Obituary: Jean M. Pitts |

Obituary: Jean M. Pitts

Jean M. Pitts fell asleep peacefully in death on Sept. 27, 2000, surrounded by loving family at Barton Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, where she had enjoyed volunteering for the hospital auxiliary. She was 77.

Born July 22, 1923 in Oakland, Calif. spending many years there. She attended Piedmont High School and not only was she a majorette for the San Francisco Worlds Fair, but an adept horsewoman as well. After moving to Lafayette, she was a member of the first class to graduate from Acalanes High. She had a great love for not only family and friends but also loved to entertain, travel, appreciated art, music and loved to dance. She not only loved the beauty of the lake but the ocean as well. She lived many years at Tahoe, Capitola and Santa Rosa.

She was predeceased by her mother Norma Guerra shortly after her birth. then by her father Rene R. Guerra and step-mother, Phyllis Grover Guerra, husband William G. Pitts, granddaughter Elizabeth Pitts, nephew, David Clerici and her good friend Vernon F. Presley.

She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Clerici of Napa, her brother Raymond Guerra of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, daughter Christine Pozniak of Zephyr Cove, Nev., son William Pitts of Santa Cruz, Calif., son Gregory Pitts of Kings Beach, Calif. She also had seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Donations to Hospice of the Lake, 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd #500, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96150, in her memory would be greatly appreciated. A celebration of her life will be held for the immediate family.

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