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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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Joan Leaver
Feb. 8, 1925 - Jan. 11, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Joan Agnes O'Grady Leaver, 89, entered into God's loving embrace on Jan. 11, 2015, from her home in Menlo Park, California. She was born on Feb. 8, 1925, in Palo Alto (then known as Mayfield.) Her parents, Thomas and Delia Finn O'Grady, were immigrants from County Roscommon in Ireland. Joan grew up in Palo Alto and graduated from Mercy High School in Burlingame, California, which she attended on a...

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Harry Hann-yi Lee
Nov. 25, 1997 - Jan. 24, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: arts/media

Harry Hann-yi Lee, age 17, passed away on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his residence in Palo Alto. Harry was a high school senior at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California, and was a talented cyclist, artist and musician, among many other things. Harry is survived by his father, Tsu-Chang Lee, and mother, Salina An, both of Palo Alto; and twin sisters, Jennifer Lee of Los...

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Roi Diane Lucas-Hall
Oct. 17, 1950 - Jan. 10, 2015
Oakland, California
Roi Diane Lucas-Hall, born Oct. 17, 1950, was called home to her savior on Jan. 10, 2015. She was a graduate of Gunn High School. Then she attended college in Washington, D.C., where she met her husband of 44 years, Gregory Hall. She moved to Oakland, California, in the early 1980s and was committed to serving the Lord and raising her family and her community as much as she could. She worked with ...

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Susan Adams Lumm
March 26, 1943 - Jan. 2, 2015
San Luis Obispo, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Susan Adams Lumm, 71, of San Luis Obispo, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Sue was born in Racine, Wisconsin, and attended John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana, where she met her beloved husband Steve, whom she married in 1966. They are the proud and loving parents of three children -- Jeff Lumm, Mindy Lumm and Amy (Dan) Baer -- and three grandchildren (Caelum, Terra and Theo Baer). ...

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Teen Makowski
Jan. 30, 1928 - Jan. 19, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Teen Fredell Makowski, a 52-year resident of Palo Alto, died Jan. 19, 2015. She was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Jerome, Arizona. She attended the University of Arizona and taught in Glendale, Arizona, before moving to California in 1960. She worked for the Fremont Union High School District as a teacher, counselor, project manager and consultant before retiring in 2005. She loved camping, fishing, pain...

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Louise Mallette
April 12, 1913 - Jan. 5, 2015
Mountain View, California
Louise Mallette passed away on January 5, 2015. Mrs. Mallette was 101 years old. She is survived by her daughters Pat Mallette of Mountain View and Michelle Krenzin of Colorado Springs and grandchildren Ron, Linda and Jim Pavlichek and David Krenzin. The family plans a private memorial service....

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Harry Markowitz
Nov. 26, 1911 - Feb. 3, 2015
Redwood City, California

Tags: teacher/educator, veteran

At rest in Redwood City, California, on Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 103. Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, on Nov. 26, 1911, to the late Lewis and Deborah Markowitz, Harry was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, director of music programs in RI and played in the U.S. Army Band during WWII. Harry was preceded in death by his wife Anne and son Laurence. He is survived by his son...

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Michael Shaw McClaskey
June 17, 1959 - Jan. 31, 2015
Danville, California
Michael was born and raised in Palo Alto, working his way through Walter Hayes, Jordan and Paly before attending Chico State -- and collecting new friends at each stop. He met Gigi Riker through his sister Julia's sorority at Cal Poly. They fell in love, married, had three children and settled in Danville. As a child in Palo Alto, Michael and his friends joined Little League, played "mud ball" ...

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Michael Mansfield Meyer
Aug. 19, 1947 - Jan. 10, 2015
Menlo Park, California

Tags: veteran

Michael Mansfield Meyer, 67, died on January 10th in Menlo Park, California. (Photo is of Michael Meyer with his granddaughter, Sarah Meyer of Menlo Park.) Michael was born in Brawley, California, the son of Eloise Grace Latham and Richard Vincent Meyer. He grew up on military bases around the country. At age 17, he joined the Navy and served in the Vietnam War. He studied Goju Ryu inte...

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Jacquelin Mitchell
Dec. 31, 1931 - Dec. 29, 2014
Atherton, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Jacquelin Baumgarten Mitchell of Atherton died on December 29, 2014, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, Lincoln A. Mitchell, daughter Rebekah Ann Mitchell of Kentfield, sister Rebekah Ann Bashford of Idyllwild, and nephew Morris D. Mitchell and niece Elizabeth D. Mitchell, both of Soquel. Jackie, then “Miss Baumgarten,” taught kindergarten at Hillview School and then Enc...

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Patricia (Patty) Irene Nelson
April 10, 1958 - Jan. 9, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Patty passed away at Stanford Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. As the daughter of Harold and Puz Nelson of Menlo Park, CA, Patty graduated from Carlmont High School in San Carlos. She was a member of the Golden Gate Regional Center and worked for many years with Hope de Anza Workshops in Mountain View. Through them, she worked with such companies as Orchard Supply Hardwar...

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Alice Roberts
Nov. 14, 1914 - Feb. 4, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Alice Tallmon Roberts, a 75-year resident of Palo Alto, died Wednesday, Feb. 4. She was 100. A native of Morgan Hill, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Roberts Jr. A longtime member of OES, PEO, DAR, Avenidas Art Class and Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and a past member of the Palo Alto First Methodist Church. She was a caregiver over the years to family and friends; loved chil...

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Patricia Romelfanger
Aug. 4, 1932 - Feb. 8, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Pat passed away peacefully at home with her 2 daughters and one of her wonderful caregivers by her side. Pat was born in Scranton, PA. Pat graduated from Boston College and became a nurse. Her love of travel brought her to California where she could enjoy the coastline and Lake Tahoe. The color purple, butterflies, eating lobster, watching movies, listening to music, painting and watching ...

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Ruth Naomi Sawyer-Clark
March 4, 1922 - Jan. 31, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: business

Ruth Naomi Stockwell Sawyer Clark, a longtime Palo Alto resident, passed away peacefully after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer's. She would have been 93 years old this March. Loving and caring for others was her calling in this life, as she found great joy and happiness as a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Ruth, the eldest of five children, was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...

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Robert Clark Sleeper
March 17, 1938 - Feb. 11, 2015
Palo Alto, California
At rest in Palo Alto, Feb. 11, 2015, Robert Clark Sleeper. Robert was born in Larchmont, New York, on March 17, 1938, to George E. Sleeper Jr. and Winifred McCargar. Robert was a descendant of California pioneers and lived the majority of his life in Northern California. Robert earned his B.A. in illustration from Art Center in Pasadena, California. On Feb. 24, 1962, Robert married Marina Gysbe...

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