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MARGARET MAE STEPHENS

At Rest on Thurs. Oct. 16, 2014 in Sunnyvale. Born Jan. 5, 1921 in Vancouver, WA. Margaret was a graduate of Palo Alto High School. She married Brad Stephens in 1942 and resided in Los Altos for the last 58 yrs. Margaret worked in the family business for 40 yrs. She was involved in American Legion Auxiliary, Boys State and Girls State of Palo Alto. Brad and Margaret enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Lake Tahoe area. Survived by husband Brad; Daughters Barbara (Richard) Collins and Carol Bradley; Her sister Frances Dupret, grandchildren: Patricia, Michael, Steve, Scott, and Shannon, 9 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

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BARBARA DARLING MERIDETH

1946-2014

Born in Palo Alto, raised in Los Altos, retired in southern Oregon. Survived by Peter James Merideth, sons Matthew, Jacob and John Merideth, the loves of her life.

She was a housewife who took great pride in her home, her surroundings and was gracious to everyone who entered her life. Barbara loved her garden, all animals, dining out and long held close friends. She trusted that Time is finite. Eternity is infinite.

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GLADYS GUNN

OBIT GladysGunn

October 16, 1921 – July 20, 2014

Los Altos, California

Our beloved Gladys Jackson Gunn, at rest in Los Altos, will forever be remembered by her adoring family. Gladys greeted this world, on the 16th of October 1921; on the 20th of July 2014, surrounded by her family, she was greeted into the gates of heaven.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, and high school sweetheart, Benjamin Robert Gunn. They shared 68 years together making beautiful memories to be cherished by their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

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VIRGINIA R. ROBERTS

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Mrs. Virginia R Roberts was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 8th, 1925 to parents William Clarence Colwell and Mary Virginia Colwell. She was educated in Chattanooga and later attended San Mateo Junior College after moving to California. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert L Roberts, daughter Sharon Virginia Buzzini, and son Robert L Roberts. She is survived by; brother Dr Gene Thomas Colwell (Peggy) of Duluth, GA; sister-in-law Betty Lou Colwell of Oakridge, TN; daughter Donna Colby (Michael) of Turlock; son-in-law George Buzzini of Ripon; and daughter-in-law Carol Roberts of Milpitas. She is also survived by her grandson’s; Brian Buzzini (Jonelle) of Riverbank; Tim Buzzini of Modesto; Kenneth Colby (Holley) of Oakland; Ryan Colby (Molly) of Pine Grove; Jesse Colby (Chelsea) of Sutter Creek; and Robert T Roberts (Karin) of Santa Clara. As well as her great-grandchildren, Grace and Sophie Buzzini; Kate and Jack Buzzini; Shayla and Rylee Colby; Tyler, Grace and Madelyn Colby; and twins Addison and Etta Roberts expected in February.

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IDA LYONS

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Ida Lyons, long-time Los Altos resident, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 25th. She is survived by her three sons, Ladd, Greg and Rich, her five grand-children, and her younger sister, Maria Primavera.

Ida is remembered by friends and family alike for her remarkably positive attitude to life. She was always game for an adventure ("Let's go for it"), always saw the bright side ("Life is good"), and always took time to appreciate a sunset or quite moment in her Japanese garden.

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Engagement


Savannah Guest and Gabriel Fisher Slotnick

Savannah Guest and Gabriel Slotnick

Savannah Praytor Guest and Gabriel Fisher Slotnick have announced their engagement to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Kerr Praytor and Wylie S. Guest of Greenville, S.C. She is a concert violinist and music educator in Maryland.

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Noteworthy


Duval

Local resident launches startup

Ashley Duval is off to a promising start with her new botanical startup.

The 2002 Los Altos High School graduate co-founded Shoots and Roots Bitters two years ago with three colleagues. The company recently released its first line of small-batch bitters through its website, shootsandrootsbitters.com.

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Scouting News


Courtesy of Annette Motoyama
Troop 60232 Girl Scout Bronze Award winners include, front row, from left: Isabelle Fejes and Kaitlyn Chow. Back: Julianne Chen, Julia Crouse, Emily Blake, Louisa Hahn, Jamie Minden, Jocelyn Pytel, Rachel Lee and Caitlin Gee. Not pictured: Nicole Toomey.

Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Members of Montclaire Elementary School’s Girl Scout Troop 60232 worked on a project over the summer to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive.

The girls raised more than $250 in cash donations for Palo Alto Animal Services. They also contributed 30 blankets, 20 pounds of baked animal treats and dozens of handcrafted toys for cats and dogs at the shelter.

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