Alyce Elaine Joyce left this life on February 6, 2020 after a long battle with COPD and a massive lung infection.
Alyce and her husband Lowell were married more than 65 years. They were perfect for each other.
They settled in Napa and started a family, bought a home and began to live a life of love and happiness. They raised 2 children; Robin (Jerry) and Lowell Edwin-”Chipper”. They have one granddaughter Rebecca (Victor) and 6 great-grandchildren; Hailey, Rose, Alexzandra, Destiny, Edwin and Victor Junior.
Shane Hollister Brady passed peacefully on January 25, 2020 in Napa, California at the age of 92.
Shane was born on June 26, 1927 in Ohio to Juliet King Rogers Brady. After growing up in the Midwest, he joined the Navy and became a pilot, flying Bearcat Airplanes. Shane loved analyzing stocks, and had a successful career working as Assistant Manager of the San Francisco main office of Dean Witter. Shane later moved to San Rafael, where he was the Branch Manager of Dean Witter in Marin County. Shane married the love of his life, Karen Dendahl Oppenheimer on February 14, 1989 and went on to open his own brokerage firm in 1990.
Shane was a huge lover of animals, especially his German Shepard, Cougar. He also enjoyed golf and fishing. Shane was a resilient survivor of the October 2017 wildfires and was passionate about rebuilding his beloved Creekside home. Shane was a role model and inspiration to his large community of friends in the Napa Valley.
Shane is survived by his son Ted Brady of Marin, stepson Peter (Mary Beth) Oppenheimer of San Luis Obispo and stepson Scott (Peggy) Oppenheimer of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and many countless friends he also considered his family. Shane was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Dendahl Brady of Marin and son, Shane Brady of Marin.
A memorial service is scheduled for February 17, 2020, at 1:00pm, at CrossWalk Community Church in Napa, with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shane’s life. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Shane’s name to the charity of your choice. Shane’s family and friends would like to thank the staff at the Queen of the Valley Hospital, especially Lou (nurse), Kathy, Doctor Ju and Doctor Srebro for their support and dedication to Shane throughout the years.
Joseph (Joe) Charles Jaeger, 84, of Lafayette, CA, died peacefully Thursday, January 30, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.
Joe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Pabby Jaeger; his three children, Mike Jaeger and his wife Anne of Alamo, CA; Doug Jaeger of Calistoga, CA; Julie Hollerbach and her husband Paul of Orinda, CA; his brother Marshall Jaeger and his wife Billie of Napa, CA and eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, his beloved dog Woody, and many close friends and relatives.
Joe was born on August 2, 1935, in Napa, CA, to Joseph and Marshalla Jaeger. While attending Napa High School, Joe was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball, and was voted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. However, his most important high school accomplishment was meeting his future wife Pabby Brink. Joe was awarded an athletic scholarship to attend the University of California at Berkeley, where he was an active member of the Zeta Psi fraternity, a pitcher for the baseball team that won the 1957 College World Series, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. After his active duty in the Air Force, Joe and Pabby settled in Berkeley, CA where they made many good friends that they still have to this day. In 1968 they moved to Lafayette, CA where they have lived ever since.
Joe had a very successful career in accounting and finance, beginning his career at the CPA firm Haskins and Sells, and eventually becoming the Chief Financial Officer at C&H Sugar and then Delta Dental. He retired at the age of 63, and then became involved in several board positions and charity organizations.
Joe had a passion for golf, Cal sports, and attending events with and for his children and grandchildren. Joe served as a President of the Lafayette Moraga Youth Association (LMYA) and was always the head coach of one of his children’s teams, whether it was baseball, basketball, softball, or even soccer that he was completely unfamiliar with. His love for sports has been successfully passed down to all of them. Thankfully his barbecuing shortcomings and love for deeply charred chicken have not been passed down.
As an avid golfer, Joe played at least twice a week at the Contra Costa Country club where he was a member for 40 years and also made many wonderful friends.
A few of his best memories include the birth of his children and grandchildren, the monthly Bridge club, Cal vs Stanford ”The Play” game, family get together’s in Palm Desert, attending The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club, and celebrating his and Pabby’s 60th wedding anniversary in Carmel, CA with his entire family.
All who loved him dearly will never forget his integrity, humility, loyalty, generosity and undying love and care for them. A private burial will be held February 13 at the Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary in Lafayette, California. Friends and family are invited to his ‘Celebration of Life’ that will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 2pm to 5pm at the Stadium Club, 4th floor at the Cal Memorial Football Stadium in Berkeley, CA. Please contact a family member for further details. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the John Muir Health Fund or the Bruns House/East Bay Hospice in Alamo, CA where Joe spent the last few days of his wonderful life.
Carolyn Camille Burris (Wagner) died peacefully after a long and difficult illness in Napa, CA on February 6, 2020 at the age of 76.
She is survived by her six loving children: Shane Kollin Ripon WI, Charlie Kollin Redwood City CA, Gina Morhun (Kollin) Glenview IL, Michael Kollin Marin CA, Joey Kollin San Francisco CA, Amber Mills (Kollin) Napa CA, her nine grandchildren John and Jeffrey Kollin Ripon, Shelby Kollin Napa, Elena Kollin Santa Cruz, Ashley Cullison Napa, Nicklas and Zachary Mills Napa, Camille and Drew Morhun Glenview, her great grand-daughter and the joy of her life, Azariyah Mclemore Napa. She is further survived by her four brothers Joseph “Jay” Wagner Napa, Mervyn “Butch” Wagner Billings MT, Ronald “Ronnie” Wagner Suisun CA, George Paul McCuen Napa, two step sisters Maureen and Collen McCuen Napa, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.
Carolyn is preceded in death by parents Josephine “Joey” McCuen, Mervyn “Babe” Wagner, son Gary James Kollin, husband Gary Gordon Kollin.
We acknowledge our sister Amber Mills for her unwavering loving care and support of our mother over the last four years so that she could continue to live in her home the final years of her life and for being at her side in her passing. We would also like to thank the many members of Collabria Care Hospice in Napa, especially Maggie, Ally, Jamie, Teri and Chaplain Greg who supported our family through this difficult journey. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to www.collabriacare.org in Carolyn’s memory.
No services are planned per Carolyn’s wishes. Her ashes will be interred at a private service to be scheduled at a future date at Tulocay Cemetery.
Aubrey Eugene “Gene” Lyle passed away on December 18, 2019 after a brief illness. A great man of the Greatest Generation; a loving family man, traveler, golfer, fisherman and Master Woodworker. Born in Vallejo and raised in Napa, he served in both WWII and the Korean War with an Honorable Discharge achieving the rank of Master Sergeant. He worked at Mare Island before and after WWII and after the Korean war, retiring as the Head of Quality Control of Nuclear Inspection.
Predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Lyle and children Aubrey Lyle Jr. and Janet Gelow (Mark). He is survived by his second wife, Barbara (Pine) Lyle; his children Patricia Moak (William) of Seattle, WA, Kenneth Lyle (Debbie) of Lebanon, OR, and Edward Lyle (Sue) of Napa, CA; 8 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; also, Barbara’s 3 children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Celebration of his life will be held on February 22, 2020—11 AM at Tulocay Cemetery Funeral Home.
Bob is survived by his wife Liliane Constance Guaslard Nelson, Daughters Kassandra (Greg) Wright of Carson City NV, Victoria (Paul) Hein of Deer Park CA, Robin Nelson of Napa CA, Stepchildren Thierry (Marty) Florent of Elk Grove CA, Serge (Penny) Florent of Dixon CA, Louis Miller of Cottonwood CA, & Jacqueline (John) Schuler of Rancho Cordova CA. Numerous Grandchildren and Great grandchildren also survive.
Bob is predeceased by his Parents Victor C. & Elaine C Bronstad Nelson, sisters Florence Teverbaugh, Carol Cammarota, Karen Allen, Mary Havelock, and brother Rockwood Nelson. Daughter Paula Nelson, Stepson Christian Florent, and Grandson Paul E. Hein.
Bob was raised in Montana, relocating to Napa CA with his family in 1940. He graduated from Napa High School, followed by work at Basalt Rock Co. as a boiler maker helper until he left to enlist in the US Army, where he served in Korea during the Korean War.
After his time in the Army, Bob went on to work a long career for Western Electric Co. where he was involved in the installation of the Bell System Central office switches across the Western US as installer, then supervisor. During his time in Baker Oregon, he met and married his first wife Mina Renae Hottel Nelson, with whom he raised his 4 daughters in Napa CA. Those years included every summer spent at the family trailer at Lake Berryessa. He loved to water ski, teach the kids to ski, and drive his Tahiti jet boat! After divorce, he met and married his life long love Liliane, whom he celebrated almost 44 yrs marriage. He also helped raise her youngest daughter Jacqueline as his own. Jacqueline was able to return home and help Liliane take care of Bob in his last couple years. After retirement from Western Electric, Bob kept busy by driving school bus for the Napa Valley Unified School District, which he really enjoyed. Bob and Liliane spent their early retirement years taking Caribbean cruises, multiple visits to France to visit Lilianes family and touring Europe. They loved the French Riviera!! Bob also very much enjoyed touring with Liliane and their grandson Jeffrey around the western US states & national parks in their motor home. They relocated from Napa to Folsom Lake CA in 1999. They both truly loved their new home and community. Especially the LDS community, whom have shared so much love and comfort to them over the many years. Bob & Liliane were baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Napa CA. Their marriage was sealed in the LDS Oakland Temple.
Bob was a loving and caring husband, and wonderful father to all his children. He was a terrific husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Uncle Bob. Bob is our example of how to live an honest, hard working, caring life.
Military: Army of the United States Pfc in Co “B” 765th TRSB inducted 1951 and transferred to the Army Reserve 1953, then honorably discharged in 1956. Served in Korea, earning his Korean Service Medal w/3 bz svc stars and the United Nations service medal. He served as Boiler Repairman.
Affiliations: Past member of Member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local No. 1002, Veteran of Foreign Wars Anthony Lakes Post #3048, International Brotherhood of Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America, Affiliated with the A.F. of L., and the IBEW.
Bobs ashes will be placed in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, California at a later time. No services are planned at this time.
Carrie Beth Brown died peacefully in her sleep in Sugar Hill, Georgia on February 3, 2020 after a long battle with autoimmune disorders. She was 48 years old.
Carrie grew up in Napa, graduated from Napa High and received a B.S. in Art and Education from UC Davis.
Carrie was a talented artist, graphic designer and writer. When her health made it impossible for her to work, she wrote health-related articles for online health blogs to help educate and support people facing similar issues.
Carrie is survived by her husband (Dave Brown), mother (Sherrie Basford), grandparents (Bob and Carol Kirkbride), and uncle (Randy Kirkbride). She was preceded in death by her father, Christopher Mattos.
Carrie’s ashes will be scattered as she requested in the Georgia mountains and at the Sonoma Coast. No service or memorial is planned.
Carrie’s family welcomes cards, emails or phone calls from friends who wish to share a memory of Carrie.
Jim fell asleep in death on January 16th, at the age of 96 in Napa, CA. An only child, Jim was born on September 4, 1923 in Alameda to Lloyd & Lillian (Ceriotti) Russell. He is survived by his children, Sandra (Ray) Beauchemin and Scott Russell, grandchildren Gabrielle (Todd) Kuchta and Travis (Sherry) Arnold, and great-grandchildren Jacob, Julian, and Raquel. Predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Betty and his son Stephen.
In 1942 he quit school and joined the Navy to see the world. After being discharged, Jim returned to Alameda, received his diploma and continued to work at the Alameda Air Force Base. As side job, he worked evenings at Rollerland Roller Skating Rink, where he helped a girl who was falling more than skating. Her name was Betty Lorraine Treantafel, they married 6 months later on November 12, 1944. Within 7 years they bought their first home and had their three children, Sandra, Stephen and Scott.
Jim and Betty were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses together on July 25, 1954. They made a lifelong career of helping more than 100 people learn the Bible’s clear teachings.
Known by many names, Jim, A.J., Dad, Grandpa, Uncle and Brother. He lived a life of love and self-sacrifice giving to his 6 generations of family, caring for aged grandparents, then for his aged parents, spending much of his life caring for his chronically handicapped son, Steve, as well as his other children, his grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He will forever be known as one who put his God Jehovah first, his stories many, his travels much, his life well lived. We look forward to seeing his crystal blue eyes when he wakes up in the earthly paradise.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Feb 15, 2020 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1976 Wise Dr, Napa, CA 94558.
In the early morning hours of Monday, January 20, 2020, Edie (Purdy) Mingus passed away after a 2 year battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends and was only 69 years young.
Edie was born in Vallejo, CA on June 22, 1950, to Robert “Bob” Purdy and Beatrice “Bea” (Enriquez) Purdy. After graduating from Napa High School in 1968, Edie married Alexander “Al” Mingus who was active in the Navy. They moved around during Al’s time in the service then settled back in Napa, CA.
Edie was the definition of a Go-Getter. She was an active member of the Napa community as she volunteered at “Shop With A Cop” with the Napa Police Department and was a member of her Class of 68’ High School Reunion Committee. She loved to travel and had been to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Mexico, NYC, Disneyworld, Arizona, Las Vegas and many other Domestic and International locations. In addition to traveling, she loved to do yard work, knit, read, go to the movies and always spend time with her closest friends and family.
Edie’s #1 pride and joy were her grandkids, Marques, Hunter, and Alex. They brought a smile to her face and filled her heart with so much love and joy, she would do anything with them and for them. She took them to the movies, traveling and supported all their baseball and football games. All 3 grandchildren were her world, they were her angel’s and now she is their angel.
Edie is preceded by her late father Robert “Bob” Purdy and her late ex-husband Alexander “Al” Mingus. She is survived by her mother Beatrice “Bea” Purdy, her children Craig Mingus and Natalie (Mingus) Fletcher, her son-in-law Cal Fletcher, her grandchildren Marques Mingus, Hunter Fletcher and Alexandria “Alex” Fletcher, her sister Rose Mary (Purdy) Eaton, her brother-in-law Jon Eaton, her niece Kristi (Eaton) Lasher, her nephew Scott Eaton, along with many cousins and friends.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11am, located at the Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 1st Street, Napa, California 94558. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org.
On January 21, 2020, Jeffrey John Howell, loving father of Veronica Gibson and Benjamin Grover, passed peacefully after a very short battle with cancer at the age of 63.
Jeffrey was born on August 21, 1956 in El Cajon, Ca. He was married twice, in addition to his children he is survived by Penelope Howell (the mother of his children), his son in law Adam Gibson, daughter-in-law Jill Grover, many loving grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Jeffrey is also survived by his loving sister Julieanne, his brother Michael Howell and his sister Suzie. He was an entrepreneur, (owned the salon MoneyPenny’s with Penelope Howell), Sea Captain, chef de cuisines at Mustards Grill, and lastly an electrical estimator for various companies throughout the west coast over 25 years.
Jeffrey had a love for music, sailing, and many outdoor adventures, he was passionate in everything he did.
A memorial service will be held at the Pelusi building at Kennedy Park in Napa, Ca on March 1, 2020 at 12:30pm. If he touched your life in some way please join us to celebrate his life.
Darla Ruth Amador passed away peacefully in Redway, California, on December 16, 2019. She was preceded in death by her mother Dolores Ruth Amador and father, Daniel Charles Amador. Darla was born January 24, 1956 in Eureka, CA. She enjoyed visiting her family and friends, taking trips, interior decorating, painting, and spending holidays with her two nephews, brother, and sister-in-law. She is survived by her brother Don Amador (Ellen) of Oakley,CA, two nephews, Jonathan of Oakley and Thomas of Santa Rosa.
Joyce Lois Windham, long-time resident of Napa and Los Altos/Mt. View, CA, passed away in January, after a brief hospitalization, where she was surrounded by family. Joyce was born in 1933 to Clara and Hans Lenhardt Hansen in Villa Park, Illinois, the youngest of three children. Joyce excelled academically, graduating from Oak Park High School with honors and a scholarship to the University of Denver. There she pledged Kappa Delta sorority and met her future husband of 51 years, Edwin O. Windham. Joyce and Ed’s first two children, Gayle Claire and Jeffrey Lind, were born in the Berkeley/Richmond, CA area. The young family moved to Puerto Rico, where Glenn Kirby was born.
Returning after five years, Joyce and Ed raised their family in Los Altos and later Mt. View. Joyce was always very involved with her children’s education and set an example volunteering, with among others, the League of Women Voters, Welcome Wagon, PTA, and always the Lutheran church; Immanuel in Los Altos. She was active in the local and the Pacific Southwest Women’s groups, developing many long-time friendships. Joyce also worked for the U.S. census as a supervisor for several years.
After the children were grown, Ed began his work with wineries and so started Joyce’s thirty years’ residence in Napa. Joyce relished being a docent at Copia and enjoyed the Napa Valley Symphony/ fund-raising league. Joyce and Ed were regular members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Napa). Joyce was very involved in her grand-children’s lives as well and always loved having a dog. She spent her last few years at the Springs Retirement Community in Napa and then at All about Seniors, in the south bay.
Joyce is survived by her three children, her daughter in-law, Tamara; her 5 grandchildren, Maren, Ashley, Kristen, Jeffrey and Alison Joyce; and one great-grandchild, Chance. We trust Joyce has rejoined Ed in spirit and will rejoin him physically at the Tulocay Cemetery in Napa. A Celebration of her life will be held at the Napa Valley Lutheran Church on Feb. 23rd with a service at 2 pm, followed by a reception (1796 Elm St., Napa). If you wish to make donations, please consider the Humane Society or League of Women Voters.
Fritz Anthes passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 4, 2020 at the age of 84 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Fritz was born on November 25, 1935 in Gross Gerau, Germany to Fritz Anthes Sr. and Louise. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1952 where he finished school at Tulelake High School, in Tulelake, CA.
Fritz has spent the last 43 years married to the love of his life Josephine (Josey). He will be deeply missed by his three children, Phillip Anthes (wife Miraflor), Tanya Anthes (husband Jason), and Julie Grizzle (husband Travis), five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and eight nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and three siblings, Marta Shilling, Anneliese Garvin, and Norbert Anthes.
Fritz worked for 60 years in the concrete products industry, 22 years with Glass Mountain Block (Tulelake, CA/Carson City, NV) and then 38 years with Basalite Concrete Products (Napa and Dixon, CA) retiring in 2017. He loved the industry and all the people in it. He was extremely dedicated to making Basalite successful. He was a key manufacturing manager and led and participated in numerous manufacturing projects as Basalite expanded over the years. Fritz touched many Basalite lives throughout his career as he was always willing to pass on his knowledge. Fritz has left our world, but there are signs of his existence in every Basalite facility and in the hearts of his coworkers. His work ethic was unparalleled, and he epitomized the “Basalite way of doing things.”
Fritz was known by friends and neighbors for his well-tended yard, flowers and garden. In addition, he spent much of his free time on projects at his home or helping friends and family with their projects.
Fritz and his wife Josey loved to travel. Their travels often included visiting beloved family and friends in both Germany and Switzerland.
A memorial service will be held Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at Tulocay Cemetery Funeral Home, 411 Coombsville Rd. in Napa. A reception will follow in the “reception room”. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Collabria Care Hospice in Napa or the Alzheimer’s Association.
Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Sullivan died peacefully on Dec. 3, 2019, surrounded by family at her home in Napa. Libby was born in Kansas City, MO, and spent her childhood there, she later moved with her family to the Washington, D.C. area, where she lived for many years. Recipient of a bachelor of arts degree from Portland State Univ. in Oregon, she later became involved in the art & film scenes in Los Angeles, Aspen, and San Francisco, and the nonprofit community in Aspen, accumulating a wide circle of friends and admirers along the way. Libby spent most of her time in Aspen over the last 30 years, before moving permanently to Napa in 2016. She is survived by six siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving friends across the country. Libby will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, optimism and beauty; she will be forever missed.