Neptune Society of Northern California - Walnut Creek

The Neptune Society of Northern California has provided a simple and affordable option for more than 125,000 Californians who prefer cremation as the dignified and ecologically responsible alternative to traditional final arrangements. We own our crematory equipment and it is always operated by our own highly trained professionals.

With several branch offices, our own crematories, a fleet of removal vehicles, chapels, the Neptune Society San Francisco Columbarium and a 24-hour Membership Services Center all staffed by our well-trained professionals, we are better equipped than any other cremation provider in northern California to respond quickly and professionally to the needs of our members.


Our Obituaries

Freeda Mary Mosher

January 12, 1925 - October 17, 2013


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Khin San Kyi Lind

November 20, 1946 - July 30, 2013

Mrs. Khin Lind, born on November 20, 1946 in Bago Township, Myanmar (Burma), passed away on July 30, 2013 in Concord, California. She was a resident of Pittsburg, CA and lived in Contra Costa County for 23 years. Khin is survived by her husband, Robert S. Lind, of Pittsburg, CA.
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Lawrence H Welter

February 12, 1938 - July 12, 2013

Dr. Lawrence H. Welter passed away on July 12, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in St. Helens, Oregon on February 12, 1938, Larry was raised on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon where his father was superintendent. His education began in a one room schoolhouse and in 1962 he graduated from the University of Oregon School of Medicine. Upon finishing his...
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Joyce C. Blakley

June 6, 2013

Joyce Blakley passed away June 6 at her home in Antioch. She was born Joyce Catherine Day on March 16, 1928 in Oakland to Rose Marmino and Alvin Leslie Day and was raised by her mother and step-father Theodore Richardson in Oakland and Berkeley. She graduated from Berkeley High School in 1946 and attended U.C. Berkeley. She married James Clifford on May 29, 1948. They had two daughters, Sheryl...
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Vicki Van Fleet Smith

August 11, 1942 - May 26, 2013


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Harold E. Hirsch

May 24, 1946 - April 19, 2013

Harold Edwin Hirsch was born in Pennsylvania to Adolph and Mayme Hirsch.
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Shirley A. Clark

August 23, 1928 - April 14, 2013

Shirley Austin Clark, 84, recent resident of Danville, California died peacefully in her sleep with her daughter Kim at her bedside early in the morning of April 14, 2013. She was born in Phoenix, Arizona on August 23, 1928 to Wilfred and Dorothy Sargent Austin. A graduate of the University of Arizona in 1950 and member of Delta Gamma, Shirley met and married Richard S. Clark and lived the...
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Sharon Elizabeth Mohorovich

September 23, 1936 - April 3, 2013


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Mary Therese Cadzow

March 4, 1936 - March 3, 2013

Mary Cadzow passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at the age of 76 at her home in Alamo California, surrounded by her loving family; husband George Cadzow, daughters Juli (Bennis) Baier, Kathleen (Bennis) Summers, Melissa (Bennis) Raymond and her dearest friend, Barbara Loveless. Mary was born March 4, 1936 in Evanston, IL to Ray and Catherine O'Connor. After graduating from Northwestern...
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Sean Robert Lomax

April 21, 1979 - January 30, 2013


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Margaret Ruth Levy

January 1, 1926 - December 27, 2012


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Beverly Jean Sherne

October 13, 1936 - December 17, 2012

Beverly Jean (Bev) Greeott Carter Sherne, loving wife of Ernie Sherne, passed peacefully in the early morning of December 17, 2012 after a long illness in Pleasant Hill, CA. She was born on October 13, 1936 in Santa Rosa, California, the first born of George (still alive at 102) and Isabel Greeott. She is also survived by sisters Carol Kiser and Marlene Dew and brother Ray Greeott. Also beloved...
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Anna Maria Salaiz

July 1, 1954 - December 6, 2012

Anna Maria Salaiz was a beautiful blessing that came into the lives of her parents Armida Salaiz and Celso Salaiz Jr in July of 1954 in El Paso, Texas. When she was a small child, they moved to California with her 3 siblings. After marrying, she became a Mother in 1974 to Jacqueline Marie Herrera. In 1977, she ended her marriage and worked tirelessly for years in various positions to provide the...
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Kenneth "Kenny" Shipman

January 9, 1948 - July 13, 2012

Devoted Husband, Brother, Uncle and Friend After fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Ken Shipman peacefully passed away on July 13th with his wife, Andie; brother, Dave; and sister, Rosalee by his side. Born in Hawthorne, California, Kenny moved to El Cerrito in 1960 where he attended Castro Elementary School, Portola Jr. High School, and El Cerrito High School (Class of 1966) and...
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Dale Najima

November 12, 1921 - June 13, 2012


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Susan Rose Richner

March 19, 1950 - May 15, 2012


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Moira Nancy Knobloch

April 29, 1935 - May 9, 2012

Nancy was born on April 29,1935 and passed away peacefully on May 9, 2012 at her care home in Concord with her son Robert by her side. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. to Thomas and Margaret McMahon where she met and married Carl Knobloch on Jan. 29,1954. They moved to CA. in 1964 with much encouragement of her sister Patricia Larsen and a timely Pacific Bell job transfer to Pacheco Ca., by...
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Catherine Ann Anderson

December 22, 1951 - April 23, 2012

Catherine Ann Anderson was born in Washington D.C. on December 22, 1951 and passed away on April 23, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California. Cathy was a loving and devoted mother, wife, sister and friend. She is survived by her husband Richard, her daughter Stefanie, her son Kevin, and her dog Allie. For the last 26 years, she resided in Concord, California where she raised her kids, volunteered for...
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Richard Wallace White

April 7, 1936 - April 22, 2012

Richard Wallace White, a life-long athlete and much loved husband, father and grandfather, died peacefully at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Sunday, April 22. He was 76 and a resident of Moraga, Calif. An adventurer at heart who touched ground in more than 40 different countries, he traveled the world as Vice President of Operations for Kaiser Engineers, negotiated with world...
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Bob Frankland

February 14, 1926 - April 20, 2012

George Robert (Bob) Frankland Jr. passed away April 20, 2012 at his home in Lafayette. Bob was born on February 14, 1926 in Syracuse, NY to George and Ann Frankland. He spent his childhood years in Winnetka, IL, where he attended New Trier High School. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps between 1943-1946 in the South Pacific. After being honorably discharged from the USMC, Bob...
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Charles James Kasper

January 7, 1936 - April 19, 2012

Charles J Kasper M.D....A Flight Surgeon...A General/Vascular Surgeon...A Husband...A Father...A Son...A Brother...An expression of a Doctor, of a Man, of a Human-Being ! Words...Where are they...How can they be effectivity used at this point and time for a man that lived a life to its fullest...but yet had still had so much to offer to this world and the people lives he touched, enhanced, and...
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Beth Elaine Dungey

July 19, 1927 - April 19, 2012


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Pamela Rae Simmons

June 5, 1948 - April 11, 2012


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Mary Ruth Logaburn

December 20, 1924 - March 29, 2012

Mary Ruth passed away peacefully at the Bruns Hospice House in Alamo on March 29, 2012. She is survived by her devoted husband, Harold Logaburn; son, Greg Logaburn and daughter Diane Mullins; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a long time member of Calvary Temple Church in Concord, CA. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and hosting parties with friends and family.
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Susan Lane Lam

October 24, 1952 - March 19, 2012

Susan Lam was born in Washington on October 24, 1952 to James and Ruth Lane and christened Susan Kimball Lane. Susan was raised in Southern California and graduated from the University of Redlands. She married Jack Lam in July of 1977 and they soon moved to the San Francisco Bay area. Susan had a passion for teaching and she enjoyed working for the San Ramon Unified School District for over 30...
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John Frederick Wild

June 20, 1942 - February 21, 2012


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Randy R. Ruddach

March 23, 1948 - February 18, 2012

Randy Ruddach was born on March 23rd, 1948. He passed away on February 18th, 2012. Randy was a loving husband, wonderful father, and caring grandfather. He was the center of attention, always had a good time, and always had a positive attiude. He left behind a lot of great memories and will be missed by many. **Lord, as we mourn the sudden death of Randy, show us the immense power of...
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Iris Ann Pannell

November 15, 1930 - February 17, 2012


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Loyce C. Gossage

May 7, 1924 - February 17, 2012

Loyce, nicknamed 'Louie,' passed away peacefully on February 17. He was born in Benton, IL ., where he met and married the love of his life, his wife of 65 years, JoAnn Gossage. Loving father to Lew and David Gossage and the proud grandfather of Ben, Alex, Jordan and Drew Gossage. After having served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII, Louie bought and ran the Coney Island Restaurant in...
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Michael Philip Flaherty

July 1, 1950 - February 9, 2012


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Richard Edward Maksel

April 4, 1935 - February 8, 2012

Richard "Dick" E. Maksel April 4, 1935 - Feb. 8, 2012 Resident of Concord Dick Maksel, loving husband and father, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at the age of 76. An avid backpacker and hiker, Dick was a retired tax preparer/bookkeeper, and an active member of the Pleasant Hill community. Born in Roseburg, Oregon, Dick graduated from Hopland Union High School in Hopland, California, where he...
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John Marion Borrelli

August 5, 1926 - February 3, 2012


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Mario Piazza

May 3, 1943 - February 3, 2012


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Donald Edwin Cruit

April 5, 1922 - January 21, 2012

Donald Edwin Cruit, 89, of Shelbyville, IL. died January 21, 2012, surrounded by his loved ones. Don was born April 5th, 1922, in Shelbyville, IL., to the late Luther Cruit and Addie Auld Cruit. He was born, raised and lived in Shelbyville, until he joined the Navy, his senior year of high school, during World War II. After serving his country in Alaska, he settled in Sacramento, CA. In the...
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Lynn John Walch

August 24, 1918 - January 21, 2012


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Glenna Jean Hicklin

December 8, 1952 - January 14, 2012


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Dorothy Dubach Wyborny Silvius

July 17, 1928 - January 12, 2012

Dorothy Dubach Wyborny Silvius died peacefully on January 12, 2012 from complications of pneumonia. Her final days were spent at the hospital with her loving children and caregivers by her side. She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth and Merrill Dubach, and her three children; son, Grant Wyborny married to Monika, living in Walnut Creek, Ca; daughter Lynn Byrnes, married to Fredric "Ric"...
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Pearl Violet Hunter

January 31, 1920 - January 12, 2012

Pearl V. (Wold) Hunter (1/31/1920 – 1/12/2012) is at peace joining husband Frederick G. Hunter who preceded her in death in 1998, her mother Anna (Copnick) Wold, from the Ukraine, father Alfred Wold of San Francisco, Sister Dorothy (Wold) Witbeck, brother Edward Wold and Daughter in Law Roberta Hunter. Pearl is survived by a loving family: Son's Bob and Bill Hunter; Daughter-in-Law, Kathleen...
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Julia McLeod

February 27, 1931 - January 10, 2012


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Matthew Scholes

February 22, 1980 - January 7, 2012

Matt Scholes was born on February 22, 1980 and passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012. The Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy he was born with had finally weakened his heart to where it could no longer continue. Matt died peacefully in the hospital with his parents, Betty Gene and Bob, at his side.
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Dorothy Dahlia Rusch

February 21, 1924 - January 1, 2012

Dorothy Dahlia Rusch passed away peacefully on January 1, 2012. She was born in Wisconsin and moved west to California where she became a long time resident of Burlingame. In her final years she lived in San Ramon near her daughter, Monica, her son-in-law, Jay and her granddaughter, Abbey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elroy. One of ten children she is survived by her loving...
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Arleen Thompson Challberg

March 4, 1916 - January 1, 2012

Arleen Ames Thompson Challberg was born in Chicago, Mar 4, 1916 and died Jan 1, 2012 at age 95. She was the daughter of Paul & Amanda Ames and lived much of her life in Oakland. She graduated from Oakland High School and went to work at Southern Pacific Rail Road in SF as a keypunch operator. She married Harold Thompson in 1940 and followed him to his war-time postings in Susanville and Twenty...
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Blanca Alicia Avalos

April 18, 1921 - December 28, 2011

Blanca A. Avalos was born April 18, 1921 and entered into rest December 28, 2011. Blanca was a resident of Walnut Creek and loved by many.
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Marcy Eddie Berg

July 7, 1949 - December 23, 2011


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Betty L. Gray

July 16, 1925 - December 21, 2011

Betty Gray, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on December 21, 2011 in hospice in Antioch, CA. Born Betty Hobbs on July 16th, 1925 in Batesville Ark, Betty was the youngest of 13 children. In 1944, Betty married her hometown sweetheart, Ecil Gray in Batesville. Ecil was a Navy pharmacist mate serving in WWII, and they moved to Honolulu where he was...
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Violet Louise Kluss

October 3, 1907 - December 20, 2011


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Linda Kay Carr

February 16, 1949 - December 20, 2011

Linda Kay Carr (Nee - Jayne) was born on February 16th, 1949 and passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends on December 20th, 2011. Linda was a long time resident of Pittsburg and had lived in the East Bay Area for over 55 years. Linda was born in Cedar Rapids Iowa to Mary and Frank Jayne on February 16th 1949. Linda lived in Cedar Rapids for a short time before...
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Donald Blair Wilkins

April 5, 1920 - December 20, 2011


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Thomas Snyder

August 8, 1926 - December 15, 2011


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Karen Gerner

August 4, 1942 - December 14, 2011

Karen Gerner passed away peacefully at home after a 5 ½ year battle with cancer. Karen was born in Oakland and was a lifetime resident of the Bay Area. She had a passion for gardening and floral design and her picturesque garden was the pride of her home. She was the featured florist for numerous weddings and special events throughout the area, including being the most popular at-home...
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Larry D. Watson

December 15, 1948 - December 13, 2011


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Leland Noll

December 11, 1923 - December 13, 2011


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Betty L. Earley

April 18, 1932 - December 12, 2011


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Esther - Saling

July 20, 1938 - December 8, 2011

Esther Saling was born on July 20, 1938 and passed away from complications of colon cancer and gastrointestinal hemorrhaging on December 8, 2011. Esther was most recently a resident of Dublin, CA. Esther was born in Nashville, IL of Oscar and Clara Decker. Esther was the middle child of three children. Brothers are Johnny Decker (deceased) and Raymond Decker of Nashville, IL. Esther is...
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Edward George Allen

September 16, 1939 - December 4, 2011


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Joseph Albert Cotteral, Jr.

June 21, 1929 - November 9, 2011

Joseph Cotteral passed away in his sleep in the early morning of Nov 9 at his home in Moraga. He was 82. Jack (known at work as Joe) was born in Berkeley in 1929. He attended Jefferson Elementary, then at age five moved to Lafayette where he attended Lafayette Grammar School and Acalanes High School. Upon graduation in 1947 he moved to Central Luzon in the Philippines for several years...
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Pauline Virginia Burt

January 25, 1925 - September 11, 2011

Pauline Virginia Berglund Burt, a long-time resident of Port Angeles, WA and San Francisco, CA passed away in Walnut Creek, CA September 11, 2011 after a long illness. She was born on January 25, 1925 and married Frederick Dent Burt in 1956. She resided in San Francisco until 1995 when she returned to Port Angeles where she was a Diamond Circle member of Beta Sigma Phi, active with the Garden...
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Robert Kendall Miner

October 3, 1933 - August 6, 2011


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Joan Agnes Sparkman

November 15, 1944 - July 5, 2011

Joan A. Sparkman, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, after fighting for over a year with Multiple Myeloma. She is survived by her husband O. David Sparkman of Antioch, CA. She was born as Joan Agnes Skilton on November 15, 1944 to the late David and Agnes Skilton. She was the oldest of three children, predeceased by her brother James Skilton (Joanne) and survived by her sister...
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Fern Margaret Brown

September 9, 1920 - July 2, 2011


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Bertha Lenora Lewis

September 27, 1920 - June 30, 2011


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Jeanette Ethel Mueller

September 28, 1927 - June 27, 2011


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Joann Rasmussen

December 13, 1931 - June 25, 2011


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Robert R. Danes

June 27, 1923 - June 20, 2011


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Bernice Elaine Williams

December 29, 1928 - May 30, 2011


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Corol - Bok

July 27, 1926 - May 26, 2011


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Fred Clarke

August 2, 1925 - May 6, 2011


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Kathleen Doris Moran

February 7, 1951 - April 12, 2011


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Richard Hand French

February 18, 1951 - April 11, 2011


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Larry Lut Lew

January 16, 1948 - April 10, 2011


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Amanda Gaylen McGredy

April 22, 1979 - March 31, 2011


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John Kolb

January 18, 1928 - March 30, 2011


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Frank James Rebollini

July 7, 1930 - March 11, 2011


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Dorothy Irene Stuckert

March 30, 1917 - March 6, 2011


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Andrea Louise Dye

June 30, 1961 - March 6, 2011


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Clarence H. Judson Jr.

March 1, 1919 - March 2, 2011


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Shirley Marie Fluhrer

November 26, 1928 - March 1, 2011


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James P. Grisham

October 27, 1923 - February 27, 2011


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Marian Agnes Hoener

May 29, 1914 - February 26, 2011


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Betty Jean Reineke

May 19, 1927 - February 25, 2011


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Dolores Andersen Behm

September 7, 1924 - February 23, 2011


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Gloria Jean Wright

February 1, 1941 - February 21, 2011


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Robert E. Woolworth

December 10, 1921 - February 18, 2011


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Sylva Black Dajani

February 8, 1929 - January 31, 2011


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Franklin Allen Madero

April 19, 1974 - January 27, 2011


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Audrey Jean Eatmon

October 16, 1924 - January 24, 2011


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Jona Augustina Ruben

December 13, 1932 - January 16, 2011


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Leona Maxine Philbrook

May 13, 1922 - January 15, 2011


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Christine Marian Allen

January 1, 1947 - January 13, 2011


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Talbot Bernard Heilig

May 13, 1920 - January 4, 2011


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Fred Ditlev Klyver IV

March 2, 1959 - December 10, 2010


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Roger Allen Riddle

June 4, 1948 - December 3, 2010


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Charles Richard Fox

October 5, 1925 - November 28, 2010


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Eleanor Ruth Tatro

December 2, 1922 - November 15, 2010


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Leon Claude Burrows

July 16, 1936 - November 15, 2010


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Barry George Keast

December 6, 1940 - November 12, 2010


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Madeline Mary Huffman

June 11, 1925 - November 11, 2010


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Horst Walter Kurio

February 5, 1922 - October 30, 2010


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Chuck Hughes

March 27, 1951 - October 27, 2010


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John B. Saunders

December 23, 1917 - October 25, 2010


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