Category Archives: Family

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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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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Sparky!

On Saturday, February 1, 2014, we adopted Sparky from Berkeley Humane Society.  He is a 2 year old poodle mix.  He likes kids and other dogs.  He doesn’t shed so I’m not allergic to him.  He loves to go on walks.  We are having fun with our new doggie.

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Christmas 2013

The week before Christmas I went to Frank and Brian’s house to decorate Frank’s Christmas tree.
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I took a walk around the piers in San Francisco to see the Christmas decorations.  This Burning Man art was in front of the Exploratorium.  I saw this at the Burning Man Festival a few years ago.
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DSC02756Christmas tree at Pier 39.

DSC02847Christmas morning at my daughter’s house.

DSC02848My grandson Liam excited to open his stocking.

DSC02872Liam and Milo opening their presents.

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DSC02890My mom and and grandson’s Liam and Milo.

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DSC02892Grandma Janet and Milo.

DSC02893My 87 year old mother Gloria.

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DSC02897Milo likes the rocking horse I got him.

liam-jen-miloMy daughter Jennifer and her sons.

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me-miloMe and Milo on Christmas morning.

Golden Girls

On Friday, December 13, I went to see the “Golden Girls Christmas” show in San Francisco with my daughter, son, the “Flock of Sea Girls” band and friends.  We go every year and it is hilarious.  This year we all wore ugly Christmas Sweaters.  Here are my photos:

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My son Brian and my daughter Jennifer.  Brian decorated his sweater.

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This guy made his own dress.  He was sitting in front of me.

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Jennifer’s friends.

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Brian’s friends.

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Me with my ugly Christmas sweater that I bought in Santa Cruz.

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Brian next to the Golden Girls sign at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco.

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The Golden Girls.

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DSC06403After the show we got a photo taken with the Golden Girls.  They are big guys.

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Julie, Brian and Mark.  Brian is trying out his I’m cool look.

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Me a Jennifer with the Golden Girls.  They make me look small.

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