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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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LILLIAN FLORENCE SLAVIN

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April 9, 1921 – July 17, 2015

Lillian Florence Slavin, long-time resident of Los Altos and The Forum at Rancho San Antonio, died peacefully on July 17, 2015.  She was 94 years old.

Lillian was born on April 9, 1921 to William Broadley and Florence Maggiore in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her husband of 65 years, Frank Slavin, predeceased her in 2010.

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GRACE WILSON FRANKS

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Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on September 17, 1923. During WWII, while an early employee of the Social Security Board, she met and married handsome soldier, Ralph, who spirited her away to settle near engineering mecca, Stanford University, where she worked for the admissions office.

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DENNIS KATSUNORI KUMAMOTO

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Dennis Katsunori Kumamoto, passed away unexpectedly on June 28, 2015. Born in Fresno on March 24, 1950, he received a BSE from UCLA, 1972, a MEE from USC, 1974, and a MBA from CSU Dominguez Hills. He was a member of the Gamma Epsilon Omega fraternity. Dennis worked as an Electronics Engineer for over 40 years in the field of microwave electronics. Most recently working for Teledyne Microwave Solutions as a Research Scientist/Engineering Manager.

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Wedding Sue Demling and David Aveni


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Sue Spahr Demling and David James Aveni were married June 27 in Los Altos. They held their reception at Los Altos Golf & Country Club.

The groom’s two children and the bride’s daughter and grandson served in the wedding party.

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Wedding Michelle Donecho and Chris Duchesne


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Michelle Donecho and Chris Duchesne were married July 12, 2014. The ceremony and reception took place at The Mission at Santa Clara University and the Adobe Lodge on campus.

The bride is the daughter of Mike and Betsy Donecho of Los Altos. She graduated from St. Francis High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in education from Santa Clara University.

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CHARLOTTE BARBARA WINGUTH

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Charlotte Barbara Winguth died July 9 at the young age of 89. She is survived by her 3 daughters Sandy, Karen & Wendi, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She came to Los Altos CA with her husband Ed and 3 children 53 years ago from New Jersey. She was a RN for over 50 yrs starting in WWII as a Nurse Cadet. She was a life long Girl Scout; as a young girl and as an adult leader and a summer camp nurse. She lived by the motto "be prepared" and she always was. Charlotte was a great mom and grandma but mostly she was a devoted wife to her beloved Ed who preceded her just last July.

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