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Published on January 31st, 2024
Cecil "Chip" Barnes IV
Cecil "Chip" Barnes 76, passed away peacefully, Thursday Jan. 4, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his wife Jacqueline, son Cecil "Chris" and his sister Marni. He was born in Chicago Illinois in 1947, the oldest of three children of Loretta Van Rie ...

Published on January 31st, 2024
Tommy "Tom" Roy Hensley
Tommy "Tom" Roy Hensley, cherished husband, loving father and grandfather passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Jan. 10.
Born on Nov. 20, 1936, in Seminole, ...

Published on January 31st, 2024
Margaret Diane Walters
Margaret Diane Walters (Maggie or Margo Hill) passed away in the afternoon of Jan. 3, following a brief and unexpected illness in Walnut Creek, California. Maggie was 77 years old and a loving mother, devoted grandmother as well as an accomplished artist.

Published on January 31st, 2024
Lynn Curtis
Lynn Curtis, a well-known artist who lived in Orinda, passed away on Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Chico, CA. She will be profoundly missed by her many close friends and by her family: husband Kerry; daughter Becky, her husband Paul Vilevac, and their children Jake and ...

Published on January 3rd, 2024
Awais Saeed Mughal
Awais Saeed Mughal was born in Lahore, Pakistan on June 15, 1970. He passed away on Dec. 15, 2023 in Walnut Creek, California after a brief battle with an aggressive illness. He was only 53 years old.

Published on December 6th, 2023
Lilian Elizabeth Hawkins
The Hawkins family mourns the passing of Lilian Hawkins (ne Farmer), who died peacefully at Aegis of Corte Madera on Oct. 1 of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. In her 88 years, Lilian built many strong connections, always leading with curiosity and openness. Her ...

Published on November 8th, 2023
James "Doc" Hale
James "Doc" Hale, 72, passed from this earthly plane on Oct. 13 in Walnut Creek after a brief hospice stay.
James was born in Inglewood, CA, but lived most of his life in Contra ...

Published on October 25th, 2023
Edward Lee Atwood
Ed Atwood was born in Sacramento to Edward Levi Atwood and Rega Theresa Huberty and made his first home in Walnut Grove. By 1940, the family relocated to the Stockton-Lodi area, where grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins were nearby.

Published on October 25th, 2023
Loretta Delinger
Loretta crossed over the Rainbow Bridge greeted by the countless dogs that have been waiting to greet the Trainer they have loved so much! She was born in Villa Park, Illinois, the eldest child of Dorothy and Ronald Soper.

Published on September 27th, 2023
Kenneth M.S. Tom
Kenneth M.S. Tom departed this life on the evening of Aug. 28, 2023.
Ken was born on March 24, 1933, in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. He graduated from Baldwin High School and attended the ...

Published on September 13th, 2023
Avonia "Vonie" Marsh Dondero
Avonia "Vonie" Marsh Dondero passed away on Aug. 30, 2023 at the age of 94. She was born in Berkeley, California, on Feb. 12, 1929. She attended Berkeley High School, fall class of 1946; University of California, class of 1951, and married Raymond Stevenson Dondero on ...

Published on September 13th, 2023
Ruth Caroline Dyer
Covid-delayed services will be held 11 a.m. ...

Published on August 30th, 2023
Nancy K. Rogers
Longtime Lafayette resident Nancy Rogers passed away on May 28, 2023. She faced a number of chronic health issues, but her death was sudden and unexpected. Nancy is survived by her children, Megan and Eric, as well as siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was ...

Published on August 30th, 2023
Nancy Taylor Chenoweth
Nancy Taylor Chenoweth, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend, and garden enthusiast, passed away on Aug. 13, at age 87.
Nancy Ellen Taylor was born in Effingham, Illinois ...

Published on August 16th, 2023
Jan Ruzicka
Jan Ruzicka passed away on July 17, 2023, in the John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek after a long and very difficult illness. Ruzicka was married for 51 years to his wife, Bohuslava (Slavka) Ruzicka, and is also survived by his sisters, Eva Kaplan in Lexington, Kentucky ...

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