Frank Goodyear Pepper
A native of Bolinas, CA, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, May 10, 2003, at the age of 89. Born December 13, 1913, to Marin Waterhouse Pepper and Lewis Gundry Pepper, he was one of nine children, and the family's oldest son. At the age of 16, Mr. Pepper became a cadet with the Dollar Steamship lines, and later sailed as Chief Mate with the Army Transport Service, and the Military Sea Transport Service until he retired in 1983. After his retirement he periodically served as Captain on weekend pleasure yachts, or on tugboats bound for Alaska. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Louise Pepper of Bolinas; daughters, Cheryl Pepper Coleman, and Constance Pepper Hack; sisters, Hazel Evans, and Marin Atkinson; and brothers, Miles Pepper, and Donald Pepper; granddaughter, Jessica Day; grandson, Benjamin Goodyear Hack; two great granddaughters, and many much loved nieces and nephews. A Memorial Gathering will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday May 25, 2003, at the Bolinas Rod and Boat Club. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Marin Senior Services; P.O. Box 791, Point Reyes Station, 94956, or to Hospice of Marin Foundation, 21 Tamal Vista, Suite 101, Corte Madera, 94925-1133.
Lloyd B. Leonhard
Lloyd was born on December 11, 1934, the son of Arnold and Anna Leonhard, he passed away on May 14th, 2003. A native of San Rafael and a graduate of San Rafael High School, Lloyd was a Plumbing Contractor in Marin for many years which he enjoyed. A loving father and husband, often quick with humor, Lloyd touched many of our lives with love, and strength. His last years in retirement were spent traveling and he enjoyed life to the fullest. Family and friends will miss him very much. Lloyd is survived by his wife Faith of Lakeport CA, his son Mark of San Rafael, daughters Dayna Leonhard of San Francisco, Teri Piazza and Lisa Sarmento of Rohnert Park and many grandchildren. Services are on Tuesday, May 20th, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. at the first Presbyterian Church, Kelseyville CA.
Betty Winstead Powell
Passed away May 10, 2003. She was born in San Francisco on July 23, 1918. She is survived by her devoted husband, Stanley Powell. She was the mother of Robert Bentley Powell, Katherine Goudie, Nancy Tietz, and Georgia Carley. Betty had eight grandchildren: Richard Goudie, Heather Nu, Braden Powell, Kristen Honda, Michael Tietz, James Tietz, Erica Carley, and Jeffrey Carley. Betty attended Burkes School and graduated from Stanford University. Private services will be held at a later time.
Nubia I. Bode
Passed away May 13, 2003. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo at 11:00 AM. Interment Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Mary Catherine "Kay" Brusati
A 30 year resident of San Anselmo, died May 15, 2003 after a 3 - year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 60, born March 18th, 1943. Although born near Augusta, Georgia, from the age of four weeks Kay was raised in Quincy, Illinois, where she graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1961. She was the daughter of Kenneth C. and Margaret M. Snyder Thomas. She married David A. Brusati August 14, 1971 at Mission San Rafael Arcangel; he survives. Also surviving are a daughter Elizabeth D. Brusati of Davis, her father Kenneth C. Thomas of Quincy, Illinois, a brother Ken Thomas (Monica) of Liberty, Illinois and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1996. Kay came to California in 1968. Beginning in 1962, she worked for The Prudential Insurance Company at their offices in Quincy, Illinois, Denver, Colorado, Concord, California, Honolulu, Hawaii, and San Rafael, where she was the office manager. She left Prudential in 1972 to become a full time stay-at-home mom. She helped out in her daughter's classroom at school and with the Girl Scout troop. She was a 30 year member of St. Anselm's Church in San Anselmo. In the past she enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, and gardening, but in recent years she spent most of her free time reading and working on genealogy, putting together the family history. She was a member of Marin County Genealogical Society. In February 2002, she reached a long held goal by publishing a book about her Thomas family. Donations can be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925, The American Cancer Society, or a favorite charity. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 9:30 AM at St. Anselm's Catholic Church, Ross, CA. A Vigil Service will be held Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 7:00 PM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Ave., San Anselmo. Visitation on Sunday between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael, CA. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo (415) 453-8440
Emily Alma Rose Bulthius
October 12, 1972 - May 11, 2003
Beloved daughter and only child of Susan and John Bulthuis died peacefully at home on Mother's Day. Emily was a beautiful, talented and glowing person who brought joy, humor and tenderness to all of our lives with a free spirit and a laugh that was filled with love. Alma Rose saw life though a crystal prism unspoiled by the demands of the modern world. She lived her whole life close to home in Fairfax and Nicasio. She had a clarity of vision that illuminated those around her. She loved art, and she loved to garden. She was a stay at home Mom who most of all, loved her children Eden, Amy and Gus. Emily Alma Rose has now passed beyond this time and space to a peaceful shore that's safe from the storms of her short life, where she can watch over her children and be bathed in the love of our memories. Emily leaves behind her mother and father, her fiance' Jon Zinsmeyer, her former husband Eli Schuepbach, her son Eden Dakota Schuepbach, her daughter Amy Rose Zinsmeyer, son August (Gus) Mason Zinsmeyer, her cousins Terri Hanawalt and Dan Wall and her cats Loafy, Ed, Natalie, Betty-Noogs and China Emily was the light of our lives and though her light is dimmed she will glow in our hearts forever. Her Memorial will be held at the Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo at 11am, Monday May 19, 2003 and friends are invited. Following the ceremony, family members will lay her to rest at The Mount Tamalpais Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Fairfax - San Anselmo Children's Center, 199 Porteous Ave, Fairfax 94930; MAWS, 734 A Street, San Rafael 94901 or the Marin Cat Connection, P.O. Box 110, Tiburon 94920 Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo 415-453-8440
Barbara K. Corzine
Passed away at her Petaluma home on May 13, 2003 at age 68. She was the loving wife of the late Ross Corzine, devoted mother of Robert Corzine of Petaluma, and Kathryn (Kay) Rahman and her husband Brian of Folsom, CA. She was the doting grandmother of Emily and Madelyn Rahman of Folsom, CA. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law Phyllis Kendall of White City, OR and numerous nieces and nephews. Barbara was born and raised in Oregon and has lived in Petaluma for over 30 years. She was a Customer Service Representative for Golden Gate Bridge and Highway Transportation District for 18 years. She enjoyed her job very much and her coworkers were a second family to her. A Memorial Gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. Arrangements made by PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, Magnolia Avenue and Keokuk Street, Petaluma, CA.
Passed away in Novato, CA on Monday, May 12, 2003 at the age of 80 after a prolonged illness. In addition to her loving husband, Carl, she is survived by her son Stephen (Jan) Manske, brother Bernard, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was born in Fairfield, IL and attended Fairfield High School and Business School in Evansville, IN. She pursued an active personal, business and social life, traveling with her husband during his twenty year Air Force service career and held various executive administrative positions. She was a frequent volunteer as a member of the Marin Golf and Country Club. Services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 11:00am at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd. Novato. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park, Novato, CA. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-115l
Benton Alexander Sifford Jr.
Ben Sifford passed away in his sleep May 12 2003 in Larkspur, a day after suffering a stroke at his home in San Rafael. Born December 22, 1914 in Portland Oregon, but the son of second generation Californians, Ben lived a full, productive and generous life, mainly in the Bay Area. After graduating from Oakland Tech, Ben entered U.C. Berkeley where he joined the Zeta Psi fraternity and managed the track team, earning him membership in the Big C Society. He graduated in 1935 and soon began working for Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. During World War II he served as Captain in the Army Infantry. After the War, Ben returned to Fireman's Fund, later transferring to Chicago with the Company. He moved back to the Bay Area in 1961, remaining with Fireman's Fund in a career that spanned 43 years. He retired in 1979 as Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs. In addition to his years with Fireman's Fund, Ben was known for his commitment to public service. Most notably, he was an advocate for the developmentally disabled in Illinois and California, creating programs, schools and residential communities. As President of both the Parent Hospital Association of Sonoma State Hospital and the California Association of Retarded Citizens, and a lobbyist for these organizations. Most recently, he channeled that energy into Marin Ventures and its ABLE residential facility where his daughter Debbie lives. As a participant in local government, he was City Councilman in Northbrook, Illinois and Larkspur, California, where he served also as Mayor and Planning Commissioner. Upon retirement, Ben devoted time to arbitrating business disputes, being Foreman of the Marin County Grand Jury, and participating in the Smith Ranch Homes Homeowner's Association. He was also an active member of Sons In Retirement, Indian Valley Branch, and a member of Holy Innocents Church, where he participated on the Service Guild for over 30 years. Throughout his life he was the recipient of numerous public service awards for his efforts. Ben was a devoted family man, married for almost 50 years to Gail Sollender Sifford, who predeceased him in 1990. He is survived by his wife of 10 years Betty Sparks Sifford, daughters Belinda Sifford, Alexis Sifford, and Deborah Sifford, son Alex Sifford, and two grandchildren. A Celebration of Ben's life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday May 23 at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Corte Madera. All those who knew him are welcome. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to ABLE c/o Marin Ventures at 350 Merrydale Rd. San Rafael CA 94903.
Agnes M. Simon
Passed away Saturday, May 10, 2003 in Valparaiso at the age of 93. She was born December 3, 1909 in New York, New York to James and Margaret (Burke) Hardy. In March of 1927 in Sioux City, Iowa, she married Leo E. Simon who passed away in June of 1964. She is survived by her son Leo M. Simon of Valparaiso, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also preceding her in death are her parents; three sons, James E., Richard N., and Donald F. Simon; her daughter, Betty Lou Simon; three sisters; and three brothers. Agnes was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church in Valparaiso, a charter member of Young Ladies Rosariun Institute in Larkspur, California, V.F.W. Post 988 Ladies Auxiliary. She was assistant dietitian at Ross General Hospital in Ross, California retiring from there in 1979. Agnes was also a caterer and caregiver for the elderly. Friday, May 16, 2003 a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church in Larkspur at 10:00 AM. Interment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Horton Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Monte's Chapel of The Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Karen Ann Weaver
Karen was suddenly and unexpectedly taken to Heaven to meet her Lord on the evening of Saturday, May 10, 2003, in Petaluma. Karen was born September 5, 1961 and spent almost her entire life in the Marin County area. She was a truly beautiful woman, both inside and out. Anyone who ever associated with or knew her, could not help but be touched by her deep caring and concern for others. She had a huge heart and her love knew no boundaries. Karen was faithful and honest to a fault and always gave unselfishly of herself to anyone in need. She was also blessed with a wonderful sense of humor and exuberance. Karen was a wonderful wife, mother, and daughter. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Karen greatly enjoyed having worked in the beauty industry as well as her secretarial work in a law firm. She was also an accomplished writer who was working towards the publication of her first book. Karen was the beloved wife of Barry Roger Weaver and the loving mother of two wonderful sons, Jason Hunter 18 and Daniel Hunter 16. She was a devoted stepmother to Jeffrey Weaver, and is also survived by her loving parents Richard and Donna Fraser, and her brother Michael Fraser. Services honoring Karen's life will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 11:00 AM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, 330 Redhill Avenue San Anselmo 415-453-8440. Memorial gifts to Marin Humane Society or your favorite charity preferred. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family Owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Nubia I. Bode
Born in Oakland on November 20, 1924. She died at her home in San Rafael after a long battle with cancer on May 13, 2003. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Elise Seyden. Nubia grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High School. She worked at the Federal Reserve Bank and Soule Steel Co. She married Edwin W. Bode, Jr. in 1947, celebrating 55 years of marriage last November. She is the loving mother of Richard Bode, Clifton Bode and his wife Virginia, Frederick Bode, and the late Robert Bode. Dear grandmother of Robert E. and Travis R. Bode The family moved to San Rafael in 1960 and Nubia became active in the P.T.A., including serving as volunteer librarian at West End School and president of the West End P.T.A. She was an active member of the Marin Council Boy Scout of America. She was the first woman to receive the Silver Fawn Award (Silver Beaver) for her service to youth. She served on several council committees and served for years on the Council Advisory Board, until 2002. She enjoyed working with youth groups. As a teenager she was active in the Order of Rainbow Girls, serving as worthy advisor of Golden West Assembly and a recipient of the Grand Cross of Color Award. She was also a member of San Francisco Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. A devoted and loving wife and mother she will greatly be missed by family and friends. She and her husband loved to travel, especially visiting new locations and meeting new friends. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 11:00 AM at Monte's Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo. Interment Mt. Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Visitation on Friday from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Ave., Corte Madera, CA 94925 or the Marin Council of Boy Scouts of America, 225 West End Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901. Monte's Chapel of the Hills Family owned and Operated San Anselmo - 415-453-8440
Pauline Wise Levy
Passed away May 6, 2003. Loving mother and grandmother, born December 31, 1909, Oakland. UCB Class of 1930. Daughter of Henrietta and Charles Wise. Pauline married Rabbi Jacob Aaron Levy; spent 14 years in Stockton and 23 years in Sumter, South Carolina. She returned to California in 1970, to be with daughter Jacqueline Levy Mayer and son-in-law, Frederick S. Mayer of San Rafael, and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by son Werner Strauss, she leaves behind daughter-in-law, Elsie Strauss of Columbia, South Carolina, and three grandsons. She had ten great grandchildren. Pauline embraced life with a passion for conversation, travel, flowers and plants, story telling, and politics. She was a teacher, real estate broker, and helped with the Red Cross during WWII. She worked 20 years at the Sausalito Pharmacy as head cosmetician and social worker. She died in San Rafael at Smith Ranch Homes. Donations to your favorite charity may be made in Pauline's honor. CHAPEL OF THE CHIMES-OAKLAND "Service of marked Distinction" 510-654-0123
Salvatore Albert Lococo
Of Corte Madera, passed away peacefully May 11, 2003 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Katherine for 55 years, cherished father of Jomar (and Randall Fowler), Janice and Michael Holland, Lawrence and Kathy Lococo, Judy (and Tony Gambardella), Anne Marie and Greg Martin. Loving grandfather of Marisa, Torin, Anthony, Lauren, Siena, Dante, Marco, and Vincent. Brother of Albert Lococo, Faye Christani, Marie Filkowski, and the late John Lococo. He was a native of San Francisco. Raised in North Beach, Sal worked in the family business at Fisherman's Wharf during his early life. Later, he was the owner of Gateway Hardware in San Francisco for 44 years. Sal was a highly decorated WWII Army veteran of the European Theater. Family and friends may attend the Funeral Mass Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick Church, Larkspur. Private Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cardiac and Specialty Unit at Marin General Hospital c/o Marin Community Health Foundation. RUSSELL & GOOCH FUNERAL CHAPEL 270 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley 415-388-1573
Passed away in San Rafael, May 14, 2003. Devoted husband of Maria Mendonca of Novato. A resident of Novato since 1967, age 80 years. Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass, Monday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church,1806 Novato Blvd. Novato. An afternoon Rosary Service will be held at the church on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements by ADOBE CREEK FUNERAL HOME, Petaluma, CA. Interment, Valley Memorial Park, Novato. CHEDA & LYONS 707-789-9000