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Lela Thut Terrill
Feb. 20, 1923-Feb. 9, 2014
Pleasanton, California

Lela Thut Gonsalves Terrill was born in Modesto, CA, to Bertie Jane Tomer of Hanford, CA, and Wilhelm Thut of Seengen, Switzerland. She was preceded in death by husbands John Gonsalves and Cliff Terrill, and son John "Bud" Gonsalves, Jr.

Lela and John Gonsalves Sr. had five other children, Larry (Bev), Jane (Steve), David (Barb), Susan, and Dennis (Kathe). She was a loving grandmother of 19 and adoring great grandmother of 26.

Lela was a phenomenal cook and was famous for her Christmas fruitcakes. She loved to bake. She was also a wonderful quilt maker and loved to cross-stitch.

Her loving and nurturing spirit and her love of talking will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Her family would like to thank everyone for their love and support, especially during Lela's final days at Parkview. She had incredible care from the Parkview caregivers and Hospice.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service and celebration of Lela's life at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Parkview Senior Assisted Living at 100 Valley Ave. with a reception immediately following in the Parkview Activities Room. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lela's memory may be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave. Suite 100, Dublin, 94568.

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