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A Nonny Mouse July 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm
A beautiful man, who gave of himself completely. So much love and deepest condolences to his wife,Read More Carmel. He will be missed by many, but by none so deeply as she.
HippieCowboy420 July 13, 2013 at 11:50 am
Rest in Peace Graygrass.
Stephanie J Little Wolf October 10, 2013 at 03:18 pm
I am so saddened to hear of this, I considered Robert's mother one of the finest people i have everRead More met. Rest in the peace of stars and rainbows Lakota brother.
Christian Kallen July 6, 2012 at 04:38 pm
I met Jane Moore when I lived across South Fitch Mountain from Camp Rose, and while I never took herRead More up on offers to try out for a play, I attended several in that little downstairs theater. When Karen and I decided (finally) to get married, in January 2006, we thought finding someplace inside made sense. It rained cats and dogs on the day we got married, but inside was warm, cozy and fun ceremony. Karen got in the pumpkin chariot from the current production of "Cinderella", I was Prince Charming (of course), and we got a local piano teacher, Michele Holland, to play "Makin' Whoopie" for the procession. It was memorable, to say the least, and Jane was so open to such unusual community use of her theater.
carol novak July 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm
All of the Camp Rose Players are grieving. We loved and respected this talented and charismaticRead More woman so very, very much! Time and again, like a glittering magnet, she drew us in to perform her yearly plays and musicals. Her show business family became our family.... her home, our home. Janes wishes were that the "show must go on" so her immediate family, with her daughter Sue Webb as director, will continue the tradition. For this we are grateful. An era has ended. Long Live Camp Rose!
Ken Dalton July 8, 2012 at 06:28 pm
My wife and I knew, and worked with Jane, for more than twenty years. Jane was a tower of calm inRead More what is a chaotic world. If you needed help, Jane was there. If you needed a nudge to achieve new heights, Jane knew just how hard to push. The Camp Rose family, Healdsburg, and her hundreds of friends through out the world will miss her warm, loving smile.
Vickie Brown June 27, 2012 at 12:41 pm
Ryan, Your friends from No Kill Sonoma County will miss you. We wish all the best on your new job.Read More I hope they let the Shelter Animals in the interview process, you'll be ruff to replace! Pawsitive thoughts being sent on your new journey!
Paul Vogt May 7, 2012 at 07:40 pm
Hi Keri, Thank you for your nice write-up about my Dad's passing. He had a long & amazingRead More life, was a wonderful husband & father, and was always known to be a real Gentleman. I am so lucky to have had him as my Dad. He will be greatly missed. Regards, Paul Vogt
Keri Brenner (Editor) May 7, 2012 at 07:43 pm
@Paul Vogt: You're very welcome. Glad I got to meet him before he died and to attend the wonderfulRead More 100th birthday party. He was quite a guy. My sympathies to you and your family.
shonnie brown January 22, 2012 at 04:47 pm
Great job of recapping the service, Ann. Thanks for doing such a thorough job. It was quite a day.
Gail Jonas January 23, 2012 at 11:10 am
Ann, you captured the collective spirit present at Clarence's memorial. In the presence of aRead More "big man" (surely he was there!), it seems we all rise up and become the best "we" we can be.
Ann Carranza January 23, 2012 at 05:23 pm
Shonnie and Gail, I enjoyed talking with you both after the service. It WAS quite a day and ClarenceRead More will be missed sorely by his family, friends and others who knew him. Gail, I agree, "In the presence of a 'big man'... it seems we all rise up and become the best 'we' we can be. May we all be blessed by knowing the "big men" and "big women" of our community.
Carol Finwall January 13, 2012 at 10:38 pm
It was touching to walk by the ballpark today and see that the flag was at half-staff. MissingRead More Clarence!
Jack Hickey January 16, 2012 at 09:39 pm
Clarence Ruonavaara was an exceptional man and remains an inspiration for those he touched. MyRead More connection with Clarence began in the 70's when I married JoLene Wilson, mother of Desiree (Desi). Desi was to become the bride of Clarence's son Jim Ruonavaara. I have been privileged to share this family with Clarence and Betty. JoLene and I, along with Clarence and Betty, were at Desi's side for the birth of Rachele Jo and Jacob Ruonavaara. We got together as a family for many holidays over the years. Clarence lost his Betty, and I lost my JoLene. I am grateful to Jim and Desi for inviting me to Clarence's 90th birthday bash. That was to be the last time I saw him, but not the last time I think of him.
Keri Brenner (Editor) January 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm
@Jack Hickey: Thanks for sharing your personal memories of Clarence. Also thanks for the very fineRead More photo of him from his 90th birthday party. Condolences to you and the entire family circle.
Lisa Hernandez December 8, 2011 at 03:56 pm
Bob was a force that made things happen. I worked with him at CPS and was proud to call him myRead More friend. Although we moved in different directions, knowing Bob changed my life and I am a better person for having known him. This man lived life- made a difference- and is gone too soon. My profound sympathies to Laura and the family. Journey well Bob and go as you lives with love.
Marie Gewirtz January 2, 2012 at 01:00 pm
Sharing a community with Bob spanning almost three decades is a rich experience beyond measure. IRead More first met him volunteering in a classroom, then cheering our children on the soccer fields, holding signs and space for peace, and most recently while practicing quieting our minds and hearts in meditation. It's hard to imagine Healdsburg without Bob Boardman. His heart so kind, his smile so wide, his ability to share so deep....ahhhhh
Gary W. Plass January 2, 2012 at 02:54 pm
I worked with Bob on many cases in the Healdsburg area. His love and compassion always was theRead More driving force behind his work. Bob was a true believer in his community and friends. Bob will be missed.
Kathleen October 6, 2011 at 11:39 pm
I grew up in Sunnyvale, just up the street from Scotty, one of the first CEOs of Apple. We used toRead More call Cupertino "Appletino" because everything was turning up Apple. Don't try to figure out if he is Edison or anyone else, just know he had great insight into what truly matters in life and how to get the most out of life and be happy.
Wayne Chinapen October 7, 2011 at 01:36 am
Well, I am someone who currently works for Apple on a contractual basis, and have for the pastRead More couple of years (crazy as it may sound, I drive there every day). I work in the Graphic Design department, and have worked directly on the presentations that Steve Jobs would make for product launches, etc. I am very familiar with the Apple product line, the history of the company, and I met the man briefly only a couple of times. I did, however, hear a multitude of stories about him from employees who have been with the company for a long time. To those who balk at the suggestion that he is in the same league as various historically significant figures, I ask you why? My work has taken me all over the world, to Asia on multiple occasions specifically for Apple, and the die hard following that Apple has is mind boggling. You would not believe the demand for anything Apple in Asia. There are parts of the Apple that, if looked at separately as individual companies, would be in the fortune 500 on their own. They revolutionized the retail market, and have taken over the phone and tablet industry (though there really isn't a tablet market, just a battle for 2nd place). They didn't invent the tablet, but their interpretation of a previously ineffective concept has literally taken over the world. Apple has the ability to create products and user experiences that remain unmatched. I don't have enough room to finish, but rest assured that I am just fine with the comparisons.
Wayne Chinapen October 7, 2011 at 01:54 am
Um, I'm not sure who you have been listening to or reading, but I have seen none of this suggestedRead More hagiography. The man was a pioneer, and a once in a (insert term for a ridiculous span of time here) talent, but I wouldn't call him a saint. Just ask anyone who worked with him... He may not have invented the computer, but he definitely altered the way you interface with one in a major way.