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Alice Jane Guinn (Conklin) (Wootten) Turegano passed away September 13, 2014. She was born in Portland OR on June 2, 1921, to David and Hazel Guinn. Raised in Fossil OR, Alice graduated from Wheeler High in 1939, attended Oregon State University for 1 quarter, then married Harvey Conklin (Fossil) and later Whitey Wootten (Alameda CA).

Alice is survived by two sons: Harvey (Barbara) Conklin (Portland) and David (Jean) Conklin (College Place WA), 5 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  From a later marriage to Joe Turegano Sr. she is survived by 5 step children (Joan, Gloria, Richard, Robert and Roger), 6 step grandchildren and many step great-grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Alan Guinn and Barbara Guinn Dyer and her late husband Joe.

Alice moved to the Bay Area in 1943. She retired from the Alameda Naval Air Station and she was a longtime member of BPOE.  In her earlier years she enjoyed golfing, playing cards and following youth baseball.

In 2012 she moved to Eagle Meadows Assisted Living in College Place WA; there she was known for her smile and for kidding and teasing. Though she will be missed by many, she is now at home with her Heavenly Father.

Alice requested no memorial service. She asked that remembrances be sent to Heart For Hope (a non-profit foundation which helps the less fortunate), 745 W Quince, Hermiston OR 97838. Ashes will be interred in Fossil IOOF Cemetery and Oakland Mountain View Cemetery.

Elaine passed away quietly in her sleep. She is preceded in death by her devoted husband, Clifford Mirick, and her loving daughter, Sandra Wittusen. She is survived by three grandchildren: Andrew Wittusen of Utah, Nicole Blackburn (nee Sproles) of Ohio and Heather Woods of California, as well as eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her great niece, Jamie Reilly of Alameda, who was her constant support system, confidant and companion.

Elaine was a native Alamedan who adored her El-Cliff Chateau on Bethel Island. She loved gardening, swimming and golfing. She never missed her weekly Mah Jongg games.

There will be no services per her wishes. In lieu of flowers, please send a memorial donation to your favorite charity.

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He was called to the Lord and is now at peace. Joe leaves behind his wife of 52 years Dawn; sisters Rose (Sam) Bidkaram and Carmelina Sanford; brothers Larry (Georgianna) and Frank (Terry); his brother-in-law Charles (Debora) Cantando who gave him loving and tender care in his final weeks and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was born in Birkirkara, Malta to John and Giulietta on Easter Sunday. He had a happy childhood until June 1940 when the bombs started falling on Malta. A very trying time for him and the family, but thankfully they all remained safe.

Joe and family immigrated to the U.S. in 1950. He attended Lincoln High School in San Francisco, San Francisco City College and San Francisco State University. He served in the U.S. Army and became a U.S. citizen in 1960. He met Dawn in 1960 and they were married in 1962. He was very loving, kind and generous to all.

He will be dearly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.

Private services have been held. Donations in Joe’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1060 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043-1422. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.greermortuary.com.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408

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