Obituaries

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Ada Ruth matson passed away at the age of 88 on March 22, 2014. She was born in Texas and lived most of her life as a wife to Edward R. Matson, homemaker and mother of two in Alameda. 

She is survived by her daughter Edwina Matson (Stanley Flindt), her son Robert Matson (Franca Matson-Marra), her grandchildren: Jeremey Matson Poss, Lindsay Poss, Matthew A. Flindt, Savanna Flindt, Mirella Quaranta, Antonio Quaranta and her great-grandchildren: Charlie Matson Poss, Andrea R. Flindt, Makayla Flindt, Marya Flindt, Gianni Quaranta, Melina Quaranta, Noah Dias-Quaranta, James D. Beaver and Natalia M. Beaver. 

As a widow, she resided in San Leandro for nine years. She was active for many years with Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency (DCARA). She loved family, friends, games, animals and children.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at DCARA, 1550 San Leandro Blvd., San Leandro, across the street from the Davis Street BART Station, on Saturday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. 

Stephen Teixeira, 64, passed away of a massive heart attack in Pleasanton, on March 16, 2014.

Stephen was born in Oakland on Jan. 31, 1950. He graduated from Fremont High in 1969 and became a contractor working in construction. In 1970 he met his fellow life-guard, Susan Myers, and they married in 1978 and resided in Alameda for 35 years.

In his early life, Stephen enjoyed anything that had to do with the outdoors, fishing, swimming, diving, hiking and hunting. He would often talk fondly about spending his childhood by telling stories of his adventures in the woods with his father and extended family. His love of the outdoors led him to found Boy Scout Troop 3; where as a Scout Master he assisted many Boy Scouts in earning their Eagle Awards.

After retirement Stephen took up bowling and spent many of his days in the bowling alley and every weekend participating in tournaments. One of his proudest achievements was earning his 300 ring.

Stephen is survived by his wife, Susan Myers and two children, Megan Teixeira (Barrett Clinton) and Adam Teixeira. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Natalie and Mason Clinton.
A celebration of Stephen’s life will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Harrison Recreation Center at Lincoln Park. Instead of flowers the family asks that you make donations to the American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice.

Shirley was born in Motley, Minn., the daughter of Ervin and Ethel Coen.

She passed away at home on April 25, 2014 of a heart attack with her loving son at her side. Shirley is survived by daughter, Sharon Bentley (Walt) of Visalia, son John Fryxell (Sue) of Guelph, Ontario, in Canada and son Dan Fryxell (Sarapee) of San Leandro. Her grandchildren include Christine Bentley, Matthew Bentley, Allegra Fryxell and Travis Fryxell and several nieces and nephews as well. 

Raised in Minnesota, Shirley attended secretarial school and then the University of Minnesota where she met and married Arne Fryxell. Arne and Shirley immediately moved to British Guiana and then Texas for seven years. They subsequently moved to Denver in the late 1950s, where Shirley began a successful career as a legal secretary. Shirley then lived in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, where she completed her Associates of Arts degree and worked as a Realtor. She relocated to San Diego, where she started her third career in the travel industry. She continued the travel business in Berkeley and Alameda, where she resided for the last 30 or more years. Shirley enjoyed travel, playing bridge with her friends, gardening and following her favorite teams the 49ers and the Warriors.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to The American Diabetic Association or to your favorite charity in memoriam. Services will be held at the Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St., on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. 

For further information, call Harry W. Greer, Funeral Director FDR745. Condolences and inquiries can be made at www.alamedafuneral.org or 522-6020.

Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services  FD-2139
1415 Oak St. 510-522-6020

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