Nov. 20, 1922 - July 25, 2015
Menlo Park, California
Beverly Humphreys Huff died peacefully July 25 at the age of 92. Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Fresno, California, to Catherine Bailard Humphreys and George Humphreys, she grew up in Carpinteria, California. Beverly was a fourth-generation Californian, and her family still runs the avocado ranch that was originally bought by her great-grandparents. She attended Carpinteria High School and graduated from ...
Matthew Joseph Shanks passed away very unexpectedly of a heart attack on July 20th while on vacation in Greece with his wife and close friends. He was 65.
Matthew grew up in Redwood City and was a longtime resident of Woodside. He was a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, and had a career in real estate. Matthew was a beloved husband, and an incredible father. He loved spending time outdoors, hiking...
Jay Price, 69, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, passed away on July 15, 2015. He was born Dec. 24, 1946, in San Francisco, California. He moved to Palo Alto in 1959. He attended Jordan Jr. High and graduated from Palo Alto High School, class of 1964. He attended Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. Jay was the lead singer of the Legends, a popular Palo Alto band during the early '60s. He was an avid ...
Harriette Ann Shakes
Dec. 8, 1944 - July 13, 2015
Palo Alto, California
public service, business, teacher/educator, arts/media
Harriette Ann Shakes (1944-2015), my brilliant, beautiful, technically savvy, history loving, Palo Alto passionate mother passed away Monday morning, July 13, surrounded by friends, family and her loving husband Joseph Stanley Shakes.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Long Beach, California, Harriette grew up sailing the Golden State's glimmering waters. Her passion for sailing trumped o...
Engineer, handyman, spiritual seeker and friend, George Clement Heaton passed away peacefully on July 10, 2015, at the age of 89, at the Stanford home he shared for 35 years with his beloved partner Sita de Leeuw, who predeceased him on May 18, 2015. He had recently been hospitalized with pneumonia and died of natural causes.
George was born on Sept. 22, 1925, in the town of Gerrards Cross, Eng...
Roger John Jackman
Jan. 19, 1937 - July 7, 2015
Palo Alto, California
Dr. Roger John Jackman of Palo Alto passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 7, 2015, after a battle with aggressive brain cancer. Roger was born in Rochester, Minnesota, on Jan. 19, 1937.
Roger married high school classmate Mary Clawson on July 26, 1958. Roger is survived by his wife; sons, Thomas Roger (Annemari) and Derek Michael and daughter Heidi Ann (Gardner Grout); three gran...
Jeremy Alvin Spielman, aged 84 and a resident of Woodside California passed away peacefully, at home on July 5, 2015.
Born in Los Angeles, Jerry moved to Los Altos and attended Los Altos Elementary school. His high school years were spent at the Puget Sound Naval Academy on Bainbridge Island Washington.
Before joining the Air Force in 1950 and serving four years, Jerry attended Colorado ...
Deborah D. Potash, beloved wife of Roger L. Potash of Menlo Park, California, died on Saturday July 4th, 2015. Deborah Dana Dunnavan was born in Portland, Oregon on January 22, 1940, to Floyd L. Dunnavan, M.D. and Dana Oldham Dunnavan, and raised in Vancouver, Washington.
Deborah graduated from the University of Oregon, studied for two years at the University of Vienna, Austria and completed h...
Greta Elizabeth Goth
March 17, 1928 - June 29, 2015
Portola Valley, California
public service, business
Greta Elizabeth Goth died in her home June 29, 2015. She was the loving wife of O.A. Goth, who preceded her in death in 2006, loving mother of Ted Goth and his wife Eivor, loving grandmother of Michael Goth and his wife Kristina, and loving great-grandmother of Grant and Saxon Goth.
Greta worked with her husband in their law office in Redwood City for over 35 years. She was well known in the ...
May 1, 1929 - June 29, 2015
Marilyn Molner died peacefully Monday June 29, 2015, at the age of 86. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Marilyn, aka Maya, grew up in Chicago and Los Angeles, the only daughter of Beatrice Klein Freed and Samuel Molner. She married Irwin H. Mittelman in 1950 and moved to the Bay Area, completing her B.A. at Stanford in 1967. She divorced and remarried Phillip Moser (Carver) and lived in Sebastopol for t...
Wilmer Nyholm Larsen
Aug. 7, 1926 - June 28, 2015
Santa Rosa, California
Wilmer Larsen, a resident of Palo Alto for 54 years, passed away peacefully June 28, 2015, just five weeks shy of his 89th birthday. He was surrounded by his loving family at home in Santa Rosa where he lived the past five years with his wife of 64 years, Inger. He kept healthy his entire adult life because of Inger's nutritious meals, their active lifestyle and service to others. They enjoyed ent...