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California Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 531

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

Jessie Jewel Spears
Jessie Jewel Spears died May
6, 2008. Her husband Jim was by
her side.
She was born July 19, 1946.
Jessie’s passion in life was her art.
She was the owner of Studio S, a
local art studio for ten years. She
was known to many as an amazing
and talented artist. Jessie attended
Cedar Grove Church in
Livermore on a regular basis until
her illness.
Jessie is survived by her husband
of 39 years, Jim; their sons
Brian and Dave, all of Livermore.
She was preceded in death by her
brother, Teddy Barnett.
No services are pending.
Arrangements by Callaghan

James Menard Leblanc
James Menard Leblanc, a
longtime Livermore resident,
died Wednesday, June 30, 2010,
at the age of 85.
He was born February 27,
1925, in Paducah, Kentucky, to
George Remi and Marguerite
Calloway Leblanc, and grew up
in Monroe, Louisiana. His interest
in science led him to finish
high school and begin a higher
education at the age of 16. During
World War II, he served in
the Army Air Corps as a transport
pilot in the Pacific. After the war,
he enrolled at the University of
Michigan, where he received his
Ph.D. in physics in 1954. Most of
his professional career was spent
at the Lawrence Livermore National
Lab, where the focus of his
work shifted from experimental
physics to theoretical physics and
numerical astrophysics.
Over the years, he enjoyed
sharing his love of gardening and
fruit tree growing with friends.
After his retirement, he also
devoted more time to drawing
and painting. He volunteered in
the art therapy program and as a
friendly visitor at the VA hospital.
Through the vicissitudes of life,
he was firm in the conviction that
“His yoke is easy and His burden
is light.”
He is survived by his wife of
49 years, Mary Brice Leblanc,
children Mary, Anne, James,
and Elizabeth, and grandchildren
Charles, Sonja, and Samuel
Frayne. He was preceded in death
by his brother, George, and
daughter Clare.
Arrangements by Callaghan

Doralee Marie Cardoza
Doralee Cardoza was born on
February 18, 1935 in Livermore
and passed away on June 27, 2010
at the age of 75. As a lifetime
resident of Livermore, Doralee
attended 5th Street Elementary
School followed by graduation
from Livermore High School in
1952. She was a member of
St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Doralee worked as an usher at
The Vine Theatre as well as a
telephone operator at Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory.
She most recently worked as
a postal carrier for the United
States Postal Service in Pleasanton,
CA. Doralee was an
avid reader and greatly enjoyed
gardening, fishing, creating silk
floral arrangements as well as
Doralee was preceded in death
by her husband Paul who passed
away in 2006. She is also preceded
in death by her parents
Jack and Venita, as well as brothers
Phil and Bob Sanders.
Doralee is survived by her son
Paul “Joey” Cardoza of Chester,
CA, daughter Janet (J.J) Miller
of Manteca, CA, and son Glen
(Ginamarie) Cardoza of Livermore.
She is also survived by her
sister Jean Robinson of Sutherlin,
OR, sister-in-law Carol Murray
of Livermore, brother-in-law
Russell Cardoza of Oakdale,
Ca, as well as numerous nieces,
Memorial services were held
on July 6 in Livermore. In lieu
of flowers Doralee’s family
request that donations be made
in Doralee’s name to the American
Diabetes Association, 1701
North Beauregard Street Alexandria,
VA 22311.
Arrangements by Callaghan

Mildred Lucille Davis
Pleasanton resident Mildred
Lucille Davis passed away on
June 29, 2010 after a general deterioration
of her health. She was
an inspiration to all that had the
privilege to know her. To know
her was to love her.
Mildred was born in Murry,
Iowa on Nov. 6, 1916, and moved
to Crookston, Minnesota where
she grew up on a farm. In 1940
she moved to Berkeley, California
where she worked in retail
and lived with her roommates
and had lots of fun. She had one
child David Lawson. In 1950 she
married Jack Davis. They had a
loving marriage until his passing
in 1987. From then on she had
a very Special relationship with
her son David. She was very
active in the Mormon Church,
which she dearly loved.
Mildred is survived by her
son David Lawson of Livermore;
grandchildren Amanda Dalnoki
of Livermore and Chris Lawson
of Houston, as well as her great
grandchildren, Gracie, Ryan and
Friends and family attended
her funeral July 6 in Pleasanton.
Burial was at Los Gatos Cemetery
in San Jose.
Arrangements by Graham-
Hitch Mortuary.

Earl Peter Basso
Earl Basso was born on Dec.
20, 1928 in Livermore, CA and
Passed away on June 30, 2010
at the age of 81. The lifelong
Livermore resident was a rancher
all of his life. He enjoyed watching
baseball and spending time
with his family. Earl is preceded
in death by his wife, Elaine in 2006.
He is survived by his sons Earl
P. Basso Jr. (Joanne), Ronald A.
Basso (Sandy), Gary D. Basso
and one daughter Arlene Basso
Smith; brother Tuffy Basso;
grandchildren Eddie, Luke, Josh,
Emmy, Jamie, Kasey, Konnor
Basso, Angel Doom, and Katelin
Smith, thirteen great grandchildren,
and numerous nieces and
Mass of the Resurrection will
be celebrated on Thurs., July 8,
10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church
Hall, 458 Maple St., Livermore.
Burial to follow mass at St. Michael's
Cemetery in Livermore.
Donations can be made to
Alzheimer’s Association, PO
Box 96011, Washington DC
20090-6011 or to a charity of
Arrangements by Callaghan

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