Patricia Ann (Patsy) Batchelder of Old Snowmass, Colorado, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2019 after a 2 year bout with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) courageously making the best of every day. Patsy was born to William Batchelder and Jeanette Curry Batchelder on March 9, 1954 in San Francisco (Pacifica), California. In 1959, the family moved from Pacifica to Woodside where she ...
James Weeks Lyons
June 6, 1932 - Feb. 9, 2019
Palo Alto, California
James Weeks Lyons, a Palo Alto resident, died on Feb. 9. He was 86.
He grew up in Jamestown, New York. After high school, he attended Allegheny College where he received his baccalaureate degree. He pursued his graduate studies at Indiana University, where he earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in the School of Education. While there, he served as assistant director of the Indiana Mem...
In loving Memory, Kevin Gibson Riches passed away at age 50 on February 2, 2019. He was an adoring Husband, beloved Son, dedicated and passionate Father, Uncle, Cousin, & had so many many dear friends. He can best be described as “a man with no guile who made the world better with laughter & humor”
Born April 5, 1968 Mountain View, California to Carolyn (Cutler) Riches and Lawrence Victor...
Aug. 4, 1939 - Jan. 30, 2019
Lawson Lowe, 79, passed away after a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma. He was born in Palo Alto to Floyd and Alice Lowe. He attended Encinal Elementary and Menlo-Atherton High School. He received a BA in Economics (‘61) at Stanford, where he was a proud member of the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Theta Chi, and a MA in Business Administration (’73) at the University of Nebraska. He joined...
May 26, 1925 - Jan. 28, 2019
Palo Alto, California
Susan (Sue) Jacques Pines died Jan. 28 in Palo Alto. She was 93. Sue was the ninth of the 11 children of Lancelot Jacques and Margaret Nicodemus Jacques of Smithsburg, Maryland. She is survived by her son Jack, daughter-in-law Susan, six grandchildren (Karen Day, Jason Blaisdell, James Blaisdell, Merrick Blaisdell, Margaret Porto, Stephen Pines and Julia Garapon) and eight great grandchildren.
Eico Kay Ohara passed away peacefully at the age of 93 surrounded by family. She is survived by her two sons, Gary and Steve, grandchildren, Sean, Patrick, Megan and Morgan. She was a great grandmother to Gavin, Andrew and Noelle, a Great Auntie to Yoko Sato, and Auntie to Richard Yoneji and David Higaki. Very near and dear to Kay were her furry grand dogs - Maddie and Mali.
Kay was born in San...
Lawrence Albert Bross
Sept. 29, 1928 - Jan. 23, 2019
veteran, teacher/educator, public service
Lawrence (Larry) Albert Bross, a former educator who taught history and government at Palo Alto High School for 30 years, died in his Oceano home on Jan. 24. He was 90.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Morris and Anna Bross in 1928, he graduated from Tilden High School in Brooklyn and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut before earning a Master’s degree from the University of Oregon. He w...
Elizabeth Jean Rose-Morales died on Jan. 22. A native of New Jersey, she was born to Irene Temple and John Rose on Aug. 21, 1936. She attended Mt. St. Dominic Academy in Caldwell, New Jersey, graduating in 1956; earned her nursing degree at St. Joseph's Hospital, School of Nursing in Paterson, New Jersey, graduating in 1959; and her master's degree in Personnel Management at Redlands University in...
Gertrude Dyer Wilks
March 9, 1927 - Jan. 20, 2019
East Palo Alto, California
teacher/educator, public service
Gertrude Dyer Wilks believed that with enough will and determination, she could change the world. And for most of her life, she tried to do just that.
The longtime East Palo Alto resident became a prominent and powerful figure in the community, leading the charge for political, educational and social change for more than six decades.
She launched the area's first private African-American schoo...
Frank Garrett, Jr.
Feb. 20, 1927 - Jan. 18, 2019
Menlo Park, California
Frank Garrett, Jr., of Menlo Park, passed away on Jan. 18, surrounded by family at Stanford University Hospital from complications arising from aspiration pneumonia. He was 91 years old.
Frank was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on Feb. 20, 1927, to Frank, Sr. and Irene Harvey. Frank was the second born of four siblings, all of whom together with his parents, have predeceased him.
Sam Halsted, Stanford graduate, steeplejack, civil engineer, rugby player, politician, poker player, solar home builder, ordained minister, father, grandfather, friend, died January 16.
Sam was born May 28, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Samuel Thompson Halsted and Clarissa Hoskins Halsted. Within a few years the family moved to Riverside, CA, where his father had been raised. Two more children were ad...
Marilyn Cordon Lowe, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7 in Arden Wood, San Francisco. She was born in Berkeley on Feb. 29, 1932, to Royal and Lisle (Hubsch) Lowe. She was a graduate of Albany High School and the University of California, Berkeley, Class of 1954, with a major in music. She taught elementary school in Bay Area schools and in Berlin from 1960 to 1964 a...
Ann left this life peacefully just a few weeks short of her 97th birthday. Born in the small town of Lindsay, Oklahoma to Robert and Ila Reeves, she grew up in near-by town of Pauls Valley. A self-described tomboy, she recounted adventures with her younger brother, Bob, including how they would hitch a ride on the back of the ice wagon as it made its rounds. Always a music lover, Ann played cla...
Virginia Dale Roudebush “Ginnie” passed away at her longtime residence in Woodside, CA on Saturday January 5th, 2019. She was 88 years old and surrounded by loved ones including her faithful golden retriever Barkley. Virginia was born in Klamath Falls OR. Parents Henry and Anne Pahland moved to California and had brother William Pahland, who survives Virginia, along with his wife Margaret.
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 industr...
Patricia Margaret (Nagle) Jenkins passed away peacefully in her home at age 93 on Dec. 30, 2018, surrounded by her large, loving family. She was living in Linden, Virginia, with her daughter Marilyn and son-in-law Wayne Coffron. Pat was born Aug. 30, 1925, in Sydney, Australia, to Patrick Francis Nagle and Josephine (O’Keefe) Nagle. Pat and her sisters, Eileen and Joan, attended a convent school...