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Atherton memorial service set for Kathy Hughes Anderson

Menlo Park woman found stabbed to death last month

The town of Atherton will hold a memorial service for former town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. in Atherton.

Menlo Park police found Hughes Anderson stabbed to death in her Valparaiso Avenue home on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Francis Wolke, 36, from Cincinnati, Ohio, was arrested by police at the scene and has been charged with first-degree murder.

Hughes Anderson worked as Atherton's town arborist for 22 years before retiring in 2011.

According to Theresa DellaSanta, Atherton deputy city manager, there will be an opportunity for people who knew her to share their memories of her.

In lieu of gifts, people are encouraged to plant a tree in Hughes Anderson's honor by donating to a special memorial fund set up with the National Forest Foundation.

Previous Almanac reporting:

● Dec. 16: Stabbing victim's death sends shock waves through community

● Dec. 12: Man arrested in connection with fatal Menlo Park stabbing

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Kate Bradshaw writes for The Almanac, the sister publication of PaloAltoOnline.com.

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