Passed away on September 18th, 2001 in Santa Cruz at the age of 85. She leaves behind her daughter Lee Gillin (and husband John) of Santa Cruz, her son David Bequette (and wife Sue) of Chico, three grandchildren Bridget Smith (and husband Ken) of Santa Cruz, Erin Cox (and husband Scott) of Santa Cruz, Lisa Bequette of Cohasset and a great grandson Justin Smith. A native Californian, Marian was born in Lodi and spent her early years in San Francisco. She was a resident of Auburn for 50 years and worked as a secretary at Placer High School prior to moving to San Rafael to be near her daughter in 1981. She was active in Handicapables of Marin. Marian moved to Santa Cruz in late August to be near her family. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. Isabella's in Terra Linda on Saturday October 6th at 1:00 P.M. with a gathering immediately following at Freitas House Community Room. Remembrances may be made to Handicapables of Marin, 34 Pigeon Hollow Road, San Rafael, CA 94901 or to your favorite charity.
Richard V. Godino
72 years old, died Friday, September 28, 2001, of cancer and double pneumonia in Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California. He and his wife, Judith Barr Godino, had lived on Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley since 1958. Their children are Grace, Amy, John, Matthew and Rich. Their grandchildren are Rose, Nick, Rylan and Ian. Dick was born in Santa Monica. He was a graduate of Stanford University, Stanford School of Business and U.S.F. Law School. He was a sergeant in the U.S Army, honorably discharged. For many years, Dick was an attorney in the Marin County Counsel's office. Then he and partners had their own law firms in San Francisco, San Rafael, and Los Angeles. Dick requested that no funeral nor memorial service be held for him. However, his wife and children would appreciate those who knew him closely to write us a personal remembrance: funny, sad, while golfing, anything -- to be sent to his home, 532 Tennessee Valley Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941, so all the Godinos can know him more completely. We shall put together a collection of memories for our family about Dick Godino and friends. Dick said not long before he died, if anyone wanted to donate a dollar in his name the Marin Agricultural Land Trust in Point Reyes Station was his first choice, Nature Conservancy, his next choice.
Helen Louise Hass
Died on September 28, 2001 at Nazareth House in San Rafael. She was born in Butte, Montana on April 21, 1916, the daughter of John Hugo Dahling and Winifred Foley Dahling. With her husband, Fred she moved from San Francisco to San Rafael in 1946. Notoriously gracious and friendly, her life revolved around her community and her children who attended St. Raphael Grammar School and Marin Catholic High School. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Finnell of Pasadena, California, her four children, Frederick Hass of San Rafael, Robert Hass of Inverness, California, Claire Sherzer of Towson, Maryland, James Hass of San Francisco, eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be at Sacred Heart Church in Olema at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 6. Memorial contributions may be made to Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903.
Passed away Monday, October 1, 2001 at Novato Community Hospital at the age of 77. He was a native of Benson County, North Dakota and a Marin County resident for 47 years. Stanley is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Jean Hoberg; children: Bruce (Paula), George (Sharon), Paul (Christine), and Pam; grandsons: Brent, Stanley, Matthew, Brandon and Justin and his granddaughter Nicole. Stanley is also survived by two sisters, Ida Nelsen and Mary Larson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 3 and a 20 year member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Novato. Stanley was a member of the local band "People of Note". He was also an avid SF Giants fan and coached the Novato Little League. He served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. Friends are invited to visit Thursday, October 4th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Keaton's Redwood Chapel, 1801 Novato Blvd., Novato. A Memorial Service will be at 3 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church, corner of San Marin Drive and Novato Blvd, also on Thursday. Interment will be private. Memorial Contributions preferred to the American Cancer Society, 25 Bellam Blvd., #150, San Rafael, CA 94901 Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151
Barbara C. Morehouse
Beloved wife of the late Howard K. Morehouse. Loving brother of Herman Schmidt of Stockton. Passed away September 29, 2001 at age 79 years. She was a native of San Francisco. Mrs. Morehouse worked for the City of San Rafael for 25 years in the Planning Department. She lived in San Rafael from the 1950s until moving to Stockton six months ago. At the request of the family no services will be held.
Joseph Pirtz, Jr.
Passed away October 2, 2001 in Santa Rosa at age 89. Loving husband of the late June T. Pirtz. Beloved father of Diane P. (Herbert) Reinl of Grass Valley and Bette Jeanne (Philip) Zito of Santa Rosa. He is also survived by six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A native of California, Mr. Pirtz was raised in Grass Valley, and he and his late wife lived and raised their family in Larkspur. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 6, 2001 at 1 p.m. at the Fireside Chapel at LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL, 4321 Sonoma Hwy, Santa Rosa, California. Private intermenty in Grass Valley, California. If desired, donations in his memory may be made to your favorite charity. LAFFERTY & SMITH COLONIAL CHAPEL
Marilyn Doreen "Boots" Ridgley, A Resident of San Rafael
Died in her home Wednesday, September 26, 2001. She was born March 12, 1936 to the late James R. and Hazel Ridgley of Stockton, California. She attended Stockton Schools, graduating from Stockton College in 1953. For most of her adult life she lived in Marin County, working in San Francisco as an insurance adjustor for various companies prior to retiring from the firm of Crum and Forster. Marilyn was an avid fan of the S.F. Giants and S.F. 49ers. She was actively researching her family genealogy and loved spending time on her hobbies of bird watching, photography, and gardening. She is survived by her sister Patricia and brother-in-law Darrell Haynes of Lodi California. A family gathering Celebrating Her Life will be held in San Rafael. KEATON MORTUARY 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571.
Age 86, passed away on September 29, 2001 in Greenbrae. Evelyn was a 45 year resident of Marin County, living in Corte Madera and most recently San Rafael. She was an active member of Pathfinders, and enjoyed bridge and golf. She and her late husband, Col. Wm H. Stein, were members for many years, of the Presidio Golf Club. She is survived by her son Stefan of San Francisco, niece Carol Glynn of San Mateo, nephew Richard Currie of San Ramon, five grandnieces and four grandnephews. Services will be held at Keaton's Mortuary Chapel on Friday October 5th at 7 p.m. Private Interment Presidio National Cemetery San Francisco. Keaton's Mortuary 1022 E Street, San Rafael 415-453-0571
Daniel Joseph Sweeney Jr., Founder of Tarantino's Restaurant, on Fisherman's Wharf
Son of Daniel Joseph Sweeney and Emily (Emma) Wissel Sweeney. Born on Christmas Day in San Francisco, California in 1909. He grew up in Eureka Valley, graduated from Mission High School, Class of 1927. Served in the United States Air Force, flying 39 missions over Japan during World War II. Daniel peacefully passed away at home in Greenbrae on September 30, 2001. He was the founder and operator of Tarantino's Restaurant in San Francisco in 1947, where he met his wife Zora Veljkov, to whom he has been married for 51 years. He was a former member of the Olympic Club where he played championship handball for years. He loved his family, his friends, golf and other sports, traveling and reading. Daniel is survived by his wife, Zora, sons Kevin, Tod and Dana, daughter-in-law Cheryl, grandsons Tyler and Austin, sister Muriel Herlihy, nieces Sister Claire Herlihy, Jean (John) Worton, Jan (Mario) Castillo, numerous cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. Friends are invited to attend a celebration of Daniel's life on Friday October 5th, 2001 at 4 p.m. in the Livermore Room at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross on Sir Frances Drake Blvd. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Marin, 150 Nellen Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 or St. John's Serbian Orthodox Church 900 Baker, San Francisco, CA 94115. Funeral arrangements provided by Mount Tamalpais Mortuary, 2500 5th Avenue, San Rafael, CA www.legacy.com
Henry G. Grossi
Passed away Sunday, September 30, 2001 at his home in Novato at the age of 67. Henry is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Sharon Grossi. He was a native of Lompoc, California and a Marin County resident for over 60 years. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and was a member of IBEW Electrical Union for 35 years. Friends are invited to attend Funeral Services on Wednesday, October 3rd at 2 p.m. at Valley Memorial Park Chapel, 650 Bugeia Lane, Novato. Burial will also be at Valley Memorial Park. Memorial contributions preferred to your charity of choice. Keaton's Redwood Chapel 415-897-1151.
Virginia Rose Harper
Age 83, passed away Friday, September 21st, 2001. Dearly beloved wife of Arthur D. Harper, loving mother of Rosalie Harper and Geraldine Montiel and of son-in-law Javier Montiel. Devoted grandmother of Elisa, Renata and Jay Montiel and loving sister of Jane Suarez. Virginia is also survived by several nieces and nephews and by many loving and cherished friends. She will be missed greatly. A private Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 6th at the home of daughter and son-in-law, Geraldine and Javier Montiel.
Theodore Alexander Kleege, Sept. 11, 1917 - Sept. 29, 2001
Born in Lincoln Nebraska to Karl and Selma Kleege, with siblings Mylda Kleege Bishop and Robert Kleege. Ted was brought up on a farm in Denton Nebraska. His parents were from Riga Latvia. They returned to Riga in the mid 30s and he joined the CCC camp and came to California. After the war, he returned to Lincoln Nebraska and met and married May Boyte. They had four children: Joyce, Robert, Richard and Roger. His wife died in 1981 and son Robert died in 1983. He supported his family by working in large factories, home construction and management. For the last 16 years, he has been the manager of NOVA RO II which is a 56-unit apartment complex built for seniors by the Novato Rotary Club. He was a member in the Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Moose and Elks; Margaret Todd Center, Novato Independent Elders and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Ted has received many civic honors and awards for his work with Novato and Marin County seniors. He was a life long staunch Democrat. He was a man of great physical strength, quick witted, tender hearted, and devoted to his family. He loved little children, animals, music, friends (some of whom he has known for 80 years) family gatherings, parties, playing cards, dancing, and working crossword puzzles. He was the first to lend a helping hand and always had enough to share with those in need. Ted had a stroke on July 8th from which he passed peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 29th. He is survived by his brother, Robert Kleege, nephews, Bruce and Nevin Kleege, sister-in-law, Margaret Kleege; daughter, Joyce Kleege Seaton, son-in-law, Jim Seaton, grandsons, Norman Bouchal, Kristofer Seaton and his wife Roxanne Seaton; sons: Richard, Roger and his wife, Merry; great granddaughters, Shanteunelle and Jordan Bouchal; great grandson, Kody Kristofer Seaton; nephew, Elvin Bishop; niece, Mary Kate Bishop-Meadows (children of Mylda Bishop, deceased). Extended family: Donald Lohmeier, Delana, Saber, and Roman Heidrich, Elvin and Marina Meadows, Cara and Emily Bishop. Friends are invited to attend the viewing at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Boulevard between 1:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd. His funeral is at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1180 Lynwood Drive, Novato at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, October 4th. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park in Novato, California. Memorial contributions may be sent to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Building Fund or Good Shepherd Lutheran School at 1180 Lynwood Drive, Novato, CA 94947.
Jill P. Mitchell
85, daughter of C. Petrus and Vera Peterson was born January 4, 1916 and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and married Bertrand H. Mitchell of Norwalk, Connecticut in 1940. Jill worked professionally in radio and the theatre, and later as a social worker in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She is preceded in death by her husband Bert and son Peter. She is survived by her daughter Patricia of Los Angeles; her sister Patricia Larson of Hackensack, Minnesota, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and their children. Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Plymouth Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, CA. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena 629-793-7159.
Lila Smith VanOrden, (1927 - 2001)
Passed away on September 29, 2001 of complications arising from cancer. She died in peace at her home in Kentfield, where she lived for over 30 years and raised her three children. She was born on February 5, 1927 and raised in Pelham Manor, New York, a suburb of New York City. At the age of 13 she moved to Los Angeles with her mother Evelyn and her brother Robert. She attended preparatory school in Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington, DC, where she graduated in 1944. She then attended her first two years of college at Wells College in Aurora, New York, then went on to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1948. Lila became a U.S. Navy Intelligence Code Clerk shortly after graduation and then worked in the advertising industry in New York City until 1951. She moved to San Francisco in 1952, where she married Michael Khourie and had two sons, Peter and Matthew. In 1963 she married Howard Van Orden and had a daughter, Leslie. Lila spent time teaching elementary school and in residential real estate sales during the 1960's and 1970's, before retiring in 1975. She enjoyed tennis, golf, bridge, reading, and traveling in her leisure time. Lila's devotion to her children was paramount and unwavering throughout her 50 years as a mother. She will always be remembered lovingly by her children for this. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ross, 14 Lagunitas Road. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 150 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612. Keaton Mortuary, 1022 E Street, San Rafael, 415-453-0571.