Ellen J. Holgerson Belmares
September 22, 1961
April 22, 2013
Resident of Alameda
A lifelong resident of Alameda, Ellie was born to the late Mary and Harry Holgerson. Beloved wife of John Belmares and mother of Jonathan, Adam and Brandon and step mother of Alicia (Scott) O'Connell and Brian Belmares and grandmother to Riley, Matty and Stevey. She is also survived by her siblings Margaret, Tommy (Sue), MaryAnne, Kathleen (Bill), Ted (Vicki), Jim (Roberta), Rick (Jo), Susie (Ray) and Bridget (Mike), her uncle, Ed Holgerson, her mother-in-law, Maria T. Belmares, and Family and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances.
Family and friends were her greatest joy, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved cooking, rock-and-roll, and trips to Disneyland, Twain Harte and the casinos. An employee of the Alameda Unified School District, Ellie was on the Alameda Welfare Council and was a longtime member of the St. Albert's Women's Guild.
Family and friends may visit after 5:00pm on Friday, April 26th and are invited to attend the Vigil Service, also on Friday, at 7:00pm and the Funeral Mass on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11:00am, all at St. Albert's Catholic Church, 1022 Holly St., Alameda. Memorial Donations may be made to the Alameda Welfare Council.