Elizabeth (Bette) Marie Owens
Resident of Alameda, CA
August 30, 1921 – October 30, 2014
Bette passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Alameda.
She was born in Gloucester, Mass., grew up in Quincy, Mass., and graduated from Quincy High School in 1940. Bette married William John (Jack) Owens on July 14, 1945, and they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary last summer. Bette worked at the Granite Trust Company in Quincy prior to her marriage and then became a homemaker. The couple lived in Hingham, Mass., for 48 years, where they were parishioners of Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church. Bette was also a member of the Hingham Historical Society.
In 2000 Bette and Jack moved to Alameda, to be closer to their daughter and two granddaughters. In Alameda they joined Christ Episcopal Church and also became members of Trinity Seniors at Trinity Lutheran Church. Bette enjoyed sewing, stenciling, baking desserts and, most of all, being with her granddaughters.
Bette is survived by her husband Jack Owens, her son Malcolm Owens of Castro Valley, her daughter Meredith Owens and her two granddaughters Anna Tai Owens and Mei Liu Owens, all of Alameda.
Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Saturday Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. in Alameda. There will be a gathering in the church social hall after the service.
Donations may be made in her memory to Bay Area Adoption Services in Mountain View, or Half the Sky Foundation in Berkeley.
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.
It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Mark Guajardo (Marco) age 63. He died at Highland Hospital on August 20th, 2014 after suffering cardiac arrest on August 10th, 2014.
Mark was born in Dallas Texas but lived most of his life in Alameda, Ca. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, who earned several commendations for his service which included: National Defense Service, Combat Infantry, Vietnam Service, Sharpshooter, Army Marksman, and two Purple Hearts.
Mark is well known for his years as a welder at the Shipyard of Alameda and most recently as the owner and operator of the Clubhouse and Cocktail Lounge in Alameda. He lovingly helped raise two daughters, Monica and Corinna. Mark was passionate about serving and supporting his fellow Veterans in any way possible. Anyone who visited and enjoyed time at The Clubhouse knows that it was about entertaining and providing his Veteran friends a place to be appreciated. So much so, that he earned several awards for his generosity and continued support.
For those that didn’t get a chance to know Mark well, he was a quick learner and could pick up most any instrument and play a tune. He was an artist and loved music of all kinds. Mark loved to travel and lived in Mexico, Hawaii and of course California. He was a born leader and loved things done his way. Mark would love if we remembered him as “the most interesting man in the world.”
Mark is survived by his mother Loyce, life partner Susan, daughters Monica and Corinna and three grandchildren, Taylor, Nicholas, and Jacqueline. Mark is also survived by his many loving and close friends and colleagues.
Mark lived his life on his terms and passionately loved the people around him. His tenacity for serving those same people will be missed for many years to come.
All are welcome to join family and friends Celebrate the life of Mark at the Clubhouse Cocktail Lounge on Sept 20th from 2 - 5pm