August 12, 1937 - May 29, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Yvonne Alleman announces her passing after an illness, on Tuesday, 29 May 2018, at the age of 80 years. Yvonne passed away at home in Placerville, surrounded by loved ones.
Yvonne was born on 12 August 1937 in Fairview, Alberta, Canada, the youngest of four children in a homesteading family. Immigrating to California in 1952 with her parents, she became a naturalized American citizen in 1954. She was a member of the first graduating class of Carlmont High School in Belmont, California. She graduated from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in San Francisco and began working as a nurse on the peninsula. She married Lawrence Edward Alleman, a fellow Carlmont graduate. Yvonne and Larry began their marriage moving around the United States following Larry’s Air Force orders for several years. They eventually settled in Half Moon Bay, California and started a family. Yvonne loved her 12 years in Half Moon Bay. She was very involved in her children’s activities, helped to start the first auxiliary group at the Moss Beach Hospital and was on the organizing committee of the first Pumpkin Festivals. One year Yvonne single-handedly hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for dozens of residents of the Village Retirement Community. She loved to host get-togethers in her large backyard. Relocating to San Carlos, Yvonne continued to be very involved with her daughters’ activities including San Carlos Bobby Sox, St. Matthew’s parent group (including the infamous Hot Dog Moms) and Notre Dame High School chairing their auction one year. Often heard to say “No blood? No bones? You’re going to school,” her children had excellent attendance. In later years, Yvonne worked at Sequoia High School as an aide in English as second language classes; she loved every minute. She traveled with her daughters to Disneyland, Hawaii, Mexico, Hong Kong, and England. Yvonne and Larry retired to Placerville, California in 2003. Yvonne loved her family, Christmas, angel pins, library books, sunflowers, Judge Judy, Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream and musicals especially Les Misérables.
Yvonne is survived by her husband of 56 years, Larry, the love of her life, and her daughters Debbie (Aurelio) Julie (Nino) and Kerrie (Vanessa). She will be tremendously missed by her grandchildren Allie, Jacob, Zach, and Luke. She is predeceased by her son, Douglas, her parents Katherine and Robert Van Hook and her siblings Robert, Isobel, and Gladys.
A celebration of Yvonne’s life will be held on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 1 pm at Skylawn Memorial Park. All are invited to join the family for a reception afterward.
Yvonne, Mom, Nana, Auntie Y - You will be in our hearts and memories forever. Thank you for loving us so much!