Beth Murray McCain, age 92, former resident of Alameda, passed away on Feb. 8, 2014, surrounded by those that loved her. She was born Sept. 24, 1921, in Wellsville, Utah. She grew up on the family farm until age 16, when she began the life journey that brought her to Alameda where she raised her family.
In 1985 she retired from the Alameda Hospital after 23 years service. She was a loving and devoted first caregiver to hundreds of Alameda babies and their mothers during that period. Beth will be missed by her loving sister, Janice Parker, of Hyrum, Utah, who comforted her until the end; her children and their spouses: Dianne Rodrigues (Philip DePietro) of Alameda, Donald Rodrigues (Mona) of Alameda, and Cheryl Fergen of San Lorenzo; Grandchildren: Noah DePietro, John Butler, Neal Rodrigues, Louis Rodrigues and Martin Rodrigues; sisters-in-law: Barbara Murray and AngelaMurray; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert McCain; parents Luther Parker Murray and Geneva (Morris) Murray; three brothers: Lee Murray, Keith Murray and Derlin Murray; sonin- law, Michael Fergen, and dear friend, Ethel Rossiter. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing and memorial service at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online by visiting www. oakland.chapelofthechimes.com. In lieu of flowers, plant an extra tomato plant in your garden in memory of the best mom ever.
Resident of Alameda Born in Daly City, Patricia lived and passed away peacefully in Alameda. She was the beloved partner of Brad Miner and sister of Sue Mason. Patricia worked for Sybase as a technical writer and enjoyed travel, sports, music and auto racing, was a supporter of the Humane Society and had a special affection for all things hippo.
Private services will be held, and online condolences may be shared at www.greermortuary. com. Donations in Patricia’s memory may be made to the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter, 1590 Fortmann Way, Alameda, CA 94501.
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Longtime Alameda Resident Pamela MacDonald passed away unexpectedly in Fremont Feb. 7, 2014. Loving wife for 44 years to Daniel “Dan” MacDonald of Alameda. She was the daughter of the Evelyn (Lou Abrams) and Sol Segal, who preceded her in death, the loving mother of Tracy and Drew MacDonald (Corina) and sister of Richard Segal, and Jackie St. John (Michael). She is also survived by many dear nieces and nephews. She had a long successful career with Bright Now Dental in Oakland and was a district manager for the last nine years before her retirement. Once retired she travelled the world with the love of her life, Dan, spending time together and enjoying each other’s company with their friends. Cruises were planned and enjoyed. She loved Alameda, and she belonged to a few “Ladies Groups” of friends who met regularly. Pam was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Services were attended by friends and family yesterday at Temple Israel in Alameda. Private interment.
For further information, call Harry W. Greer Funeral Director (FDR 745). Alameda Funeral & Cremation Services – FD 2139 1415 Oak St. (510) 522-6020