William Morehead Young, long time resident of Los Altos Hills and third generation Californian, passed away peacefully at the age of 92 on January 2, 2016. His was a long and productive life. He was born on August 17, 1923 to George Demming and Olivia Rudolph Young on Mountain Boulevard in the Oakland hills.  His youth was spent there with his two brothers, George and Bob, and three sisters, Winnie, Jean, and Marion; three survive him.  Bill loved roaming the hills on foot or horseback, fishing, hunting and trapping, building things, and helping with the family dairy.   

During WWII, Bill graduated high school early to enlist in the Navy in 1941 at age 17 ½. He attended pre-flight school at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, got his flight training in Corpus Christi, Texas, and was stationed in Florida where he was a flight instructor for fighter planes until the war ended in 1945. Bill served in the Navy Reserves after the war, attended Purdue University for three years, and graduated from USC with a BS degree in aeronautical engineering in 1950.  



OBIT VirginiaTownsend

Longtime Los Altos and Palo Alto resident Virginia Anderson “Andy” Townsend passed away at the age of 96 in San Rafael, California on December 30, 2015 after a long, active and healthy life.

She was born on October 22, 1919 in Wheeling, West Virginia to Alfred Oscar Anderson and Gena Berger Anderson. Virginia was proud of her 100% Norwegian heritage, which she was able to trace back through seven generations to 1792. Lutefisk and lefse at Christmas were traditions she passed down to her children and grandchildren over the years.



OBIT HarrietMcLeod

Harriet Lindsey (Lindy) McLeod, passed away peacefully at home in Los Altos, on January 6, 2016. She was 89 years old.

Lindy was born in San Francisco on July 22, 1926, to Estelle and Paul Lindsey. She was the fourth generation in her family to live in, and second generation to be born in, San Francisco. Along with her older sister, Adrienne, Lindy enrolled in Dominican Convent School (now known as San Domenico) as a boarder at age five. She was the youngest student ever to enroll, and was assigned her own postulant, charged with looking after the tiny student. With the exception of two years (7th and 8th grades, when she attended Grant School in San Francisco), Lindy completed all her primary and secondary education at Dominican Convent School. Her older brother, Louis, boarded at Tam School for Boys nearby. After graduation from Dominican, class of 1943, Lindy enrolled at Stanford University and graduated in 1947.



OBIT GordonPatterson

Gordon Patterson, 85, passed away peacefully on November 27.  Gordon was born in Oklahoma and moved to California during the Depression and settled first in Porterville and then Pacific Grove as a young boy. While attending the local high school, he met his future wife of 64 years, Patricia Louise Patterson.  Gordon went to San Jose State and SJ City College where he earned a degree in drafting. He spent the early years of his marriage in Menlo Park but spent 50 years in Los Altos. He was always involved in construction as a union carpenter. He worked  for Harrod & Williams and Vance Brown as a superintendent on commercial work. After a long career, he retired to become a small general contractor working on homes in and around Los Altos.



OBIT ChristineCorrigan

Christine Corrigan formerly of Los Altos Hills passed away on December 24, 2015 at her home in Redwood City, California, surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 50. Christine, the third child of Sigrun and Wilfred Corrigan was born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 7, 1965. 


Abby Mills and Jeremy Behrhorst

Jeremy Behrhorst and Abby Mills

Abby Mills and Jeremy Behrhorst have announced their engagement to be married May 27 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Carol Mills and John Eichhorn of Los Altos and Peter and Mary Mills of Los Altos. She graduated from Woodside Priory and earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is employed as a graphic designer at an innovation studio in Manhattan.


Jessica Holt and Alex Ware

Jessica Holt and Alex Ware


Jessica Holt and Alex Ware were married Sept. 6. They held their reception at the Last Buck Ranch in Creston, owned by the bride’s family.

The bride is the daughter of Lance and Nina Holt of Thousand Oaks. She graduated from Westlake High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in physiological science from UCLA. She is employed as a training sales manager at Salesforce.



OBIT PaulPickert

2/7/27 – 12/19/15 

Paul Charles Pickert passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 19, 2015, at the age of 88. 

Born Feb. 7, 1927, Paul was the second of four children of Anna Louise and Aloysius Pickert of Batavia, New York. He attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School, Batavia High School and Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and graduated from Princeton University in 1948. He briefly served in the Navy before attending the University of Buffalo Law School.


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