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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 12:00 a.m.

Joan Carol Farrington
Joan Carol Farrington passed
from this earth on March 21,
2008, after a long, courageous
battle with breast cancer.
Born on August 17, 1948, in
Philadelphia, to Ralph
Farrington and Carol Cornish,
Joan grew up in Needham, Massachusetts.
After attending
Mitchell Junior College and
Wagoner, Joan graduated from
Suffolk University with a BA in
Psychology. In 1981, she married
Paul Adler and moved out west
to Livermore, California, her
adoptive home where she raised
her two sons and many pets with
immense love and warmth.
A selfless servant of God all
her life, Joan held a very dear
place in her heart for her sister
Diane Farrington and the hundreds
of seniors and disabled in
her exercise classes at the Hayward
Adult School. A lifelong
love of music, an adept artistic
touch, a green thumb, and a passion
for Native American culture
characterized this special
woman. But what truly distinguished
Joan was her determination,
her unflinching faith in humanity
– summed up by her
credo, “people are people” – and,
most of all, her love, respect and
compassion towards everyone
and her devotion to her two
She is survived by her sons
Kevin Farrington Adle and
Kristopher Evans Adler and their
father Paul, her sister Diane, her
brother Bruce Farrington, cousins
Sally Farrington-Clute, Barbara
Farrington, and June
Merwin, and many wonderful
friends and relatives. She will be
missed dearly.
Arrangements by Callaghan

Pauline Lara Huerta
Livermore resident Pauline
Lara Huerta passed away on
March 31, 2008 from complications
of Diabetes, she was 81
years old.
She was born on November
15, 1926 in San Pedro. Pauline
was as a teacher aide for the Livermore
Valley Joint Unified
School District from 1970-1990.
She volunteered for the Emergency
Fund Center in the 1960’s
and as a Spanish interpreter for
the Livermore Police Department.
Her hobbies included
keeping up with current events,
reading and spending time with
her family.
She is survived by her husband
of 55 years, Ampelio F.
Huerta, and her children, Larry
Rodriguez, Julie Hager,
Geraldine Rodriguez, Mercedes
Huerta Gonzalez, James Huerta,
and Michael Huerta, four siblings,
and 10 grandchildren.
Graveside Inurnment Services
will be held on Friday, April 4,
2008 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s
Catholic Cemetery, 3885 East
Ave., Livermore.
Memorial contributions, in
lieu of flowers, may be made to
Davita Pleasanton Dialysis Center,
5720 Stoneridge Mall Rd.
Suite #160, Pleasanton, CA
Arrangements by Callaghan

Donald James Bell
Donald Bell, 53, native of
Juliette, IL, died June 22, 2008.
He was born April 19, 1955.
He served his country proudly in
the U S Army.
Don worked in Maintenance
at the Pleasanton Walmart for
nine years. He enjoyed life, dancing,
festivals, listening to oldies
music, and finding treasures at
Flea Markets.
Donald is survived by his partner
of 11 years, Faye Ponce of
Pleasanton; mother Emily Bell
of San Jose; son Tony; stepsons
Dominic Rueda and Florencio
Ponce both of Pleasanton; daughters
Monica Bell and Rosa Bell;
brothers Jerald Bell and Richard
Bell; sisters Rita Canisales,
Connie Rodriques, and Angie
Montelongo all of San Jose. He
also leaves behind five grandchildren
and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in
death by his father, Donald Bell,
A Memorial Service was held
July 2 in Pleasanton. In lieu of
flowers the family requests donations
be made to Hope Hospice,
6500 Dublin Blvd. Ste 100,
Dublin, CA 94568
Arrangements by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary.

Elton Bovey
Elton Bovey, a 48 year resident
of Pleasanton, passed away
peacefully on June 19, 2008 in
Houston, Texas. He was born
March 26, 1922.
Bovey joined the U.S Air force
in 1942 during World War II, and
then returned to his career in the
newspaper and magazine industry.
He was honored for his 35
years as Principal Officer of
Teamsters Local Union 96 of
Oakland & Local 296 of San Jose
by lifelong friend Senator Barbara
Boxer and her husband
Stewart Boxer, who once wrote a
tribute to Mr. Bovey and presented
it to the House of Representatives.
He is preceded in death by his
brother Carroll Bovey and stepdaughter
Brenda Pixley. He is
survived by his wife Gayle
Bovey, children Ronald
(Theresa) Bovey of San Jose,
Caren (Jack) Coffey of Tucson,
Dryden (Sam) McIntosh of California,
Ken (Jeanie) McIntosh of
Manteca Larry (Shirley) Allred of
Livermore, and Patricia (Ray)
Cellar of Stockton, as well as
numerous grandchildren and
great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held
June 27 in Livermore. In lieu of
flowers it was Mr. Bovey’s wish
to have memorial donations
made to the American Cancer
Society in his name.
Arrangements by Callaghan

Robert Preston Swayne
Robert Preston Swayne died
June 24, 2008.
Robert, born May 26, 1920,
was the youngest of five children
of John and Meredith Swayne.
He was born in Port Huron,
Michigan, and moved to Oakland,
CA as a young boy.
He was a graduate of Fremont
High School in Oakland (1938).
In 1941, he met and married the
love of his life, Norma. He
proudly served in the U.S. Navy
as a Sea Bee in the Pacific during
WWII. He worked for J.R. Pierce
Plumbing as a foreman plumber
and was a member of Local 444
for 60 years. He spent the last ten
years caring for his wife after she
fell ill. They recently moved to
Livermore after living in Hayward
for 58 years.
He is survived by his wife of
sixty-six years, Norma, his
daughter Linda Knoedler
(Walter) and his son, Robert
Swayne (Kathy). He is also survived
by four granddaughters
and their spouses: Karen Pagano,
Kathy Knoedler, Elizabeth
Piscotty, and Monica
Speckenheuer as well as four
great granddaughters, two
greatgrandsons, and four nieces.
His legacy to his family is one
of character, strength and faithfulness.
A private Burial Service with
Honors was held San Joaquin
Valley National Cemetery, in
Arrangements by Callaghan

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