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DONNA MYERS

OBIT DonnaMyers

Donna Lee Arrants Myers was born in Selma, California on Feb. 20, 1926. She passed away on June 23, 2016, at the age of 90, after suffering a stroke. Donna was the youngest of four children. She had two sisters, Jessie and Bonnie, and one brother, Clyde, whom she adored. At the age of eleven, the family moved to Ventura where she attended Ventura High School and met her future husband, Jack. Donna enjoyed sports, playing tennis in high school as well as baton twirling and drum majoring for the marching band. Donna started dating the love of her life, Jack Myers, in 1946 after he returned from WWII. They were married in 1947 and recently celebrated their 69th anniversary.


THOMAS FRANCIS HORAN JR.

OBIT ThomasHoran

Thomas Francis Horan Jr., 55, earned his eternal wings July 2nd at 10:02am in his home surrounded by loved ones. He shared 29 years of marriage with his beloved wife, Melanie Therese Horan.

Born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, Tom Horan was the son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Horan. Formerly of Mountain View, Tom graduated from Saint Francis High School in 1979. He then went on to graduate from San Jose State University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 1984. Tom was a retired Commander in the U.S Navy where he faithfully served the country for 22 years, and was an admired Captain with Southwest Airlines for 19 years.

GORDON SIDNEY COVELL

OBIT GordonCovell

Dec. 29, 1920-July 8, 2016
Resident of Portola Valley

Gordon Sidney Covell passed away on Friday after a brief illness. 

He was born in San Francisco to Sidney Thomas Covell and Pearl Edith Brunner. 

SUE “SUNNY” NEELY KRUTZ

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Sue “Sunny” Neely Krutz, 93, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2016, at her home in Los Altos, CA.

Sue was born in Dallas, Texas to Armetta Black and Walter White on June 2, 1923.  Sue lived a very full life. She loved traveling the world and was active in many charities while she resided in Dallas. She moved to California in 2006 to be closer to her cherished family, and spent the last decade enjoying time with her great-grandchildren. 

Rita Jamison, 92: Former TC contributor led busy life


Mrs. Jamison

Alba Rita Jamison, former Los Altos resident and frequent editorial contributor to the Town Crier, died July 5. She was 92.

Mrs. Jamison was born in Los Angeles in 1923, the only child of Italian immigrants Joseph and Mary DiGiantomasso. The family moved to Pasadena, where she graduated from Pasadena Community College. She then attended UCLA, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 1944 and met her future husband, Steven. They married in 1945.

JAMES P. FORDERER

OBIT JamesForderer

James P. Forderer, born March 24, 1943, son of Vivian and Pierson, died in Los Altos on June 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Jim, along with Marian Aiken, adopted 27 disabled boys and provided a home to several more.

GEORGE ROBERT SCHUMANN III

OBIT GeorgeSchumann

George Robert Schumann III, 61, recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, died June 20, with his family by his side.

ROBERT WILLIAM SERVENTI

OBIT RobertServenti

December 20, 1946 – June 24, 2016

Bob passed away unexpectedly on June 24 due to complications of leukemia, at age 69.

He was devoutly religious and deeply loved his family. Bob was born in Concord, California, to a tightly-knit family with eight siblings. He graduated from Berkeley then joined the Peace Corps in Peru.

He later enrolled at the University of Michigan for his MBA, and met his wife Katy there. Bob and Katy were married 40 years and raised and were very proud of their four children, Christine, Peter, Lisa, and Matthew, and two grandchildren. 

IRIS KAREN (ABRAHAM) MORAN

OBIT IrisMoran

August 10, 1939--June 14, 2016

Iris Moran, a longtime resident of Mountain View and passionate community volunteer, died on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, as a result of a fall at the visitors’ center while visiting Hoover Dam in Nevada.  

Iris Karen Abraham Moran was born Aug. 10, 1939, in Dickinson, ND, to Stanley and Ruth (Malone) Abraham. She spent her early childhood on a ranch in the North Dakota Badlands near Medora, and in other western North Dakota towns. Her family settled in New Salem (ND) where she attended public schools, graduating in from high school in 1957. 

RICHARD MILTON LEWIS

Richard Milton Lewis of Ponte Vedra, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on 13 June 2016. He will be reunited with his wife of 49 years, Claudia Stoney Lewis. He is survived by his four children, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Richard was born in Topeka, Kansas and was a child of the depression in Missouri. He moved with his family to Atlanta in 1940 when his father was recalled to active duty in the Army during the run-up to WWII. Richard came of age during the war and always considered himself to be a military man. He graduated from the Georgia Military Academy and was later commissioned in the U.S. Army in the Field Artillery. He spent seven years on active duty and another 30 plus years in the reserves, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was a patriot and believed very much in the principles that our nation was founded upon. He had an unwavering respect for those that wear the "cloth of our nation" and instilled that same respect in his children and grandchildren.

JEREMY THOMAS LIM

OBIT JeremyLim

May 7, 1985 to June 20, 2016

Our courageous fighter, Jeremy Thomas Lim of Los Altos passed away peacefully at Stanford Hospital, CA, on June 20, 2016, surrounded by his family and friends. Jeremy was 31 years old and fought a long and courageous battle with chronic lung disease. He had years of scarring on his lungs from previous procedures and required a double lung transplant to survive. After nearly 3 months of being intubated, under the wonderful care of the ICU medical team, Jeremy received matching donor lungs. However, his lung transplant recovery process was extremely complicated due to prior lung surgeries and the long wait for matching donor lungs.

DR. BILL B. MAY

OBIT BillBMay REVISED

September 2, 1935 – June 6, 2016
Los Altos Hills 

Bill Bruce May, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully at age 80 on June 6th, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born in Sturgis, South Dakota to parents John and Weltha May, and grew up on a ranch outside Sturgis, near Mount Rushmore. As a farm kid, he attended a one-room rural schoolhouse with one teacher and about 12 kids representing all grades below high school. At Sturgis High School, Bill met his wife to be Marka, and they began a journey together spanning over 60 years. Bill was a very driven man, with honesty and integrity his cornerstone values. 

MARY ELLEN WEBSTER

OBIT MaryEllenWebster

Mary Ellen Webster, 94, of Mountain View, a most dear and delightful mother and friend passed away in her sleep June 10. Born in Watonga, OK on Easter Sunday 1922 by the light of an oil lamp which also lit her path as she made her transition. 

VALERIE ALICE BODO

OBIT ValerieBodo

Valerie Alice Bodo, passed away peacefully in the loving care of her children at her home in Los Altos on May 30, 2016. Valerie will be remembered and held dear in our hearts for us to share her faith, love, and kindness. Funeral services were held at St. Simons Church on June 11, 2016.

ROBERT FREDERICK BALLUS, JR.

OBIT RobertFrederickBallus

Saratoga, CA

Robert Frederick Ballus, Jr. passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016. Born in 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Marie Eattock and Robert Frederick Ballus, the family moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, where Bob and his sister, Kathryn, grew up. He was an Eagle Scout and represented Shaker Heights High School at Boys State. He had a lifelong and passionate interest in politics. 

ALICE M. WILLIAMS

Alice M. Williams, born on July 15, 1922 in Landa, North Dakota, daughter of John and Lillie Grann of Landa, North Dakota, passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 93. 

Growing up, Alice helped on her parent’s farm and assisted with cooking for her family of 9. She also worked in the local hotel where a traveling dance band became stranded during a particularly bad blizzard. A local HAM radio operator let the band broadcast over his set—this was Lawrence Welk’s first radio broadcast! Alice would work in the “cook wagons” during harvest season preparing 3 hearty meals a day for the thrashing and harvester crews. These experiences along with the family preparation of traditional Norwegian foods enabled Alice to perfect her baking talents. These talents were enjoyed by generations of family and friends. 

WILLIAM J. ALMON

OBIT WilliamAlmon

1932 – 2016
Los Altos, CA

William J. "Bill" Almon passed away peacefully on Monday, June 13, 2016, with his family at his side, after a valiant struggle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 22, 1932, he is the youngest son of the late Louise and Daniel Almon. Bill attended Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a 1954 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. 

MARILYN “TERRY” RAE CLAWSON

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Marilyn “Terry” Rae Clawson passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Terry was born on June 13, 1933 in Mesa, Arizona to the late Dr. Melvin Lloyd and Editha Rae (Smith) Kent. She met Charles Curtis Clawson while attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. They were married for 62 wonderful, fulfilling, warm, honorable, fun and loving years.

THOMAS MICHAEL WEBSTER, SR.

OBIT ThomasWebster

Thomas Michael Webster, Sr. passed away gently and peacefully surrounded by loved ones on May 9th, 2016. Born in Evanston, Illinois, Tom received his degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He went on to study law at Georgetown University while working at the U.S. Patent office and the Dept. of Naval Research in Washington DC. In 1966, he joined the Chicago patent law firm of Wolf, Hubbard, Voit and Osann as a practicing patent attorney.

REGINA MARIE (DOOLEY) MARTIN

Regina Marie (Dooley) Martin, daughter of John Henry Dooley and Edna Donicia (Gianelli) Segur, step daughter of Clyde Henry Segur (one of the founding fathers of Los Altos), wife of Edward Joseph Martin, mother of Susan Elizabeth Martin and Edward Joseph Martin, Jr, (Kim) passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mountain View Healthcare Center.

CAROL JEAN OBERT HARLESS

OBIT CarolHarless

1934 – 2016

Carol Jean Obert Harless, 82, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Murray, Utah. Carol was born on March 20, 1934 to Carl and Hazel Lewis Obert in Inglewood, California.

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