Danville Express

Community Pulse - February 16, 2007


Edwige Josephine Evans

Edwige Josephine Evans, 82, a resident of Danville, passed away Feb. 5.

She was born in Moyenue, France, on Aug. 24, 1924, to August Demmerle and Katherine Henri Demmerle. She had been a resident of Danville for the past three years and prior to that lived in Alamo.

She was active in the French Resistance during World War II smuggling allied pilots back into France.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James J. Evans; daughter Jacqueline E. Ramos; son John Roger Evans; brothers Fritz and Camile Demmerle; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17, at Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Ave. in Walnut Creek. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Robert Allan Miller

Robert (Bob) Alan Miller, a resident of Diablo, passed away peacefully Jan. 28 at the age of 82.

He was born in Oakland on Nov. 14, 1924. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1945 where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He was a first lieutenant in the Navy in World War II. Bob started Pacific Rolling Door Co. in 1947 and was president for 45 years. He was a longtime member of St. Isidore's Parish and Diablo Country Club.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Miller; son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Karen Miller; son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Gina Miller; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Steven Swanson; daughter and son-in-law Teresa and Bradley Dyer; son and daughter-in-law Thomas and Ellie Miller; 13 grandchildren; sisters-in-law Anita Merkle, Dorothy McGuire, Shirley Davini; and brother-in-law David Davini.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 1 at St. Isidore's Church. Interment is at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Lafayette. Memorial gifts can be sent to the American Cancer Society for Lung Cancer Research.

Gloria Greene Kimball

Danville resident Gloria Greene Kimball passed away Feb. 5 at the age of 82.

She was born Nov. 3, 1924, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Mark Hindley Greene and Alice Amelia Dunford. She married C. Blaine Kimball on May 4, 1944, in the Salt Lake Temple. She had been a resident of California for the past 60 years.

She is remembered as a woman of character, personality and accomplishment who gave unselfishly for the welfare of others. She had striking good looks and was a joy to be around but remained modest and self-effacing.

She is survived by her husband Blaine; five children, Jeff (Kathleen) Kimball, Kathryn Carroll, Scott (Shauna) Kimball, Debbie (Dave) Briggs, Connie (Kim) Wahlen; brother Alva Greene; sister Lovinia Harmsen; 27 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 10 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Alamo Ward Chapel, on Stone Valley Road.


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