Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - July 8, 2011

Deaths

Katherine Cutting

Katherine "Kaye" Morrissey Cutting, 88, a 45-year resident of Menlo Park, died July 1, 2011, at Stanford University Medical Center following a brief illness.

She was born in Connecticut on July 3, 1922. A graduate of Boston College with a degree in nursing, she served in the South Pacific and Japan during WWII as a nurse. Her family moved from the island of Aruba to Menlo Park in 1966. She worked for the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, Raychem and Alza Corp. She was also a volunteer at Treasures Hospice in Menlo Park.

She is survived by her daughters Cathleen de los Reyes, Lynn Hansen and Eileen Cutting; son Paul L. Cutting; and five grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stanford Medical Center, Stroke Center, Office of Medical Development, 300 Pasteur Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94305.

George Oliver

George Oliver, 91, a longtime resident of Menlo Park, died at his home June 25, 2011.

He was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Marshall, Texas. He was the first in his family to venture out to California, where he remained until his death. He was a Merchant Seaman, construction worker, plumber, handyman and entrepreneur. He had a passion for fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved teaching his children important life skills and enjoyed sharing childhood stories while fishing or spending time at home with his grandsons, family and friends, loved ones recalled.

He is survived by his 10 children; three sisters; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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