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Georgia "Dean" Evans
1941 - Sept. 24, 2014
Encinitas, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Georgia Trudean "Dean" Evans peacefully passed into the presence of her Lord in Encinitas, California, following several years of declining health. She was a precious gift to all who knew her. Born Georgia Trudean Richmond in 1941 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and known as Dean, she was the daughter of Eileen (Scholes) and George Richmond. Dean graduated from Lord Byng High School in Vanc...

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Patricia "Patsy" Evans Weiss
Jan. 19, 1923 - July 14, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Patricia Miller Evans Weiss, 91, of Palo Alto, California, died on July 14, 2014. She was born to Colonel R.G. Miller and Dollie Martin in Fort Lewis, Washington, on Jan. 19, 1923. She graduated from the University of North Carolina. An untiring social activist, she worked in the Settlement Houses in New York City in the 1940s, campaigned with the Farm Workers in California in the 1960s, sto...

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Barbara Doris Crangle Ferguson Trainer
April 8, 1922 - July 30, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Barbara passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family at the age of 92. The eldest daughter of William and Doris Crangle of Cleveland, Ohio, she attended Denison University as a member of Alpha Phi sorority. After graduating with a degree in sociology, she turned to adventure, studying aviation and eventually ended up with a career in the travel business. San Francisco captured her heart...

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Barbara Foster
Dec. 19, 1936 - June 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, business

Barbara Foster, a resident of Palo Alto for almost 50 years, died in her sleep on Sunday, June 8, at the age of 77. She was a loving wife and mother, an active contributor to community causes and a social connector for many circles of friends. Her passing is an unexpected loss to the many people who knew and loved her. Born Barbara Ann Bachman on December 19, 1936, in Vancouver, Washington, she...

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Steve Freese
June 3, 1948 - Nov. 12, 2014
San Juan Capistrano, California
Steve Freese was born on June 3, 1948, and died on Nov. 12, 2014 from complications due to lung cancer. His wife, Laura Smyth Freese, and daughters, Corine Freese, Shauna Freese and Alexa Freese Wiley were by his side, along with other friends and relatives. He grew up in Palo Alto, attending Crescent Park Elementary School, Jordan Junior High School and Palo Alto High School. Though Steve a...

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Genevieve Gilbert
Sept. 17, 1921 - July 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Genevieve Stewart Gilbert died on July 13, 2014, at Topanga Park Assisted Living in Canoga Park, under the care of Faith and Hope Hospice, after a long illness. Prior to that she was a longtime resident of Palo Alto, California. She was born in 1921 in St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Beaumont High School, Harris Teachers College, and Washington University. While at Washington University she m...

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Edwin M. 'Ted' Good
April 23, 1928 - Sept. 12, 2014
Eugene, Oregon

Tags: teacher/educator

Edwin M. (Ted) Good passed away from multiple causes on Sept. 12, 2014. Born April 23, 1928, in French Cameroun, Africa. Dr. Good was a professor of religious studies at Stanford University (1956-91), a Hebrew scholar, and a piano historian. He published six books and many articles on these subjects. He was also a fine pianist and enjoyed performing chamber music. After retirement in 1991, he m...

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Daniel H Goodman
Aug. 11, 1916 - Aug. 23, 2014
Menlo Park, California

Tags: business, veteran

Daniel H. Goodman, 98, died at his home on August 23, 2014. Dan was born on August 11, 1916, to Samuel and Rae Goodman in El Paso, Texas. After high school, Dan worked at various jobs in El Paso before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in May 1941. He was already on active duty when the United States entered World War II. He rose from seaman to the commissioned rank of Lieutenant JG. Dan married H...

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Alan Henderson
June 20, 1925 - Sept. 13, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, business, veteran

Alan Henderson, former mayor of Palo Alto, World War II veteran, accountant and business manager, died Sept. 13, 2014, of complications related to stroke. He was 89. Paul Alan Henderson, known as Alan, was born in San Francisco on June 20, 1925. He lived in Burlingame with his parents and elder brother Richard until age 6, when his father's insurance company fell victim to the Depression. The f...

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Julia Henderson
1919 - Aug. 21, 2014
Portola Valley, California
Julia Henderson died August 21, 2014. A longtime resident of Portola Valley, she was 94. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Arvin Henderson, a pediatrician who cared for local children for more than 35 years, until his retirement in 1990. Mrs. Henderson graduated from Indiana University, where she received her bachelor of arts degree in business. After raising her children, she worke...

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James A. Hildebrand
Jan. 8, 1930 - Oct. 20, 2014
Foster City, California

Tags: public service, veteran

Jim died peacefully at home while his beloved wife, June, held his hand. He had bravely faced brain cancer. Jim loved his family, traveling, serving the public through his legal work, golf and nature. He was a caring and supportive step-father and grandfather to June's children and grandchildren, and a loving uncle, brother and friend. He loved birds and was proud to help save the butterflies o...

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Philip Gibson Hodge
Nov. 9, 1920 - Nov. 11, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, arts/media, veteran

Professor Philip G. Hodge Jr., member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards in his field, died peacefully on Nov. 11, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California, with his daughter and granddaughter by his side. Professor Hodge was a key contributor to plasticity theory and published five books on the subject, several of which were translated into other languages. His research ...

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Pete Hodges
Aug. 14, 1951 - Oct. 20, 2014
Mountain View, California

Tags: public service

Pete Hodges passed away on October 20 in Palo Alto due to complications from a stroke. He's survived by his two daughters Erika and Bohdi Hodges, his grandson Logan Hodges and his step-children Dustin Bishop, Angela Wicks and Tony Yazbeck. He's also survived and memorialized by anyone who has a yearning to learn and whomever stands fiercely by their personal moral code. Pete was an explorer, an in...

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