In Memory

Jere Alice Miller (Forbes)

Jeri Alice (Miller) Forbes  Jeri Alice Forbes, 64, resident of Clayton and beloved wife of James Forbes passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at home, surrounded by members of her family. Born in Reno, Nevada on June 8, 1947, Jeri graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1965.

She was employed by Pacific Telephone and Telegraph and its successors for twenty six years, retiring in 1991. In 1992, she moved to Australia, where her husband was employed by Telstra Corporation. They resided and worked in Sydney and Melbourne, returning to the United States in 1998. Upon their return, Jeri and her husband built a home in Clayton, where they have resided ever since.

Jeri touched many people with her sense of humor, thoughtfulness, and love for cooking, entertaining and decorating. Everyone knew her as "Aunt Jeri" as she had that effect on people from the first time they met her.

Jeri's mother, Marie Eidson of Concord, father, Jerry Miller of Las Vegas, Nevada, sister Judy Force and niece Debbie Fortier of Reno, Nevada, predeceased her. She is survived by her husband, James, her sisters Joyce Pournaras of Concord, Julie Ramirez and Kris Beebe, of San Leandro, nieces, Jeri Feuer of Clayton, Shawn Pournaras Schipper of Concord, and nephews, Jason Graves of Manteca and Dean Pournaras of Livermore. She is also survived by 12 grand nieces and grand nephews.

A celebration of her life will be planned for the near future. Family and friends will be notified of the details shortly. No flowers please. Donations to the

 , or to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund are preferred.

Published in Contra Costa Times on Aug. 11, 2011

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