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Leonor Leones was born in Manila, Philippines, on July 1, 1925. She entered heaven’s gates on Aug. 14, 2014.

A consummate mother and homemaker, Leonor was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She and her predeceased husband Santiago celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1995. They were married for 65 years.

Leonor is survived by her children; Rudy, Carol, Ramon, Connie, Cecil, 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

A funeral service celebrating her life will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., St. Barnabas Church, 1427 Sixth St. Alameda. She will be laid in her final resting place at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon.

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

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A descendant of California pioneers, Alta was born in Hayward to Allen and Winifred Peek in 1924. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2014, at age 90. Her husband, Frederick M. Cunningham died in 1999. Her dear sister Patricia Pullman died in 1998.

Alta cherished her children, son Fred of Berkeley, and daughter, Theresa of Santa Rosa. Her much-loved brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Bobby Peek and Allen and Janice Peek also survive her.

Growing up in Castro Valley, Alta was a member of the Girl Scouts and Camp Fire Girls. Her mother Winifred was her role model. Alta excelled in sports and dance and played center on the Hayward High School field hockey team. As an adult, she played tennis with the same foursome of friends for 20 years. Alta was a true and constant supporter of the Oakland Athletics and the Golden State Warriors.

She attended UC Berkeley, class of 1946. She worked as a copy girl for the San Francisco Examiner newspaper. She also worked at the UC Berkeley Radiation Lab, where she met many leading scientists of the day.

Alta married Fred Cunningham in 1946. Fred was a naval aviator in World War II. Alta and Fred raised their two children in Berkeley and Alameda, where Fred was City Attorney. Alta began her 20-year career in the book business at The Factory and then at Walden Books in Alameda. Customers specifically sought out her book recommendations.

Alta worked actively to support Democratic Party candidates, was a member of the League of Women Voters and supported the American Civil Liberties Union. She was also active as a volunteer in the Blossom Branch of Children’s Hospital. Later in life, Alta traveled in England, France and Italy.

Alta leaves behind her remarkable nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and many dear friends in the Bay Area and in Santa Rosa.

Alta will be remembered for her hospitality and welcoming spirit. A private celebration will be held. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Emeritus of Santa Rosa and Sutter Hospice.

Donations may be made to Sutter Hospice of Santa Rosa or the Friends of the Alameda Public Library.

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Rudy Villegas passed away at home with his family by his side on Aug. 11, 2014, at the age of 88. He was born in Tracy to the late David and Rosa Villegas on Jan. 25, 1926.

Rudy worked as a foreman for E.D. Coat, Inc. for 45 years. Rudy and Sofia owned and operated The Tejano Club in Oakland for more than 30 years. He was involved in billiard and baseball leagues. He enjoyed watching sporting events, gardening and was an avid carpenter. He especially enjoyed spending time with all four generations of children in his family.

Rudy is survived by his loving wife Sofia Villegas of 71 years. They were married in Reno, Nev. on Nov. 13, 1943. Rudy is lovingly remembered by his children, Rudy (Sue) Villegas Jr., Louis (Dorothy) Villegas, Linda Castro and David Villegas; grandchildren, Cynthia Cornejo, Kathy Carrillo, Tara Mendivil, David Villegas Jr., Tina Arellano, Joseph Villegas, Sean Villegas, Jason Villegas, Bonita Pouard and Daniel Castro; 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sophie Villegas Robles, Annie Villareal and Rose Villegas. He is predeceased by his daughter, Rosie Villegas and son, Daniel Villegas.

The family wishes to extend gratitude to Kaiser Hospice in Oakland for their gentle guidance, care and support for our loved one and family members.

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