Last updateFri, 21 Oct 2016 5pm


OBIT MadgeKingman

Madge Kingman, 102 ... and a half ... years, passed away peacefully on 20 July 2016. She was a 55 year resident of Los Altos, California. A dignified and beautiful lady with a deep belief in Christianity and the worth of the individual, Madge had a quick sense of humor with the ability to exude warmth, love and caring to family, friends, and neighbors alike while her careful responses to all seemed to mirror “the wisdom of the ages”.


OBIT LauraMurphy

February 11, 1993 - July 16, 2016

Laura Murphy passed away on Saturday July 16, 2016 following a tragic car accident. Laura was the precious daughter of Cindy and Patrick Murphy and devoted sister of Lisa Murphy. Laura is also survived by her grandfather, Richard James Murphy of Ann Arbor, Michigan and many uncles, aunts and cousins who reside in Arizona, California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New York, and Washington DC. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Shirley Umlor Murphy, and her maternal grandparents Samuel and Betty Stone of Farmington Hills, Michigan.


Ulf Stauber passed away at his home on July 13; he had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. Ulf was born in Berlinchen, Germany on May 23, 1938. Following the Russian invasion in 1945, he, his mother and two brothers fled to Hamburg where Ulf grew up. He emigrated to the United States in 1963, living first in Indiana and then moving to Mountain View, California in 1965 where he found his first job at Minton’s Lumber Company. He graduated from UC Davis with the intention of becoming a teacher but returned to Mountain View to continue his career at Minton’s doing what he loved best, architectural millwork. He married his wife Marcella in 1967, and moved to Los Altos in 1974, where they raised their two children, Maren & Erik. Following his retirement, Ulf became a docent at Deer Hollow Farm and spent many happy years sharing his love of the outdoors with children.

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