Grace Reichert

December 1, 1919 – July 26, 2015

Services will be held on September 5th 2014 for Grace Reichert who passed away peacefully at the age of 95 with her loving family at her bedside. Born in Oakland, California, the daughter of Welsh emigrants, Grace attended Fremont High School, and helped her country in the wartime efforts by working in the factories, turning armatures at the General Electric Plant in Oakland.

Grace married Cliff Taber in 1939. Throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, Grace worked in her husband’s construction business in the San Lorenzo Valley. She facilitated meetings between subcontractors and their clients. She was a resident for 55 years. Mr. Taber preceded her in death.

Grace was the coordinator, bus driver, and lead organizer for the Ben Lomond Senior Center for many years. It was at the Center where she met, and later married, Hal Reichert. Grace and Hal enjoyed many travels in their R.V. as members of “Thousand Trails Motor Home Club.” Grace was a familiar face at all Pancake Breakfasts at the Senior Center and was an accomplished artist in both painting and crafts. Her family will forever remember and cherish the memories of her love of the Christmas season with the decorating and fun that it brought.

Hal preceded Grace in death in 2013. Grace lived at Oak Tree Villa for 9 years and left many dear friends and health care workers that miss her vibrant spirit. Grace’s family would especially like to thank the care givers at Blue Hammock Care Home in Freedom for their love and concern in making her final days so restful.

She is survived by her daughter, Diane Beardsley of Ben Lomond, her son Don Taber of Santa Cruz; her brothers, Donald Davies, Kenneth Davies, and Jake Davies; her beloved grandchildren, Donald and John Beardsley, Jesse and Meriah Campbell-Taber; her great grandchildren, Nicholas and Lindsey Beardsley and Chloe and Zephyr Jones.

Friends and family are invited to attend a burial service on September 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Felton Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her late husband Hal Reichert, and her son-in-law, Richard Beardsley who preceded her in death in 2012. A farewell ceremony will continue at the Ben Lomond Senior Center, following the burial. Any acts of charity can be made in Grace’s memory to the senior center. You can share a memory or condolence with her family by visiting


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