April 12, 1933 ~ February 14, 2017
Nelta Lou Crane was born in Hollywood California April 12, 1933 to the parents of Charley F Crane & Rose G Crane. Nelta moved to Oakland, Ca with her parents and attended Tennyson elementary, Frick Jr. High and graduated from Fremont High School in 1951. Nelta met the love of her life and married Robert R. O'Neal February 22 1952. Nelta and Robert moved to Fremont, Ca in 1962, Nelta started working at Fremont Unified School District in the early 60's and retired at age 55. Nelta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed. Nelta was an avid golfer, loved to travel, dance and was the life of the party. She enjoyed going to the Elks lodge for dinners and parties. She was the party planner for friends and family. She lived live to the fullest. She would always said ' Eat desert first, life is too short'. Nelta suffered from Alzheimer for the past 15 years, she was in Saint Anthony Care home for the past 9 years. Thank you, Josephine and staff for taking such great care of her. On February 14, 2017 she passed away in the arms of her loving son and daughter in law. Nelta is survived by husband Robert R O'Neal her son Michael O'Neal, Daughter-in law Rush O'Neal Grand-kids Megan O'Neal, Greggory Barlow. Great granddaughters Emma and Celeste 'C.J. ' The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory Nelta O'Neal Alzheimer Association , 1.800.272.3900 We invite all who knew Nelta to come celebrate her life, on February 24th at 11:00am Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels. Fremont Ca.