Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - March 12, 2010

Deaths

Ursula Bujanovich

Ursula Johanna Bujanovich, 88, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Feb. 13.

She was born in Berlin, Germany. She attended university in Vienna, Austria, where she met her husband, Gyulius Bujanovich. She worked for several years as a translator for the German government and eventually immigrated to Wisconsin, where she worked as a marketing assistant for A.O. Smith International.

In 1962 she moved to Palo Alto. She became a U.S. citizen in 1969. She was an active volunteer with the Palo Alto libraries and tutored students in English at Stanford University. She attended the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed entertaining friends at her home.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Ilse Trampe of Berlin; stepdaughter Maria Bujanovich Rakovszky of Hungary; and one niece. She will also be missed by many friends and neighbors, loved ones said.

Donations may be made to the Palo Alto Humane Society.

Lela Meyer

Lela Coe Meyer, 95, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Feb. 14.

She was born in Mound City, Kan. She attended Oregon Episcopal School and graduated from Stanford University in 1934.

In 1928 she married Dr. Robert Meyer, an orthopedic surgeon.

In the 1960s she took her children around the world. She was devoted to her family and church, and known for her warmth, values and independent spirit.

She is survived by her children, Anne Richards, Katharine Lockhart and Timothy Meyer; and four grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 94301, or the Alpha Omega Pi Foundation, 5390 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027.

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