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

Tags: 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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Beatriz Garcia
Feb. 5, 1931 - May 26, 2014
Redwood City, California
Beatriz Garcia, longtime resident of Atherton, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 83 on May 26 at her home in Redwood City surrounded by her family whom she adored. Born in 1931 in Faial, Azores, Portugal, she moved to Ontario, Canada, in 1957 with her husband, Jose, and began her family. After 10 years of snow-filled winters, she convinced her husband to move to sunny Calif...

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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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Joan Griffiths
July 21, 1924 - May 24, 2014
Palo Alto, California
Joan Griffiths, a Palo Alto resident for 63 years, passed away on May 24 following a valiant effort to recover from a stroke. She was 89. The daughter of the Rev. Paul and Emily Schearrer, Joan was raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, where her father was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. A 1946 home economics and honors graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Joan was a member of Kappa A...

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John D. Hancock
April 25, 1925 - May 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator, veteran

John D. Hancock, 89, a Palo Alto resident of almost 60 years, passed away May 22, 2014. After growing up in Los Angeles, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII, trained in aviation electronics in Monterey and served in Hawaii. Educated at Occidental College and University of Southern California, John earned his M.A. and Ed.D at Stanford. He married in 1948 and began his career teaching mathematics at...

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Carol Jane Hastings
Jan. 14, 1954 - May 10, 2014
Woodside, California

Tags: business

Carol Hastings died suddenly in the early morning hours of May 10 at her home in Woodside. A devoted wife and mother, treasured sister, beloved friend and dedicated colleague, her passing is mourned by a countless number of people who loved her dearly. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Carol was the eldest of four children born to James and Nancy Worthington Hastings. After graduating from the Univ...

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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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Jasmine Sophia Holm
May 3, 1977 - April 24, 2014
Sacramento, California
Jasmine Sophia Tayabas Holm died in Sacramento, California, on April 24. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage while running with her beloved dogs at a dog park near her home. Jasmine was 36. Jasmine was a bright spirit with a kind and loving heart, and she truly had the best laugh on the planet. Her joy in life was infectious. She drew people to her with her friendliness, vulnerability and true ...

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Catherine Hovland
Dec. 13, 1925 - June 30, 2014
Meridian, Idaho
Catherine "Cathy" Jean Hovland passed away June 30, 2014, in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 88. With her passing, the Stanford Cardinal and San Francisco 49ers football teams lost one of their biggest fans. Cathy was born December 13, 1925, in Larimore, North Dakota, where she graduated from Larimore High School. She was the only child of Harold and Emma Steedsman (nee Brown). Cathy was an exce...

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Murray Chapman Hunt
Sept. 10, 1919 - May 15, 2014
Napa, California

Tags: public service, sports, arts/media

Murray C. Hunt, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at The Meadows of Napa Valley on May 15, 2014. Born on September 10, 1919, to James Murray Hunt and Eva Turner Chapman Hunt, Murray was raised in Berkeley. Together with Louise Feagins Hunt, the love of his life for 64 years, Murray journeyed in 1959 from Oak Park, Illinois, to California in a red Volkswagen bus with five kids. The...

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