SHARRY BAUTISTA (1942 - 2012)

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SHARRY BAUTISTA Sharry Bautista passed away on Nov. 10, 2012. She was born on Dec. 25, 1942 in Valentine, Nebraska to Joy and Orville Greene. Her little sister, Donna was born three years later. Sharry married her former husband in 1961 and had two daughters, Kelly and Stacy. She was very active in her community for many years. She served for 14 years on the Castro Valley Board of Fire Commissioners, volunteer at Laurel Grove Hospital, served as Auxiliary president for two years, and served one year on the Alameda County Grand Jury. In 1987, she met and married the love of her life, Joe Bautista. They moved to Pleasanton in 2000 into a home that Joe built. They loved to travel, especially cruising. They had been on 25 cruises, visited more than 80 countries and six continents. They had planned to go Antarctica in February. They belonged to Castlewood Country Club, where she played golf with her husband and the Castlettes. Sharry also had a great passion for gardening; spending many hours tending and nurturing the plants in her yard. One of her favorite times of the year was football season, where she would attend Raider home games and watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers play college football. Sharry loved her family and her step family with a passion. She is survived by her loving husband, Joe; two daughters: Stacy (Darryl) Chambers of Oregon and Kelly (Perry) Johnson of New Jersey. She also leaves her five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and two nieces. She also leaves her stepchildren, whom she loved as her own: Jim (Lori) Bautista of Pleasanton, Steve Bautista of Danville, and Joy (Tony) Littman of Arnold; five step-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her mother, father, and sister. Please join our family for a Celebration of Life at Castlewood Country Club, in Pleasanton, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. Sharry's request is that in lieu of flowers, that you donate to Hope Hospice, ARF, SPCA, or any animal shelter.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 17, 2012
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