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Publication Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Deaths Deaths (November 24, 2004)

Stuart Brown

Stuart C. Brown, 80, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died Nov. 15 due to heart-related causes.

He was born in Walla Walla, Wash., but considered Yakima, Wash., his hometown. He attended the University of Washington, graduating with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He earned a master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Cornell University with further study in aerospace engineering at Stanford University.

He worked as an aerospace engineer for NACA and NASA for more than 30 years.

His favorite activities were gardening, flying and playing the piano.

He is survived by his wife, Sallie; his daughters, Christine, Kate and Carolyn; and his son-in-law, Victor Steuber.

Services will be held Dec. 3 in Yakima, Wash., for family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aerospace Education Foundation, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209.

David K. Rogers

David K. Rogers, 49, died in Redwood City Nov. 9 after a short illness.

He was born in Palo Alto and raised in Menlo Park. He attended local schools and was an alumnus of Menlo-Atherton High School. He resided in Redwood City during most of his adult life.

He worked in the Sequoia High School District for almost 30 years.

His interests included trains of all kinds, and local and state history. He belonged to the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association and South County Amateur Radio Emergency Services. He did charity work for Whole Access, where he was its longest known volunteer, for 18 years.

He was a member and former president of The Tall Club-Silicon Valley, as well as the "Golden Gate Tip Toppers." His many friends remember him as a gregarious and an energetic person, and one who was always interested in bringing people together, a true communicator.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorriane Rogers. He is survived by his father, Avery Rogers of Menlo Park; son, Daniel Rogers; sisters, Lynn Rogers of San Jose and Diane Greenwood of Mission Viejo; the mother of his son, Julie Rogers of Cupertino; and longtime friend, Maureen Ricketts.

Services have been held.

Memorial contributions can be made for his son, Daniel S. Rogers, to the Redwood City Sequoia School Employees Credit Union, 755 Brewster Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063.

V. Foy Oliver

V. Foy Oliver, 91, a resident of San Carlos, died at home Oct. 28.

A native of Fort Cobb, Okla., she worked for Kaiser Shipyard supporting the WWII effort. After the war she went to work for the Pullman Rail Company. She later attended business school in San Francisco and accepted a job for Southern Pacific Railroad as a Comptometer Operator.

She worked hard to become a home owner in California and sponsored Scottish immigrant Kathleen Wright who became a dear friend.

She is survived by brother Olvin Silvers of Midwest City, Okla., son-in-law Kalani Skinner of Mountain View, neighbors the Allen family who helped care for her and friend Kathleen Wright.

A service was held Nov. 12. Donations may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society.

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