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Charlotte Coyne Morrison

Charlotte Coyne Morrison, age 83, passed quietly on the evening of July 20th, 2017. A 57 year resident of Belvedere CA. and daughter of Thomas Roswell Coyne and Charlotte Eckhart Coyne of Chicago. “Charie” moved to California over six decades ago where she fell in love with and married Robert Wendell Morrison, of Bradford, Pennsylvania at the age of 28. Widowed at 52, she again fell in love and married Steven Robert Biggart, of San Francisco, until his death in 2005. A devoted and loving Mother, she is survived by her sons Robert Wendell Morrison, Jr, his spouse, Margaret Ethridge Morrison of Foresthill, CA and Thomas Thayer Morrison and his spouse, Sloane Perry Morrison of Burbank, CA. Step children Carry Biggart Hobson, her spouse David Hobson of Hillsboro, OR and Craig Stuart Biggart and his spouse, Veronda Ann Biggart, of Cascade MT. She is also survived by Grand children, Shaun Patrick Marshall-Morrison, his partner, Qurat U. “ Anna” Ali of Salem, OR Steven Anthony Marshall-Morrison of San Francisco, Robert W Morrison, III of San Francisco, Caroline Hobson of Hillsboro OR, Brandy Lynne Funk and Megan Nichole Pankratz of Cascade MT. She dedicated much of her adult life to charities such as the Shriner’s Hospital, Belvedere auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museum, and Sunny Hills, supported local organizations such as the Marin Garden Club and the Francisca Club, and she was an avid supporter of local entrepreneurs. Over the course of her life, she touched many souls with a generous heart. The family has requested that those wishing to honor her memory donate in her name to one of the following charities. Marin Mammal Center, The Humane Society of Marin, Saint Jude Children’s Hospital, or Habitat for Humanity.

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Serena De Bellis

Serena  de  Bellis,  age  88,  of   Sioux  Falls,  died  on  Monday,   February 6, 2017 at the Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls. According to Serena’s final wishes, she requested no memorial  service  to  be  held.    Inurnment  will  be  at  a  later  date  in   Graceland Cemetery, Madison, SD. Serena  Jane  (Rubin)  de  Bellis  was  born  in  Madison,  SD,   attended public schools in SD and in MA.  She was a violin  major, New England Conservatory, Boston, BM Magna cum  laude (1950), Simmons College, Boston, MLS (1956) and was  music  librarian  in  Quincy,  MA  (1952-57)  and  Portland,  OR   (1958-62).  She married Frank V. de Bellis of  San Francisco in  1962.  She was the curator of  the Frank V. de Bellis Collection  at San Francisco State University (1963-1989).  Serena was a  Visiting Scholar, American Academy, Rome (1987).  She was  Librarian Emerita since 1989. She was a member of  Executive Committee of  SF Chamber  Music Society; Board of  Directors, Book Club of  California;  member  of   Roxburghe  Club,  SF  Colophon  Club,  SF  Music   Library Association; Past President MLA of  N. Calif.  Produced  “Music of  the Italian Masters” weekly radio program (1968-83)  and produced public lectures, concerts, seminars, exhibitions  for the de Bellis Collection (1968-89).  Twice she was honored  by the Italian government for contributions to Italian cultural  history:  Commendatore (1976) and Ufficiale (1987).  In 1994,  she retired and moved to Sioux Falls. She  is  survived  by  her  nephew,  Richard  John  Kachel  of    Madison,  TN  and  her  niece,  Pamela  Jean  Kachel  of   Costa   Mesa, CA. Preceding  her  in  death  were  her  parents,  John  &  Luella;   husband, Frank and sister, Beverly Rubin Kachel. Weiland Funeral Chapel 320 North Egan Avenue Madison, SD 57042 (605) 256-2870

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