Peggie (Singleton) Kenney
March 29, 1934 November 25, 2018
Peggie Kenney died peacefully on November 25 in Redwood City, CA of natural causes.
Peg was born and raised in Lakeview, OR, the youngest of John and Julia Singleton’s seven children. The friendships, love of outdoors, and sense of adventure (and mischief) she developed there continued throughout her life. She headed to Holy Names College in Oakland and, in her senior year, met Bill Kenney (pre-deceased) who became the love of her life and husband of 54 years.
They settled on the Peninsula and in addition to nurturing a family, she worked in a variety of jobs in the education, hospitality and legal professions. Peg prioritized her family, friends, theatre & the arts, hiking, travel, gardening – including decades as a volunteer at Filoli – and a good party filled with laugh- ter above all else. The warm hospitality she extended to her guests was legendary. Peg will be missed by her children Siobhan, Jim (Lynette) and Erin as well as grandchildren Liam and Liv Tissot and Julia and Max Kenney. She is also survived by sister-in-law Nancy Kenney Wright and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Kenneys extend their thanks to the staff of Gordon Manor for their care and support of Peggie. A memorial mass will be celebrated on December 5th at 11am at St. Pius Church, 1100 Woodside Rd, Redwood City, CA with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Anthony’s Padua Dining Room, 3500 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94025.
In the early morning hours of November 20, 2018, Aurelio Leon died peacefully in his sleep at home. He was a 42 year resident of Pacifica, California. His wife Reba, sister Maria, and beloved dog Tam were by his side. Aurelio was born on July 4, 1939, in Amado, Arizona. Growing up on a cattle ranch, Aurelio developed a love of animals and learned the value of hard work. He graduated from Patagonia (Arizona) High school in 1958, and served in the United States Army and Reserves from 1962-1968, during which time he worked as a photographer.
In 1966, Aurelio attended Northern Arizona University and August 20 married Reba Garrett, forming a loving union that lasted a lifetime. After the wedding Reba and Aurelio moved to Santa Barbara, California, where Aurelio worked as a truck mechanic and furthered his photography skills by attending Brooks Institute of Photography, from 1966-1970. After relocating to the San Francisco area, Aurelio worked