Marcia Donzetta Taber Henry, a resident of Walnut Creek for more than 50 years, was born in Alameda County. Her artwork and ceramics were showcased at the 1939 World's Fair on Treasure Island. She belonged to the Valley Stitchers and other sewing organizers. She obtained an associate arts degree from Diablo Valley College in 1975. Henry was the co-owner of Henry's Tree Service, Octo Subdivision Maintenance and Henry's Wood Farm. She died on Oct. 16 at the age of 87.
Kathryn Kochel Jelter,a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Montana. She grew up in Idaho and lived in Southern California after marrying her husband, Earl, during World War II. They moved to Walnut Creek after the war. She volunteered for the Walnut Creek School District and for the Seniors Center. She also was part of the campaign that created the Shell Ridge Open Space area. Jelter died on Oct. 24 at the age of 95.
Henry F. Nau, a resident of Walnut Creek, served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military, he taught sciences at Campolindo and Miramonte high schools. Nau died on Oct. 14 at the age of 97.
Richard Gene Read, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Los Angeles. He attended St. Mary's College and played football there. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. Read taught and coached at Pleasant Hill High School, St. Mary's High and San Rafael High. He was also head football coach at College of Marin. Read died on Oct. 21 at the age of 84.
Charla Ruth Sutton, a resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Indiana and graduated from Armijo High School in Fairfield. She worked in the legal field for almost 40 years, including more than a decade at Contra Costa Superior Court in Martinez. Sutton died on Oct. 23 at the age of 67.