Ronald Dewey King
Ronald Dewey King passed
away on Monday, October 26,
2009, at ValleyCare Medical
Center in Pleasanton after a
brief illness. His daughter, son
in law, and friends were at his
side. He was 72 years old.
Ron was born on September
13, 1937, in Maryland to Irma
and Dewey King. The family
moved to California in 1943,
and settled in Mountain View.
Ron came to Livermore in 1967
and lived there until his passing,
for a total of 42 years.
Ron was very proud of his
military service. He joined the
Navy in 1961, and was honorably
discharged in 1967. He served
on the USS Iwo Jima during the
Cuban Missile Crisis. While in
the navy he met the love of his
life, Encarnacion, (Cora) in the
Philippines and married her in
1964 after a whirlwind romance.
Ron was honorably discharged
from the Navy in 1967, and he
came to Livermore where his
parents had moved to in order
to get a job, and save money to
bring his bride home. Ron and
Cora adopted their only daughter,
Anna, in 1968. Ron started
working at Coast Manufacturing
in Livermore in 1965, and continued
working there when it became
Hexcel Corporation. Ron
was very proud of his work in the
Quality Assurance Department
and the materials they developed
there. Ron retired from Hexcel in
2006 after 40 years. Ron loved
to hunt, fish, camp, travel and
he was a diehard 49ers fan . He
used to make yearly treks across
the country to Virginia, or Texas,
to visit distant family and friends.
He and Cora used to spend
many weekends camping at lakes
around California, and near the
coast. Later he purchased a boat
and spent many happy years on
the delta fishing, and visiting
with friends. Ron was a man of
simple tastes, and was happiest
visiting with friends, and recalling
the old days in the Navy and
the Sea Scouts.
Ron was an extremely generous
man. His door was always
open to anyone who needed help.
Ron and Cora sponsored 3 Vietnamese
families in their home in
the 1970s, along with many
friends and family members who
were down on their luck.
Ron was preceded in death
by wife of 42 years, Encarnacion
(Cora) King in 2006. He is
survived by his daughter, Anna
Stanley of Livermore, son in
law Peter Stanley, and granddaughters’
Cassandra, Caitlin and
Arianna. He is also survived by
his brother, Jerry (Pauline) King,
and sister, Carole (Ray) Boyes,
and many nieces and nephews.
Ron will be interred at San
Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
in Gustine, on Thursday,
November 5, at 1:30 p.m. with
a lunch following at Andersen’s
Restaurant. In lieu of flowers the
family requests an act of kindness
for a neighbor, in honor of all of
Ron’s neighbors on Anza Way
in Livermore, and surrounding
streets, who gave him such
love and support in the last few
Arrangements by Callaghan
Michael B. Ferguson died at
his home October 18, 2009 in El
Dorado Hills at the age of 67.
Born May 31, 1942 and raised
in Oakland, he completed his college
degree at Cal Poly where he
excelled in basketball and track
& field. Returning to the Bay
Area after graduation with his
future bride, Pattie Lou Reber,
they settled in Livermore to begin
a life together. For 33 years, Mike
worked with Jostens as a Sales
Rep in Oakland and surrounding
schools. His intense love for
nature frequently led him to the
Sierras. He was an avid mountaineer.
His ascents included
Shasta, Whitney, Rainier, Kilimanjaro
and McKinley. Mike's
outgoing personality ingratiated
him to many.
He will be missed and is survived
by his son Jon, daughter
Kimberly, granddaughter Sierra
and grandson Skyler.
A Memorial Service was
held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009
at First Presbyterian Church in
Arrangements by Callaghan
Sandra Lee Connell, passed
away on October 30, 2009, near
her home in Pleasanton, California.
She was born September 6,
1939, in Fayetteville, Arkansas,
to John and Frances Jensen of
She attended school in Fayetteville
until her family relocated
to Dubuque in 1954.
She is survived by her parents;
her sons, John Connell and family
of Camas, WA, Jim Connell
and family of FT. Myers, FL,
her daughter, Karyn Connell of
Concord, CA; and eight grandchildren.
She is also survived
by her brother, John Jensen of
Panama City Beach, FL and her
sisters, Janis Kaufman of Hazel
Green, WI, and Julie Elliott of-
A memorial service and Mass
will be held at St. Augustine
Catholic Church. 3999 Bernal
Ave., Pleasanton at 10:00am on
Memorials may be made to St.
Jude Childrens Research Hospital,
332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis,
Arrangements are by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary. To reach
the family on-line, please visit
with Karyn Connell as subject
or at Legacy.com.
Rev. James E. Byrd Sr.
Rev. James E. Byrd, Sr. went
home to be with the Lord, on
October 31, 2009 at the age of
85. He was born on August 20,
1924 in Oklahoma to Guy and
Peaches Byrd. He loved golf and
enjoyed many other sports. He
was a Livermore resident.
He is survived by his wife
Ruby, their son James and Ramona
Byrd Jr., four grandchildren;
and three great grandchildren.
Family and friends are welcome
to attend a viewing for Rev.
Byrd on Friday, November 6,
2009 from 11-12pm with Funeral
Services held to follow at 12pm
at Sunset Community Church,
2200 Arroyo Rd, Livermore.
Burial will follow at Roselawn
Cemetery, 1240 N. Livermore
Arrangements by Callaghan
Eunice Angerame was born
November 7, 1919 in Rome,
Georgia; to Levi and Sallie
Covey and entered into rest November
1, 2009 at the Silver Oak
Manor in Livermore, CA.
Eunice was a country girl who
lived with her seven siblings on
the family farm. She married her
late husband Faustino Angerame
in February 1944. They lived
in New York until they moved
to California in 1977. She was
a parishioner of St. Michael’s
Church for many years.
Eunice is survived by her son
Anthony Angerame, daughter
Linda Darrell, grandchildren
Kristin Willis, Jennifer Vernon,
and Christopher Angerame, and
The family will be hosting a
Catholic Chapel Blessing held
Friday, November 6, 2009, 2pm
at Callaghan Mortuary 3833 East
Ave. Livermore. An inurnment
will commence immediately
following at St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Donations can me made to
the Vitas Hospice 365 Lennon
Lane, Suite 140, Walnut Creek,