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California Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 514

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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 12:10 a.m.

Minnie Rogers-Carroll-Tacchini
Minnie Rogers-Carroll-Tacchini
was born in Livermore on Oct. 23,
1918 and passed away in Placervillle,
CA on Feb. 16, 2009, she was 90 years
old.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Al Tacchini in 1977. She is
survived by her two sons, John Carroll
of Fernley, NV and Chuck Carroll of
Georgetown, CA; brothers, John
Rogers of Livermore, and Clarence
Rogers of Manteca, and sister, Marie
Ott of Livermore.
Services were held March 1 in
Livermore Burial will be at Willamette
National Cemetery in Portland, OR.
for interment with her husband Al.
In lieu of flowers donations can be
made to Charles Carroll, % El Dorado
Savings Bank, PO Box 1091,
Georgetown, CA 95634, to help cover
medical expenses.
Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Carolyn Jean Townes
Carolyn Jean Townes passed away
at her home in Livermore on Thursday,
Feb. 26, 2009. She was born in
Kansas City, Kansas on October 4,
1937. She was 71 years old.
Carolyn retired from Sandia National
Labratory after 30 years of service.
She loved her independence and
her cats. She was an excellent cook
and treasured time spent with her loving
grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Wayne Townes in 1993.
She is survived by her children, Randy
Kersey and Glenn Kersey both of
Livermore and Mary McKinney of
Brentwood, CA., a sister, Lila Bell of
Richmond, CA. and nine grandchildren.
In honor of Carolyn’s wishes there
will be no services held. Donations
can be made in her memory to Hope
Hospice, 6500 Dublin Blvd, Suite
100, Dublin, CA 94568.
Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Gerard (Jerry) Moliterno
Jerry Moliterno, age 94, passed
away peacefully, in the presence of his
family, on March 1, 2009. He was
born July 21, 1914 in Hazelton, PA, and lived in
New York, New Jersey, Florida, and for
the past 13 years in Brentwood, CA.
He served his country
during World War II in the Army Air
Force as a Private First Class. For
most of his life, he was self-employed,
sole proprietor of a machine repair
company and a linen rental service.
He was the beloved husband of
Peggy (Olga) Moliterno, married for
67 years, father of Arlene Thompson,
father-in-law of Phillip Thompson, of
Pleasanton, and grandfather to Taryn
and Kristyn Thompson and Taryn’s
husband Chris Flexhaug. He is also
survived by sisters Margie Moliterno
and Rose Marie Wilkersin, and many
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at
1:30 p.m. on March 8 at Graham-
Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton,
followed by a gathering at the
Thompson home. Eventual interment
will be in the Sacramento Valley National
Cemetery, Dixon, CA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations to the Moliterno
Scholarship Fund, c/o Wells Fargo,
900 Main St., Ste. 100, Pleasanton,
CA 94566.

Ampelio Figueroa Huerta
Livermore resident Ampelio
Figueroa Huerta was born on July 3,
1923 in Jalisco, MX. He passed away
on March 1, 2009 at the age of 85.
Ampelio had a long career as a
machine operator for the Southern
Pacific Railroad and retired in 1987.
Ampelio enjoyed tending to his rose
garden and kept his yard in immaculate
order. He also enjoyed listening to and
watching baseball.
He was preceded in death by his
wife of 55 years Pauline who died in
2008. His survivors include his children
Larry Rodriguez, Julie Hager,
Geraldine Rodriguez, Mercedes
Huerta Gonzalez, James Huerta, and
Michael Huerta, four siblings, ten
grandchildren and one great gandchild.
Graveside Inurnment Services will
be held on Friday, March 6, at 1 p.m.
at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery,
3885 East Ave., Livermore.
Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Miles Carl Waggoner
Miles Carl Waggoner passed away
peacefully at home with his daughters
by his side on February 26, 2009 after
a heroic battle with cancer. He was 83.
Miles was born in Ponca City
Oklahoma on December 9, 1925 to
William and Mary Waggoner. Miles
was the youngest of 5 children.
Brother, William Waggoner of Ponca
City OK, sister, Barbara Rhinehart of
Wichita KS, brother, Paul Waggoner
of San Gabriel CA, and sister, Sue
Clifton of Roswell NM, preceded him
in death.
He graduated from Ponca City
High School in 1943 and obtained a
Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from
the University of New Mexico. He
served twice in the Navy during WW2.
He then served in the Army during the
Korean War for almost 4 years, moving
to California after he was discharged
in 1956.
In California he met his future wife
Nada Slanovec on a blind date. They
dated for six months before getting
married on June 11, 1956. Miles and
Nada lived in Cupertino, , until 1959
when they moved to Livermore, where
they had resided for the last 50 years.
Miles Worked for Kaiser Aluminum
before becoming an Analytical Chemist
at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
He retired from LLNL after 25
years of employment at the young age
of 55.
He is survived by his four daughters,
Barby Waggoner of Stockton,
CA, Donna Matthew of Tracy, CA
and twin daughters Janine Pinks of
Tracy, CA and Nanette Waggoner of
Merced, CA.; grandchildren Corinne
Crosby, Nicole Hardgraves, Christopher
Bryant, Anthony Hardgraves,
Ariel Bryant, Molly Matthew, Lisa
Pinks, great grandson Jordan Colbert,
nieces Sue Ellen Lemon of Mount
Vernon WA, and Jennifer Puckett of
Stillwater OK, nephew Steven Wright
of Hollywood CA. His loving wife
Nada Waggoner and grandson Daniel
Pinks preceded him in death.
Miles was a good provider and
father to his wife and four children. He
always took two weeks off every other
summer for a family vacation trip. He
spent his leisure time and retirement
bowling, playing bridge, trips to Tahoe,
vacations to New York, Jamaica, and
an Alaskan Cruise to name a few.
Friends and family are invited to
attend a memorial service to celebrate
his life on Saturday, March 21, 2009
from 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Livermore
Pleasanton Elks Lodge, 940 Larkspur
Drive in Livermore. It is located
off of the First Street /Springtown Exit
off of 580 near the golf course.

Terrell (Terry) Givens
At age 83, this avid sports fan
Passed away at the home they built in
Livermore after “three recent strikes”
with cancer. First strike his known
lymphoma escalated in 2007; second
strike a new diagnosis of colon cancer
and his third strike the overwhelming
combination of the two. Terry also
known as “Tex” or “Bo” to his friends
& family has been a resident of Livermore
for over 60 years and the beloved
husband of Iris Givens.
Terry was born in Texas to Charles
& Jessie Givens and lived there for 9
years. He then moved to Maryland,
graduating from Bladensburg High
School where he was a star athlete in
both basketball and baseball. At age
17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to
serve during World War II. One of the
first “frogman” (now known as the
SEALS) in the “Navy Combat Demolition
Unit” he served in both the
Pacific and Atlantic War Theaters. He
was in the fleet that was sent to Japan
for protection during the signing of the
treaty with the U.S. He was proud of
his service time and has been active in
developing the history of this unique
team. He assisted with the establishment
of the Memorial to NCDU/UDT
in Arlington National Cemetery dedicated
in the memory of these brave
men.
After separating from the Navy, he
worked for the railroads at Union
Station in Washington DC until he left
to join his parents in the Bay Area. He
became an electrician with the Maritime
Commission in San Francisco
and met his wife to be, Iris Prossima.
They were married in Oakland not
long after.
In 1970, he opened Givens Electric
specializing in commercial and
industrial construction. He was very
active in the National Electrical Contractors
Association having held many
offices. Terry was named to the National
Academy of Electrical Contractors
recognizing his outstanding contributions
in their industry.
Terry is survived by his wife of
nearly 61 years, Iris and his children
Cheryl and Jim Perry, Terry and Jody
Givens and Karen Givens and his
sister Judith Kelleher. He leaves 5
grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister
Pauline Schafer, step-brother John
Givens and his parents.
Services are Friday ,March 6 at
Callaghan’s Mortuary. Viewing is
from 12 -1 pm, service at 1pm with
internment to follow at Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made to Hope Hospice, Stanford
Cancer Center or charity of choice.

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