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MICHAEL D. “MICKEY” HEEGER

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Heeger, Michael D., “Mickey,” 92, of Los Altos, CA, passed away on October 12, 2014, in Los Altos. Mickey was born in St. Paul, MN to the late Otto and Edith Scott Heeger. He was an accomplished child actor and dancer, who appeared in movies alongside Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. He majored in business at the University of Southern California, where he was a member of the Skull and Dagger, president of the sophomore and junior classes and the College of Commerce, wrote for the Daily Trojan and was president of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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JOANNE DYALL

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Joanne Dyall, 90, of Los Altos, passed away October 18, 2014 in Mountain View, California.

Joanne was born in Champaign, Illinois to Harry A. and Ethyl Hills on April 1, 1924. She attended University of Illinois Laboratory High School and graduated in 1941. She went on to graduate with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (her name is engraved in bronze at the university library as part of this honor).  She was an elementary school teacher for many years at Montague Elementary School in Santa Clara.

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JEAN MARIE CUFF

Jean Marie Cuff, a longtime resident of Los Altos Hills, CA passed away peacefully in August 2014. Born in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts, she worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she met her husband of 50 years, Kermit Cuff. In 1957 they moved to California and settled in Los Altos Hills. Jean was a full time mother and raised four children, and later did a lot of volunteer work, most recently at Stanford Hospital.

Jean was a proud and supportive mother of her children, Kermit Cuff, Jim Cuff, Carolyn Kendrick, and Cindy Heintzelman. She is survived by her brothers Bill Lamie of Massachusetts, and Jack Lamie of Utah, and by her daughter in law, Lindsey Cuff and sons in law Steve Kendrick and Keith Heintzelman. Jean’s highlight was spending time with granddaughters Kensey and Brooke Kendrick. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit.

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MARGARET MAE STEPHENS

At Rest on Thurs. Oct. 16, 2014 in Sunnyvale. Born Jan. 5, 1921 in Vancouver, WA. Margaret was a graduate of Palo Alto High School. She married Brad Stephens in 1942 and resided in Los Altos for the last 58 yrs. Margaret worked in the family business for 40 yrs. She was involved in American Legion Auxiliary, Boys State and Girls State of Palo Alto. Brad and Margaret enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Lake Tahoe area. Survived by husband Brad; Daughters Barbara (Richard) Collins and Carol Bradley; Her sister Frances Dupret, grandchildren: Patricia, Michael, Steve, Scott, and Shannon, 9 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

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BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and was gracious to everyone who entered her life. Barbara loved her garden, all animals, dining out and long held close friends. She trusted that Time is finite. Eternity is infinite.

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GLADYS GUNN

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October 16, 1921 – July 20, 2014

Los Altos, California

Our beloved Gladys Jackson Gunn, at rest in Los Altos, will forever be remembered by her adoring family. Gladys greeted this world, on the 16th of October 1921; on the 20th of July 2014, surrounded by her family, she was greeted into the gates of heaven.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, and high school sweetheart, Benjamin Robert Gunn. They shared 68 years together making beautiful memories to be cherished by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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VIRGINIA R. ROBERTS

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Mrs. Virginia R Roberts was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 8th, 1925 to parents William Clarence Colwell and Mary Virginia Colwell. She was educated in Chattanooga and later attended San Mateo Junior College after moving to California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert L Roberts, daughter Sharon Virginia Buzzini, and son Robert L Roberts. She is survived by; brother Dr Gene Thomas Colwell (Peggy) of Duluth, GA; sister-in-law Betty Lou Colwell of Oakridge, TN; daughter Donna Colby (Michael) of Turlock; son-in-law George Buzzini of Ripon; and daughter-in-law Carol Roberts of Milpitas. She is also survived by her grandson’s; Brian Buzzini (Jonelle) of Riverbank; Tim Buzzini of Modesto; Kenneth Colby (Holley) of Oakland; Ryan Colby (Molly) of Pine Grove; Jesse Colby (Chelsea) of Sutter Creek; and Robert T Roberts (Karin) of Santa Clara. As well as her great-grandchildren, Grace and Sophie Buzzini; Kate and Jack Buzzini; Shayla and Rylee Colby; Tyler, Grace and Madelyn Colby; and twins Addison and Etta Roberts expected in February.

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IDA LYONS

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Ida Lyons, long-time Los Altos resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25th. She is survived by her three sons, Ladd, Greg and Rich, her five grand-children, and her younger sister, Maria Primavera.

Ida is remembered by friends and family alike for her remarkably positive attitude to life. She was always game for an adventure ("Let's go for it"), always saw the bright side ("Life is good"), and always took time to appreciate a sunset or quite moment in her Japanese garden.

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