OBIT ChristianHansen

Christian Eugene Hansen, 61, a 30 year resident of Los Altos, passed away of a heart attack on November 5, 2014 in Los Altos, California. Chris was born to Eugene & Jeanine Hansen June 12, 1953 in Salt Lake City. He graduated from East High School, served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to the Eastern States Mission, then returned to Salt Lake where he continued his education and was a Pi Kapp at the University of Utah where he graduated with a BS Degree. He met and married his sweetheart Cindy Hale on June 22, 1977 in the Salt Lake Temple.



OBIT SargentBinkley

Died on October 10, 2014

Sargent was born in Berkeley, California on December 3, 1974 and raised mainly in Los Altos. After a short move to New Jersey, he returned to California and then moved with his family to England. Sargent attended Kingsbury Hill House and Pinewood School. He was the youngest student ever to pass the swimming test. He loved being able to ride one of the school’s horses to various historic places and take karate. Pinewood was mostly a boy’s school which made it ideal for Sargent to “muck about”.



1919 – 2014

Peter (Pete) Ward, 95, passed away November 4, 2014 at his residence at Amber Grove Place surrounded by his loving family. The son of an Irish immigrant, Pete was born and raised in San Francisco, one of seven brothers and sisters who lived above the family grocery store, the Sunnyside Market. Pete met his sweetheart and his future wife Lillian of 72 years while working in the family store. He married Lillian in September 1942.

Pete is a veteran of WWII. He was in his senior year of studies in mechanical engineering at U.C. Berkeley when Pearl Harbor was attacked December 7, 1941. He and his classmates were allowed to graduate in May but were recruited immediately into the service as junior officers. Pete spent most of the next 4 years in the Pacific theatre, supervising a battleship gun repair crew aboard a destroyer escort.


Bill Mayhood remembered for decades of community service

Bill Mayhood, a longtime Los Altos resident and community volunteer, passed away Oct. 9.

Mr. Mayhood served as president of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and volunteered in support of several organizations, including helping with projects at the Los Altos Senior Center, adding a reading room to the Los Altos main library and participating in the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade and Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.



OBIT MarcellineSmith

January 29, 1926 - October 23, 2014

Marcelline C. Smith passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at her home in Los Altos Hills at the age of 88 after a brief illness.

Born in San Francisco to John and Marguerite Chartz and raised in Carson City, NV, Marcie was forever devoted to her family and friends, and remained fiercely loyal to her Nevada roots. Marcie graduated from Lone Mountain College in San Francisco with a degree in mathematics.



OBIT MargaretSchreiber1

OBIT MargaretSchreiber2

Margaret (Peg) Schreiber passed away on August 24, 2014. Her husband, Robert, passed away just a few weeks later on September 27, 2014. They were married for 59 years. Margaret and Bob were born in the Bronx and Queens, respectively, and moved to Sunnyvale, California around the time they were married. They met when Margaret was a flight attendant (in those days called a stewardess) for United Airlines.



OBIT JoeCouch

February 4, 1930 ~ October 22, 2014

Joe Hicks Couch, 84, a long-time resident of Los Altos passed away Wednesday morning in his home, peacefully, with his family. He was the adored husband of Josephine Buchanan Couch, his wife of 38 years and loving father and step-father of: Michael P. Couch ~ deceased 2005, J Mark Couch, Pate Couch - Piro, Katherine Bowen, William Bowen ~ deceased 1987, Stuart Bowen; and grandfather of Joseph Travis Couch, Christina Austin Couch, Carter Bigelow, William Hommert, Anca Hommert and Danielle Merpaw mother of Michael and Minerva. He is also survived by his cousin Nancy Stent of San Francisco and former wife of 20 years Elaine Couch of Novato. His family members reside in the Bay Area



OBIT RobertGrady

1/12/43 – 10/18/14

Bob Grady passed away on October 18, 2014, at the age of 71. He died suddenly as a result of a ruptured aneurysm while visiting Yosemite Valley. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jan Grady, as well as two children, Sean and Erin, a step-daughter, Dianne, and three grandchildren, William, Claire, and Abigail.

Bob was born in Chicago in 1943, to Paul and Bernice Grady, and was raised in Maywood, Illinois. He and his older brother Paul Lee enjoyed athletics and were avid basketball and baseball players. Bob also loved listening to classical music and playing the piano.


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