We, Frances and Allyce, have been together since 1993 and have been legally married since 2013. We both come from other parts of the U.S., but we have lived in Northern California for more than 35 years and consider ourselves Californians by adoption.
Allyce is an attorney who spent more than 40 years representing workers and currently is a semi-retired attorney for Cal/OSHA.
Frances spent 12 years as an aviation electrician, and in security and intelligence work for the U.S. Navy. She subsequently worked in various electrical, computer, and managerial positions. Frances is currently on VA and Social Security disability.
Both of us are very involved in “tikkun olam” (“repairing the world” in Hebrew). Frances is an active participant on our temple’s Board and its Disabled Access and Safety and Security committees. She is also very involved with activities at the Oakland Veterans’ Center.
Allyce founded and runs a weekly evening food pantry with temple volunteers at a Christian social service agency and has been involved in other interfaith community service projects.
We both like working on projects with other people, as well as biking, traveling, cooking, and trying new foods. The real team spirit at Washington Commons, as well as its location in a super-bike-friendly city, is what drew us to WCC and we’re really looking forward to moving in.
Welcome, Frances & Allyce! We are so happy you have joined our Cohousing family!