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Alta Green Obituary
Alta May Green May 8, 1920 Oct. 3, 2013 Resident of Brentwood Alta passed away on October 3, in Concord, CA. Alta was born in Tacoma, WA to Theodoshia Felicia-Anne and John Wesley Everett Ledbetter on May 8, 1920. She attended Lincoln High School, Tacoma, WA, and graduated in 1938. After high school, she worked as a hair dresser. She married Herbert Edwin Green in 1942 and was a homemaker for most of her adult life. While raising 3 active daughters, she was involved in Mercer Island, WA and Naperville, IL local community organizations and activities. She enjoyed participating local neighbor-hood community and gourmet clubs. She also enjoyed gardening wherever she lived, especially roses. Alta was always a creative soul who loved observing people, and as a child of the Great Depression, could always find a frugal way to solve most any problem, from basic household plumbing to making her daughters' bridesmaid dresses. In her later life in San Jose and Brentwood, CA she became a dedicated and talented oil painter who especially enjoyed painting people. She and her husband enjoyed travelling worldwide. After she was widowed in 1981 she attended artist workshops and academies in the U.S., France and Italy. As a member of several art leagues, she won numerous awards for her work. Alta is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Edwin Green, and sisters Bernice and Junette. She is survived by her daughters, Candis Green of Tracy, Kimberly (Mike) Caskey of Escalon, and Colette (Doug) Young of Chico, and grandchildren Daniel Murdock, Christopher Caskey, Jerilynn Kenny, and Darrell Anderson, great-grandchildren Keaton and Jake Murdock and Nicholas Kenny, and sisters Frances Seyler and Leota Holbrook. Visitation will be held at Brentwood Funeral Home, 839 First Street, Brentwood, CA, 94513 on October 21, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A burial service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA on October 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Dave Kerr of Trinity United Presbyterian Church of Modesto, CA is officiating. Brentwood Funeral Home of Brentwood, CA is handling the funeral arrangements. Flowers are welcome. If preferred,, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the East Bay, 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. Condolences may be left in Alta Green's name on the online guestbook at brentwood funeral.com The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Hospice of the East Bay, Stonebrook Skilled Nursing of Concord, and Westmont of Brentwood Assisted Living for their excellent service and support while she was in their care. Brentwood Funeral Home 925-634-2171 brentwoodfuneral.com
Published in Contra Costa Times on Oct. 22, 2013
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