Obituaries

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Feb. 2, 1955 – Feb. 19, 2014

Jean Brown Schooley, 59, died in her sleep at her home in Alameda after a valiant nine-month battle with malignant, metastatic melanoma. Jean Brown lived with her older sister, Betsy Schooley, since moving to Alameda in May 2012. She was born and raised in Champaign- Urbana, Ill. JB spent her adult life in Soldotna and Kenai, Alaska, where she taught school, home-schooled her children and helped manage the family’s surveying business.

A true Alaskan in spirit and constitution, Jean Brown spent many hours carrying rebar and other heavy equipment long distances and standing in the Alaskan wilderness while surveying land for the company. Jean Brown’s parents were Frank and Eleanor Schooley, (deceased) long-time Champaign civic leaders.

She is survived by her three children, Caleb of Eugene, Ore.; Gavin of Tucson; and Sinead of Kenai, Alaska. Jean Brown is also survived by her older five siblings, as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. On Jean’s behalf, Betsy wishes to thank her wonderful caregivers, Jessie Thompson, Verna Smith, and Pathways Hospice, as well as caring neighbors Teresa Perata, Lindy Morgan, Lou Salerno, and Sandie Manzo for sharing their love with Jean Brown. Jean Brown donated her body to science. There will be no services.

Born in Boston and a resident of Alameda for 44 years, Edward Lee passed away on Feb. 15, 2014, at age 83 of dementia.

Survived by his wife, Mary Creek Lee and his daughter, Anne Marie Lee, both of whom he loved dearly. Survived also by his sisters, Ginny Lee of Mill Valley, Marie Lee of Melrose, Mass., and brother, Col. Jack Lee (Ret.) of Shreveport, La., as well as by nieces and nephews.

Former member of Teamster Local #70. A funeral mass and reception will be held at St. Albert’s Church, 1022 Holly St., on Bay Farm Island at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1.Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assn., 1060 La Avenida St., Mountain View, CA, 94043-1422.

Nov. 9, 1922 – Feb. 22, 2014 Longtime Resident of Alameda

Marjorie Taylor passed away unexpectedly in Oakland on Feb. 22, 2014, at the age of 91. She was an Oakland native and a longtime resident of Alameda.

Marjorie was a graduate of Alameda High School class of 1940 and a member of the Catholic

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