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.

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  1. I worked with Nelta at FUSD for many years. We became good friends & had so many fun times together at the Elks Lodge & golfing. She definitely loved a good time and was the life of the party. Our thoughts & prayers are with Bob and family during this difficult time.

    Gayle & Hal Buckholz

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  2. Wonderful bubbly lady, always fun to be around. Always cared and contributed to everyone’s enjoyment and well being…..Rest in peace Nelta, you have, and will continued to be missed……Prayers to my cousin Robert, I love you.

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  3. Our sympathy & prayers go out to the family. We did not know Nelta, but share deep respect for the many years of continued care, love, and patience shown by Michael, Rush, and husband Robert. She was blessed to have you all. Alzheimer’s is such a devastating disease. Praying for a cure. Hugs, Dennis & CC Hylton

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  4. Very sorry to hear about Nelta. Paul and I remember lots
    of good times together.
    Our prayers are with you, Bob, and your family.
    Paul and Mary Mack

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  5. My love and prayers go out to Bob, Michael and especially my daughter Megan as well as those of us who loved Nelta. She was a kind, vivacious woman who loved to have fun! Her smiles and energy could light up a room. She will always hold a special place in my heart.
    Love, Katie

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