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PAUL MARQUET GRIFFITHS

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Resident of San Jose
June 27, 1939 – February 7, 2016

Paul Griffiths passed away Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his home. Born June 27, 1939 in New York City to Phoebe Wilson and Edward Griffiths, Paul was the beloved eldest son of five children. He was a kind and loving brother to his brother Peter, and to his sisters Jane, Elizabeth, and Catherine. 

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Homestead student wins grant for science research


Courtesy of Anika Sanya
Homestead High School freshman Anika Sanya works in a laboratory on her project on natural solutions for lowering cholesterol. She recently won a grant to aid her research.

After discovering how much money her father spends on cholesterol medication, Homestead High School freshman Anika Sanya set out to find a more affordable solution.

“I’ve always been interested in science,” the 14-year-old Los Altos resident said. “I’ve always wanted to find things that would relate to the world.”

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DEE ROPERS

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Dee Ropers, a long time Los Altos resident, passed away on October 25th, 2015 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is survived by her three children: Kelyn Dewar of Los Altos Hills; Karen Ropers of Tahoe City; Mark Ropers of Ashland, Oregon; their spouses and six grandchildren.

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ELLEN COOK OTTO

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July 25, 1944 - February 10, 2016

Born to Lyle and Olive (Freeman) Cook in 1944, Ellen grew up with her three siblings in Menlo Park, California. She was a proud Stanford University alumna graduating with a degree in history in 1966. Stanford introduced her to many wonderful people in her life including her husband, Jim Otto, whom she married in December, 1965. The marriage lasted until Jim's untimely death due to melanoma in 1998.

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HELEN CONE

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Helen Irene Bailey was born on October 18th, 1925 to Wilbur and Letitia Bailey in San Jose, California. She was their fourth child, preceded by two brothers and a sister, all of whom predeceased her. Helen passed away on February 5, 2016 after a brief illness.

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DONALD LEROY HILLESTAD

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Donald Leroy Hillestad, 87, of Sun City West, AZ and long term resident of The Northwoods, passed away peacefully February 8, 2016.

Don was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.  He LOVED Football, which began when he played in high school and then became his passion watching it up until the night prior to his death.  We believe he needed to see the Super Bowl before he left this world.  He loved representing his business, watching Fox News, gardening, fishing, cruising on his tractor and spending time with his family.

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TRENNA KNUDSON

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Trenna Knudson, 81, passed away December 11, 2015 at her home in Scottsdale, AZ. Born in St Anthony, ID, she moved to Mesa, AZ at a young age and graduated from Mesa High School. She continued on to Arizona State University from which she received her degree in Education in 1956. Trenna, her husband David, and her daughter Kari moved to Palo Alto, CA in 1965.

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MABEL GOMES FRELIER

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At rest in Los Altos, January 29, 2016. Beloved wife of Late Roger L. Frelier, loving Mother to Roger (Maureen) Frelier, Paul (Eileen) Frelier, and Marc (Francine) Frelier, devoted Grandmother of Michele (Matt) Davis, Nicole (John) Andrews, Frank, Marc and Michael Frelier; and dear Great Grandmother to Madison and Charlie Davis, Max and Mia Andrews. She was a graduate of San Jose State College, a member of Black Masque Women’s Honor Society, and a native of San Jose.

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