Aimee Yvonne Dooley passed away unexpectedly on April 10, 2014, in her home in Sonoma. She lived the last days of her life as she always had – with energy and enthusiasm.
Aimee was born to Floyd and Yvonne Ponischil, on Oct. 4, 1922, in Galveston, Texas, where she spent much of her youth. She was first married in 1943 and had a daughter, Maureen. She married Reesce Dooley in 1950 and they were married for 54 years, until Reesce’s death in 2004.
Aimee and Reesce created a wonderful life for Maureen and their three children, Liz, Kip and Tom, and Reesce’s son, Roland.
Though she never loved living on the turkey farm and hated the dust, she made a beautiful home in the midst of it, one that was filled with life and love and activity. She gave of her time to the church, to her community, to her kids, to people in need. She had a generous heart and was a great model for her children. Her family continues to hold warm memories of skiing adventures and summers in Capitola spent with great friends from Hollister, adventures that Aimee made happen.
She loved her work in real estate, loved the connections she made with her clients and colleagues. She created deep friendships in her years in Hollister, friendships that remained throughout her life.