87, died on Sunday, September 12, 2016 with her daughter by her side. She was born in Albany, CA on July 13, 1929. Raised and educated in Berkeley, CA. Luella was a bookkeeper for the Retail Clerks Credit Union in Vallejo, CA, a union representative for American Physicians and Dentists and architectural administrator for the Harbor Bay Isle Homeowner’s Association in Alameda, CA. She was a board member of the Berkeley Co-op, and for the Gate View Towers Homeowner’s Assoc. in Albany, CA, founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, member of Clerical Union local 29. She was a beloved Mother, friend, an avid reader, writer, gardener, poet, artist and loved her two dogs, Madison and Dolly. Luella lived in the San Francisco Bay area until retiring to Albuquerque, NM in 2002. Her daughter joined her in 2008 to care for her during her long illness. Luella is survived by sons, Stephen Zuerner of California; Stuart Hanberry of Angier, NC and daughter Lynn Worrell of Albuquerque, NM. Preceded in death by former late Husband John M. Hanberry and former late Husband Donald Zuerner. In lieu of fl owers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice of NM or Alzheimer’s Association.
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Passed away peacefully July 20, 2016. Preceded by parents, Albert and Effie Martinez, brother Donald. Survived by sisters Christella and Jaequi. Many relative and friends.
Native of San Francisco St. Peter’s Alumni, legal secretary.
Services: Aug. 31, 2016, St. Peter’s Church
10:00am – Rosary
Mass – Reception
Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery after reception.
Elsie I. Smith of San Francisco died peacefully June 13, 2016 at Peninsula Reflections in Colma at age 93.
She was born March 19, 1923 in Gonzales to Mary and Joe Sala. She graduated at King City High School in 1942, and received further education at Rudolph Schaeffer and University of Chicago schools of design.
In 1949, she founded LC Interiors on San Francisco’s Columbus Ave. During the fifties and sixties, she opened designer quality furniture showrooms on Clement and Union Sts. While Elsie Smith searched the world for fine antiques and reproductions, she commissioned skilled artisans to produce her designs. Elsie’s discerning eye in selecting unusual furniture and decorations became apparent. As a result, LC Interiors became a popular source for interior designers. Her private estate collection may be browsed at elsiesmithinc.com or by visiting her 2285 Palou Ave. warehouse showoom in San Francisco. For more info about her estate, call 415-391-0717.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Drake and Saengdao Smith of San Francisco, and sister, Irene Rider of Salinas.
Private services will be held at Holy Trinity Cemetary in Greenfield.
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Col. Alan L. Laubscher, U.S. Army (Ret.), age 80, died Monday, November 9, 2015.
Colonel Laubscher received an engineering degree from Stanford University and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1958. He retired in 1989 after 30 years of military service.
Col. Laubscher was the son of the late Carl and Myrtle Stiegler Laubscher of Millbrae, CA. Surviving are his wife, three children and one granddaughter.
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November 15, 1961- October 4, 2015
Resident of Contra Costa County passed away at the age of 53 in Walnut Creek, CA. Bryan, son of Robert McKeen (deceased) and Estelle Knowland, was born in Oakland, CA. He is survived by his twins, Kyle and Kelly McKeen (17), their mother Debbie McKeen; his mother, Helen Estelle Knowland; brother, Dr. Robert V. McKeen and sister-in-law, Sue Mckeen, their children and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bryan was a fifth generation Northern Californian. He was raised in Orinda and attended Miramonte High School where he led his team in the NCS 2A championship at the Oakland Coliseum in 1979. Bryan also played baseball, softball, basketball and golf.
Bryan attended San Diego State University and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1985. He built a successful career in land development working for the O’Brien Group, Summerhill Homes and most recently with Dutra Enterprises.
His infectious laugh and generous heart will be deeply missed. Services were held on October 17th.