Amybeth Harmon Death, Obituary – Alicia Amybeth Harmon Obituary of Mary Hensley, of Lafayette, California; her granddaughters Megan Harmon and Amybeth Harmon; her grandson Todd Harmon; her great-grandchildren Mollie, Audrey, and Joseph Harmon, as well as Kathrynanne and Virginia Jane Kalinna; her sister Barbara Jean Irani; her nieces Patti Witkemper and Sharon Brubaker; and her nephews Charles Madinger, David Hensley, and Michael Hensley.
In the year 1915, on February 17th, Tom was born in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States of America. Throughout their whole 53-year marriage, he remained a devoted husband to his wife, Virginia Bauer. Because he was ten years older than the average soldier serving in World War II, his fellow Marines affectionately referred to him as “Pop.”
This gained him the respect and admiration of the American people. He was in the Marine Corps for a while. He made the decision to retire from the United States mail Service, where he had worked as a mail carrier for the previous 32 years. He was an accomplished card player, an avid hunter and fisherman, and he entertained his family and friends for long stretches of time with detailed and hilarious stories that he had made up on the spot.
Because he was such an involved grandfather with his three grandchildren, he was affectionately referred to as “Grandpa” by a large number of young adults. Grandpa was an absolute pro when it came to dealing with young people. When he was carrying a newborn child in his arms, he would sing “Birmingham Jail” and “The Old Rugged Cross” to the child. We are going to miss having him here with us.
A memorial ceremony is going to be held at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church on Saturday, December 22, at three o’clock in the afternoon. The Fireside Room is the location of the service. Donations to the Hospice of the East Bay Bruns House, which can be given to 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill, California 94523, are much more appreciated than flowers, which can be sent to the same address.