September 21, 1937—February 27, 2012
Valerie T. Kieser (b. Sept. 21, 1937), resident of Oakland CA, passed away peacefully at her home on Feb. 27, 2012 at the age of 74. Beloved wife of the late John F. Kieser they had lived at their Oakland residence since 1973. She was an exceptional cook and an avid accordion aficionado, having played with numerous northern California accordion ensembles. She had a deep love for all animals, though she had a special affinity for horses, dogs and cats. Always a joy to those around her, she will be deeply missed by her friends and family all over the globe. She lived an exceptional life.
She has requested to be cremated and her ashes scattered over the San Francisco Bay. At her own request, there will be no funeral service.
Regarding memorial funds or donations, while Val did not request anything specific, a donation to any animal cause - especially those related to dogs, cats and/or horses - would please Valerie.
For music fans, followers and aficionados, donations in Val's memory can be made to: San Francisco Accordion Club, c/o Randall Hicks, 21071 Gary Drive, #212 Castro Valley, CA 94546.