Elmer David Reggie Denner, 83, of Hollister, California passed away on December 17, 2016 in his home with his family at his side. Services are pending. Reggie was born in Exmouth, England to Katherine (ne Frye) and William Denner on October 20, 1933. His father was killed at sea during WW II. His young widowed mother, three siblings, Mollie, John, Vivian and stepfather Charles Surgey immigrated to California to start a new life in Santa Cruz. He attended Boulder Creek High School entering the United States Marine Corps shortly after, serving in Korea in the early fifties. He became a successful journeyman plumber for 36 years in Santa Clara County installing exotic prototype plumbing in seminal Silicon Valley semi conductor industries. He has four children, David, Mary Ann, Charles and Cindy; has grandchildren; Melody, Jennifer, Lee Ann, Destiny, Douglas, and Matthew, and many great grandchildren. He married his devoted wife, Pamela, in 1987. He will be remembered for embracing so many lives with his open arms and joy in life, affecting many. He is preceded in death by his sister Molly Massmasman and brother John Denner. Memorial donations may be made to the Hollister Veterans Memorial and Jovenes de Ano.
Beatrice Millie DesJardins was born in New Hampshire to Alfred Greenwood and Betsy Phelps Greenwood.
Judy M. Rider died in Hollister. She was born in San Mateo and lived in San Benito Co. since 1965 moving here from Morgan Hill. She married her husband, Don, in 1965 in Morgan Hill. She was involved in many things in Hollister as the director and teacher at The Methodist Church Preschool, served on the board of San Benito High School and Tres Pinos School, Head Pairer for California USA Wrestling, Baler Football Boosters, Baler Wrestling and Razorback Wrestling, Monterey Bay Area Football League, Hollister Little League, a member of the Hollister United Methodist Church, San Benito Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. a 4-H leader and TOPS. She attended Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill and Gavilan College.
William died suddenly at Mabie Southside at the age of 89. Having lived in Hollister his entire life, William was born at Hazel Hawkins Hospital on Monterey Street. He graduated from Union School and Hollister High School. He then worked on his father's Union and Fairview ranches, while he worked as a deputy recorder, clerk and auditor. He was then drafted into the Army and spent 1 ½ years between the United States, England, France and Germany. When he returned he met Lucille Hoagland at her parents' restaurant, Bishop Cafe. They were married in Reno, NV on July 30, 1947 and returned to Hollister. He worked about 15 years for Wm. Flint Shell Oil Co. then he delivered mail out of Hollister to Tres Pinos, Paicines, Pinnacles, San Benito, Hernandez, Panoche and New Idria. At the same time, he and his wife worked both ranches. They both retired in 1990. William is survived by his children, Diana Tilley and her husband, John Tilley of Coalinga, CA and Robert A. Blacklock and his wife, Laura Blacklock of Hollister. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Michael Tilley, Jennifer Courtney, Sarah Blacklock and her husband, Manuel Rivera and Rebecca Blacklock, great- grandchildren, Cameron, Justin and Trevor Courtney. Willliam is also survived by a sister, Loraine Johnson of Santa Clara and many nieces and nephews and in-laws, John Hoagland, Barbara Griffin and Lucy Hoagland. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wm. A. and Alma Blacklock, wife Lucille, in-laws, John and Louise Hoagland, Maxine Ferraro, Billy Joe Hoagland, Roy Johnson, Vivian Hoagland, nephew, David Farraro and niece Barbara Ferraro.
In the comfort of his home, in his favorite easy chair, death came peacefully on August 1, 2007. His battle with lung cancer ended. Through the loving care of hospice, his family and his wonderful family of friends at Pine Tree Villas in Morgan Hill, his wish to remain independent and content at home was fulfilled. Always helpful to others, the love returned was unending.
Celebration of Life: April 23, 2016, at 1:00 P.M., - Veteran's Memorial Building, 74 W. 6th Street, Gilroy, CA 95020.