Aldareed Carrie LaChance
April 28 1914 - July 24 2001
Aldareed Carrie LaChance, 87 passed away on July 24, 2001 at her home in Hayward, California. She was born on April 28, 1914 in Hollis, Oklahoma. She was a resident of Hayward, California for 60 years. She was a Homemaker for 38 years.
She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was a compassionate and warm person. She was always there to listen and cared to share advice. She loved to share her love for Jesus with anyone who would listen. She didn’t know a stranger. She loved flowers, children and country music. She was a great traveling companion to family and friends.
She was a member of the National N.R.A. She was a long standing member of Melrose Baptist Church (now known as East Hills Community Church of Oakland). She worked for J.C. Penny’s, United Airlines and retired from Oakland Unified School District. She leaves behind her dear friend and long time companion, Cornelius Daniels and his family; her two daughters, Claireed Allen and Valerie Weld; son, Stanley Weld; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also has many friends from near and far, not to forget the dear friends at Casa Sandoval. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church; 993 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94578.
The family has requested donations be sent in her memory to K.E.A.R.-Family Radio; 290 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621.
James Michael Gibbons
June 1 1948 - August 2 2001
Mike Gibbons passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2001 at Washington Hospital in Fremont, California. He was born on June 1, 1948 in Oakland, California. He has resided in Fremont, California all his life. He graduated from Washington High School in Fremont, California in 1966. He served in the U. S. Navy for four years. He worked for General Motors and N.U.M.M.I. He loved to play golf and the San Francisco Giants. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Tokiko Gibbons of Fremont, California. He leaves behind his very special daughter, Tory Gibbons of Fremont, California. He has a dear sister, Patty Kruse of Carmichael, CA. He has a brother, Jeffrey Gibbons of Kamas, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertrand and Bernice Gibbons and his brother, Larry Gibbons.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation and Funeral Service on Monday, August 6, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home – Reflection Chapel with Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.
May Ann Zimmerman
July 12 1904 - July 27 2001
May A. Zimmerman entered into rest in Alameda, CA on July 27, 2001. She was a longtime resident of Alameda, and a native of San Francisco. She was the loving wife of the late Lt. Col. Ralph Zimmerman, and is survived by her son Stephen Zimmerman and his wife Janice. Her sister Genevieve Giosso preceded her in death. Her nephew David Giosso and his wife Lorna also survive her.
Friends are invited to attend a Vigil Service on Monday, August 6, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Basilica Catholic Church, 1109 Chestnut Street, Alameda, CA. Interment will follow at San Francisco National Cemetery, Presidio San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Donations in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.
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Nancy Jane Haynes
June 11 1926 - April 15 2005
HAYNES, NANCY JANE (Saylor), born in Closplint, (Harlon County) Kentucky. Nancy is preceded in death by her daughter Peggy Louise Haynes, both parents, James William and Cora Ethel (Creech) Saylor, 2 sisters Pearlee Saylor and Emily Shuler, 7 brothers, Winston, Ralph, Luther, Clyde, Arnold, Frank and infant son Saylor. She is the devoted wife of 55 years to Herman Haynes of Citrus Heights, three children James (Debbie) Haynes of Campbell, CA, Sharon (Michael) Whitehead of Citrus Heights and Herman (Anna) Haynes of Fairfield, CA. Two sisters, Mona (Frank) Johnson of Indiana, Donna (Bud) Peace of Kentucky, three brothers, Clarence (Glenda) Saylor of California, Homer Saylor of Kentucky and Joe (Ruby) Saylor of Illinois. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and a world full of friends. The family invites you to attend a visitation 4:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, April 22, 2005 and a funeral service 1:00 pm Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacto., CA 922-5833. Entombment will by private at Sunset Lawn Memorial Park.
Charlotte E. Hunt-Wehe
March 25 1929 - April 14 2005
WEHE-HUNT, CHARLOTTE E. (CONNIE) Born March 25, 1929. Entered into rest April 14, 2005. Age 76. Charlotte is survived by her 5 children, Bumpy, Jess, Tom, Michelle and Marty. Beloved mother-in-law of Fred, Chrissy, Keri and Pam. Devoted grandmother (Mimba) of Kenneth, Shelley, Marty, Joe, Misty, Mario, Greg, Amy, Beau, Billy, Charlotte, Lisa, Cheyenne, Julie, Jennifer and Charlie. Great grandmother to Greg, Dominic, Vanessa, Mia Bella, Elysea, Anthony, Mersedes, Kaylie, Joshua and Jesse. Beloved aunt to Chrissy, Donnie, Verna and Agnes. Beloved sister to Ronald. Lifelong friend to Arline Romano. Preceded in death by her parents Hazel and Jesse and brothers Vernon and Donald. A native Californian, Charlotte was a wonderful cook who loved to crochet, blessing her family and friends with her beautiful afghans made with love. Charlotte’s infectious smile and laughter will be forever missed by many. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family and friends. God broke the mold when he made her. She loved so many, and so many loved her. The family invites friends to attend a visitation Wednesday, April 20, 2005 from 4:00-8:00pm and a funeral service Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 1:00pm at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento. 922-5833
May 13 1934 - April 18 2005
Alice M. McClennan was born on May 13, 1934, in Carthage Texas. Alice was the youngest child of the late Theresa and Thomas DeWitt McClennan. Alice moved from Texas to Richmond, California, with her mother and brother in 1946. After starting public schools in El Cerrito, and graduating Berkeley High School in 1952, she studied secretarial business at Merit College. Alice began her business career as the first African American hired at Metropolitan Life in San Francisco, outside the janitorial service positions. There she received commendations for her outstanding secretarial and administrative skills. In the Mid 60’s, after a brief stint with the Kaiser Foundation in Oakland, Alice went to work with Castle & Cook. This assignment kept her hopping across the country, sometimes spending weeks at their Maryland office. From the late 80’s to mid 90’s, Alice could be found in the administrative halls of the City of Richmond. She finished her “9-5 days” with her position at Sealand Corporation, which ended when the office moved to Long Beach in 1995. Alice was very active in her community. Fearing no form of political conflict, Alice was outspoken in civic matters. And, whether they agreed or not, members of the Berkeley City Counsel will surely miss Alice’s passionate voice. On April 18, 2005; Alice lost her battle with cancer; just a few months after moving to Stockton with her sister and brother. Alice is survived by: her sister Winifred Braxton of Stockton, CA; and her two brothers: Joe Oliver McClennan of Stockton, CA; and Walter McClennan and his wife Flowers, of Los Angeles, CA, and their two children. Preceding Alice in death were: her son, Joel DeWitt Dials; her brothers Thom Ben McClennan and Melville Landon McClennan; and sister, Louise Garrett. Alice also leaves behind sisters-in-law: Akiko and Odie Lee McClennan; and a host of other family members, and dear friends. Alice’s family invites all friends to join them in a Memorial Service, Tuesday April 26, beginning at 1:00 PM. This will be immediately followed by a reception. Both will be held at the Chapel of the Chimes, at 4499 Piedmont Ave in Oakland. Per Alice’s request, there will be no casket at the service, and her cremation and scattering at sea will be private. Donations in memory of Alice M. McClennan may be made to the American Cancer Society, (1-800-ACS-2345) in lieu of flowers.
Brenda Lue Rogers
October 21 1952 - April 5 2005
ROGERS, BRENDA LUE entered into rest April 5, 2005 in Sacramento, California, at the age of 52. Born October 21, 1952 a native of Sacramento, California and a lifelong resident. Loving daughter of Delores and Robert Rogers, dear sister of Suzie Coons, Robert D. Rogers, Lauren Gardner and Cheryl Alcombright. Brenda is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandma Frances Seher. The family invites friends to attend a visitation Tuesday, April 12, 2005 from 4:00-8:00pm and a funeral service Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 1:00pm at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento, California 95838. LOVING AND SWEET DAUGHTER AND BEAUTIFUL SISTER.
William Milton Long
November 3 1932 - April 8 2005
LONG, WILLIAM MILTON entered into rest April 8, 2005 in Roseville, Ca., at the age 72. Born November 3, 1932 a native of Putnam, Illinois. A resident of the Sacramento area for 54 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Joan, his children Mark Long and Donna Porter, his brother Alvin Long. William is also survived by his grandchildren Billie Jo and Adam Mitchell and numerous nephews, nieces, stepchildren, and step grandchildren. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Escapees RV Club. He served in Korea in the Army and retired from McClellan AFB after 37 years. The family invites friends to attend a visitation Wednesday, April 13, 2005 from 4:00-8:00pm and a funeral service Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 1:00pm at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento.
Alfred Earl Fulgham
April 18 1947 - April 9 2005
FULGHAM, Alfred E. Entered into rest April 9, 2005 in Sacramento, CA at the age of 57 years. Born April 18, 1947 in Sacramento, CA. A resident of Sacramento for 40 years. Survived by his loving wife Esther J. Fulgham, 3 children, 1 sister, 5 grandchildren and many other relatives. Preceded in death by both parents, 1 brother and 1 sister. Friends are invited to a Memorial service on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 10:00 am at SUNSET LAWN CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES 4701 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento. Inurnment will be private.
Michael William Leitaker
September 5 1973 - April 19 2005
LEITAKER, MICHAEL WILLIAM of Rio Linda, CA. Born in Sacramento September 5, 1973, passed away in Sacramento April 19, 2005 of heart failure, at the age of 31 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Tahrea of 11 years. He is also survived by his three children, Tristan (9), Tatum (6), and Hailey (4), Brother Aaron Leitaker of Elverta, Brother Jared Leitaker of Fair Oaks, Sister Lindsay Leitaker of Davis. Also, Parents Cathy and Troy Hood of Rio Linda, Father David Leitaker of Fair Oaks, Stepmother Judy Leitaker of Fair Oaks, Grandmother Mary Nelson of Rio Linda, Grandparents Paul and Louise Leitaker of Fair Oaks, Great Grandmothers Eva Nelson and Lorine Little of Sacramento and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. There will be a memorial service to celebrate Michael’s life on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 10:00am at Sunset Lawn Chapel of the Chimes 4701 Marysville Blvd. Sacramento 922-5833. Donations can be made to the Michael Leitaker Memorial Fund to benefit his children please mail donations to P. O. Box 403, Rio Linda, CA 95673.
Ona Faye Boyer
December 5 1918 - August 5 2001
Ona Faye Boyer a Hayward resident entered into rest August 5, 2001 in Fremont. Born in Bonham, Texas on December 5, 1918, she was 84 years of age. Ona retired as a bookkeeper, sang on radio from 1945-1975, worked with women’s missionary council, held church services in rest home, played piano and wrote poetry.
Loving mother of Bill Boyer of Las Vegas, Nevada and Gene Boyer of Stockton, California. Dear sister of Randall Iker of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Devoted grandmother of five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Ona was prededed in death by her husband of fifty years William H. Boyer; sister Pauline Donaldson and brother Jim Iker
Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2001 from 5:00-8:30p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward. Friends are welcome to attend a funeral service Thursday, August 9, 2001 at 2:00p.m. in the Mission Chapel at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home.
Ethel Helen Fong
November 26 1913 - July 14 2001
Ethel H. Fong, 87, of Oakland, CA died July 14, 2001 from complications following a stroke suffered a month earlier. She was born in Morenci, Arizona in 1913, one of seven children, and came to San Francisco looking for work while still a teenager. Her parents and four surviving siblings later moved to the Bay Area also. She married Alfred Fong in 1941, and they settled in Oakland following Al's discharge from the Navy near the end of World War II. Al's family was the original owner of Confucius; a well-known restaurant on Lakeshore Avenue for many years. Widowed in 1958, Ethel went on to realize her and Al's dream of sending their three children through college. She worked in the restaurant business for many years, and retired when she was in her early 70's. She kept in touch with a large circle of friends, and frequently hosted holiday parties for her extended family.
She is survived by her sister Mary Amo of Pacheco, CA; and son Randy Fong of Greenbrae, CA, his wife Teresa, and their sons Alex and Adam, her daughter Catherine Clark of Woodinville, WA, her husband Robert, and their children Leila and Dale, and daughter-in-law Pat Hanlon of Aurora, CO.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held on August 11, 2001, 10:00 AM, at Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, followed by a reception at a local restaurant. Memorial contributions in her memory may be sent to one of her preferred charities, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
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Esther Yoshiye Sera
August 17 1918 - August 6 2001
Esther Y. Sera passed away in Alameda, CA on August 6, 2001. Her beloved husband, George Sera, preceded her in death. She is the loving sister of Frances Sera. Her cousin, Minako Nakamoto, her sisters-in-law, Toshiko Kawamoto and Frances Kawamoto, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and friends, also survives her. She was a member of Buena Vista United Methodist Church in Alameda, the Alameda Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, and the Extending Connections Seniors Program.
Friends are invited to call at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland on Saturday, August 11, 2001, from 1:00 to 3:00pm for a Visitation.
Private Services for the family will be held.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF ESTHER SERA WHOSE LOVE, KINDNESS AND GENTLE SPIRIT TOUCHED US ALL. THE FAMILY IS GRATEFUL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND KINDNESS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.
June 5 1924 - August 6 2001
Harold Ernest Knox, 77 passed away on Monday, August 6, 2001 at Parkview Health Care Center in San Leandro, California. He was born on June 5, 1924 in Oakland, California. He was a resident of San Leandro, California for 40 years. He worked as a Reinforcing Steel Estimator Estimator for 43 years for Coliseum Steel Products and Soule Steel. He was a Tec. 4 in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of Full Gospel Businessman’s Fellowship and the Church of the Cross in Hayward, California. He enjoyed collecting coins and stamps.
He is survived by his loving daughters and son-in-laws, Barbara and Don Fitzgerald of Gresham, Oregon, Janet and Scott Downing of Peoria, Arizona and Karen and Bob Brodigan of Dublin, California. He also has his ex-wife of 25 years, Artie Knox of San Leandro, California. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Ernest Knox and his two dear sisters, Dorothy Garth and Esther of Knox. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Rachel Brown, Jason Downing, Daniel Brodigan and Brooklynn Brodigan. Grandson-in-law, Brian Brown and one great-grandchild, Caleb Downing.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Sunday, August 12, 2001 from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be Monday, August 13, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home – Mission Chapel with Interment to follow at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544.
The family has requested that donations be sent in his memory to the American Cancer Society; Central Alameda County & Tri-Cities Units: 1900 Mowry Avenue, Suite 405, Fremont, CA 94538.
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Anita Eileen Shealy
June 19 1927 - August 5 2001
Anita E. Shealy, 74 passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2001 at San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro, California. She was born on June 19, 1927 in Memphis, Tennessee. She has been a resident of San Leandro, California for 23 years. Anita was a homemaker for 60 years. She served people her whole life. We praise God for the blessings we have from him through the life of Anita Shealy.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 23 years, Dewey R. Shealy and by her parents, Elizabeth Schantz and Art Ziebarth, also by a brother, John Ziebarth. She is survived by her three loving daughters and son-in-laws, Cris and Richard Anderson of San Leandro, California, Debra Sims of Alameda, California and Louise and Dale Gaylord of Sparks, Nevada. She has a dear brother, Art Ziebarth of Hayward, California. She has six grandchildren and their spouses, Rick Anderson, Jeffrey and Shelley Anderson, Tracy Voight, Jennii and Britt Anderson, Dominiun Sims, Chrissey and Clint Davidson.
Family and Friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, August 10, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home with a Graveside Service to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes Memorial Park; 32992 Mission Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94544. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. at Church of Christ; 601 MacArthur Boulevard, San Leandro, CA 94577.
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