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Phyllis "Gretchen" Schaaf Brennan
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1925
Death: Apr. 8, 2011

PHYLLIS (GRETCHEN) BRENNAN FEB 19, 1925 - APR 8, 2011 Gretchen was born in Pendleton, Oregon on Feb. 19, 1925 to Elsa & Frank Schaaf and passed away at Alexander Cohen Hospice House on April 8, 2011. She was raised in San Francisco and Oakland with her mother, her dad Seward Sorensen, 4 brothers and one sister. Among Gretchens favorite things were square dancing, golfing and cruising with her love and life partner, Bob Benton. Gretchen spent 25 years working for W.R. Grace Corporation in San Leandro while raising a family and in 1987 moved to Pollock Pines where she and Bob built their retirement home. Upon his death in 2002, she moved to Lodi and eventually to Modesto to be closer to family. Gretchen was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Charles Darr, Nils Sorensen, and sister Inger Robinson. She is survived by sons, Patrick Brennan, Robert Brennan, and daughter Kathy (Mike) Robinson; 3 grand- children, Traci (Don) Harmon, John (Diane Banks) Robinson, Todd Robinson, and her furry Golden grandson, Buddy Brennan; 4 great grand- children, Donald (Alicia) Harmon, Aubri Harmon, Heather & Ashleigh Robinson, and 2 great great-grand- children, Lindsey & Ayden Harmon; and brothers, George (Nancy) Darr and Viggo Sorensen. A celebration of Gretchen's life will be held at Franklin & Downs-McHenry Chapel at 1:30pm on Friday, April 15 with visitation beginning at 12:30pm. Interment will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Fremont, CA on Saturday, April 16 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356. www.modbee.com/obituaries
Published in the Modesto Bee from April 13 to April 14, 2011

 
 
Burial:
Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
Fremont
Alameda County
California, USA
 
Created by: Doug & Marilyn Parman
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68320307
Phyllis Gretchen <i>Schaaf</i> Brennan
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