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Obituaries Obituaries (May 13, 2005)


Gertrude King

Gertrude King, a 47-year Mountain View resident who worked for more than three decades as a mechanic fixing jet airplanes, died in Los Altos on April 29.

Born on June 12, 1914 in Fort Collins, Colo., King moved to California in 1948 when United Airlines transferred her. She worked as a mechanic for the airlines for 33 years.

Her brothers, Ernest and Richard Gunninson, sister Dorothy Adams and son Chester King preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Bonny Collins of Palo Alto and Nancy Smith of Mountain View, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held May 6 at Spangler Mortuary in Los Altos . Donations may be made to a charity of choice.

Palmira Monighetti

Palmira "Polly" Monighetti died in her Mountain View home May 4 at the age of 96. Her family called her "Palmira" because she was born on Palm Sunday April 4, 1909 in Torino, Italy.

Monighetti moved to California with her family when she was 4 years old. In 1944 she married Dante "Don" Monighetti and moved to Mountain View. She worked at a number of delicatessens during her life, including the State Deli on Castro Street.

Monighetti is preceded in death by her husband, two brothers and three sisters. She is survived by a brother, Aldo Ausano of Mountain View, her son Richard of San Jose, and several grandchildren. The funeral mass was May 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.


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