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Obituaries

JEAN MARIE GROSWITH

OBIT JeanGroswith

December 21, 1941 – April 27, 2014
In loving memory 

Jean Marie Johnson was born on December 21, 1941 in Walla Walla to Lowden and Erma Johnson of Lowden. Growing up, Jean was an accomplished rider and was the Fair Court Queen in 1959.

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BILLY RAY "BILL" HART

OBIT BillyHart

Longtime Los Altos resident Billy Ray "Bill" Hart died surrounded by his family on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Born on March 24, 1930 in Compton, California, Bill grew up in Southern California and Kansas before attending the University of Oregon. He entered the Air Force in 1950, becoming a fighter jet pilot earning the rank of second lieutenant assigned to the Air Defense Command 56th Fighter Intercept Squadron stationed at Selfridge Air Force base in Michigan.

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EFFA-JEAN ARMS

February 9, 1917 - May 5, 2014
Resident of Cupertino

With her family by her side, Effa-Jean (Effie) Arms of Cupertino passed away early Monday, May 5, 2014. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard A. Arms of 83 years and their sweet daughter, Susan of 3 years.

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BARBARA BRAUER TIERNEY

OBIT BarbaraTierney

Barbara Brauer Tierney passed away peacefully at her home with family and Hospice by her side at the age of 89. She was born in Chicago and received a Bachelors Degree in Winter Park Florida, from Rollins College. She married her best friend Robert E Tierney in 1949 in Chicago and moved to Los Altos Hills in 1954 to raise her family.

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MARTHA A. HUSTON DEACON

OBIT MarthaDeacon

Martha A. Huston Deacon passed away peacefully in Los Altos, CA surrounded by her family on Mothers Day, May 11, 2014. She was 92.

Born in Galesburg, Illinois on February 18, 1922, residing there until her family moved to San Francisco when she was five.

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MARY ELIZABETH “BETTY” MACKIN

OBIT MaryMackin

Mary Elizabeth Smith was born on January 14, 1936 in San Mateo, CA to Francis Cyril and Mae Elizabeth Smith. Betty went to her heavenly home on April 22nd, 2014 peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Grew up in Burlingame with her cherished siblings, Cy, Marjorie, Claire, and her cousin Maureen McCue Byrne.

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CHARLES ROBERT “BOB” MOSTYN

OBIT CharlesMostyn

Charles Robert Mostyn, retired accounting instructor at De Anza College, passed away after a brief illness on March 8, 2014 in Cupertino, California at the age of 92. Bob was born on January 14, 1922 at Eureka, California, and graduated from Eureka High School.

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PATRICIA A. PHILLIPS

OBIT PatriciaPhillips

Resident of Los Altos
July 30, 1922 – April 28, 2014

Our beloved mother passed away on April 28, 2014. Up until the very end she had continued to live the life she so vigorously sought for herself, to be in her own home.

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