Robert C. Gex died peacefully on April 20 at Palo Alto Commons after many years battling Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marian; son, Timothy (Jennifer) of Folsom, California; daughters, Nicolette (Philip) Nasr of Santa Cruz, California, and Nancy (Brandon) Goldman of Ashland, Oregon; and seven grandchildren (Mikaela, Marshall, Gabriel, Robert, Sierra, Terrabella and L...
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 ...
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...
Greta Elizabeth Goth
March 17, 1928 - June 29, 2015
Portola Valley, California
public service, business
Greta Elizabeth Goth died in her home June 29, 2015. She was the loving wife of O.A. Goth, who preceded her in death in 2006, loving mother of Ted Goth and his wife Eivor, loving grandmother of Michael Goth and his wife Kristina, and loving great-grandmother of Grant and Saxon Goth.
Greta worked with her husband in their law office in Redwood City for over 35 years. She was well known in the ...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
Dec. 2, 1923 - Jan. 30, 2015
Menlo Park, California
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...
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...
March 14, 1931 - June 19, 2015
Portola Valley, California
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...
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...
May 28, 1930 - Feb. 16, 2015
Menlo Park, California
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...
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...