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.

Sept. 7, 1987 – Feb. 23, 2014 Resident of Alameda

Born in Alameda, on Sept. 7, 1987, to Clifford and Sally Lancaster, Jackson passed away on Feb. 23, 2014, at the age of 26. Jackson is survived by his five siblings, Alec, Lila, Ivan, Joseph, and Chelsea.

He was preceded in death by his younger brother, Troy. Jackson was raised in Alameda, and he attended Lincoln Middle School, Alameda High School, and Island High School. Family and friends are invited to attend the Visitation on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church at 3108 Van Buren St., Alameda.

A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. A reception will follow immediately after the service at St. Philip Neri Hall. Internment will take place at 2 p.m. at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd. in Hayward.

Greer Family Mortuary and Cremation Services FD 1408 www.greermortuary.com 865-3755

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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