Born in Turlock California in1932 passed away peacefully at her home in Auburn on Friday May 3, 2013.
She is survived by loving husband, Paul; son, Tim and his wife Patty; daughter Lori Staples and her husband Hugh, grandchildren Kris, Karsten and Alex Staples, and Clare Hawkinson, as well as brother Cal and many beloved nieces and nephews and other members of her extended family.
The youngest of 7 children, Emily married Paul in 1955 and the couple lived in the San Francisco area until 1962 when they moved down the peninsula to raise a family first in Sunnyvale, and then San Carlos and finally Los Altos.
Emily was a devoted wife and mother, imaginative homemaker, enthusiastic seamstress and was active in the Foothill Covenant Church of Los Altos. In 1998 the couple retired and took up residence in Auburn so that they could be near their daughter and grandchildren.
"We are grieved at her passing, but thankful for her example, and rejoice that she now lives in her eternal home."
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Pioneer United Methodist Church 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice 11775 Education St. suite 201 Auburn, CA 95602 would be appreciated.