Saturday, December 12, 2009

Remembering Alma Soost

Born on November 20, 1916, in Broderick, Calif. Passed away on December 8, 2009, surrounded by her loving family after a heroic battle with congested heart failure. Alma is survived by her daughters Carla (Andy) Marquez and Toni Johnson; her grandsons Vincent and Stephen Marquez, and Jason and Tony (Holly) Bracy; her great grandchildren Jasyona, Jason Jr., and Jeeno Bracy; and several nieces and nephews. Alma was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, LeRoy ''Bud'' Soost and her parents Angelo and Maria Bernabovi. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Louis Bernabovi, Leo Bernabovi, and Mautilio ''Curly'' Bernabovi, and her sisters Lena Bernabovi, Alba Bernabovi, Nancy DeRiso, Hazel Salcedo, and Isabelle Portale. Alma was employed by the Washington Unified School District for 40 years as a teacher and principal. She was active in Soroptimist Interntional of West Sacramento, ICF Branch 282, East Yolo Friends of the Library, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Golden Years, and the West Sacramento Historical Society. She enjoyed her sewing club, playing bridge, poker, pinochle, and bingo, and was an avid reader. Memorials preferred to Soroptimist International of West Sacramento, East Yolo Friends of the Library, or the West Sacramento Historical Society. Visitation hours will be Sunday, December 13, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. vigil service, all at RIVER CITIES FUNERAL CHAPEL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Monday, December 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, 911 Park Blvd., West Sacramento. Entombment, St. Mary's Cemetery. RIVER CITIES FUNERAL CHAPEL, 910 Soule St., West Sacramento, CA 95691.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from December 11 to December 12, 2009

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