Feb. 24, 1942 - April 8, 2016
teacher/educator, business, sports
Ronald Allen Kovas died peacefully in his sleep on April 8, 2016.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ron spent most of his life in that area until he came to Stanford in 1960. He graduated from Stanford in 1964 and then attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he met his wife Patty.
After receiving his MBA from Northwestern, he served in the National Guard and t...
Phyllis R. Perreault -- loving wife to Paul (who passed away in 2007), mother to Paul and Craig, mother-in-law to Ellyn and Heidi, and grandmother to Sebastian, Ren, Camelia and Jack -- died peacefully at the age of 71 on April 8, 2016, after enduring a heartbreaking fight with cancer.
Phyllis was born on Jan. 3, 1945, in Long Beach, California, and was the second of three daughters born to Rut...
Phyllis Dagmar Lichetti Blum Quilter August 30, 1922 – April 7, 2016 After living a full life, Phyllis Quilter passed away at age 93 from leukemia. She is survived by her two sons: Richard Frank Blum of Portola Valley and Karl Nicholas Blum of Mountain View.
Born in Philadelphia to Ralph and Ida Anderson Lichetti, Phyllis attended both elementary and secondary schools, graduating from Overbro...
Randolph George-Angel Jimenez departed his life on April 5, 2016 at the age of 43. He was born on March 29, 1973, in Mountain View, CA, to Ruth Corrales and Miguel Jimenez. Randolph leaves behind his wife Marylou Jimenez, and his children Randy Donovan, Christopher Ryan, Kaiana Ariel, and Kieli Rae. Survived by his siblings Miguel Jimenez, Connie Silva, Melina Corrales, Michael Corrales and Ashley...
Frances G. Nuelle
March 30, 1921 - April 3, 2016
Los Altos, California
Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle -- journalist, poet and World War II veteran, 95 -- died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, California, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett Nuelle.
Fran was born on a ranch near Hailey, Idaho, on March 30, 1921, to David Berger Graves and Ethel (Doolittle) Graves. Her parents did not intend to give their daughter a middle name...
Paula Z. Kirkeby, 81, passed away peacefully in her home in Palo Alto, California, on April 1, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends and the many artists, curators and art collectors around the world who knew and loved her.
Paula was born in Lynn, Massachusetts; she grew up in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and fondly remembered being surrounded by artists and culture in her you...
Mary Kelly Basso
April 23, 1945 - April 1, 2016
Menlo Park, California
teacher/educator, public service
Mary Kelly Basso, a resident of Menlo Park, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon on April 1st, 2016.
Born to Thomas Moroney and Sarah Kelly Moroney on April 23, 1945, Mary is now reunited with her parents, and her sisters, Carol (Duffy) Scheley, Nell (Nonie) Moroney, and Sally Moroney.
Mary’s early years were spent in San Mateo. She attended Saint Catherine’s Elementary School, N...
Richard Clyde Dundas
Oct. 26, 1935 - March 30, 2016
Palo Alto, California
veteran, business, sports
Richard Clyde Dundas died at the age of 80 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in his home in Palo Alto, California. Born in New Orleans and raised in a small village on Alaska's St. Lawrence Island in the middle of the Bering Sea, Dick, as friends knew him, was blessed with equal parts independent self-reliance, boundless curiosity and hospitable charm.
Dick was a husband, a father, an engineer, a M...
Nov. 3, 1936 - March 30, 2016
Los Altos Hills, California
Mary Bourquin, 79, of Los Altos Hills died on March 30, 2016. She grew up in Barrington, Illinois, daughter of Ralph Bard Jr. and Nonabel Bard. She was educated at Ethel Walker School in Connecticut and went on to study at Stanford University where she earned her BA in art.
In 1956, after meeting Kent Bourquin at Stanford, the two were married. They spent 58 incredible years together before he...
James C. Crittenden
June 25, 1921 - March 29, 2016
San Rafael, California
James C. Crittenden, a longtime resident of Ladera, died March 29 in his home in San Rafael. He was 94.
He was born in Seattle in 1921 and grew up in Lodi, Sanger and San Jose. Early acquiring a lifelong fascination with automobiles and their design, he studied art and industrial arts at San Jose State College until being drafted in 1943.
After training in aircraft and weapons maintenance, h...
Dorothy (Dottie, GramDot) Yenney ~ Palo Alto resident since 1958, had a long and varied career and a storied life. . . . Born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1922, she was the youngest of five and only daughter of Jack Arthur and Nettie Mildred Cull. An avid athlete, Dorothy spent her formative years on horseback, skijoring, playing softball, embracing the farm activities such as delivering eggs on hor...
Meredith Lee Warren
July 13, 1941 - March 26, 2016
Palo Alto, California
Meredith Lee Warren, former Palo Alto High School teacher, died on March 26 at the age of 74.
Meredith was born in Salem and raised in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Marblehead is known for its beautiful sailing and rich American history, both passions that Meredith enjoyed all her life. She graduated from Smith College before moving to California.
Meredith earned a master's degree in education ...