always be in our hearts and we miss you so very much! Take care of Dad and Karen. Love, Patty and Randy 

June E. Pyne
Born June 3rd, 1923, June died February 11, 2002 of long term illness at age 78. Loving mother of Jim and Mike, grandmother to Abe, Pal, Denise and Tosha. Widow to San Francisco Fireman, George Pyne. Services Saturday, February 16th 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Daphne Fernwood Mortuary, 301 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, CA. 

Mark Richard Springer
Mark died at home at 3:50 a.m. on Monday, February 11th after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Mark is survived by his devoted Sons, Jason and Ramsey and his devoted Daughter, Savannah. He is also survived by his parents Rena and Marvin, his Brothers Jim and David, his Sister Eileen and his longtime friend, Gigirenee. Mark was born on February 28th, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School and went on to serve in the United States Army in Vietnam. Mark moved to Marin County in the early 1970's, where he nurtured his musical career and made many friends. He was a talented musician who played guitar, sang, produced and wrote music. Mark's career included touring in "The New Christy Minstrels", producing an album for Tom Fogerty, and co-founding "Giant Steps", a non-profit organization helping persons with disabilities in the music industry. Mark was known for his sweet high-octave voice and bright dimpled smile. Mark had a gentle and loving way, his spirit was always full of light and heart. Mark loved music, nature, rich exotic foods, the ocean and most of all, his children. He was always compassionate to their needs and desires. He was a deeply loving Father. We deeply mourn the passing of this kind and gentle man. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fund set up for his children as follows: "The Mark Springer Memorial Fund". Donations accepted at any WestAmerica Bank branch in Marin or by mail at 64 E. Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 or by calling WestAmerica Bank at (415) 389-4710. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 1:00 p.m. at Muir Beach. The family invites guests to bring musical instruments to play at the service. If rain is forecasted, please call Gigirenee at 415-388-7340 for alternate location. 

Robert DeRoy Bauerle
Died at home on February 8, 2002. He was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 2, 1921. He was a Sausalito resident and businessman for 38 years. Robert is survived by son Ron Treat and his wife Amy of Sacramento, son Rick Treat and his wife Janice of Pittsburgh, California and long-time companion Ron DeBenedictis of Sausalito. Donations in Robert's memory may be made to: Sausalito Rotary Club, P.O. Box 897, Sausalito, CA 94966 or Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1133. A private family memorial is being held. Cremation arrangements provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary and Cemetery San Rafael, California. 

Melvin Russon Dransfield
Passed away at Marin General Hospital Saturday, February 9, 2002 after a lengthy illness. He was 82 years of age. Beloved husband for 50 years of Alice Dransfield. Loving father of Douglas Dransfield (Fabienne) of Roseville, CA, Ann Louis (Arthur) of Novato, CA, and Richard Dransfield (Laura) of San Anselmo, CA. Adored grandfather of Christine, Emily, David, Steven and Michael Dransfield and Katherine and Elizabeth Louis. Dear brother of Ron Dransfield (Norma) of Ogden, UT, Howard Dransfield (Joy Ann) of St. George, UT and the late Melba Stettler and Ken Dransfield. Mr. Dransfield was born in Ogden, Utah April 27, 1919. He was a graduate of Ogden High School and Brigham Young University. While attending BYU he was a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity. Mr. Dransfield served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the occupational forces in Japan following World War II. He retired as an executive for Sentry Insurance in San Francisco. Mr. Dransfield was a longtime Tiburon resident and a Petaluma resident for the last six years. His hobbies and interests included golf, gardening, horseback riding, soccer and, most importantly, spending time with his family. He was a Little League baseball coach and manager in Tiburon for over ten years. Mr. Dransfield was a devoted husband and father; his family was his primary love in life. Mr. Dransfield was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 11 AM at the ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, 331 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA. Private Interment, Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael, CA. The family prefers memorial contributions in his memory be made to Sunny Hills Children's Garden, Family and Children Services 300 Sunny Hills Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960. CHEDA & LYONS ~ 707-789-9000. 

Blosom Getty
Passed away in Rohnert Park on Friday, February 8, 2002 at age 79. Beloved mother of Peter Getty of Santa Rosa, Ronald Getty and his wife Linda of Redding, Robyn Prickett and her husband Robert of Santa Rosa, Jeffrey Getty and his wife Frances of Santa Rosa, Douglas Getty and his wife Debbie of Rohnert Park and Craig Getty of Reno; adored grandmother of Aron, Amanda, Alexandra, Spencer, Jordan, Austin, Michelle, and Renee Getty and Stacey Prickett; dear sister of Mathilda Cameron and her husband Bob of San Bruno and Ruth Wetsel of Sonoma. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Blosom graduated from Poly Technic High School in San Francisco and received her Bachelors Degree at San Francisco State and her Masters Degree at Sonoma State University. She also attended Oxford. She was a single mother of six for most of her college career. Blosom was a Curriculum Specialist for the Novato Unified School District. She was a member of Delta Cappa Gamma, California Retired Teachers Association, and was in charge of forums with the Sonoma County League of Women Voters. She was an avid reader and was active with the Genealogical Society. She was a native of San Francisco. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service celebrating her life on Friday, February 15, 2002 at 1:00 PM at DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES, 1225 Sonoma Avenue, Santa Rosa. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Sonoma County Library, 3rd and E Streets, Santa Rosa 95404. 

Bridget M. Grady
Passed away on the afternoon of February 10, 2002 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 27, 1916 to Michael and Mary (Conroy) Hayes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Grady in May of 2001. Bridget leaves behind, and will be dearly missed by her daughters, Maureen (Stephen) Mobley, Bridget (Kevin) Voight, Kathy (Perry) Krieg, all of Mesa, Arizona; her son, Kevin Grady of San Rafael, California; her brother, Sean Hayes; her sister, Kathleen Cradden, both of Dublin, Ireland; five grandchildren and one great-grandson. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel of Prayer, 108 N. 56th Street in Mesa. 

Melissa Jeanne Graham
Passed away in Novato, California on February 8, 2002. Born in Booneville, California on December 22, 1923. Melissa was a descendant of Mendocino County Pioneers and a resident of Novato for 55 years. She was a member of the Army Nurse Corps during WWII and was a long-time secretary at Our Lady of Loretto School until her retirement in 1988. In 2001, Melissa was predeceased in death by her husband of 54 years, Arthur E. Graham. Her children David of Rohnert Park, Stephen and wife, Jill of Cobb Mountain, Timothy and wife Merrie of Arcata and Patrick and wife, LouAnn of Suisun, survive her. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to either the American Heart Association or Hospice of Marin. A Celebration of Life will be held at Our Lady of Loretto Church in Novato on February 13, 2002 at 1 PM. 

James Harvey Hendrick
Passed away Sunday night, February 10, 2002 at his home in Kentfield, after a brief illness caused by lung cancer. He would have been 70 years old on March 3. He was born, and grew up, in Covington, Tennessee, near Memphis. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, "Ole Miss", and served in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne at the close of the Korean War. Jim moved to Marin in 1966. He was a prominent real estate broker and a member of the Marin Association of Realtors for 36 years. He was a past director of the Association and served several times on it's Professional Standards Committee. He opened his first real estate office in Kentfield in 1969 and was active in the area until just before his death. Jim was a "people" person. He thoroughly enjoyed working with people and their real estates needs. In many cases, "clients" became close personal friends, as did their children. As these former children became adults, they came back to Jim to help them as their parents had done. He is survived by his brother, Richard S. "Rick" Hendrick of Dallas; his friend, Duane P. Knutson of the family home in Kentfield; his business partner for over 30 years, D. Ralph McClurg of San Anselmo; and his beloved dogs and constant companions, Bob and Wally. There will be a Memorial Service at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 15, and a Graveside Service at Mumford Cemetery, Covington Tennessee at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. The family requests no flowers. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial contribution in Jim's name to Marin Hospice, St. John's, or a charity of their choice. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo ~ 415-453-8440. 

Wilfred V. "Will" Lafranchi
Died peacefully, Sunday morning, February 10, 2002, surrounded by his loving family. Coming from a pioneer Marin County family being the fourth generation Swiss-Italian ranching family, he is survived by his loving wife Mary Elizabeth Lafranchi of Nicasio, California. Loving father of Randy Lafranchi and his dear friend Lynette of Nicasio, California, Rick Lafranchi and his wife Debby of San Anselmo, CA, Jan Reilly and her husband Kevin of San Francisco, CA, Scott Lafranchi and his wife Karen of Mill Valley, CA, Diane Deterding and her husband Pete of Carmichael, CA and Kimberly Suida and her husband Joe of Tucson, Arizona. Loving grandfather of Terra, Alanna, Christie, Scott, Rick, Ricco, Jake, Natalie, Luke, Sam, Joey and Kendall. Loving brother of Estelle Moretti of Petaluma, CA, Edward Lafranchi of Livermore, CA, Arthur L. Lafranchi of Santa Rosa, CA, and the late Henry Lafranchi. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a native of Nicasio, California and passed away at the age of 78 years. A Member of: Over 50 year member of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Nicasio Parlor, over 50 year member of the Nicasio Druids, a founding board member of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, the Italian Catholic Federation of Cotati, Calif., Marin County Farm Bureau, past member of the Marin County Grand Jury, a 34 year member and past president of the Nicasio School Board, and was selected the Marin County School Board Trustee of the Year 1995. Friends and family are invited to meet, Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty Street, Petaluma, Calif., where a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. A Vigil Service will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM at the PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Ave. & Keokuk St., Petaluma, CA. Friends may call at the Mortuary beginning today (Tuesday) from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM and then again after 4:00 PM. Those who prefer may contribute to St. Mary's Church Preservation Fund, P.O. Box 501, Nicasio, CA 94946 in memory of Will Lafranchi. Interment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 304 Magnolia Avenue, Petaluma, CA. 

Patricia Irene McCartney
Passed away suddenly at her home after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 57 years old. Born in Oakland, California, she was a longtime resident of Novato. Patricia attended Fremont High School and received her college education at BYU. She was an employee of Levi Strauss for 26 years as a promotional merchandise manager. Patricia had a natural love for all animals. She enjoyed working and spending time in her garden. Patricia is remembered most by her family members for her love and strong will. She will be in our hearts forever. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, James and their two daughters, Jaime and Erin. Her mother and father, Florence and Homer Cockrill and her brother, Bruce Cockrill also survive her. Friends and family are invited for Visitation on Thursday, February 14th from 2 PM to 7 PM. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 15th at 2 PM at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, (510) 268-0572, or to your favorite charity. KEATON'S REDWOOD CHAPEL 415-897-1151.


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