Vera Tiezzi Titus - age: 96
(July 16, 1925 to March 21, 2022
Vera Tiezzi Titus
A bright light went dim on March 21, 2022, when Vera Tiezzi Titus, passed away peacefully in her home in Boonville CA, surrounded by family.
Vera was born on July 16, 1925 in Farmington, IL, where her parents had settled as immigrants from Arezzo, Italy. When she was 3 years old, Veras own mother passed. She and older sister Nancy were sent to an orphanage where nuns would raise them for the next 2 years of their childhood. Relatives took the girls in at ages 5 and 7.
Vera eventually relocated with a school friend and her family to Napa, CA. After graduating from Napa High School she went to work for Bell Telephone Company. Being one that enjoyed music and dancing, she met Paul Titus at a popular dance hall, The Dream Bowl, in Napa County. The dream came true, and they were married on July 20, 1947.
Looking to be closer to his familys Manchester Homestead, her husband Paul purchased the Union Oil Distributorship in Boonville, and they moved into the house they called home for 63 plus years in July of 1959. Once settled into their new community, Paul and Vera did what was right; they got involved and served the Boonville community in many capacities for the years to come.
Vera was an avid reader, a fine seamstress, a devoted Scrabble and Words with Friends player, gardener and outstanding cook. She outfitted herself, family and friends for numerous special occasions with handmade wedding gowns, prom dresses, etc. She went on to serve as a 4H mentor and sewing instructor for many Anderson Valley youth. Many of her friends today met her when she worked at the Boonville branch of First National Bank of Cloverdale, in the 1970s. She was also a Cub Scout and Coyote Cowboy Den Mother.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend, Vera is preceded in death by her husband Paul and eldest son Mark. She is survived by her sons Craig (Marti) and Dean (Susan); grandchildren, Deanna Parrish (Ryan) and Jared Titus; great grandchildren Gwynn, Ky and Shay Parrish; brother Gene Tiezzi; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as Betty Nelson, her longtime friend, who resides in Napa, CA.
The family greatly appreciates the help these past few months of another longtime friend, Sandra Knight.
The family would also like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Judy Nelson and Mark Apfel for their continued guidance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Veras memory to the Anderson Valley Health Center, P.O. Box 338, Boonville CA 95415.
A Celebration of Life will take place July 16, 2022, on what would have been her 97th birthday. Well keep you postered.