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Born Oct. 2, 1924, in Paete, Laguna, Philippines, Pacita was the beloved wife of 70 years to Cenon Lapid Dimacali. She was the loving, proud mother of Cenon Jr., Pacita Jr., Cedric, Maria Consuelo (deceased), Cornelio and Clarissa; an adoring grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law; and a caring aunt and friend to many. Pacita passed away peacefully on Nov. 10, 2014, at home in Alameda, with husband and family by her side.

Pacita attained her bachelor’s degree from National University in the Philippines, where she met her husband. She earned her masters in education and was a Ph.D candidate at University of Santo Tomas.

Her proudest achievements include: serving in the World War II guerilla regiment headed by her eldest brother; as department head at Manila Science High School; as advisor to Philippine Barangay Dance Troupe; her home in Philam, Quezon City; her line- and folk dance teaching at Noble Towers and the Filipino Senior Association in Oakland; and her travels through 46 states in the U.S.

A devout Catholic, she visited the holy cities of Lourdes, Fatima, Avila, the Vatican, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Pacita was a life force for her family and in many circles, and we will miss her humor, joy and her dancing. "Enjoy yourself," she would sing, "It’s later than you think."

The family would like to thank the staff at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland, and Vitas Hospice.

Funeral services have been held.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

greermortuary.com 865-3755

David Borglum, longtime Alameda resident, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday, Oct. 31, after a serious illness.

David was a devoted family man and clergyman. His dedication to serving both his community and the greater good of humanity in the areas of spiritual development, social justice and environmental awareness brought him close to many Alamedans. He was universally liked and respected for his friendly, gentle approach with everyone and for his dedication to living a life which embraced the higher aspirations he so passionately believed in for the world. David’s life was truly a sermon lived as well as a sermon preached.

He was born in Chicago, and lived there and in Los Altos. He graduated from Los Altos High School. He then attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley. He later studied pastoral education in Chicago and pursued graduate studies at the Graduate Theological Seminary in Berkeley. In his later years, he earned a Doctor of Ministry at the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland (now Wisdom University).

He was ordained in the United Church of Christ and served in Teko, Wash., Hudson, Kan., Slinger, Wisc., and Campbellsport, Wisc.,

before answering the call which brought him and his family to Alameda, where he was the pastor at Alameda’s Home of Truth. After he left the Home of Truth, he earned his credential in adult education and began teaching classes in stress reduction, mindfulness, and happiness. He also taught adult education through Alameda Unified School District, at Mastick Senior Center, and at the Independent Way, in San Leandro. His final ministerial call was at Fremont Congregational Church in Fremont. David was and his family continues to be members of First Congregational Church of Alameda.

David is survived by his wife of 26 years, Robbie, and his two children, Christopher Borglum of Fayetteville, Ariz. and Angela Borglum of Alameda; his brother Dale Borglum and nephew Declan Borglum of Fairfax; as well as extended family in Illinois and Wisconsin.

David also leaves behind many friends and associates who came to know him through his various affiliations and activities. His warmth and genuine interest in his fellows plus his wry, witty sense of humor endeared him to his friends. He will be especially missed by those who shared his company in the men’s groups in which he took part.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave. (at Chestnut) in Alameda.

The family requests that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the organization of your choice or to Roberta Borglum for an educational fund for his daughter, Angela.

Bette passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Alameda.

She was born in Gloucester, Mass., grew up in Quincy, Mass., and graduated from Quincy High School in 1940. Bette married William John "Jack" Owens on July 14, 1945, and they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary last summer. Bette worked at the Granite Trust Company in Quincy prior to her marriage and then became a homemaker. The couple lived in Hingham, Mass., for 48 years, where they were parishioners of Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. Bette was also a member of the Hingham Historical Society.

In 2000 Bette and Jack moved to Alameda, to be closer to their daughter and two granddaughters. In Alameda they joined Christ Episcopal Church and also became members of Trinity Seniors at Trinity Lutheran Church. Bette enjoyed sewing, stenciling, baking desserts and, most of all, being with her granddaughters.

Bette is survived by her husband Jack Owens, her son Malcolm Owens of Castro Valley, her daughter Meredith Owens and her two granddaughters Anna Tai Owens and Mei Liu Owens, all of Alameda.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. in Alameda. There will be a gathering in the church social hall after the service.

Donations may be made in her memory to Bay Area Adoption Services in Mountain View, or Half the Sky Foundation in Berkeley.

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