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Community Pulse - July 5, 2013


Janet Leigh Roselle

Janet Leigh Roselle, a previous Palo Alto resident, died in Chico, Calif., on June 4. Born in Palo Alto to Daniel and Alice Stone, she attended Palo Alto schools, at one of which her father was vice principal. Her parents helped to establish the First Congregational Church campus on Lewis Road. She graduated from University of the Pacific (UOP) of Stockton, Calif., with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After working at several companies, she started working at the A.C. Neilsen Co., then of Menlo Park. When the company relocated to Fremont, Calif., she followed by commuting daily. She worked as a graphic artist and later as manager of their copy center.

In 1974, she married Stephen Roselle. They established a home in Mountain View and lived there for 37 years until moving to Chico, Calif., in January 2012 for health reasons. They have no children, but many nephews. In retirement, she volunteered as a docent and later was on the board of directors of Deer Hollow Farm & Educational Center of Mountain View for many years. Her hobbies included gardening, making miniature home dioramas, stamping and making greet cards. She also traveled with her husband to far flung Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) championships and developed many new long distance friendships. A "cat person" all her life, she enjoyed a succession of them during her time in Mountain View. She died to complications of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). She is survived by her husband Stephen, nephew Quinn Stone and family of San Leandro Calif., Samantha the cat and a brother, Robert Stone of Maui, Hawaii.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, 1985 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303. A reception will follow the service.

Donations in her name may be made to the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, University of the Pacific, Deer Hollow Farm, Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah or Butte Hospice of Chico in care of the funeral home. You may share your thoughts and memories of Janet online in care of


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