Emily Roberta Jorge
1937 - 2021
BORN
1937
DIED
2021
Emily Symons Jorge (aka Emily Roberta Symons) age 84, long-time resident of Millbrae, died October 19, 2021.
Emily was born July 19, 1937 in Riverside, California. She grew up in the small Eastern Sierra town of Bishop, California, where she graduated from Bishop High School. She moved to Berkeley, CA to attend Armstrong Business College and met the man of her dreams, Bob, a UC Berkeley engineering student. Before long, they were married and started their family of 4 children, first in San Francisco, then San Bruno, and finally settled in their home in Millbrae, where they have resided for 55 years. Emily was active in so many activities during her life – she was a lifelong learner and took classes in art history, pottery, oil painting, and anything that interested her at Skyline Junior College. She transferred to San Francisco State University and received her B.A. in Geography in May of 1983. Emily worked at both colleges. She was an active member of AAUW, DAR, League of Women Voters, Cornish Cousins, Millbrae Lions, the "Lunch Bunch" and book clubs with Bob and friends. She was so interested in her hobbies and mastered many of them – making jewelry, birdwatching, earthquake research, painting, sewing, quilting, silk screening, running, reading, cooking, genealogy, hiking, politics, camping, traveling. She supported her children and their activities, working as Cub Scout Leader, Boy Scout volunteer, Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl Leader, Capuchino HS Band Boosters treasurer and volunteer, Millbrae Meadows Swim Club board member, and countless carpools and sporting events.
Emily is survived by her husband of nearly 65 years, Robert D. Jorge of Millbrae, daughters Valerie Hayes (Matthew) of Cupertino, Lorinda Rodrigues (Anthony) of Cupertino, and son Andrew Jorge of Milpitas. Emily loved her grandchildren, Kevin Hayes, Brandon Hayes, Spencer Rodrigues and Sierra Rodrigues, and step-granddaughter Jennifer Gilda (Chris) and their children Nolan and Emmett. Emily had one sister, Patricia Symons Lloyd Baldwin Rowbottom (Jim) of Nevada.
She was preceded in death by son Randall Jorge (November 25, 2018) of Redwood City and parents Mildred Evelyn (Wells) Symons (January 8, 2008) and Robert Francis Symons (April 19, 1958), both of Bishop, CA.
There are no services planned at this time. Donations to the Neurofibromatosis Network or Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. in San Rafael, CA can be made in her name. May Emily rest in peace and know how much she is loved.
Published by Inyo Register on Oct. 28, 2021.
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Emily loved her husband Bob and her family
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