Danville resident Eileen Anderson died May 9 at the age of 90 of ovarian cancer, after 10 years of remission and vigorous health.
She was born April 5 in Butte, Mont. She moved to California with her widowed father at age 12, driving the 1930 Ford her non-driving father had bought for the trip. She settled in Oakland and graduated from Holy Names High School. At the age of 20 she married her neighborhood sweetheart, Thor Anderson, and they had one daughter, Carol.
She loved to sing and was a member of the Oakland Mother Singers, harmonizing in an award-winning women's barbershop quartet. Husband Thor died in 1999, and Carol and her husband John Sherrill welcomed her into their home in Danville. She blended happily into their life and was a generous and fun "Grammie" and "GG" to her four grandchildren, their spouses, and her nine great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated May 16. Donations can be made to Hospice of the East Bay; Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa County; or Eugene O'Neill Foundation Endowment Fund.
Elizabeth Martha Wellons
Elizabeth Martha Wellons died peacefully on May 12 at her home in Danville at the age of 94.
A native of Sauk Rapids, Minn., she had lived in Danville for the past 37 years. She graduated from Sauk Rapids High School and spent the last 60 years as a homemaker and wife. A faithful Christian, she was a beautiful and graceful lady who was always there to help and guide her family.
She was predeceased by her husband James Wellons and son Christopher John Wellons. She is survived by her son Peter, daughters-in-law Shuki and Linda Lea; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held May 21 at Chapel of San Ramon Valley in Danville, followed by burial at the Alamo-Lafayette District Cemetery in Alamo and a reception at the family residence.