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WILLIAMS Family History, Part IV

March 2012

Bette Ann (WILLIAMS) SOEKLAND (1932-2003)

Bette Ann (WILLIAMS) SOEKLAND 141D11. Bette Ann Williams was born on May 23, 1932, in Oakland, Alameda County, California. She married Donald Lee Soekland, Sr. on April 23, 1950, and had three children while living in Montebello, Los Angeles County, California.

141D111. Patti Joyce Soekland 10 Oct 1951 13 May 2005 (53)
141D112. Gordon Soekland --  --  -- 
141D113. Donald Soekland, Jr. --  --  -- 

In 1959 the Soekland family moved to Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, where they owned a restaurant off of Old Redwood Highway called the "Chuck Away Cafe". Don worked for OCLI as a production planner for 27 years before retiring to Brookings, Oregon.

In 2003 Bette and Don returned to Santa Rosa to be closer to family and to better manage their health concerns.

Bette Ann (Williams) Soekland died on June 2, 2003, in Santa Rosa. She was 71 years old.

Bette Ann's daughter, Patti Joyce (Soekland Graves) Weir died two years later after a struggle with cancer and seven months later Donald Lee Soekland, Sr. passed away at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital on New Years Day, 2006.