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OBIT TonyAshton

Anthony Francis Ashton was born on November 4, 1945 to Veronica and Frank Ashton in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK. Along with his three younger brothers Jeremy, Christopher, and Nicholas; he grew up in Berkshire, England and graduated from Clare College at Cambridge University with a MA degree in Natural Sciences and a PhD in Chemical Engineering. He was the Welsh National 3000 Meter Steeplechase Record Holder and traveled to the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970 to run the 5000 meters.


OBIT IsabelleStone

Mrs. Isabelle S. Stone of Palo Alto, CA, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the age of 94. Prior to living in Webster House in Palo Alto, she and her husband lived in Quincy, California for many happy years. She was a native of Colorado Springs, Colorado but called California her home beginning in 1953 with homes in Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, and Bodega Bay.


OBIT BuolDougherty


Heaven gained a beautiful angel today. Our beloved mother’s blessed life ended in her Los Altos home surrounded by her loving family on April 18, 2016.

Buol Joanne Dougherty was born Sept. 28, 1930 in Chicago. At the age of two, Mom moved with her mother, Buol Burke, to the Hillsborough area. She attended St. Catherine’s Elementary School, Notre Dame High School, was an esteemed graduate of UC Berkeley and a proud member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Mom, always ambitious in her endeavors, attended Hastings Law School but traded in a law degree for her true calling, family life.


Sharon Kruse Aochi, age 63, passed away peacefully on April 18th after a battle with dementia. Sharon was a loving daughter, mother, wife and active member of the church.

Born to Louis and Elaine Kruse in Redwood City, she grew up in Menlo Park, and retired from the City of Mountain View after 27 years.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; daughter, Kristina (Trevor Mathisen); son, Mark; and nephew, Karl (Kruse). She is preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Randall. A special thank you is extended to those whom provided care for Sharon.


OBIT MaryBourquin

Nov. 3, 1936 - March 30, 2016
Resident of Los Altos Hills

Mary Bourquin, 79, of Los Altos Hills died on March 30, 2016.  She grew up in Barrington, Illinois, daughter of Ralph Bard Jr. and Nonabel Bard. She was educated at Ethel Walker School in Connecticut and went on to study at Stanford University where she earned her BA in art.


OBIT FrancesNuelle

March 30, 1921 - April 3, 2016

Frances Graves Smiley Nuelle, journalist, poet, and World War II veteran, 95, died peacefully at her home in Los Altos, CA, on April 3, 2016, in the company of her younger daughter, Frances Dorsett Nuelle.


Corinne A. Oberlin, born in 1928 in Minneapolis, MN to E. Dewey and Evelyn Ahlen Albinson, passed away on January 16, 2016. The widow of John Cameron Oberlin, she is survived by her sister Leone Evelyn Stein, her daughter Karen Latchford and son-in-law Ian Latchford, grandchildren Robyn and Cameron Latchford, and nephews John, Todd, and Mark Barron.


OBIT MarioGiachino

April 10, 1918 – March 16, 2016
Resident of Mountain View

Mario Frank Giachino (Mike), 97, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2016 at his home of 63 years surrounded by his loving family. Born in Oakland, CA to Luigi and Carolina Giachino and grew up in Alameda. Devoted husband of 58 years to Lorrayne V. Giachino, who predeceased him in 2005. Loving father of Michael Giachino and wife Carolyn of Moraga, CA and Michele Bright and husband Harry of Mtn. View, CA; loving grandfather to Julia Kubik of Dublin, CA. Devoted brother of Henry (Hank) Giachino who predeceased him in 1983. Dearest brother-in-law of Louise Giachino of San Lorenzo, CA. Loving uncle of Annette, Chris, Terry, Gail, Mark, Dean and the late Robyn. 

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