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Wendi Hammond Haskell
Nov. 25, 1941 - June 10, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Wendi Hammond Haskell passed away quietly on June 10, 2017, at her home in Portola Valley surrounded by family members. Wendi had a compassionate, vibrant and eternally young soul and was quick to share a smile, a laugh, support and encouragement. She was one of pure generosity - never giving in order to get anything in return except the knowledge that she had helped others. As a devoted l...

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Marie Josée Mont-Reynaud
Oct. 1, 1985 - June 9, 2017
Oakland, California

Tags: arts/media

Born in Palo Alto and a resident of Oakland, MJ Mont-Reynaud passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 9. She was 31. She was an exceptional photographer and Stanford graduate. She was a talented artist with great abilities to bring the best out from her models at every photo shoot. She is survived by many friends, wife, a loving partner and family members who loved her dearly. She knew how ...

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Pat Briggs
July 12, 1936 - June 8, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Tags: arts/media

Pat Briggs, who guided and coached generations of Palo Alto children onto the stage as director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, died June 8 in her native Chicago after a period of failing health. Briggs served as head of the Children's Theatre starting in 1961 and was credited with building the group's national reputation for excellence. She retired in 2008. In 2009, the City Council r...

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Doris Richmond
Oct. 1, 1921 - June 6, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Doris Richmond, the first African-American to work full-time for the Palo Alto Library and the oldest member of the historic University AME Zion Church, died June 6 at 95, following a period of declining health. Richmond, a slightly built woman known to friends and neighbors in the Ventura neighborhood of Palo Alto for her outgoing friendliness, high energy and "adoption" of neighborhood childr...

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John Cuddeback
Feb. 5, 1925 - June 2, 2017
Redwood City, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator

John attended school in Berkeley until the 8th grade when the family moved to Chico, CA. He graduated from Chico High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, which sent him to the University of the Pacific, then Midshipman's school at Notre Dame and finally Communications School at Harvard University. John returned to Chico in 1946 and attended Chico State, where he met Nancy Jane ...

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Bill Hauger
June 9, 1931 - June 1, 2017
Sacramento, California

Tags: veteran, teacher/educator, sports

William "Bill" Hauger passed away June 1,2017 in Sacramento, CA after a brief, but painful illness. He was eight days short of his 87th birthday. First and foremost, Bill was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife Shirley, and father to three sons and a daughter! Bill's legacy today as the founder of the Palo Alto Knights Pop Warner football program lives on, and will live on for many years to ...

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Gail Ann Reed
Feb. 11, 1941 - May 31, 2017
Portola Valley, California

Tags: arts/media, teacher/educator

Gail LeBaron Reed, a long term resident of Woodside and Portola Valley, has died. She was 76. Reed, who died May 31st, was born in Stockton, California, to Donna and Francis LeBaron on February 11, 1941. She went to school in Stockton and then earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stanford University, where she met and married her first husband, Richard Pepper in 1960. Th...

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Carol Elizabeth Brigham
May 11, 1929 - May 30, 2017
Palo Alto, California
Carol Elizabeth Cobb Brigham died peacefully at her Palo Alto home, surrounded by the love of her family. She was 88. They will be hosting a Celebration of Life Luncheon at the Stanford Faculty Club on Saturday, July 8, at 12:30 p.m. She was born on May 11, 1929, in Fresno, to Bessie Bryant Cobb and Lloyd Stanford Cobb. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social science from Stanford Univers...

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Valerie Marie Knapp
July 2, 1934 - May 30, 2017
Menlo Park, California
Valerie Marie Knapp, a long-time resident of Menlo Park, died Tuesday the 30th of May, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Hawaii. Valerie was born and raised in Glens Falls, New York, to Leon and Thurza McKinney in 1934. She grew up spending summers and vacations with her Aunt Grace. She attended St. Mary’s college, majoring in English, and shared her love of words with ...

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Olive Borgsteadt
Nov. 7, 1929 - May 28, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Olive Borgsteadt, of Palo Alto, passed away on May 28, 2017. Born in New York, Olive grew up in San Francisco, and graduated from Lowell High School and San Francisco State. After their marriage in 1952, Olive and her husband John called Palo Alto their home for over 60 years. She was a dedicated Palo Alto elementary school teacher with a lasting impact on her students, many of whom continued t...

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Roger Kautz
July 24, 1958 - May 27, 2017
Nahant, Massachusetts
Roger Kautz was born in Palo Alto and attended schools in Portola Valley and Palo Alto, graduating from Gunn in 1976. He received a bachelor's degree from Reed College, a doctorate degree from Stanford University and held post-doctoral positions at Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the principal research scientist and director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance S...

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David N. Daniels
Aug. 30, 1934 - May 26, 2017
Palo Alto, California

Tags: teacher/educator, public service

Dr. David Daniels thoughtfully contributed to the lives of so many others through his generosity, love, and wisdom. David was born in Palo Alto, CA and subsequently raised in Santa Rosa and Santa Barbara. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine where he specialized in Psychiatry. He worked for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford Unive...

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Joan Gutgsell
July 31, 1931 - May 26, 2017
San Carlos, California

Tags: teacher/educator

Joan Gutgsell, 85, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 26, 2017, after bravely battling several illnesses. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Joan attended Trenton State Teachers College, earning a BA in education and pursued a career teaching in the primary grades. Joan married Robert and over the next 20 years balanced teaching with raising their three sons. Continuing her education, ...

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