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Nancy Graff
Aug. 8, 1922 - May 20, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Nancy Graff, 92, a 45 year resident of Menlo Park, died May 20, 2015. She was born in San Francisco. After retiring from her tax preparation business, she traveled the world and was an avid card game player and reader. She is undoubtedly watching Jeopardy tonight as she did every night-religiously. She is survived by her children, granddaughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren, also by her...

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Kathryn Green
July 17, 1953 - April 12, 2015
Los Altos Hills, California
Kathryn Green, a passionate philanthropist dedicated to the arts, environment and women's issues, passed away at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, following a tragic roadside accident. The beloved wife of Richard Partridge, senior staff scientist at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Kathryn was a resident of Los Altos Hills since 2006, a free spirit who touched many lives. Born ...

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Andrew Griscom
Oct. 12, 1928 - June 21, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Andrew Griscom, 86, of Palo Alto, California, and Chatham, Massachusetts, died on Father's Day, June 21, 2015, of cancer. A true Renaissance man and enthusiastic lifetime learner, Andy was born on Oct. 12, 1928, in Boston, to Ludlow Griscom, a famous ornithologist and naturalist, and Edith Sumner Sloan, a lifelong volunteer for the Grenfell Mission. He attended the Dexter School, Milton Academy...

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Mary Jean Hammers
Dec. 26, 1924 - May 26, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Mary Jean Hammers died peacefully in Palo Alto after a long battle with Parkinson’'s disease. She was 90 years old. She was born Mary Jean Fields in Tipton, Iowa, in 1924. She was one of nine children -- the oldest daughter, but the smallest one in her large family. At her peak, Mary Jean stood only 5 feet tall, but her life was proof that small can be mighty. She left Tipton in 1943, at age 18...

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Mark Patrick Hanley
Sept. 14, 1962 - June 18, 2015
Redwood City, California

Tags: business

Mark Patrick Hanley September 14, 1962 – June 18, 2015 After a long, courageous battle with cancer, Mark Patrick Hanley passed away June 18 with his mother, Constance, at his side. Born in Sharon, PA, Mark was three years old when his family moved to Southern California. He attended Laguna Beach High School, where he received numerous awards and graduated Magna Cum Laude. At UCLA he was a ...

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Gary Granville Harmon
Dec. 21, 1937 - Feb. 13, 2015
Atherton, California

Tags: business

Gary Granville Harmon, beloved husband and father, died on Friday, February 13, 2015 following a series of strokes. He was a native Californian, born to Irene and Granville Harmon of San Mateo in 1937. He lived on the Peninsula for most of his life and had been a resident of Atherton since 1977. He was a graduate of San Mateo High School (1955), Stanford University (BSEE 1959), and Harvard Gra...

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George Clement Heaton
Sept. 22, 1925 - July 10, 2015
Stanford, California
Engineer, handyman, spiritual seeker and friend, George Clement Heaton passed away peacefully on July 10, 2015, at the age of 89, at the Stanford home he shared for 35 years with his beloved partner Sita de Leeuw, who predeceased him on May 18, 2015. He had recently been hospitalized with pneumonia and died of natural causes. George was born on Sept. 22, 1925, in the town of Gerrards Cross, Eng...

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Thomas Kilburn Hickey
Sept. 4, 1936 - March 27, 2015
Oakland, California

Tags: arts/media, veteran

Thomas Kilburn Hickey, an artist his entire life, died in Oakland, California, on Friday, March 27, 2015. Born in Palo Alto, California, he was the son of Daniel Kilburn Hickey and Novia Rogers Hickey, both artists. He was the brother of Daniel Paul Hickey (1932-2008). He graduated from Palo Alto High School, 1954. He was a resident of Palo Alto much of his life. He served in the U.S. Army and ...

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Jean Lewis Fox Horn
Sept. 9, 1932 - April 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jean Lewis Fox Horn passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 11, at Stanford Hospital, secondary to cardiac disease. Jeanie was born on Sept. 9, 1932, in Summit, New Jersey, to John and Helen Fox. With her parents and two younger sisters, the family moved to East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1942, where she attended grammar school. Two years later, during World War II, the Fox family moved to t...

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Beverly Huff
Nov. 20, 1922 - July 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Beverly Humphreys Huff died peacefully July 25 at the age of 92. Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Fresno, California, to Catherine Bailard Humphreys and George Humphreys, she grew up in Carpinteria, California. Beverly was a fourth-generation Californian, and her family still runs the avocado ranch that was originally bought by her great-grandparents. She attended Carpinteria High School and graduated from ...

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Allen Inhelder
March 14, 1931 - June 19, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: veteran

On June 19, 2015, Allen Inhelder passed away in his Portola Valley home with his family at his side, after a courageous battle with lung disease. He was 84 years old. Allen was born in New Jersey on March 14, 1931. He was the younger of two brothers. Allen moved to Fallbrook, California, as a teenager with his parents William and Bianca Inhelder. He worked with his family on their avocado o...

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Jeanette Inman
Dec. 1, 1922 - April 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Jeanette Owen Inman, 92, peacefully passed away Tuesday, April 28, in Palo Alto. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arthur N. Inman. Jeanette was born in San Jose in 1922, where she spent her childhood as a student of music and dance. She attended SJSC where she was active in Ero Sophian/Alpha Phi sorority, and her abilities in dance, playing piano, art, journalism and choreo...

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Roger John Jackman
Jan. 19, 1937 - July 7, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

Dr. Roger John Jackman of Palo Alto passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 7, 2015, after a battle with aggressive brain cancer. Roger was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on Jan. 19, 1937. Roger married high school classmate Mary Clawson on July 26, 1958. Roger is survived by his wife; sons, Thomas Roger (Annemari) and Derek Michael and daughter Heidi Ann (Gardner Grout); three gran...

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Alma Jackson
May 28, 1930 - Feb. 16, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: public service

Our Beloved Alma Johnson Jackson was born on May 28, 1930, in Crowley, Louisiana, to the late Abra and Artille Johnson. From this union were born seven children. Her mother later married Minga Dabbs. From this union were born two children. Alma spent her early childhood years growing up in Louisiana, enjoying life with family and friends. Alma graduated from Ross High School in Crowley, Louisia...

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Ruth Katherine Jackson
June 3, 1921 - March 15, 2015
Atherton, California
Ruth Ford Jackson, 93, died March 15, 2015 in Redwood City, California with family members by her side. She was born Ruth Katherine Ford on June 3, 1921, to the late Ernest and Ruth Ford of Hebron and later Laurel, Mississippi. Ruth graduated from high school in 1939 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi College in 1943. While living in Laurel, she met the late Thoma...

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Beverly James
March 6, 1938 - April 28, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Beverly James was a graphic designer who dedicated her life to art and artists. She served as trustee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for nearly 20 years, and as trustee of the San Francisco Art Institute, serving a term as chairman of the board. She earned an A.B. in fine arts at San Francisco State University in 1961. Beverly was born in San Francisco in 1938 and grew up in Redwood...

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Joanne Janssen
Oct. 28, 1927 - March 9, 2015
Villa Park, California

Tags: business

The Janssen family sadly announces the passing of Joanne Seidel Janssen on Monday, March 9, 2015, from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease. Joanne was 87. A resident of Menlo Park, CA, for over 40 years, Joanne relocated in her later years to Eugene, Oregon, and finally Southern California to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Joanne was born in Berkeley, CA, on October 28, ...

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James E. Jervis
Jan. 17, 1936 - May 31, 2015
Atherton, California

Tags: business

James E. Jervis, 79, lost his two-year battle with melanoma on Sunday, May 31, 2015, passing peacefully at home with his wife and children at his side. Jim was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Palo Alto and Menlo Park. He was a Phi Beta Kappa BSME and MBA graduate of Stanford, and an early employee of Raychem, where he held various positions over 38 years, earning numerous significant pat...

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