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Dorothy Jean (MacLeod) Childers

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Dorothy Jean (MacLeod) Childers July 5, 1918 - August 30, 2006 Age 88, passed away Wednesday, at Berkeley Pines Care Center in Berkeley, CA. Dorothy was born in Oakland, CA, the youngest and sixth child born to Warren Hastings MacLeod and Lillie Ethel Smith. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, retired Oakland Police Officer Dorran Anthony Childers Sr., who died January 3, 1999 and her brothers, Norman, Milton, Howard MacLeod and sisters, Olive MacLeod and Elsie Matteson. Devoted mother of Dorran Anthony Childers Jr. and daughter-in-law Erna of Three Rivers, CA, and Carol Jean Milldleton and son-in-law Jimmy "Pat" of Union City. Loving grandmother of Debbie Tromerhauser and her husband Glen, Wendy De Simoni and her husband Dan, Keri Morales and her husband Leroy, Lisa Ford and her husband Thomas, Chay Childers and Aleta Kirkpatrick. Great-Grandmother of Shiree Shafer, Jaclyn Stapp, Danielle and Vincent De Simoni, Anthony, Joseph and Jerrick Morales, LeyVonna, Brianna, Marsood and Malik Ford, Casun, Conner Kirkpatrick and Natasha Klang. She was an Oakland native who loved the city. She attended Edison grammar school, Westlake Jr. High and the old Oakland High School. She was a caring and sharing person with a big heart. She was known for her kindness and thoughtfulness and known to all as everyone's Grandma. Dorothy's memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew her and loved her. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 1:00p.m. Family and friends are invited to the Chapel of the Chimes Funeral Home, 4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Police Activities League, PAL - 777-8622 or Battered Women's Shelter 536-7233, in memory of Dorothy Childers.
Published in Inside Bay Area from Sept. 6 to Sept. 7, 2006
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