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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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Marilyn Jean Smithson
Sept. 21, 1927 - Jan. 21, 2015
La Selva Beach, California
Marilyn Jean (Anderson) Smithson died peacefully surrounded by her family on Jan. 21. She was 87. Born in Walla Walla, Washington, she grew up in Tacoma and graduated from the University of Washington in 1950. She married Luther (Bud) Smithson in 1956 and moved to California where she raised her family. She was always an active community member - serving on the Palo Alto PTA for many years and...

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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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Patricia C Bilir
March 17, 1949 - Jan. 16, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Patricia was born in Los Angeles, California, to Conrad and Elizabeth Olson. She studied biology at Stanford University, completing her B.A. and M.A. in 1972. She met Necmi Bilir while at Stanford, and the two married in Palo Alto in 1973. They then moved to Turkey for seven years, teaching at a university while starting a family, before returning to Palo Alto in 1981. Patricia enjoyed a wide rang...

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Nelle Atkinson Frost
June 12, 1919 - Jan. 12, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Nelle passed away peacefully at age 95 in Palo Alto on Jan. 12, joining her beloved husband Lamont, who passed away two years ago. She leaves behind her son, Otis Lamont Frost, III; her daughter-in-law, Judy Moeggenberg Frost; her granddaughters, Amy Katherine Frost and Megan Frost Belanger; Megan's husband, Mark Belanger; and her twin great-grandchildren Helen and Misha Belanger. Her sisters, Nan...

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Margaret Marquardt
Sept. 23, 1911 - Jan. 12, 2015
Palo Alto, California

Tags: public service

Margaret Marquardt passed away in the comfort of her Palo Alto home early Monday morning, Jan. 12, 2015, at the age of 103. "Peg," originally from Perma, Montana, is survived by two sons, Donald and Bruce Marquardt, and a daughter, Kathleen Gooyer. She also lives through eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Margaret was famous for her apple pies, watermelon pickles and snicker doodle ...

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Norman S. Coplon
June 19, 1937 - Jan. 11, 2015
Portola Valley, California
Dr. Norman S. Coplon, the pioneering founder of Satellite Healthcare Inc. (San Jose, California) and a committed husband, father, physician, professor, businessman and volunteer, passed peacefully Sunday morning, January 11, 2015, at home with his family by his side, after a long illness. He was 77. Dr. Coplon was known throughout the field of nephrology and the dialysis industry for his patien...

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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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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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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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Jean Burke
Sept. 11, 1921 - Jan. 10, 2015
Los Altos, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Jean Tait Burke, 93, of Los Altos, California, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2015. Jean was born Sept. 11, 1921 in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Jean was named after her grandfather, Eugene Crouch, a contractor and builder in Oil City. She was the oldest of three children after her older brother Zachary passed away shortly after birth. Her sister Cynthia and brother Howard passed away in 2007...

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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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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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Berhane Hiwot Azage
Sept. 14, 1987 - Jan. 8, 2015
Stanford, California
Our beloved Berhane Hiwot Azage unexpectedly passed away in Hong Kong on Jan. 8, 2015, at the age of 27. He is survived by his mother and father, brothers Adane and Manny, and sister Selam. Berhane was born on Sept. 14, 1987, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He attended Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Phi Beta Kappa, Tau...

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Betty Everson
Sept. 11, 1931 - Jan. 7, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Betty Christine Wolfe Everson passed away in Provo, Utah, on Jan. 7, 2015. She was born in Palo Alto, California, on Sept. 11, 1931, and was raised in Menlo Park, where she attended Las Lomitas Elementary School. After graduating from Sequoia High School, she attended San Jose State University, graduating in business and English. In 1954 she married Charles (Chuck) Everson, from Shelle...

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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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Martin Anderson
Aug. 5, 1936 - Jan. 3, 2015
Portola Valley, California

Tags: public service, teacher/educator

Martin Anderson died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 3, 2015, at his home in Portola Valley, California. He was 78 years old. He is survived by his wife, Annelise, of 49 years and his half-brother, James McHugh Jr. of Rye, New Hampshire, and his wife, Susan, and their two daughters. Anderson was the Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow, emeritus, at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. H...

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Jim L. Woodson
Feb. 22, 1939 - Jan. 3, 2015
Atherton, California

Tags: public service, business

Jim L. Woodson, 75, passed away peacefully in his home on January 3, 2015. Jim had resided on the Peninsula for over 45 years, the last 35 in Atherton. He was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the son of Bernard and Edna Woodson, on February 22, 1939. An excellent student and outstanding athlete, he graduated as Valedictorian of his class at Panama High School and won a football scholarship to O...

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