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newlyweds, center, with friends, from left, Marc Oman, Sarah Boster, Charisse Balance, Paddy Sullivan, Alyce Boster, Morgen Newman, Kayti Sullivan and Dave Boster.

Kimberly Morris and Verdine Baker

Kimberly Morris and Verdine Baker were married June 4 on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

After a week of snorkeling, hiking and a barbecue hosted by the groom’s family, guests gathered at a remote beach on Mahé island for the wedding and a night of music and feasting, highlighted by traditional Seychellois dancers and a “Happy” flash mob.

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Local philanthropist Fenwick wins award


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Los Altos Hills resident Jan Fenwick received Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women’s Carolyn Helman Lichtenberg Crest Award for community service, presented annually to an alumna who exhibits excellence and outstanding leadership in her career or volunteer service.

“I am truly flabbergasted to receive this award because I am sure there are many who are more deserving,” Fenwick said. “It’s such a thoughtful act on the part of my Pi Phi sisters to nominate me.”

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Noteworthies


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Project Cornerstone honors local resident

The YMCA of Silicon Valley recognized Los Altos resident Megan Crissman as one of four Project Cornerstone Volunteers of the Year.

Project Cornerstone, a community-based initiative, seeks to build a web of support around young people so that they grow into healthy, caring and responsible adults.

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DANIEL S. THEODORE

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Daniel S. Theodore, 62, died from smoke inhalation stemming from a house fire on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 3:26 a.m., in Mountain View, his home for 26 years.

Dan was born April 20, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri and had lived around the world, including eight different states (California, Hawaii, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri), Canada (Montreal and Toronto), France, The Netherlands and Turkey, and had travelled to countless countries spanning the globe, both for pleasure and business.

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EDITH MAY COOPER

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September 20, 1908 – April 7, 2015

Edith Cooper died peacefully in her sleep on April 7th in Los Altos, California, at the age of 106, where she had been a resident for over 30 years.

She was predeceased by Frank, her husband and her 3 brothers Bill, Charlie, Jack and a sister Gladys.

She is survived by her sons Graham and Anthony (Audrey) and grandson Richard (Lynne) and granddaughter Julia (Randy).

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ELAINE FRANCIS TOBIN

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Elaine Francis Tobin, a former resident of Los Altos passed away on May 1, 2015 in Sonoma, Ca. She was one of three daughters born in Detroit, Michigan on July 18, 1932 to Daniel and Helen Sullivan.

Elaine is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Walter Tobin whom she married in 1954 in Detroit, Michigan. In 1973 they moved from the Chicago area to settle in Los Altos. A job transfer to Cincinnati, OH in 1983 took Elaine and Walt from the state they loved. They returned to California in 1990 to retire in Sonoma.

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Merry Lee Eilers, left, serves as host for Tabassum Adnan, a 2015 International Women of Courage awardee.

Resident accompanies Women of Courage

Los Altos Hills resident Merry Lee Eilers traveled to Washington, D.C., in March to serve as hostess to Pakistani women’s rights advocate Tabassum Adnan, selected as one of 10 International Women of Courage.

Founded in 2007 by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the International Women of Courage program honors women who exemplify “courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality and social progress, often at great personal risk,” according to State Department officials.

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ANITA STEINACHER

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1923-2015

Anita Steinacher, a resident of Los Altos for over 60 years, passed away on April 23 surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by the love of her life Gerald Steinacher. She is survived by her brother Albert Horn and her children Linda Wolan (Steven), Yvonne Goldman (Les), and Bob Steinacher (Karen) and her grandchildren Jennifer Wolan (Nick Seuser), Ben Wolan (Nicole Ng), Jonathan Goldman (Rhiannon), Sam Goldman, Erik and Deena Steinacher and her beloved great granddaughters Ruby and Tallulah Seuser.

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