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Letitia Alice Abel

Letitia Alice Abel Age 73, of Stockton, CA, passed away on October 21, 2009. She was born in Tacoma, WA to LeRoy and Edna (Day) Vaughn on January 20, 1936. She was raised in Tacoma, attended University of Washington and Central Washington University, then received her Masters Degree at San Francisco State University. On January 28, 1956 she was married to Douglas H. Abel in Tacoma, they soon moved to Los Angeles for ten years, then to San Rafael, CA for thirty-seven years, and for the last four years resided in Stockton. While in San Rafael she was employed by Crystal Geyser Beverage Company where she served as Director of Special Events for sixteen years, retiring in 2001. She has been an active member of Episcopal churches for many years, the Church of the Nativity in San Rafael and recently Saint Anne's Church in Stockton, where she sang in the church choir's among other activities. She was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority at the University of Washington. She enjoyed attending her children's school activities in the past, and singing. She is survived by her husband, Douglas H. Abel of Stockton; her daughter, Allison Lee Townley and her husband Dwayne of Redding, and their daughters, Erica Ann and Jocelyn Letitia Townley; and her son, Geoffrey Franklin Abel and his wife Karen of Petaluma, and their daughters, Katherine and Emily Abel. She was preceded in death by siblings, LeRoy "Foozie" Vaughn and Anna Marie Vaughn. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Church of the Nativity, 33 Ellen Drive, San Rafael, CA, with Rev. Lyn Morlan officiating. Committal will be private in Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 10850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 730, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Please sign the online registry and share memories at www.cherokeememorial.com Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 209-334-9613, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Published in Marin Independent Journal on Oct. 27, 2009
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