August 1, 1935 July 3, 2012
Veola passed away after a long illness surrounded by family and friends. Born in Clarksville Texas to Esther and Thelma Heard. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Charles Joseph Sr., and their children, Charles Joseph Jr., and Cheryl Lynn Anderson (Glenn).
Charles and Veola married in 1953 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Veola is preceded in death by her father, Thelma, mother Esther V.; sisters Doris Jean, Imogene, Ruby, Thelma, Jeralene, and survived by her husband, children and grandchildren: DeVon, Charles Joseph III, Charles Anderson Goodman, Holly Marie, Robert Glenn, Brearma Marie and Laila Josephine; as well as her sisters Virgil Price, Hattie Wadley- Garmon and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Veola graduated from St. Joseph's Nursing School as a LPN, then graduated from Regina School of Nursing with Honors and became a RN. Veola practiced the nursing profession for over 40 years. For 25 years she worked for Mercy Hospice Bereavement and Spiritual Support Services as a nurse and supervisor. In the late 90s, Veola set up practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Sacramento. She retired in 2000.
Her love for God, her family and her service and ministry to others was unconditional and full of compassion. She will be missed and always remembered.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Northern California
- 1060 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043.
A visitation will be held Thursday, July 12th 4:00-8:00 p.m., and a Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 13th at 11:00 a.m. at Reichert's Funeral Home 7320 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, CA 95610 (916) 729-2229
Published in The Sacramento Bee on July 13, 2012