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Obituaries

LUCILE “LUCY” TERESA HILLESTAD

OBIT LucileHillestad

Lucile “Lucy” Teresa Hillestad, 81, of Woodruff passed away peacefully March 5, 2014.

Lucy was born in Mazomanie, WI to Gertrude and Frank Wolf on February 19, 1933. Lucy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend.

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JANET B. EGLINGTON

Janet B. Eglington, aged 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Los Altos on January 24. With a degree in bacteriology from the University of Idaho, she served in the U.S. Navy in WWII as a lab technician from 1943-45 at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. In that capacity she met many key government players including members of the First Family and cabinet members who were treated at the hospital.

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JOHN ROBERT “BOB” BECK

OBIT JohnBeck

1924–2014

Resident of Los Altos 

Bob Beck passed away on February 16 at El Camino Hospital after a short illness. Born in Virginia, Minnesota on July 16, 1924, Bob graduated from Mountain Iron High School in 1941.

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ABE PRICE

OBIT AbePrice

Abe Price, born January 9, 1923, died February 25, 2014. A native of Poland, he was a Holocaust survivor who met his wife, Sala Price, following World War II.

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JOHN F. SCHUCK

John Schuck passed away on February 20, 2014. He was born on April 10, 1929 on Long Island, New York. He was the oldest of six siblings.

John attended Rutgers University in New Jersey and played football for four years while studying for an engineering degree. He graduated with a BS in Ceramic Engineering.

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HILDA NELLIE WHITT

OBIT HildaWhitt

Resident of Los Altos

Born:  Dec 7, 1916

Died:  Feb 8, 2014

Hilda Whitt passed away on February 8 at age 97.

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MARTIN NAVARRETE

OBIT MartinNavarette

1950-2014

Resident of Los Altos

Martin was taken from this world Friday, February 21, 2014 after a lengthy illness. Our precious brother was many things, but most of all he was a devoted husband to his beloved wife Liz and stepson Matthew.

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JEAN INGERSOLL

OBIT JeanIngersoll

Jean Ingersoll, resident of Los Altos for 50 years passed away February 12 at 87 years old. Known for her success as a local realtor Jean worked for Cornish and Carey for 20 years.

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BERNARD FRANCIS HURLEY

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February 19, 1922 – February 9, 2014

Resident of Los Altos Hills

Ben passed peacefully in his home on February 9 surrounded by his six children while praying the Rosary. He is now reunited with the love of his life, wife Teresa (Chisholm) Hurley, who predeceased Ben by three months.

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BARBARA MCDOWELL NELSON

OBIT BarbaraNelson

Barbara Mcdowell Nelson, of Los Altos Hills, California passed away peacefully on January 30, 2014 at the age of 77. Barbara was born in San Francisco, California to Arthur and Frances McDowell. She was the sister of Beverly McDowell Davis.

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BARBARA KEHOE

OBIT BarbaraKehoe

7/22/31 - 2/6/14

Like a shooting star you see once in a lifetime. The kind that trails a beautiful show as it glides on a wide arc across the night sky. The one that leaves you in awe.That's the one.

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RUTH KNIGHT LUNDQUIST

OBIT RuthLundquist

June 25, 1923 - Feb. 13, 2014

Ruth Knight Lundquist, age 90 of Los Altos, joined her beloved Bob in eternal life on Feb 13, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Robert (Bob) D. Lundquist DDS; parents, Benjamin and Florence Knight of Cedar Rapids, IA and sister, Jean Knight Whalen of Solon, OH.

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IRENE TARR

OBIT IreneTarr

Irene was born on September 15, 1926 in Claysville, Ohio to Mary and Edgar Foulk.  She passed away February 1, 2014 in Mountain View.

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ELDA M BELLA

March 24, 1920 – January 30, 2014

Resident Of Los Altos

Elda, a resident of Los Altos for 61 years, passed away peacefully on January 30th at 93 years old.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Terry.

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GAIL URBAN MOORE

OBIT GailMoore

Gail Urban Moore was 85 when she passed away on January 24th. Gail was born in Palo Alto, California to Josef and Catherine Urban. She graduated from Palo Alto High school in 1946 and was the Coordinator for her class reunions.

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WILLIAM F. SMITH

June 17, 1924 – January 24, 2014

Resident of Los Altos Hills

William F. Smith passed away surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Los Altos Hills on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the age of 89, after a long illness. Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA on June 17, 1924 to William F. and Emma Smith.

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BRUCE PETERSON AVERY

OBIT BruceAvery

Bruce Avery, 60, of Los Altos Hills, died in an automobile accident January 14 in Southern California.

He was born May 13, 1953, to Marion and the late Burt Avery of Atherton.

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DOROTHY RYSER

OBIT DorothyRyser

Dorothy Ryser, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on December 2nd, 2013, at age 91, after a courageous battle against a long illness.

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MARY A. PAVELA

Born on December 22, 1913 and passed into Gods presence on January 18th, 2014.

Mary was a housewife and lived in Los Altos since 1961 and married to a wonderful man Hilary (Pete) Pavela who worked in the Aerospace field. She was very active at St Williams church and school functions and loved to be active at anything to help people and volunteered on election boards and the cancer charity store and the YLI in Los Altos. Her main interests were painting and working in the garden.

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ROSE (NEE NEMETH) ASPERGER

OBIT RoseAsperger

Rose (nee Nemeth) Asperger, age 96, of Cockeysville, Maryland, formerly of Los Altos, California, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late John Asperger; devoted mother of Sally K. Callihan and her husband Donald; grandmother of Aaron T. Wallace and Peter J. Wallace. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

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DONALD PHILIP THOM

OBIT DonaldThom

Donald Philip Thom, a 4th generation Californian, born in 1928 in San Francisco, first child of Andrew and Mary Thom. The family moved to San Carlos in 1939 where he attended Central School. A 1946 graduate of Sequoia High School, he also attended San Jose State College. He met Jocelyn Bauer on a blind date and the couple celebrated 63 years of marriage in August of 2013. 

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