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Date: Friday, 21 November 2014, at 12:26 a.m.

Fred Baker
Fred Baker died December 28,
2007 in Pleasanton. He was 62.
Fred was born Oct. 6, 1945 in
Glendale, CA. He attended Laney
College and then served in the National
Guard. He was a retired printer
from the University of California. He
is a member of Friend of Bill W. His
hobbies include golf and family trips.
He is survived by his wife of 40
years, Mary Ellen Baker, son Kenny
(Krissy) Baker; daughter, Michelle
Baker, and a sister, Donna Smith of
Livermore, as well as numerous nieces
and nephews: Mike, John, Bob, Eddie,
Barney, LeAnn, Paul, Jolene and
Patrice. He was preceded in death by
a sister, Jackie Barnhart and his parents,
Don and Edith Baker.
A memorial service was held Jan.
4 in Pleasanton.
Donations in his name are suggested
to Valley Medical Oncology
Consultants, 5725 W. Las Positas
Blvd., Suite 100, Pleasanton, CA
94588; www.vmoc.com.
Arrangements by Graham-Hitch
Mortuary.

Rita Delores Goodwin
Rita Delores Goodwin passed
away in Tulsa, OK on December
27, 2007. She was 86.
Rita was a longtime Livermore
resident. She served as a Merchant
Seaman Cook on a ship.
She also worked in the Shipyards
in Richmond, CA as a Rosie the
Riveter. Her hobbies included
sewing, crafting and gardening,
especially her roses. She loved
Hummingbirds and her Mynah
bird.
Rita is survived by her children,
sons, Lawrence Ewaldt of
Afton, OK; Sam Strait of Joplin,
MO; daughters, Jacqueline
Malsom-Hyatt of Livingston,
CA; Jo Ann Bennett of Washington;
Lianne McKown of Flagstaff,
AZ; Leslie Ann Wright of
Modesto, CA; Jeri Lynn Simmons
of Washington, as well as numerous
grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
Rita was preceded
in death by her husband,
Harry Goodwin and sons Michael
Ewaldt in 1972 and James Ewaldt
in 2006.
Graveside services were held
Jan. 5 at Memory Gardens Cemetery,
Livermore.
Memorial Contributions may
be to Clarehouse, 7324 East 49th
Place #3, Tulsa, OK 74145,
www.clarehouse.org, 918-665-
7026.
Arrangements by Callaghan
Mortuary.

Stella Marie Martinez
Stella Marie Martinez, 40-year resident
of Livermore, died Saturday, December
29, 2007. She was 66.
Stella was born January 30, 1941,
in Salida, CO, and moved to California
in 1962. She worked at Intel Corp. for
10 years and numerous retail shops
until retirement. She was known to
many as “Stella Bella.” She enjoyed
making crafts, shopping, playing
Bunco, watching sports and spending
time with family and friends.
She lived life teaching those
around her all the values that would
later mold the lives she touched. Stella
had a sweetness that will never be
forgotten and she will live in our hearts
forever.
Stella is survived by her husband
of 45 years, Marshall J. Martinez Sr.
of Livermore, her two sons, Marshall
J. Martinez Jr. of Patterson and Vince
Martinez of Livermore, daughter
Angela (Doug) Hewey of Tracy
and their two granddaughters,
Ashleigh and Natalie. Stella was preceded
in death by her brother Herman
J. Ortiz and sister Dorothy Trujillo.
A memorial service will be held on
Thursday, January 10, 2008, at 11:00
a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church,
458 Maple St., Livermore.
The family requests donations be
sent to National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
(NOCC), at
www.ovarian.org or NOCC, 500 NE
Spanish River Blvd., Suite 8, Boca
Raton, FL 33431.
Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith, a popular swim coach
for more than 20 years, died Dec. 28,
unexpectedly at his Livermore home.
He was 46.
Over the years, Stuart coached
thousands of people both young and
old, beginner and elite. He had a lasting
influence on their lives. He was devoted
husband and father.
Stuart was preceded in death by his
mother Mary Jane Smith in 2004. He
is survived by his wife Sheri Smith
and son Hunter Smith, of Livermore,
his father Larry Smith, of San Ramon,
sister Valerie Smith of Norfolk, VA,
sister Laurie Moyer and her husband
Paul, of Spokane WA, niece Victoria
Moyer and nephew Geoffrey Moyer,
of Spokane WA, and numerous cousins.
A celebration of Stuart’s life was
held Jan. 4 at Crosswinds Church in
Dublin.
Donations in Stuart’s name may be
sent to the Exceptional Needs Network
at www.ennetwork.org. or P.O.
Box 3149, Livermore, CA 94551.
Arrangements by Callaghan Mortuary.

Don Charles Harris
At 81 years of age, Don died peacefully
at home on December 20, 2007.
He will be remembered forever as a
kind and generous man with strong
convictions and a keen wit.
Don was born February 6, 1926
and raised in Los Angeles (along with
brother Ted) where he won many state
and national tennis championships as
a teenager and was an active member
of the L.A. Tennis Club. Throughout
the years he stayed in close contact and
enjoyed his friendships with many of
his original tennis buddies. During
WWII Don joined the Air Force and
was stationed in San Francisco. He
was employed in the automobile business
for his entire professional career;
first with the Oldsmobile Division of
General Motors and later with the
Lucas Dealership Group in San Jose
before settling into retirement.
An important attribute of Don’s
life was his infectious love of music.
Jazz was his musical passion. However,
he did enjoy other styles as long
as the music was “good.” He had
extensive knowledge of the musicians
as well as their music and loved to
attend live concerts and the symphony.
He was an accomplished piano player
himself and at the age of 81 allowed
himself to admit that progressive rock
such as James Taylor and Paul Simon
had merit.
Don was also an avid golfer and in
1975 joined the Round Hill Country
Club where he enjoyed the friendship
of many fellow golfers.
Don is survived by his wife, Paul
Awtry Harris his three children, Kimberly
Harris, Kathy Welk and Chuck
Harris and his four grandchildren,
Micah, Conner, Joshua and Christian.
And of course, his beloved dog, Penny.
No formal service will be held. On
his birthday, February 6, at 2:00 p.m.
family and close friends will celebrate
his life at Round Hill with warm stories,
laughter and jazz.
Don would like to say “Thank you
for a wonderful life.”
Arrangements by Graham-Hitch
Mortuary.

Idel Frizzell Wilcox
Idel Frizzell Wilcox died December
30, 2007 at Alhambra Convalescent
Hospital in Martinez. She was 96.
Idel was born Jan. 2, 1911 in
Maysville, OK. She trained Thoroughbred
horses. She loved to read
and spend time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of
65 years, Joseph Martin Wilcox, a
son, Grady T. Wilcox of Pleasanton,
and daughters Mary Edwina Wiitala
of Pleasanton and LaVeta Jo Fagundes
of Livermore. She is also survived by
siblings, Preston Warren Frizzell,
Donald Edward Frizzell, and Ana Opal
Bates; grandchildren Carol Ann
LaDon, Nancy Heredia, Debbie Potts,
Richard Theodore and Lisa Wilcox,
seven grandchildren and one great
grandchild. She was preceded in death
by her parents Richard Warren Frizzell
and Ora Mae Colley, as well as ten
brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held January
7 in Pleasanton.
Arrangements by Graham-Hitch
Mortuary.

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