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VIRGINIA “GINGER” CARLSEN

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Long-time Los Altos resident Virginia “Ginger” Carlsen passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s at the age of 83 on January 19th, after a long, happy and active life.

She was born in Southern California on January 13th, 1933 to Emmett and Myra Show. Her fondest childhood memories were of living on The Strand in Hermosa Beach and spending the summer barefoot on the beach with family and friends.

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JEANNETTE NATTEL ZEITMAN

January 19, 1926-January 28, 2016 

Jeannette Nattel Zeitman “Jean” passed away peacefully in her sleep at Palo Alto Assisted Living. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Gary, Indiana. Resided in Los Altos with her belated husband, Harold, their children, and grandchildren. Jean was a talented cook, loved attending operas, and was involved in Jewish traditions. She is survived by her children, Sandra, Barbara, Allen and Paul, and her 2 grandchildren from Switzerland, Lea and Lukas. 

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ALAN RODNEY MILLS

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Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpool, England and McGill University in Canada where he received his PhD in chemistry. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, cribbage, bridge and doing crossword puzzles.

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ALISON MINSHALL NAGY HOFFMANN (

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Alison Minshall Nagy Hoffmann died January 8, 2016 at the Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku, Hawaii, after a four year battle with cancer. She was on a holiday vacation to Maui with her husband, Alec, and their two daughters.

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JAMES STEPHEN ROBINSON

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1926 – 2016

James Stephen Robinson passed away on January 24, 2016 at age 90 after nine weeks of hospitalization and attempted rehabilitation. Jim was a resident of Los Altos for more than 40 years; the last 26 of which was at the Toyon Farm townhouse complex. 

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ROSEMARY FRASER

Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed her extensive volunteer work at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.  She was a life long Giant's fan.

Rosemary was a life long fan of cinema, having begun her love of the movies when an usherette at the Varsity Theater in Palo Alto. 

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EVE ZOMBER BINGHAM

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Eve Zomber Bingham passed away on December 11, 2015, at home with her family in Los Altos. Born in Germany on December 20, 1923, Eve spent her childhood in Berlin and Amsterdam. She and her family emigrated from Europe in 1939 on the SS Simon Bolivar, which tragically struck a mine and sank in the English Channel. After being rescued from the icy water, Eve ended up on her own in London during the World War II bombings. She finally learned that her father and brother were being held on the Isle of Man; her mother was never found. When reunited, the three continued to South America and eventually to New York City.

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VIRGINIA ‘ANNETTE’ CLELAND BOYENGA

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Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, Virginia ‘Annette’ Cleland Boyenga, passed away peacefully at home on December 26, 2015 in Los Altos Hills, CA. She was 83.

Annette was born on March 8, 1932 to Orlando and Sylvia Cleland in Pasadena, CA. She graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in Liberal Arts in 1954 and took a job soon after at the YWCA in Michigan, where she met her husband, Charles Boyenga, who was a group counselor. Annette and Charles were married on November 28, 1954 and moved to Santa Monica where Charles worked for Lear Corporation and Annette was a Social Worker for the City of Los Angeles. 

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