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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 12:22 a.m.

Harriet I. Morehead
Harriet Morehead, a resident
of Livermore for 18 years, passed
away peacefully surrounded by
her family on June 28, 2010.
Her life was all about her family;
she was a loving wife, devoted
mother and doting grandmother.
Harriet was born to Harrison
and Elsie Shigley on March 20,
1933 in Chicago, Illinois. She
met her husband and lifelong
sweetheart, Richard (Dick), at
Hoffman Lake in the summer
of 1951. They were married the
following November. It was love
at first sight. They were married
less than 6 months when Dick
was drafted in May of 1952.
At the tender age of 21, Harriet
drove from Chicago to Oklahoma
to be with him during basic training.
After Dick returned from
war, Harriet worked at Time
Life Magazine as a keypunch
operator, taking the “L” train to
work. Later, she and Dick lived
in Lansing, Michigan; Allentown,
Pennsylvania; and finally
Pleasanton, California where
she worked as a media aide at
Fairlands School and afterward
for Farmers Insurance and Scales
Harriet will be deeply missed
by her loving children, Lori Cortez
of Fremont, Kathy Morehead
of Lathrop and Tracy and Robert
Stoner of Livermore; as well as
her sister and brother-in-law, Patricia
and Donald Newman. She
will also be remembered by her
grandchildren Nicole Lorenz of
Tracy, Kim and Lorenzo Souza
of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Tara and
Jeff Cayton of San Francisco,
Rachel Cortez and Eric Romero
of Fremont, and Jenny Stoner
of Livermore, as well as greatgrandchildren
Garren Harris of
Tracy, and Cyana and Lorenzo
Souza of Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
She will join her father, mother,
husband Dick, brother Harry
Shigley, and sister Janis Ireland
in God’s hands.
Services to be held at Graham
Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton at
11:00am Thursday, July 8, 2010,
followed by burial at Pleasanton
Memorial Gardens.

Edith Charline Williams-Brown
Edith Charline Williams-Brown (Charline)
passed to the next stage of life on Monday,
June 28, 2010 at Kaiser Medical
Center in Walnut Creek, CA, just
3 days short of her 83rd birthday.
She was born in Greeley, CO on
July 1, 1927 to Charles Mason
and Ina Claire Knapp. As a young
girl, she moved with her family
to Oakland, CA, where her father
opened a small, successful
grocery store, Knapp’s Market.
Charline was instrumental in
raising her two younger brothers,
Charles Jr., and Kenneth,
who called her “Sissy." Charline
graduated from University High
School, took her Bachelor of Arts
degree from San Francisco State
University and Antioch College,
and did postgraduate work at
Rosebridge Graduate School of
Integrative Psychology.
She met Donald Joseph Williams
in 1946 after he was honorably
discharged from the US
Marines, having served in the
Pacific Theatre during World War
II. They married in 1947. Five
children were born to the couple.
Dr. Williams served Murray
School District, Dublin, as the
Superintendent of Schools in the
1960s and 1970s. He predeceased
Charline in 1977.
Charline enjoyed travel. She
visited many different parts of
the world, from Mexico to Israel
to Hawaii to New Zealand and
many other places. With her family,
she spent nearly a year and a
half in American Samoa, where
Dr. Williams was 8Superintendent
of Elementary Education.
Charline taught at Samoana High
School, in addition to working
with her husband and taking
care of their children. She spent
many summers camping in the
California Redwoods with her
family. She was always excited
to discover new and interesting
experiences, sharing them with
her family and her Church.
She is survived by her second
husband, Don Brown, her five
children (Sharon Lee, Cynthia
Lynne, Chava, Brian Donn, and
Lauren Sue), eleven grandchildren
(Zev Avraham, Jessica Ann,
and Samantha Dawn Trubowitch,
Christopher Dain, Amanda
Kinshasa, Heather Claer, Brittany
Morgan, Griffin Nicholas
and Gideon Gray Williams,
and Matthew Joseph and Chloe
Charline Pennisi), and
two greatgrandchildren (Blake Mason
and Rhett Austin Williams). She
is also mourned by Don’s son,
Don Jr., and his three children,
Jordan Allegra, Aidan Paz, and
DeLaney Rose.
Throughout her life, Charline
was passionately involved with
young children and education.
She was the Director of the State
Preschool Program for the Fremont
Unified School District for
15 years. She was instrumental
in creating the Early Childhood
Education Program and the Native
American Education Program,
for which she received one
of her many honors. She taught
adult classes at Ohlone College
for many years.
Charline was a longtime
member and a pillar of Tri-Valley
Unity church. She was loved by
all for her kindness, generosity,
spirit, and joy. She participated
in almost every activity of the
She will be deeply missed by
her family and all of her friends.
See you later, Mom. We love
Memorial services will be
held at Tri-Valley Unity Church
Sunday, July 11, at 12:00 p.m.
Please join us. Call for directions
at (925)846-5235.

Steven Charles Groves
Steven Charles Grove, the
husband of Karen Groves, who
preceded him in death in 2002,
and father of Nicole Shapiro,
Passed away on September 24,
2009. He is survived by his sonin-
law, Brett Shapiro and stepgrand-
daughter, Chloe Shapiro of
Livermore; brother, Tom Groves
and family of Dublin; and sister,
Patty Groves of Porterville, CA
Steve was born in Alameda,
CA on Sept. 30, 1947 to Noah
and Mary Jane Groves. He graduated
from Alameda High School
in 1965 and has been a resident
of Livermore since 1978. His
friends and family will remember
him for his love for NASCAR
and trips to Lake Shasta.
A private Celebration of Life
Reception for friends and family
was held on October 7 at 6:30
p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family
prefers that donations be made to
the charity of choice.
Arrangements by Callaghan

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