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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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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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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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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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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, veteran

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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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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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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Barbara Allen Johnson
March 28, 1918 - Jan. 8, 2015
Portola Valley, California
Barbara Allen Johnson, 96, a resident of Portola Valley for more than 50 years, died peacefully on Jan. 8, 2015. A dedicated class assistant in first grade for years, she loved Ormondale School and helped young residents both at school and as a home tutor. She mentored disabled children. She was a friend of the Portola Valley Library and active in the local informal jigsaw puzzle swap. S...

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