Name: Fern Louise JESSEN
Birth: 12 APR 1935 in Mariposa Co., California 1
Death: 5 MAR 2012 in Alameda Co., California 2
Change Date: 10 APR 2012
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - March 23, 2012
Deceased Name: Fern Gaul
CA United States
Fern Louise Gaul April 12, 1935 March 5, 2012 Resident of Alameda Fern Louise Gaul, beloved wife of Ray Gaul for 42 years, passed away on March 5th. Fern was born in Yosemite National Park. At age of seven her parents, Harry and Naomi Jessen, moved the family to Alameda. She attended Lincoln Elementary School before graduating from Alameda High School and Heald Business School.
Fern is survived by her beloved husband, Ray Gaul, her brother, Rich (Joan) Jessen, and her children Jim (Sue) Gaul, Pam (Bob) Gaul Loudy, and Gary (Robin) Gaul. She was the beloved grandmother of Janelle (Mark) Gaul Fisk, Katie (Lee) Loudy Wright, and Kristin Loudy, and great-grandmother to Amelia Wright. She was the cherished aunt of Mike (Barbara) Jessen and Cathy (Buzz) Jessen Cruce, and great aunt to Jacob, Jared, and Jenna Cruce. Nieces Teri Gaul and Tammy Gaul and nephew Jack Tillings.
Fern was dedicated and hard working in her professional life as well as in all of the organizations of which she was a member. Her favorite activities included a very active 51- year membership in Alameda Oak Leaf Chapter #8 Order of the Eastern Star where she served as Worthy Matron and Deputy Grand Matron; the Annual Reno Golf Tournaments for the Alameda County Golf Club for 24 years; the Oakland Police Golf Club for 6 years; and Fantasy Island Costumes where she enjoyed creating and making costumes and participating in the San Francisco Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fern was devoted to her family and treasured family gatherings. She was a quiet, kind, and loving woman who never had a bad word to say about anyone. She was an avid reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. She was also an international bowler, winning numerous trophies and medals.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Greer Family Mortuary, 2694 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, followed by a reception. Donations to the Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA)
Date: March 23, 2012
Father: Harry JESSEN
Mother: Naomi Elizabeth JEFFERY b: 19 DEC 1909 in California
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