OBIT DanielDaggett

February 23, 1917 - July 13, 2015
Resident of Los Altos for 61 years

Dan Daggett, 98, went to be with the Lord on July 13, 2015. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and most importantly, a child of God. He is survived by his two children--Nancy Daggett Jensen (Sven), Mike Daggett (Kate), four grandchildren--Jeremy Daggett (Janelle), Jason Daggett (Laura), Lori Jensen, Brian Jensen and three great-grandchildren- Claire, Taylor and Danielle Daggett. After graduating from UCLA with a BS in Business in 1938, he began working for Southern Pacific Railroad as a stenographer. Dan worked at Southern Pacific for 41 years, working his way up to Vice President and General Manager of the Southern Pacific Land Company. He has two streets named after him for his role in securing industrial properties.



OBIT EvelynKolbe

May 3, 1920  - July 7, 2015          

Evelyn Kolbe, a long time resident of Los Altos, passed away at Mountain View Healthcare Center following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. Born to Marion and Edna Meeks in Bluffton, Indiana, the second of nine children; graduated in Indiana, and met her beloved husband Carl Kolbe at a dance in Fort Wayne. Married there in 1945 she followed Carl first to Virginia, then to California. Carl preceded her in 2011. In 1946 they had their only child, a daughter, Karen Kolbe. She loved her family deeply and thrived on entertaining friends. Anyone special received one of her homemade apple pies or a jar of her strawberry jam. She was also a talented seamstress who would make everything from doll clothes to drapes. She spent many hours gardening in her yard; a source of great pride, especially her apple trees and Hinoki Cypress and roses. Carl and Evelyn loved music. They had many happy hours performing in ballroom dance shows at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo and various venues in San Francisco. She was a faithful member of Christ Episcopal Church of Los Altos and taught Sunday school for many years.



OBIT VirginiaGarland

Born: November 20, 1927; Passed On: April 14, 2015

Virginia was the daughter of George Leigh Bryan and Ruby Myrtle Bryan. She was born in Spokane, WA. While at Washington State University Pullman, she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and met her husband Albert “Bert” Garland of Wenatchee, WA. They were happily married for 42 years before his death in 1989. She was a founding member of St. Nicholas Guild of the Wenatchee Episcopal Church as well as a member of the Orthopedic Guild and Wenatchee Hospital Guild.



OBIT MarjorieGleim

Marjorie Gleim, longtime resident of Palo Alto, died peacefully June 19 at the age of 97. She was an instrumental part of Gleim the Jeweler, the Palo Alto jewelry store founded in 1931 by her father-in-law and carried on by her husband, Arthur Gleim, and daughter, Georgie Gleim, providing constant support and guidance.  Although both Marjorie and Arthur attended Palo Alto High School, they officially met when Marjorie was hired to work at the University Ave jewelry store in November of 1941.  Their first date was December 7, 1941, and they were married the following February.



Hilda Claire Fenton, beloved wife and mom to 9, grandmother to 30 and great grandmother to 22, passed away June 20 following a long illness. She was 90.

Hilda was born Sept. 28, 1924, to Lois and Gus Farley then of Logan, W. Va. While she was still a toddler the family moved to Murray, Ky., where she grew up and met and married her high school sweetheart, Thomas A. Fenton.

It was one of those storybook courtships and marriages. He was an athlete, quarterback of the Murray High School football team; she was a cheerleader.

After graduation the couple was attending Murray State College when World War II broke out.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps, became an officer and pilot and flew resupply missions in the Pacific.

The couple was married in 1943. After the war Hilda worked to help Tom get a degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue, then an MBA from Harvard. The couple raised the family in Los Altos; Calif., and then retired to South Lake Tahoe.




Local WWII vet takes Honor Flight to see memorials in D.C.

Los Altos resident Francis Zampino traveled with a group of World War II veterans on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 11-13 to see the memorials dedicated in their honor. The nonprofit organization Honor Flight Bay Area sponsored the trip.



May 1, 1922 -  June 16, 2015

OBIT JohnDobson

Resident of Los Altos 59 years

John Raymond Dobson, also known as Dobbie to his flying buddies, passed away after a long illness surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his loving wife of 72 years, Janet Barnise Dobson, three children: Jeanne, Joseph, and Carl (Annette) as well as five grandchildren: James, Carly, Victoria, John and Andrew. He is also survived by his great grand children Drake and Ryder Dobson and Aubriella Estes, several treasured nieces and nephews, children of his four siblings now deceased: Dorothea, Edwin, Stanley and Lois.



OBIT KeithMorrison

November 13, 1929 – June 20, 2015
Resident of Los Altos

Surrounded by his loving wife and children, Keith Morrison passed away peacefully in his home on June 20 following complications from a recent stroke. He was 85 years old.


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