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Danville Express

Community Pulse - July 24, 2009

Obituaries

Jean L. Livingston, a resident of Danville, died July 10.

She was active in the League of Women Voters, served as president of the Friends of the Arcadia Public Library, was a member of the Library Board, and with her husband, Irvin I. Livingston Jr. helped to establish the Arcadia Volunteer Service Organization. She was named Arcadia's Citizen of the Year in 1976. She and her family moved to Danville in 1980. She loved playing bridge with her friends and in tournaments, and worked as a Danville travel agent.

She is survived by her brother, Dr. Charles L. Swarts of Westminster, IL; sons Thomas Livingston of Jenkintown, PA and John Livingston of Seattle, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A private memorial service was held. Remembrances may be made to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for pediatric cancer research: www.alexslemonade.org. Grissom's Cremation & Burial Centers (925) 560-0800 www.grissomsmortuary.com

Zenobia Hatfield, a resident of Danville, died July 3 at the age of 96.

She was born April 26, 1913. She is Survived by daughters Mickey Grimm & Pat Corsetti, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Isidore's, in Danville. Donation requested to Hospice of East Bay in lieu of flowers. Wilson & Kratzer - Danville (925) 820-2999

Carolyn Lay Briggs, a resident of Diablo, died July 14 at the age of 97.

She was born August 20, 1911 in Gadsden, AL, to Mary Elizabeth Lay and Earl Lay. She was raised with a loving sister, Sarah, and an adoring brother Tracy. Carolyn's family moved to Santa Monica during her pre-teen years. This is where she later met and married her husband Eddie Briggs. They lived in Santa Monica all their married life and raised three children in what they consider a "perfect childhood." Carolyn's life was centered around her family. She was an adored daughter, sister, wife and mother.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Sarah Elizabeth Lee and her devoted husband Edmund Briggs in 1976. She will be greatly missed by her large and loving family. She is survived by her brother, Dr. Tracy Lay; her three children; Bill (Joyce) Briggs, Mary Lynn (David) Sedgwick, Carol Steppe; nieces Jeanie Stervinou, Joanne Slusser, Carolyn Lay and nephew Steve Lay; her six grandchildren and her 12 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Marian and Connie for their very loving and gentle care. A private service for family members will be held with Pastor Ed Blake officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Avon Foundation for Women would be greatly appreciated. Hull's Walnut Creek Chapel (925) 934-5400

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