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Kathleen Rapp Bacon Resident of Iowa City, IA Formerly of San Mateo, CA, age 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Briarwood Health Care Center. Kathleen was born on August 1, 1914 in San Mateo, CA, the daughter of William A. and Katherine (Foye) Rapp. On September 24, 1938, Kathleen married John E. Bacon in Carmel Mission, CA. Kathleen was a woman with many talents and interests. Above all, she was devoted to her husband, her two sons, and her extended family. She was a gifted writer who contributed her writing skills to the numerous charitable, school, civic and church groups for which she volunteered, and she also published articles in magazines and newspapers. Other hobbies included reading, golf, bridge, needlepoint, sewing, entertaining friends, and following her beloved San Francisco Giants, 49ers, and the Stanford Cardinal. She had many close friends, including a core group from her college days who stayed in touch with one another throughout their lives. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 1934 and she was a member of the Alphi Phi sorority. Kaye moved to Iowa in 2002 to be closer to family. She loved her adopted home and especially enjoyed the changing seasons and the wonderful people she met, including those who helped her live independently for so long and those who cared for her lovingly at the end of her life. Survivors include her two sons, John (Rosetta) Bacon of Flemington, NJ and Robert (Dianne McBrien) of Iowa City, IA; five grandchildren, Alex Bacon and Kira Bacon both of Flemington, NJ, Anna Silveira of Middletown, CT, John (Michelle) Bacon of Iowa City, IA, and Kate (Ken) Ferris of New York, NY, and five great-grandchildren, Jack, Joe, Bobby, James, and Bebe. Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband John, a brother, William A. Rapp, and a sister, Barbara Van Kuran. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 300 Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo. Interment at St. Johns Cemetery in San Mateo. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be Directed to the Staff Fund at Briarwood Health Care Center, 605 Greenwood Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com SNEIDER & SULLIVAN & O'CONNELL'S FUNERAL HOME (650) 343-1804 www.ssofunerals.com
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Nov. 6, 2013
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