From Santa Cruz, California:
February 6, 2003
Gladys K. Hager
Services will be private for Gladys K. Hager, who died Thursday at Pacific Coast Manor in Capitola. She was 89.
Mrs. Hager was born in Detroit Lakes, Minn., and lived in Capitola since 1956.
She worked at Joe Wilson Hardware Store until it closed and also worked for Santa Cruz Hardware and Soquel Hardware. In 1973, she tied for first place in a Chamber of Commerce competition for the most courteous sales clerk, with votes cast by shoppers.
Mrs. Hager loved gardening and being generous with her "from scratch" baked goods, and she loved a good joke. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.
She is survived by daughter Suzanne Solmonson of San Jose; son Robert Hager; sisters Julie Hagerty of Detroit Lakes and Alice Riddle of Idaho; and two grandchildren.
Her husband, Herb Hager, died in 1994.
Contributions are preferred to Pacific Coast Manor, 1935 Wharf Road, Capitola, CA or Hospice Caring Project, PO Box 670, Aptos, CA 95003.
Arrangements are by Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel.
Georgianna C. ‘Joy’ West
Services will be Sunday for Georgianna C. "Joy" West, who died Thursday at Watsonville Community Hospital. She was 80.
Mrs. West was born in Stamford, Conn., and lived in Watsonville since 1956. She and her husband had a second home outside of Red Bluff.
She worked as a food service manager for the Pajaro Valley schools for 25 years and was an active member of Corralitos Community Church.
She is survived by husband Noel F. West of Freedom; daughter Nancy Lewis of Watsonville; sister Anita Molloy of Morgan Hill; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A brief service and sharing will be 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel, 222 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville.
A private burial will be Monday at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
Contributions are preferred to the Watsonville Animal Shelter, 580 Airport Blvd., Watsonville, CA 95076.
Dennis Wayne Richmond
Services will be Monday for Dennis Wayne Richmond, who died from cancer Jan. 26. He was 55.
Mr. Richmond was born in San Jose and grew up in the Salinas Valley. He moved to Aromas in the late 1970s.
Mr. Richmond graduated from Salinas High School in 1965. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from 1965 to 1969, working on the USS Laffy and USS Corry as a boiler technician. Afterward, he worked several years as assistant chief building engineer for Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.
In 1982 he moved into "Big Bird," a 30-foot sailboat docked at Elkhorn Yacht Club in Moss Landing. In 1987 he and his wife sailed to San Diego, where they stayed. He was working as facilities operation manager for Panasonic when he died.
He loved the ocean, sailing, fishing and listening to Jimmy Buffet. His last adventure was building a 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ for four-wheeling.
He belonged to the Elkhorn Yacht Club, San Diego 4-Wheelers and San Diego Rafers.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Keri Richmond of San Diego; son Christian Richmond of San Diego; sisters Cindi Lefor of Fresno, Janice Richmond of Las Vegas, Elaine Richmond of Los Banos and Sharon O’Donnel of Elk Grove and mother Edith Richmond of Fresno.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, Point Loma. A motor procession and gathering will follow at the Richmond home.
Contributions are preferred to the Christian Richmond Trust Fund, P.O. Box 500074, San Diego, CA 92150-0074.
Arrangements are by Accucare Crematorium.
February 7, 2003
Robert G. Moses
Services will be Feb. 15 for Robert G. Moses, who died Jan. 3 at a local convalescent hospital. He was 92.
Mr. Moses was born in La Canada and lived in Aptos since 1974.
He married Marion Elizabeth Loomis at age 19, became a father and was widowed at age 23.
Mr. Moses worked in the electrical industry during the Great Depression. He married Margaret Ruth Yoder in 1935.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in physics at Pomona College in 1940 and began teaching at Pasadena City College. He was appointed to chair the Department of Engineering and Technology in 1952.
During the early 1960s, he earned a master’s degree in counseling and went on to develop an adult literacy program serving poor neighborhoods.
He went to Africa in 1966 to serve as co-administrator of the Blantyre Polytechnic Institute and helped coordinate the work of British and American educators there.
He and his wife traveled extensively in Eastern and Southern Africa and later hosted many visiting African students in their Southern California home.
In Aptos, he rebuilt the family home and became active in several senior’s groups. He also became a dedicated member of the Aptos Community United Methodist Church, where he and his wife held several offices.
He married Mary Jane Thomas in 1994, after Ruth’s 1991 death.
He is survived by daughters Marion E. W. Jones and Pamela J. Shand, both of New Zealand; son Clarke Dixon-Moses of Santa Cruz; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
His wife, Mary Jane Moses, died in 2001.
A celebration of his life will be 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Aptos Community United Methodist Church, 221 Thunderbird Drive, Rio del Mar. The Rev. David Vallelunga will officiate.
Contributions are preferred to the church building fund.
Jeanne Marie Bricmont
Services will be Friday for Jeanne Marie Bricmont, who died Thursday. She was 88.
Mrs. Bricmont was born in Bordeaux, France, and lived in Santa Cruz since 1970.
When she was 12, her parents moved into a home across the street from an American family, and she married the youngest son of that family, Clement Victor Bricmont, in 1935. The couple fled France in 1938 and settled in Santa Clara Valley before moving to Santa Cruz.
Mrs. Bricmont stayed home when her sons were young but later taught French at Presentation College and Mother Butler High School.
She loved her family and delighted in making friends.
She is survived by sons Bernard Bricmont of Santa Cruz and Richard Bricmont of Campbell; sisters Simone Reygner and Lucienne Plumet, both of France; three granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.
Her husband, Clement Victor Bricmont, died in 1995.
Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at Benito and Azzaro Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz.
A graveside service will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Flowers are welcome, as are contributions to Maryknoll, Hospice of the Valley, 1150 S. Bascom Ave., No. 7A, San Jose, CA 95128-3509 or the Barbara Bricmont Memorial Library Fund, care of Schools Plus Foundation, 4630 Soquel Ave., No. 8C, Soquel, CA 95003.
This obituary is being rerun to clarify the address for the memorial library fund.
Irene M. Freeman
Services will be private for Irene M. Freeman, who died Wednesday at Hy-Land Nursing Home in Modesto. She was 90.
Mrs. Freeman previously lived in Felton.
She worked as a school secretary at Cornell Grammar School in Albany for 20 years.
She is survived by sister Nancy Troxa of Rossmor; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great, great-grandson.
Her husband, Vernon H. Freeman, and her son, Donald R. Freeman, died before her.
Contributions are preferred to DELTA Rescue, PO Box 9, Glendale, CA 91209.