Obituaries

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Born in San Leandro, on Dec. 3, 1925, to the late Erma (Dobbell) and Harry Nelson. Harriet passed away peacefully in Alameda on April 10, 2014, at the age of 88.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Loren Alfred Taylor, brother Harry Nelson and sister Meriam Narvaez. Harriet was the loving mother of Loren Craig Taylor, and Kandis (Michael) Gaughan; grandmother of Ryan, Nathan and Matthew Gaughan; great-grandmother of Ariella, Anneliese, Lauren and Kellan Gaughan.

She spent the majority of her life as a loving wife, mother and grandma. She was a talented seamstress and homemaker. She and Loren raised their family in Hayward, but returned to their beloved Alameda when Loren retired. After Loren’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling all over the world and taking bus trips with the Elks. She loved playing cards until her failing eyesight finally took its toll to total blindness. She was an avid A’s baseball fan and never missed an opportunity to listen to them on the radio.

She will be laid to rest with her husband at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio at a future date.
Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services   FD 1408
www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

Born in Oakland on Aug. 15, 1957, to the late Kenneth E. Taylor and Dorothy Davis Taylor, Anne passed away peacefully in Redwood City on March 31, 2014.

She was the beloved mother of Eleanore Guenon and Grace Guenon and sister of William Taylor, James Taylor, Laurel Taylor Smith and Christine Taylor McNurlin. Anne served as district director of the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408
www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

Born in Budapest, Hungary on July 25, 1937, to the late Vilma Ginzer and Joseph Csorgei. Klara passed away at her home peacefully in Alameda on March 21, 2014, with her family by her side.    

She is survived by her husband Dave Bordeaux, her brother Joseph Csorgei Jr., her sister Zsuzsana Dominik and her three children Elizabeth Leslie, Suzy Bordeaux-Johlfs and Peter Bordeaux. 

She was known as “Grandma Strawberry” to her five grandchildren whom she loved dearly: Brandon Bordeaux, Danielle Bordeaux, Britney Johlfs Dawn Leslie and Shannon Leslie. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.   

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”
— Leo Buscaglia

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services   FD 1408
www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

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