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ALAN FRAZIER KREMEN, MD, PHD

OBIT AlanKremen

Alan Frazier Kremen, MD, PhD, aged 68, loving father & surgeon, of Stockton peacefully passed away on June 13th, 2015.

Born in Minneapolis on December 17, 1946, he received a BA from Stanford University, 1968, a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Cologne, Germany, 1973, and his MD from the University of Minnesota, 1976.

Alan married Jodi Mayo on June 6th, 1976; they were married 24 years, and had 2 daughters Jennifer Kremen Prokop, 34, & Elizabeth Kremen, 29. Alan married Jennifer Wyman on January 20th, 2006; they were married for 3 years.

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FRED L. MONTGOMERY

OBIT FredMontgomery

1933-2015

Fred Le Roy Montgomery, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He passed away at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto, California, after a 2 & 1/2 year battle with colon/liver cancer.

Born in Denver, Colorado, October 23, 1933, to Freda Louise (Kevelin) and Archie Arnold Montgomery, Fred attended schools in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and Arcata, California. After graduation from the University of Denver, he joined the Marine Corps and became a jet pilot. He went on to earn a MA in Speech and Audiology, but pursued a career in the paper distribution business. Joining Carpenter/Offutt Paper Company in 1968, he moved the family to Los Altos Hills, where Fred resided for 47 years.

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Scouting News


Service Unit 608 celebrate receiving their Gold and Silver awards May 17 during a Los Altos Youth Center event. The award winners are pictured above with city leaders from Los Altos, Mountain View, Cupertino and Sunnvyale.

Girl Scouts recognize Gold, Silver winners

The Girl Scouts of Northern California Service Unit 608 honored Gold and Silver award recipients at a tea at the Los Altos Youth Center May 17.

Attendees included Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper, Cupertino Mayor Rod Sinks, Mountain View City Councilwoman Pat Showalter and Sunnyvale Councilwoman Tara Martin-Milius. The award recipients, members of Los Altos-based troops, each reside in one of the four cities.

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Service News

U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Ryan M. Bauknight graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Bauknight completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. He earned distinction as an honor graduate.

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HELGA FISCHER-COLBRIE

OBIT HelgaFischerColbrie

We are sad to announce the passing of our honored and beloved mother, Helga Fischer-Colbrie, on May 26, 2015 at age 96.

Helga was born in Vienna, Austria on March 22, 1919. She received a formal education and earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Vienna in 1946.

Her life was uprooted by World War II. During this tragic time she developed her principles of always planning for the future, taking pleasure in gardening, and finding ways to conserve, reuse or recycle.

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KATHLEEN BROWN HOOGS

OBIT KathleenHoogs

On June 5, 2015, Kathleen “Kay” Brown Hoogs passed away peacefully at her Los Altos home. She lived in Los Altos for 52 years. 

Born Kathleen Gertrude Brown in Roselle, NJ, on April 21, 1929 to parents George and Gertrude Brown, Kathleen graduated from the Vail-Deane School in Elizabeth, NJ in 1947 and Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA in 1951. She majored in French and minored in Economics, and was a member of the French Club, Choral Club, and the Candle Club academic honor society. Her senior year she was elected president of the Wilson YWCA and lettered in field hockey.

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ELIZABETH LEA (WARD) CARROLL

Also known as Betty Smiley
May 27, 1930 to May 9, 2015

‘Betty Lea’ (Ward) Carroll passed away peacefully and of natural causes, at 8:10A.M., Saturday, May 9, 2015 at home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. 

Born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1930 to Colonel Joseph G. and Beatrice Lea Ward, and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia, Betty was a Southern girl; make no mistake about it. If you did, she certainly would enlighten you in the most graceful of manners. As might be expected, Betty Lea made her Debut in Portsmouth, and was introduced to Society in the late 1940s.

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JAMES WILLIAM ACKLEY

OBIT JamesAckley

Resident of Los Altos
Mar. 13, 1927 – Jun. 5, 2015

Jim passed away after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.  An engineer, inventor, teacher, and mentor to many, his most lasting legacy is the example he set as a gracious, warm, loving man, with a ready smile for everyone.  He touched many with his sense of humor and devotion to his family.

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