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Danville Express

Community Pulse - March 27, 2009

Obituaries

Lisa (Parker) Hurst

Lisa (Parker) Hurst, a resident of Alamo, died March 3 at the age of 38 after a one-year battle with brain cancer.

She was born Sept. 23, 1970, in Garden Grove and grew up in Walnut Creek and Alamo. She graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville in 1988 and earned her bachelor of arts in social science from Chico State University, where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She also spent a semester studying at the University of Seville, Spain. She completed her master's degree in counseling at Sonoma State University and worked for several years as a staffing analyst and then career counselor for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland where she met her husband Daniel Joseph Hurst (Dan). After their marriage in 2001, Lisa and Dan lived in Santa Rosa and Lake County and had a son, Nathaniel Raymond Hurst (Nate), in 2005. During graduate school, she interned at the Santa Rosa Family Services Agency where she became certified in domestic violence counseling. She had planned to put her training and experience toward a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

She was a vegetarian for nearly 25 years and became a vegan prior to the birth of her son. She loved her pets, Maggie the dog and Tommy the cat, who were both adopted from shelters. She was a natural athlete and her first athletic endeavor was as a member of the Livorna Estates swim team. She also played softball, baseball, soccer and was on her high school dance team. She loved to water ski, snow ski and was an avid runner, having competed in many 5K and 10K runs with family members. She was the artistic one in the family so whenever someone needed a card made or a poster designed, they turned to her. She also enjoyed traveling and her favorite travels were family vacations and outings.

She is survived by her loving husband Dan; adored 3-year-old son Nate; mother Martha Anthony and step-father Jim of Alamo; father David Parker and step-mother Connie of Discovery Bay; sisters Stacy Parker of Van Nuys and Jill Pfeiffer (Christian) of Alamo; brother Scott Parker (Cori) of Pleasanton; Dan's parents Larry and Cindy Hurst of Cypress; brother-in-law Phil Hurst of Long Beach; sister-in-law Emily Hurst of Los Alamitos; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family members and friends.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Wilson & Kratzer Chapel of San Ramon Valley, 825 Hartz Way, Danville. In lieu of flowers or a financial donation, her family would like people to consider making a personal contribution by adopting a pet from a shelter or cutting back on your consumption of animal products.

Armond Gene Rheault

Armond Gene Rheault, a resident of Danville, died peacefully Feb. 28 at the age of 82.

He was born April 13, 1926, in Salina, Kan., and joined the U.S. Navy in 1943. He graduated from the UC Berkeley in 1953 with a degree in civil engineering. He worked as an engineer for James M. Montgomery, Consulting Engineers for more than 40 years, starting in Pasadena and then establishing the Northern California Regional Office in 1966. He enjoyed many years of camping and fishing with his family, playing golf at Diablo Country Club and in Hawaii, and then lately meeting his friends at Osage Park. He was known for his sense of humor and love of music.

He was the beloved husband of Jeanie, his wife of 63 years; loving father of Cherie Rheault-Peperzak, Christine Rheault and K. Alan Rheault. He leaves a brother Gary Rheault and wife Kay; niece Marla Gibson; nephews Kenny and Larry Benson; sister-in-law Phyllis Benson; and three grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to his memorial service at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Gene and Jeanie Rheault Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of Hawaii, P.O. Box 9, Kapaa'au, HI 96755.

Ralph Edward Reichert Lt. Colonel, USAF, Ret.

Ralph Edward Reichert Lt. Colonel, USAF, Ret., a resident of Alamo, died peacefully after a five-year struggle with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases March 13 at the age of 89.

He met his wife in San Francisco at the start of his military career while stationed at the Presidio in 1940. He was a World War II and Korean Conflict veteran, and retired in 1961 as a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force after 21 years of service. The family then moved to Fremont where he started a second career for another 20 years working for the DeDomenico-owned Golden Grain Macaroni Co. in San Leandro. He enjoyed spending time with his loving family, golfing at Castlewood Country Club and traveling the world. He and his wife later relocated to Alamo to enjoy their retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn DeDomenico Reichert; his son, Ralph J. Reichert; his two daughters Janice Davis and Diane Ochoa; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held March 20 at Oakmont Memorial Park and Mortuary in Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill 94523, Alzheimer's Disease Research or American Parkinson's Disease Association, Inc.

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