Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - January 15, 2010


Guadalupe "Lupe" M. Garcia

Guadalupe "Lupe" M. Garcia died peacefully Jan. 5 with her family by her side at the age of 73.

Born Dec. 27, 1936 in Santa Paula, Calif. and moved to Pleasanton with her mother and siblings.

A member of Catholic Community of Pleasanton, she graduated from Amador Valley High School in 1955. Her first job was with Bank of America located downtown. She worked for Pleasanton Unified School District for more than 30 years and in the summers at the Alameda County Fair. She volunteered at her church, while her children attended CCD at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

She touched many lives in many ways with her generosity and kindness, strength and determination throughout her life.

She is survived by her brother, Jess; two sisters, Carmen and Frances; children, Rick, Mike, Cathy (Claypool) of Livermore, Dolores (Hobaugh) of San Ramon, Ray of Pleasanton and Linda of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren with a granddaughter due any day; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Rick, who died in July.

Services were scheduled to be held Jan. 11 and 12. Burial was to follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that gifts in her memory be made to St. Elizabeth Seton, Building Fund.

DeWitt "Dee" Clinton Wilson

Surrounded by his family, DeWitt "Dee" Clinton Wilson died peacefully Jan. 11 in his home in Pleasanton.

Mr. Wilson, a former Pleasanton City Councilman (1986-1988), Planning Commissioner (1978-1986), BART director (1973-1975) and director of the Alameda County Fair Board for 36 years, is profiled in this issue's Around Pleasanton column (see page 3).

A service was scheduled to be held Jan. 14 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with burial following at Pleasanton Pioneer Cemetery.

The family requests donations be sent to the Stanford Cardiovascular Department at 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 or to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Dublin, CA 94568.


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