Rest in Peace Gloria Jean Asher

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February 17th, 1927 – October 11th, 2016

Gloria Jean Asher passed away peacefully on the early morning of Tuesday October 11th in the care of her family in Hayward, California.

She was 89 years old.

Gloria was born in Ogden, Utah to Chris and Hally Rasmussen on Thursday, February 17th, 1927.  Her father Chris was a brick mason and contractor in Provo, Utah and served as the president of the Brick Layer’s Union in that town.  In her teenage years Gloria worked in Zion National Park and also sang for weddings and other occasions.

Gloria met her husband Lawrence G. Asher and they were married on August 21st, 1948.  They had three children during their marriage: Chris, Marcia, and Lawrence.  Gloria and Lawrence divorced after 14 years of marriage and Gloria went to college at Brigham Young University to obtain her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Business.  She went on to work for the many branches of the Federal Government for 20 years.

Gloria enjoyed dancing, painting, taking care of her many cats over the years (including the neighborhood strays), and hanging out with her family and grandchildren.

Gloria is survived by her daughter Marcy Santana (Hayward, CA) and son Larry Asher (Gold River, CA).  Her son Chris preceded her in death in 2012.  Gloria has three grandchildren: Jennifer, Brian, and Aaron and two great grandchildren Liam and Milo.

Gloria’s family plans to celebrate her life and scatter her ashes in Hawaii sometime in the future.  If you wish, her family requests donations in her memory towards Alzheimer’s research.`

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas with my grandson’s.
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Golden Girls Show at Victoria Theater in San Francisco with family and friends.1934825_10206621793558134_5188527655882892099_n
Every year we wear ugly Christmas sweaters.  This year they were cute.
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Flock of Seagulls and their spouses.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

I had a great time in Half Moon Bay with my daughter Jennifer, her husband Mark and my grandsons Liam and Milo on Thanksgiving.

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My son Brian traveled from Japan to Dubai.  He is traveling around the world.brian-japan
Me, Liam, Milo, Kuma and Sparky in Half Moon Bay.
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Liam and Milo my grandsons.

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Tis the season!

Wishing everyone a wonderful time during the holidays!

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Merry Christmas

milo-liam-santaMilo and Liam decorated their own Christmas sweaters.

Concerts & Festivals I attended in 2014

I attended these concerts:
* San Francisco Symphony with Brian
* Sila at The Chapel in San Francisco
* Phil Lesh and Friends at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael
* Santana at Shoreline in Mountain View
* Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
* Papa Do Run Run at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
* George Clinton at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz
* Elvin Bishop at the Marin County Fair
* Joan Jette and the Blackhearts at Marin County Fair
* Moonalice at Union Square in San Francisco
* Jackie Greene at The Fillmore in San Francisco & The Fox Theater in Oakland
* Michael Franti at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma
* Experience Hendrix tribute to Jimi Hendrix in Santa Cruz
* Wild Child, The Doors Tribute band at Sweetwater in Mill Valley
* Flock of Seagirls at Hayward Zucchini Festival & Pine Street Bar
* Johnny Mathis Christmas Show in Cupertino

I attended these festivals:
* Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis
* Himalayan Festival in Berkeley
* Carnaval in San Francisco
* Rejuvenation Festival in Santa Cruz
* Redwood Mountain Fair at Roaring Camp
* San Mateo county fair
* Fairfax Festival and Ecofair and saw Joan Baez sing and dance
* Alameda street fair
* Pride Celebration in San Francisco
* July 4th Celebration at Berkeley Marina
* Jerry Garcia Day at McClaren Park in San Francisco
* Pride Celebration in Oakland
* Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
* Burning Man Decompression Party in San Francisco
* Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay
* Grateful Dead Tribute Festival in Berkeley
* Day of the Dead in San Francisco

 

Memorial for Frank M. Robinson

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Rest in Peace Frank M. Robinson

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Franks orbit in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/06/arts/frank-m-robinson-dies-at-87-author-and-adviser-to-harvey-milk.html?_r=0

Another nice orbit about Frank today in the LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-frank-robinson-20140710-story.html

Brian is organizing a memorial for Frank at the San Francisco Women’s Building on Friday, August 8th at 7pm. This event is open to the public and we hope to see you there to celebrate the life of our friend and hero!

Me and Sparky

 

Marcy-SparkyBrian took these photos of me and Sparky at Jen and Mark’s house.
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