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Snow, Raymond W., August 29, 1912-January 16, 2007 of Los Altos. Survived by daughters Sharon Draeger and Terri Talcott, 4 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren. Private Services.


Passed away January 15, 2007 at the age of 96 in Cupertino CA. Beloved wife of the late John R Fletcher. Proud mother of Robert. (Ann) Fletcher, Ann Griffin, and Laura Fletcher. Cherished grandmother of Jill Griffin (Michael) Talvensaari, Allison and Jennifer Fletcher. Survived by two great-grandchildren, Annika and David Talvensaari.

She was born on April 4, 1910 in Oakland, CA. She graduated in 1932 with a BA in Spanish and a teaching certificate from the University of Kansas where she was a member of the Alpha Zeta Delta sorority. In 1938 she moved to Indianapolis, IN where she met and married her husband. After moving to the Bay Area in 1962, she became involved in AAUW, the Children's Health Council, her church altar guild and numerous volunteer activities. Besides golf, bridge and travel, she had a passionate interest in supporting the arts by giving of her time and her resources.

As a member of the PEO Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization, she had the honor of serving as Chairman at the Indiana State Convention, and was a page at the National Convention - two events in which she took great pride.

In spite of a year-long bout with cancer, she continued to be active as a volunteer and never let her disease interfere with her zest for living. She was truly considered a "role model" by all who came to know her.

A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church (1040 Border Rd, Los Altos CA) on Saturday, February 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Donations in her honor may be made to PEO, Chapter IA (c/o Barbara Best, 2401 Valdivia Way, Burlingame CA 94010) or to the Children's Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto CA 94304.


Lorna Edith Delavan born May 11, 1915, in San Francisco, California, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 17, 2006, at the age of 91. Lorna and her husband Harold who preceded her in death in 1992, gave their lives to opening the eyes of young children to the world of learning, through public school education. Lorna was an active member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. Lorna was the loving mother of Karen Delavan-Boorsma, doting Grandmother of Jessica D. Barcelona, and Kasey E. Boorsma, and she was blessed with two Great Granddaughters Cassidy and Nicola Barcelona.


Ella Stark Vandervoort, 91, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2007 at her home in Menlo Park. "Miss Ella," as she was fondly known, was famous for her signature "HATS." She was born December 30, 1915 in Hayti, South Dakota. She was a graduate of Nettleton Business College Sioux Falls in South Dakota. She married Gregory V. Stark and shortly thereafter moved to California. Gregory Stark was killed in a car accident in 1950. She later married Harold "Van" Vandervoort of Palo Alto.

She started her own business "Gregg's TV and Appliance" which was quite a venture for a woman in those days. She opened her first store in Palo Alto and expanded into Menlo Park and Los Altos. Gregg's was in business for over 60 years. She lived in Los Altos Hills for over 40 years and moved to Menlo Park 14 years ago. Her interests were politics, more politics, volunteer work, and she loved music and dancing. She was the past president, vice president, and treasurer of the Palo Alto Women's Club. She was a faithful member of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church where she was frequently seen proudly parading her grand and great grand children to Sunday School, choir, and Church events. She was also a member of Little House of Menlo Park and a member of the Credit Women's Breakfast Club.

She had four wonderful children: Richard Stark off Morgan Hill, Lalla Stark of Los Altos Hills, Robert Stark of Cathey's Valley, Edward Vandervoort of Menlo Park. She has eleven grandchildren: Shalla Carsten Villett, Jeff Stark, Kim Carsten Stubblefield, Jenny Stark, Annie Stark, Robbie Stark JR., Edward Vandervoort JR., Bobby Vandervoort, Ashley Vandervoort, and Mikey Vandervoort. She also had eight great grand children: Stella Villett, Mikey Shane Villett, Kendall Stubblefield, Kayla Stubblefield, Brianna Stark, Taylor Stark, Samantha Stark, and Nathan Stark Vereschagin.

Ella will be buried in Cathey's Valley next to her grandson Jon Stark, who preceded her in death. She lived a vivid, full, and wonderful life. She was loved and endeared by many and will be greatly missed. Her service was held at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church on Santa Cruz Avenue on Monday, January 29, 2007.


Born October 13, 1923, In Glencoe, Illinois. Passing away January 14, 2007 in Mountain View, California. Proceeded in death by his wife Grace Tuttle of 42 years.

He is survived by his sons Paul and Kelly Tuttle and his sisters Margaret T. Sanchez of Provo, Utah and Alice T. Swim of Lexington, Kentucky.

Phil served with the Army Air Corp during WWII mostly in Italy. In 1947 Phil joined a young Hewlett-Packard Company, becoming one of the first 700 employees. Retiring as Head Plant Layout Engineer some 34 years later. During the late 50's Phil, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard all had matching 1959 Buick's and they would all park together.

Until recently Phil was active in the Hewlett-Packard retirement association, including serving food at the retirement picnics. A voracious bridge player, Phil was active in the HP Bridge Club until his mobility issues became too great.

Phil was also a member of the Sunnyvale branch of Sons in Retirement.

Per his wishes there will be no services or memorial.

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