Evelyn Herbert, 104, a Palo Alto resident for 26 years, died Jan. 4 in Leesburg, Fla. She was born in Hendrysburg, Ohio, and lived in Cleveland for 40 years with her late husband, Herbert. The couple moved to Palo Alto, where they lived for 26 years, and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. in 1983, and was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church there. She is survived by a daughter, Jean Newby, of Leesburg, Fla., three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Services will be held Jan. 31 in Port Charlotte, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Coordinating Council of the Palo Alto Area, Inc., 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto.
Genevieve Buckler Luetscher
Genevieve Buckler Luetscher, 79, a former Stanford resident, died Jan. 8 in Sacramento. She grew up in Baltimore and moved to San Francisco in 1948, where her husband was a professor at Stanford Medical School. When the medical school relocated in 1958, she came to Stanford, where she lived until moving to Sacramento in 1990. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, John Luetscher of Sacramento; two sons, John Luetscher of La Honda, and Buck Luetscher of Sacramento; two sisters, Edith Powell of West Friendship, Md., and Lawrie Rouse, of Brighton, England; and two granddaughters. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California, Box 1824, Sacramento, CA 95814.
James B. Moore
James B. Moore, 82, one of Silicon Valley's first public relations executives and a 27-year Menlo Park resident, died Jan. 10 in Menlo Park. In a wide-ranging career, he worked as a Florida newspaper editor, a Navy captain, a high-ranking NATO intelligence officer and later as president of the west coast operations of Hill and Knowlton, a public relations firm. He was born and raised in Fairmont, W. Va.. He studied journalism at West Virginia University, which later honored him with its P.I. Reed Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the profession. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He moved to Florida in the 1940s and wrote for newspapers in Coral Gables and Miami Beach. In the 1950s, he worked as the director of public relations at Fairchild Camera and Instruments in New York. Two years later he moved west and worked for Fairchild Semiconductor in Santa Clara. He later established the first West Coast office of Hill and Knowlton, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Circus Club, the Public Relations Society of America and Sigma Delta Chi. He is survived by his wife, Jane S. Moore of Menlo Park. Services will be held Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 210 Oak Grove Ave. in Menlo Park.
Lillian G. Peterson
Lillian G. Peterson, 98, a 9-year Palo Alto resident, died Jan. 8 in Palo Alto. She was born in Tacoma, Wash., and moved to San Mateo in 1926. She has lived in Palo Alto for the past nine years. She is survived by a son, Gregor G. Peterson Incline Village, Nev.; a daughter, Rosemary P. Nichols of Menlo Park; and six grandchildren. Services will be held at the Congregational Church of San Mateo on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m.
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