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Erna N. Daley
May 15, 1925-March 24, 2019
Redwood City, California

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Erna N. Daley 5/15/1925 ~ 3/24/19

Erna Daley, 93 a long-time resident of Woodside and Redwood City passed away peacefully at home on March 24, 2019. Born to Carl and Marjorie Lassen of Piedmont, Erna was the youngest of two girls. A Piedmont High School graduate, she married and had three children, Cher, Gary, and Shirley. As a homemaker she was an incredibly talented seamstress who fashioned entire wardrobes of clothing, gowns, and even swimwear. She was also a terrific cook and had a penchant for baking all sorts of treats for family and friends. Her altruistic nature led her to a lifelong dedication to serving others both in her community and her church. During the early 60’s she helped campaign for the Republican Women’s League. As a woman of strong faith, she volunteered a great deal of time to her church serving in various positions spanning over 65 years. She was involved in the Atherlon’s for many years and even in her 90’s she volunteered for the Altar Guild in setting up for morning church services. She played in a bowling league for the “Hot Shots” and later “Marg’s Girls” for nearly 50 years and could knock down a mean strike. Erna was also a fantastic hostess and had a wonderful way of making everyone feel welcome. She adored her family and as a grandmother a.k.a. Gram, took her 6 grandchildren to the family cabin in Clear Creek every summer and somehow managed to keep them all in line. She was a proud great grandmother of 11 and never missed an opportunity to share her affections. She was an avid reader of the SF Chronicle and always enjoyed the horoscopes over coffee. Erna loved to travel the World and shared many travel adventures with both her love, Emmett and her church group. She had a terrific sense of humor, a wonderful laugh and a beautiful smile. A force of nature and the family Matriarch. She was always optimistic, kind, and generous. She lived life to the fullest. A true lady of grace who left an indelible mark on all those she touched.

She is survived by her daughters Cher Greenlaw and Shirley Levy, son in-laws Russell and Marshall, daughter in-law, Julie, grand-children Monica and Marc Malcuit, Jackie Jackson-Daley, Jenny Lapetina, Matt and Mitch Williams, Nikki Levy, and 11 great grand-children. She is preceded in death by her son Gary Daley, Richard Daley, and the love of her life Emmett Murphy.

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Memorial service
Memorial services will be held at her beloved church, St. Peters Episcopal located at 178 Clinton St., Redwood City at 11am on May 4, 2019
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In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Peter’s Living Memorial Fund.

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