Jan. 2, 1983 - Aug. 11, 2016
Menlo Park, California
Nick Jenkins, 33, a lifelong resident of Menlo Park passed away August 11, 2016, after a 7-year battle with a brain tumor.
Nick never complained while enduring multiple treatments and faced each setback with strength, dignity and a sense of humor.
We will always remember Nick for his kindness and compassion for friends, children and animals.
Nick graduated from M-A in 2001 and after wor...
PETER (PETE) ASHLEY JOHNSON, 74, of Clearlake, California, passed away at Stanford Medical Center surrounded by his family on July 31, 2016.
Pete was born on December 13, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to J. Theodore and Barbara (Salmon) Johnson. He was raised in California (Saratoga/Sunnyvale area).
He graduated from Freemont High School and West Valley College.
Pete began his ca...
Archer “Duncan” King, Jr. passed away July 30, 2016, at his home in Auburn, California, surrounded by family. Duncan lived the majority of his life in Palo Alto, California, graduating from Palo Alto High in 1955.
After Palo Alto, he moved to Bodega Bay, finally retiring to Auburn to be close to family.
He was many things: husband, father, grandpa, attorney, artist, fisherman and traveler...
Adelyne P. Lange, a long-time resident of Palo Alto, died August 15 at her home. Adelyne was born in Conway, Pennsylvania in 1922 to Domenic and Roseann Catalucci. She was the youngest daughter and one of ten siblings.
Adelyne obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia University. Adelyne moved to Palo Alto and was employed, for many years, by Stanford University as a...
Annette Z. Long
Oct. 16, 1920 - July 17, 2016
Annette Sophie Zaepffel Long, a longtime resident of Los Altos, was born on October 16, 1920, in Woodside, CA, and passed away peacefully in her sleep, in her own home, in her own bed, at the Alpine Vista senior apartment complex in Sandpoint, Idaho, on Sunday morning July 17th, after suffering a debilitating stroke a month earlier.
Annette's parents, Elise Scherding and Anton Alexis Zaepffel...
Darle Ann Maveety
Oct. 24, 1929 - Aug. 9, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Darle Ann Hermann Maveety died peacefully at her home at The Vi at Palo Alto. Darle was born in Astoria, Oregon to Otto Hermann and Marie Scuddings Hermann. She grew up in Portland, Oregon. Her father was a construction engineer that built the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, Oregon, the St. John’s Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and the Bonneville Grand Coulee and Hungry Horse Dams among many othe...
Wilbur Raymond Morton
Aug. 11, 1919 - July 16, 2016
Palo Alto, California
arts/media, business, public service
Wilbur Raymond Morton, resident of Palo Alto for 58 years, passed away on July 16. He was 96. For the last four years he called the Palo Alto Commons his home. Born and raised in Campbell, CA, he was the son of Gladys L. Morton and Herold W. Morton. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1941 with a degree in electrical engineering. He was a top marksman and member of the ROTC.
Will met th...
Surrounded by most of his immediate family, Michael passed away peacefully in his sleep. Having suffered from a neurological degenerative disease for 6 years, it was his time.
Michael will truly be missed as he was loved by so many. His humor and his presents was always special, people would say he was the coolest guy they ever met, and he was.
He was born in Columbus, Texas, to Mark Harol...
Charles M. Packer
April 21, 1930 - July 10, 2016
Emerald Hills, California
Dr. Charles Maurice Packer was born in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 21, 1930, to Charles Bratton Hill and Helen Dorothy Hill. He died July 10, 2016, in Redwood City, Calif.
At a young age, following the passing of his father, Charles was adopted by Austin Packer who had married his mother Helen.
While Dr. Packer was in grade school, the family moved to Burlingame, Calif., where he graduate...
Willis T. Sperry
June 16, 1926 - July 20, 2016
Willis “Bill” Turner Sperry, age 90, passed away on July 20, 2016, in Hughson, California.
Bill was born on June 16, 1926 in Algona, Iowa. He graduated from Greene High School. He graduated from Upper Iowa University with a bachelor's degree and received a Master’s degree from Drake University in Iowa.
He was a World War II veteran and trained to be a pilot in the Naval Air Corps.