Walnut Creek Death Notices

Some of the people with ties to Walnut Creek who have passed away recently

Lois Ellis Barnett, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Montana.  She and her husband moved to California in 1945. She was active in the Jobs Daughter organization and a member of the Eastern Star.  Barnett died on Oct. 13 at the age of 88.

Dianne Cooley, a resident of Walnut Creek for 40 years, was a California native. She worked as an escrow officer for Fidelity National Title Company and Stewart Title Company. Cooley died on Sept. 18 in Texas at the age of 83.

Kenneth Croswell, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Oakland. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for 18 years for Pacific Bell. Croswell died on Oct. 9 at the age of 85.

Thomas Curry, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Southern California. He was city attorney in Piedmont, Livermore, San Ramon, Sonoma and Brentwood as well as an assistant attorney in Walnut Creek and Hayward. He was active in the League of California Cities and a professor of law at John F. Kennedy University. Curry died on Oct. 12 at the age of 69.

Robert Garrison, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in New Jersey. He was a career military officer who served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He worked in the real estate industry after his retirement. Garrison died on Oct. 8 at the age of 86.

Donald Poirier, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Rhode Island. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and worked in the graphic arts industry. He and his family moved to Walnut Creek in 1973. He was a lifetime member of the Elks as well as a member of the Rossmoor TGIF Club, Rossmoor Mens' Golf Club and Rossmoor Italian-American Club. Poirier died on Oct. 12 at the age of 81.

Virginia Weichert, a resident of Walnut Creek, was a published author and a founding member of the Rossmoor's Writers Club. She died on Oct. 3 at the age of 98.


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