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Danville Express

Community Pulse - January 18, 2008

Obituaries

Jess M.B. Mosher

Danville resident Jess M.B. Mosher died peacefully at home Jan. 7 at the age of 89.

He was born April 22, 1918. His loves were his family, ham radio and gardening. He also loved flying and spent 30 years as an executive pilot for Edgar Kaiser (Kaiser Industries), first in Michigan and after 1954 in California.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Virginia; son John and his wife Diana; daughter Carol and her husband Dennis Lawrence; daughter Becky; and granddaughter Jessica. The family will hold a private ceremony at some later time. Instead of flowers, they request that friends set aside special time to share with their own families. The family also expresses thanks to Kaiser Hospice in Martinez where donations may be sent.

Brad Lee McWilliams

Brad Lee McWilliams passed away at his home on Mt. Diablo Scenic Drive in Danville on Dec. 6 at the age of 40.

He was born Sept. 8, 1967, to Dean and Barbara McWilliams, who lived at that time in Gresham, Ore., but now live in Hidden Oaks in Danville. He attended schools in Danville, and worked as a Technical Services Manager at the family firm OSI International. He served as a Certified Recovery Staff Counselor and was actively involved in local programs. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fly-fishing, backpacking, mountain climbing, hunting, camping and skiing. He took frequent trips to Montana to fish, and backpacked in the Sierra, including climbing Mt. Shasta. He took great pride in being a conservator of nature.

He is survived by his parents; his brother David Thomas McWilliams and his fiancee Andrea Bourgeois of San Ramon; his sister Amy Susan Hess and her husband Troy of Concord; fiancee Lindsay Angelelo of Danville; and other relatives in Arizona, Oregon, New York, Colorado and California; plus special "Buddy" Mosley, his companion golden retriever.

A celebration of his life was held Dec. 14 at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to the Meditation Garden at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, Save Mount Diablo, the Save Mt. Shasta League, or area programs of choice.

Edythe D. McLaren

Danville resident Edythe D. McLaren passed away in early December and services were held Dec. 12. She was predeceased by her husband Harry B. McLaren. She is survived by three children, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

She received many flowers throughout her life and would like any donations in her name to go to Children's Hospital Oakland, 647 52nd St., Oakland 94609 or to the charity of choice.

Sharyn L. Hopkins

Alamo resident Sharyn L. Hopkins passed away Dec. 13 at the age of 66. She was born July 5, 1941.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur "Gene" Hopkins; son Gene Hopkins and his wife Rita of Oakland; daughter SteVee Coric and her husband Angelo Coric of Walnut Creek; and daughter Shaune Auzenne and her husband Michael Auzenne of Burke, Va. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter.

Services were held Dec. 14. Donations may be made in her memory to Carondelet High School, 1133 Winton Drive in Concord or De La Salle High School, 1130 Winton Drive, Concord.

Patricia M. Price

Patricia M. Price, a resident of Danville, died at the age of 68 in her bed at 3:20 a.m., Friday, Dec. 14.

She was born May 31, 1939, in San Leandro to Manuel and Mary Frades, and attended San Leandro High. She married her sweetheart, James T. Price, on Jan. 18, 1959. They raised twp daughters and enjoyed living in many places throughout the U.S. and Europe. In 1974, the family settled in Danville. She loved her family, her friends, travel, cooking, knitting, reading and laughing.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in law: Lori and Jim Watson, and Cindy and Curt Kanellis; four grandchildren; nephews and nieces; and her sister-in-law.

Pierre G. Bouret

Alamo resident Pierre G. Bouret passed away peacefully at home with his children by his side Dec. 16 after a brief illness, at the age of 83.

He was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Burlingame to French immigrants Leon and Madeline Bouret and graduated from Burlingame High, College of San Mateo, and Stanford University in 1947, with an MBA in 1949. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46 in Military Intelligence with the 46th Order of Battle Team in the Philippines and Japan, and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal. He also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Reserves from 1947-1954.

He won achievement awards from Pitney Bowes and Dictaphone Corp. where he was Western vice president of Marketing and Major Accounts. He was also a real estate broker and a VP at Whitehall-Parker Securities Inc. in San Francisco. He was a long time resident of Alamo and was a charismatic docent at the Blackhawk Auto Museum; a volunteer at the Garrett Thrift Shop of John Muir Medical Center; avid reader; he spoke French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Tagalog, Mandarin and Thai; and worked the NY Times crossword puzzle every day in ink.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marie; children Colleen Slater of Walnut Creek, Marc Bouret of Lafayette, and G. Pierre Bouret of Hanalei, Kauai; daughters-in-law Theresa Bouret and Mimsy Bouret; grandchildren, a great-grandson, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins in the Bay Area and France. A memorial Mass was celebrated Jan. 5 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Danville. Donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL 17 Chicago, IL 60601.

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