Genevieve "Jeff" Asher, a 57 year resident of the South Bay, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2010. Genevieve was 79 when she died. She was an amazing, loving and generous woman. She was born in Detroit, MI, and moved to California in 1953. She enjoyed raising her family, and working at various jobs, including a full-time job as an Executive Assistant at Kawai America Piano Corp. for over 25 years. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and she often travelled to see relatives in the Midwest. Genevieve was multi-talented and among her achievements, she was a beautician , bookkeeper, cashier, receptionist, executive assistant and notary public. She was an incredible person who was loved and will be dearly missed. Genevieve is survived by her daughter, Carole (Mike) Cockrell of Torrance, CA; daughter, Rosemary (Riley) Kelley of Morro Bay, CA; daughter, Jean (Mike) Ghianuly of Torrance, CA; daughter, Joan Hakim of Torrance, CA; grandson Daniel Hakim of Redondo Beach, CA; and grandson, Michael Ghianuly of Torrance, CA. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Wednesday November 3, 2010 from 5 to 9pm with a Vigil/Rosary at 5pm. The Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Hermosa Beach on Friday November 5 at 10am. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. If you would like to send donations in her name, please feel free to donate to the charity of your choice or make a check payable to Our Lady of Guadalupe Building Fund, 320 Massey St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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  1. My condolences to Jeff’s family. I had the pleasure to work with her for most of my 30 years at Kawai America. I have wondered from time to time what she was doing after retirement, I’m afraid, as sometimes happens that we lost track of one another. Our prayers are with her family. God bless.

  2. My dear cousins, We all loved Aunt Jeff and have wonderful memories of her. Our prayers are with all of you. Aunt Jeff will always be in our hearts. Love, Cecelia & Randy

  3. Jean and family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. This must be a difficult time for all of you. Hopefully in the days ahead you will find comfort in many fond memories. If I did not have a prior commitment I would join you tomorrow at Our Lady of Guadalupe but please know that I will be thinking of you. Pat Downing The Aerospace Corporation

  4. To Dearest Joan, Daniel and all the family…. we are all thinking of you and feel so sad for the passing of your Mum. She will always be with you in spirit guiding and protecting you. She is at peace now. Take good care of yourselves, Lots of Love & Hugs from…. Your friends “Up North”

  5. I am Cecelia and Randy’s daughter, and have fond memories of Aunt Jeff from when she’d come visit everyone in Michigan. She was so sweet and fun to be around. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing, but am certain her memory remains in the heart of everyone she’s met and loved. She will be missed.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to such a wonderful Aunt. She was a large part of my childhood and someone I looked up and admired greatly.She will be missed and thought of daily. Knowing she is with brothers,sisters and parents makes me smile!

  7. I am proud to say I am Genevieve’s niece. What a wonderful woman she was & I Love & miss her so much. I really liked the tribute video on here. Carole you did a wonderful job on that, what a great daughter you are! I will especially miss calling my Aunt Jeff on the phone & hearing her loving beautiful voice. She is forever in my heart <3 Rest in Peace Aunt Genevieve.

  8. Rest in Peace Aunt Jeff. I’m sorry I never made it out to California to visit you but you will be in my heart & mind forever. Say Hello to the rest of the family & that they are all missed & loved very much.

  9. I was so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. She was the last of Uncle John’s children. We always think there will be more time but there is never enough time. My heart is heavy & all I can think of is all my family that is gone from here & are now together in heaven. Love, cousin Lucille

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