- Lasting Memories - Kaye Elizabeth Decker's memorial

Kaye Elizabeth Decker
Nov. 8, 1927-Nov. 3, 2019
Pleasanton, California

Kaye Elizabeth Decker passed away on Nov. 3, 2019 with family by her side. She was a beautiful and generous soul, a strong and independent woman, a marvelous mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, wife, and friend whose love made a difference in every life she touched. She is at peace now and her love and kindness live on within those blessed to have known her.

Kaye was married to Wally Decker and moved to Pleasanton in 1963. She was active in the community by serving as President of the Golden Acorn chapter of the Children’s Home Society, helping as a home room mother at her daughter’s school and working on the census in the 1970s. She had a passion for politics, cooking and charities supporting nature, animals and helping those in need. She was an avid reader and knowledgeable expert on FDR. She and Wally loved to travel abroad to Europe as well as within North America, learning and appreciating different sights, cultures and cuisine.

Kaye is survived by her daughter Courtney (Michael), son Bill (Sheila), son Dean, six grandchildren, Anna (Jake), Wendy (Jim), John (Marisa), Jeff (April), Christine, and Sean and six great-grandchildren, Anna, Sarah, Dominic, Xavier, Harper and Hudson.

A celebration of life will be held with family. Contributions in Kaye’s honor can be made to The Nature Conservancy (

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