Brett George Jensen, a resident of Alamo, died June 20 at the age of 41 after a six-month courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 11, 1967 in Walnut Creek and was a 1985 graduate of Monte Vista High School. He attended San Diego State University and became a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
He will be remembered for his uncanny ability to round up friends at a last minute's notice and fun was his middle name - he was always ready for action and adventure. He had an "anything is possible" attitude. His talent for cooking showed through the cookbook he created. He also loved conquering opportunities in farming and real estate.
He was preceded in death by his mother Sharon in April 2007. He is survived by his two daughters, Sara and Shelby; his girlfriend, Kris Doyle, and her daughters Megan and Shannon; his father, Pete; sister Kristi; brother-in-law, Jerry; and other relatives. His life was celebrated June 27 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Danville.
Paul Grant Wing
Paul Grant Wing, a former resident of Danville, died on June 13.
He was born on Dec. 9, 1957 in Charlotte, N.C. and moved to California with his family in 1963. He grew up in Danville and attended San Ramon Valley High School, Class of 1975. He attended UC Davis and graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Sara Wing. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary; his daughters, Charlotte and Sara; his brother, Tom; and his sisters, Sydney Wing and Margaret Howlett. Services will be held in Wheaton, Ill. at Hultgren Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Lillian Ruth Sheller
Lillian Ruth Sheller, 87, a resident of Danville, died Tuesday, June 10.
She was born January 7, 1921, in Ellsworth, Pa., the daughter of Eli and Mary Dobric' Sucia Shultz Bizick. She was a 1938 graduate of Ellsworth High School. During WWII, she moved to Dayton, Ohio, and was employed by the Air Force at Wright Field, in the payroll department. It was at Wright Field she met Robert. They were married on April 1, 1945. When the couple moved to Harrisburg, Pa., she enrolled and graduated from Practical Nursing School.
An avid gardener, she was a long-time member of the Carmichael Morning Garden Club, where she held numerous positions on the board. She was active in the Diablo Lodge community, and enjoyed visiting family all along the West Coast.
She is survived by her two children, Kathleen Ann Sheller McCann (John, deceased Oct. 28, 2002), of Danville and Robert Lee Sheller (Naomi Kato), of Issaquah, Wash.; three grandchildren; her brother, Paul "Zack" Bizick of Rice's Landing, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Leroy Sheller, on Nov. 15, 2001; two sisters, Dorothy Bizick Rusilko and Anna Bizick; and two brothers, George and Miller Bizick.
Her ashes will be scattered over Lake Tahoe, where Robert's have already been scattered, and the immediate family will hold private lakeside services there. A memorial gathering is also being planned in Danville in July.