Alberta Irene "The Giver" Jaeger(1931 - 2013)

Jaeger, Alberta Irene "The Giver" 06/25/1931 ~ 07/17/2013 SAN DIEGO -- Alberta, daughter of August and Elizabeth Warneka of Waterloo, Iowa, was raised with her sister Billie Jo by their grandparents Lolela and John Ball. At 13, Alberta moved back with her mother Elizabeth and stepfather, helping to raise her half sisters Sandy and Carol. By 18, Alberta had met her love, Raymond, they married and she began her lifelong passion as his loving wife and mother to Richard, David and Kathleen. Sadly she lost her son David when he was only 21. After 60 years together, Alberta lost her beloved Ray in 2009. Alberta lived for her children as well as her wonderful grandchildren, Agustin, Katie Beth, Alex, Derek, and Arielle, and in recent years she was blessed with two great-granddaughters, Mia and Elise. Alberta was the quintessential mother, whether you called her Mom, Grandma, or Aunt Boo. Her home was where all the kids would gather. She welcomed everyone with open arms and a warm heart. She left this world peacefully in her own home surrounded by her family. She is and always be in our hearts and in our memories. Services on July 24th, at 1 p.m., at El Camino Memorial. 3953 Imperial Ave. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune from July 23 to July 29, 2013