Claire Raina, 83, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2012. Claire was born on March 18, 1929, in Bennington, Vt. In 1951, she met and married the love of her life, her husband Don. In 1954, they started their family of three children – daughter, Kathy Raina of Fairfield; daughter, Jean Kautzman (Dan) of Roy, Wash.; and son, Mike Raina (Patty) of Vacaville.
Claire and Don resided in Bennington, Vt., until 2000, when they moved to Fairfield to be closer to their children and grandchildren; Rebecka, Jonathan and Benjamin. Claire is also survived by her sister, Cynthia and brother, Ken (Jane) and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Don and the family would like to thank Kaiser Hospital (Vacaville); the staff at Serene Oaks, especially A.J.; and Ascera Care Hospice.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 14, at 4 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ascera Care Hospice Foundation, 1001 Galaxy Way, Suite 101, Concord, Calif. 94520. We love you and will miss you.
Arrangements under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, 425-4697; www.bryanbraker.com.