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OBIT MabelFrelier

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.


OBIT JamesFerguson

James “Phil” Ferguson passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on January 15, 2016. He was 85 years old.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and then served 5 years as an Air Force fighter pilot, stationed in Alaska, during the pioneering days of jet technology. He was passionate about flying jets; however, after being honorably discharged and true to his maverick spirit, he decided to leap into a different pioneering adventure.


OBIT VirginiaCarlsen

Long-time Los Altos resident Virginia “Ginger” Carlsen passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s at the age of 83 on January 19th, after a long, happy and active life.

She was born in Southern California on January 13th, 1933 to Emmett and Myra Show. Her fondest childhood memories were of living on The Strand in Hermosa Beach and spending the summer barefoot on the beach with family and friends.


January 19, 1926-January 28, 2016 

Jeannette Nattel Zeitman “Jean” passed away peacefully in her sleep at Palo Alto Assisted Living. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Gary, Indiana. Resided in Los Altos with her belated husband, Harold, their children, and grandchildren. Jean was a talented cook, loved attending operas, and was involved in Jewish traditions. She is survived by her children, Sandra, Barbara, Allen and Paul, and her 2 grandchildren from Switzerland, Lea and Lukas. 


OBIT AlanMills

Alan Rodney Mills, PhD, 83, of Los Altos passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2016. He was born in Rochdale, England in 1933 and came to California in 1962. He was a proud alumni of Manchester Grammar in England, University of Liverpool, England and McGill University in Canada where he received his PhD in chemistry. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, cribbage, bridge and doing crossword puzzles.


OBIT AlisonHoffman1   OBIT AlisonHoffman2

Alison Minshall Nagy Hoffmann died January 8, 2016 at the Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku, Hawaii, after a four year battle with cancer. She was on a holiday vacation to Maui with her husband, Alec, and their two daughters.


OBIT JamesRobinson

1926 – 2016

James Stephen Robinson passed away on January 24, 2016 at age 90 after nine weeks of hospitalization and attempted rehabilitation. Jim was a resident of Los Altos for more than 40 years; the last 26 of which was at the Toyon Farm townhouse complex. 


Rosemary Fraser, age 81, a long-time resident of the Los Altos/Palo Alto area, died peacefully Friday, the 22nd of January at her home. It was a sudden death; hypertension was the underlying cause.

Born in 1934 in Florence, Arizona, Rosemary enjoyed her extensive volunteer work at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital.  She was a life long Giant's fan.

Rosemary was a life long fan of cinema, having begun her love of the movies when an usherette at the Varsity Theater in Palo Alto. 

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