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LAH resident killed in cycling accident

Kathryn Green

A longtime Los Altos Hills resident and philanthropist struck by a bicyclist  while walking along Page Mill Road April 20 has died from her injuries.

Kathryn Green, 61, died the next day from injuries sustained during the accident, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.

Green was walking near Altamont Road at approximately 11 a.m. when a bicyclist, traveling eastbound on Page Mill at an estimated 25 mph, rounded a blind curve and hit her, said Art Montiel CHP officer. Green was transported to Stanford Hospital, where she later died. The bicyclist was not seriously injured.

Because Green was not carrying identification, officials were unable to notify her family immediately following the accident. Her husband, Los Altos Hills Planning Commission member Richard Partridge, was attending a council meeting until late Monday night and did not learn of her whereabouts until the following morning.

Green, an avid hiker, was likely headed to walk the trails in Foothills Park, said Ev Shiro, her friend.

Green was born in Santa Monica and grew up in Pacific Palisades. She graduated from Johnston College at the University of Redlands. In addition to serving as an active Johnston College alum, she contributed to Palo Alto-based TheatreWorks and Sustainable Conservation in San Francisco. Green served on the board of the Palo Alto Farmer's Market and a co-founder of WomenGo!, an organization promoting the economic self-sufficiency of low-income women in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

"She was an unbelievably magnanimous person," Shiro said.

Green enjoyed cooking and prepared meals for friends preoccupied by work. She strove to not repeat a single recipe in a year.

Along with her husband, Green is survived by her brother, William Green of Sioux Falls, S.D. Plans for a celebration of life are underway.

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