Beatriz Garcia, longtime resident of Atherton, passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 83 on May 26 at her home in Redwood City surrounded by her family whom she adored.
Born in 1931 in Faial, Azores, Portugal, she moved to Ontario, Canada, in 1957 with her husband, Jose, and began her family. After 10 years of snow-filled winters, she convinced her husband to move to sunny Calif...
Dec. 19, 1932 - May 26, 2014
Menlo Park, California
Elizabeth "Bitsie" Root was born in 1932 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Froebel Academy and then the Berkeley Institute (now known as the Berkeley-Carroll School).
She enjoyed summers on a farm and at a camp in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. After graduating from Connecticut College, where she majored in Early Childhood Development, she started her career i...
Jim Johnson, who is better known as the former stream keeper of San Francisquito Creek, died of a heart attack on May 26th at an ashram in India, where he had gone in pursuit of his spiritual path.
Jim was a native of Minnesota who grew up near Spring Creek and spent his boyhood in the woods and streams of his backyard. After a stint at St. Olaf College, he came to Berkeley for a time in the...
Joan Griffiths, a Palo Alto resident for 63 years, passed away on May 24 following a valiant effort to recover from a stroke. She was 89.
The daughter of the Rev. Paul and Emily Schearrer, Joan was raised in Takoma Park, Maryland, where her father was Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. A 1946 home economics and honors graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Joan was a member of Kappa A...
Isabel Waters passed away on May 23 at the age of 89 years.
Isabel was briefly survived by her devoted husband of 62 years, Bill Waters, who passed away on June 6, 2014.
She is survived by her children Manson, Dan and Marie (Grady); her grandchildren; great-grandchildren and extended family. She will be remembered by her family and many friends for her sense of humor and practical advice....
John D. Hancock
April 25, 1925 - May 22, 2014
Palo Alto, California
public service, teacher/educator, veteran
John D. Hancock, 89, a Palo Alto resident of almost 60 years, passed away May 22, 2014. After growing up in Los Angeles, he enlisted in the Navy during WWII, trained in aviation electronics in Monterey and served in Hawaii. Educated at Occidental College and University of Southern California, John earned his M.A. and Ed.D at Stanford. He married in 1948 and began his career teaching mathematics at...
Daniel Jerome Murphy, a former resident of Menlo Park, died peacefully in Oberlin, Ohio, on May 21, 2014, at the age of 88.
Jerry, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in San Antonio, Texas, in 1926, the youngest son of Col. Edward A. Murphy and Alice Coughlin Murphy.
After graduating from Monterey High School, in Monterey, California, Jerry attended the U.S. Naval Academy i...
Michael worked in restaurants as a chef. He also worked many years for Donnie Foreman Inc. He is survived by five kids and 15 grandchildren. He was in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War but did not get deployed. He debriefed troops coming home from Vietnam. He received an honorable discharge for his service. He had a big heart and helped anyone he could. R.I.P. Dad I love you....
May 6, 1960 - May 19, 2014
Mountain View, California
Holly passed away peacefully at home in the loving presence of her family on Monday, May 19. Beloved wife of Stephen Crain for 25 years, loving mother of Connor and Madalaine, cherished daughter of Audrey and Kenneth Burn, dear sister of the late Janet Burn. Fondly remembered by Ollie Crain Finnie and James Finnie (Ottawa) Michael Crain and Linda Crain (Vancouver) Edwin Crain (Toronto), Viveca C...
Oct. 13, 1937 - May 19, 2014
John passed away peacefully at home with family and friends by his side. Born to Fred and Grace Sanders in Bridgeport, AL. John enlisted in the Navy in 1955 and was discharged at the Alameda Naval Base on Dec. 16 1958 and decided to make CA his home. In Feb.,1959 John joined the Los Altos Fire Department where he was employed for 30 years; for 20 of those years he was Fire Chief for Los Altos. He ...
Nov. 10, 1931 - May 19, 2014
Mountain View, California
Mary Burns, resident of Mountain View, California, died suddenly, but peacefully, May 19, 2014 at 9:19 a.m. in the circle of her family. Born Mary Kathryn Morse on November 10, 1931, in South Dakota, she grew up in Berkeley, California, and graduated from Berkeley High in 1949. She was a devoted wife for 63 years to Robert Burns, retired Fire Chief of Mountain View; loving mother to Kevin, Pat, Te...
Born in San Francisco, Nancy was a lifelong resident of San Mateo County, living primarily in Menlo Park.
A graduate of Woodside High, she earned a degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley in 1983. She received her law degree in 1998 from Golden Gate University and was admitted to the California State Bar on December 7, 1998.
Nancy lost her battle with cancer on May 19, 2014. She was ...
O.H. (Dave) Davison, 85, of Portola Valley, CA, passed away at home on May 18, 2014.
Dave was born on March 27, 1929, in San Francisco and he grew up in Hillsborough. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute and went to Stanford University, where he met Virginia Burroughs, the love of his life.
After graduating and serving in the Korean War, Dave married Ginny on A...
Doris Hope Yep, born in Palo Alto on April 14, 1917, died at her home on May 17 due to complications from a stroke.
Beloved by her large extended family and many friends, a Service of Thanksgiving was celebrated in her memory at the Chapel at Alta Mesa Cemetery led by Reverend Terry Gleeson of All Saints Episcopal Church, where Doris and her family have worshiped since the family settled in Pal...
Betty Jean Ogawa
Oct. 28, 1944 - May 16, 2014
public service, arts/media
Betty Jean Ogawa, a resident of Atherton, CA, died in San Francisco May 16, 2014. She was an active member of several volunteer and charitable organizations. She was the 2013 President of the MPL of San Francisco Symphony, Co-Chair of the Tiffany Circle for the Bay Area Red Cross, and Chair, Community Advisors, Bechtel International Center, Stanford University. She also served on the board of the...
Murray C. Hunt, 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at The Meadows of Napa Valley on May 15, 2014. Born on September 10, 1919, to James Murray Hunt and Eva Turner Chapman Hunt, Murray was raised in Berkeley.
Together with Louise Feagins Hunt, the love of his life for 64 years, Murray journeyed in 1959 from Oak Park, Illinois, to California in a red Volkswagen bus with five kids. The...