OBIT HanneloreEngelman

Mrs. Hannelore Engelman founder and director of Montessori School of Los Altos passed away on March 10th, 2014. She is survived by her daughters Danielle Engelman of San Francisco and Nicole Engelman of New York City; and her brother Siegmar Haenig of Steinhude, Germany.



OBIT JoAnnHill

JoAnn Spuehler Hill of Hollister passed away peacefully on March 14, 2014 at Pacific Hills Manor in Morgan Hill, CA. She was born on September 18, 1939 in Los Altos, CA to Adolph and Carol Spuehler. JoAnn became a cosmetologist in her early 20's and many of her customers became life-long friends. She had lived in Hollister for the last 25 years.




Abilities United leader earns Woman of the Year

Assemblyman Rich Gordon, who represents Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View, selected retiring Abilities United Executive Director Lynda Steele as 2014 Woman of the Year for the 24th Assembly District.

Steele received recognition March 10 in the Assembly Chambers in Sacramento for her service and advocacy for the disabled community.


Dr. Peter Lucy: Psychiatrist, anti-drunk-driving activist

Dr. Lucy

Dr. Peter Lucy, a psychiatrist in private practice in Mountain View, died March 13 after a two-year battle with colon cancer. He was 64. His partner, Stacey Wolfe Adleson, and friend Allen Podell were by his side.

Dr. Lucy, a longtime Los Altos resident, was born March 11, 1950. He was raised on Homer Avenue in Palo Alto in a house built in 1910 by his great-uncle. The home will become the office of Linda Haskell House, named for his late wife, which will provide low-cost psychiatric care and help for battered women.


Troop 37 welcomes new Eagle scouts

James Anderson, left, and Colin McGrath earn the Eagle rank.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently welcomed two new Eagle Scouts to the ranks.

• For his Eagle project, James Thomas Folger Anderson worked with the Little League to identify needs at Purissima Fields. He designed, procured supplies and shepherded 112 hours of labor for construction of dugout benches and distance marker.

Anderson, a junior at Los Altos High School, is the son of Thomas and Jo Beth Folger Anderson of Los Altos.

• For his Eagle project, Colin Peter McGrath designed and built a dedicated storage transportation system for the Mountain View High School Marching Band’s percussion instruments. He and fellow scouts devoted more than 200 service hours to the project.

McGrath, a graduate of Mountain View High School, is pursuing a computer science degree at UC Irvine. He is the son of Bob and Peggy McGrath of Los Altos.


Michelle Alynne Nelson and Jacob Lawrence Jefferies

Michelle Nelson and Jacob Jefferies

Michelle Alynne Nelson and Jacob Lawrence Jefferies were married Nov. 23 at the Carmel Mission Basilica. They held their reception at Carmel Valley Ranch.

The bride is the daughter of Bart and Lori Nelson of Los Altos.


Samuel R. Morley: Stanford football great, Los Altos lawyer


Samuel Robertson Morley, a former Stanford University football great and All-American who went on to a career as a family law attorney, passed away at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View Jan. 25 from complications of congestive heart failure. He was 81.

Mr. Morley was born in Pasadena to Fred and Grace Morley and grew up in San Marino.



OBIT VeraCampbell

Former Los Altos resident, Vera Campbell, passed away March 1st. She was 94. A sweet, bright, loving woman who lived the truth and loved the good in everyone. She had a sparkle that is hard to define, making others feel at ease and wholly welcome. Her home was always open to others.


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