Obituaries

William Dayton Alexander

3 July 2017

William Dayton Alexander, 98, died on July 3, 2017. William was a native of Englewood, NJ and a graduate of Columbia University. He was a 5-year WWII Army veteran who served honorably in the Air Forces, activated several Control Offices in the U.S. and Europe for Air Transport Command; Major USAF retired.

James J. McVey

2 November 1946 - 30 June 2017

James J. McVey, 70, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2017, surrounded by his loving family singing sweet songs and quietly reminiscing of his life well lived.

Astrid Austerfield

25 June 2017

Astrid Austerfield, aged 71, passed away on June 25, 2017, in Capetown, South Africa where she retired after 20 years of service with Saudi Aramco.

Barbara Hauke

24 June 2017

Former Aramcon Barbara Hauke passed away June 24, 2017 in Arizona. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and had been working on her PhD in Literacy.

Damas Rodriguez, Jr.

14 September 1945 - 15 June 2017

Damas Rodriguez, Jr. went to be with the Lord on June 15, 2017. He was born September 14, 1945 in Benavides, Texas to his parents Damas & Maria Rodriguez. He went to San Diego High School and graduated 1964; he then went on to receive a degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&I University in 1969.

John L. McBride

13 February 1918 - 15 June 2017

Long time Bay Area resident John L. McBride passed away June 15, 2017 eight months shy of his 100th birthday. He lived a long and fully engaged life - having sailed the South Seas as an eighteen year old sea scout in 1936, serving as a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps during World War II, working briefly for ARAMCO and United Airlines before embarking on a 31 year career at the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland.

Bonnie Hollis Jarrard

16 August 1927 - 12 June 2017

Bonnie Hollis Jarrard, 89, died peacefully on Monday, June 12, 2017. She was predeceased by her parents, Ethel Williams Hollis and Raleigh William Hollis; and by her sister, Anne Exline. Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Melissa and her husband, Nidal; her grandson, Eric and his wife, Amber.

Fred W. Squires

11 June 2017

Most beloved Fred W. Squires passed peacefully on June 11, 2017 as a result of a stroke. Born in Los Angeles in July 1933, he was raised in Miami and graduated in 1951 from Miami Edison HS, where he participated in sports and was a member of the BF's.

John Wheeler

15 January 1929 - 11 June 2017

John Wheeler, surrounded by loving family, passed away from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was in the U.S. Airforce from 1946-1949. In 1953, he graduated from Texas A&M as a geological and petroleum engineer.

Dorothy Ann Albrecht McCarthy

13 March 1944 - 9 June 2017

Dorothy taught in Dhahran elementary schools from 1976-1981 and was a Dhahran Girl Scout leader. In 1981 she moved to Houston, Texas with her husband, Duane and continued teaching until 1993. While teaching in Houston, she was awarded the Crystal Apple Teacher of the Year. She is survived by her husband and children Kristi and Daniel.

John David Yarbrough

15 December 1939 - 4 June 2017

John David Yarbrough, age 77, Architect, of Austin, Texas, passed into eternal rest on June 4, 2017. Davis is survived by his younger brother Robert M. and wife Beth Yarbrough of North Carolina, and preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Frances Marie Fagala Yarbrough, of Dallas, Texas.

Jon Dwight Markham

22 June 1940 - 30 May 2017

Jon Dwight Markham, 76, of Lake Leelanau, passed away May 30, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. Jon was born June 22, 1940 in Odessa, Texas the son of Dwight "Pete" Laborn Markham and Marian (Strange) Markham.