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Engagements, Weddings & Anniversaries

Engagement: Whitney Heil and John Abramo


Whitney Heil

Whitney Heil and John Abramo have announced their engagement to be married June 25 in Santa Ynez. A reception for the couple is scheduled at Sunstone Winery.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Nancy Heil of Santa Barbara. She graduated from Flint- ridge Preparatory School in La Cañada and earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s in education from USC.

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Kristin Mitchell and Hunter Williams

Kristin Mitchell and Hunter Williams

Kristin Mitchell and Hunter Williams were married May 16. The ceremony and reception took place at a private estate in Kenwood.

The bride is the daughter of Stuart and Trish Mitchell of Los Altos. She graduated from Pinewood School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of San Diego. She is employed at Roku Inc. as communications and event manager.

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Anniversary


Ginny and King Lear

Ginny and King Lear, 50 years

Longtime Los Altos residents Ginny and King Lear celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July.

They were married July 4, 1965, in Marysville, where Ginny was born and her family lived, and where both she and King graduated from Marysville Union High School, several years apart.

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Charlotte Boutz and Erik Connell

Charlotte Boutz and Erik Connell

Charlotte Boutz and Erik Connell were married Sept. 13. The ceremony and reception took place at Beacon Hill in Spokane, Wash.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Maureen Boutz of Spokane. She graduated from St. George’s School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wellesley College.

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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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Michael Robbins and Rachel Slotnick

Rachel Slotnick and Michael Robbins

Rachel Lena Slotnick and Michael Eric Robbins have announced their engagement to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Carol Slotnick of Los Altos.

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Anniversary


Mary Carol and Nelson Burdett

Mary Carol and Nelson Burdett, 70 years

Los Altos residents Mary Carol (MC) and Nelson Burdett recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

They met at the University of Redlands in 1942 at a Christmas formal. MC was with another date but noticed what she called Nels’ “big, beautiful blue eyes” across the table. They talked over Christmas break and learned that they lived only a mile apart. They began dating and fell in love.

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Chris Byington and Julia de Alcuaz

Julia de Alcuaz and Chris Byington

Julia de Alcuaz and Chris Byington are engaged to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vicki and Tony de Alcuaz of Los Altos.

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Jennifer Sommer and Taff Dirks

Jennifer Sommer and Taff Dirks

Jennifer Sommer and Taff Dirks have announced their engagement to be married Sept. 19 in Breckenridge, Colo. A reception for the couple is scheduled at Sevens restaurant.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jesse and Theresa Sommer of Denver. She graduated from Arapahoe High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

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Michael Robbins and Rachel Slotnick

Rachel Slotnick and Michael Robbins

Rachel Lena Slotnick and Michael Eric Robbins have announced their engagement to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Larry and Carol Slotnick of Los Altos.

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Savannah Guest and Gabriel Fisher Slotnick

Savannah Guest and Gabriel Slotnick

Savannah Praytor Guest and Gabriel Fisher Slotnick have announced their engagement to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Kerr Praytor and Wylie S. Guest of Greenville, S.C. She is a concert violinist and music educator in Maryland.

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Kevin Incorvia and Jean Anne Currivan

Jean Anne Currivan and Kevin Incorvia

Jean Anne Currivan and Kevin Incorvia were married July 13 at Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Portola Valley.

The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Annamaria Currivan of Los Altos. She graduated from UC Berkeley and is a doctoral candidate in physics at Harvard University.

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Anthony Brown and Danielle Maher

Danielle Maher and Anthony Brown

Danielle Maher and Anthony Brown have announced their engagement to be married next summer at The Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park. A reception will follow at the Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Linda and Michael Maher of Los Altos. She graduated from St. Francis High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is studying to become a pediatric critical care nurse-practitioner at UC San Francisco. She is employed as a registered nurse at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in the pediatric intensive care unit.

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Jessica Laurie, Luis Hunter Martinez and four-legged friend

Jessica Laurie and Luis Hunter Martinez

Jessica Laurie and Luis Hunter Martinez have announced their engagement to be married in June in Longmont, Colo.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Drs. Joseph and Debra Vallner of Los Altos Hills. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master’s in education from Regis University. She teaches fourth grade at High Point Academy.

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Vanessa Mitchener and Casey Clark

Vanessa Mitchener and Casey Clark

Vanessa Mitchener and Casey Clark were married July 19 at Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.

The bride is the daughter of Scott Mitchener of Salinas and Dee and Kreg Baker of Carmel Valley.

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Albert Pilavin Mayer and Leah Jo Bressack

Leah Bressack and Albert Mayer

Leah Jo Bressack and Albert Pilavin Mayer were married June 21 in Bristol, R.I.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. Michael and Phoebe Goodman Bressack of Los Altos. She graduated first in her class from Vanderbilt Law School and clerked at the Southern District of New York and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

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Anniversary

Anita and Les Nichols mark 50 years

Anita and Les Nichols of Mountain View are celebrating 50 years of marriage this summer with their family.

They were married June 7, 1964, at St. Ann Chapel in Palo Alto.

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David Siegal and Ramsay Millie

Ramsay Millie and David Siegal

Ramsay Millie and David Siegal were married April 12 at the Loulu Palms Estate on the North Shore of Oahu.

The bride is the daughter of Carol Millie of Los Altos and Ross Millie of San Ramon. She graduated from Los Altos High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in policy, planning and development and architecture from USC and a master’s degree in design and planning for energy from the University of Melbourne. She is employed as global alliance manager at eMeter Corp.

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Sue and Bob Larson

Bob and Sue Larson, 50 years

Bob and Sue Larson of Los Altos Hills celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 20.

They met at Stanford University, where Sue was an undergraduate and Bob was a graduate student in electrical engineering. They married in Tacoma, Wash., moved to California and have lived locally ever since.

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Kellie Kado and Jeffrey Riccoboni

Kellie Kado and Jeffrey Riccoboni

Kellie Kado and Jeffrey Riccoboni were married Aug. 24 in San Francisco.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Kip Kado of Los Altos. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from USC and a master’s in accounting from San Jose State University. She is employed as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young, LLP.

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Rebecca Staple and Benjamin Turner

Rebecca Staple and Benjamin Turner

Rebecca Staple and Benjamin Turner were married June 21 in San Luis Obispo.

The bride is the daughter of Peter and Harise Staple of Los Altos. She graduated from Los Altos High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and film studies from UC Santa Barbara and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Western University. She is beginning a veterinary medicine internship.

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