Harold E. Pfeifer
Harold E. Pfeifer, 78, died peacefully
on Wednesday, 27 August 2008,
after a rapid decline following several
years of treatment for prostate cancer.
Harold was born in Urbana, IL.
He graduated from the University of
Illinois and received a Master of Mechanical
Engineering from the University
of Oklahoma. Harold retired
from the US Air Force in 1972 after a
distinguished 21-year career as a B52
radar navigator and an engineer in
armament development. He retired
again in 1993 after a 21-year career at
the Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory. Harold and Jan traveled
extensively throughout the world and
enjoyed visiting with their children
and grandchildren. Harold enjoyed
golf, bowling, and bridge as well as his
many volunteer activities.
He is survived by Jan, his wife of
51 years; daughter, Terri, and her
husband, Tom, of Denver, CO; son,
John, his wife, Andrea, and their children,
Ethan and Claire, of St. Louis,
MO. He was preceded in death by his
parents and brother. Interment will be
at the National Memorial Cemetery
the Pacific in Honolulu, HI .
Memorials can be made to Our
Savior Lutheran Ministries, 1385
South Livermore Avenue, Livermore,
CA 94550, or Hospice of the East Bay,
3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill,
Kris R. Graham
Kris Robins Graham, 43, died
Thursday, August 28, 2008 at
his home in Pleasant View, Utah, of A.L.S.,
He was surrounded by his family and friends.
He was born November 20, 1964 in Ogden,
Utah, a son of Lee H. Graham
and Sheril Robins. He graduated from
Weber High School and attended Weber
Kris married his best friend and the
love of his life, Wendy Allen, on May
20, 1988 in Lake Tahoe, California.
Following their marriage, they moved
to California where Kris was introduced
to running. His first marathon
was the San Francisco Marathon. He
also completed the “Shark Test” swim
from Alcatraz. Kris and Wendy had
two children, a son Jake, and a daughter,
Kelsie, whom he loved to put in the
baby jogger and take out on his training
Kris was full of life and his endless
energy inspired so many family and
friends that whatever they were doing,
whether it was a tri-athlete event, fishing,
or skiing, it was all about how
much fun you could have and how
hard you laughed, that made it all
worthwhile. Kris was a wonderful
father and so proud of his children
who were the light of his life. He loved
to coach his kids in sports and was
very involved with their schooling.
Kris was an avid gardener who loved
to work in his yard. He loved the
outdoors and appreciated the beauty in
all of nature. His passion was running
in the hills and skiing in the mountains.
He loved the friends he made, both old
and new, at every running event he
attended. He was most proud of his
100 mile race, the Western States 100.
Kris dealt with his disease with the
same strength it takes to be a tri-athlete.
His determination to not let it get him
down, discipline to keep exercising as
much as possible, and the inner drive
to help his family for their future, will
never be forgotten.
Surviving are his wife, Wendy,
and two children, Jake and Kelsie.
Also surviving are his parents, Lee
(Mary Ellen) Graham and Sheril (Jerry)
Haddon, two brothers, Larry (Teri)
Graham and Jasson (Holly) Ackett,
and two sisters, Shirlee (Kevin) Hill
and Trina (Tommy) Brown. He was
preceded in death by one sister, Beth,
and his grandparents.
The family expresses special thanks
for the loving care by Megan, Amy,
and Mindy, of Pinnacle Hospice.
Funeral services were held Tuesday
at 11 a.m. Lindquist’s North
Ogden Mortuary, 2140 North Washington
Blvd., North Ogden, UT.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations be made to ALSA.org
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Michael Robert Hepner
Michael Robert Hepner
Passed away in Pleasanton, CA
on Nov. 22, 2008 from complications
related to heart disease.
He was 58 years old. Michael
was born in Sunbury, PA on February
25, 1950. He was a Livermore
Michael loved hunting, sports
and cooking. He was especially
known for his humor in entertaining
Michael was preceded in
death by his parents Harriett and
Peter E. Hepner. He is survived
by his wife of 32 years Ann
Hepner, his sons Michael J.
(Kara) Hepner of Livermore,
Matthew R. (Jessica) Hepner of
Fruitland Park, FL, his favorite
daughter Jennifer Hepner of
Sarasota, FL. and four grandchildren;
Isabella, Ava, Aden and
Jack. He is also survived by his
older brother Peter M. Hepner
and by his younger sister Ruth
A Celebration of Life Service
was held on Sat., Nov.29 at the
First Presbyterian Church in Livermore.
Memorial contributions can
be made to the American Heart
Association, 1710 Gilbreth Rd.,
Burlingame, CA 94010-1795.
Arrangements by Callaghan
Patricia Ann Harvey
Patricia Ann Harvey died November
11, 2008. She was 78.
Patricia was born in Minnesota
where she lived until her
early 20s. She moved to Washington,
D.C. and worked for the
Department of the Navy until
1957 prior to moving to
Coronado. In 1959, she relocated
to Northern California and lived
in San Leandro, San Ramon,
Castro Valley, Livermore, Tracy
and Manteca. Patricia worked for
the Livermore Police Department
for 15 years as a dispatcher and
Patricia enjoyed playing
bridge with her friends, following
the Oakland A's, and watching
NASCAR. Her favorite place
was Carmel, where she could
stroll with friends and enjoy the
shops and restaurants.
She is survived by a son and
daughter-in-law, Robert and Judi
Harvey, grandchildren Gregg,
Robby and Breanne of Modesto,
a brother Gregory Ewald of San
Jose, a sister Elizabeth Ann
Gonzales of Monahans, TX; and
her beloved companion
A memorial will be held at 1
p.m. on Dec. 12 in Modesto at
Big Valley Grace Church. The
family requests that donations be
made in memory of Patricia to
Hospice of San Joaquin.
Maxine Marie Smith, R.N.
Maxine Marie Smith, R.N., a
42 year resident of Pleasanton,
Passed away after a brief illness
on November 27, 2008. She was
87 years old. She was born July
Maxine proudly served as a
nurse in the Army during WWII.
She was a nurse for over 50 years
in private practice. She was a
member of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints,
Pleasanton 2nd Ward and served
a 2 year mission at the Oakland
Family History Center. Maxine
also enjoyed a hobby of growing
orchids for the past 45 years.
Maxine Smith was preceded
in death by her loving husband,
Dr. C. Reed Smith. She is survived
by her sister, Bernice
Dachenhausen, a son, Michael
Robert Becker, a daughter,
Alannah Hertle, grandchildren
Denise Snow, Robert Michael
Becker, Michaela Hertle,
Ashleigh Becker and four greatgrandchildren.
A visitation will be held
Thursday, December 4th from
5pm to 8pm at Graham-Hitch
Mortuary, 4167 First Street,
Pleasanton. A funeral service will
be held on Friday, December 5th
at noon at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2nd
Ward, 3574 Vineyard Avenue,
Pleasanton. Burial will follow at
the Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may
be made to Susan G. Komen for
the Cure, Attn: Gift Management
Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway,
Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or
the LDS Family History Center,
4766 Lincoln Way, Oakland, CA