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HILDA CLAIRE FENTON

Hilda Claire Fenton, beloved wife and mom to 9, grandmother to 30 and great grandmother to 22, passed away June 20 following a long illness. She was 90.

Hilda was born Sept. 28, 1924, to Lois and Gus Farley then of Logan, W. Va. While she was still a toddler the family moved to Murray, Ky., where she grew up and met and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas A. Fenton.

It was one of those storybook courtships and marriages. He was an athlete, quarterback of the Murray High School football team; she was a cheerleader.

After graduation the couple was attending Murray State College when World War II broke out.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, became an officer and pilot and flew resupply missions in the Pacific.

The couple was married in 1943. After the war Hilda worked to help Tom get a degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue, then an MBA from Harvard. The couple raised the family in Los Altos; Calif., and then retired to South Lake Tahoe.

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Local WWII vet takes Honor Flight to see memorials in D.C.

Los Altos resident Francis Zampino traveled with a group of World War II veterans on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 11-13 to see the memorials dedicated in their honor. The nonprofit organization Honor Flight Bay Area sponsored the trip.

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JOHN R. DOBSON

May 1, 1922 -  June 16, 2015

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Resident of Los Altos 59 years

John Raymond Dobson, also known as Dobbie to his flying buddies, passed away after a long illness surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 72 years, Janet Barnise Dobson, three children: Jeanne, Joseph, and Carl (Annette) as well as five grandchildren: James, Carly, Victoria, John and Andrew. He is also survived by his great grand children Drake and Ryder Dobson and Aubriella Estes, several treasured nieces and nephews, children of his four siblings now deceased: Dorothea, Edwin, Stanley and Lois.

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KEITH HAMPTON MORRISON

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November 13, 1929 – June 20, 2015
Resident of Los Altos

Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Keith Morrison passed away peacefully in his home on June 20 following complications from a recent stroke. He was 85 years old.

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ALAN FRAZIER KREMEN, MD, PHD

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Alan Frazier Kremen, MD, PhD, aged 68, loving father & surgeon, of Stockton peacefully passed away on June 13th, 2015.

Born in Minneapolis on December 17, 1946, he received a BA from Stanford University, 1968, a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cologne, Germany, 1973, and his MD from the University of Minnesota, 1976.

Alan married Jodi Mayo on June 6th, 1976; they were married 24 years, and had 2 daughters Jennifer Kremen Prokop, 34, & Elizabeth Kremen, 29. Alan married Jennifer Wyman on January 20th, 2006; they were married for 3 years.

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FRED L. MONTGOMERY

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1933-2015

Fred Le Roy Montgomery, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He passed away at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California, after a 2 & 1/2 year battle with colon/liver cancer.

Born in Denver, Colorado, October 23, 1933, to Freda Louise (Kevelin) and Archie Arnold Montgomery, Fred attended schools in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and Arcata, California. After graduation from the University of Denver, he joined the Marine Corps and became a jet pilot. He went on to earn a MA in Speech and Audiology, but pursued a career in the paper distribution business. Joining Carpenter/Offutt Paper Company in 1968, he moved the family to Los Altos Hills, where Fred resided for 47 years.

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Scouting News


Service Unit 608 celebrate receiving their Gold and Silver awards May 17 during a Los Altos Youth Center event. The award winners are pictured above with city leaders from Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino and Sunnvyale.

Girl Scouts recognize Gold, Silver winners

The Girl Scouts of Northern California Service Unit 608 honored Gold and Silver award recipients at a tea at the Los Altos Youth Center May 17.

Attendees included Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper, Cupertino Mayor Rod Sinks, Mountain View City Councilwoman Pat Showalter and Sunnyvale Councilwoman Tara Martin-Milius. The award recipients, members of Los Altos-based troops, each reside in one of the four cities.

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Service News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Ryan M. Bauknight graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Bauknight completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He earned distinction as an honor graduate.

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