Sept. 25, 1930-Dec. 30, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Ellen Uhrbrock, 88, a 64-year resident of Palo Alto, died Dec. 30, 2018 in Palo Alto. She was born in Cincinnati, and graduated from the Westtown School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Oberlin College, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she was one of three women who graduated in the Class of 1956. For many years she was an entrepreneurial small business-woman in the travel industry. Throughout her life, Ellen brought her training, skills, energy and intelligence to a variety of business and volunteer projects. Late in her life, during the past few years, she participated in Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan Update Leadership Group as a member appointed by the City Council, where she championed transportation planning because of her long-term interest in transit systems. Ellen was fortunate throughout her life to have many friends whom she valued and cherished. She is survived by her niece, Carol Berry of Clarksburg, California; her nephew, Steve Schultz of Naperville, Illinois; great-niece Jessica Schultz and great-nephew Steve M Schultz, both of Naperville.