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Frank E. Gallagher Jr.
March 29, 1915 - Feb. 9, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: veteran, public service

Colonel Frank E. (Ned) Gallagher Jr., USMC ret., passed away Feb. 9, 2015, in the home that he loved surrounded by his family. Ned was born in Watervilet New York, March 29, 1915. He graduated from Brookline High School, Lawrence Academy Prep. and Boston University, where he pursued his interests in business and music. Ned enrolled in the ROTC program and eventually accepted a regular permanent...

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Juanita Girand
Dec. 8, 1937 - April 1, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Juanita Jones Girand was born in 1937 in the then Panama Canal Zone. She was the desperately-sought-after only child from an extended family, the granddaughter of American pioneers who had emigrated to Panama in search of better lives. At the time of steamships, her young life was punctuated by travel to and from the United States, visiting various extended family. She became valedictorian of her ...

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Nancy Elizabeth Glass
Nov. 9, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2015
Woodside, California

Tags: business

Nancy Elizabeth Glass, a 5th generation San Mateo County resident, passed away February 24th in Palo Alto, CA, at the age of 87. Nancy was born November 9, 1927, the only child of Eric and Elizabeth Alsford. She attended Half Moon Bay High School and San Mateo Junior College. Growing up in San Gregorio, Nancy spent most of her adult life working at Peterson & Alsford, her family’s general stor...

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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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Diana Halprin
Jan. 30, 1938 - Dec. 8, 2014
Portola Vallley, California

Tags: public service

Diana Halprin passed away after a six plus year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and in 1959 received her undergraduate degree from Simmons College in Boston, where she met her husband, Steve. In 1963, they moved to the Bay Area, where they raised their two sons. She returned to school to get a master's degree in counseling from Santa Clara Universit...

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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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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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John Holmgren
Dec. 2, 1923 - Jan. 30, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business, sports

John Dwight Holmgren passed away peacefully at his home in Menlo Park, California, on Jan. 30, 2015, surrounded by family, at age 91. He was born on Dec. 2, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, the beloved son of Swedish immigrants Joel and Agnes Holmgren. After his father suffered an untimely death when John was 4 years old, his mother moved with him to Pasadena, California, where close family friends li...

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Doris Lyons Hoover
Oct. 8, 1927 - Dec. 26, 2014
Palo Alto, CA, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media

Doris Lyons Hoover was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, on Oct. 8, 1927, on her grandparents' farm. She was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and attended college at the University of Chattanooga, (now UTC) where she received honors in art and was elected homecoming queen and Miss U.C. At U.C. she met her husband Jack Hoover, and the couple moved to Palo Alto in 1954. Doris became a nationally kno...

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Alan Rodney Hopkinson
Jan. 29, 1942 - Jan. 1, 2015
Santa Barbara, California

Tags: business

Alan Rodney Hopkinson, 72, son of the late Merlin Hopkinson and the late Betty Bailey, died unexpectedly and in his sleep on Jan. 1, 2015, at home in Summerland, Santa Barbara. Born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, in 1942, Alan was one of three brothers. He was a brilliant boy, excelled scholastically and won a scholarship to Merton College, Oxford University, where he obtained a master of arts degree ...

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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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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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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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