MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
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From March 1996 Los Altos Online (California)

Mary Vidovich
Mary Vidovich, a native of Yugoslavia, died at her residence in Mountain View March 17. She was 100. A member of the Napredak Club and the Croatian Fraternal Union, she is survived by her children, Claire Batistich of Los Altos Hills and Steve Vidovich of Los Altos, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A visitation was held at the Los Altos Chapter of Spangler Mortuaries March 20, and a vigil and Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Simon Catholic Church in Los Altos. Committal services were held March 21 at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos. The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.
 

Emerson Freels
Emerson Freels died at his residence in Mountain View March 12. He was 80. A native of Oklahoma, he came to California in 1935 and settled in Mountain View as a Lathing contractor. He then began a 44-year career with the Minton Company in Mountain View. He was promoted to vice president in the mid-1950s and held the position until his retirement in 1984. He was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Daisy, of 57 years, two sons, Jeffrey of Mokelumne Hill and Robert of Mountain View, two sisters, Edrie Culp of Michigan and Irma Garnett of Sunnyvale, five grandchildren and one great grandson. At the request of the deceased, no services were held. The family requests memorial gifts be made to the Mid-Peninsula Home Care and Hospice, 65 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 94025.
 

Hazel Dean Carlson
Hazel Dean Carlson, a residence of Los Altos for 45 years, died of a stroke March 12 in Pleasanton. She was 96 years old. A native of Iowa, she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Iowa before she was married. She enjoyed piano and needlepoint in her later years. She is survived by a niece, Winifred Bowman, a great niece Jo Schwan and great nephew Bruce Bowman. Services were held March 16 at Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton and burial followed in Golden Gate National Cemetery with her husband and son.
 

William L. Franklin
William L. "Bill" Franklin, a resident of Kelseyville the past 16 years, died March 14 after being in ill health. He was 81. A native of Oakland, he graduated from San Francisco State University and joined the U.S. Air Corps flying for the military in World War II. and served in the military for more than 30 years. In 1950, he joined the Flying Tiger Line and was a captain for Flying Tiger for 26 years based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. While based in San Francisco, he lived in Los Altos. He is survived by his wife, Eileen T. Franklin of Kelseyville, a son, Wesley L. Franklin of Carlton, Texas and a daughter Diane Morales of Los Altos. Memorial services were held at Clearlake Riviera Yacht and Golf Club in Kelseyville March 24. The family wishes any contribution be forwarded to Clearlake Riviera Yacht and Golf Club Memorial Fund, 10200 Fairway Drive, Kelseyville 95451.
 

Harold F. Hoblit
Harold F. Hoblit, a native of Gegrory, S.D., died at University Branch Convalescent Hospital, March 17. He was 81. A special agent with the FBI, he was a member and past president of the Los Altos Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Hoblit of Los Altos, and father of Gregory Hoblit and wife Debrah of Brentwood, Calif., Margaret Hoblit of Rochester, N.Y., brother to Eunice Warner of Florida and Paul Hoblit of Hemet, Calif., and grandfather of Kendra, Molly and Sophie. Services were held March 21 at the Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the direction of Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the American Heart Association, 1 Almaden Blvd., Suite No. 500, San Jose 95113.
 

Virginia Campbell
Virginia H. Campbell died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View March 16. She was 93. A native of California, Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Audabon Society and Rediva and a resident of Stockton for 30 years. She is survived by her sons Alan Campbell of Stanford and Bruce Campbell of Cloverdale, grandmother of Wendy Nelson of Mountain View and Joseph Campbell of Berkeley and great grandmother of Andrew and Eli Nelson. Private family services were held under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the University of California, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94720-4200.
 

Jeanne Herman
Jeanne Herman, a native of Illinois, died at her residence in Los Altos Hills March 20. She was 76. A resident of Los Altos Hills for 40 years and a homemaker for 46 years, she was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist . She is survived by daughters Prudence llstad of Los Altos Hills, Jennifer Dervis of Massachusetts, son Scott Herman of San Jose; brother Charles Burnett of Los Angeles and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery in Hillside, Ill. The family prefers donations to the Mid-Peninsula Hospice Foundation, 65 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Coralee Stewart
Coralee Stewart , a native of Indiana, died in Mountain View at El Camino Hospital March 21. She was 85. A member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 636, she was a homemaker for 60 years. She is survived by her sisters Bonnie Moody, Dollie Stephens and a brother James Moody. Services were held March 24 at the Los Altos Masonic Temple under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose 95125.
 

Marion Verla McKeeman
Marian Verla McKeeman, a native of South Dakota, died Feb. 27. She was 79. A longtime resident of Los Altos, she helped her husband to decorate houses he built. She was a member of the Palo Alto Rebekah Lodge No. 291 and the Hope Ladies Encampment Auxiliary No. 66. She is survived by her husband, George McKeeman; children, Verla Cox of Mountain View, Robert McKeeman of Palo Alto and Georgene Doyle of Elmira, Ore.; grandchildren, Ellen Kuhn and Roger Kuhn of Mountain View, Michael Kuhn of Gilroy, Dale McKeeman of Mesa, Ariz, Weston Cunningham and Adam Cunningham of Eugene, Ore; grandchildren, Elena Kuhn of Mountain View, William, Greg and Jeff Cunningham and Chrystal Collins, all of Eugene, Ore.; sister Polly Trueheart of Mountain View, brother, James Schreckenghaust of Palo Alto; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held March 13 in Palo Alto and followed by inurnment at Alta Mesa Cemetery.
 

Evangeline Peterson
Evangeline "Vange" C. Peterson, a California native, died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, March 9. She was a poet and former school teacher in the Walnut Creek School District and an active member of the Foothills Congregational Church for many years. She is survived by her husband, George H. Peterson of Mountain View, and children Eric Peterson of Saratoga, Chris Peterson of Mountain View and Kurt Peterson of Placerville. Memorial services were held March 14 at the Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the arrangement of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.



From 1996 Los Altos Online

Robert J. Donoghue
Robert Donoghue died in his residence Feb. 4 after a seven month battle with cancer. He was 63.

A native of Teaneck, NJ., he moved to Los Altos in 1968. A graduate of University of Notre Dame with a degree in electrical engineering, Mr. Donoghue retired in 1994 after 32 years with Nash Engineering Company where he was regional sales manager for the last 28 years. He was a member of the Fremont Hills Country Club where he served as president of the board during 1973-74.

An avid reader, he also took great joy in the lives of his family. His death occurred on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his marriage.

He is survived by his wife, Bernadine Donoghue, and five children, Joan, of Washington, D.C., Bob of Sacramento, Anne Truscott of Manhattan Beach, Patty of San Francisco and Ellen of Portland, Ore.; and three sons-in-laws, Shihab Shamma of Washington, D.C., John Truscott of Manhattan Beach and Ed Coulter of Portland, Ore.

A celebration of his life was held Feb. 7 at Roller & Hapgood in Palo Alto. Interment was private at Alta Mesa Cemetery.

The family prefers memorials be sent in the memory of Bob Donoghue to the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 94022 to enhance the library's collection of talking books.
 

Namo Jeffery Lundeen
Namo Jeffery Lundeen, a native of Illinois, died at El Camino Hospital Feb. 15. He was 51.

A salesman for Consilium Inc. he is survived by his sister, Connie Schimbor of Houston, Texas, and children Jennifer Lundeen and Namo MacArthur Lundeen, both of Santa Rosa.

Memorial services were held Feb. 20 at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers donations to the American Heart Association, 1 Almaden Blvd.. Suite, 500, San Jose 95113.
 
 

Dorothy A. Ellis
Dorothy A. Ellis, a native of San Francisco, died Feb. 22 at the Mountain View Health Care Center. She was 73.

A sales manager with Stoesser Industries, she is survived by her children, Judy Tomasello of Cupertino, and Sherrilynn Palladino of Los Altos and three grandchildren.

Private family services were held with arrangements under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.
 
 

Hillary McArthur
Hillary McArthur died at the Forum Healthcare Center in Cupertino Feb. 13. She was 82.

Services will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. A native of San Diego and an office clerk at La Canada newspapers, she is survived by her sons, Cameron McArthur of San Jose and Gerry Sgambati , and a nephew, Steve Furniss of Kneeland, Calif.
 
 

Italo Patrick Romanolo
Italo Patrick Romanolo died at the Mountain View Health Care Center Feb. 7 after a lengthy illness. He was 77.

A native of Oakland, he was a construction supervisor with Casey-Fogli for many years and in semi-retirement worked as custodian of St. William School for six years. A 36-year resident of Los Altos Hills, he served five years in the U.S. Army during World War II in Africa, Italy, Germany and France.

He is survived by his wife, Colette Romanolo of Los Altos Hills, and his children, Karen (Tom) Smith of Rancho Palos Verdes, Kevin (Carolyn) Romanolo, of Granite Bay, Kent (Mary) Romanolo of San Jose, Kay (John) Meltzer of San Jose and Kirk (Lisa) Romanolo of Sunnyvale; and a brother, Eddie Romanolo of Calistoga.

Services were held Feb. 11 at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. A funeral Mass was held Feb. 12 at Saint William Catholic Church in Los Altos. Interment was in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Los Altos.
 
 

James E. Perkins
James E. Perkins died in his residence in East Palo Alto Feb. 4. He was 79.

Mr. Perkins served as the cook for the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at Stanford from 1952 to 1978 and was fondly revered as "Mr. Barns." Over those 26 years, he became the fraternity memberÔs father, mother, friend and finally an initiated brother in the international fraternity as the only fraternity member to be admitted without having attended a university.

He worked and managed the Star and Garter Camp at the Bohemian Grove for 37 years from 1959 to 1994.

He is survived by a sister, Dorothy Perkins, a brother, Harry Perkins, aunts Martha and Betty Brown and several cousins, all of Cincinnati.

Services were held Feb. 19 at the Menlo Park Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries and an additional service will be held for his Stanford, Delt, Bohemian and extended families March 13 at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Memorial Church.

The family prefers donations in the memory of James "Mr. Barns" Perkins to the Stanford Delt Foundation, 2600 El Camino Real, Suite 100, Palo Alto
 
 

Marion G. Sanford
Marion G. Sanford, formerly of Los Altos, died in Milwaukee, Wis. Feb. 14. She was 84.

She is survived by her children, Marion S. Mueller, Barbara S Atlee, Patricia S. Pfieffer.

A memorial service was held Feb. 17 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Sussex, Wis.

The family prefers memorials to the Yale School of Nursing or contributions to your local food pantry.
 
 

Audrey E. Birnie
Audrey E. Bernie, a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., died at Stanford Health Services Feb. 21. She was 73.

A registered nurse at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, she is survived by her children, Greg Birnie of Mountain View, David Birnie of Sunyvale, Jeff Birnie of Berkeley and Kim Grawert of Los Altos, and six grand children.

Services were held Feb. 26 at Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers donations to the Stanford ENT Clinic, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford 94305.



From 1996 Los Altos Online, California

Jack Davis Sheldon
Jack Davis Sheldon died at his home in Los Altos, March 8, after a seven month battle with cancer. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. March 31 at the Los Altos United Methodist Church. Interment was private at Alta Mesa Cemetery. A native of Frewsburg, N.Y., he lived in Los Altos for 33 years. A graduate of Brown University, he served as captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He retired in 1991 as manager from Ford/Loral Aerospace following a 30-year career. He was a member of the Woodland Vista Swim and Tennis Club, where he served as sports chairman, Reach Fitness Club, SIRS, Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, and Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Sheldon of Los Altos, and two children, Steve Sheldon of Fremont and Cindy Sheldon Oates of Cotati, and two grandchildren. The family prefers memorials be sent to Mid-Peninsula Hospice, 201 San Antonio Circle, Suite 105, Mountain View 94040 or Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave., Los Altos 94024.

Robert Malone
Robert L. Malone, died at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, March 8. He was 70. A native of Winona, Mo., he was a homicide detective with Santa Clara County and a member of B.P.O.E. He is survived by his children, Wendy Fogg of Morgan Hill, Ron Malone of Petaluma and Lori Berry of St. Thomas, V.I., and a brother, Melvin Malone of Arkansas. Services were held March 12 at the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. Interment in Pine Law Cemetery in Winona, Mo. The family prefers donations to the Sequoia Hospital Foundation, Whipple and Alameda streets, Redwood City.

Agnus MacRitchie
Agnus MacRitchie, a native of the Island of Lewis, Scotland, died at Julia Convalescent Hospital in Mountain View. He was 94. An iron worker at Pacific State Steel Co., he is survived by his wife, Mary MacRitchie of Mountain View, daughter, Mary Conner, son-in-law Clyde Conner of Los Altos, and two grandchildren. A Masonic service was held with burial at Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, under the arrangements of Spangler Mortuary of Los Altos. The family prefers donations to the Shriners Children Hospital, 1651 19th Ave., San Francisco 94122.

Emma Jean Massey
Emma Jean Massey, a native of Rochester, Penn., died at the Terraces of Los Gatos March 7 from complications related to cancer. She was 79. Born to an early pioneer family who immigrated from Antrim, Ireland in 1799, her family owned the largest ice and coal business in Beaver County, Penn. It was on those ice ponds where she developed her excellent ice skating skills. She married Jim Massey in September 1940, having been his high school prom date in 1936. She was a longtime member of Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park and helped found Massey Services in 1962, which grew to have 14 offices in the West with 8,000 employees. She is survived by her husband, James Massey, sons James Jr. and Don, daughter-in-law Judy Massey and grandchildren Erin and Jamie. A memorial service was held March 17 at the Los Altos United Methodist Church with inurnment at Alta Mesa Cemetery in Palo Alto.
Evangeline Peterson
Evangeline "Vange" C. Peterson, a California native, died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, March 9. She was a poet and former school teacher in the Walnut Creek School District and an active member of the Foothills Congregational Church for many years. She is survived by her husband, George H. Peterson of Mountain View, and children Eric Peterson of Saratoga, Chris Peterson of Mountain View and Kurt Peterson of Placerville. Memorial services were held March 14 at the Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the arrangement of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.

Mary Vidovich
Mary Vidovich, a native of Yugoslavia, died at her residence in Mountain View March 17. She was 100. A member of the Napredak Club and the Croatian Fraternal Union, she is survived by her children, Claire Batistich of Los Altos Hills and Steve Vidovich of Los Altos, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A visitation was held at the Los Altos Chapter of Spangler Mortuaries March 20, and a vigil and Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Simon Catholic Church in Los Altos. Committal services were held March 21 at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos. The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.
 

Emerson Freels
Emerson Freels died at his residence in Mountain View March 12. He was 80. A native of Oklahoma, he came to California in 1935 and settled in Mountain View as a Lathing contractor. He then began a 44-year career with the Minton Company in Mountain View. He was promoted to vice president in the mid-1950s and held the position until his retirement in 1984. He was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his wife, Daisy, of 57 years, two sons, Jeffrey of Mokelumne Hill and Robert of Mountain View, two sisters, Edrie Culp of Michigan and Irma Garnett of Sunnyvale, five grandchildren and one great grandson. At the request of the deceased, no services were held. The family requests memorial gifts be made to the Mid-Peninsula Home Care and Hospice, 65 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 94025.
 

Hazel Dean Carlson
Hazel Dean Carlson, a residence of Los Altos for 45 years, died of a stroke March 12 in Pleasanton. She was 96 years old. A native of Iowa, she taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Iowa before she was married. She enjoyed piano and needlepoint in her later years. She is survived by a niece, Winifred Bowman, a great niece Jo Schwan and great nephew Bruce Bowman. Services were held March 16 at Graham-Hitch Mortuary in Pleasanton and burial followed in Golden Gate National Cemetery with her husband and son.
 

William L. Franklin
William L. "Bill" Franklin, a resident of Kelseyville the past 16 years, died March 14 after being in ill health. He was 81. A native of Oakland, he graduated from San Francisco State University and joined the U.S. Air Corps flying for the military in World War II. and served in the military for more than 30 years. In 1950, he joined the Flying Tiger Line and was a captain for Flying Tiger for 26 years based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. While based in San Francisco, he lived in Los Altos. He is survived by his wife, Eileen T. Franklin of Kelseyville, a son, Wesley L. Franklin of Carlton, Texas and a daughter Diane Morales of Los Altos. Memorial services were held at Clearlake Riviera Yacht and Golf Club in Kelseyville March 24. The family wishes any contribution be forwarded to Clearlake Riviera Yacht and Golf Club Memorial Fund, 10200 Fairway Drive, Kelseyville 95451.
 

Harold F. Hoblit
Harold F. Hoblit, a native of Gegrory, S.D., died at University Branch Convalescent Hospital, March 17. He was 81. A special agent with the FBI, he was a member and past president of the Los Altos Rotary Club. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Hoblit of Los Altos, and father of Gregory Hoblit and wife Debrah of Brentwood, Calif., Margaret Hoblit of Rochester, N.Y., brother to Eunice Warner of Florida and Paul Hoblit of Hemet, Calif., and grandfather of Kendra, Molly and Sophie. Services were held March 21 at the Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the direction of Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the American Heart Association, 1 Almaden Blvd., Suite No. 500, San Jose 95113.
 

Virginia Campbell
Virginia H. Campbell died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View March 16. She was 93. A native of California, Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Audabon Society and Rediva and a resident of Stockton for 30 years. She is survived by her sons Alan Campbell of Stanford and Bruce Campbell of Cloverdale, grandmother of Wendy Nelson of Mountain View and Joseph Campbell of Berkeley and great grandmother of Andrew and Eli Nelson. Private family services were held under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the University of California, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94720-4200.
 

Jeanne Herman
Jeanne Herman, a native of Illinois, died at her residence in Los Altos Hills March 20. She was 76. A resident of Los Altos Hills for 40 years and a homemaker for 46 years, she was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist . She is survived by daughters Prudence llstad of Los Altos Hills, Jennifer Dervis of Massachusetts, son Scott Herman of San Jose; brother Charles Burnett of Los Angeles and four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held March 23 at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery in Hillside, Ill. The family prefers donations to the Mid-Peninsula Hospice Foundation, 65 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.

Coralee Stewart
Coralee Stewart , a native of Indiana, died in Mountain View at El Camino Hospital March 21. She was 85. A member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 636, she was a homemaker for 60 years. She is survived by her sisters Bonnie Moody, Dollie Stephens and a brother James Moody. Services were held March 24 at the Los Altos Masonic Temple under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose 95125.
 

Marion Verla McKeeman
Marian Verla McKeeman, a native of South Dakota, died Feb. 27. She was 79. A longtime resident of Los Altos, she helped her husband to decorate houses he built. She was a member of the Palo Alto Rebekah Lodge No. 291 and the Hope Ladies Encampment Auxiliary No. 66. She is survived by her husband, George McKeeman; children, Verla Cox of Mountain View, Robert McKeeman of Palo Alto and Georgene Doyle of Elmira, Ore.; grandchildren, Ellen Kuhn and Roger Kuhn of Mountain View, Michael Kuhn of Gilroy, Dale McKeeman of Mesa, Ariz, Weston Cunningham and Adam Cunningham of Eugene, Ore; grandchildren, Elena Kuhn of Mountain View, William, Greg and Jeff Cunningham and Chrystal Collins, all of Eugene, Ore.; sister Polly Trueheart of Mountain View, brother, James Schreckenghaust of Palo Alto; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held March 13 in Palo Alto and followed by inurnment at Alta Mesa Cemetery.
 

Evangeline Peterson
Evangeline "Vange" C. Peterson, a California native, died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, March 9. She was a poet and former school teacher in the Walnut Creek School District and an active member of the Foothills Congregational Church for many years. She is survived by her husband, George H. Peterson of Mountain View, and children Eric Peterson of Saratoga, Chris Peterson of Mountain View and Kurt Peterson of Placerville. Memorial services were held March 14 at the Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the arrangement of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.

Virginia Campbell

Virginia H. Campbell died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View March 16. She was 93.
A native of California, Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Audabon Society and Rediva and a resident of Stockton for 30 years.
She is survived by her sons Alan Campbell of Stanford and Bruce Campbell of Cloverdale, grandmother of Wendy Nelson of Mountain View and Joseph Campbell of Berkeley and great grandmother of Andrew and Eli Nelson.
Private family services were held under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.
The family prefers donations to the University of California, 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94720-4200.
 

Robert Graham

Robert "Bob" Graham, a native of St. Paul, Minn., died March 24 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. He was 76.
An active member of Los Altos for more than 30 years, he was a member of the Los Altos Lutheran Church and Los Altos Rotary Club. He was co-owner of Graham's Jewelry with his wife, past president of the Richmond Rotary Club, the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and the Up Town Business Association of Richmond. A Paul Harris Fellow, he is a past member of the F & AM and BPOE of Richmond.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Adi Graham of Cupertino; a son, Bob Graham of Pleasanton; brothers, Jim Graham of Wisconsin and Cleon Sly of New York; and grandchildren, Katie, Krissy and John Graham.
Services were held March 28 at the Los Altos Lutheran Church in Los Altos under the arrangements of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.
The family prefers donations be made to the Los Altos Lutheran Church Organ Fund.
 

Warren Donald Goodrich

Warren Donald "Don" Goodrich died March 23 of cancer. He was 60.
He was a native of San Francisco, spent his early years in Los Altos and graduated from Mountain View High School. He went to Stanford University and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He worked for various research capacities for United Technologies and The Futures Group in Glastonbury, Conn.
He is survived by his parents, Evelyn Goodrich of Aptos and Warren M. Goodrich of Wellsbopro, Penn.; children, Kimberley Fisher of Issaquah, Wash., Kevin D. of Bellevue, Wash. and Kalon B. of Los Gatos; sisters, Denise G. Gannon of Otis, Ore., and Sue Douglas of San Jose; brother, Kenneth Goodrich of Santa Rosa; and three grandchildren.
The family prefers memorials be made in his honor to the School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford 94305.
 

Jeanne Herman

Jeanne Herman, a native of Illinois, died at her residence in Los Altos Hills March 20. She was 76.
A resident of Los Altos Hills for 40 years and a homemaker for 46 years, she was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist .
She is survived by daughters Prudence llstad of Los Altos Hills, Jennifer Dervis of Massachusetts, son Scott Herman of San Jose; brother Charles Burnett of Los Angeles and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held March 23 at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery in Hillside, Ill.
The family prefers donations to the Mid-Peninsula Hospice Foundation, 65 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
 

Marion Verla McKeeman

Marian Verla McKeeman, a native of South Dakota, died Feb. 27. She was 79.
A longtime resident of Los Altos, she helped her husband to decorate houses he built. She was a member of the Palo Alto Rebekah Lodge No. 291 and the Hope Ladies Encampment Auxiliary No. 66.
She is survived by her husband, George McKeeman; children, Verla Cox of Mountain View, Robert McKeeman of Palo Alto and Georgene Doyle of Elmira, Ore.; grandchildren, Ellen Kuhn and Roger Kuhn of Mountain View, Michael Kuhn of Gilroy, Dale McKeeman of Mesa, Ariz, Weston Cunningham and Adam Cunningham of Eugene, Ore; grandchildren, Elena Kuhn of Mountain View, William, Greg and Jeff Cunningham and Chrystal Collins, all of Eugene, Ore.; sister Polly Trueheart of Mountain View, brother, James Schreckenghaust of Palo Alto; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held March 13 in Palo Alto and followed by inurnment at Alta Mesa Cemetery.
 

Evangeline Peterson

Evangeline "Vange" C. Peterson, a California native, died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, March 9.
She was a poet and former school teacher in the Walnut Creek School District and an active member of the Foothills Congregational Church for many years.
She is survived by her husband, George H. Peterson of Mountain View, and children Eric Peterson of Saratoga, Chris Peterson of Mountain View and Kurt Peterson of Placerville.
Memorial services were held March 14 at the Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the arrangement of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.
The family prefers donations to the charity of your choice.
 

Jo Ellen Reiss

Jo Ellen Reiss, a native of Palo Alto, died March 25 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was 30.
A graduate of California State Fullerton in 1989, she was office manager of the family business, VideoPop. She is survived by her husband, Randel Reiss of Redwood City; children, Kyle and Connor Reiss of Redwood City; parents, Ron and Thelma Tuttle of Palo Alto; and siblings, Jennifer Mellinger of Illinois and John Tuttle of Palo Alto.
Services were held March 29 at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.
The family prefers donations be made to the Sempervirens Fund, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 94043.
 
 

Coralee Stewart

Coralee Stewart , a native of Indiana, died in Mountain View at El Camino Hospital March 21. She was 85.
A member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 636, she was a homemaker for 60 years.
She is survived by her sisters Bonnie Moody, Dollie Stephens and a brother James Moody.
Services were held March 24 at the Los Altos Masonic Temple under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.
The family prefers donations to the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose 95125.
 

George Edward Drake
George Edward Drake, a native of Pennsylvania, died at is residence in Los Altos March 29. He was 75. Mr. Drake left his mark in many places around the Bay Area. As a practicing architect for 18 years, many of the projects he worked on were among those widely identified as establishing the San Francisco Bay Area style of architecture following World War II. Brought to the Bay Area from Pennsylvania by his naval assignment to Moffett Field during World War II, he and his wife settled here after being married in Los Altos 53 years ago. He helped design many of the Los Altos schools as well as business buildings in downtown Los Altos and Mountain View. A longtime member of the AIA, he left his private practice in 1965 to join McGraw-Hill. He served as national architectural-engineering consultant manager for Sweets magazine, moving to the East Coast in 1971. He was able to realize his interests in energy, serving as chairman of the National Advisory Council on Research in Energy Conservation. On taking early retirement, he returned to Los Altos in 1979 and joined Merit-McBride Realtors for several years before retiring. He is survived by his wife, Emmy Lou of Los Altos, and children Lawrence Drake of New Jersey, Edward Drake of Portola Valley and Debra Hiraki of Sunnyvale. Private services were held under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations be made to the Midpeninsula Hospice Foundation 65 El Camino Menlo Park, 94025, the Sempervirens Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

Jo Ellen Reiss
Jo Ellen Reiss, a native of Palo Alto, died March 25 at Kaiser Foundation Hospital. She was 30. A graduate of California State Fullerton in 1989, she was office manager of the family business, VideoPop. She is survived by her husband, Randel Reiss of Redwood City; children, Kyle and Connor Reiss of Redwood City; parents, Ron and Thelma Tuttle of Palo Alto; and siblings, Jennifer Mellinger of Illinois and John Tuttle of Palo Alto. Services were held March 29 at the First Baptist Church of Palo Alto under the direction of the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations be made to the Sempervirens Fund, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 94043.
Coralee Stewart
Coralee Stewart , a native of Indiana, died in Mountain View at El Camino Hospital March 21. She was 85. A member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 636, she was a homemaker for 60 years. She is survived by her sisters Bonnie Moody, Dollie Stephens and a brother James Moody. Services were held March 24 at the Los Altos Masonic Temple under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation, 2455 Masonic Drive, San Jose 95125.

Patricia Murtaugh Woodworth
Patricia Murtaugh Woodworth, died in her home March 26. She was 71. A graduate of Cornell University and a homemaker for 50 years, she is survived by her three children, Tom Woodworth of Pope Valley, Sally Woodworth Halbett of Seattle and Anne Woodworth Christner of Santa Barbara, a brother Stephen Murtaugh of New York and seven grandchildren. Services remembering and celebrating her life were held April 8 at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos under the arrangement of Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos. The family prefers memorial donations to O'Connor Hospice, 105 N. Bascom Ave., 205 San Jose 95128.
 

Leslie Helgesson
Leslie Helgesson, former mayor and city councilman of Los Altos Hills, died April 11 in his Los Altos Hills residence. He was a member of the Engineers Club of San Francisco and a founding member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Palo Alto where his wife served as organist. Son of Swedish immigrants, he was born and raised in San Francisco. After graduating from Cogswell Polytechnic High School in San Francisco, he graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a civil engineering degree. His first job was with American Bridge Company and building bridges became his life-long specialty. He purchased his property in Los Altos Hills in 1959 and planted all variety of fruit trees and flowers. He had a fondness for canning and preserving fruit from his trees. Mr. Helgesson served on the Los Altos City Council from 1968 to 1976 after an early retirement as chairman of the board of Tudor Engineering Co., in San Francisco. He served as mayor from 1972-74 and four years as mayor pro tem. In recent years, he traveled with his wife to different parts of the world. He is survived by his wife, Agnes Helgesson of Los Altos Hills, sons Alan Helgesson of Mountain View and Ronald Helgesson of Walnut Creek, and a sister, Vera Holleuffer of Atherton. He is grandfather of Eric Helgesson of Oregon, Linda Spering of Missouri, Tanya Helgesson of Sacramento, Lorre Helgesson of Walnut Creek, Lisa Lozano and Susanne Scott of Oakley, and a great grandfather of two. Services were held April 16 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Palo Alto. Interment was in Alta Mesa Memorial Park under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuary. The family prefers memorials to the St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.
 

John C. Skrabo
John C. Skrabo died at his residence in Portola Valley, April 3. He was 83. A native of New York, he was a real estate agent for 40 years. A member of BPOE No. 1471 and the Napredak Club. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Skrabo of Portola Valley, and children , Donna Gaetano of Portola Valley, Mark Skrabo of Davis, Jack Skrabo of Elko, Nev., and Paul Skrabo of Menlo Park; sisters, Ann Goodwin , Nell Shine and Betty Barrett , all of Menlo Park. Burial was held April 8 at Church of The Nativity in Menlo Park under arrangements by the Menlo Park Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the Mission Hospice in Burlingame.

Araxe Apcar
Araxe Apcar, a resident of Los Altos since October 1946, died in the Masonic Home for Adults in Union City, April 12. She was 95. A native of Waltham, Mass., she wrote many articles for magazines and newspapers and decided to write her memoirs when she was 75. He first book, "Six Survived," describes her experiences of World War II when she lived in Japan during the war. The Town Crier portrayed her in a full page article in 1981. A volunteer for El Camino Hospital as the flower lady, she was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. Her late husband, Michael Apcar, was superintendent of buildings and grounds for Los Altos School System. She is survived by her children, Michael Apcar of Grass Valley, Richard Apcar of Sunnyvale, Lucille Apcar of Mariposa, Katherine Berberian of Los Altos Hills, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services were held April 17 at Masonic Home for Adults in Union City with interment at Alta Mesa in Palo Alto.

Victoria Elizabeth Averell
Victoria Elizabeth Averell, a homemaker for 65 years, died in Los Altos April 6. A native of San Francisco, she is survived by her children Pat Fogelstrom and Paul Averell both of Los Altos, sister to A. J. Toots Martini of San Francisco, grandmother of five and great-grandmother of four. Graveside services were held April 16 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Colma under the arrangement of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the American Heart Association, 1 Almaden Blvd. Suite No. 500, San Jose, 95113.

John W. Baams
John W. Baams, a native of Blitar, Indonesia, died in Redwood City April 13. He was 66. A pressman with Milprint, he was a resident of Mountain View since 1965 and a member of Mountain View Tennis Club. He served in the Dutch Army as sergeant major during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Adriana Baams, children Mabel Awuy of San Jose and Marjo Harris of Sunnyvale; brother to Henny Frans Baams of Watertown, Mass., and Maithy Baams Smulders of the Netherlands, half sister Loesje deGroot and half brothers Eric Baams and Adriaan Baams; and grandfather of three. Services were held April 15 in the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations be made to the American Heart Association, 1 Almaden Blvd, Suite No. 500, San Jose, 95113.

Carolyn Mackenzie Boyden
Carolyn Mackenzie Boyden died in her home in Los Altos April 12. She was 61. A native of New York City, she grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. At the age of 16 she moved to California and worked at Stanford University. She will be remembered by her associates at Stanford University School of Education where she had been employed for 16 years. She is survived by her loving companion, Larry Andrews; son, David Boyden; daughter-in-law, Heide; grandson Tanner James. On April 14 her home was open to friends and family and they remembered her with good food and good Scotch in honor of her heritage. The family prefers memorials be made to Stanford Cat Network, P.O. Box 8257, Stanford, 94309; or Y-Me, National Organization for Breast Cancer, Information and Support, 18220 Harwood Avenue, Howewood, Ill 60430-2104; or The Domoi Foundation 1915 Polk Court, Mountain View, 94040.

Ruth A. Fieseler
Ruth A. Fieseler, a resident of Los Altos for more than 30 years, died in El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, April 12. She was 74. A native of Iowa and a homemaker for 60 years, she is survived by her daughter, Judith Maddox of Cupertino; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held April 17 at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Los Altos under the arrangements of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations to the El Camino Hospital Foundation, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

Ralph H. Koza
Ralph H. Koza died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View April 11. He was 83. A native of Ohio, he was a resident of Los Altos for 45 years and an engineer with United Airlines. He is survived by his daughter Kay Gallagher of Cupertino and a son Kent Koza of Corvallis, Ore.; brother Robert Koza of Oregon, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services were held April 15 at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto. The family prefers donations to the Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos, 95022.

Evan Rauch
Evan Rauch died April 13 in a hospital in Ukiah after a car crash. He was 29. Born at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, he attended Peninsula School in Menlo Park, Los Altos High School and the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated with a major in zoology. He was currently studying computer science at San Jose State and Foothill College, as well as working part time as a programmer. He is survived by his parents Herb and Margie Rauch of Los Altos, sister and brother-in-law Marta Rauch and Henry Hennings, brother Erik Rauch, and children Tysa and Gavin, brother Loren Rauch, and grandmother Marjorie Beyer. A memorial celebration of his life was held at Peninsula School in Menlo Park April 20. The family prefers memorials to Evan's Fund to help dyslexic students at Peninsula School, 920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park, Ca. 94025.
James Seeba
James Seeba, a former resident of Los Altos Hills for 25 years, died in Sunnyvale April 12. He was 72. A native of San Francisco, he was a repair serviceman for Pacific Bell and a veteran of World War II with service in the U.S. Army. He is survived by daughters Janet A. Pepin of Montague and Bonnie L. Willems of Greenville; brother Robert F. Seeba of Santa Rosa; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held April 16 in Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

Gordon Jack Strain
Gordon "Jack" Strain, a native of Bolinas, died April 7. He was 89. Jack, as he was known to friends, grew up in Bolinas and graduated from San Mateo College and Stanford University. He owned a grocery store in Los Altos on what is now known as Los Altos Avenue. He built spec houses in the Santa Cruz area. He spent most of his time in recent years planting a large flower garden. The Los Altos Town Crier wrote a cover story about his garden. He is survived by his children Richard Strain of Stockton and Shirley Strain Fitterer of Los Altos, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Alice Zarcone
Alice Zarcone died in Palo Alto April 9. She was 88. She was a practicing registered nurse for 30 years in Chicago Memorial Hospital and Decatur & Macon County Hospital in Decatur, Ill., and 1966 - 1972 at Stanford University Hospital. During her years in Decatur, Ill., she was an accomplished fine harness driver and horsewoman. She competed in many competitions including the Tennessee walking horse celebration and won the Governor's Trophy for women in the fine harness class. She is survived by her sons Dr. Vincent Zarcone of Los Altos, and John Zarcone of Granada Hills. Services were held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Metropolis, Ill. Arrangements were under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

Maurice Shecter

Maurice Shecter of Los Altos died April 20 in his home. He was 83.

He was a San Francisco business leader, fund raiser for the City of Hope and owned a heavy hardware/surplus business on Folsom Street in San Francisco until his retirement in 1985.

A San Francisco native, he resided in San Carlos until he moved to Los Altos Hills in 1972 and to Los Altos in 1989.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; his children, Vickie Busby, Philip Shecter, Marleen Sloper, Lesley Fong and Louis Shecter; grandchildren, James and Noelle Busby, Michael and Mark Sloper, Lauren and Erik Fong and Philip James Shecter.

Memorial services were held May 1 at Green Hills Golf and Country Club in Millbrae. Cremation was handled by the Neptune Society of San Jose.

The family prefers donations be made to the City of Hope or the American Cancer Society.
 

Lola G. Jackson

Lola G. Jackson, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, died April 21 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View. She was 77.

A bookkeeper for Melabs, she was a resident of Los Altos for 40 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Emily Jackson Chamberlain of Santa Cruz; sisters, Niceta Pappassi of San Antonio, Texas, and Berma Cox of San Jose; two grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Services were held April 25 in the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers donations be made to the Lung Association, 1469 Park Ave., San Jose 95126.
 

Richard Welch

Richard Welch died March 19 in his home in Greenville, Calif. He was 84.

Mr. Welch was press foreman for Foothill Printing and Publishing and later for Suburban Newspapers.

As foreman, two of the newspapers under his charge were the Los Altos Town Crier and the Cupertino Courier. His associates remember him fondly as a skilled craftsman and dedicated employee who could always be counted on to get quality reproductions from his offset presses despite deadline pressures.

He is survived by his wife, Iris; two daughters, Dorothy and Donna; and son, Richard.
 

Leland Lynberg

Leland D. Lynberg, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, died April 28 at El Camino Hospital. He was 63.

Mr. Lynberg was president of Costar, Inc. He is survived by his wife, Joanne S. Lynberg of Los Altos; children, Julie Tompkins of Idaho, Michael Lynberg of Massachusetts, Doug Lynberg of Colorado; brothers, Charles Lynberg of San Marino and Norm Lynberg of Georgia; and five grandchildren.

Private family services were held under the arrangements of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers that donations be made to the Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital.
 

Alice P. Walker

Alice P. Walker, former longtime resident of Los Altos, died April 29 in Dallas, Texas, at the home of her daughter. She was 99.

She was the wife of the late Edward Walker, nursery man and garden columnist for the Town Crier. They were organized members of the Garden House.

She is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Ward of Dallas; son, Bob Walker of Los Altos; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
 

John Manley Cotsworth

John Manley Cotsworth, a resident of Los Altos for 24 years, died April 27 in his home. He was 57.

A native of St. Louis, Mo., he was educated at John Burroughs School and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

He was employed in the microelectronics fiber optic field for 30 years and participated in refereeing and coaching in the American Youth Soccer Organization. He also coached in the Youth Basketball Association and was a member of the Palo Alto Elks club.

He is survived by his wife, Valda of Los Altos; daughter, Katie Roos of Los Altos; and siblings, Mike Cotsworth and Christy Richards both of Colorado.

The family prefers donations be made to the American Cancer Society.
 
 

Harold Chouinard
Harold Chouinard, a native of Hibbing, Minn., died May 8 in El Dorado Hills from heart complications. He was 75.

A former resident of Los Altos for many years, he was a veteran of World War II in the U. S. Coast Guard, and retired from Hewlett-Packard Company after 31 years of employment. In retirement, he enjoyed developing his skill as a master wood carver and craftsman.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary E. Chouinard. He was the father of Marlene Newton of El Dorado Hills, Harold Jr. of Cotati, and Cheryl Isbell of Sacramento.

Memorial Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church in Folsom May 13.
 

Donald Frederick Jr.
Donald M. Frederick, Jr., a native of Golden, Colo. died at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, May 1. He was 70.

A 19 year resident of Los Altos, he was a retired civil engineer with the City of Palo Alto where he was employed for 10 years. A graduate from the Colorado School of Mines, he was a veteran of World War II having served as a radio man in the Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Frederick of Los Altos; daughters Andrea Grotte and Genal Frederick of Colorado and Kathleen Schrader of Los Altos; and two grandchildren.

Cremation arrangements were made under the direction of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1213 Lincoln Ave., Suite 210, San Jose 95125.
 

Lottie Maciag
Lottie Maciag, a native of Jersey City, N.J., died May 1 of cancer. She was 81. She moved to Los Altos in 1994 and spent her last 18 months among family and friends.

The first 79 years of her life were spent in Jersey City where she was employed by RCA in Harrisson, N.J. She also worked as a school lunch server for the Jersey City School District.

She is survived by her son, George Maciag of Los Altos Hills, a sister, Lillian, and a brother, Frank.

A service was held May 3 at Spangler Mortuaries in Los Altos.
 

Jean F. Ryder
Jeannie Ryder died May 7 in her home in Cupertino from an aortic aneurysm. She was 66.

Friends describe her as a true Renaissance woman. Her accomplishments include the founding of the Gaslighter Theatre. Mrs. Ryder was a member of San Jose Civic Light Opera, a professional soloist, and a founding member of Balkanci Dance Troupe.

A native of Ohio, she was active in the overall community. She was a member and past president of the Cupertino Historical Society and its museum, a past president of the De Oro Club, a founding member of the De Anza Lancers, the Lace Museum and a member of the Bicentennial County Commission and bicentennial committee.

She is survived by her husband Hamilton Ryder of Cupertino and two daughters, Amy and Mindy.

A "Celebration of Life" will be observed Friday at 6 p.m. at the Quinlan Community Center in the Cupertino Room.

The family prefers memorials sent to the Jeannie Ryder Memorial, Cupertino Historical Society, 10185 North Stelling Road, Cupertino 95014.

Florence Wright Berger

Florence Wright Berger, a native of Mountain View, died May 12 in Palo Alto. She was 89.

A lover of art, travel, gardening and chocolate, she is survived by her daughters, Juliet Clark of San Francisco, Ellen Berger of Palo Alto and Honor Spitz of Los Altos.

Services were held May 15 at the Chapel of Roller & Hapgood & Tinney in Palo Alto. Interment was in Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.
 

Charles E. Lapple

Charles E. Lapple, a former longtime resident of Los Altos Hills, died May 6 in his home in Capistrano Beach. He was 80.

A native of New York, he graduated from Columbia University with a degree in chemical engineering. During his 40-year career, he specialized in air-pollution control and fluids handling. He was a senior scientist at SRI in Menlo Park from 1955 until his retirement in 1979. He held several patents and had numerous articles published.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sarah ("Sally") Lapple of Capistrano Beach; a son, Charles Lapple Jr. of Capistrano Beach; and daughter, Diane Griffin of Sunnyvale.

Services have been held. Inurnment was at Pacific View Memorial Park in Newport Beach.
 

Brent Warner

Brent Warner, a longtime Los Altos resident, died May 13 in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 59.

Born in Oakland, Mr. Warner graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received three master's degrees from Stanford University. Highlights of his professional career included purchasing the Ford Country Day School in 1960, where he was headmaster for 25 years; and starting a private education and psychological testing practice.

He and his wife, Judith, subsequently retired to Scottsdale, where he coached Little League baseball and American Youth Soccer Organization teams, served as a board member of the Children's Home Society Adoption Agency and volunteered at Children's Health Council.

Mr. Warner is survived by his wife of 30 years, Judith; sons, Blair, Blake and Blane; daughter, Whitney Anne; father, Jerry; and brothers, Grant and Mark.

Funeral services were held May 17 at the Chapel of Roller & Hapgood & Tinney in Palo Alto. Interment was at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto 94304.
 

Douglas C. Williams

Douglas ("Doug") C. Williams died April 12 after a lengthy illness. He was 80.

A former president and chief executive officer of P.E. O'Hair & Co., he loved his family, employees, customers, suppliers, tennis, golf, singing and dancing.

Mr. Williams is survived by his wife, Marian ("Mo"); son, Jeff; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 21 at the Los Altos United Methodist Church.
 

Mary Ferguson

Mary Catherine Ferguson, a Los Altos resident for 44 years, died May 17 in Mountain View. She was 81.

Born in Lafayette, Ind., she graduated from St. Francis High School in Lafayette, attended Loyola University in Chicago and then graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing. She worked at the Los Altos Library reference desk for 14 years and for the Mountain View Library Pioneer Room, and was a longtime member and former president of the Santa Clara County Genealogical and Historical Society.

Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her husband, John of Los Altos; children, M. Catherine Poe of Long Beach, N.Y., Cheril L. Musser of Dublin, Calif., John J. Ferguson of San Jose and James A. Ferguson of Redmond, Wash.; and seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

A Memorial Mass will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Simon Church in Los Altos.

The family prefers that contributions be made to the Parkinsons Institute, 1170 Morse Ave., Sunnyvale 94086.
 

Catharine Tobin

Catharine Scott Tobin, a longtime Los Altos resident, died May 12 at El Camino Hospital. She was 84.

Born in Philadelphia, Mrs. Tobin graduated from Vail Deane School in Elizabeth, N.J., and attended Smith College in Massachusetts. She married Robert P. Tobin in June 1937 and moved to Los Altos in 1949.

She was an active community volunteer with the Junior League of Palo Alto, Children's Health Council, the original Los Altos Library Commission and was past president of the Women's Architectural League. The Tobins were members of the University Club of Palo Alto, as well as many other social clubs.

Mrs. Tobin is survived by her daughters, Nancy Humpal of Los Altos and Cynthia Rust of Las Vegas; Nancy's husband, Jerry, and their two daughters, Megan Humpal and Ashley Wales; Cynthia's children, Calvin Case and Catharine Heine of St. Louis; and three great grandchildren, Takoa Case of Germany and Sam and Chelsea Wales of San Diego.
 

Maria Loya
Maria Loya, former principal at Slater School in Mountain View, died May 24 at her home in Tracy. She was 61.
Ms. Loya, who retired in February after serving in the school district for 19 1/2 years, worked with Headstart Migrant Education of Santa Clara County and juvenile court and served on the board of YMCA and scouts.

Over the years, she instituted the In-School Scouting Program, which teaches children how to make healthy snacks and deal with strangers and emergencies; and wrote a grant to start a child-care program, called Kid's Place, which is implemented in all Mountain View elementary schools.

"I can't say this strong enough: Kids came first with her. She was always concerned with their well being," said Joanne Brown, Slater special programs coordinator and longtime friend and co-worker of Loya's. "If they needed shoes, she'd get them; if their family needed food, she'd find a source; if they wanted to go to summer camp, she'd work something out."

A nun for 23 years at Holy Sisters Family in Fremont, Ms. Loya received the first "Year of the Child" award and the "Women of the Year" award from the local Business and Professional Women's Club.

She is survived by a brother, Manuel Valdez, and several other siblings; and was a foster parent for eight years.

A community memorial service will be held 4 p.m. today at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion, 1185 Miramonte Ave. Last week, her family held a memorial rosary and burial mass in Tracy; and a memorial for children was held at Slater School.
 

Gordon R. Lilves
Gordon R. Lilves, a 26-year Los Altos resident, died March 20.
Mr. Lilves and wife Elta have had relatives in Los Altos long before it became a "town."

A native of Piedmont and retired lieutenant of the San Francisco Fire Department, Mr. Lilves was a sustaining member of the county, state and national Republican Party, Friends of the Library, the Los Altos Homeowners' League and the Widows and Orphans Association. He was also a patron of the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary.

He is survived by his wife, Elta of Los Altos; and a son, Steven of Marin County.

A memorial service is being planned for later this month by his many friends of the San Francisco Fire Department. Interment was at Olivet Memorial Park in Colma under the auspices of the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries. The family prefers donations be made to the El Camino Hospital Auxiliary in Mr. Lilves' name.
 

Phyllis Einarson
Phyllis Einarson, longtime nurse at Stanford University Hospital and Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital in Palo Alto, died May 16 at Stanford. She was 66.
Born in Saint George's, Newfoundland, Canada, she graduated from The General Hospital School of Nursing.

She was the widow of the late Murray Einarson and is survived by her children, Patricia and Murray Einarson; siblings, Cavell Tyrrell and Shirley Squires; grandchildren, Stephanie and Mark Cuson and Kelly Roos; nieces and nephews, Paul, Christopher and Ted Tyrrell and Judy, Carol and Debbie Squires; and a large circle of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held May 30 at the Los Altos Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries.

The family prefers donations by made to either c/o Marilyn Pardy, Asst. Administrator, Janeway Child Health Centre, Janeway Place, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada A1A 1R8; or the Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital, attn. Development Department, 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto 94304.

Nellie M. Bolan
Nellie M. Bolan, a homemaker, died May 22 at the Roseville Medical Center. She was 83.

A native of Winters, S.D., she is the widow of the late Carl Bolan, and is survived by daughters, Glenna Schmidt and Gern Howell; son, Smokey; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Visitation and services were held at the Mountain View Chapel of Spangler Mortuaries; interment was held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.
 

Newell F. Whitsett
Newell F. Whitsett, a longtime Los Altos resident and founder of Peninsula Optical Stores and Whitsett Optical, died May 21.

A lifetime member of the Palo Alto Elks Club, he is survived by his wife, Bobbe; daughter, Judy Cresap; stepson, Jack Hewton; and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Services were held June 7 at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary Chapel in Palo Alto.
 

Edna Van De Mark
Edna Van De Mark, a 40-year former resident of Los Altos, died May 9 in Mobile, Ala. She was 89.

In 1991, she moved to Mobile to be near her relatives.

The Benson, La., native was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Joseph. The Van De Marks were members of the Los Altos Country Club.


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