Dec. 25, 1942-Nov. 10, 2012
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Sharry Bautista passed away on Nov. 10, 2012. She was born on Dec. 25, 1942 in Valentine, Nebraska to Joy and Orville Greene. Her sister Donna was born 3 years later. Sharry married her former husband in 1961 and had 2 daughters, Kelly and Stacy. She was very active in her community for many years: serving 14 years on the Castro Valley Board of Fire Commissioners, volunteering at Laurel Grove Hospital, serving as Auxiliary president for 2 years and serving 1 year on the Alameda County Grand Jury. In 1987 she met and married the love of her life, Joe Bautista. They moved to Pleasanton in 2000 into a home that Joe built. They loved to travel, especially cruising. They had been on 25 cruises, visited more than 80 countries, 6 continents, and had planned to go Antarctica in February. They belonged to Castlewood Country Club where she played golf. She also had a great passion for gardening and spent many hours nurturing the plants in her yard. One of her favorite times of the year was football season where she would attend Raiders home games and watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers play college football. Sharry loved her family and her step family. She is survived by her loving husband, Joe; 2 daughters, Stacy (Darryl) Chambers and Kelly (Perry) Johnson. She also leaves her 5 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, 2 nieces; as well as her step children; Jim (Lori) Bautista, Steve Bautista, and Joy (Tony) Littman, 5 step-grandchildren and 5 step great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her mother, father and sister.